I got into a feud with another supplier today, an Englishman who supplies BSA spares. He is selling on eBay
items he refers in his listing using THREE different descriptions for the same item: "decal
," "transfer," and "sticker
The item is the exact oil tank / battery box trademark you mention.
As is my habit, quarrelsome Irishman that I am, I called him out on it. The item can be ONE of the above, but NOT ALL THREE.
He got arrogant, telling me in no uncertain terms he has been "in the business" for 40 years (I've been in it for 50) and insinuated I didn't know what I am talking about.
The sad part is: this seller has a long association as an insider of the U.K. BSA Owners Club.
This is tragic. He is considered an authority on the BSA marque.
What is it with people like this who can't get their product descriptions correct, then get haughty and attempt to browbeat
someone who attempts to straighten them out? Is it because he considers me "a stupid American?"
His customers will suffer if he describes the product incorrectly, and it is too expensive ( and useless) to make a complaint to eBay
about it. I've been through it before, now I don't bother.