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thinking about picking something up from japan off of the bay...

 

is the advertised shipping straight up what i should expect to pay? or are there like hidden costs that i should be aware of? shipping is posted at $25, seems about right... any insight appreciated. thx!

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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

thinking about picking something up from japan off of the bay...

is the advertised shipping straight up what i should expect to pay? or are there like hidden costs that i should be aware of? shipping is posted at $25, seems about right... any insight appreciated. thx!

@Thrift Vader
post #24408 of 30441
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

thinking about picking something up from japan off of the bay...

is the advertised shipping straight up what i should expect to pay? or are there like hidden costs that i should be aware of? shipping is posted at $25, seems about right... any insight appreciated. thx!

$25 for shipping sounds about right, depending on weight/size. That's inline with a Flate rate padded envelope from here to there. You are responsible for customs fees if applicable.
post #24409 of 30441
I used to buy vintage Kimono stuff several years back, and those prices seem normal. Customs fees were never atrocious, but they're always there.

On the other hand, everything I've gotten from Japan was extremely carefully packaged and usually includes some little surprise like a post card or something. I loved it.
post #24410 of 30441

vintage kimono stuff? 

 

:slayer: 

 

well that's about what i figured. i'm assuming there is some floor for customs fees with a sliding scale depending on price, it can't be that bad so i'll probably just roll the dice and see if i can win this thing. thanks amigos!

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vintage kimono stuff? 

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Yeah, kimono, obi, tabi, zori, hakama, juban, himo, etc.

I did some Japanese Sword stuff too wink.gif
And it helps that I was studying the izari-ryu school of tsubashi.

I still have a chest of some amazing antique silks

Wakarimasu Nihongo ma - ma
post #24412 of 30441
Whoops, self quote and can't delete
post #24413 of 30441
Ugh. Sorry for the noob question, but I'm finally thinking of getting a new ebay account. Is there a benefit to adding this classic line to your auctions -- I'm new, but hey, I've sold over 1 million items on Style Forum, Fedora Lounge, etc.? Or is this even allowed?

My fate is in your hands.
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Originally Posted by noob in 89 View Post

Ugh. Sorry for the noob question, but I'm finally thinking of getting a new ebay account. Is there a benefit to adding this classic line to your auctions -- I'm new, but hey, I've sold over 1 million items on Style Forum, Fedora Lounge, etc.? Or is this even allowed?

My fate is in your hands.


You skills will quickly prove themselves on the Bay. You will develop a loyal following regardless of adding a tagline. I stay busy with two eBay accounts. One for selling cool shit and one for selling less-than-cool shit.

post #24415 of 30441
I just had a guy with zero feedback, who lives a half hour away, ask to come over and try something on. Is it weird that my reaction is wanting to block him? It's weird that someone so close would have my address lol.
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I just had a guy with zero feedback, who lives a half hour away, ask to come over and try something on. Is it weird that my reaction is wanting to block him? It's weird that someone so close would have my address lol.

Nothing wrong with wanting to try something on. Get a mailbox somewhere and then meet buyers at coffee shops.
post #24417 of 30441

hold the phone @Fueco what does he want to try on?

 

a blazer? ok!

 

a nun's habit? maybe...

 

your face? no.

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post #24419 of 30441
Yeah. This is probably a fake concern but I'm not as comfortable with face to face transactions. If he had feedback I'd be a little less weirded out.
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

Here's an odd one: person buys a pre-owned shirt for ~ $150, opens a return as "wrong item shipped" with very angry sounding notes about how it's not the right plaid (Burberry nova with lots of pictures, so they knew what pattern they were getting), and how it doesn't fit (accurate measurements were provided).  Obviously they didn't look / read / whatever, but I just take returns rather than fight them because I don't need the stress.  Refunded the guy tonight, and he says he's coming through my area and wants to meet up for coffee.  Part of me is like ... "that's a bit odd" ... and another part of me is like "dude buys and returns used shirts for $150 and is willing to fib to make a return, and do I want to associate with a big fibber?".  Just weird in my opinion - maybe I'm jaded.

Late to the party but FTFY. Leave Big Fib to drink his coffee alone.
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