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I saw a while back @capnwes had an issue with a buyer claiming they were sick or something and couldn't pay right away. I have a similar case, the man says he is at a cancer center with his wife and will pay once he gets home. I don't have a problem delaying it is just a $15 item. I just don't want him to get an unpaid case when my payment date is due. Is this automatic? Is there a way I can give him as much time as he needs without penalty?

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I just got another f---ing neutral feedback where the buyer never contacted me to tell me something was wrong or even bother leaving a description of what was wrong in the comments. WTF is wrong with these people who do this? I wrote him a note which I hope came across as civil asking what the problem was.

 

It's getting far too easy for buyers to shoot sellers down for no reason with no way for the seller to get the feedback removed. I strongly feel that Ebay should require "helpful" feedback when a buyer leaves a neutral or negative. To me, the one-word note in this case comes off as something that could be a positive. As it is right now, I have one gleaming pile of turd at the top of 950 glowing recommendations.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post


Just respond and make sure the tracking number is included in your response. Usually it is automatically included if you used eBay shipping tool. Be as helpful as possible, though there is usually not a lot you can do. If it was insured, you will be the one initiating the claim, but will probably need to let some more time pass before this is possible. These time periods come to mind, but I may be slightly off, 15 days beyond estimated delivery date for USPS claim and 30 days for shipinsure.


Kicking the horse with this, but it sucks that you earn a defect for these types of cases. Even mine, where I dealt pity with the customer for a month, escalated the case for eBay review only after first calling an eBay rep for help, and eBay decided no fault and let both of us keep our money telling me it would not be on the record. Yep....defect.

 

Which of the two (USPS vs Ship Sure) do you prefer when sending domestically or internationally?

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I saw a while back @capnwes had an issue with a buyer claiming they were sick or something and couldn't pay right away. I have a similar case, the man says he is at a cancer center with his wife and will pay once he gets home. I don't have a problem delaying it is just a $15 item. I just don't want him to get an unpaid case when my payment date is due. Is this automatic? Is there a way I can give him as much time as he needs without penalty?

 

Yes, you can stop the unpaid reminder. 

post #12139 of 16745

Can you guys point me to a simple, clear location that explains the difference between Macclesfield, Foulard, Madder, etc?

 

Pictures and large print would be nice. 

 

Silk Weaves for Dummies?

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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

Can you guys point me to a simple, clear location that explains the difference between Macclesfield, Foulard, Madder, etc?

 

Pictures and large print would be nice. 

 

Silk Weaves for Dummies?

+1

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Spoo via Thrift Thread

 

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Foulard - technically "scarf". Think of the twill on a womens scarf and how it feels, thats foulard.
Wool challis is horizontal twill textured wool.
Jacquard is not a design but a weave - the warp and weft intersect and create either a "ghost" pattern or an illusion to the eye
Ancient madder is made strictly from certain dyes from plants and true ancient madder is made on gum silk, the chalky appearance.
Macclesfield refers to the small neat prints, paisleys, mosaics etceteras

theres a few more and im probably missing/off about something from above but im exhausted and my fingers hurt from typing smile.gif
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Edit: Deferring to Spoo post. There is a little more to it, though.
 

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Strictly speaking a tie is a Macclesfield when the silk was made in Macclesfield, England. "Foulard" originally referred to a certain lightness of silk. Neither is a question of weave.* In practice the terms seem to be used mostly interchangeably, with foulard maybe being more common, to refer to ties with small, repeating neat patterns—usually geometric or floral. "Ancient madder" is a printing technique and has nothing to do with pattern—you can have an ancient madder tie with a neat pattern identical to a Macclesfield or with a wild paisley pattern, for example. You can recognize an ancient madder tie by its slightly "chalky" texture.

*There is a thread where Manton suggests a Macclesfield uses a fine weave, but David Hober in that thread gives the definition I've used.

Edited by ChetB - 4/26/14 at 11:29am
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Both "foulard" and "Macclesfield" are terms for ties with small, repeating "neat" patterns—usually geometric or floral. The terms have nothing to do with weave (nor does "ancient madder")*. Strictly speaking a tie is a Macclesfield when the silk was made in Macclesfield, England. "Foulard" originally referred to a certain lightness of silk. In practice the terms seem to be used mostly interchangeably, with foulard maybe being more common. "Ancient madder" is a printing technique and has nothing to do with pattern—you can have an ancient madder tie with a neat pattern identical to a Macclesfield or with a wild paisley pattern, for example. You can recognize an ancient madder tie by its slightly "chalky" texture.

*There is a thread where Manton suggests a Macclesfield uses a fine weave, but David Hober in that thread gives the definition I've used.

Thank you both, but its close ups of photo's with exemplars I'm going to need. Paisley was also a printing technique, originally done with carved blocks pressed on silk. 

 

I get the printing vs pattern woven in, its the actual weaves I need. 

 

Woven silk, but feels like wool:

 

 

Woven, but fine and smooth:

 

 

Silk Twill - (as an aside, does anyone know the regiment off the top of your head?):

 

 

Heavy Thick weave (macclesfield?):

 

post #12144 of 16745

So that first tie isn't  considered a twill?

post #12145 of 16745

I could use a picture guide as well, would be super helpful.   It seems like ties can fall into a few categories depending on the weave, print, and material.

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This guy is awesome:

 

Who is the user? randlarse? I had the same thing, almost exactly, this morning.

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Which of the two (USPS vs Ship Sure) do you prefer when sending domestically or internationally?

 

 

$100 and under is USPS for free, at about $125 and up, I will do the Ship Sure. The wait time is longer before you can do a claim, but it was very easy and quick.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

$100 and under is USPS for free, at about $125 and up, I will do the Ship Sure. The wait time is longer before you can do a claim, but it was very easy and quick.

Right on!

 

I only choose insurance (Ship Sure) for items over $150. Thanks again!

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Pure thrift brag here... Yes, I'll take a 30x ROI!

 

post #12150 of 16745

I was thinking earlier while riding my bike about this whole upcoming change to the requirements for Top Rated Seller status.

 

I see a whole lot of increases in prices coming to Ebay. As people start losing their Top Rated Seller status, the sellers are either going to start leaving for greener pastures or raising their prices to compensate for not having seller/shipping discounts any more. I think that I will be able to maintain TRS status (as of right now at least), but if I don't, my prices will definitely go up.

 

Seriously, if Ebay wants more people using the service, they need to make it easier for sellers, not more difficult. They'll figure out eventually that without their sellers, their service is worthless.

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