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Got “faked” on ebay, Get Your Money Back

Posted by Smurfette On February - 18 - 2009

I love to shop on ebay. When I told people that I shop on ebay, I often got negative reactions. Most of the negative reactions were because they got “faked” on ebay. I strongly suggest that before you buy anything “branded” on ebay, you should do your homework and just google “how to spot a fake (whatever you’re looking for)”. It is easier to avoid bad transaction than trying to get out of it.

Until recently, I haven’t got “faked” on ebay, as I always purchase my stuff carefully. However, last week, I purchased a MAC brush (cosmetic brush) from ebay, and got “faked”. It’s sad that people made a “fake” out of a $20 item. Anyway, here are the steps that you should do in case you got “faked”:

• Contact the seller (Via ebay messaging or paypal resolution center)
You should contact the seller via those methods only so that ebay or paypal will have the record of your communication with the seller.
• Open a dispute in the PayPal resolution center
• Negotiate to resolve dispute
• Close the dispute or escalate to a claim
• Paypal will investigate and resolve the claim

This can be done only if you pay with paypal, I strongly recommend paying with paypal whenever you shop on ebay. It is the safer way to pay. You can find the detail about the dispute resolution on paypal.com. You need to sign in to be able to find the info. Don’t forget to report the fake item to ebay, to prevent fraud on other buyers. Oh and one more thing, I received a full refund for my FAKE mac brush and the seller did not even want the fake brush back.

Happy Shopping!


Wii Fit from Nintendo, a new fun way to exercise.

Posted by editor On June - 10 - 2008

Having fun while exercising, now that sound good to me. It gets even more fun to be able to exercise with close friends and family and compare results – in a healthy competitive way. You can do wii to play with your kids at the same time taking them excercising. And if you’re like me who kinda lazy to go to gym maybe wii will help, even just a lil bit to burn those extra calories. Wii fit from nitendo has been introduced since May 21st, although it is quite new it has gain quick popularity that makes over 2 millon sales up till now, the question many new non gamers curious is: does will fit really working the way it suppose to work? find out more and read the review here. And discover more from the global wii fit experience website (in english) here.

I found more info bout wii fit while browsing ebay =) here goes the info, hope will be helpful:

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Wii fit balance board

The primary tenet of Wii Fit is balance. Your center of balance (the point between your left and right sides when you stand upright) has a lot to do with your health. Those without an even center of balance will be unnaturally compensating for this imbalance, which causes their posture to become misaligned, increasing the possibility of putting unnecessary strain on their bodies. This is where the Wii Balance Board comes in.

Similar in appearance to a step aerobics board, the Wii Balance Board is much, much more. Easily capable of supporting weights up to a maximum of 300 pounds, it is sturdy and precise, able to measure weight and register pressure accurately when placed on a variety of flat surfaces. This advanced level of sensitivity allows for both the wide range of activities found in the Wii Fit software as well as the board’s amazing ability recognize individual players by their weight alone.

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Special Features

  • Body Mass Index (BMI): A weight evaluation based on a ratio of weight to height.
  • Wii Fit Age: The Wii Fit Age is measured by factoring the user’s BMI reading, testing the user’s center of gravity and conducting quick balance tests.
  • Wii Fit includes more than 40 types of training activities designed to appeal to all members of a household. Training falls into four fitness categories: Aerobic Exercise: 10-minute exercises that are designed to get the heart pumping. Muscle Conditioning: Controlled motions using arms, legs and other body parts. Yoga Poses: Classic poses that focus on balance and stretching. Balance Games: Fun activities, such as ski jumping and heading soccer balls, that challenge the player’s overall body balance.

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and here’s a wii trailer, enjoy



You know that you can visit USPS online at www.usps.com and print your own Priority Mail label. It is all good, except the fact that you can only print Priority Mail and Express Mail labels online. The only other way to directly print First Class labels are to use subscription based services such as www.stamps.com and www.endicia.com, in which you must pay monthly fees.

If you have a PayPal account, here’s how you could easily print your own First Class Mail stamp and Media Mail stamp at home. You could access it here.

Note that PayPal does not actually advertise this service, as this service is primarily for the convenience of eBay sellers to print the pre-paid shipping label. But you could access PayPal Shipping to print labels, by going to this link.

For your Information
In terms of price and the delivery time, here are the order (from the cheapest to the most expensive):

1) USPS First Class Mail

2) USPS Priority Mail

3) USPS Express Mail

There is also Media Mail ( www.usps.com/prices/media-mail-prices.htm) which is cheaper than First Class Mail, but it is limited to sending books and media.

Hope this information helps.

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