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post #10096 of 14505
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

Yeah, it's getting worse (or is it the time of year?). I just got a final value fee credit for a non-paying buyer with over 800 feedback. Surely they know how Ebay works???

Well, I try to remember I'm not the only one who is busy everyday. Everyone has a life and everyone gets side tracked. Everyone gets sick, has emergencies, setbacks, issues, good days and bad days. Some people even fall into comas. They will either pay or they won't. Hopefully most of them will.

post #10097 of 14505
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Well, I try to remember I'm not the only one who is busy everyday. Everyone has a life and everyone gets side tracked. Everyone gets sick, has emergencies, setbacks, issues, good days and bad days. Some people even fall into comas. They will either pay or they won't. Hopefully most of them will.

 

 Yeah, I don't freak out on people. If they contact me after I get the FVF refund, I'll generally give them the same price as a BIN price...

post #10098 of 14505
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 Yeah, I don't freak out on people. If they contact me after I get the FVF refund, I'll generally give them the same price as a BIN price...

On Wednesday or Thursday I usually send out a note saying something to the effect of:

"Hey. Just wanted to let you know that in the next 24 hours or so, eBay will initiate a non-payment case here. It's sort of out of my control, but after they do it, you'll have 3 more days to pay. If you don't pay, you'll get a mark against your buyer record, and the transaction will be cancelled. Just wanted to let you know so you wouldn't be caught off guard."

 

It's worked so far.

post #10099 of 14505
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

How did the shoulders and chest feel compared to your normal jacket size?

 

I'm a 40L and nearly drowned in it. It's ginormous.

 

Will measure and report back.

post #10100 of 14505
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Well, I try to remember I'm not the only one who is busy everyday. Everyone has a life and everyone gets side tracked. Everyone gets sick, has emergencies, setbacks, issues, good days and bad days. Some people even fall into comas. They will either pay or they won't. Hopefully most of them will.

 

 

I didn't really think about it like that before, but you are absolutely right. I've certainly had times that have forced me to back out of something I had committed to, whether I liked it or not. 

post #10101 of 14505
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post
 

as a follow up to the GSP's "Ridiculous" shipping prices, I recently sold a sweater to a GSP buyer from Japan.  His shipping costs were $27.50, which is in line with International Priority or Express shipping options.  It is obviously more than E-Delcon/First Class but that is a choice you will have to make as a seller.  I don't consider under $30 to ship a sweater to Japan ridiculous.


A $1 800 Brioni suit has $55 shipping charges and $673.95 import charges.  A $500 suit charges $60 shipping plus $200.81 import charges. You do not think that is excessive?  I have never paid any import charge with regular post.  It is your business and you have the right to choose any program you want.  IMO people who apt in this program are making a bad business decision because they are loosing a lot of international sales.

 

Regarding the suit jacket/blazer/sports coat debate.  I think we can all agree that spoo is one of the most professional and honest ebay sellers out there.  He calls a suit coat "Pinstripe Jacket Sport Coat Blazer"

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXPENSIVE-Kiton-Napoli-Diamante-Blu-S150s-Pinstripe-Jacket-Sport-Coat-Blazer-54L-/350988167089?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Ze073fPoKrbQGMHlXpEe6vGrTUQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

Most sellers do not list orphans as suit jackets.  The overwhelming majority make no reference what so ever of the word suit.  The ones that do, list it as a suit jacket/blazer/sport coat.

post #10102 of 14505
Is the $600 not the accurate import duties if you were to disclose the value of the suit fully? I agree it's expensive. However $55 is around what I would pay to mail a suit internationally via express mail.
post #10103 of 14505

Gentlemen, I ask for your input on a somewhat strange situation. So I ordered a vintage Valet stand of cast iron and brass. It arrived in this giant box without any form of insulation or padding.

 

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Now the problem is that when I took the pieces out the stand had broken as so:

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I contacted the seller who accepted the return and apologized for not packing it with any padding but they expect me to ship it back at my cost (roughly $20). Am I being unreasonable to expect them to cover return shipping? Their guidelines clearly state buyer pays return shipping but when I receive a broken item due to negligence I think it's hardly fair.

