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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

How does one deal with Ebay buyers that refuse to pay customs? 

Some guy bought a couple of fragile and somewhat expensive items (600$). He did not ask for me to declare down value, but stressed that I packed really well. Well, now it's been a week in the customs, awaiting payment. And no contact of course. 

What really grinds my gears is that I've already spent $50 on shipping, and will have to pay a return fee (almost same sum) if it's returned (which may or may not happen after a couple of weeks.

edit: This was a nternational shipment to the UK. I clearly stated in the auction that customs and import taxes would be the buyers responsibilities.
If he paid you but doesn't want to pay customs and the package comes back to you at your expense, is there any expectation that you refund him?
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I've actually experienced this once before, when a buyer refused to pick up the item (due to customs). That was only through paypal, not ebay, and I miraculously won the case. It was probably because I had screenshots of the buyer explicitly telling me he wouldn't pick it up, and other proof. 

 

But right now the (current) buyer simply cut off all communication. My biggest fear is that he'll open up a "item not received" case, and that Ebay/paypal will treat the package as lost in the mail (Even though it's safe and sound in the postal office, awaiting buyers action. 

 

The absolute worst case scenario is that the package is not returned, and that the buyer picks it up with refunded money, after the case is closed. But that's being very pessimistic...though I've read about cases like that. 

 

But with that said, I know that if a buyer refuses to pick up an item, he waives his buyer rights. Doesn't protect the seller from CC charge backs though.

 

I'm not sure if I will get any refunds at all, if he wins such a case. 

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Many preowned suits currently listed on eBay seem like in good shape and I'm surprised they're auctioned in such a low price, for example, the BIN for this Ermenegildo Zegna is just $295 ... how come? Is there anything fishy going on out there? 

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Originally Posted by fcong View Post
 

Many preowned suits currently listed on eBay seem like in good shape and I'm surprised they're auctioned in such a low price, for example, the BIN for this Ermenegildo Zegna is just $295 ... how come? Is there anything fishy going on out there? 

 

That one is overpriced, if anything. It's at least 20 years old, unvented, brown pinstripe...yeah. Probably a decent buy for 30-50 bucks, if that's your thing. 300 is absolutely ridiculous though. 100 bucks more and you'll find BNWT Caruso, Corneliani, Canali, etc. 

post #24365 of 30459
If anyone is looking to make a bulk purchase of neckties, I have a supplier. About 4,000 available. Great margin for anyone that wants to invest and sell these. I'm winding my tie sales down over time and want to transition the business to someone else. It's been profitable, so PM me if you want to discuss. You can look at my listings in my sig for an idea of what you'll get.
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Is anyone else having problems with usps tracking? I've got three packages in transit with two "expected" to deliver today and no updates since the 5th.

I figure it may have something to do with the upcoming holidays and volume, but it still makes me nervy when stuff "stalls"
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Originally Posted by fox15 View Post

Is anyone else having problems with usps tracking? I've got three packages in transit with two "expected" to deliver today and no updates since the 5th.

I figure it may have something to do with the upcoming holidays and volume, but it still makes me nervy when stuff "stalls"
Yea a lot more lately, I've received positive feedback on items that still show in transit even tho the buyer has already gotten it
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Originally Posted by fox15 View Post

Is anyone else having problems with usps tracking? I've got three packages in transit with two "expected" to deliver today and no updates since the 5th.

I figure it may have something to do with the upcoming holidays and volume, but it still makes me nervy when stuff "stalls"

Endless shipping problems.

One piece of advice I got from the manager of the post office I have adopted is to put a piece of clear tape over the address. Apparently many packages end up in these giant rooms because the labels have been worn/damaged. It seems to have helped. I had a rash of lost mail over the last 2 months and all year, actually. The rate of loss has subsided recently.
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Endless shipping problems.

One piece of advice I got from the manager of the post office I have adopted is to put a piece of clear tape over the address. Apparently many packages end up in these giant rooms because the labels have been worn/damaged. It seems to have helped. I had a rash of lost mail over the last 2 months and all year, actually. The rate of loss has subsided recently.
I do that to all of my packages, I lose maybe 1 out of every 250 or so
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Endless shipping problems.

One piece of advice I got from the manager of the post office I have adopted is to put a piece of clear tape over the address. Apparently many packages end up in these giant rooms because the labels have been worn/damaged. It seems to have helped. I had a rash of lost mail over the last 2 months and all year, actually. The rate of loss has subsided recently.

These are incoming, so I have little influence and no control over that end, but on the same note I put clear packing tape over my receivers address as well.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


Endless shipping problems.

One piece of advice I got from the manager of the post office I have adopted is to put a piece of clear tape over the address. Apparently many packages end up in these giant rooms because the labels have been worn/damaged. It seems to have helped. I had a rash of lost mail over the last 2 months and all year, actually. The rate of loss has subsided recently.

Just a heads up to those using a thermal printer: DO NOT put tape over the label.  The adhesive will erase the print almost completely.  I found this out on accident, I had one international shipment I wanted to make sure made it, so I taped over the label, the package disappeared.  I did this again many weeks later, luckily, I did it the night before and caught sight of the label the next morning before sending off.

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

If anyone is looking to make a bulk purchase of neckties, I have a supplier. About 4,000 available. Great margin for anyone that wants to invest and sell these. I'm winding my tie sales down over time and want to transition the business to someone else. It's been profitable, so PM me if you want to discuss. You can look at my listings in my sig for an idea of what you'll get.

PM'd ya.
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I would block miccon06

Sold him a pair of gap selvedge jeans. Ebay #131629317808. He got them then said there not authentic gap and made in china and not selvedge and wants to return. I declined proved to ebay and there still forcing a return. I meet who fakes gap um nobody and no shit there made in china. I'm so sick of ebay forcing returns. Dudes having a fit saying I should learn what selvedge denim looks like.
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

I would block miccon06

Sold him a pair of gap selvedge jeans. Ebay #131629317808. He got them then said there not authentic gap and made in china and not selvedge and wants to return. I declined proved to ebay and there still forcing a return. I meet who fakes gap um nobody and no shit there made in china. I'm so sick of ebay forcing returns. Dudes having a fit saying I should learn what selvedge denim looks like.

 

 

Adding into your listing that the jeans were made in China may have helped. But I hear ya... This guy sounds like a real winner.

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wrong thread.
Edited by hooker4186 - 11/7/15 at 6:12pm
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