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Mrs. Head (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1265
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 11:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


quote:

I appreciate you notifying SafeHarbor with your concern regarding
description theft item #s 3237686618 and 3237567615 eBay has removed the listings you've reported. We appreciate the time you have taken to send this information to us.






“A lady who has a secure seat is never prettier than when in the saddle, and she who cannot make her conquest there, may despair of the power of her charms elsewhere.” - THE MANNERS THAT WIN, 1880

http://www.feeverte.net
Skeeter (Masque)
le Vicomte
Username: Masque

Post Number: 62
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 1:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Scams are easy, and fast. Hg requires time and care.

The Dark Side, as it were.
Moonman's friend (Wolfgang)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Wolfgang

Post Number: 1004
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"I'm sure the contents of the bottle are NOT Betty's La Bleue, but a not very good mostly anise blanche HG, which was sold alongside his fake Swiss Verte, which was also nothing like Betty's Verte"

Hahahaha!

Damn, it is so much easier to brew a good HG than to tend al those scams ! ... well, maybe not after all...

HEy Opti, For 100K Moonman will teach you some hints !


LOL
Donnie Darko (Besançon)
Mousquetaire
Username: Besançon

Post Number: 35
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I contacted the bidder who retracted his bid and mentioned that several others had been screwed buying La Bleue bottles with broken seals by Opie/Chuck/Blaine whoever. He wrote back and said he was retracting his bid because he also suspected the seller of being Optimalsmarts.
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Gretchen--"Donnie Darko, sounds like some kind of superhero or something"
Donnie--"What makes you think I'm not?"
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 2125
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

To which I said-

I never contacted eBay.
Do what ya want.
Maybe I'll ring ya tomorrow.
How the heck do you get all these broken seals????
I've only had NONE out of dozens and dozens of bottles.

Hi, what're ya havin'?
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 2124
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

And here's the response:

Look buddy.

I don't know who you think I am, but if you look at my selling history and
feedback, you will clearly see that I am not the guy you think I am.

I am now going to file a formal complaint against you with eBay, because:

1) this is the second time you've harassed me even though you apologized the
first time.
2) I am willing to bet that you said something to the bidder on my auction
to get them to retract their bid.

Harrassment and bid tampering are both against eBay rules and I am sure you
think you are valid in harassing the person who you think did these things,
but I am not that person.

Hi, what're ya havin'?
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 2121
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I sent a, hard to believe ain't it, antagonistic e-mail.
Hi, what're ya havin'?
Raindog (Mephistopheles)
Paysan
Username: Mephistopheles

Post Number: 3
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What better way to make his auction seem valid?
"I'm standing on the corner of fifth and vermouth... using parking meters as walking sticks" Tom Waits
Mrs. Head (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1262
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

oh, he's in trouble now.

he's lifted Absintheur's description straight from the Guide:

http://www.feeverte.net/absinthe-guide5.html#bleue

every little spelling mistake is right there.


“A lady who has a secure seat is never prettier than when in the saddle, and she who cannot make her conquest there, may despair of the power of her charms elsewhere.” - THE MANNERS THAT WIN, 1880

http://www.feeverte.net
Mrs. Head (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1261
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 5:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

hrm, looks like he's been going to the Winston abg.com school of business:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11153&item=2740351419
“A lady who has a secure seat is never prettier than when in the saddle, and she who cannot make her conquest there, may despair of the power of her charms elsewhere.” - THE MANNERS THAT WIN, 1880

http://www.feeverte.net
Mrs. Head (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1260
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hrm, if you check his new "about me" page:
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/superior-solutions/

it says they're associated with the following company:
http://www.321studios.com/contact.htm

I suggest someone email the company and find out if this association is an honest one. I don't remember them having an about me page a couple weeks ago when we were checking this out previously.

And, of course, here his the ebay ID tracking:


*** @aol.com Thursday, Sep 25, 1997 Tuesday, May 04, 1999
nouveautech Tuesday, May 04, 1999 Sunday, Feb 09, 2003
oss-llc Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003
superior-solutions Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 Present

“A lady who has a secure seat is never prettier than when in the saddle, and she who cannot make her conquest there, may despair of the power of her charms elsewhere.” - THE MANNERS THAT WIN, 1880

http://www.feeverte.net
Clandestine (Mephistopheles)
Paysan
Username: Mephistopheles

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 4:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have noticed also that folks tend to run the bid up on bottles that can be purchased abroad at sometimes less than half the price.
"I'm standing on the corner of fifth and vermouth... using parking meters as walking sticks" Tom Waits
Donnie Darko (Besançon)
Mousquetaire
Username: Besançon

Post Number: 34
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Good eye. Know who the seller is? OPTIMALSMARTS.com. He's changed his eBay user ID multiple times in the last year.
Be afraid, be very afraid. He's used that line "the seal was broken in shipping" before. Um, how exactly does a box open a seal on a bottle? I'm sure the contents of the bottle are NOT Betty's La Bleue, but a not very good mostly anise blanche HG, which was sold alongside his fake Swiss Verte, which was also nothing like Betty's Verte, even though he said it was the same. Stay the fuck away from this criminal....
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Gretchen--"Donnie Darko, sounds like some kind of superhero or something"
Donnie--"What makes you think I'm not?"
Daniel Panice (Dpanice)
Paysan
Username: Dpanice

Post Number: 3
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I was perusing today's absinthe-related listings on eBay when I came across this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3237686618&category=369. As I looked at the listing, I was wondering who in their right mind would list a bottle of Betty's La Bleue with an opening bid of less than 30 bucks (and no reserve), as I'm sure we are all aware what it must have cost the seller, but as I continued to read the listing, I saw this:

SPECIAL NOTE: This bottle's seal was broken during shipment but is otherwise a brand new bottle.

What's sad is, this has already been bid on..what's even more sad is that I bet the final bid will end up much higher...

I guess there are a lot of poor saps out there...it just makes me all the more grateful I found this forum!!

Daniel

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