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    Default Tips for trusting an eBay seller?

    Hi everyone,

    Sorry if this has already been discussed elsewhere. I have run a couple of topic searches and haven't found any similar topics, but apologies if I'm going over old ground.

    Do any of you have any tips about how you make a decision as to whether to trust an eBay seller before making a purchase?

    Naturally, I know that we're meant to consult feedback ratings, but I'm also aware that these are not always entirely reliable, not even if they're 100% positive. I also know that if a seller's 100% positive rating is based on thousands of transactions rather than just fifty, then chances are they're selling 'genuine' stock. But I'm sure you're aware that some eBay sellers have listings for - literally - hundreds of EDT, EDP, parfum testers from the most prestigious perfume houses. If one seller has managed to get hold of hundreds of tester bottles, shouldn't that set our alarm bells ringing?

    I was just wondering what people's views are on this.

    Thanks in advance for any pearls of wisdom.

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    Default Re: Tips for trusting an eBay seller?

    1. Over 500 eBay sales completed

    2. Over 2 years on eBay

    3. Positive eBay feedback of 99.8% or better

    4. Use an AMEX card for the transaction if possible. When a problem arises AMEX will protect your interests far better than VISA or MC or PayPal

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    One thing to add is I would scan any negative feedback for evidence of fake fragrances or other problems (poor shipping, etc).

    I would also stay away from commonly faked fragrances, period.

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    I always look at the seller on toolhaus.org to read recent bad feedback.

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    Thanks for all the input, everybody.

    I like tip #5, kbe, and I wasn't aware of toolhaus, sofresh.

    But where do these people get so many testers from? Are some of them - dare I say it - stolen goods??
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    Quote Originally Posted by dareka View Post
    Thanks for all the input, everybody.

    I like tip #5, kbe, and I wasn't aware of toolhaus, sofresh.

    But where do these people get so many testers from? Are some of them - dare I say it - stolen goods??
    Yeah i wondering this too you see this seller http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/perfumesby...MEFSX:SELLERID

    I don't know if i should ask this seller how he got them tester bottle from i think im gonna ask.

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    Default Re: Tips for trusting an eBay seller?

    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    1. Over 500 eBay sales completed

    2. Over 2 years on eBay

    3. Positive eBay feedback of 99.8% or better

    4. Use an AMEX card for the transaction if possible. When a problem arises AMEX will protect your interests far better than VISA or MC or PayPal

    5. Pray
    While this is a good place to start, numbers really don't mean much. Maybe someone will understand what I mean when an auction has a certain "vibe" to it, some pages make me feel a bit uneasy, others, with actual pictures of the item instead of stock ones, and a description that looks like someone actually put a couple minutes into writing it makes me feel like it's not going to be an issue.

    Either way pay with a credit card and there's nothing to worry about anyway :brolly:

    Quote Originally Posted by dareka View Post
    But where do these people get so many testers from? Are some of them - dare I say it - stolen goods??
    Grey market.
    Last edited by albumleaf; 13th December 2009 at 07:51 PM.

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