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If I keep having these amazing feats of genius, Mensa will clearly be coming after me to force me off their turf.

I recentely bought 4 pairs of brand new Levi's 501s on eBay for an amazing total price (including shipping) of $75. This is unheard of, considering new pairs in the store can run over $45 each. I felt so proud of my Jewish heritage when I clicked to send my PayPal payment.

Until today.

I was half way through a 3-hour long conference call, and hadn't said a word yet (nor would I for the entire time.) I stretched my legs under the table, looked down, and was struck by something rather odd. I could swear that one leg was different than the other.

Upon closer inspection of my brand new jeans that I wore today, I discovered that yes - the left side of my pants is darker than the right side. My brand new jeans are two different colors - it's as if they split two different pairs of jeans in half, and then merged opposite halves in some sort of freaked out gene splicing experiment gone totally wrong. (Get it? GENE splicing? HA!)

I feel like a jester walking around like this. Thankfully, after a personally administrated private study with three respondents, my pants of a different color has not been noticed. Only I, and now you, my faithful reader, know how silly I look.


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Aug. 29th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I'm so sorry for ya. Of course, you weren't having a "genius" moment ... you were just ripped off. Happens to the best of us.
Aug. 29th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Or we would, if you posted a picture of them...
Aug. 29th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
What's the fark comment? 'Pictures or it didn't happen?'
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Aug. 29th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Not only are we more critical of ourselves than anyone else is of us, but we really are all so self centered that we focus more on ourselves than anyone else does. Case in point: Jason gave me my wrist "shackle/collar" in December 2003. It looks like a heavy silver bracelet, but I was worried that everyone at work would notice that I wore it every single day and start asking questions about it. No one asked. Three years later, a coworker i had worked with that whole time said to me, "Nice bracelet. Did you get it on your honeymoon?" The honeymoon had been two months earlier. For three years, she never even noticed the thing I wore every single day.

Another case in point: look how I just made this all about me instead of you? :)

Anyway, I'd love to see the original eBay listing - I'm curious whether you didn't notice some fine print or whether you really just got ripped off. Either way, it sucks. I hope the other pairs aren't the same.
Aug. 29th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
The seller mentioned in the listing that they were all marked irregular. But he posted how they are exactly the jeans in the photo he used in the listings. Of course, those photos are of the jeans folded, thus concealing the different color.

The other jeans were all fine, at least to my uneducated eye.

Aug. 29th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Did you provide seller feedback yet?
Aug. 29th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Aug. 29th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
Then you can write the seller and ask for a refund.

And do point out that you haven't given feedback on the transaction.

If he doesn't refund you the money, I would definitely put that in the feedback.
Aug. 29th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Just so you know, it's fairly easy to dye material, and you can even dye it in a consistent denim blue if you like.

Just so you know... :)

(That's still better than when I wore two different shoes to a bachelorette party...)
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Aug. 29th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
The worst part about the party was people did notice (they were obviously different- one patent leather black, the other silver and blue) *and* the peoples I talked to about it said that they noticed and thought I was just "cool like that."

*the fashion gods do not approve*
Aug. 29th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
I was about to say the same . . . you can even dye in your washing machine. I've always just used a lobster pot, though. You might also have luck getting the colours to equalize if you do a hot water wash . . . but then there might be a slight shrinkage concern.
Aug. 29th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
sorry, but that is hilarious! i'm guessing that's why they were 4 for $75.
Aug. 29th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
I'm telling you, it's all that damn pork you've been eating!
You're just gonna have to ride this out till Yom Kippur..
Aug. 29th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Honestly? RIT dye and a washing machine. Make them all dark blue, problem solved.

And I am totally sure no one would ever notice - I'm with redhead_sue up there - on all counts.
Aug. 30th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
Buy your Levis at Dave's, honey. $35. Get 2 pairs and just do more laundry :)

You shouldn't have to re-dye them. You got ripped off. I hate it when sellers pull that shit.
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