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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

damn. so i ended up winning the auction, but now i'm conflicted :T

If you're certain he was shill bidding, I wouldn't pay in your position. You can drag it out for about 2 weeks if you want and ebay doesn't really penalize you.
post #1922 of 16681
i looked at the transaction history of the shill account, and he only bids on the seller's items and has a history of retracting his bid if it goes above any legitimate bids. i think i can say with 99.9% certainty that it's a shill. not sure why all that information is visible (not really much of an ebayer), but when it's that obvious...

ugh, if it wasn't such a rare piece, i wouldn't even be debating this, but i really really want those boots foo.gif SO DIVIDED BETWEEN MY MORALITY AND MY DESIRE TO KOP
post #1923 of 16681
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

What are your guys' thoughts on 5 day auctions? Up to this point I've rigidly stuck to the 7 day auction Sunday to Sunday formula and it has worked. At the moment, I have a backlog of inventory that I would like to cash in on sooner rather than later (for various reasons including school starting, upcoming end of season sales etc) Sticking to this sunday to sunday format is slowing down the quickness of my availability of funds. Have any of you done 5 day auctions? (I'm thinking Wednesday to Sunday) or would it be more profitable to do 7 day auctions that end on weekdays? Either one of those options would solve my problem just curious what you guys think would be more profitable.
 
Follow the quote below, I did a several month study on this one....
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

10 day Thursday to Sunday is definitely the way to go. Use your time throughout the week to create your new listings and schedule them to start Thursday night (10 days)

post #1924 of 16681
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

i looked at the transaction history of the shill account, and he only bids on the seller's items and has a history of retracting his bid if it goes above any legitimate bids. i think i can say with 99.9% certainty that it's a shill. not sure why all that information is visible (not really much of an ebayer), but when it's that obvious...

ugh, if it wasn't such a rare piece, i wouldn't even be debating this, but i really really want those boots foo.gif SO DIVIDED BETWEEN MY MORALITY AND MY DESIRE TO KOP

what was the item?
post #1925 of 16681
carpe diem reverse horse backzips. pics are up on sw&d recent purchases. i doubt they'd get any love over on this side of sf
post #1926 of 16681
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

Not sure if this has been brought up yet, but a PSA for all you Canuck sellers (and people buying things from Canadian sellers):

Here's the link. I think I posted it here a few days ago... or maybe it was on the thrifting forum.

http://pages.ebay.ca/sellerinformation/shipping/trackedpacket.html

Seems a bit like a flat rate service - which I'd welcome - as long as you stay within certain size and weight parameters.
post #1927 of 16681
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

carpe diem reverse horse backzips. pics are up on sw&d recent purchases. i doubt they'd get any love over on this side of sf

Is the seller by any chance located in The Netherlands??
post #1928 of 16681
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Several of you have mentioned that Registered Mail is your preferred method for international shipping. Do you send it First Class with no extra insurance? Is Registered considered to be about 100% secure no matter where it is sent?

Alright, just ignore the noob, bitches.

You can't really put insurance on 1st class mail. I think you are limited to $45 max or something very cheap like that. That being said, I have shipped maybe 20-30 items, never had a single issue. Registered mail from what I am told is by far the safest way to ship an item. You can ship US Goverment Classified Documents via Registered Mail. It is logged and kept is a seperate area and signed off for each step of the way to the recipient. I have not shipped express mail so do not know how secure or not secure or what problems you might have with it, but I personally would registered mail vs express mail for something of high value that did not need to go fast.

 

Spoo...nest.gif lol

post #1929 of 16681
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Is the seller by any chance located in The Netherlands??

It said he was located in Austria. Why do you ask?
post #1930 of 16681
I'm quite happy tonight because I dodged an ebay fee bullet today. A guy did a BIN on a blazer I had up. He lives in Asia but is in the US for a few more days. He wanted the item overnighted to him at his hotel. I told him I'd get a quote and the invoice I'd issue would be for the item + total shipping. But then he paid before I could issue the invoice. So only the listing's $15 shipping price was covered. It seemed impossible to reissue the invoice without a whole lot of trouble so I just sent him a paypal request for funds for the balance owing. He paid up and the item is on its way.

The BIN was only $69.99 but the shipping was going to be almost double that. So aside from the original $15 I don't have to pay an ebay fee on the ba;ance of the shipping - which would have been a fair chunk of change.
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As far as I know (unless they changed it), you only pay the FVF fee on the least expensive shipping option, no matter what option the buyer selects.

post #1932 of 16681
Thanks for that. It makes sense: the seller shouldn't be penalized if the buyer wants to upgrade service.
post #1933 of 16681
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

It seemed impossible to reissue the invoice without a whole lot of trouble....

Just make the changes and issue the second invoice. It is no more trouble than issuing the first one.
post #1934 of 16681
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Just make the changes and issue the second invoice. It is no more trouble than issuing the first one.

The problem was that he settled (paid) the listed amount without waiting for the invoice. At that point I couldn't see any option to (re)issue an invoice in the item pull down menu. There was a Unmark as Paid option. When I did that, no further invoicing option re/appeared.

All's well that ends well.
post #1935 of 16681
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

The problem was that he settled (paid) the listed amount without waiting for the invoice. At that point I couldn't see any option to (re)issue an invoice in the item pull down menu. There was a Unmark as Paid option. When I did that, no further invoicing option re/appeared.

All's well that ends well.

Ah, my mistake. I reissued an invoice yesterday but the buyer had not paid.
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