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I had a terrible experience sending something to Russia, post offices over there shuffled it around for a few weeks. It eventually was returned to me.

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USPS informed me today that, shipping registered internationally, the insurance limit is $47. Yes, that exact random amount. No matter package value. Nor can you add insurance for a price. It's capped at $47. So express is the only way for me from now on.

Learn something new every day.....if you ship Registered Priority Mail (still safer but more expensive then Express mail) you can add insurance.

 

I'll personally still ship 1st Class Registered unless it is over $500 then will prob go with Priority Registered. It is still the only service where the package is tracked 100% until it is signed for and delivered to the buyer.

post #1488 of 15770
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+1. I made the mistake of telling someone they had been blocked once. The next several days I was harassed by a few different usernames, all of which I think were either the same person or close friends of the original person. I lived in fear of a SNAD case for a month. Nothing ever happened, but it was a bad feeling.

 

The best thing to do is either silently block them, or kindly answer every stupid question they have. They will likely have more than one. I usually start the answer with "As stated in the listing description..." Usually they get the hint that they need to read the information I provided in the listing.


Aw, don't spoil my fun.

 

I find that setting buyer restrictions (ie must have linked PayPal account with a credit card on file, etc) means that it's too much trouble for someone to set up a fake account just to give me grief. Or maybe I've just been lucky so far?

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I had a terrible experience sending something to Russia, post offices over there shuffled it around for a few weeks. It eventually was returned to me.

 

 

I actually know people who received free macbooks from a big retailer because they were simply stuck in the Russian customs. 
post #1490 of 15770
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Same question with Israel.

I'd like to know about Israel as well - have a potential bidder just contacted me.
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I've had no problems shipping to Israel w/ regular usps first class. Only done it a couple times though.
post #1492 of 15770

Apparently this is a thing:

 

"Monday, December 10, will also serve as “Green Monday,” a term coined by eBay to describe the best sales day in December and traditional kick-off to the heaviest online shopping week of the year.  According to comScore, in 2011 U.S. consumers spent $1.1 billion on Green Monday alone."

 

So who's ending auctions on Monday, December 10?

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Aw, don't spoil my fun.

 

I find that setting buyer restrictions (ie must have linked PayPal account with a credit card on file, etc) means that it's too much trouble for someone to set up a fake account just to give me grief. Or maybe I've just been lucky so far?

I don't know how much volume you are doing, but when you have 1500-2000 transactions a year, you are bound to have one or two looney birds. 

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I got an email to my private account - not via ebay - about the authenticity of an item, a Hermes tie.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/230880804563?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1562.l2649#ht_500wt_1413

He stated that he took it to Hermes in NYC and there was a question about its authenticity.

1. I replied that I'd be happy to work with him to resolve the issue.
2. I asked him to open a correspondence with me via ebay messages, that way we are both protected.

I think it's authentic. It has the loop, and the tag and printed logo. I'm going to ask him though what the store told him.

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If I refund him, any thoughts about reselling or doing a second chance bidder?
post #1495 of 15770
I guess this is the thread for this since I'm reselling. Put up an ad for a video game on craigslist at 35.

Her: My husband really wants this... would you take 30?
Me: No, price is 35.
Her: I only have 50 to last me through the week and I need to fill my tank which will be like 20. It's really hard being the only one working.

So let me get this straight. Your husband isn't working and supporting you/your family, and to help motivate him into finding a job you want to spend over half your weekly allowance buying a fucking video game? I feel no sympathy for you.
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I guess this is the thread for this since I'm reselling. Put up an ad for a video game on craigslist at 35.
Her: My husband really wants this... would you take 30?
Me: No, price is 35.
Her: I only have 50 to last me through the week and I need to fill my tank which will be like 20. It's really hard being the only one working.
So let me get this straight. Your husband isn't working and supporting you/your family, and to help motivate him into finding a job you want to spend over half your weekly allowance buying a fucking video game? I feel no sympathy for you.

You have no compassion. Do you realize how shitty daytime TV is?

Also, the "negotiator" who always has to get a discount irritates the shit out of me. If you had offered it for $20 she would have been hammering at it to buy it for $15.
post #1497 of 15770
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Also, the "negotiator" who always has to get a discount irritates the shit out of me. If you had offered it for $20 she would have been hammering at it to buy it for $15.

