MISLEADING LISTINGS

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This guide is designed to assist buyers to spot some of the subtle ways in which some sellers list and describe items in a misleading way. It is certainly not complete yet and will be added to and updated because...........

 Nobody wants to be made a fool of

We don't want to be ripped off

We don't want to start a dispute

We want to avoid negative feedback

So, as a seasoned buyer and seller, here are some of the gems I have spotted:-

  1. Item may not be as described.......
  2. Item may differ from picture......
  3. You are not bidding on the item shown.........
  4. Stock photograph, not actual image...............
  5. A similar product will be sent...........
  6. Photograph for reference only...........
  7. Product out of stock, similar item will be sent.......
  8. Genuine copy.........
  9. Not DESIGNER.........
  10. Unwanted gift (applies to multiple listings of the same item).......
  11. Brand new (applies to reconditioned electrical items).......
  12. Untested but in working order....

There are many, many more; too many to list but please do let me have some of your gems to add to this and, if you found it of any use, please do give me your vote. Have a look at the postage guides as the same type of sellers seem to have the knack of being out of touch with postal charges. Perhaps I could sell my car by showing a picture of a  turnip!!

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