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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

I do not know a rule or guidline. If eBay selling is something that you really feel that you are able to do, by all means give it a shot. However, I would suggest that if your volume is less that 20 items a month or less that $1,000 per month, I would think that it is better to consign your items and do something else with your time. These are just my initial thoughts on the threshold amounts that for most people would work. Consignments are specialised, with Spoo specializing in the more high value items.

As you can see by this thread, one can spend a lot of time listing, selling, collecting, shipping, and dealing with the after sales side of the transactions. Ebay makes it more difficult now for the small time seller, i.e., holding your money for two weeks or more and limiting the items that you can list.

Hope that this helps and good luck.    

That's really helpful, actually. Thanks!
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Shipped a package to a buyer with 0 feedback and an unverified address, and it arrived today.

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Edit - forgot to mention it was also an international shipment
Edited by caseyfud - 12/18/12 at 10:25pm
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Shipped a package to a buyer with 0 feedback and an unverified address, and it arrived today.
Positive feedback icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Shipped a package to a buyer with 0 feedback and an unverified address, and it arrived today.
Positive feedback icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edit - forgot to mention it was also an international shipment

 

 


Edited by stylexchangemtl - 12/24/12 at 1:54pm
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Even ship items to intl buyers on forum is a hassle.
post #1671 of 14120

So I get an email with the questions below this morning..... I feel like no matter how much I try, he is not going to be happy with the suit.

 

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Questions:
- What colour is this??
- How much for 2 trousers with this suit?
- Is it fused?
- What country was the fabric woven in?
- Does the fit/cut lean towards slim or traditional?

Please confirm jacket measurements:
- Lapel width
- Collar height
- Half chest --- Make sure the jacket is buttoned up, 1st button ONLY. Then, pinch the armpits and 'pull' outwards until the chest button is taut but NOT loose/saggy/bursting...
- Half waist --- At about 20" down the jacket.
- Half girth
- Armhole --- Please measure carefully as it is round...
- Shoulder (not yoke) --- Collar to shoulder seam --- Flip the collar up to do this. Start measuring from the neck seam.
- Jacket Length, upper --- Flip the collar up to do this.
- Jacket Length, lower --- Start from the top of shoulder to bottom of the jacket.
- Sleeve width, at bicep
- Sleeve width, at elbow
- Sleeve width, at hem
- Sleeve, inseam length
- Bottom hem width
- Half back width

 

My nice reply:

 

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Hi thanks for the questions but all the info I have (most of which is already answered) is already in the listing.

Brian

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and block...


That lady on the game with wrong address never ended up paying again. Gave me some shit about paypal holding the funds for the refund and that she was just going to buy it from a store... stupid woman.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

So I get an email with the questions below this morning..... I feel like no matter how much I try, he is not going to be happy with the suit.

 

 

 

 

I like how he gave you directions on most measurements, but "half girth" was left unexplained

post #1674 of 14120
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

So I get an email with the questions below this morning..... I feel like no matter how much I try, he is not going to be happy with the suit.


My nice reply:

That is a great customer to not sell to.
post #1675 of 14120
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

Even ship items to intl buyers on forum is a hassle.

Calculate cost on the USPS site, fill out the customs form, stand in line a the post office. It is a mild hassle compared to dropping off a stack of domestic parcels with preprinted postage, but if you want to maximize profit and move product then international selling is the icing on the cake. The more of them that you do the easier it becomes.

In my experience the lost/stolen during shipment issue is overblown. I have only had one parcel lost, a sport coat shipped to South Korea.
post #1676 of 14120
I used to HATE international shipping, but with ebay's new shipping setup it's easy.

It just takes a few extra seconds to print the label, and you have to hand it off in person (though I think you can do a carrier pickup), I just take it to the customer servic dsk at the nearby grocery store since they have a usps drop off.
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Calculate cost on the USPS site, fill out the customs form, stand in line a the post office. It is a mild hassle compared to dropping off a stack of domestic parcels with preprinted postage, but if you want to maximize profit and move product then international selling is the icing on the cake. The more of them that you do the easier it becomes.
In my experience the lost/stolen during shipment issue is overblown. I have only had one parcel lost, a sport coat shipped to South Korea.

As one of Steve's (and SF's in general) Canadian customers, I've never had a lost package. Items from the US usually don't run into trouble.
post #1678 of 14120
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

I used to HATE international shipping, but with ebay's new shipping setup it's easy.
It just takes a few extra seconds to print the label, and you have to hand it off in person (though I think you can do a carrier pickup), I just take it to the customer servic dsk at the nearby grocery store since they have a usps drop off.

Yes...free pickup for all international parcels (as well as domestic priority, express and returns). Use the free pickup service, it will save you hours upon hours a year. I probably saved myself a week's worth of time across the year.

post #1679 of 14120
Okay, quick question to you guys in the US: what's a ballpark/off the top of your head estimate of the cost to ship a tie from the US to Canada with some semblance of tracking?

This is about my infamous "phoney" Hermes tie from a few pages back. It's taken 2 weeks and another email from the buyer to my personal account before he'd actually use the ebay system. I sent him a message that I would refund the cost of the item if he returned it to me in the condition he received it (I also disputed, for the record, that it was not authentic).

The he sends me this message: WIll you pay shipping?

At this point the answer is Yes! I just want the damn tie back. Hence my question.

Thanks in advance guys.
post #1680 of 14120
About 22 bucks via priority. I used it when I shipped your secret Santa gift. It tracked until it said delivered.

Just make sure he doesn't try to stuff it in a small flat rate box to save money.
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