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Welcome, Shawn. Yes, that's perfectly normal. It's just like anything else, it takes time and even nice things sometimes sit on the shelf for a while. That and the newer you are, the less exposure you have. Once you've done it a while, you reach a few milestones and eBay gives you higher search rankings.

 

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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post
 

Hi guy, I've been a long time lurker on SF but decided to join because I appreciate the wealth of knowledge on here!

 

I'm new to the whole eBay thing, and I recently put up a couple of thrift finds I'd like to flip for a couple of bucks. I've read quite a bit on the subject beforehand, and to my knowledge, I'm doing everything right to get maximum of views and bids (ending auctions on the weekends, low starting price, 14 days money back guarantee, clear and representative pictures, catchy titles, etc.) but no matter what, I don't get a lot of views and no bids at all.

 

Now, I don't want to look like the overly concerned newb, but I thought I'd ask: do you guys usually have to re-list your items a couple of times before you finally find your bidder/buyer?

 

I'm guessing it's just because I'm new to selling on eBay, I don't have a lot of feedback to back me up and it might make buyers weary. 

 

Anyway, if you have any other tips to help me maximize my items exposure, I'd be grateful! 

 

Thanks guys!

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Aight that's what I figured anyway! Thanks jgill79!

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Hey guys, I was wondering...is it safe to sell a big ticket item as a new seller on ebay? I listed some brand new boots and it was purchased by someone with 100% feedback and 27 transactions. Looks like there are 3 reviews of him as a seller, and the rest are of him as a buyer. I know I need delivery confirmation with signature and shipping insurance, but what else do I need to look out for? Paypal has placed a 3 week hold on my money because I'm a new seller (this is my first listing), so I'm afraid of a possible situation where I end up getting scammed by someone preying on new sellers. Am I just being paranoid? I know I should have asked you guys BEFORE I posted the item and it was sold. Can I back out of now if I wanted to?

 

Like what happens if the guy receives the boots, tries it on, puts some nice creases into the leather, walks around in it for a couple hours to test the fit, and then has buyer's remorse. Will I be forced to accept a return of this used item, even though I stated that all sales are final? I took a picture from literally every angle and posted it on my listing to prevent buyers from claiming that the item was "not as described".

post #11269 of 17538
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 Hi, I'm sorry, but I have to return the Burberry sport coat back to you...it says 40 size but it doesn't fit me at all. This must have been tailored down to a 38.
Please send me your address for return.

 

My listing:

 

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"40", tagged (measures like 40R)

Chest: approximately 43" (Pit-to-pit: 21.5")

 

Waist (measured at narrowest point between armpits and bottom of jacket; usually at second button from bottom): 40.5"

 

Lapel Width: 4.5"

 

Shoulders width: 17.5"

 

 

 

:confused:

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Your welcome and you are not suppose to use the USPS Tyvek bags for packing. No need to go to any bag bigger then 12"x15".

I use these http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130846769215 (just bought 400 more myself last week), and they work great!  $0.095/each icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

hope these are still working well for you b/c i just ordered - thanks dood!
post #11271 of 17538
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Originally Posted by Reigningchamp View Post
 

So I sold a pair of shoes on Feb 8th. Buyer paid and left positive feedback on Feb 14. I get and email today saying he wore them a few times and they have fell apart. I asked him for pics and he sent this over. Well damn. I feel bad, but I have to also think of how he may have worn them, trickery, etc. What would you do? 

 

In all honesty, this could have been more of a case of... hey this thing is loose Riiiiiiip! oh, got this one off, wonder if I can get the other one off.  That scenario is a lot more likely than what he's telling you.  Still have to refund him IMO though...  What brand shoe is/was it?

