if you visit your local flea market...go check out the purse sellers....ask them for a louis vuitton or douney bourke....they will show you counterfeits that will blow your mind...louis himself would have to look very close to see the copy....BUT you cant hold the flea market responsible for the counterfeits...that seller is the cheat, not the guy who rents him a space...
"You either need some serious lessons in common sense buying, or you are believing too many stories."
I don't lack common sense or experience and I dont believe everything I hear. I'm into my 7th year of buying and selling on eBay. I know fraud when I see it and I've never seen it as bad as it is now.
There are people who let greed rule their judgement and dont believe the saying "if its too good to be true then it probably is". Scammers are after this market like I've never seen.
The spill over from the China market is getting out of control and is only going to get worse as eBay pours more money into it.
eBay is not taking control of the problem. They want that China market so bad they arent willing to take drastic measures and it's going to cost them...in the trust factor which is what eBay is based on.
Don't take my word for it. Keep your eyes on the headlines and the bouncing ball between now and the end of the year.
P.S. Just because I mention a serious problem taking place doesnt mean I want it to happen or have some ulterior motive. Selling on eBay is my full time job and I'm concerned by what I see happening before my very eyes.
Guess you don't know much about mountain men (Okie for hillbilly)He was riding his horse in my wheat BECAUSE I told him not to.If he got away with that, he'd start moving his fences over onto me.
experience is a good teacher and after a little experience, you begin to recognize bad pictures, vague descriptions, low feedbacks or poor feedbacks. Just like at a flea market, you can recognize a shyster or a fake...
You're right, at one I have to walk miles looking for something I'll never find.
On Ebay I can drink coffee, eat a donut and look at many items I want.
Yep, there's a big difference.
Buy at flea markets sell on Ebay, it pays the bills. :-)