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post #26236 of 30473
My advice with shoes is to be as honest with your listings as possible. Mention and photograph any flaws, note any odors, put measurements in listings (I normally measure inside and sole length (and outdoor width), and the ankle height for boots.

If you're going to accept returns, charge a restocking fee to discourage frivolous returns; and charge for shipping so you're note hosed by every return.
post #26237 of 30473
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

First thanks for all the input everyone.  Hopefully, I will benefit from your advice.  Steve, maybe you just ran into a bad streak of luck; thats tough.  When you said 40% I think I went pale.  Dr. Livingston, one of the things you mentioned is something I'm a little concerned about.  If what I have was USED, I can see how people are more accepting, i.e. they know its going to have wear and not look perfect.  The shoes I'm planning on selling are basically new, with display "wear".  I'm concerned that even if I spell that out, people are going to expect something virgin-like.

 

But, nothing ventured, nothing gained.  I plan to start listing next week, we'll see how it goes.

 

Just be cautious how you position the shoes when you list them if you are concerned that buyers might expect the condition to be something its not.  Under promise, over deliver on the condition and you'll be fine.  Best of luck!

post #26238 of 30473
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First thanks for all the input everyone.  Hopefully, I will benefit from your advice.  Steve, maybe you just ran into a bad streak of luck; thats tough.  When you said 40% I think I went pale.  Dr. Livingston, one of the things you mentioned is something I'm a little concerned about.  If what I have was USED, I can see how people are more accepting, i.e. they know its going to have wear and not look perfect.  The shoes I'm planning on selling are basically new, with display "wear".  I'm concerned that even if I spell that out, people are going to expect something virgin-like.

 

But, nothing ventured, nothing gained.  I plan to start listing next week, we'll see how it goes.

 

A few months ago, I sold a total of 138 pairs of brand spanking new Allen Edmonds shoes. These represented multiple styles, sizes, and lasts. And, to add to that, they were seconds. Out of all of them, I had one pair returned. Even with brand new shoes, my return rate was still less than 1%.

post #26239 of 30473
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A few months ago, I sold a total of 138 pairs of brand spanking new Allen Edmonds shoes. These represented multiple styles, sizes, and lasts. And, to add to that, they were seconds. Out of all of them, I had one pair returned. Even with brand new shoes, my return rate was still less than 1%.

Still blows my mind that you found those. I'm lucky to find one sellable pair. Thanks Obama.
post #26240 of 30473
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A few months ago, I sold a total of 138 pairs of brand spanking new Allen Edmonds shoes. These represented multiple styles, sizes, and lasts. And, to add to that, they were seconds. Out of all of them, I had one pair returned. Even with brand new shoes, my return rate was still less than 1%.


Jesus!  The mother lode!!

post #26241 of 30473
This annoys the living hell out of me. I am trying to get a Krementz white MOP evening set. Every time I try to bid on one, I am outbid by someone with 5-figure feedback with all activity in jewelry categories.



(This next auction was for a set with a missing stud.)


I don't get it. The market's just not there for stud sets. Who are the people buying these? Collectors? The jeweler who did our wedding rings has a Krementz set that's been sitting in the case for years (unfortunately not white MOP). The conspiracy theorist in me wants to think that these people are just trying to artificially inflate the market, like this store on Etsy:



Looks like I am going to have to find a stud set the hard way if I don't want to pay out the ass for it.
post #26242 of 30473
Jesus I can't catch a break lately :/

2:20 AM


6:08 AM


2:40 PM
Does a Buy It Now and pays full price ($60)

2:42 PM


2:53 PM
post #26243 of 30473
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Originally Posted by OolongT View Post

Jesus I can't catch a break lately :/

2:20 AM


6:08 AM


2:40 PM
Does a Buy It Now and pays full price ($60)

2:42 PM


2:53 PM

 

 

 

LOL... Another winner on Ebay.

 

 

Just ship it. You should be covered for buyer's remorse if he negs you... :devil:

 

 

Should be, but EBay is a bit fickle these days with supporting sellers.

post #26244 of 30473
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Originally Posted by OolongT View Post

Jesus I can't catch a break lately :/

2:20 AM


6:08 AM


2:40 PM
Does a Buy It Now and pays full price ($60)

2:42 PM


2:53 PM
 

 

Do not give in to "Delilah". This is a very common scheme. Offer to cancel the order if she is not happy with the $60 price.

post #26245 of 30473
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

 

LOL... Another winner on Ebay.

 

 

Just ship it. You should be covered for buyer's remorse if he negs you... :devil:

 

 

Should be, but EBay is a bit fickle these days with supporting sellers.


ooops... never mind

post #26246 of 30473
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

My advice with shoes is to be as honest with your listings as possible. Mention and photograph any flaws, note any odors, put measurements in listings (I normally measure inside and sole length (and outdoor width), and the ankle height for boots.

If you're going to accept returns, charge a restocking fee to discourage frivolous returns; and charge for shipping so you're note hosed by every return.

I describe the shoes I sell as clearly as I can and I don't offer returns. I have had several hundred sales of shoes. I had one person ask for a return because of size and I decided to allow it based on advice from this group. One other pair that I sold were NIB and the soles came off. Like completely off (they were medical/orthopedic shoes) and I refunded the price when he sent me pics. Other than that no returns, no problems.
post #26247 of 30473

Almost every damn time.

  

 

 

:fu:

post #26248 of 30473
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Almost every damn time.

  

 

 

:fu:


Absolutely! One of the most annoying parts of shipping. That little piece of stubborn adhesive has wrecked my serenity on numerous occasions. By the way, have you tried Duck EZ Start tape? It is the green label tape sold at Wal-Mart. Trust me, it is worth a trip to Wally World to buy this tape. Phenomenal ease of use.

post #26249 of 30473
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 


Absolutely! One of the most annoying parts of shipping. That little piece of stubborn adhesive has wrecked my serenity on numerous occasions. By the way, have you tried Duck EZ Start tape? It is the green label tape sold at Wal-Mart. Trust me, it is worth a trip to Wally World to buy this tape. Phenomenal ease of use.

 

Truer words never spoken.

post #26250 of 30473
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 


Absolutely! One of the most annoying parts of shipping. That little piece of stubborn adhesive has wrecked my serenity on numerous occasions. By the way, have you tried Duck EZ Start tape? It is the green label tape sold at Wal-Mart. Trust me, it is worth a trip to Wally World to buy this tape. Phenomenal ease of use.

 

Haven't tried that tape...I keep buying the Scotch because it's frequently on sale buy 1 get 1 free at my local grocery, so like $1.50 a roll or something.

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