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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 15th Mar 11, 10:40 AM
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    'The irony of Mrs MSE not being able to sell her clothes on eBay' blog discussion
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    • 15th Mar 11, 10:40 AM
    'The irony of Mrs MSE not being able to sell her clothes on eBay' blog discussion 15th Mar 11 at 10:40 AM
    This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.





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    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 15th Mar 11, 10:59 AM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 10:59 AM
    Oh dear! Well she could always do the same herself.....nobody is to know just how literally she means it, after all!
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    • 15th Mar 11, 11:22 AM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 11:22 AM
    What's wrong with promoting them herself as "as worn by..."? There are plenty of "celebs" (sorry, never heard of her myself ) who do the same. Is it the fact that it's a form of prostitution (in the wider sense of the word) that's a problem?
    They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. -- Plato
    • thatguy1
    • By thatguy1 15th Mar 11, 11:35 AM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 11:35 AM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 11:35 AM
    She should have said 'The Original, worn by Lara Lewington'
    • Peanuckle
    • By Peanuckle 15th Mar 11, 11:48 AM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 11:48 AM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 11:48 AM
    I don't blame her for trying to sell them anonymously, after all when you sell to someone on Ebay can't they get your contact details? That would be heaven for any dodgy stalker/weirdo types.

    Far better to either donate to charity or give them to one of the charities that regularly sell celebs bit and pieces on Ebay to raise funds. I'm sure that neither of you need any money the clothes could raise in order to balance the household accounts
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 15th Mar 11, 11:52 AM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 11:52 AM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 11:52 AM
    If she had put "worn and unwashed" in a small font in the listing the stuff would have sold for hundreds!
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  • jinky67
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    • 15th Mar 11, 12:03 PM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 12:03 PM
    She could of course, report all these other fakes, as not being hers at all
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  • reddwarf1999
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    • 15th Mar 11, 12:03 PM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 12:03 PM
    if your wife did not authorise the use of her image
    then report the sellers to ebay
    • d123
    • By d123 15th Mar 11, 12:06 PM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 12:06 PM
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    • 15th Mar 11, 12:06 PM
    She could of course, report all these other fakes, as not being hers at all
    Originally posted by jinky67
    Except "as worn by xxxx", just means xxxx wore one the same, not the actual one worn.
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    Are you telling me the soiled panties I bought were fakes?
  • jinky67
    Except "as worn by xxxx", just means xxxx wore one the same, not the actual one worn.
    Originally posted by d123
    thats not how I would take it though, had I read it in an ad
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    • Coveredinbees!!!!
    • By Coveredinbees!!!! 15th Mar 11, 12:57 PM
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    I just typed Lara Lewington in to google to see who we were talking about and it sent to to a site called tartdoris.com, you got to laugh.

  • goodgirl80
    she's a stunner...well done!
    • tattycath
    • By tattycath 15th Mar 11, 2:16 PM
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    Far better to either donate to charity or give them to one of the charities that regularly sell celebs bit and pieces on Ebay to raise funds. I'm sure that neither of you need any money the clothes could raise in order to balance the household accounts
    Originally posted by Peanuckle
    That's not really the point though-after all it's very to try and get something back for things you no longer want.
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    • Peanuckle
    • By Peanuckle 15th Mar 11, 2:26 PM
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    That's not really the point though-after all it's very to try and get something back for things you no longer want.
    Originally posted by tattycath
    Agreed but not at the expensive of your safety though, Mrs MSE is in a different situation to the average person and, as any high profile person, will attract more than her fair share of followers with dubious intentions IMHO.
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 15th Mar 11, 3:13 PM
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    Agreed but not at the expensive of your safety though, Mrs MSE is in a different situation to the average person and, as any high profile person, will attract more than her fair share of followers with dubious intentions IMHO.
    Originally posted by Peanuckle
    I think that's a fair summary - my own ebay account is under an anonymous name too (different type of potentially dubious intentions with me!)
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    • Violetta
    • By Violetta 15th Mar 11, 5:48 PM
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    I think that's a fair summary - my own ebay account is under an anonymous name too (different type of potentially dubious intentions with me!)
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    Good lord, what potentially dubious intentions could you have???
    Sorry absolutely no help with the Mrs MSE clothes selling, that must be an odd situation for her to be in though. (and I agree with other's she does look gorgeous).
    Booo!!!
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 15th Mar 11, 5:52 PM
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    Should have said "as worn by" and thrown in a genuine signed photo of her wearing them.

    Then hit the PR machine to drive traffic to the listings, and a forum posting campaign too.

    Full of win.
    • tgroom57
    • By tgroom57 15th Mar 11, 6:13 PM
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    It would have worked very well as long as you didn't put ' ...as worn by ... on her days off.'
    • tattycath
    • By tattycath 15th Mar 11, 6:19 PM
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    Agreed but not at the expensive of your safety though, Mrs MSE is in a different situation to the average person and, as any high profile person, will attract more than her fair share of followers with dubious intentions IMHO.
    Originally posted by Peanuckle
    so Mrs MSE sells through an intermediary-there are ways around it so she doesn't give out any personal details so as to attract stalkers, weirdo's etc
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