3858Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Fabric on Ebay
- Dec 5, 2003In a message dated 12/5/2003 10:14:55 AM Central Standard Time,
> WARNING! Before registering and bidding, you should readAna:
> Also, if you want to shop for something expensive or important, start
> with a few little buys, to learn the ropes. Remember, if it seems to
> cheap to be true, it probably isn't true. Many sellers don't know silk
> from polyester, and some deliberately mislead the buyer. Think about
> what is NOT mentioned in the Item Description. That often says more
> than what IS said.
> Another thing I do if I'm unsure whether I want to deal with a seller is
> to send a question. If they reply, that's a good sign. If they don't
> reply, and I'm unsure, I find someone else.
> Finally, remember that as with dealing with the general public, there
> are always a few people a seller can't please all the time. I've found
> that an average of up to 3% complaints in feedback is still okay. Over
> 5% complaints and I worry. Check the feedback left by the seller on the
> complainer's feedback (link in the box near the top); be wary of anyone
> who gets into a "war of words" with complaining buyers.
> Caveat Emptor! 'Nuff Said.
I never thought about buying fabric this way, but after reading your posting,
I'm tempted to give it a try. Thanks for the wonderful advice - very
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