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    I am now LVholicmum juicyholicmum's Avatar
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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    yea andromeda i think you made the right decision too... it's bad to feel skeptical but yea you can't trust people nowadays, also, if she didn't send the pics when she said she will, it's possible that she's a bit difficult on communicating which is I don't like in a seller... Yea you'll find your HG soon enough and it will be worth it once you get it.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    Surprise, surprise, this gut wrenching drama continues....

    I just went back to the site and apparently the seller contacted another forum and got the full endorsement of one its top authenticators who has put her own forum ID to state that the bag is unquestionably authentic in the question and answer part at the end of the listing.

    The seller also tells her story which is much as the above but adds that she is now happily living with her new husband, very much like my colleague from work I mentioned...its uncanny since I wrote that post BEFORE seeing her update, but I know its not the same person. And apparently she is far from being in financial dire need as she now states on her listing "My new husband is WONDERFUL. He told me he would buy me anything I wanted as long as I fight this cancer and live."

    But there's more to a bag than just authenticity don't you think? Like the condition of the bag. She says she hardly used it so is close to new. Considering the story behind it, I'd give her the benefit of the doubt. But she did say, "As for wear, there isn't anything that absolutely stands out. I mean, it is leather, it is going to show SOME signs of wear. " So what if your standards are different from hers? I recently sent a bag to a re-seller thinking it was close to new but was downgraded to excellent because of a few surface nail impressions...that would not photograph. And rightly so, I was wrong. To a potential buyer, I think it WOULD matter. But if it doesn't photograph, it is all the more important that it be disclosed verbally, especially when asked specifically. But her response was that due to her illness she was "not going to sit and look at every inch of the purse and try to describe what I see".

    What would you do? Take her at her word? If its pristine great. But you won't know that until you get it. And if not, won't you feel uncomfortable doing a return because of her story? What this seller needs is someone who will do her listing for her, either a family member or friend, and if not, a reputable re-seller which she can easily find out about on forums like this and save both herself and the rest of us this wild ride.

    I once bought a $500 mantel clock that was still being sold at $1200 retail and only after receiving the item and I requested a receipt did the seller disclose that he was a wheel-chair bound Vietnam veteran who had bought an engagement ring for his beloved fiance only to be dumped. He tried to get a refund on the ring and the store, I guess it must have been a pawn shop, and they would not give cash, only exchanges and that was how he ended up with the clock. But he found the memory the clock held unbearable, so he had decided to sell it. Well, I was surprised but as the highest bidder, I knew I had done a good thing in buying it. It was clear he was hurting, probably more than this bag seller now happily re-married, but that's the hidden life secrets of eBay. I didn't mind finding out about this man's story, after the sale. But with this bag seller, I don't know. I wish this woman well and that she gets the price she deserves but first impressions are hard to let go, so I'm letting this bag go instead. These are hard times for alot of people and its often the neediest that are most silent and the loudest that get the most sympathy and support. JMHO.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    Once again, I think you made the right decision. If you had bought the bag, you may be reminded of this woman and her sad story each time you use it. I, personally, won't feel too comfortable. Plus you had already helped out someone with a sob story. Two would be too much drama for one person!

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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    Personally I wouldn't touch the bag or her with a 10 ft. pole. It's too complicated. Time to move on and find the bag elsewhere.
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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    She sounds like drama to me. I'd skip it and wait for the next.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    Think of it this way. If you bought a house, would you want to hear from the previous owner that somebody died in one of the bedrooms? ::shudder::

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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    I think that you also made the right decision not to get it. If you keep looking Ebay will have another one. The right one will come along.

    Done...I think...Until I find something that catches my eye

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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maeveyblue View Post
    Everybody on Ebay has a sob story. It makes them more believeable. I know it's horrible to sit with that, but it's true. And especially the ones that are selling fake bags.

    What auction is it?
    Agree.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    Oh god, that sounds soo complicated! I don't think I'd really buy off someone who goes around the houses like that. I think sellers should be straight forward and try not to complicate things. I don't give the history of my bags when I'm selling them lol.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a bag that has a sad story attached?

    I agree with heartOfLondon, you make your own history with your bag.

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