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Ive learned my lesson well

im at a £30 loss, not a lot to some but its a lot of me, and all because i didn't think.

I was sat having a coffee with a friend a few days ago and we were looking on eBay and we came up with this bright idea that we were going to make our own business.

We soon got wrapped up in buying very cheap jewellery and things from china, before i know it i had spent £30.

It wasn't until the next day that i read that nickel isn't allowed to be sold in jewellery in the UK and most of the eBay sellers have told me that the jewellery is silver coloured.

So now i have had a to buy some nickel tester solution and if anything contains nickel i wont be able to sell it :(

Ive learned my lesson, well two lessons, one is to never buy cheap stuff on ebay well not jewellery anyway and the other is too always research a plan before acting on it.

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bestwriter wrote on August 30, 2014, 7:35 AM

This post will open the eyes of many here and they would have learnt something from you. So your experience has been put to good use. :)

Scorpie wrote on August 30, 2014, 8:59 AM

A lot of people get severe skin reactions from nickel.

astraldreamer wrote on August 30, 2014, 9:49 AM

Yes i myself cant handle nickel, i ordered some nickel testing solution so ill test the jewellery when it comes.

melody23 wrote on August 30, 2014, 10:28 AM

Oh I didn't know that, I have loads of jewellery I have bought over the years that's nickel, must be a new thing. A lot of people are allergic to it mind you. My mum makes jewellery and I was thinking about selling some on ebay for her, I guess I had better check that its not nickel before I do.

astraldreamer wrote on August 30, 2014, 6:41 PM

melody23 , you can ask a seller for a certificate to make sure it doesnt contain it, or maybe buy a nickel tester, i bought mines for £5

LoudMan wrote on August 30, 2014, 8:30 PM

See? Now this is why I think the PP community would be a great bunch of folks to auction with. Order/sell pies and cakes and crafts and clothing and old books., etc.,

LoudMan wrote on August 30, 2014, 8:31 PM

I mean, I just happen to think none of us would do each other wrong like this possibility.