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post #1756 of 15376

Wow you really are starting from scratch! 

 

I will recommend these books for you.

 

eBay For Dummies by Marsha Collier (Paperback, 2012)

eBay Listings That Sell For Dummies by Marsha Collier and Patti Louise Ruby

 

Seriously, I got them after about a year of simple selling, I wish I had them from the beginning. There are a lot of things in there that you might not have though about, that will save you time and heartache when just starting out. I have already passed on my copies or else I would send them to you.

 

Of course this thread will be a great resource for you as well.

post #1757 of 15376

Are there any premium size in shoes, shirts & sport coats that can be sold at a premium?

 

Kind of an inter-related question.   What sizes typically sell faster?

post #1758 of 15376

I just got this message from buyer: Hey man, I thought I had it shipped to my Connecticut address but I just checked tracking and I guess I sent it to my apartment in Tuscaloosa I wont be back there untill January 10th and I just called the post office there in Tuscaloosa and they said they sent it back to you.. whats the procedure here

 

I was going to offer to ship it to him if he paypals me the cost to send the flat rate box back to his paypal address so he gets it around Jan 10. Otherwise I'm not really sure what to do. If some more experience sellers have any advice, I would like to hear it! Thank you.

post #1759 of 15376
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Originally Posted by sagitar View Post

Are there any premium size in shoes, shirts & sport coats that can be sold at a premium?

 

Kind of an inter-related question.   What sizes typically sell faster?

36S suits and 7.5D shoes are horrible, terrible and never sell. Just send them to me to dispose of. mwink[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

Had a very pleasingly interesting experience today. Person negotiated with me on OBO and we agreed on a price. Buyer paid promptly and then immediately left positive feedback. Wait... what? Fairly new buyer and I may have to give him a heads up about not doing that in the future until he actually receives items. Pretty funny though to see his positive feedback mentioning my great service that has yet to commence. Anyone ever see that before?

Had this happen today for an international transaction. I gave him the registered tracking number and he left me positive feedback for "fast shipping" but its still going to take 10-15 days to get to him.

post #1760 of 15376
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Originally Posted by tubs View Post

I just got this message from buyer: Hey man, I thought I had it shipped to my Connecticut address but I just checked tracking and I guess I sent it to my apartment in Tuscaloosa I wont be back there untill January 10th and I just called the post office there in Tuscaloosa and they said they sent it back to you.. whats the procedure here

 

I was going to offer to ship it to him if he paypals me the cost to send the flat rate box back to his paypal address so he gets it around Jan 10. Otherwise I'm not really sure what to do. If some more experience sellers have any advice, I would like to hear it! Thank you.

That's what I would do. He should have no problem paying the additional since it was his slip-up. Or, maybe you could talk even him into buying something else and ship them together.

post #1761 of 15376
Ebay buyers need to learn how to sprinkle things like "Would you mind...", "I would appreciate if you would...", "Thanks" or "Please..."

I think some of them were raised by wolves. Here is the entire text of a message from a prospective buyer:
Pitarm 2 Pitarm
Waist belt line 2d button from bottom
Yoke shoulder 2 shoulder


I don't respond to those. The same request with a little bit of courtesy gets measurements.
post #1762 of 15376

Almost sounds like a sartorial haiku of something. To which there really would be no response.

post #1763 of 15376
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Almost sounds like a sartorial haiku of something. To which there really would be no response.

Not exactly a haiku, but I like it.

Pitarm 2 Pitarm
Waist belt line 2d button from bottom
Petals on a wet, black bough.


-Collaborative effort of ebaydude and Ezra Pound
post #1764 of 15376
What is to prevent a buyer of let's say a Kiton suit, turning around and saying I sent them a bag of rags, filing a SNAD claim, getting a refund, mailing me back a box of rags and keeping my Kiton suit? As I understand it, shipping insurance will cover loss or damage, but not transplanted contents. Short of actually filming the packaging AND physical shipping of the item (which even then probably wouldn't be enough for ebay), how can one as a seller defend against this most sinister scam?

For the record, I have recently been the victim of this twice in the past month, on top of 3 non-paying bidders. I don't sell anymore like I used to, but it appears ebay has really devolved into the wild west. What can be done?

BTW, if the answer is there is nothing that can be done, and that it's just part of the risk of selling on ebay, then as far as I'm concerned it's open season and why wouldn't anyone just go on a free shopping spree? Does ebay have a limit to how many SNAD claims a buyer can make before they catch on?
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Originally Posted by 83glt View Post

What is to prevent a buyer of let's say a Kiton suit, turning around and saying I sent them a bag of rags, filing a SNAD claim, getting a refund, mailing me back a box of rags and keeping my Kiton suit? As I understand it, shipping insurance will cover loss or damage, but not transplanted contents. Short of actually filming the packaging AND physical shipping of the item (which even then probably wouldn't be enough for ebay), how can one as a seller defend against this most sinister scam?
For the record, I have recently been the victim of this twice in the past month, on top of 3 non-paying bidders. I don't sell anymore like I used to, but it appears ebay has really devolved into the wild west. What can be done?
BTW, if the answer is there is nothing that can be done, and that it's just part of the risk of selling on ebay, then as far as I'm concerned it's open season and why wouldn't anyone just go on a free shopping spree? Does ebay have a limit to how many SNAD claims a buyer can make before they catch on?

I'm sure ebay monitors this to an extent and tries to prevent this from occurring. What you described has always crossed my mind but never encountered it myself. sorry to herar about your past experiences.
post #1766 of 15376
if I sell a very expensive item to someone with low feedback I video record myself packing and sending the item all in 1 cut at the post office. Even with this, it's still a gamble.
post #1767 of 15376

Ya'll are worrying me. I should probably start videotaping myself smile.gif

post #1768 of 15376
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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

if I sell a very expensive item to someone with low feedback I video record myself packing and sending the item all in 1 cut at the post office. Even with this, it's still a gamble.

Wow! I was joking! I didn't think this would really be practical, but I guess that's what I'm going to start doing. So basically there is no recourse?
post #1769 of 15376
^This is one of those things which I think is better not discussed. Don't give the assholes any ideas.
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

^This is one of those things which I think is better not discussed. Don't give the assholes any ideas.

But it's happening to me right now! If there's currently no recourse, can't something be done to influence ebay's policies going forward?
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