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    Default Ebay Seller Famous-Show cheats People: gorgeous 13-14mm south sea pearl bracelet

    gorgeous 13-14mm south sea white pearl bracelet 7.5-8"925s On Ebay

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/gorgeous-13-14mm-south-sea-white-pearl-bracelet-7-5-8-925s/172966035913?

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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    Nice job Johnpeter! Cheating people selling freshwater pearls are South Sea and thinking it a good idea to show your scam on a board of pearl experts, lol.

    This is typically the kind of spam that gets deleted before people see it, but this one made me laugh this morning.

    But it's also sad, because how does a thief like famous-show have 100% positive feedback with more than 1700 reviews on eBay???

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    Wow, the link seems to be broken!

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    It worked for me, ericw.

    Jeremy, thank you for posting this...I was equally struck by this phrase in the listing: "if you are very particular buyer, please buy from other salers, please understand!" If that isn't a red flag, I don't know what is!
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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member ericw's Avatar
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    The link works, now, for me too. Yes, that's a shame. Thank you, Jeremy, for this warning.

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    I checked the sellers other items. There are many very high priced items that are not what the seller claims them to be. I also did a quick search recently on south sea strands, seller Pearl-factory 2010 sells a lot of strands of freshwater pearls for around 980 US$, always marked as south sea pearl, unhanced. Some are even purple. Ebay aught to clean up the obvious fraud listings, I think.

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    As for his positive feedback, I suppose for many buyers, ignorance is bliss.

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    ... how does a thief like famous-show have 100% positive feedback with more than 1700 reviews on eBay???[/QUOTE]

    Very large family and lots of friends... maybe.

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    I would not be surprised if you can buy the feedback. Like you can buy followers on YouTube.

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    I wouldn't be surprised, apparently you can buy followers for twitter, instagram, you tube ... all of social media. But this guy has definitely popped up here a few times...I remember the phrase JP quoted... about not wanting picky buyers. hahahaha

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    Sadly, I don't trust any of the China sellers when it comes to pearls or any brand name item. Some will post pictures of real pearls but send cfw pearls, and cheap ones at that! Most of the employees in these companies do not know the difference but the ones heading ebay know they are scamming. When you call them out, they will refund your money. They make so much selling fake stuff that the few that know the difference don't hurt them. And they often sell really cheap items (under $1) to get their feedback scores up high, and the buyers are usually friends/family/coworkers. Once they have a certain amount of feedback, they branch out into pricier items. I was always amazed you could get something for pennies with free shipping from overseas until I learned of why they were so cheap. I believe the Chinese government also subsides shipping overseas.

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    I just looked at the seller's feedback. ALWAYS read the negative and neutral comments. And then browse the positive comments when there are some revised feedbacks. There were 19 revised feedbacks, which means, buyers posted something negative or neutral and the seller got them to change their comments to a positive remark. Looking through the past auctions, there were many items won for $.07- different winners, but they all won several auctions. One buyer bought 29 items, won all the auctions for 7 cents or less. If you scroll through the pages, you'll see other buyers that do the same thing.... winning lots of auctions for super cheap. The last comment the first buyer left was from an item won on Aug 7th, less than 2 weeks ago. The review is second from the newest, but I've never had anything from slow mail china reach me in 10 days or so. I wish ebay still allowed you to see more info on the buyers, but they've limited the search you can do drastically to keep sales within ebay. Ebay won't do much about the fake sellers in China. They make too much money off them. I've had ebay refund me 100% for something I bought from a China seller that was fake, when the seller did not respond to my requests. Ebay knows there are tons of fakes on their site but they don't get involved because all they care about is their bottom line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marianne View Post
    ... how does a thief like famous-show have 100% positive feedback with more than 1700 reviews on eBay???

    Very large family and lots of friends... maybe.
    Did you notice how many feedback comments are from the same buyer?

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