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Originally Posted by 83glt View Post

Found this article:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18417&Itemid=8

Seems to discuss exactly what I was talking about a few pages back.


Interesting.  There are many sellers who lose lots of sales because instead of using the cheapest form of shipping available, they use the more expensive tracking with signature confirmation option.  But even with signature confirmation the buyer can claim empty envelop and still get his money back. 

 

I have a cousin who owns a brick and mortar store.  When asked if she is worried about employee and customer theft, she simply answered, "it is all in the program" ie. it is the cost of doing business.  I can understand you, and if I was a seller, I would feel the same way.  But try to think of it more philosophically.  Thefts occur in at businesses.   It will at least take some of the sting away. 

 

Many experienced ebay sellers say to add a couple of dollars extra to shipping charges and put that money in a jar.  When thefts occur, to take the money from the jar to cover your loses.  Just an option.

post #2027 of 14750
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

...although that cannot be enforced if you offer items as BINOBO - if they make a best offer, and you accept, they are not required to pay immediately.

True, but he asked about BIN not BINOBO.
post #2028 of 14750
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Check this block when you list the item: Require immediate payment when buyer uses Buy It Now

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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

True, but he asked about BIN not BINOBO.

I can't. I've tried and it tells me I can't select that option if I don't have a store. Unless I'm doing it wrong.
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I would add this person to the blacklist if "BINOBO douchebaggery" were a reason...but I don't think it is...so here you go:

 

 

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Guys with stores: aside from the touted benefits (lower insertion fees etc), are there any additional buyer restrictions that come with it?  I already have mine set to the strictest but my issues always come from new eBayers and I would like to set my to be even more stringent - i.e: one unpaid strike instead of two; must have 20+ positive feedbacks (or whatever).  Or are we all stuck with eBay allows us to set up, store or not?

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

I would add this person to the blacklist if "BINOBO douchebaggery" were a reason...but I don't think it is...so here you go:

 

 

 

why not auto decline offers below the rediculous threshold?  $14.99 in that shirt's case

post #2032 of 14750
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I can't. I've tried and it tells me I can't select that option if I don't have a store. Unless I'm doing it wrong.

That's strange. I don't have a store and it allows me that option. Here is the listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321047645514?var=&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
post #2033 of 14750
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

why not auto decline offers below the rediculous threshold?  $14.99 in that shirt's case

you'd only offer $14.99 for a $89 shirt, NWT?  tough crowd.  tho admittedly, it ain't that nice of a shirt.

i dunno - i got the 5-day offer from eBay to list up to 5000 items free at BIN and add OBO (no auction listings) so i just threw a bunch of stuff up to see what stuck.  didn't take time to auto-reject below a certain $ on anything.

 

Back to UBC tomorrow, to return about $150 worth of stuff for store credit which I'll have to spend that day.  Any ATL folks see a clean homeless-looking person, that's probably me - throw up the SF Thrifter signal (one finger in each nostril) and I'll buy you a Coke.  

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I am trying to ship something to Canada from California. If I go through USPS first class international, will PayPal / eBay be able to track this via seller and buyer, respectively?

I read once it leaves N. America that there is no more tracking, but only for the seller or both parties? Trying to save $20 if I can.

TIA
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Add registered service for $12. Paypal/ebay won't see anything different in the tracking information than you will.
post #2036 of 14750
I do not see that option. I am thinking I just have to do everything at the post office. Though I could save some leg work via online.

Seems though I can add tracking, which is what the buyer is really concerned about.

Thanks.

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Only allows me to "Print SKU/order number on label"
Other two options no letting me check off, "Add Signature Confirmation" and "Add insurance."

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Is registered service the same as tracking? Sorry. TIA
post #2037 of 14750
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

That's strange. I don't have a store and it allows me that option. Here is the listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321047645514?var=&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Ben Sherman grows on trees in every TJX, Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack around here (not to mention GW and other stores). So much so that I've just stopped picking them up. So I think our sense of perspective may be skewed.
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Did you guys see they are eliminating parcel post shipping from USPS?
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

edit2:
Is registered service the same as tracking? Sorry. TIA

Essentially, yes. I always do my international packages in the post office, and I believe it's specifically a requirement of registered service so I can't help you with doing the labels online.
post #2040 of 14750
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Did you guys see they are eliminating parcel post shipping from USPS?

They are renaming it.
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