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.
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?
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.