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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I typically average around $100 for "nothing special" 3 piece suits. I would be surprised if you would triple that by listing them together. I would bet that you would cut your profit by around 50%...but it all really depends on bidder interest.

Thanks, probably worth the time to do 3 seperate and just mention others available on other auctions.

 

 

Wish I had your clientele...

post #2162 of 17524
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post

Thanks, probably worth the time to do 3 seperate and just mention others available on other auctions.

 

 

Wish I had your clientele...

Well, if they are the same size and measurements, you will only have to choose "list similar item" and change the photos. Shouldn't take but a minute to do the other two once the first one is done.

 

My Clientele is the same as everyone else's...the entire world of ebay. 

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Can someone explain to me why I can list auctions as BINOBO on my phone but not online? And why don't they show up with the best offer option on the phone?

 

Ebay needs some serious work on the UI side. Why oh why won't they hire me!! foo.gif

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Can someone explain to me why I can list auctions as BINOBO on my phone but not online? And why don't they show up with the best offer option on the phone?

 

Ebay needs some serious work on the UI side. Why oh why won't they hire me!! foo.gif

The best offer option is only available (to me at least) with the "advanced listing tool", not the "quick listing tool"

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I'm only an occasional seller, but definitely a buyer. I could not believe I got the following response from a seller based on my question:

Me:
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Could you provide additional measurements for the trousers? The waist (from side to side across the top, laid flat), the rise (from the top of the pants to the seam of the crotch in the front), the hem width opening (from side to side, about 4" up from the bottom), and the outseam measurement (from top to bottom along the side)?

Even if they don't work out for me, this info will help other buyers - appreciation in advance!

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Dear razl,
i appreciate the advice i really do but it has been my experience a potential buyer for this high end suit knows the cut and their own size. but thanks. maria

Ok. Good luck selling your suit with dutiful jacket measurements but nothing - not even the waist - for the trousers (and, no, it's not in the pics either).

Crazy. I was interested, now I'm not.
post #2166 of 17524
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I typically average around $100 for "nothing special" 3 piece suits. I would be surprised if you would triple that by listing them together. I would bet that you would cut your profit by around 50%...but it all really depends on bidder interest.

wow.gif

That's crazy, I had no idea. Is that what they generally go for, or is it because you put out that much better listings?
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Flipping tweed suits is good, flipping 3 piece tweed suits is great!!

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Flipping tweed suits is good, flipping 3 piece tweed suits is great!!

Sometimes, SC's too...
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Sold a pair of chinos for like $12 NWOT, had shipping at $12.88 and buyer happened to be in CA so cost was around $6. Would have been 10ish if on east coast due to weight. Buyer now is asking me to refund him the money. Is that a little bs or is that just me? Not trying to get my first negative feedback for $7 but shipping is put at a flat rate. Should I just refund or not respond or what?
post #2171 of 17524
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Sold a pair of chinos for like $12 NWOT, had shipping at $12.88 and buyer happened to be in CA so cost was around $6. Would have been 10ish if on east coast due to weight. Buyer now is asking me to refund him the money. Is that a little bs or is that just me? Not trying to get my first negative feedback for $7 but shipping is put at a flat rate. Should I just refund or not respond or what?

Total BS. Shipping & handling. If you marked flat rate shipping, he knew it going in. This is one reason to never click the add shipping cost to label box though.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Sometimes, SC's too...

I concur... 

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


Total BS. Shipping & handling. If you marked flat rate shipping, he knew it going in. This is one reason to never click the add shipping cost to label box though.

+1....the box may be autochecked by default, so you will have to un-check it. 

  

post #2174 of 17524
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

 

 

 

Follow-up ...so this has turned into a fiasco....

 

So, last Friday, I should have finally received my refund from the voided label. Instead, I received an email from paypal stating that my label cancellation had been denied by the USPS, because the label has shown up in the tracking system as having been sent. WTF!! This is impossible, since I could never even get the label to print in the first place. 

 

I checked the tracing for the "voided" label, and sure enough, it shows that it was initially checked, a week later, in at a post office in North Carolina. In my opinion this is a result of an obvious, but extremely coincidental and highly unlikely mistake. I believe the label on the package in NC, having a similar tracking number, was un-scan-able. The carrier would have needed to manually punch in the number and probably typed in the wrong number....which just so happened to be the one label I was trying to void. The post office agrees with my theory

 

I wouldn't normally be too worried about it, except the label cost me $82. I tried to talk to paypal about it and they said the post office needs to handle it. I spent 1.5 hours at the post office yesterday, and their hands are tied too. They said paypal needs to handle it. Now I have to call paypal back and try to convince them to call or email the postmaster to verify the mistake. WHAT A MESS. The chances of this happening are about as slim as winning the lottery.

 

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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

^^^That is an insanely unlucky chain of events.

 

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Wes, that sounds like some sort of insane coincidence and even worse considering how much you're out on that label. Hope you get it resolved, update it when you get more info!
 

 

 

Great news! The $82 has been refunded to my account as of this morning. I have already sent thankyou emails to the sweet ladies at my local P.O. They really are great women, they are always pleasant to deal with, and always recognize and call me by name. One of the perks of living in a town of 1200.....and being probably the most active shipper. I spent over $18K on shipping last year.

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


Total BS. Shipping & handling. If you marked flat rate shipping, he knew it going in. This is one reason to never click the add shipping cost to label box though.

+1....the box may be autochecked by default, so you will have to un-check it. 

  

+1

 

In your case I would take it as a learning experience, smile and refund him. As you said, $7 is not worth a negative in the long term.

 

Its one thing if you know the shipping costs are too high to ask before you bid/buy the item for reduced costs. If the seller agrees great, if not then take the cost of shipping into account for what you bid.

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