manylittle Posted January 31, 2014 Report Share Posted January 31, 2014 Hi, I just had to open this topic because I just got complimented on Ebay for saying that a marble that I listed, a MF Christianson 5 color brick that I showed to all of you in the marble id section to verify that it was MF and not Akro,.....was not in very good condition. The guy, his name is Mike and his ebay handle is hannchan 1 , actually sent two separate 'questions' telling me how refreshing it was that I was 'honest and accurate in my discriptions'. It has made me feel good all over. I'm bringing this up because it seems to me that honesty in marble discriptions is not something that is very prevalent. People hide behind things like saying that they aren't experts and so the potential buyer should look at the pictures and yet the pictures, conviently? don't show all of the sides of the marbles. I had one person get very mad at me because he always displayed his marbles loaded onto a glass flower frog and he would show many pictures, but all he would do is turn the flower frog a bit, he would never turn the marbles and so no matter how many pictures he had, you only got to see one side of the marbles. I suggested that he might sell more if he turned the marbles instead of the frog. How dare I question his methods!!!! Have you been complimented on your honesty? Has it ever helped you sell something that you might not have sold? Have you run into people who are deliberate in their cover up of the condition of marbles they are selling? What did you do? How did you respond and what was the result? I'm thinking that if we all became marble police and sent ebay some sort of a petition asking them to do better in backing up their own policies when it comes to marbles. There is just way too much word spamming and dishonesty there and it is hurting and confusing beginning collectors. Tell me what you think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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