Originally Posted by Fueco
Originally Posted by Fueco
Apparently EBay doesn't post last minute questions to the item page. I'll have to hope that the winner is okay with it. I will let them know... The only difference is the material of the uppers!
Dodged a bullet there... They guy who won the auction is the same one who pointed out my error (I forgot to post my response to his question to the item page).
In the future if there is a problem, just contact the buyer asap after the auction ends. Most buyers are pretty understanding IMO
Originally Posted by concealed
Originally Posted by ATLnoob
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
I never use the auto decline. Part of my real job is negotiating and if a buyer sees that, he will set a mental threshold of what you will/wont accept and the perceived value. Even if your auto decline is very low, once he gets above it on a second offer, its going to be hard to sell him something for much more....now this is all totally worthless if he isnt a serious buyer to start with and offers you 10% of your selling price anyhow and has no intention of paying fair market value. I have no issue taking the 20 seconds to decline it myself or make a counter offer. I have sold many of items for fair prices that start off with stupid low offers and if I auto-declined I would have no open line of communication with the potential buyer.
Last but not least by making such a lower offer, he is also IMO hoping to meet in the middle and have you counter with maybe 25 or 30 where if he offered 20 or 25 to start with you might have countered on the higher side of say 30-40 and met in the high 30's (depending what the lowest you will actually sell it for is).
PS - Just a guess but prob will sell in the $20-$30 range.
Originally Posted by SpooPoker
Did you guys see they are eliminating parcel post shipping from USPS?
Who even uses parcel post? Its usually the same/more expensive then other fast shipping methods which I would found weird. What do you ship by PP still? Maybe I'm missing someway to save money.
Originally Posted by 83glt
Originally Posted by Steve Papas
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.
With all respect I disagree. I buy as much as I sell on ebay. I can honestly say that in over 10 years of buying I've never been screwed by a seller - not once. As a seller, I've had 6 cases opened in just the last 3 months! Things have changed dramatically at ebay recently, and it really is becoming the wild west. Your analogy doesn't work IMO because in brick and mortar, a thief who gets caught goes to jail. On ebay a thief can't get caught, gets away with it and is encouraged to continue the behavior. I think ebay/paypal really need to address this growing problem as it's unsustainable. The irony is that sellers are ebay/paypal's customers. That's where they make their money. What other business treats their customers so poorly? Airlines maybe?
Dont really want to get into this convo too much, BUT until there is a better way to reach such a large international market for used items, nothing is going to change. It will only get worse. From a business concept standpoint (being ebay) they are doing it right by keeping/bringing in more buyers at the expensive of a few sellers which drives the market with "demand" (buyers). They dont really care if you or me leaves because its unfair. Where are you going to go to sell the items instead?
You compare them to airlines which is pretty accurate. If you want to get from NY to CA how else are you going to do it.....you're pretty much stuck unless you want to drive or take the train which are not realistic options. When a "budget" airline came in and offered lower prices people took that option and the idea is that it will bring down prices and/or increase customer service for everyone. Did it...depends who you ask.