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post #11431 of 15908
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Originally Posted by Mifune View Post

So many idiot eBayers today only know price price price, and don't know anything about value.

On a value/utility basis, a good quality blazer for $50 is worth more to a buyer than a trifling $4 profit is worth to a seller.

Why do idiots bother with silly lowball offers?

Because some idiot sellers will accept.
post #11432 of 15908
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

I had a dude offer $15 on a BINOBO. I Countered with $25. He countered my counter with $14. I blocked him.

Sometimes it really is crystal clear when you're dealing with an ass.


I had a series of PM's with an SFer a couple of years ago which went something like this:

Prospective buyer: I will give you $90 for those shoes.
Me: I just listed those for sale and the price is more than fair. I need the whole $150.
Prospective buyer: OK. I'll give you $120.
Me: How about $155?
Prospective buyer: That's more than your original price.
Me: Yes, it is.
Prospective buyer: OK. I will buy them for $150.
Me: Sold.

My behavior in that example may be dickish behavior to some, but I don't waste much time with lowballers or people who use chickenshit negotiation tactics.
post #11433 of 15908
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I had a series of PM's with an SFer a couple of years ago which went something like this:

Prospective buyer: I will give you $90 for those shoes.
Me: I just listed those for sale and the price is more than fair. I need the whole $150.
Prospective buyer: OK. I'll give you $120.
Me: How about $155?
Prospective buyer: That's more than your original price.
Me: Yes, it is.
Prospective buyer: OK. I will buy them for $150.
Me: Sold.

My behavior in that example may be dickish behavior to some, but I don't waste much time with lowballers or people who use chickenshit negotiation tactics.

Speaking of shoes, are you expecting any new stock of Peal shoes, Steve?
post #11434 of 15908

Seller shipped out item with wrong measurements, so now I'm returning the item. What's normal when it comes to the return shipping?

 

This was an international sale, where we used the Ebay global shipping program...do I as a seller need to fork out for return shipping, or is this something that the seller usually has to cover? Or maybe a split?

 

I've already lost 45$ in nonrefundable custom fees, would suck even more if I have to cover another 45$ in shipping. 

post #11435 of 15908

well. 1 case, 1 follow up email, 2 disconnected calls and 35 minutes on hold. finally got negative feedback removed.

post #11436 of 15908
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post
 

Seller shipped out item with wrong measurements, so now I'm returning the item. What's normal when it comes to the return shipping?

 

This was an international sale, where we used the Ebay global shipping program...do I as a seller need to fork out for return shipping, or is this something that the seller usually has to cover? Or maybe a split?

 

I've already lost 45$ in nonrefundable custom fees, would suck even more if I have to cover another 45$ in shipping. 

This is my auction you are referring to. 

 

I think I've been pretty prompt and up front in my responses. Since you are an SFer I would be happy to split the return the shipping costs. Typically, the buyer is responsible for the full return, though.

 

FWIW, I have sold hundreds of jackets and suits with no complaints over my measurements.

post #11437 of 15908
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

Seller shipped out item with wrong measurements, so now I'm returning the item. What's normal when it comes to the return shipping?

This was an international sale, where we used the Ebay global shipping program...do I as a seller need to fork out for return shipping, or is this something that the seller usually has to cover? Or maybe a split?

I've already lost 45$ in nonrefundable custom fees, would suck even more if I have to cover another 45$ in shipping. 

If the seller messed up, I think they should pay return shipping and custom fees.

What do you mean by wrong measurements though? Shipping a large instead of a small? Or are you measuring a jackets shoulders for instance? If the latter, then I'd tread more carefully. Those numbers are often just a guide.

What actually happened?

My response was referring to the first scenario. I'd check how you actually measured the jacket and you're doing it correctly.

Edit: just saw the above response.
Edited by ridethecliche - 3/26/14 at 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

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post #11440 of 15908

General question regarding auctions. I see 7 or 10 day auctions where you see bids in the very first hour. Isn't it optimal for everybody to try to bid at the latest possible time to keep the overall price low? Am I missing something here? Would love to know the answer to this. Thanks.

post #11441 of 15908
Bid early bid often. That's my advice as a seller. wink.gif
post #11442 of 15908
Whoever had the idea to run 3 day auctions, relisting Sunday stuff (Wes?) thank you. That's $400 extra for my vacation next week.

Also, if any of you gents were among the purchasers, you have my deepest thanks and all paid items will be shipping Thursday evening.
post #11443 of 15908
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Bid early bid often. That's my advice as a seller. wink.gif


Well, of course. I'm a seller myself, but I'm just curious about early bidding. What purpose does it serve for the buyers?

post #11444 of 15908
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post


Well, of course. I'm a seller myself, but I'm just curious about early bidding. What purpose does it serve for the buyers?

Sometimes I'll place a bid early just so I get a reminder if I get outbid. Also if no one else bids, you get the goods cheap.
post #11445 of 15908
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


Sometimes I'll place a bid early just so I get a reminder if I get outbid. Also if no one else bids, you get the goods cheap.


Plus if a seller seriously under prices something he can't cancel a listing without penalty (I think) if there are already bids.

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