 

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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

Hey guys, I was wondering...is it safe to sell a big ticket item as a new seller on ebay? I listed some brand new boots and it was purchased by someone with 100% feedback and 27 transactions. Looks like there are 3 reviews of him as a seller, and the rest are of him as a buyer. I know I need delivery confirmation with signature and shipping insurance, but what else do I need to look out for? Paypal has placed a 3 week hold on my money because I'm a new seller (this is my first listing), so I'm afraid of a possible situation where I end up getting scammed by someone preying on new sellers. Am I just being paranoid? I know I should have asked you guys BEFORE I posted the item and it was sold. Can I back out of now if I wanted to?

 

Like what happens if the guy receives the boots, tries it on, puts some nice creases into the leather, walks around in it for a couple hours to test the fit, and then has buyer's remorse. Will I be forced to accept a return of this used item, even though I stated that all sales are final? I took a picture from literally every angle and posted it on my listing to prevent buyers from claiming that the item was "not as described".

You're as safe as you'll ever be.  Scammers will hit anyone they can, big or small.

I think if there is any real creasing/damage from trying on, you can absolutely not accept the return.  Your good pics of the shoes before and after will cover you.

Welcome to the adventure...

post #11272 of 17538
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post
 

 

My listing:

 

Shoulders width: 17.5"

 

 

:confused:

 

Most 40's are 18.5 -18.75 .

post #11273 of 17538

anyone needing additional shoe storage, not a bad deal here:

 

http://dealnews.com/10-Tier-Shoe-Rack-holds-up-to-50-pairs-for-20-free-shipping/1011456.html

post #11274 of 17538
Just saw that exact rack at my Salvation Army. It was too flimsy to be worth the risk. I know I could just put straps on it and secure em to the wall.
post #11275 of 17538
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Just saw that exact rack at my Salvation Army. It was too flimsy to be worth the risk. I know I could just put straps on it and secure em to the wall.

+1, I was just thinking to myself, "I wouldn't even put 50 pairs of flip-flops on that thing."

post #11276 of 17538

I'm trying to upgrade to the full version of GoDaddy Bookeeping on the eBay app (formerly Outright) and every time I click the "Upgrade" button nothing happens. Anyone else having this problem?*

 

*It's been that way for two or three days.

post #11277 of 17538
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post

Hi guy, I've been a long time lurker on SF but decided to join because I appreciate the wealth of knowledge on here!

I'm new to the whole eBay thing, and I recently put up a couple of thrift finds I'd like to flip for a couple of bucks. I've read quite a bit on the subject beforehand, and to my knowledge, I'm doing everything right to get maximum of views and bids (ending auctions on the weekends, low starting price, 14 days money back guarantee, clear and representative pictures, catchy titles, etc.) but no matter what, I don't get a lot of views and no bids at all.

Now, I don't want to look like the overly concerned newb, but I thought I'd ask: do you guys usually have to re-list your items a couple of times before you finally find your bidder/buyer?

I'm guessing it's just because I'm new to selling on eBay, I don't have a lot of feedback to back me up and it might make buyers weary. 

Anyway, if you have any other tips to help me maximize my items exposure, I'd be grateful! 

Thanks guys!

Does BC stand for British Columbia? Charging for shipping to the US will kill traffic to your listing as a lot of american ebayers are spoiled babies who expect everything to be shipped to them for free.
post #11278 of 17538
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Originally Posted by chiron View Post
 

 

Most 40's are 18.5 -18.75 .

 

Huh. 

 

Is there a rule of thumb chart for shoulder size to chest size? 

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post #11280 of 17538
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post
 

 

Huh. 

 

Is there a rule of thumb chart for shoulder size to chest size? 

 

I roughly use the top chart here, but I don't know how accurate it is.  http://www.suitupp.com/pages/suit_sizing .  I would love a better chart, frustrating that half of the jackets don't have tagged sizes. 

 

Also had some discussion here if you control+F and search for cdgreg.  Discussion around sizing based on chest. 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/98700_100 .  I like the rough rule of multiply chest measurement x2, then subtract two for sizing. 

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