I'm aware. Sometimes I don't feel like dealing with this shit so I price it where I want it. It's a brand new, recent release game that's going for $40 on sales plus tax. $35 cash is the best deal around right now, but people always want something for less. I often say people value items at what the seller is asking, not what's it worth.

Breaking news: I didn't reply... turns out she's getting more money Sunday. That was fast rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I got an email to my private account - not via ebay - about the authenticity of an item, a Hermes tie.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/230880804563?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1562.l2649#ht_500wt_1413
He stated that he took it to Hermes in NYC and there was a question about its authenticity.
1. I replied that I'd be happy to work with him to resolve the issue.
2. I asked him to open a correspondence with me via ebay messages, that way we are both protected.
I think it's authentic. It has the loop, and the tag and printed logo. I'm going to ask him though what the store told him.
Question:
If I refund him, any thoughts about reselling or doing a second chance bidder?

It honestly looks legit to me, but I don't know all of the ins and outs. I'd offer him a refund and relist or second chance it. It's better that than him opening a dispute with PayPal and you'd potentially be out the money and they'd have him trash the tie. Not the ideal situation, but you're definitely handling it correctly so far and hopefully you can get him to simply return it, relist it and sell it for more!
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

I guess this is the thread for this since I'm reselling. Put up an ad for a video game on craigslist at 35.
Her: My husband really wants this... would you take 30?
Me: No, price is 35.
Her: I only have 50 to last me through the week and I need to fill my tank which will be like 20. It's really hard being the only one working.
So let me get this straight. Your husband isn't working and supporting you/your family, and to help motivate him into finding a job you want to spend over half your weekly allowance buying a fucking video game? I feel no sympathy for you.

I absolutely despise people like this. Do they not realize that things like this are a luxury and not a given?! I remember my first apartment with my wife...we had one big room for our living room/dining room/kitchen/bedroom and getting something "extra" at the grocery store (like name brand juice) was a luxury. During that time, 30% of my wages went to the Austrian government for taxes (minimum tax bracket) and we weren't getting anything in return.
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

You have no compassion. Do you realize how shitty daytime TV is?
Also, the "negotiator" who always has to get a discount irritates the shit out of me. If you had offered it for $20 she would have been hammering at it to buy it for $15.

Yeah, it's a game for most people so they won't feel as though they paid too much. It's the expectation that the price should be lower because they should haggle with you, regardless of the fact that it's a fair price they'd be willing to pay otherwise.
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I got an email to my private account - not via ebay - about the authenticity of an item, a Hermes tie.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/230880804563?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1562.l2649#ht_500wt_1413
He stated that he took it to Hermes in NYC and there was a question about its authenticity.
1. I replied that I'd be happy to work with him to resolve the issue.
2. I asked him to open a correspondence with me via ebay messages, that way we are both protected.
I think it's authentic. It has the loop, and the tag and printed logo. I'm going to ask him though what the store told him.
Question:
If I refund him, any thoughts about reselling or doing a second chance bidder?

I would ask him for a printed letter from the Hermes store he went to and then you will refund him. I would say chances are he made up the story.
post #1500 of 15770
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I got an email to my private account - not via ebay - about the authenticity of an item, a Hermes tie.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/230880804563?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1562.l2649#ht_500wt_1413
He stated that he took it to Hermes in NYC and there was a question about its authenticity.
1. I replied that I'd be happy to work with him to resolve the issue.
2. I asked him to open a correspondence with me via ebay messages, that way we are both protected.
I think it's authentic. It has the loop, and the tag and printed logo. I'm going to ask him though what the store told him.
Question:
If I refund him, any thoughts about reselling or doing a second chance bidder?

1. do NOT reply via your email. Copy/paste that message and reply via ebay messages. do NOT reply via email.

2. Hermes does not authenticate items, they just dont. The only way youll get them to tell you its real or fake is if you take it to the store to get repaired. They wont repair fake items. You can ask them to clean/restitch the tie and once you have it back with the letter/receipt, youre good. But if its in his hands, its probably too late for that.

Try a SCO if you refund and get back, less hassle.
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