GIT is Good Quality (not stale)
Very good price
It was a tester
Poor People Take What Deals We Get; Good Buy
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GIT is Good Quality (not stale)
Very good price
It was a tester
Poor People Take What Deals We Get; Good Buy
Last edited by steveharrisonmc; 9th December 2006 at 04:59 AM.
I'm having a problem with seller Legacy170 of Legacy Perfumes Plus. I can't proove it of course. Will probably have to eat the $100. I think the bottle I got was heat damaged or old or both. I am trying to get him to honor his money back offer on his website but it says it must be unused. It's a problem that will keep me off Ebay for a while, if nothing else.
I recently purchased Marc Jacobs - Marc Jacobs and Hugo Boss - Hugo (5oz tester, w/ original cap and bottle, also came in original box labelled tester) from this store. Both were genuine, as described and excellent deals. They shipped them out within 48 hours as well. Overall 10/10.
I purchased a couple more from these guys, and received my package as promised by FedEx tracking service. Their shipping deals are the best, $6.95 for the first item and then ONLY $1 each additional item. So you could buy 10 gift sets and only pay $16 in shipping. Some of their deals are amazing too. High trends is #1 in my ebay frag list.
I had a dreadful experience with Legacy170 on Ebay.He admitted, after the fact, Violette Precieuse is 5 years old. Of course he won't refund my money just because it smells like turpentine. $123.00 down the drain.
I have had very good luck buying samples and decants from Fragrant Fripperies. Very nice and always extra samples.
I just purchased from 4realdiscount. *4realdiscount has a fragrance store on eBay. The order shipped quickly and I am happy with what I got. *So I just placed another order.
I guess I should mention what I ordered. I ordered 20 sample vials of Guess Men (the kind that come on the cardboard backer). This is a 1991 vintage fragrance, and it seems to be in good condition.
Screwed me over and only sent the aftershave when I ordered aftershave and cologne.
The seller was You Smell Marvelous:
Service and product are absolutely top-notch, payment to my door in less than 2 days. Plus each decant was presented very nicely with some free samples. Highly recommended.
Received my order very quickly. Too bad both fragrances are fakes. The Escada Ibiza Hippie was detectable to me almost immediately--the rim of the bottle gave it away. The Lacoste Touch of Pink is a better fake but the juice gives it away.
Very disappointed. Emailed seller and informed them I would be returning the items.
update: returned items and they gave me full refund. am going to email them to ask that they pay the return shipping costs as well.
violetta1616 / Violett Fragrances
After I won the item for aprx $18 including her shipping and handling charges, seller reported item as 'Broken or Stolen' to circumvent eBay's Reserve Fee Policy.eBay Bid Cancellation Notice - Item 5627008648 : VETIVER BY GUERLAIN SET 3 PIECE FOR MEN
4.2 EDT +2.5 Shower Gel +1.7 Deodorant
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 12:48:07 -0700
She had over a dozen identical items in her store.
eBay did nothing to correct situation. *And somehow she maintains a 99.9% satisfaction rate.
seller is playdaniel.
Both mentioned above but I have had several great transactions with Fragrant Fripperies and You Smell Marvelous on ebay. AAA+++ all the way... and always extra samples... which is dangerous and lovely at the same time. *8-)
Bel Respiro, I adore you... but my heart belongs to another.
I just stick with high volume sellers on ebay and I buy only from those with whom I've carried out transactions in the past. I don't mind an extra $2-$3 to ensure the authenticity of the fragrance.
I had a bad experiance with aroma*aura. Won a 4oz bottle of GIT. When it came there was no date on the back of the box. The juice was way off as if it had gone bad or the oils had seperated. Even though the listing said all sales final he agreed to take the bottle back and refund my money after being somewhat verbally abusive in his e-mail to me. I sent it back but sent it requiring his signature so he couldn't say he never recieved it therefore no refund. He kept saying he would pick it up at the post office but as far as I know he never did. He did refund my money but it took alot of constant non angry neutral language e-mail on my part to cagole him into completing our transaction. As far as I know the fragarence will be returned to me by the postoffice if it goes unclaimed. Got my refund so I left posative post with just a thankyou on it.
For sale post
" I wanna have my kicks before the whole s--t house goes up in flames"
Quote from Jim Morrison
I'm sorry, but I don't really understand why you left a positive. eBay's feedback is there to alert other buyers to such things as a seller peddling fake perfume.Originally Posted by docpsycho
I have had several very positive experiences on ebay with the following sellers:
lisalaw - great selection, most notably: Lutens, Malle, Tonatto, Aqaba, Different Company, Il Profumo, Mecheri, Les Nereides, Mazzolari, Micallef, and many others. Very good email communication, advice, free samples with order, and fast shipping.
dbash1 - great prices on Tonatto and Carthusia, fast shipping. Apparently had a store and is now selling off stock.
786hoodas - terrible name, but great selection of Creed, almost every one of them. Fast shipping, generous sample vials, about the same size as the ones from Creed.
Excellent to do business with are Terrie's Temptations, Pinks Pharm and Fragrant Fripperies. Of course, Dragonfly Scent Me... All highly recommended!
Avoid at all cost DONICA'S TREASURES. She sold me a rancid Aimez Moi, smells like spoiled maple syrup. She didn't even bother to wipe the grime off the bottle before she sent out.
Last edited by tinker424; 16th August 2006 at 11:19 PM.
I too have purchased from ASW = All She Wants & Fashion Scents/Fragrance Alley with successful outcomes.
Out of the two, I prefer ASW a bit more as the item prices are a smidge better, but shipping costs are essentially the same for both.
Anyone ever dealt with FragranceExpress on eBay?
