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    I just looked at the listing - 'Return Policy: No Returns Accepted'.

    Sigh.

    Well I suppose at least the question and its (weasel worded) answer are public!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulT00 View Post
    I just looked at the listing - 'Return Policy: No Returns Accepted'.

    Sigh.

    Well I suppose at least the question and its (weasel worded) answer are public!

    For better or worse, eBay is set up in such a way as to afford the maximum protection to buyers. It doesn't matter at all what the return policy is for a seller, if the buyer receives something that they feel was not described properly, it is as easy as opening a case against the seller and requesting a full refund. If the seller refused to accept the return, the case is escalated to eBay customer service, and the buyer is awarded the original price plus shipping.

    Even to the point of the buyer being able to be dishonest able it (e.g., claim that a product was 'not as described' or that they didn't receive the product) eBay protects the buyer.

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    I notice that "someone" asked the seller the question of whether or not there were any cracks in the cork, which prompted the seller to indicate that there might be but he/she wasn't quite sure this wasn't normal, but was checking into it but couldn't find any photos on line of the product.......
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    ebay listing was ended by seller (temporarily?) due to "error in listing":

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    Thanks for spotting this, guys - I've turned off my eBay alerts because I have most of the bags I want, for now. And kudos to whoever asked the question - I bet he's spooked now, knowing that word of the bag's condition has got out amongst the Bihnion community

    Quote Originally Posted by mjpinter View Post
    For better or worse, eBay is set up in such a way as to afford the maximum protection to buyers. It doesn't matter at all what the return policy is for a seller, if the buyer receives something that they feel was not described properly, it is as easy as opening a case against the seller and requesting a full refund.
    Exactly. The original posting also said no returns, but once I raised an issue with eBay and asked for a refund, he had no choice but to accept a return. Or rather, he had to refund me anyway, so it was in his interests to take the bag back. I almost wish I hadn't, since he's evidently trying to resell it.

    If it were mine, a bag in that kind of condition would go to a charity shop where someone might be willing to pay a few quid for it and consider it a bargain. eBay material it is not!
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    FWIW, I went back and checked the original transaction, and gave negative feedback* - hopefully it will reduce the seller's ill-deserved 100% score!

    * I was honest and gave him decent scores for communication and shipping cost - I'm not malicious
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    Quote Originally Posted by scribe View Post
    FWIW, I went back and checked the original transaction, and gave negative feedback* - hopefully it will reduce the seller's ill-deserved 100% score!

    * I was honest and gave him decent scores for communication and shipping cost - I'm not malicious
    Thanks for doing this, @scribe. As an eBay buyer I really pay attention to the feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taminca View Post
    Thanks for doing this, @scribe. As an eBay buyer I really pay attention to the feedback.
    I don't think I've ever had to leave negative feedback before, which is why the whole incident was so upsetting. I expect minor damage/missing parts when I buy a kid's vintage Playmobil* castle, but not when I buy a messenger bag that was owned by an adult forum member!


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    Playmobil is the best. So glad I have grandchildren!
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    It's now re-listed with a clear description of the damage, starting bid 99 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by jess View Post
    It's now re-listed with a clear description of the damage, starting bid 99 cents
    Now that's something I can get behind. Who knows, maybe someone out there would be happy to buy it as-is, in which case it's a win-win for all. But to think it took all this hue and cry for the seller to come up with (what I think is) an appropriate listing! Geeeeez.
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    I'm going to watch the auction and if I can get it for under twenty dollars I think I'm going to jump on it. I think it may make a good test subject to see what conditoners/sealers etc I can put on my in-pretty-good-condition cork bag. This way I won't risk damaging my Imago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jess View Post
    I'm going to watch the auction and if I can get it for under twenty dollars I think I'm going to jump on it. I think it may make a good test subject to see what conditoners/sealers etc I can put on my in-pretty-good-condition cork bag. This way I won't risk damaging my Imago.
    Good luck! I think you have a pretty good shot at it. I think it's a particularly handsome bag, damage notwithstanding. The doodle on the flap adds character.
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