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Offline rosieposie

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 05:44:59 PM »
I am getting increasingly aggrieved with eBay sellers who are allowed to sell products purporting to be made by well known makers and therefore potentially valuable!

Whilst I do from time to time report glaringly obvious deliberate attempts to defraud,  I feel very strongly that it is time eBay had the same attitude to these listings as they do to a pair of Armani Jeans, and the seller be obliged to prove that an item is Wedgwood, Iittala etc. Particularly when the attribution is used in the title.

Is there anyone out there who agrees with me on this?
Is there anything we can do about it?
If not, isn't it about time there was something we could do about it?

Sorry...I think I might have unintentially hi-jacked this subject... :hj:  :wsh:
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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 06:39:43 PM »
Couldn't agree more Rosie!
I've reported obvious fakes before on ebay & you get an email saying how seriously they take it but the item is still let up for sale.........



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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 06:50:06 PM »
They only make a fuss for things like designer clothes because the big designers can afford to sue.

Nobody's going to do this over glass. They don't have the financial clout.
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And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2010, 06:53:05 PM »
I guess you are right - I just feel sorry for any buyers who get caught out.


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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2010, 08:42:35 PM »
This is where I think the decision to remove the names of bidders was wrong.  At least before, you could (and I did!) alert a bidder to the fact that they may not realise the item was not 'as described' and usually they were very grateful for the 'heads up'.

Perhaps we should lobby eBay to reinstate that, or insist that all messages are added to the bottom of the listing, not just the ones the seller chooses???
Rosie.

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2010, 09:39:08 PM »
the trouble with displaying all messages is that it would be too open to abuse  >:(


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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2010, 10:51:19 PM »
True,  but no system is fair, sadly.
Any better suggestions anyone.....??? :hi:
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Re: Tapio Wirkkala chicken - Is this what it purports to be?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2010, 12:52:43 PM »
I see the bids on this have shot up to £45 & the bidders don't have other glass items in their history hmmmmmmmmm


 

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