Creating a Case with Ebay

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@CarolF:  no experience with ebay but fyi, a zipper is very easily replaced and for very little money.  i know that’s not the point but it would be less stress for you overall. 

just something to consider.

Post # 4
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8706 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t necessarily think a broken zipper is the seller’s fault. It can get damaged in transit.

A zipper is a very cheap and easy thing to replace. Have her pick up a new zipper and take it to a laundromat or a seamstress. They can usually have it done quicker than any other alteration.

Post # 6
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8706 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Probably, yeah. They just pull out the old zipper and sew in a new one. No big deal. We have a laundromat on base that my husband takes his uniforms to for alterations, and they replaced the entire length of zipper on his flight suit in less than an hour. (The zipper goes from throat to crotch)

No biggie.

Post # 7
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4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@CarolF:  Yeah she should be able to fix it. eBay does now provide Buyer Protection so you can look into that if you’re still really peeved. How would a zipper get broken upon transit? I assume it was packaged really well..?

Post # 8
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Opening a case is fairly easy – and if the broken zipper wasn’t in the description, you could claim that the item received wasn’t as described. I doubt a zipper would be damaged in shipping. 

That being said through, a zipper is usually a pretty quick and easy repair for a tailor. The lady who hems your pants probably could do it. And if she can’t, she will tell you and recommend someone who can. 

Good luck!

Post # 9
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@CarolF:  yes, it’s a very quick, easy and cheap fix.  it will save you a lot of hassle, trust me.

Post # 10
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8706 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@lealorali:  It’s pretty easy, I had it happen with some clothes I had my parents ship me from back home. Pretty much the corner of another package jams into the zipper (Mostly bad luck) and it seperates the teeth. The outside of the package was plastic (Like those plastic bags some companies ship clothes in) and was undamaged except for a tiny stretching of plastic where you could very obviously tell the corner of another box (Or something) was pressed against my clothes.

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