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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Sorry, but not a "B"

Sometimes depending on distance a "Flat Large Rate Box" can be cheaper. For instance.

Large Flat Rate Box = $15.30 paid online
Regional Rate "B" Box ranges from $6.16 to $16.13 depending on distance

The majority of the time you are better with a Regional Rate B vs a Large Flat Rate unless you are shipping cross country.

You need to order your Regional Rate Boxed online and also print the shipping labels on ebay or usps.com

Here is the link to order boxes, they are free so no downside to having a few around. I use "side loading" for about 95% of my jacket/suit shipments.

https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail-regional-rate.htm
I actually WAS shipping across country. DC area to Houston, TX so I wasn't sure about the regional aspect. My local post office is usually packed with a 30 minute or longer line so I use the electronic kiosk and thus, couldn't ask anyone for shipping advice.

I figured it wasn't the regional box that you recommended when the option came up on the kiosk screen but the pictures for regional and flat rate were the same and everything was already packed so off it went for $16.75-ish. It's for a family member and I may never recoup any of the costs so it's not a big concern this time. I couldn't find any boxes marked "regional" and this one had a "B" on the label so I rolled with it.

Thanks for the link to the other boxes. I may be shipping more down to him in the near future.

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DC to Texas would only be about 1/2 way so you would have been better with the B (just for your own info), not that it matters at this point, but yea, def order up some boxes, you can print the labels at home, tape them on and either drop the boxes at the post office or just leave them for your mail carrier to pick up. Super simples and def a money saver in the long run.

 

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Originally Posted by hucklecat View Post

Don't forget about the flat rate padded envelope. Fits all pants and any shirt I have come across for flat $5.35. They stretch a little.   

 

Its an option. 

Why would you choose this over the Legal Flat Rate for pants? Never had a pair of pants that didnt fit in a flat rate envelope. I can usually even get 2 pair into one flat rate envelope if they are nice wool dress pants vs cotton chinos. Legal Flat Rate is larger and costs less.

 

Plus I've never shipped a shirt any other way except for 1st class mail. Save about $2-3 per shirt by using 1st class vs Priority which makes a huge difference. Do need to buy some white poly bags, but totally worth it at $0.10/each

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200-12x15-5-Poly-Mailers-Envelopes-Plastic-Shipping-Bags-12x15-5-/160712377118?pt=BI_Mailers_Envelopes&hash=item256b34431e

post #2237 of 17524
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Do you not have a smart phone?  I get a little buzz every time I get a bid haha, I have to imagine you have that feature turned off Spoo?

Just found that setting and turned it on. smile.gif
post #2238 of 17524
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


Just found that setting and turned it on. smile.gif

I have to keep my phone plugged in on Sunday nights or it will surely die.

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Got this note from the buyer of this suit this morning......http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140909588019

 

He was 50/50 on whether to buy it which is never a good thing..... (Click to show)

Just wanted to let you know that I am in reciept of the Paul Stuart suit and I'm just completely SPEECHLESS right now. The suit is BEAUTIFUL. Completely what I was looking for. I'm soo happy that I decided to get it. Came in the mail on yesterday - I took it out the box and just couldn't believe the quality of the piece goods. The construction is flawless and the feel is the BOMB. There is nothing like a full canvassed suit. I tried it on and it fit wonderfully. I'm going to shorten the sleeves on the jacket by 1/4 inch and then have my tailor cut working button holes to give it that "bespoke" look. I'm going to take in the waist by 1/2 inch because I've been losing a little weight lately and drop the cuff size on the trousers by 1/2 inch.

Even with those small details - I decided to just wear it to work this morning for Valentine's Day. My wife just couldn't stop complimenting me on the suit as I was leaving the house this morning and I've been getting the same thing at work all day. I had a meeting with the university provost this morning and he pulled me to the side and asked about the suit. I told him it was a Paul Stuart and since he is a native New Yorker - he knew exactly what I had on. He had this look like - "that's a $2000 suit!!!!" hahahahahaha!

Again - thank you for everything and PLEASE if you run across another suit like this - let me know because I have a new found respect for the PAUL STUART line.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Got this note from the buyer of this suit this morning......http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140909588019

 

He was 50/50 on whether to buy it which is never a good thing..... (Click to show)

Just wanted to let you know that I am in reciept of the Paul Stuart suit and I'm just completely SPEECHLESS right now. The suit is BEAUTIFUL. Completely what I was looking for. I'm soo happy that I decided to get it. Came in the mail on yesterday - I took it out the box and just couldn't believe the quality of the piece goods. The construction is flawless and the feel is the BOMB. There is nothing like a full canvassed suit. I tried it on and it fit wonderfully. I'm going to shorten the sleeves on the jacket by 1/4 inch and then have my tailor cut working button holes to give it that "bespoke" look. I'm going to take in the waist by 1/2 inch because I've been losing a little weight lately and drop the cuff size on the trousers by 1/2 inch.

