or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions - Page 1729

post #25921 of 30466
^just sold to him last week. Nice guy.
post #25922 of 30466

Please tell me if this post is against the rules.

 

Was wondering how thorough ebay is with cracking down on outside transactions using ebay messaging. I was able to exchange email addresses with the seller, and he gave me tracking after on ebay. We both tried to make the relevant info harder to search for. I remember getting warned by ebay some time ago when I asked if a seller had grailed. What's ebay's tolerance on something like this, and are there ways to circumvent it? Thanks.

post #25923 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanM View Post

^just sold to him last week. Nice guy.

+1 sold to without problems

post #25924 of 30466

Will never understand why buyers request returns because they say an item doesn't fit when you clearly provide measurements. How hard is it to read the listing you're bidding on?

post #25925 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by vexco View Post
 

Will never understand why buyers request returns because they say an item doesn't fit when you clearly provide measurements. How hard is it to read the listing you're bidding on?

 

I can kinda understand it for tailored items - dudes need to try shit on and see if it fits / if it can be tailored.  I've had a few buyers ask if they can buy and try, and offered to pay restocking + shipping both ways if they need to return it after bringing to their tailor, and I was totally OK with that.  But the goons who buy a size XL jacket and say it doesn't fit - you look at their other purchases and they clearly wear a Medium - that busts my hymen.  

post #25926 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

Please tell me if this post is against the rules.

 

Was wondering how thorough ebay is with cracking down on outside transactions using ebay messaging. I was able to exchange email addresses with the seller, and he gave me tracking after on ebay. We both tried to make the relevant info harder to search for. I remember getting warned by ebay some time ago when I asked if a seller had grailed. What's ebay's tolerance on something like this, and are there ways to circumvent it? Thanks.

 

Posts here on SF are not against any rules of eBay.

 

It's easy to circumvent buying / selling something listed on eBay, and complete the transaction outside of eBay.  You lose eBay buyer / seller protections, but that's neither here nor there.  If the potential buyer / seller reports you, then yes, you can be suspended or banned.  I don't work for eBay, nor does anyone else here than I'm aware of, so tolerance levels are as yet unknown.  I wouldn't circumvent if it's not worth it to you.

post #25927 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

 

I can kinda understand it for tailored items - dudes need to try shit on and see if it fits / if it can be tailored.  I've had a few buyers ask if they can buy and try, and offered to pay restocking + shipping both ways if they need to return it after bringing to their tailor, and I was totally OK with that.  But the goons who buy a size XL jacket and say it doesn't fit - you look at their other purchases and they clearly wear a Medium - that busts my hymen.  

 

Yeah, for things like bespoke items I can kinda understand. This was on a North Face fleece that I clearly stated all measurements for haha. Makes no sense. 

post #25928 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by vexco View Post

Yeah, for things like bespoke items I can kinda understand. This was on a North Face fleece that I clearly stated all measurements for haha. Makes no sense. 

Part of selling...my mantra is even if you don't take returns, you still take returns, unless you've built an empire like Spoo and have airtight listings that supercede any return or NAD claim. Otherwise we mortals slog on and hope that people can and do read.
post #25929 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by vexco View Post
 

Will never understand why buyers request returns because they say an item doesn't fit when you clearly provide measurements. How hard is it to read the listing you're bidding on?

Just simply get them to file a return as the reason being that the item doesn't fit, not that it's your fault, but that it doesn't fit them, and then deny it. I stopped accepting them a long long time ago because buyers don't read and don't care to take the time to measure similar garments to see if it will fit etc.. so I figure I don't accept returns and they are more careful about their purchases. But if they still don't read and take necessary actions prior to purchase, that is entirely on them and you are in no way at fault. 

post #25930 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

 

I can kinda understand it for tailored items - dudes need to try shit on and see if it fits / if it can be tailored.  I've had a few buyers ask if they can buy and try, and offered to pay restocking + shipping both ways if they need to return it after bringing to their tailor, and I was totally OK with that.  But the goons who buy a size XL jacket and say it doesn't fit - you look at their other purchases and they clearly wear a Medium - that busts my hymen.  

:lol:

post #25931 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post



Part of selling...my mantra is even if you don't take returns, you still take returns, unless you've built an empire like Spoo and have airtight listings that supercede any return or NAD claim. Otherwise we mortals slog on and hope that people can and do read.

If Spoo in some manner grossly misrepresents an item, I don't know how but say he does. Or if he does't photograph damage that is noticeable and detrimental to the appearance and or life or wear of the garment etc.. then he too would need to take a return on an item. Besides that he has no need, neither do any of us, to take returns that are not our fault. What is written on Spoos listings isn't really followed by eBay, they have their own policies and how they view things, so although each transaction is referred to as a legal contractual transaction, eBay and not the seller, is truly setting the standards. But if you don't feel like you did anything in the wrong or if the buyer files for a return that isn't your fault, you simply deny them the return. 

post #25932 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

 

i know it's a tall order but it's eye-crossingly hard to see what's going on with that pic. with that in mind:

 

if it's all wool and fairly fine, then dobby weave is probably the best description. feel free to pm and we can get into this shit a little.

 

here's something likely similar: http://www.indochino.com/product/midnight-blue-dobby-twill-suit

 

or this: http://www.dillards.com/p/Hart-Schaffner-Marx-Dobby-Blazer/505574727?cm_mmc=GooglePLAs-_-Hart-Schaffner-Marx-_-Outerwear-_-Hart-Schaffner-Marx-Dobby-Blazer&googleShop=Y&utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&utm_campaign=Hart-Schaffner-Marx&gclid=CjwKEAiAzuK0BRCW4tiLpJT-8TISJADV8cw9gcYFK4sN7oX2tvBV8DmZlBrlZR5_CBVbTLNAgumzrBoC37rw_wcB

 

Based on your comments, I lightened it to better see the weave. I'd say its dead on for the Dobby examples you linked. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

post #25933 of 30466

Awesome, USPS decided to jack up shipping rates overnight. 

post #25934 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

Awesome, USPS decided to jack up shipping rates overnight. 

Yup frown.gif

Extra info: http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/01/usps-shipping-rates-increasing-2016.html
post #25935 of 30466

Hypothetically, would you rather them raise shipping rates? Or would you rather them quit providing free shipping supplies?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions