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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-06-2014

Re: S80 Silver? [vs. real .925 SterlingSilver]

in reply to gk681948

I learned a lot here, and thanks for all the info and tips here..I see no reason to allow the type of silver to stop a person from enjoying a piece of Jewelry they really love..  the Nail Polish remedy is an awesome idea, I WILL try.

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Posts: 4,771
Registered: ‎11-08-2005

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to barbdwyer

You are not a nurse, are you?



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Registered: ‎08-25-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
To beany120475:
Even if it's not 925 sterling silver, some of the jewelry from China is still very beautiful. If you didn't pay much for if and do not feel you were ripped off for what you received, I don't see why your daughter can't wear the jewelry over a turtleneck or you can coat the earring posts with clear nail polish (the part that goes through her ear). I too, have sensitive skin. I react to nickel, especially when I sweat. I wear fashion jewelry in this way & I don't have any problems with it. I wish you the best. I hope it worked out for you!
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saiyajinzoningen
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-29-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
No matter how it's advertised, if it's coming from China I automatically assume it's fake. No offense to China but I have had too many bad experiences with this to think otherwise.
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Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-11-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to emerald40
Yes! Ebay's callous and greedy deaf ear.
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Registered: ‎06-11-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to bwrighttwo
Excellent points, bw!
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Registered: ‎06-11-2014

Re: S80 Silver? [vs. real .925 SterlingSilver]

in reply to beany120475

The Gemstones used in the Chinese jewelry are usually of very good quality, but the tarnishing of the fake 'silver' ruins it.

Jewelers in the USA can usually re-make any nice piece for a fair price.

I buy SterlingSilver .925 [92.5% pure silver] at outstanding, fair prices fron a very fair and FREE SHIPPING company called "ballisilver' from Israel. They are fantastic and always the '925' is stamped somwhere on a genuine piece.

The Agate semi-precious gemstones [ a lot from Botswana] are now being sold with a hole drilled,when you but a pendant type exquisite stone. There are also easy to use "findings" to put into the stone's hole .....it gives it a more elite look and it's something we  can all do. They're about $2 for 100% solid .925 Sterling Silver piece which gives you a normal triangle to put your pure .925 chain into. 'Ballisilver" has "lots" [like 5 or 10 chains....in the mostcommon sizes>>>16", 18", 20",22",24"....i got that set and the beautiful chains cost me from $3 tp $8 each. They last forever.

Hope this helps. As for Ebay...they leave buyers to the dogs. VERY unhappy 'Buyer' here.

gary

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Registered: ‎01-11-2009

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to bonjourami

You think that since they collect fees not only for listing but also final fees for selling the item it would be different. Ebay/PayPal is good at figuring out all of the legal loopholes.

 

How much money do you think they would lose if they were to get rid of the scammers that sell in volume in order to keep their DSR's above the limit?

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Posts: 4,771
Registered: ‎11-08-2005

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to sisterrenee

Because Ebay is a listing venue, much like an ad in the newspaper, they do not fall under the FTC's guidelines for false advertising...but certainly an individual seller that deceives his buyer by claiming an item is sterling silver,when it is only plated,is guilty of false advertising...so feel free to sue any of these sellers that you feel fit the bill. 



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Registered: ‎06-08-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
Are there not laws against "false advertisement"?
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Posts: 4,771
Registered: ‎11-08-2005

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to ashle_jeffe

Your seller has a couple of negs for selling fake silver, dont know why anyone would buy from China with all the millions of American sellers on here..though I do understand the 'silver' items are much much cheaper. As long as you understand, that if these items you purchased are not silver, you are required to return them to the seller,on your dime, with delivery confirmation, for proof of delivery to Paypal, before you get a refund.That can get very pricey.



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volemus
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Posts: 547
Registered: ‎11-15-2004

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to ashle_jeffe

They are a fairly new seller. I do however see a few indications what they sell is not real silver (check the neuts too). That said, I do hope everything goes well for you. If not, wait til your refund clears and neg those bastages....

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-06-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
Also 1 AMERICAN DOLLAR IS WORTH $6.75 IN CHINA DOLLARS...
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-06-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

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in reply to jplu4278

I have recently purchased over $140 worth of 925 silver from a seller. I have not received the items yet, but I have communicated with this seller, he has a 99.7% positive feedback with well over 1,700 sells. No one has yet came back with negative feedback saying it is plated silver or dissatisfied. I hope all goes well with my purchase. The seller said their items can be tested with acid, and even a magnet.

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Registered: ‎04-16-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
Real for real!
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Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-16-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
I really agree on what you said.im a new bee on eBay real big on silver I check the stamp that is 925 if not i don't buy it..but if the seller lied big time that would be the end of it me buying from china product period!!!
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-05-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to emerald40

reply to rule of thumb, even that is being overcome, I recd this piece from New Orleans, in 4 days!! Couldn't read the writing on the slip inside the package tho! LOL! It is being drop shipped from here! I'm learning there are MANY stores outside ebay!!

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-05-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278

I purchased a bracelet advertised S80, showed up stamped 925 with no pt in front of it, but something after it in the center of the 5, like a dot, but not a period? I have seen nicer tibeten! Dinged, scratched, and plated over crumbs!!! very disappointed in the lack of restrictions, I try to stick with, if it is too good to be true, it is too good to be true!!!

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Community Member
Posts: 4,771
Registered: ‎11-08-2005

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to rubiano98

FTC criteria applies to this country..not that there are not scammers over here..but the majority are China and Thailand..doesnt affect them..and as long as they continue to sell their junk in such huge numbers to gullible buyers..they can maintain their dsr's and positive feedbacks to continue selling here..and with 190 million sellers on Ebay worldwide... Ebay 'bots only check dsr's and negative feedbacks.and suspend the sellers who dont meet those criteria to remain selling on here..



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michelangello58
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Registered: ‎03-19-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to bonjourami
why ebay don't move $$$$$$
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