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PSA for people who've been having trouble with printing Regional Rate boxes from USPS's site.

 

From GMMCcl (after I PMed him to let him know I was going to use a previous ebay transaction from him to print a new label for a trade with an SF member).

 

 

Just tried it and it works.

If you tried it and it works, that is because USPS is up and running (I've yet to try).  But trust me when we said it was broken for click-n-ship.  Only time you would even get a RRA option is when u are just calculating.  You could navigate directly from that quote page to print, and it would not appear.  A few threads from Amazon and eBay have been linked showing the problem nationwide.

 

I am just glad it worked for you, and lets hope by time I have a chance to use it, its up and running!

 

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What a load of horseshit.

Yea, I received that as well. lol

post #14462 of 17494
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

I am baffled

 

 

So I go to print a report and see which ones failed (I shipped a painting via UPS so thought it might be that one)

 

 

I have 1 sale right now that happened last night for a jacket, the guy bid on a tie as well and wanted me to ship both together (although I offer free shipping :puzzled:). I closed the auction and awarded the winning bid to him. If he doesn't pay right away I have to ship that by tomorrow to keep my 1 day handling right? 

Mine looks almost exactly like yours. drives me crazy. 

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AUCTION VS BIN-

 

I sold a blazer to another forum member through ebay for practically thrift prices - he reflipped for 9x what I sold for- but took a month and a half for it to happen

 

What are your opinions on quick auction sales that might yield less profit vs the long wait (there aren't free fixed price listings anymore correct?)

post #14464 of 17494
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post
 

AUCTION VS BIN-

 

I sold a blazer to another forum member through ebay for practically thrift prices - he reflipped for 9x what I sold for- but took a month and a half for it to happen

 

What are your opinions on quick auction sales that might yield less profit vs the long wait (there aren't free fixed price listings anymore correct?)


You pretty much have your answer. For BIN you can wait for the right buyer who will come along and pay a good price for your item (but then your inventory piles up). With auction, unless it is really a hot ticket item (florsheim shell longwings!!!) or have the huge following of sellers like spoo/wes/brian, it's tough to get top price in a 10 day time window.

 

If you list 50 new items a week it's hard not to do auctions, unless you have the storage space of a warehouse. If you list a handful of items a month, then it's surely worth it to do BIN to get top $$. Like, for a Brioni jacket, would you care to pay $0.30 per month to list it BIN? If you do, you're doing it wrong. Whereas if you're listing Banana Republic chinos for $15, it makes little sense to do BIN. Basically it depends on what kind of things and how many things you sell.

 

Btw, link to the auction?? I'm mega curious now. 9x is quite the feat!

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You pretty much have your answer. For BIN you can wait for the right buyer who will come along and pay a good price for your item (but then your inventory piles up). With auction, unless it is really a hot ticket item (florsheim shell longwings!!!) or have the huge following of sellers like spoo/wes/brian, it's tough to get top price in a 10 day time window.

 

If you list 50 new items a week it's hard not to do auctions, unless you have the storage space of a warehouse. If you list a handful of items a month, then it's surely worth it to do BIN to get top $$. Like, for a Brioni jacket, would you care to pay $0.30 per month to list it BIN? If you do, you're doing it wrong. Whereas if you're listing Banana Republic chinos for $15, it makes little sense to do BIN. Basically it depends on what kind of things and how many things you sell.

 

Btw, link to the auction?? I'm mega curious now. 9x is quite the feat!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/SUMMER-Canali-Salmon-Silk-Linen-Wool-Solid-Jacket-Sport-Coat-Blazer-EU-52-42-L-/321420387032?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4ad625e2d8&_uhb=1

 

Sort of links to the other SF member but I dont think he cares that much, he made some good money! Not sure if I'm doing my auctions like shit, but this went for scraps (Should have started with a higher base price)

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I got this message from Ebay "Customer Support" after they decided an Item Not Received case in the buyers' favor.

 

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eBay Customer Support comments:
We received insufficient tracking info from you. You must provide tracking info in the Resolution Center before a case gets escalated. Note that tracking info includes the shipping carrier and an item tracking number that can be tracked online. If the item $750.00 or more, shipping with signature confirmation is required.

 

This is AFTER I uploaded the effing tracking info. What the flying fudge do I have to do to avoid this?I guess I'll be adding another country to my list of countries I don't ship to.

