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post #26416 of 30486
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

So accept the return and pay return shipping as the buyer requested? For what the coat sold for and what it will cost to ship back, this means I am going to lose money. That's my problem. It's almost better to cut my losses and just let him keep the thing.

$8 coat + ~$10 shipping + probably $12-15 return shipping if he doesn't use regional rate... I am now $30+ into a coat that sold for $25.

I've definitely let buyers keep items if I thought it wasn't worth it. You're going to get your ass handed to you every now and again on eBay. This might be one of those times where you issue a refund and then tell the buyer that he can either tailor the coat, wear as-is, or donate it. That's how you get repeat buyers. They see that you're willing to help out if things go poorly.

post #26417 of 30486
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

I've definitely let buyers keep items if I thought it wasn't worth it. You're going to get your ass handed to you every now and again on eBay. This might be one of those times where you issue a refund and then tell the buyer that he can either tailor the coat, wear as-is, or donate it. That's how you get repeat buyers. They see that you're willing to help out if things go poorly.
Yea I've definitely let buyers keep items if it didn't make sense cost wise to have it returned. I always offer a partial refund first to either cover or help cover cost of tailoring
post #26418 of 30486
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Anyone familiar with vintage Brooks Brothers women's tags? Is there a size here?

 

I believe it is a size 10.  A PTP measurement would be in the range of 19" probably.  Women's sizes ran smaller in earlier decades.  Personally, when it comes to sizes like that, I will put the tag size, if known, plus 'M' (if 38-40), plus actual bust measurement in the listing title as well as inside the listing itself.

post #26419 of 30486
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

This might be my new favorite return comment...
Orders a size 4 when she wears a 5.5? Also, listing states Euro 36, not 37. I always assumed everyone knows that shoe sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer... 

Looking into it further, it appears that the sandals should fit like a women's 5.5, as they are the same size in UK and CM sizes according to KEEN's website. Now I'm just mystified why the wouldn't fit. Are kid's sizes narrower?

 

 

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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

I've definitely let buyers keep items if I thought it wasn't worth it. You're going to get your ass handed to you every now and again on eBay. This might be one of those times where you issue a refund and then tell the buyer that he can either tailor the coat, wear as-is, or donate it. That's how you get repeat buyers. They see that you're willing to help out if things go poorly.

 

 

True dat...

 

 

In the return referenced, she wasn't claiming that I screwed up, so I let her ship the sandals back. Since I'd had free shipping on the listing, I lost the shipping price; but at least I got a restocking fee, and she had to eat the return shipping.

 

I just got them back today, and relisted them making sure to add a photo of the size tag to the listing.

post #26420 of 30486
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post


FWIW, my personal policy is to refund shipping to active duty military guys shipping to an APO address and if it includes free shipping, I will usually throw in an tie or something like that.

That's squared away. We do the same.
post #26421 of 30486
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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post

I believe it is a size 10.  A PTP measurement would be in the range of 19" probably.  Women's sizes ran smaller in earlier decades.  Personally, when it comes to sizes like that, I will put the tag size, if known, plus 'M' (if 38-40), plus actual bust measurement in the listing title as well as inside the listing itself.

Spot on! 19" P2P. Thanks for the tips.

And thanks for the advice on the return to everybody who replied. I sent a message offering a $10 refund as a tailoring credit.
post #26422 of 30486

Have any of you noticed that when you list things for sale on ebay you see a very noticeable immediate rise in sales on the items that you have already listed.

 

For example, earlier I listed two more items BINBO and within thirty minutes I had sold two items that had been listed for a week or so.

 

 

Anyone else notice this or is it a coincedence?  I have experienced something similar before.

post #26423 of 30486

It's been so long since I've been a casual shopper, I can't say, but I would guess that peeps get an alert when you post something they've been looking for, then they cruise on over to see what else you have and they don't buy what they originally search for and buy something else you have.

I do notice a downturn in BIN when I have a lot of auctions, and very slow sales on Thursday when the whole world, including myself, puts new stuff up for 10 days.

post #26424 of 30486

Authenticity check on a Gucci tie, please? 99.9% sure it's real, but I've never found this era before.

 

 

 

post #26425 of 30486
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

Authenticity check on a Gucci tie, please? 99.9% sure it's real, but I've never found this era before.

Looks good to me, just picked up another one with same style logo/lining/content tag.
post #26426 of 30486
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post



I'm sure the buyer will win, but what's the best way to not completely eat the cost of this coat?

I've never regretted adding a 15% restocking fee to my return policies.
post #26427 of 30486
I got this message on eBay:

Hi,
I like this suit. Reputable tailors are not thick on the ground here in rural Kansas. If I bought the suit, could/would you arrange some minor tailoring? I would prefer to have the chest at 24", the sleeves at 26", and the inseam at 31 1/2". Is that something you arrange?
Two more questions:
What is the color of the pin stripe?
Could you provide the "waist" measurement,across the first button of the jacket?
Thank you for your trouble


First, I'm not sure a typical tailor could even alter the chest (it measures 23.5). But, I'm not sure I want to mess with arranging alterations. But, I guess if I got my full price and the buyer paid for alterations, I guess I could do all this.

Anyone ever done this?
post #26428 of 30486
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

I got this message on eBay:

Hi,
I like this suit. Reputable tailors are not thick on the ground here in rural Kansas. If I bought the suit, could/would you arrange some minor tailoring? I would prefer to have the chest at 24", the sleeves at 26", and the inseam at 31 1/2". Is that something you arrange?
Two more questions:
What is the color of the pin stripe?
Could you provide the "waist" measurement,across the first button of the jacket?
Thank you for your trouble


First, I'm not sure a typical tailor could even alter the chest (it measures 23.5). But, I'm not sure I want to mess with arranging alterations. But, I guess if I got my full price and the buyer paid for alterations, I guess I could do all this.

Anyone ever done this?


Don't do it... avoid this like the plague.

post #26429 of 30486
I got a question from an interested bidder who also knows me from soccer. I don't fuck with Hugo Boss, so I don't know how to answer his question. Can anyone here provide insight on:
"In your opinion how does a Zegna 44 fit compared to Hugo Boss sizing?"

If not, I'll just tell him he needs to check the measurements.
post #26430 of 30486
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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post

I got a question from an interested bidder who also knows me from soccer. I don't fuck with Hugo Boss, so I don't know how to answer his question. Can anyone here provide insight on:
"In your opinion how does a Zegna 44 fit compared to Hugo Boss sizing?"

If not, I'll just tell him he needs to check the measurements.

Measurements are the only way to go..... even within Hugo Boss and Zegna you have multiple different lines over multiple years of clothing + different fits. Easy example is with Brooks Brothers (Madison, Fitzgerald, etc) but Hugo I know has different fits and different labels, as with Zegna

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