Solid Perfume Forums General Lauder Solids Talk Discoloration Of The Perfume Solids

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  • Sandra
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    Yep – FULLY agree, Barb – when solids are sold out of the shops, they do suddenly become “RARE” . . . even though Joe Blow down the road has just bought 50 of them and is about to release them one by one on Ebay . . . . it's all a waiting game, and a game of nerves on Ebay. <!–emo&<_<img src='style_emoticons//dry.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’dry.gif’ />

    Again, don't be fooled – be patient . . . and cunning. Learn from that lovely buyer from Singapore and don't bid too early!! <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    (Obviously some people just have too much time and money on their hands! – but sad to say, that person is NOT the only one who does this – I know of a couple more and I just refuse to 'play their game' anymore)! <img src='style_emoticons//mad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’mad.gif’ />

    Things will turn up least when you expect them . . . it's not a matter of life and death, is it? So it's not really worth the aggravation. I've lost heart in buying solids off Ebay . . . . so that's one less person you have to worry about! <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    2cute4u2
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    Here is an update on the discoloration saga.

    The good news is that the seller paid me the $20.

    The bad news is that since they did it as a payment to Paypal, and not as a refund, my CC will not get credited and it costs a fee of $1.50 to have Paypal send me a check. BAH! This really stinks. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    Frankly, I'm surprised that the seller did not know how to credit back my purchase via a CC through Paypal. <img src='style_emoticons//huh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’huh.gif’ />

    So, I wanted to post this so that those of you that use Paypal are aware of how Paypal works in these cases. It really irritates me that I will get charged a fee to get my money back. It also cost me a few long distance calls to Paypal (yup..no 800 number–they don't want us to call!) and they put me on hold FOREVER! UGH!!!!!!! I hate Paypal and will never use them again! A pox on Paypal. <img src='style_emoticons//mad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’mad.gif’ />

    Be sure to get a REFUND from a seller if you use a CC to pay via Paypal. Otherwise, they charge to send you a check. If the amount is substantial, then the $1.50 is no big deal. But in my case…it's 5% of the total refund.

    greyhound
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    Barb,

    You are lucky you didn't loose over $20 like I did. I accidently sent a cc payment to someone who doesn't accept cc's + the other half of the payment came from my paypal balance. The seller rejected my payment. I couldn't cancel it on my own and paypal ignored my email. Paypal mysteriously deducted over $20 from my original balance!

    Plus, a person had buyers remorse on a mega huge lot I sold (described as used + unused & photos showed everything). They filed a quality of issue complaint with paypal because all the items weren't new. So far, so good = no chargebacks. If paypal allows this scammer to win, I will NOT accept paypal under any cirumstances in the future. Too easy for scammers to receive items, complain, then get $ back + keep items.

    Back to discoloration. It's nice that the seller offered to deduct $20. I believe the seller just made an honest mistake and wasn't trying to deceive. If I was the seller, I'd offer a full refund once the solid is returned. Personally, I wouldn't do paypal partial refunds/payments.

    2cute4u2
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    To Greyhound (sorry don't know your real name):

    I appreciate your information. I realize that the Paypal system can hurt both buyers and sellers. Sorry to hear that Paypal just took over $20 from you due to a mistake. I tried to resolve everything via the phone and I know that my phone charges will be up there. I probably spent $20 on phone calls to Paypal over the whole mess and don't want to use them ever again.

    As a result of my recent buying experience, I have learned to ask specifically about the condition of the perfume solid if the seller doesn't mention it. I also ask for additional pics of the perfume solid.

    I have found a very reputable and nice seller in FLA. She takes personal checks and does layaway. I feel that her prices are reasonable because she truly has top-notch perfume solids. She is my choice for purchases and I am glad that I chanced upon her. I do not buy on ebay anymore because the auction prices can get crazy and because many sellers take Paypal and I refuse to use Paypal again.

    Sandra
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    Hi Barb – any update on this fiasco – like have you received the promised refund yet? <img src='style_emoticons//mad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’mad.gif’ />

    Nancy
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    Hi Barb, can't you just keep the $20 in your paypal account and use it next time you buy?? <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ /> or am I just being silly?

    Sandra
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    Sorry Barb, looks like I didn't read the posts properly when I asked for an update!! Glad you got a refund, but mad it cost you so much (time + effort)!!

    Like I said before, Paypal and Ebay owners are making A LOT OF MONEY off everyone who uses them!! Can't escape it, but people uses it because it's immediate . . . the price you pay.

    Banks are the same. I have to pay a 1.25% 'conversion fee' to my bank on top of Paypal fees when I send or receive money in another currency. Also, I tried to deposit some money into another person's account who lived in another state. They tried to charge me $5.00 for the privilege. Call me old fashioned, but I sent a cheque for 50cents . .. . took longer, but was 10% of the 'quick way'.

    Computers seem to like charging BIG fees for doing a quicker job, even when a person doesn't have to be involved. The poor posties who have to deliver it make no money for their time and effort. A click of a button costs SO MUCH more!!

    Nancy, in some instances if you accept money from Paypal, it costs you. So even though Barb's account may be in credit it may not be the full $20.00 she can use. Depends what account you have.

    For me to accept the $20.00, it would have cost me more than the $1.50 that it cost Barb because I am considered an 'international' account even though I deal in US funds. <img src='style_emoticons//mad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’mad.gif’ />

    However . . . . what can ya do?? Can't beat the system, have to join it. <!–emo&<_<img src='style_emoticons//dry.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’dry.gif’ />
    It costs more to send Money orders sometimes, PLUS you have to consider the exchange rate, PLUS you have to go to the bank, PO or wherever you can send one from.

    But hey, we Aussies still look on the bright side . . . no cold or snow to shovel trying to get there . . . . . . <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

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