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post #1 of 23
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Lawsuit decision

Now this may come to a shock to some, but there are fakes on E-Bay! I get the whole point of the lawsuit brought on by Tiffany and Company, but I really think this is a "you get what you pay for" kind of thing. I hate to say this, but some things will never, ever, in our lifetimes go on sale. These things include: Tiffany rings, Rolex watches, Chanel bags, Hermes scarves, and last but not least Vera Wang wedding dresses*.

What do you think?

* Someone I knew thought she got a Vera Wang wedding dress for $150.00 on E-Bay. She was crushed to find out that it was a fake when she took it to a tailor. I bit my lip on that one.
post #2 of 23
I think the court was right in their ruling.

As with all online auctions it's a case of "buyer beware". Ebay shouldn't be held responsible for the actions of unscrupulous sellers.
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
As with all online auctions it's a case of "buyer beware".
My nextdoor neighbours sister bought a pair of GHD hair straighteners for £99, but they were fakes. An expensive lesson learnt.
post #4 of 23
Yes. I agree. If it looks too good to be true...it is.
I can see maybe getting a vintage hermes for a cheaper price or a used vera Wang but eBay is supposed to be buyer beware. I don't buy anything on there to be honest. I don't trust it.
post #5 of 23
I just try to stay away from wanting the real thing anyway. Though lately I have wanted a Coach purse......
post #6 of 23
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I just try to stay away from wanting the real thing anyway. Though lately I have wanted a Coach purse......
You can go to a Coach outlet, and get a good deal on one. However, expect to pay at least $150.00. That's for a small one.

I've always worked under the assumption that it's fake unless I go to an authorized dealer of that merchandise. Meaning, if I want a Chanel jacket I go to Barney's in New York and buy one. In cash. I also have a little rule that I've I'm going to buy something that's obscenely expensive I have to pay for it in cash. That's just me though.
post #7 of 23
Indeed, too good to be true... it surely is.

However those 'look alike' brands, SHOULD really have a disclaimer.

I mean, *I* have no problem buying a look alike product.

I can LOOK like a Queen on a poor mans budget
post #8 of 23
I agree with the decision. You can get some bargains on ebay sure, I buy stuff on there once in a while. Mostly books. However, if you think you are buying a $1500 purse for $150 then its your own stupidity and ebay shouldn't be responsible for it.
post #9 of 23
I think the decision was fair and accurate.

To me, this is similar to putting up a PS3 box and saying that it's the box only, but still taking the $1,200 someone paid for it, most likely thinking it was the actual system (that was the going price right after it was launched).

Yes, both ideas are shady, but eBay shouldn't be held accountable. And if you're really pissed off that your "authentic" piece wasn't really authentic, there might be legal ramifications for the person who sold it. *shrug*
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
My nextdoor neighbours sister bought a pair of GHD hair straighteners for £99, but they were fakes. An expensive lesson learnt.
what the heck are those?
post #11 of 23
I was thinking the same thing!!
The Wall Street Journal had an article about this and evidently European countries are much more strict on enforcing this deal of selling fakes vs the USA.

But I agree if a price is too good to be true it isn't the real thing!!
post #12 of 23
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what the heck are those?
I believe, and someone stop me if I'm wrong, they are high end flat irons for women with curly hair. Having a best friend with beautiful brown curls she states she fights a battle with them attempting to make them straight. I, the friend with poker straight hair, lust after her curls.
post #13 of 23
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I believe, and someone stop me if I'm wrong, they are high end flat irons for women with curly hair. Having a best friend with beautiful brown curls she states she fights a battle with them attempting to make them straight. I, the friend with poker straight hair, lust after her curls.
gotcha. yeah, i have poker straight hair, too... always wanted curly!
post #14 of 23
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I believe, and someone stop me if I'm wrong, they are high end flat irons for women with curly hair. Having a best friend with beautiful brown curls she states she fights a battle with them attempting to make them straight. I, the friend with poker straight hair, lust after her curls.
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gotcha. yeah, i have poker straight hair, too... always wanted curly!
Ahhhh but ladies, you can use them to curl your hair too! This wonderful revelation was revealed to me yesterday by a hairdresser who was using them to tame my very curly hair into sleek, straight locks.

They're really pretty much the bomb when it comes to straighteners. My BFF has one but I couldn't see my way to spending the $300 it would cost me to get one, too.
post #15 of 23
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Ahhhh but ladies, you can use them to curl your hair too!
ummm... not mine. even perms fall out after about 5-6 months.
this is it in its 'natural' state, btw

if its short, i can at least get some lift... but not curls.
when we were girls, my sister got some hot rollers for christmas [they were new - tells you how old i am!]. we both rolled our hair using them. she had curls the rest of the day - i had curls for about 10 minutes
post #16 of 23
Yes but that's the best part - she told me that these curls actually stay in (and run rings around hot rollers) because of the way it sets each individual curl at the same time as creating it. Apparently it's God's gift to women with stubbornly limp hair

I have to say - I have stubbornly curly hair and it is still straight and sleek as an arrow more than 24 hours after having it straightened with this device including sleeping on it and it having rained for two days solid.
post #17 of 23
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Yes but that's the best part - she told me that these curls actually stay in (and run rings around hot rollers) because of the way it sets each individual curl at the same time as creating it. Apparently it's God's gift to women with stubbornly limp hair
but does it work on hair that even perms fall out of?
i'm happy w/it short, anyway. it's easier when it's long [especially on a 'bad hair' day] but i think i look better w/it short.
post #18 of 23
I dunno - good question! And it's not really worth spending $300 to find out the answer, is it??
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
I dunno - good question! And it's not really worth spending $300 to find out the answer, is it??
heck, it's not even worth $150 [i think that's what the £99 would come out to in USD].
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
what the heck are those?
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I was thinking the same thing!!
This is them

http://www.ghdhair.com/uk/ghd-IV-sty...ponsoredsearch

Laureen you look so much younger with your hair shorter now
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
but does it work on hair that even perms fall out of?
i'm happy w/it short, anyway. it's easier when it's long [especially on a 'bad hair' day] but i think i look better w/it short.
I agree. I like you with short too.

Those straighteners sound amazing though I am hopeless and too impatient to straighten my own hair.

On EBay you do have recourse to leave a bad rating which effects a person's overall rating and their ability to get people to buy from them.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
heck, it's not even worth $150 [i think that's what the £99 would come out to in USD].
More like $200. The pound is about 2x the dollar right now (scroll to bottom of page: http://forecasts.org/pound.htm). :/

I still think that people just need to pay more attention and not believe everything people tell you.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
This is them

http://www.ghdhair.com/uk/ghd-IV-sty...ponsoredsearch

Laureen you look so much younger with your hair shorter now
well, thanks - altho i think it's more likely the weight loss than the hair style, myself!
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