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 1742

post #26116 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by OolongT View Post

That sucks man. I've still - knock on wood - been able to avoid that scenario but have come very close before.

How expensive is the wrong item you shipped? If it were me (on an international sale) I'd be really tempted to just eat the cost of that item, and get the correct shipment out the door asap. I'd rather shorten the lag time experienced by int. buyers due to a mistake I made than risk a case or neg.

When thr dust settles, if I felt like the buyer was OK, then I'd ask about a possible return of the first item. Otherwise, they can keep it and I chalk it up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

Did the same thing before, had to eat the $32 return shipping


think i am going to try and get the item back. it can easily be sold for ~$150.

i'd rather eat the cost, as annoying as that is.
post #26117 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Is there a good reference for vintage Brooks Brothers labels?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HermesSeeker View Post


I'm looking for this too.  Any luck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Only a few here, but the website for other labels is helpful:

http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/brooks-brothers/


I need to take the time to do a writeup on BB labels on my blog. I have a bunch of images of the labels saved, and I thought I'd even done a guide to them somewhere, but can't find it now.

Meantime, if you post a picture of your label(s), I can probably date them for you.
post #26118 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesmkeart View Post

Is there a reason it takes 24-48 hours to remove feedback? Seems like a few mouse clicks can do it after it's been determined invalid. I don't like having to wait around with a blemish effecting my sales.

 

I don't know any details about Ebay's back end, but I'm going to guess that it likely has something to do with the global distribution of their databases and a model called "eventual consistentency."

 

I.e., the feedback is stored in more than one place, and it takes a while for the data in all of the various places to receive the updates to the feedback.

post #26119 of 30466

I am really getting annoyed at international buyers. Had a buyer purchase an item and then after he received left positive feedback while saying that while the item was great, it wasn't worth the shipping. WTF, they get to see shipping upfront?

post #26120 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by noob15 View Post
 

I am really getting annoyed at international buyers. Had a buyer purchase an item and then after he received left positive feedback while saying that while the item was great, it wasn't worth the shipping. WTF, they get to see shipping upfront?

 

I wouldn't sweat it. Positive feedback is positive feedback.

post #26121 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I wouldn't sweat it. Positive feedback is positive feedback.

(unless its with low DSRs)
post #26122 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


(unless its with low DSRs)

 

DSRs don't count against us anymore.

post #26123 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


(unless its with low DSRs)

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

DSRs don't count against us anymore.

 

 

No, they left 5 stars, just confused how someone who is buying internationally is complaining about shipping when they see the cost upfront. Then they said it didn't need to be wrapped and packaged as thoroughly as it was. I'm like dude, it's going internationally, do you really trust shipping across continents?

post #26124 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by noob15 View Post
 

I am really getting annoyed at international buyers. Had a buyer purchase an item and then after he received left positive feedback while saying that while the item was great, it wasn't worth the shipping. WTF, they get to see shipping upfront?


A passive-aggressive positive is always better than an oddly enthusiastic neutral.

post #26125 of 30466

LOL, thanks, I didn't think about it that way at first.

post #26126 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


I need to take the time to do a writeup on BB labels on my blog. I have a bunch of images of the labels saved, and I thought I'd even done a guide to them somewhere, but can't find it now.

Meantime, if you post a picture of your label(s), I can probably date them for you.

Got some help over PM from @FLW, but for the sake of public interest...




The only resources out there right now are severely incomplete, so it would be nice to see something better (including suits, shirts, and ties).
post #26127 of 30466
Two-part question:

1. Does eBay care whether or not you ship an item from the stated "item location"? (I'm using fixed-rate shipping if it matters.)

2. Does anybody have suggestions for an affordable portable or semi-portable printer? Either a dedicated label printer or a regular printer would work. I want something I can take on the road with me to print shipping labels.
post #26128 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Two-part question:

1. Does eBay care whether or not you ship an item from the stated "item location"? (I'm using fixed-rate shipping if it matters.)

2. Does anybody have suggestions for an affordable portable or semi-portable printer? Either a dedicated label printer or a regular printer would work. I want something I can take on the road with me to print shipping labels.

I've shipped stuff from different zip codes / states, no issues.

Maybe buy the postage online, save the label as pdf, email to self, and use FedEx Office to print? Lugging a printer sounds like a hassle imho - I used to travel for work and less was always better. But those thermal printers and self-adhesive labels might be the smallest option, and self-adhesive = no tape or scissors needed.
post #26129 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

Maybe buy the postage online, save the label as pdf, email to self, and use FedEx Office to print? Lugging a printer sounds like a hassle imho - I used to travel for work and less was always better. But those thermal printers and self-adhesive labels might be the smallest option, and self-adhesive = no tape or scissors needed.

I was looking at something like a Dymo 450 (which is on NewEgg for <$70). I have a storage box that I keep all my common shipping supplies in (RRAs, bags, scale, tape, scissors, etc.). It could easily fit a label printer as well. If I have to lug the supplies, adding a small printer might be less of a hassle than taking an extra trip to FedEx office.
post #26130 of 30466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


I was looking at something like a Dymo 450 (which is on NewEgg for <$70). I have a storage box that I keep all my common shipping supplies in (RRAs, bags, scale, tape, scissors, etc.). It could easily fit a label printer as well. If I have to lug the supplies, adding a small printer might be less of a hassle than taking an extra trip to FedEx office.


Are you going to bring everything you have listed as well? This seems odd, I have done it once or twice when I did auctions. For instance something ended on Sunday and I traveled to SF on Monday and they hadn't paid, what I did was pack it up and weigh it if necessary, then bring the box and wait for them to pay. Once they pay I buy the postage, create the label as PDF and print it in the hotel business center, then tape it on the package and have the hotel mail it. Carrying packing supplies and a printer is a little cray cray yo, unless of course all of your traveling is by personal automobile then... Nope still wouldn't do it.

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