Even with those small details - I decided to just wear it to work this morning for Valentine's Day. My wife just couldn't stop complimenting me on the suit as I was leaving the house this morning and I've been getting the same thing at work all day. I had a meeting with the university provost this morning and he pulled me to the side and asked about the suit. I told him it was a Paul Stuart and since he is a native New Yorker - he knew exactly what I had on. He had this look like - "that's a $2000 suit!!!!" hahahahahaha!

Again - thank you for everything and PLEASE if you run across another suit like this - let me know because I have a new found respect for the PAUL STUART line.

I got chills just reading it, bet that made your day!

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It's usually fire & brimstone in this thread, glad to see that someone is enjoying their eBay purchase...
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


Just found that setting and turned it on. smile.gif

 

Doesnt stop me from checking to see the viewer counts LOL

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Was it a large package?
Jesus, Cap. Kind of a personal question, no?
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Just found that setting and turned it on. smile.gif
No, thanks. I've already turned the notification off on my smartphone. Far too ocd to ignore it, and that sets a bad example for my kids, not to mention bad for my bloodpressure.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I got chills just reading it, bet that made your day!

I literally groan every time I get a message on a sold item. I've gotten a few like this, and they really do make your day.
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

It's usually fire & brimstone in this thread, glad to see that someone is enjoying their eBay purchase...

Heres some brimstone...

Regarding this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360581276198&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

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I got the shoes today, they are fake, there is chipping on the red for one, the logo on the sole is not straight and missing red paint in certain places in the writing and the edges on some parts of the sole are not cut right, and the red sole paint is not the exact kind its suppose to be, what do u want to do about this situation?
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To what address should I send you the PDF of the sales receipt?

[SNAD OPENS]
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I have gotten a pair from saks that was fake cause someone returned them and put a fake pair in the box, they returned my money, having a receipt doesn't make them real

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ffffuuuu.gif I sold a suit last night on a BIN, but had forgotten to check the block to require immediate payment. Sent an invoice, haven't seen payment yet. Immediate payment should be the fucking default on a BIN, ebay.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

It's usually fire & brimstone in this thread, glad to see that someone is enjoying their eBay purchase...

Heres some brimstone...

Regarding this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360581276198&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

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I got the shoes today, they are fake, there is chipping on the red for one, the logo on the sole is not straight and missing red paint in certain places in the writing and the edges on some parts of the sole are not cut right, and the red sole paint is not the exact kind its suppose to be, what do u want to do about this situation?
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To what address should I send you the PDF of the sales receipt?

[SNAD OPENS]
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I have gotten a pair from saks that was fake cause someone returned them and put a fake pair in the box, they returned my money, having a receipt doesn't make them real

facepalm.gif

censored.gifIdk how you deal with this. My biggest concern when selling items over $500 is the "fake" reply. Let us know how it goes. Ebay should offer a service for top rated power sellers, for a small fee, send your item in for authentication and they will forward it to the buyer. Once it is authenticated you are off the hook. Something along the lines with what they do for the new global sales program.

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Another issue: I made the mistake of listing stuff to end on Super Bowl night. Oh well. One item ends at my listing price, guaranteeing a loss of $10 or so. Guy didnt pay, despite my auction saying that payment is required by three days. I never sent a follow up email asking for payment and quite a bit of time has passed. Can I send an email saying that I'm going to relist it because he hasn't paid, or am I going to run the risk of an issue for not being as proactive as I should have been? Thanks in advance.
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You need to "report a problem" with the transaction or whatever they call it, say he hasn't paid, wait 4 days, close the case, and then you can relist it safely.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

You need to "report a problem" with the transaction or whatever they call it, say he hasn't paid, wait 4 days, close the case, and then you can relist it safely.

"unpaid item case" in the "resolution center". You can set your settings so that it automatically does this for you in the future when people do not pay.

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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

ffffuuuu.gif I sold a suit last night on a BIN, but had forgotten to check the block to require immediate payment. Sent an invoice, haven't seen payment yet. Immediate payment should be the fucking default on a BIN, ebay.

I had one the other day (Friday), The guy ended up waiting til Sunday after he bid on a few more auctions I had listed. Ended up buying 3 items.

 

While it is a little unnerving, I don't mind if they take a few days to pay, but for goodness sake, how hard is it to send me a message and let me know so I don't have to wonder about it. 

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