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Hate giving bad feedback, but it smells of smoke...

(6 Posts)
BelleEnd Thu 15-Sep-11 09:47:56

Should I just let it go?

Got an absolute bargain- £2.50 for a Thomas the Tank Engine fleece all-in-one for DS1. It said it was used and from a smoke-free home. It said that it was a grandparent decluttering.

It's arrived today and it's in good nick, but there is a faint but noticeable whiff of smoke. It will probably wash out, but I am a bit disappointed. She has 100% feedback.

I am thinking of just letting it go, but is that bad form, considering other parents may buy from the same seller?

fergoose Thu 15-Sep-11 09:49:32

well you should email the seller first and see what they say.

GloriaVanderbilt Thu 15-Sep-11 09:50:41

ok well sometimes...and this will sound weird...if these things are kept or wrapped in plastic for a while, they pong of smoke. It's a chemical in the plastic.

I promise I'm not the seller! I've stored stuff in bags before and NEVER smoke so I know this. And it's happened with things arriving from ebay.

Don't leave neg, leave it outside to air for a while and should be fine smile

I don't think folk bother to lie about a smkoe free home really, could just put nothng iyswim

BelleEnd Thu 15-Sep-11 10:00:57

OK Gloria, that makes me feel better! I do hate to leave neg feedback, I don't like to play ebay games. I'll stick it in the wash, and then on the line. smile

dizzyday07 Thu 15-Sep-11 10:53:43

I was just going to say the same as Gloria. Black bags are notorious for leaving their contents smelling like they've been near smoke!

fergoose Thu 15-Sep-11 11:00:23

I think it may be worth your while contacting the seller. Just say I know your listing says non smokers, but item did smell smoky, and you wonder if the type of bags they use are causing the problem? If I was the seller I would want to know.

Mind you the seller could be lying and it could actually be smoke you can smell?

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