Unscrupulous Ebay Sellers/Buyers

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    One thing I’ve learned after years of eBay razor purchases: UNLESS there are clear, in-focus images of the item being sold.....images that show all sides and angles (particularly of the blade face/edge), I pass on the auction. Far too many novice or unscrupulous sellers attempting to pass off damaged items as something they are not.
    Descriptions of items that are far too brief (“Razor is good.”) are another caveat.
    Sure, the thrill of getting that great eBay razor deal is appealing but it can come at the cost of having to battle with eBay, PayPal and dishonest sellers.
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  2. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    If the photos are incomplete or poor, I move on. I think my success had to do with the amount of time I spend studying the auctions. Also, I am not after wide blade stuff. I prefer 5

    I tend to look at estate seller's offerings. I can spot a flipper or razor dealer a mile away.
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Well, update on the latest. The seller finally replied, after eBay send me the return postage slip. The seller said he refunded my money, and to keep the razor. I checked, and he finally refunded the money.
    I told him I would be happy to mail it back, after all it can be re-sold, and he can recoup some money. after all, I am not interested in getting something, for nothing.
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  4. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    You are a good guy and have done all that anyone reasonable person would have done to do the right thing.
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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Last update, on this seller. I again told him I wanted to mail it back to him, and he told me he didn't want it. So, my conscious has been satisfied.
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  6. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Raffle donation? :sport026:
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  7. Missing Lynx

    Missing Lynx Well-Known Member

    This is not unscrupulous, just confusing, why would there be a listing for plastic razor blades?

  8. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I guess they are used for paint scrappers. :signs002:
  9. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Yep, at least to get latex or glue off of hard smooth surfaces. They work.
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Years ago GM made windshields (1980's) with an inner plastic coating. Guess they figured it would help keep glass off of people in case it got broke or in an accident. Those type of blades were used to remove stickers from the old windshields without damaging them to transfer to a new windshield. Not really that successful as we just removed the plastic from the old windshield, which had the stickers, and taped that to the new windshield.
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  11. Missing Lynx

    Missing Lynx Well-Known Member

    I got edu-ma-cated
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  12. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    My mother has one of those newfangled electric stoves. A single sheet of glass for a top? The plastic blades work well to scrape off stuck on food without hazard to her fingers or scratches to the glass.
  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    they are used for scraping windows etc..softer surfaces that scratch easily..
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
  14. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Coincidentally, I found one just yesterday, discarded on the sidewalk. A little dinged up but I can put the "edge" right (if you can even call it an edge). Might come in handy.
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  15. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I worked at a facility using SQF (Safe Quality Foods) certifications.

    One principle component is control of potentially harmful contaminants.

    We had some of those but found limited uses. Razor blades were strictly controlled. If you were authorized, you got a numerically controlled blade holder and 1 new blade. Replacement blades were issued only on an exchange basis. And the old blade could not be broken.

    I don't view that as a scam, just someone marketing a safe alternative to steel. They are not meant to cut hair.

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