|Mon Mar 17 2014 12:56:53|
eBay Seller Bemoans Poor Descriptions in Apparel Category
Ya know, eBay really needs to crack down on a lot of sellers and make it MANDATORY in their Bible of policies that information MUST be put into their auctions.
I just looked at a dress on eBay that I thought about buying, and what does the seller's description say? SMOKE AND PET FREE HOME! Yep, that's telling me if it will fit or not! I kid you not - not a measurement or description was listed! The color wasn't even listed and I couldn't tell if it was gray or blue! What did the auction title say? NICE DRESS.
Or, you get these sellers who list a top, for example, as size "medium". Write and ask for measurements and what do you get? "It's a size medium, if you wear a medium, it should fit"! WRONG! Not all smalls, mediums, larges, etc. fit the same even among the same brand/designer! My closet is FILLED with all 3 sizes! You can't go by size alone!
Don't these sellers realize they're opening themselves up to an "item not as described case"? And one would have to have the mentality of these sellers to even buy something not knowing if it will fit!
This really irks me because, as a seller, I take a lot of time measuring and putting every last detail in my listings. I sold a top a few days ago that I had listed as "royal blue" in color. The more I looked at in different lighting, it was more of a "dark bright blue" and I wrote to the buyer with this information. She was very receptive, but stated she really needed a "royal blue" color. No problem - I refunded her. I'm an honest seller, the color was right on the border of each other. These other sellers are pure LAZY! And 9 times out of 10, they are new to eBay! They are the ones who should be bumped off of eBay! Or maybe eBay should make them take an aptitude test first!
Then, you get others who are down-right stupid: a pair of shoes listed as "new with defects", but the description says "I only wore these twice and they have a couple scuffs, so they are new with defects"! HELLO - it's called PRE-OWNED!
A few years ago, I asked a seller if the sweater she had for sale "has stretch". Her reply: my daughter wore it a couple times, so it may be stretched a bit. OMG!
So many sellers describe a clothing item by saying it has "sequences". They are called SEQUINS!
I bought an eyeliner pencil that was pictured on the card packaging, and "stock photo" did not appear under the picture. I get the eyeliner, it's NOT on the card, it's NOT sealed, AND it was not a pointed end like a pencil eyeliner should be! It may have been used for all I know! You bet I opened a case against that seller, gave her a "negative", threw the eyeliner away and got a refund!
And another one with no brains: I bought a purse that had a "blingy" rhinestone decorative bar in the middle of the purse up at the top near the zipper. You're not gonna believe this one: the seller FOLDED THE BAG INTO 4 and stuffed it inside a plastic mailing bag!
Needless to say, the decorative bar was cracked in half! Good thing I took a picture of that mailing bag before I opened it. I said to myself "oh no, she didn't, please tell me she didn't fold this purse"! Not only that, but there was an obvious defect in the strap of the purse AND the color was NOT EVEN CLOSE to the purse she had pictured! You bet I left a "negative", opened a case against her, and attached pix of the mailing bag, the damage caused by her stupidity AND the defect for eBay to see! Got a refund on that also!
Where are these people coming from? Where are their brains and common sense? How do they get thru life!
I'd love to hear other "stupidity" stories posted here! It's just unbelievable the mentality of these sellers!
If you ever heard of the stand-up comedian Ron White, he has a DVD called "You Can't Fix Stupid". He's GOT to be referring to some eBay members!