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 Post subject: Some choice glass from Ebay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:11 am 
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You know how ebay stones are... but this one has a nice rind of asphalt and what might be yellow insulation foam! :D

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tanzania-Pi ... 2616277054


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 Post subject: Re: Some choice glass from Ebay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:47 am 
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wow that guy specialises in glass.

A 10ct Pad. Sapphire certified natural for $5

look at all the happy customers he has :P
I dunno who's the bigger fool, him selling glass as natural gems or his happy customers.

Its truly unbelievable how people are fooled by a piece of laminated card :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Some choice glass from Ebay
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:08 pm 
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Raj_uk wrote:
wow that guy specialises in glass.

A 10ct Pad. Sapphire certified natural for $5

look at all the happy customers he has :P
I dunno who's the bigger fool, him selling glass as natural gems or his happy customers.

Its truly unbelievable how people are fooled by a piece of laminated card :evil:


The seller certainly isn't a fool, he's a professional scammer. Sad!


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 Post subject: Re: Some choice glass from Ebay
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:32 am 
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yes, well said.
and he's earning good money from it


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:08 am 
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Has anyone thought of complaining to eBay?
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 Post subject: Re: Some choice glass from Ebay
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:27 pm 
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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Has anyone thought of complaining to eBay?
hint hint

With an army of bots that act to provide perfect feedback, and the ability to create more accounts if they wish, it doesn't stick. I've tried reporting items but as far as I know they get relisted or the report isn't resolved. :?

You are dealing with a ring of accounts that share information and systems to ensure they look like a trustworthy seller to Ebay's metrics, it's the same on Etsy too.
After buying rough that checked out properly I ended up with 20 unsolicited messages in a month, from other sellers advertising their stores, all selling mass production dyed material, with feedback sections full of different accounts repeating the same message, word for word.

As usual you are better off paying attention to returns policies than anything the seller provides.


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 Post subject: Re: Some choice glass from Ebay
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:33 am 
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If you left feedback they may have gotten your username from that. That used to be possible anyway.

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