ebaying unopened christmas presents

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neveronamonday Thu 03-Jan-13 16:09:24

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neveronamonday Fri 04-Jan-13 23:31:29

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Santasapunkatheart Fri 04-Jan-13 18:24:43

I do love the person who wrote that though.....love the phraseology.

KateShmate Fri 04-Jan-13 17:37:09

Littlebear I kept thinking that too!
Surely it should be: 'wrapped, unopened presents?' not 'unwrapped' because that would mean they have been.. unwrapped grin

Beaverfeaver Fri 04-Jan-13 17:20:45

This is what the response was from the person on the other forum who spent £67

"The unwanted presents were a mishmash of unsealed packages, some without boxes, some without labels or writing, all cosmetics - and to my untrained eye probably started life off as unwanted prizes awarded by 10p tombola tickets to geriatrics at an old age home raffle.

Of the 4 women I offered the presents to, only 4 presents from the entire haul were wanted. The rest will probably remain unwanted forever.

One boxed gift was covered in hieroglyphs and is already 2 months out of date, so possibly came from a sunken or extinct civilisation?

The scents were beguilingly undesirable, overpoweringly artificial and animal in nature, similar perhaps to the bottom of a dog who has been squatting on a potpourri for twelve weeks.

I shall charity shop them, or re-list them as third generation unwanted unwanted partially expired Christmas gifts.

I am certain she bought them cheap, herself, to sell on. How else can one acquire expired cosmetics? Perhaps women (my four) are just fussy but on scanning the barcodes myself on an iphone the retail value did actually total up to be £93, a good £25 more than I paid...

Brands included Avon, boots, kylie and revlon. And there was nothing the size of a fist, the photo of the boxes simply made very small items look very big.

Total weight of the unwrapped war paint etc was just over a kilo.

We had fun. Lesson learned: women like to choose their own cosmetics.

NewYearNewNN Fri 04-Jan-13 05:10:59

I remember seeing that on WatchDog donkey's years ago piprabbit, in the earliest days of tv cameras small enough to hide on a person.

Damash12 Fri 04-Jan-13 04:37:26

Wow just looked on the links posted and surprised to see this is for real. Totally amazed that anyone would part with cash for something they have no idea what it is. They just be crazy but I'm erring more on the side of money laundering - makes way more sense.

piprabbit Fri 04-Jan-13 03:52:15

There used to be market stalls where the seller would gather an audience, have a bit of a laugh, build a sense of trust and community and then start selling stuff in bags. The first bags to go out would contain genuine bargains. Then the seller starts to up the rate of sale, passing bags out to people as fast as his helpers could shift them (and collect the cash).
People with bags would be ushered away from the stall asap, and the whole sale would be over within minutes.
By the time people looked in their bags and realised the contents were a load of shite, the seller and his helpers (who suddenly seem less jolly and a lot more intimidating) were off and away.

This is the exact same scam, updated to Ebay. Some things never change.

Sorry not bread clippings beard clippings!

MrsKeithRichards Fri 04-Jan-13 00:13:25

It's not a scam, daft yes, scam no.

Yeah I listed a scratch card I'd scratched for a laugh. It had quite a lot of interest and went for £12, all in good humour. The nutter that won it messaged me laughing about it. There's a huge curiosity, what if, element to human nature. We like to take a punt, hate to think we're missing out.

WildWorld2004 Thu 03-Jan-13 22:36:15

You dont really have a good reason to leave negative feedback for something unseen. By the seller
Saying they are unwrapped and they dont know what is in them they can send anything.

Because it's not that kind of scam - it's money laundering. She sells them to herself, or to someone she owes money but can't be seen to be just giving money to.

lovelyladuree Thu 03-Jan-13 22:11:52

Why is it a scam? She has a feedback score of 891 with 100% positives? Why on earth would she risk getting negative feedback for selling shite?

Littlebearlost Thu 03-Jan-13 21:57:30

Why is there something so tempting about wrapped christmas presents? I'm exactly the sort of moron they prey on arent I??

Also I get very confused. They're often listed as "unwrapped" but they haven't been unwrapped. Shouldn't they be ununwrapped?

amck5700 Thu 03-Jan-13 21:35:00

Surely if this was on the level you'd just fucking open the presents....and then sell them if you were so inclined. The only reason not to open them is cos it's a scam.

runningforthebusinheels Thu 03-Jan-13 21:29:58

Some are just rip off scams, but some of them could be money laundering. You have multiple ebay accounts, put a load of tat on. Bid a load on it with the other account. Nice clean money.

Plus you can give yourself good feedback - an extra bonus.

QOD Thu 03-Jan-13 21:21:33

These people bidding are twats

pigletmania Thu 03-Jan-13 21:20:26

Jins more money tan sense. I don't think the seller will be pad somehow

Garnier Thu 03-Jan-13 21:04:28
ShipwreckedAndComatose Thu 03-Jan-13 20:54:05

Yeah...I think that's what everyone is saying Garnier.

Even that they were never presents in the first place shock hmm grin

Garnier Thu 03-Jan-13 20:48:23

The simple fact is that they did open them!!!!!!

Nobody would be selling something they hadn;t checked out before. They are unwanted, but have been re wrapped in the hope that someone will be intrigued enough to buy something. They know it wont be particularly popular, hence thw wrapped bit.

Am keeping an eye on the 1200 feedback. which of course nobody would have bought, just bumped it up as a pisstake.

LynetteScavo Thu 03-Jan-13 20:36:52
Suzietastic Thu 03-Jan-13 20:30:05

My friend sold a signed photo of Jesus for £50 on eBay. Some people will buy anything.

aladdinsane Thu 03-Jan-13 19:46:12

I was trying to link to that one but dont seem able to link on my tablet
its great isn't it
I think the ones that say they have split with rich partner and hint at jewelry are a scam. Honestly if you thought there was anything of real value it would be opened then sold
It amazes me that anyone bids
DH is getting peed off with me looking at them and reading them out to him though
Loads have used the same picture

ShipwreckedAndComatose Thu 03-Jan-13 18:32:17

love that link dress!

FancyPuffin Thu 03-Jan-13 18:28:35

Great link Dress

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