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post #2071 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Aidan K View Post

I sold an item, and still with a relatively new account. The item is listed in the USPS tracking as "Delivery status not updated". Is this common, or something to be alarmed about? Obviously annoying because the money won't release until it is marked "delivered".

Has it tracked at all since you shipped it? Many times, the carrier doesn't scan the label. Or potentially the delivery confirmation label could have fallen off, or gotten damaged.

 

Could you post the tracking number so we can see what it is saying?

post #2072 of 16824
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Has it tracked at all since you shipped it? Many times, the carrier doesn't scan the label. Or potentially the delivery confirmation label could have fallen off, or gotten damaged.

 

Could you post the tracking number so we can see what it is saying?

 

The item tracking number is:

 

9405509699939493479522

 

 

As you can see, everything seems fine until the last status update.

post #2073 of 16824
Looks like it could be a few possibilities.

They forgot to scan it.
They forgot to batch out the scanner at the end of the day.
They still have it on the truck.

I would give it a day or two and call the post office. Or call sooner if you want.

Did the buyer leave feedback by chance?
post #2074 of 16824
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Looks like it could be a few possibilities.

They forgot to scan it.
They forgot to batch out the scanner at the end of the day.
They still have it on the truck.

I would give it a day or two and call the post office. Or call sooner if you want.

Did the buyer leave feedback by chance?

 

No feedback yet. Though in ~10 sales, it usually takes some time to receive feedback. I'll hang out a few more days, and then call the post office if it is still undelivered and no feedback indicating it was received is posted.

 

Thanks for the help.

post #2075 of 16824
(6 days ago) ebay seller message to me: I have left You positive feedback regarding the purchase of this item. When you receive the item can you please return the favor for me and leave me positive feedback as well?

me: Will do.

(today) ebay seller: You still haven't left me feedback for the item, can you please do so?

me: I do my feedback in batches, about once per month.

(10 minutes later) ebay seller: Ok, But it would literally take you about 20 seconds to leave the feedback.

me: OK now you have wasted the time I would have used for feedback.
post #2076 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

(6 days ago) ebay seller message to me: I have left You positive feedback regarding the purchase of this item. When you receive the item can you please return the favor for me and leave me positive feedback as well?

me: Will do.

(today) ebay seller: You still haven't left me feedback for the item, can you please do so?

me: I do my feedback in batches, about once per month.

(10 minutes later) ebay seller: Ok, But it would literally take you about 20 seconds to leave the feedback.

me: OK now you have wasted the time I would have used for feedback.

That's weird, I've never heard of someone so insistant on feedback. Did they have a low number and wanted more to lift restrictions possibly?


Does anyone else add words to their title as an auction goes? I know most probably use the max anyway, but sometimes I like to add words midway through the auction and chart the views, check to see if certain magical words related to an item make a jump in traffic.
post #2077 of 16824
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

That's weird, I've never heard of someone so insistant on feedback. Did they have a low number and wanted more to lift restrictions possibly?


Does anyone else add words to their title as an auction goes? I know most probably use the max anyway, but sometimes I like to add words midway through the auction and chart the views, check to see if certain magical words related to an item make a jump in traffic.


I don't know the reason. If the seller had given me a reason like that then I would have given the feedback immediately. Instead he kept buzzing around about it and irritated me a little bit when he explained how little time it takes. I have always thought it is undignified to beg and kiss ass for feedback. Now I am leaning toward not giving him any.

Changing your words and tracking results is a version of A/B Testing. Very interesting subject.
post #2078 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

That's weird, I've never heard of someone so insistant on feedback. Did they have a low number and wanted more to lift restrictions possibly?


Does anyone else add words to their title as an auction goes? I know most probably use the max anyway, but sometimes I like to add words midway through the auction and chart the views, check to see if certain magical words related to an item make a jump in traffic.


I don't know the reason. If the seller had given me a reason like that then I would have given the feedback immediately. Instead he kept buzzing around about it and irritated me a little bit when he explained how little time it takes. I have always thought it is undignified to beg and kiss ass for feedback. Now I am leaning toward not giving him any.

Changing your words and tracking results is a version of A/B Testing. Very interesting subject.

As a seller I always leave feedback when paid with something along the lines of "Super Fast Payment...A+++" I do this even if payment takes a few days. It's stored as my default and just easier. I would say about 1/3 to 1/2 of the people actually leave feedback in reply. If it is a higher dollar item and or I think they may buy something again, when I see the feedback I write them a quick note thanking them for the feedback because most people dont take the time and offer a discount of 10-20% of my BIN prices on a future order. After a month (and there is not problem thankfully) I might also send a quick one liner, saying something like "Thanks again for the purchase, hope you are wearing in good health, if you have a second to leave feedback that would be greatly appreciated". If they do, great, if not, oh well.

 

As a buyer I use to leave feedback all the time, but have stopped leaving it until the seller leaves it. The seller has no down side to leave feedback but is just too damn lazy so I'm not going out of my way to do it anymore. If they leave it, I'll do it right away as well.

post #2079 of 16824

What part of BINOBO do people not get??

 

 

post #2080 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

What part of BINOBO do people not get??




I often throw things on the watch list if I'm undecided or comparing to similar items. Don't see what's so unusual about that.
post #2081 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

What part of BINOBO do people not get??



I often throw things on the watch list if I'm undecided or comparing to similar items. Don't see what's so unusual about that.

 

 

 I don't know... I've seen 4 or 5 watchers without a buyer. But 10? You'd think someone would be more interested than that. Or if it's not worth the $30, make an offer. I haven't even gotten an offer on this thing.

post #2082 of 16824
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 I don't know... I've seen 4 or 5 watchers without a buyer. But 10? You'd think someone would be more interested than that. Or if it's not worth the $30, make an offer. I haven't even gotten an offer on this thing.

 

eBay watchers are strange. I had a very rare expensive collectible item listed below market value (in my eyes). 30 day BINOBO and 13 watchers up until the very last second. Not a single offer submitted, and this isn't an item that people could be wafting about. If they typed it into the search, they were a collector.

 

I relisted only a little bit cheaper and within 5 minutes I had 5 watchers again. Still no offers.

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I know a lot of times I'll watch rare items to try and gauge interest/prospective selling prices when there isn't much to go off of in terms of completed listings data.
post #2084 of 16824
Watching of BIN/OBO auctions usually implies one of four things:

1. A desirable item is too expensive and thus placed on watch list on off chance that the price will reduce by X % further down the road.

2. Buyer likes item but not enough to make an immediate impulse offer or purchase. Buyer places on watch and uses watch list to filter out items he/she wishes to purchase. Kinda like a shopping list with essential items mixed with non essentials.

3. Buyer places item on watch with the mindset "I will purchase this one day if it does not sell and I have the money to do so".

4. Buyer brand whoring, in his mind he wants something from one of the big brands. That item you listed works for him but he will hang around until something better comes along.
post #2085 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

 

eBay watchers are strange. I had a very rare expensive collectible item listed below market value (in my eyes). 30 day BINOBO and 13 watchers up until the very last second. Not a single offer submitted, and this isn't an item that people could be wafting about. If they typed it into the search, they were a collector.

 

I relisted only a little bit cheaper and within 5 minutes I had 5 watchers again. Still no offers.

They are other sellers... watching what your item sells for.

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