Ebay Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AlanC, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    Well, buyer beware. Gripe continued and closed.

    Looks like dad is at it again. After questions over my original gripe, here are links to a hat from “dad’s collection” on eBay and from Goodwill earlier in the month.

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/75224953

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Excellent-Stetson-40s-50s-Open-Road-SilverBelly-7/323923255617

    “A very rare excellent 1940s-early 50s Open Road SilverBelly Open Road. This is an excellent collectors hat, you just don't find these in this condition anywhere. This is in new condition! Dad took excellent care of all of his hats in his collection.”

    “If you have any question please write. Dad seems to know quite a bit about this hat. It was one he bought and just stored away, like so many others. See dad's other listing, it's a fantastic collection.”

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  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Well, that answers the questions for me.
    That IS the same hat and that is the same language for all Dad’s “collection”.

    This is disappointment to me as i have purchased several things from this seller. Not hats but other stuff and have communicated with them in a friendly manner including about Dad’s basically end of life illness.

    At minimum there is obvious continual misrepresentation for some 3 years.
    At worst “stolen grief” which is despicable human waste!
    B
     
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  3. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I agree!

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  4. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Maybe I will send him a message on eBay: "Hey, I am glad your Dad is doing OK. I saw him buying this hat on Goodwill last week"

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  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    ^^^^Max gotta mean streak!!
     
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  6. Frunobulax

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    Gotta respect that!

    It's just a marketing gimmick. There's no Betty Crocker, either.

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  7. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    LOL!
    Ana laughed too!
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  8. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I did send him the mesage! I once had a long conversation with him about his Dad's health.

    Here it is:
    "Hey, I am glad your Dad is doing OK. I saw him buying this hat on Goodwill last week. I think he won it for $21.00"

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  9. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    And adding to that: telling stories is one thing, but cases where the provenance of items are misrepresented can be fraud.

    Saying a hat was on display or in a collection for years is guaranteeing something clear about it’s use and condition. If the hat actually came from Goodwill, then the seller is misrepresenting that history and possibly committing fraud.


     
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  10. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    I've thought about writing to this same guy and telling him to cut the crap about the amount of X's on these hats. I think there was a 12X Cavanagh recently for sale. Really??? For the prices he's asking people would have to be serious about a buying hats, and if you're serious about buying hats then you'd know there isn't a 12X Cavanagh. To me it just delegitimizes himself as a seller.
     
  11. Frunobulax

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    Well, he's got you blocked now, Max!

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  12. Frunobulax

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    Good point.

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  13. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    Ha! Perfect. Doc move in...

     
  14. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    I would think so but what recourse would there be other than notifying the bay and maybe they'll do something about the seller or invalidating a transaction with the seller.
     
  15. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    My first modern Borsalino. Divots in a longhair are easy to sand out.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. dkstott

    dkstott One of the Regulars

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    This Akubra is on its way to me, picked it up for $40. It was listed as a Stylemaster. The light brown color & red hat liner intrigued me. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  17. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Dang! I was just thinking after buying my longhair Borsalino a little while ago that I'd better cool it for a while, and then found my third Railbird, this time in brown. I couldn't resist. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    I bid and bought a hat advertised as a XXX Resistol 6 1/8.
    No way! says I (pirate hangover), but what can she be?
    My $14.99 free shipping lottery ticket arrived.
    What was it?
    6 7/8?
    6 1/2?
    6 3/8?
    7 1/8?
    NOT 6 1/8, surely?
    Inquiring minds want to know.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    But I licked her spoon!

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  20. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    Don't forget to put that thingy back in the bottom of the motor.

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