 

Am I off my rocker?

post #10104 of 14505
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post
 

Gentlemen, I ask for your input on a somewhat strange situation. So I ordered a vintage Valet stand of cast iron and brass. It arrived in this giant box without any form of insulation or padding.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Now the problem is that when I took the pieces out the stand had broken as so:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I contacted the seller who accepted the return and apologized for not packing it with any padding but they expect me to ship it back at my cost (roughly $20). Am I being unreasonable to expect them to cover return shipping? Their guidelines clearly state buyer pays return shipping but when I receive a broken item due to negligence I think it's hardly fair.

 

Am I off my rocker?

 

Shipping insurance? Then again, if the item wasn't packed properly . . . 

post #10105 of 14505
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post
 

Gentlemen, I ask for your input on a somewhat strange situation. So I ordered a vintage Valet stand of cast iron and brass. It arrived in this giant box without any form of insulation or padding.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Now the problem is that when I took the pieces out the stand had broken as so:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I contacted the seller who accepted the return and apologized for not packing it with any padding but they expect me to ship it back at my cost (roughly $20). Am I being unreasonable to expect them to cover return shipping? Their guidelines clearly state buyer pays return shipping but when I receive a broken item due to negligence I think it's hardly fair.

 

Am I off my rocker?

As a seller, if something were to happen to my product during the shipping process, I would probably cover the shipping.  Especially if I (the seller) admitted or apologized for "not packing it with any padding".  

 

Now if I genuinely felt I padded and protected my product as best I could, and then I was told it broke during delivery, I would second guess the buyer a bit...but would probably end up helping with the return shipping.

 

All in all, with this particular case, of the seller admitting to a lack of proper protection, I would probably ask politely if they can help or pay for the return shipping.

post #10106 of 14505
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post
 

As a seller, if something were to happen to my product during the shipping process, I would probably cover the shipping.  Especially if I (the seller) admitted or apologized for "not packing it with any padding".  

 

...

 

All in all, with this particular case, of the seller admitting to a lack of proper protection, I would probably ask politely if they can help or pay for the return shipping.

 

Agreed - as a seller I would either pay return shipping, or tell them to keep it and refund their original purchase + shipping if I didn't think it was repairable.  

post #10107 of 14505

Got a nice message today from a recent buyer.

 

Dear weso0119,

Wanted to let you know that your eBay store is on my short list of favorites.

Each item looks as though it may have appeared in one of AFI's 100 best films of all time. It's a very unique way of looking at clothing that has captured my attention each time I browse the selection available.

Unlike most 2nd hand stores I've encountered previously, wherein all items have a story to tell, the items in your collection seem to have upbeat and more interesting stories that are truly worthy of telling and, what's more, listening too as well.

So, at the risk of being overly exuberant over inanimate objects that can't bring inner-peace or explain the meaning of life, I appreciate your fine collection for what it is, an extraordinarily interesting one that I plan to visit often.

With best wishes for continued success,
post #10108 of 14505
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Regarding the suit jacket/blazer/sports coat debate.  I think we can all agree that spoo is one of the most professional and honest ebay sellers out there.  He calls a suit coat "Pinstripe Jacket Sport Coat Blazer"

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXPENSIVE-Kiton-Napoli-Diamante-Blu-S150s-Pinstripe-Jacket-Sport-Coat-Blazer-54L-/350988167089?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Ze073fPoKrbQGMHlXpEe6vGrTUQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

Most sellers do not list orphans as suit jackets.  The overwhelming majority make no reference what so ever of the word suit.  The ones that do, list it as a suit jacket/blazer/sport coat.

Thanks for the input. I was wondering why Spoo didn't throw in an opinion. End of the story was that he liked the jacket anyway and decided to keep it. He also left me great feedback for my good communication and willingness to work things out to his satisfaction. I thought like you also but now that I got stung I will be adding something in the title and description to indicate its possible orphanicity. We'll see if it makes any difference in my sales.

post #10109 of 14505
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post
 

As a seller, if something were to happen to my product during the shipping process, I would probably cover the shipping.  Especially if I (the seller) admitted or apologized for "not packing it with any padding".  

 

...

 

All in all, with this particular case, of the seller admitting to a lack of proper protection, I would probably ask politely if they can help or pay for the return shipping.

 

Agreed - as a seller I would either pay return shipping, or tell them to keep it and refund their original purchase + shipping if I didn't think it was repairable.  


+1 I would write them a message explaining why I think they should be obligated to reimburse my return shipping cost and you can add that this transaction has left you feeling very negative so far, but don't mention feedback.

post #10110 of 14505
those using clamp lights...what do you clamp them to?

i dont really have anything to clamp it to other than a tall lamp that i have.
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