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Aleks
Aleks

journeyman
Location: West Midlands, UK
Member Since: 1st Jul 2004
Total posts: 64
Posted:Comeone is selling LED strobe poi on ebay that are plastic and break really easily.. they are 15 when the sticks only cost 1 from poundland! Just thought i'd warn you! and if it's someone here... shame on you! they say the RRP is 50!

Look at me twirl my pretty rainbow poi in my rainbowhat with my rainbow earings and my rainbow top etc.....

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Frodo
Frodo

old hand
Location: In a van
Member Since: 30th Jun 2003
Total posts: 1092
Posted:i saw them, the cheek.

passing through, this world still lives.

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tigercub
tigercub

journeyman
Location: PETERBOROUGH
Member Since: 26th Aug 2004
Total posts: 57
Posted:i saw them too!

just me, my lighter and a lifes supply of paraffin

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Analemma
Analemma

enthusiast
Location: West LA
Member Since: 22nd May 2003
Total posts: 384
Posted:They originally cost less than 1! Euro in Asia and are not supposed to be used as Poi . . . but if you never hit yourself or the Poi or the ground or anything else they work really nice wink

PS: Shouldnt be in the Poi-Moves Section - move it to Social Discussions and talk about bad practices and rip-offs in the Poi market . . .


To learn - read. To know - write. To master - teach . . .

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Rip off gits! Did you email them and tell them off or notify eBay perhaps? I did that to someone selling the LEDglosticks from here in exactly the same way, they even ripped off the HoP picture!! I asked them very nicely to take them down or put a realistic auction together or I'd alert eBay of their dodgy practices, 2 hours later the auction was gone!

Praise the power of email


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meep
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Location: Midlands - nr cov
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2004
Total posts: 344
Posted:Nice one bug!

"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:cheek of some people, i pity the fool who places a bid

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:I saw them too.. did you look further down to see the ones that looked a little like bacteria? they looked like they were made from tubes of rubber weaved together in a kinda sorta monkey knot..

I wanna make some like that!


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You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:But in fairness (if that's the right word to use) - there's nothing actually wrong with putting them up for sale at that price.

The bit that's wrong is "The RRP REALLY is 50" which is a lie.

Without that sentance, they can quite legally put them up for that price. People don't have to bid for them... Heck, go buy a load and sell them for 10 a pair, start a price war smile


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:ok I emailed this dude about proving his 50 RRP claim, he says I've questioned his integrity and got very aggressive and emailed me his phone number. As he was very VERY confrontational by email I, amazingly, didn't phone him. He says he bought them in the US and "his friends" say they're worth 45-50 so I may be sending an email to eBay today. I asked him to just give me the name of the manufacturer as he must remember the shop/have a receipt/they come in a labelled bag etc but he has refused anymore contact by email.

So do I tell eBay about it?


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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:absolutly dude... we need to stop people selling rubbish toys!

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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meep
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Location: Midlands - nr cov
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2004
Total posts: 344
Posted:Yes, tell ebay.

My friends tell me my computer is worth thousands. If i wanted to tell it and claim that, i'd have to be prepared to *prove* that.


"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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meep
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Location: Midlands - nr cov
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2004
Total posts: 344
Posted:Btw.. His two later acutions with the same thing do *not* claim RRP 50 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...ssPageName=WDVW
although he hasn't edited the first auction.


"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:yeh, tell ebay, especially if they are crap, im agine some kids face when he gets his new LED poi and they screw up, do it! do it for the sake of all spinners out there! do it for the children!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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efes spinner
newbie
Location: Northern Cyprus
Member Since: 26th Aug 2004
Total posts: 15
Posted:that really is terrible, i brought a couple of glow sticks dat were pretty much the same as thoes from ayia napa last week for a couple of quid each! feel sori for the sap that buys em!

To each der own as with all in life.

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Aleks
Aleks

journeyman
Location: West Midlands, UK
Member Since: 1st Jul 2004
Total posts: 64
Posted:Well it may be that they are of better quality than the ones i got but the look of them isn't I dunno!

Look at me twirl my pretty rainbow poi in my rainbowhat with my rainbow earings and my rainbow top etc.....

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andythepoi
andythepoi

addict
Location: manchester, uk
Member Since: 4th Jun 2004
Total posts: 508
Posted:excellent spotting rainbow gal n thanks for letting us know! x

It's smashing to be back x

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:Burn them, EVIL, LET THEM BURN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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hogasm
stranger
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, CA
Member Since: 31st May 2004
Total posts: 27
Posted:Of course i bought a set of the "crappy" LED poi and guess how until they smacked together? c'mon....guess. it was several minutes. that's right folks. i paid $25 US plus S/H and they broke the very first time. they broke real good too. not the repairable kinda broke. the kinda broke where little fragments go shooting across the room and you find them 2 weeks later when you're walking around bare-foot and step on this sharp plastic shard and then you yell: "Curse you E-bay. Curse you all to hell for not warning me that these LED's are made of a egg-shell-like plastic". phew. i feel much better after that rant. sorry folks



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