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09-06-2014 11:35 AM
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.
08-25-2014 12:59 PM
You are not a nurse, are you?
08-25-2014 12:58 AM
06-28-2014 02:05 AM
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.
06-09-2014 10:45 AM
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?
06-09-2014 05:37 AM
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.
06-06-2014 06:20 AM
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.
06-06-2014 06:15 AM
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....
06-06-2014 01:17 AM - last edited on 06-06-2014 08:28 AM by li-ornesh
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.
04-16-2014 08:51 PM
04-05-2014 12:56 PM
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!!
04-05-2014 12:51 PM
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!!!
03-19-2014 11:28 AM
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..