I also wanted to attest to "You Smell Marvelous" as a great E-Bay vendor. Like a previous poster stated, payment to door in 2 days. I payed once on a Saturday and the decant got to me on Monday. Granted, I only live about 250 miles from her, but the fact she went to the post office on a Saturday is impressive. Nothing but professional. Oh, and the juice was top-notch
Just thought I'd chime in and second robyogi's positive experiences, from the point of view of someone in the UK ordering from across the proverbial.Originally Posted by robyogi
Lisalaw not only sent me the L'Artisan decants I bought, but also four sample vials - including both of the gorgeous Ormonde Jayne men's fragrances. The best communication from my favourite eBayer to date. Glass atomizers - and samples! - were beautifully packaged, and delivery took about a week.
786hoodas - I'm far from an expert, but the Creed decants I ordered seemed genuine [good longevity, similar notes in the drydowns], and he threw in a complimentary 2ml vial of Santal [the incredibly sweet Joopalike]. Not quite as well presented as Lisalaw's fragrances [slimline plastic atomizers - which are actually more practical for discrete re-squirts now I think about it]; delivery again took about a week.
Also: roly_hippo - A UK eBayer, who delivered a nicely-priced Acqua di Parma 100ml within 48 hours. If it's a fake, it's the best one I've ever seen or sniffed. No-nonsense and fast; smashing!
All good so far, then
EBay Seller DiscountPerfumes
I just purchased two bottles of Bond No. 9 from these folks, with more than a little trepidation.
As it turned out, my fears were TOTALLY UNWARRANTED! Not a lot of communication, but very efficient seller.
My buying experience was tremendous! The prices were FANTASTIC, and they shipped USPS Priority to me IMMEDIATELY (cross-country in 2 days).
I received two FACTORY-COMPLETE, sealed bottles of Bond, in their wonderful bottles, in their wonderful BOXES, in individual bags, packed beautifully.
I would not hesitate to purchase from them again. They will be my Bond No. 9 dealer for all future purchases, unless some bests them.
Last edited by NoNonScents; 2nd August 2006 at 06:05 PM. Reason: added link to Ebay site
NoNonScents!! Getting Ready to Retire....
lisalaw is cool
offers samples on complete comme range for like $65 37 samples! pretty cool...
carries lots of other stuff and decants
My favorite Ebay seller is lisalaw. she is awesome. Such a nice lady and her service is amazing.
DrBubba: I have dealt with FragranceExpress and I was very happy with them. I actually found one of their items on www.ubid.com cheaper than on ebay.
Back on Basenotes after about a 6 year absence. Need to time to re-adjust
Has anyone dealt with ebay seller bddllc?
I bought a bottle of new Chanel COCO edp from this seller before noticing the feedback, which listed more than several accusations of fake perfumes (and a fake Coach wallet). His feedback approval is 96 %.
When I got my bottle it was hard to tell if it was fake. There were a few anomalies, but not much more than you'd expect (1. the black and gold foil label on the neck was loose and coming off. It turns out there were accidentally 2 neck labels put on, and the top one was ungluing 2. the label on the front of the bottle wasn't centered well).
I don't have another sample to compare it to, but because of my concern over it, while it seems to smell fairly close to COCO, it doesn't seem as rich or deep as I remember my sample being (which the edp should be). But you know how difficult it is to tell when a fragrance is *fairly* close. Are fakes usually pretty obvious? I can't say I'm real excited about the spray I got, and I remember how rich and full the sample was. Am I imagining things?
Any thoughts on this seller? Anybody use him ? I haven't left any feedback or contacted him yet about my bottle.
don't forget to check the negative feedback using:
some sellers recommended here have a LOT of uncappy hampers on their wake!
Anyone bought from theperfumeshack before?
I accidentally bought two bottles of the same thing from Tiffluvsderek, and rather than saying "Your bad, pay up", she accomodated my goof and resold the second bottle. A really really nice lady too. You can definatly buy with confidence!
Last edited by Joel_Cairo; 22nd August 2006 at 11:22 PM.
Wow, I did buy something from Violetta, and it went fine. She did seem fairly aggressive, to be sure, and began sending some spam after the sale.Originally Posted by veronica
I have also run into this 'Broken or Stolen' tactic of cancelling a sale from another vendor, when I was trying to buy Live Jazz. A fishy move, indeed.
I've also noticed that some vendors negotiate away negative feedback ("mutally agreed..") - I assume they've done a refund, sent something extra, or something like that. This may be an OK vendor, but when I see a lot of these, I'd wonder. I tend to think this is usually "weasel wording" in the listing that caused a misunderstanding.
I must be the poster child for Ebay... I've built most of my collection from it, and have had few problems, knock on formica. I was going to trot out my list of fave vendors, but I see that all of them have at least some bad feedback, so I guess I'm leading a charmed life.
Instead, I'll list some things I do, in case they may be helpful to you (some will seem obvious, no doubt):
I tend to read every word of a listing like a lawyer, and look for highest feedback. I also read the feedback itself - sometimes it's surprising what you find even in people with high feedback. Sometimes the one bad thing out of 400 good ones will be enough to give you pause! Yes, it takes a little longer.
Another idea... when I'm not sure about a vendor, I'll often ask them a question, even if I don't really have one - I'm simply trying to get the vendor talking to assess their responsiveness, personality, attitude, etc. For instance, if you ask something that would normally elicit a detailed reply, and they give you a 2-word brusque answer, that's one warning sign. A good answer is no guarantee, but it gives me more confidence.
I could be wrong, but I think that our colleagues in non-U.S. nations seem to be having more trouble with Ebay. I would guess that international shipping adds layers of complexity that may tend to cause more problems. Sadly, no suggestion there.
Having said that, I've slowed down in my Ebay buying - I now have everything good that's cheap. I guess my timing is good, what with Ebay complaints on the rise, big time.