An Ebay Rant

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Bill, May 5, 2007.


Do You Ever Say Anything To Sellers Like This?

Poll closed May 25, 2007.
  1. No... it doesn't do any good.

    4 vote(s)
  2. No... I am afraid they may hurt me.

    0 vote(s)
  3. No... it's none of my business.

    1 vote(s)
  4. Yes... I am polite though

    2 vote(s)
  5. Yes... and usually with a little sarcasm

    3 vote(s)
  6. Once in a while... just to feel I might do some good

    1 vote(s)
  7. Not often... but I'm sendin' him to your page this time.

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    My buddy, Phil, brought this auction to my attention. :shocked029

    What are some of these sellers thinking? Do they think we are all ill informed AND gullable? What could they possibly gain by misrepresenting the truth in this fashion? That they fool someone without knowledge into bidding and then rely on the fact that they won't get a negative feedback response because the buyer is afraid of getting one in return... is that it?

    I am really glad that eBay has adopted the new feedback system. It allows the buyer to leave a positive, but then gives multiple choice options that can warn other buyers about things like inaccurate descriptions, inflated shipping charges, and communication. An average is then posted with the sellers feedback and they have no way of knowing who left them the less-than-complimentary responses.

    Notice that the razor has been badly re-pinned and put in what looks like De-Fi scales. Those scales are ok for some razors, but this one?... give me a break.

    In the meantime, someone needs to send this guy to my "MINT" page. ::kar
  2. SSLSTudio...

    SSLSTudio... Forum Debugger

    To be Mint or not to be Mint.

    Bill , I went over your minthy page...

    Where do you come up with these phrasings ?

    " Same seller... same description... same blurry picture... Now you need to be bitch-slapped"


    About the blurry pictures , my Lord do I get Worked up over those specially as a beginner straight guy looking for nice vintage one to be re-scaled its a nightmare to see if they are overhoned or not I dont have the trained eye yet like folks like , Lynn, Joe,Bill, Peter, Robert have....
  3. _JP_

    _JP_ Searching for a Forum title

    Your poll has a question that refers to some unsaid statement. What's the statement?
  4. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    JAIL :happy026

    JP... It's one of those trick questions. It's kinda like you would first have to go to the link to the eBay page where the seller calls a POS razor "MINT" when it clearly is not "MINT".

    Then you might have to remember what the guy wrote in order to come back to the thread and know that the question on the poll was directly related to the seller's dishonesty. As you can see by the results so far, we have three sissies amongst us who wouldn't say anything to him... :scared003 :happy068

    The whole thread was just intended to be funny. Don't worry that you didn't get it... Not everyone understands my humor.
  5. ruraldean

    ruraldean New Member

    Well I'd definitely say something if I were interested in buying. (And, BTW, I worked out you have to view the link first). :D
  6. TstebinsB

    TstebinsB Active Member

    Bill, your page would make a great eBay guide. I always post numerous close pictures of the razors I sell but I need to include more in the description. I'll look to your page for every razor I sell.

    I've looked it up but what is patina? I know some antique vendors want it. Obviously, that's not the same for a straight razor.
  7. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    Patina, to me, is that discoloration similar to leaving the silverware out for many months exposed to the air... only it's a little different.

    Primarily, you cannot feel it with your fingers as you can with rust. It's just kinda hazy and grayish, maybe with a hint of earthtones in it. Perfectly clear for you, now... right?

    The last razor on the "mint" page has some patina to the right of the hallmark in the middle of the blade. Razor collectors don't usually want this removed if it is present. It kinda validates the age. After all, how many things keep their "shiny" after 100 years of use?
  8. TstebinsB

    TstebinsB Active Member

    So I'll conclude yes for collectors but no for users. Thanks.

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