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Which country is that?
post #14468 of 17494
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/SUMMER-Canali-Salmon-Silk-Linen-Wool-Solid-Jacket-Sport-Coat-Blazer-EU-52-42-L-/321420387032?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4ad625e2d8&_uhb=1

Sort of links to the other SF member but I dont think he cares that much, he made some good money! Not sure if I'm doing my auctions like shit, but this went for scraps (Should have started with a higher base price)

Do you have a stool or a smaller end table you can rest the base of your mannequin on so the fabric doesn't gather at the bottom? You should also start pinning your jackets in the back to give them a better shape.
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post
 

AUCTION VS BIN-

 

I sold a blazer to another forum member through ebay for practically thrift prices - he reflipped for 9x what I sold for- but took a month and a half for it to happen

 

What are your opinions on quick auction sales that might yield less profit vs the long wait (there aren't free fixed price listings anymore 

 

Disclaimer: Twas not me who bought the sport coat.

 

Dude you pay $42 for a sport coat as thrift prices!?

 

He seriously sold that for $380!? I really must raise my prices if that's the case. 

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Originally Posted by rhz5001 View Post
 

 

Disclaimer: Twas not me who bought the sport coat.

 

Dude you pay $42 for a sport coat as thrift prices!?

 

He seriously sold that for $380!? I really must raise my prices if that's the case. 

If my ebay searching is correct, the other styleforum user sold it for $199 US and jdrizzy sold it for $26.49 US.

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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post
 

AUCTION VS BIN-

 

I sold a blazer to another forum member through ebay for practically thrift prices - he reflipped for 9x what I sold for- but took a month and a half for it to happen

 

What are your opinions on quick auction sales that might yield less profit vs the long wait (there aren't free fixed price listings anymore correct?)

 

A big part of it is your storage capacity and your ability to manage inventory.  Some of us live in smaller apartments and don't have a dedicated work space and need to move things pretty quickly.  Others don't want to be bothered with sorting through tons of inventory for whatever lifestyle reason.  Buy it nows as an average result in higher prices, especially on niche items like a bright sport coat, but auctions can result in eye-popping figures when a bidding war occurs.  Auctions in general are best for "commodity" items such as those in common sizes or styling or something that is likely to get 20-50 watchers.  Buy it nows are better for things in odd sizes or that do eventually sell, but don't get as many eye balls, say a NWT mall brand item.  There are exceptions to all these rules, but the sport coat in question is definitely better suited for BIN.

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I agree with all the previous advices because I actually have the same problems, as a new seller. We don't have a lot of followers so our items are gonna sell for dirt cheap...

 

However, for an insane blazer like that I would have NEVER made an auction (or else ship it to Spoo and he will do an auction :D). You have to know the value of the stuff too. Those silk-linen are insanely fashionable and the color is awesome (I'm actually searching one myself too - pink or orange or blue - whatever).

 

All of the above depends on your storage capacity. I have a house and even if my 'photo' room looks like an episode of the hoarders and my gf is killing me all the time, I have lots of room to store! I guess you live in a flat?

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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post
 

AUCTION VS BIN-

 

I sold a blazer to another forum member through ebay for practically thrift prices - he reflipped for 9x what I sold for- but took a month and a half for it to happen

 

What are your opinions on quick auction sales that might yield less profit vs the long wait (there aren't free fixed price listings anymore correct?)

 

I see that you listed it as a 42 L in your title, but 42 R in the details/description and the tag is 42 R...so maybe that threw off some bidders (I sometimes ask a seller to clarify, other times don't bother and move on).

 

As someone else mentioned, the photos could use a bit of tweaking - compare and contrast - I like the more expensive one better.  :)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  

 

 

But as to your original question, I don't have low-start auctions anymore for that reason - not enough followers to bring in higher sold prices, so I start them higher with a BIN 2x the min bid.

If it doesn't sell at auction, I'll relist as BIN, or BINOBO, and see what happens.   If it's $27 vs. $200, I'd rather wait for the money than make a quick sale...or find a nice middle ground and list as a BIN.  

 

I have a store and do get 150 free fixed-price listings and never use them all, so BIN's are a nice way for me to relist unsold auction items.  I pay $20 a month for the store, and if I make a $20 profit on a single item each month, the store is paid for and I have another 149 free BIN's I can list.

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I don't want to say shit but I think jdrizzy's photos are made with natural light so I guess it's the actual color of the jacket?

For some reasons it seems that the photos for the more expensive one are made with a 'warmer' light?? Maybe the buyer will be disappointed with the actual item..

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Originally Posted by FlorianQC View Post

I don't want to say shit but I think jdrizzy's photos are made with natural light so I guess it's the actual color of the jacket?
For some reasons it seems that the photos for the more expensive one are made with a 'warmer' light?? Maybe the buyer will be disappointed with the actual item..

True dat - hadn't thought of it.
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