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Some bloggers are being accused of selling pre-worn items and incorrectly sized clothes on Depop

It continues …
Apr 6th 2018, 8:12 PM 17,877 1

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER Irish blogging scandal.

A minority of Irish bloggers have been criticised by an Instagram account for appearing to sell clothes that were advertised as the incorrect size, and second-hand clothes that had been advertised as “never worn”.

Bloggers Unveiled – an account which looks to highlight dubious practices within the industry – aims to “give a voice” to those who have been blocked by bloggers for doing the same.

A follower brought it to our attention that she had bought a jumpsuit from a Joanne [Larby, AKA The Makeup Fairy], and when she tried it on, she realised it was too big. She went to check the label and it was cut off but the care label still had the size.”

On their motivation behind posting the allegations, Bloggers Unveiled said:

We posted on this issue to alert potential buyers and when I say we got a flood of similar responses, that is an understatement [...] I’ts important to highlight it because it’s a consumer issue.”

bu Source: Bloggers Unveiled/Instagram

 

joanne larby2 Source: Bloggers Unveiled/Instagram

Joanne has released a statement regarding the accusations on her Instagram account.

Depop’s terms and conditions read:

“We want our Service to be a positive experience for our users and we ask that you honour the commitments you make to another user in respect of the swap, sale or purchase of a Sale Item.

Any agreement for and/or purchase of a Sale Item is made solely between you and the seller. Complaints, questions and claims related to a Sale Item should be directed to the seller. Where users cannot resolve issues relating to a Sale Transaction between themselves, we will attempt to help mediate such disputes through our dispute resolution process.
As we are not the seller of any Sale Items, we have no control and do not give any commitment relating to the existence, quality, safety, genuineness or legality of Sale Items, the truth or accuracy of any picture or description of the Sale Items or any other content made available by users, the ability of sellers to sell Sale Items, the ability of buyers to pay for them or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction or return the Sale Item, and we have no liability in this respect.”

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