eBay seller too good to be true?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ya the followers seem strange to me…but the reviews look good. It would still be suspicious if it wasn’t a whole lot of sales with all good reviews…but it does show they have a lot of sales and have been open on ebay since 2009. So to me that would give me a better feeling about them. My suggestion would be to maybe order one bridesmaid dress instead of all of them at once. Wait till you get the one dress in to see if it is good quality and if you want to order the rest of them. Good luck with whatever you decide. 🙂

Post # 4
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473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

208bride:  Well for starters, the followers don’t need to have items to follow them! They might be buyers who have bookmarked them as a favourite seller.

Also, you are only given 80 characters for your feedback remark so people generally leave these very short – they don’t really have a choice!

Post # 5
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889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

208bride:  you can easily fake eBay reviews. Not sure how – whether they but them or have some computer algorithms, but I’ve heard it often that the eBay reviews don’t necessarily come from real customers. 

Post # 6
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528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

208bride:  I’d say the first red flag is that they are located in China. I always try to avoid eBay sellers located in China, mostly because the shipping takes so long – at least a month.

The feedback on eBay is limited to about 70 characters, so all of the reviews are going to be brief. Kind of annoying, but it is what it is.

The dresses on their site look really nice, but all of the backgrounds in the photos are different, which leads me to believe that they are using the images from the original designers. In other words, these photographs are not of dresses produced by this eBayer, but photos of the dresses they are knocking off.

Every dress is priced the same, $15.17/GBP 8.99, which is a little weird, considering some dresses require more fabric and time to produce than others, which generally necessitates differences in pricing. Regardless, the price listed sounds too cheap to be good quality.

I would be wary of this eBay seller and would probably look elsewhere. I googled the seller’s name to try to find non-eBay reviews online. I found exactly one result (which is also a little fishy, why only one?), but it was positive. It could be legit, but I’d proceed with caution.

http://www.practicaleverafter.co.uk/2013/10/buying-wedding-dress-online-recipe-for.html

 

Post # 7
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am pretty confident that this is legit. The dresses are not actually listed all the same.  When you go to a page, you select what you would like from that auction, if it’s the dress, dress +petticoat, gloves, etc.  The price is different based on what you want.  And the more involved dresses cost more money. It’s still pretty inexepensive for a wedding dress (most around $200 US), but it’s not so cheap that I’d be worried.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

208bride:  I am an ebay seller– it looks legit to me. As far as I know you can’t fake ebay feedback. This is why as a seller I have to make sure EVERY customer is happy. If you read,  she has a few neutral reviews and 1 negative– which is pretty standard because it’s hard to please everyone. Plus when you pay with paypal and ebay you have ebay buyer protection & paypal protection so you are protected. it’s a buyers world on ebay, so I would say go for it! I would ask for all REAL photos beforehand so you know what you are getting, but ebay is a seriously secure site. Btw Ive bought/sold on ebay for years & I have over 3,000 positive feedbacks with not one negative. I’m an ebay junkie:)

Post # 9
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would take a leap with this seller, but I’d make sure you had plenty of time to order and alter another dress incase it doesn’t work out. Paypal will pretty much protect you if something should happen [seller flakes, sends you a crappy product, ect].

Post # 10
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Also, ebay doesn’t let you leave super long reviews, that’s probably why most of them are short.

Post # 11
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1 posts
Wannabee

ellie-b:  Hey, I wrote that review- I asked for real photos first and the dress that arrived looked like the real photo. I’m still going to be wearing the dress in the evening . I do however had a shop bought dress that I will be wearing during the day. I didn’t get an underskirt, I plan to get a coloured one seperatley. The dress arrived in the smallest package but wasn’t creased. I’m happy with this dress, it does the job for a low price. It’s always a risk buying stuff on ebay but I only paid £43 with free p&p and I think it’s ok. Hope this helps & Karis from PracticalEverAfter xx

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  karismoon.
Post # 12
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692 posts
Busy bee

They have 5 neutral reviews, which are nearly the same as negative reviews. Overall, they seem legit. They’ve been on eBay for 5+ years.

Post # 13
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10 posts
Newbee

I ordered a dress from these guys (2011wecan) its fantastic! The quality is great and fits me perfectly. They even provided a tracking number. The dress took only 4 days to arrive and only 15 days to make. 

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