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    • TennisFan
    • By TennisFan 11th Apr 17, 12:42 PM
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    Anyone bought from Pakon Furniture on ebay?
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    • 11th Apr 17, 12:42 PM
    Anyone bought from Pakon Furniture on ebay? 11th Apr 17 at 12:42 PM
    There is a new trader called Pakon Furniture (Pakonfurniture5*) on ebay who is selling discounted John Lewis furniture. Feedback so far is excellent but with only 40ish ratings and only registered for a few months I'm a little wary. They have a Facebook page (again newish) but no website.
    Are there any Money Saving experts out there who are familiar / have bought from them successfully?

    thanks
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    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 11th Apr 17, 12:57 PM
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    Doing the math; 40 ratings on eBay. One seller of 200,000 Business Sellers in the UK. Chances of finding extra info on Money Saving Expert? :/
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    • mrcol1000
    • By mrcol1000 11th Apr 17, 12:58 PM
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    I have never brought from them but I would be careful. You can buy furniture returns to John Lewis fairly cheap from some sources. They also seemed to be based near once such source I know of. However they are returns so mostly likely are damaged or missing bits. Even if the seller has checked the items, it is easy to miss something vital that is missing from flat packed furniture.

    I am not saying they are bad but you just need to be wary that there may be an issue. From their feedback they seem to sort things out though.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 11th Apr 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 11th Apr 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 11th Apr 17, 3:51 PM
    Well, he should be registered as a business. If he is willing to flout the fundamental rules will he be there if/when you have an issue?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 11th Apr 17, 6:08 PM
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    • 11th Apr 17, 6:08 PM
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    • 11th Apr 17, 6:08 PM
    As above they appear to have obtained what they claim are John Lewis items to sell for a profit yet cannot be bothered to register as a business.

    Look at their £349 bed. Have you seen the cracks in the legs and damage to the headboard? Quality seems suspect so if they were John Lewis items they maybe returns or rejected stock.

    The £259.99 bed is a catalogue image, so maybe thats in a worse state?

    £250 Wardrobe with a large dent which is splitting and further damage which they mentioned the small dent but not the massive one?

    So i was probably right about being returns or rejected goods.

    Certainly not the quality you would expect when buying instore.
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    • TennisFan
    • By TennisFan 14th Apr 17, 2:05 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 2:05 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 2:05 PM
    Thanks for the replies - all excellent food for thought. After further investigation I've found out that the items advertised are declared as John Lewis returns and pictures show any damage. Also the seller is near enough for me to go and collect and pay in cash (after inspection), so I'm begining to feel the risk is on the low side.
    • askmeaboutsofas
    • By askmeaboutsofas 15th Apr 17, 2:28 PM
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    I don't know their company, but if you can visit their shop and try the stuff out in person you'll be best placed to avoid any possible scams and check for damage, tags etc. John Lewis sewn-in tags can usually be found underneath the left hand side seat cushion on sofas. The tags you find inside the cushion cover will usually be from the manufacturer of either the cushions (generally Platt&Hill) or the sofa (like Parker Knoll).
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    • By redfox 16th Jul 17, 9:45 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:45 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:45 PM
    Hi. Konrad here from Pakon Furniture.
    Originally posted by Pakonfurniture5*
    posting in a company capacity or promoting your own business is not permitted on MSE. Post reported.

    Could people please press the button on the above post.
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    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 16th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
    these sellers will buy from companies like https://www.marthill.co.uk/ so it is pot luck to what they get
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 16th Jul 17, 10:55 PM
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    There is a new trader called Pakon Furniture (Pakonfurniture5*) on ebay who is selling discounted John Lewis furniture. Feedback so far is excellent but with only 40ish ratings and only registered for a few months I'm a little wary. They have a Facebook page (again newish) but no website.
    Are there any Money Saving experts out there who are familiar / have bought from them successfully?

    thanks
    Originally posted by TennisFan
    Also using the name artbi12(2008) on eBay
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 16th Jul 17, 11:55 PM
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    clearly a business seller, but not registered as a business, so reported to ebay
    • RFW
    • By RFW 17th Jul 17, 6:19 PM
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    You may be better looking locally for furniture sellers. Nothing against buying on Ebay but it's a relatively hefty fee for furniture sellers and there are several I know in that industry that haven't sent an email let alone sold online.
    There are quite a few small resellers and you may find a first hand supplier just by picking up a Yellow Pages or even a local free newspaper.
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    • askmeaboutsofas
    • By askmeaboutsofas 18th Jul 17, 1:35 PM
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    but it's a relatively hefty fee for furniture sellers and there are several I know in that industry that haven't sent an email let alone sold online
    Just a heads up as I know eBay don't publicise this much, but eBay final value fees in the furniture category for businesses are capped at £40, and the % fees that PayPal charge on PayPal payments are reduced if you're a long time customer. As an example, if you bought a £2000 suite off eBay now and paid with PayPal, it would only cost the seller £40 eBay fees - not the £200 eBay fees we used to pay! As a result, there are a lot more sellers of high end furniture on eBay than there used to be.

    Unrelated but I noticed the furniture category on eBay got a bit... sparse... when HMRC announced their last crackdown on tax avoiding sellers.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 18th Jul 17, 1:39 PM
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    .....the % fees that PayPal charge on PayPal payments are reduced if you're a long time customer.
    Originally posted by askmeaboutsofas
    Paypal don't give reductions for "long time customers". They give discounts based on your turnover.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 18th Jul 17, 8:07 PM
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    Paypal don't give reductions for "long time customers". They give discounts based on your turnover.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Yep, spot on.
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    • askmeaboutsofas
    • By askmeaboutsofas 5th Aug 17, 2:05 PM
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    Paypal don't give reductions for "long time customers". They give discounts based on your turnover.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    I was told by their customer service that we were due a reduction because we were long time customers, they never said it was based on turnover - although that does make perfect sense. Guess I was a bit gullible there! Thanks for the correction.
    • Omglog
    • By Omglog 10th Sep 17, 2:43 PM
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    Any good?
    Did you buy from them in the end? Did you have any problems? I'm looking to buy something from them and wondering whether to go and see it in person or whether it would be ok to just buy through eBay.
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