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Misrepresentation on Ebay

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I've noticed some skis on Ebay listed as 2016 skis but the photos are of 14/15 models. Some sellers list their skis as 2015 and they are almost always from 14/15. Some sellers post photos of 15/16 model skis but they are actually selling 14/15 models. I mentioned it to one seller and he hasn't changed his misrepresentation. He is selling the same skis on Amazon and  his Amazon ad is accurate. It seems as though there is more incentive to be accurate and avoid misrepresentation on Amazon. So, my point is, buyer beware on Ebay check for discrepancies and question the seller if their ad is vague.

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Fortunately 2012 Head Peaks can also be labeled as Revs :rotflmao:

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Originally Posted by dtraub1 View Post
 

I've noticed some skis on Ebay listed as 2016 skis but the photos are of 14/15 models. Some sellers list their skis as 2015 and they are almost always from 14/15. Some sellers post photos of 15/16 model skis but they are actually selling 14/15 models. I mentioned it to one seller and he hasn't changed his misrepresentation. He is selling the same skis on Amazon and  his Amazon ad is accurate. It seems as though there is more incentive to be accurate and avoid misrepresentation on Amazon. So, my point is, buyer beware on Ebay check for discrepancies and question the seller if their ad is vague.



IME Ebay sellers don't change squat.    Ever.   "We don't know much about skis what you see in the pictures is what you get" if you get a response.    

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I've always thought "14-15" and "2015" were the same in terms of ski age...
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I've always thought "14-15" and "2015" were the same in terms of ski age...

Maybe most people think 2015 means 14/15 but an optimistic person might think it means 15/16. One major ski seller says 2015 and has the picture of 2016 skis. I asked if the skis really were 15/16 skis and he said no they are 14/15s. That is obviously deliberate deception and there are many instances of that type of deception.
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I've always thought "14-15" and "2015" were the same in terms of ski age...


If a ski was designed & manufactured to be sold during the 14-15 season, it's usually a 2015.

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If a ski was designed & manufactured to be sold during the 14-15 season, it's usually a 2015.

post #8 of 11

As a buyer, do your homework elsewhere and understand what you are really buying.

post #9 of 11

I've had good luck on Ebay.  I bought several skis recently (Moment Deathwish [new] & K2 Rictors [used]) that were fairly represented on their description and great deals.  Do your due diligence, but don't ignore a good source of gear.

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I've had good luck on Ebay.  

 

I have, too — reliable retailers sell there (e.g., Powder7). The last Ebay purchase I made was a pair of demo LX82s for my wife from a retailer with excellent feedback numbers but, I think, little understanding of what he had. The bases were in great shape, skied very little, and the base edges were seemingly untouched: $290. 

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FWIW, if you use Pay Pal, you can recover your payment fairly painlessly.
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