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  • Your opinion Please " Seller taking buyers for a ride &

    He has all the Bases covered in the description

    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/11929...CY_YELLOW.html

    Check out this description of a Diamond and what it is " Suppose to be "

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/diamond

    Opposite of what a Diamond must be

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/opaque

    I suppose there is a sucker born every day :?:

    Any Comments Gem Guru's?

    DanKing

  • #2
    WHAT A BEAUTY!! ... LOL

    it looks as if it has just fallen off the bottom of someones shoe!!

    Commonly known in the trade as FTQ(Fish Tank Quality)

    but you would would have to feel seriously sorry for any fish who had to put up with this as furniture!!

    Jeff
    Motherearth - Fine Jewelry and Gemstones
    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/userpr..._UserId=480951

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    • #3
      Originally posted by motherearth
      Commonly known in the trade as FTQ(Fish Tank Quality)

      but you would would have to feel seriously sorry for any fish who had to put up with this as furniture!!
      Poor fish - especially at THAT price! Yuck!
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      • #4
        I am re gravelling a garden path, if I could get a few thousand, they would add a bit more colour to the path....I will pay up to R1.00 for the lot!
        D
        My age is but an irrelevant number !
        Items I am selling.

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        • #5
          FTQ - good one :lol:
          What's for sale today?

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          • #6
            Not too sure how this stone escaped a life of abrasive abuse as part of a grinding tool.

            Very strange seeing a step/native cut diamond (especially with those proportions) anywhere! Not sure how any ERR value could be ascertained for something that is not of "gem" quality.

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            • #7
              Just remembered, I bought some large yellow "diamonds" a while ago, but then they were called something else then and also had a better cut, will list tomorrow and make a fortune...only cost me a few Rand....some extra spending money for Plet!!!!!

              Oh I also have some black & blue diamonds not to mention red ones....lucky me!!!!! :? :? :?

              I also have some nice clear sparkley stones....can they be diamonds as well.....no wrong colour!!!
              My age is but an irrelevant number !
              Items I am selling.

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              • #8
                someone actually won this item for 4100 rand, not very funny at all!! , this poor buyer has obviously been taken for a ride by the ridiculous value claimed by the seller - 26,185R , where did this value come from???

                Jeff
                Motherearth - Fine Jewelry and Gemstones
                http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/userpr..._UserId=480951

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                • #9
                  Yes I agree Jeff, but unfortunately there was no way to contact the buyer unless one had done business with him/her in the past.

                  Posibly there should be a way through BoB to warn prospective buyers if a few "Senior" Forum Members see a possible problem/fraud!

                  David
                  My age is but an irrelevant number !
                  Items I am selling.

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                  • #10
                    whilst this is a good idea David, it will not happen, the main fault i have with the seller is the inflated value, they have used accurate photographs and even explained in a vague way that the stone is highly included, i can not understand why the buyer bid so high on what is so obviously junk! , the only possible explanation is they actually believe the value stated!!

                    I believe this happens quite a lot on BOB, this buyer will now receive this low quality diamond and be so upset and angry, that they will never buy anything on BOB again.... many new members appear on BOB every week!! , but how many are leaving because of bad experiences???

                    This must be extremely frustrating for the good gemstone sellers!! , yes there are a few on BOB!!

                    Jeff.
                    Motherearth - Fine Jewelry and Gemstones
                    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/userpr..._UserId=480951

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                    • #11
                      I totally agree. What a rip-off :roll:
                      I really can't beleive someone paid R4100 - it looks awful - who would want to set this "chucky stone"? I feel sorry for the buyer but can't understand such a high bid for something so obviously lower than low graade :?
                      VIEW MY ITEMS !

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                      • #12
                        Hi Jeff,
                        When I started with gemstones about 2 years ago, I was also taken in by the high values stated and bought rubbish......novices have to learn but not to te extent of R4100.00!

                        Good sellers....a verey very few!!!!

                        David
                        My age is but an irrelevant number !
                        Items I am selling.

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                        • #13
                          What's fooling them is the high "Rand value" included in the description..
                          What's for sale today?

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                          • #14
                            I agree that many "new" or unknowledged buyers can be misled down the path entirely based on the given "value" alone.

                            What about the idea of not having the option to insert a value? This way many buyers can decide for themselves on what to pay - not to be fooled by a false value.

                            I rarely (if ever) put a value on my items. It is ultimately the buyer's choice on how high he / she will go.
                            Click here for great deals!

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                            • #15
                              I prefer including the link to Jump.co.za and giving a comparative price from there - yields higher prices generally :lol:
                              What's for sale today?

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