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Author Topic: Caithness mis-identified  (Read 3217 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2012, 06:36:50 PM »
Let's get back to the basic posting (mine): I did not(!) say the seller was mis-attributing this weight on purpose - people buy weights in "wrong" boxes and (not knowing better) believe in the attribution. Honest sellers, however, are willing to accept or at least discuss advice: on average I send out of a couple of corrections each evening (I regularly check ebay for images of weights which might be useful for the ScotlandsGlass catalogue): the majority of sellers are grateful for any correction, several of them will ask back for supporting info - and then correct their descriptions.

Now - this seller has
1. tried to avoid comments being sent in the first place, and then
2. has not responded at all to Kev's note (nor mine, sent in the meantime), let alone done anything to correct the description.
Two possible explanations come to mind: either he is mis-advertising on purpose (hoping to increase the price), or he just doesn't care. You might argue, just being ignorant is less serious than fraudulent ... hmmm ... I don't like either type of seller.

This issue is independent of the quality of the weight: I consider it one of the nicest Murano weights I have seen - without the seller's attitude I would even consider bidding, but my bid would depend on how much I like the weight, irrespective of Murano or Caithness. Whether the seller hopes for a better price with the Caithness label ... and whether this might work out, I don't know (and don't care) ... I just try to contribute a little (very little) to improved paperweight attributions on ebay.
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 06:41:43 PM »
Well said Wuff.
Rosie.

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012, 06:55:19 PM »
It looks to me that he's a high volume seller, does not specialise in glass and probably doesn't care - which is why he doesn't want queries.
Either it sells or it doesn't and that's that.

I would be a bit suspicious of buying something from a seller who won't get back to me or allow contact or who doesn't seen to care.
If it went wrong, I'd have a real communication problem!

I apologise, Wolf,  :-[ I was getting just a little confused about what exactly, the original issue was, given it didn't look like fraud to me. I can only juggle one subject in my working memory at any given time.....
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 08:43:29 PM »
It seems as Wuff says, this seller is either ignorant or doesn't care, the latter is more probable together with a good smattering of the former and again as you say Wuff, just because it's in a named box does not mean that the weight belongs. If the seller was honest and had respect for his potential purchasers and himself, he should describe as, 'although in a xxxxx box, there are no markings on the weight' then people can decide for themselves. I believe that in collecting weights, if you like what you see and it's affordable, then have it regardless of what it's in and what, if any, markings are on it which I'm sure is what a lot of people do and when they do and if they get more serious in their collecting, that's when you join discussion sites like this one and buy the books, that's how it started for me.

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Offline Wuff

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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2012, 07:54:14 PM »
Well - the seller has been informed by at least two people (I finally managed to send a note) ... ignored this ... and got the following feedback:
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Overall very good service, just item was wrongly named, would do business again, A*
So it's not surprising that the seller likes this commendation for knowingly mis-attributing items, and responds (after not responding to hundreds of feedbacks)
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We highly value this feedback and this buyers custom, thank you
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