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post #26521 of 30441
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I one time had a buyer message me, asking for the measurements "from the elbow to the center" and "from the neck to the pocket". i definitely ignored that one. 

 

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I've found that people who tend to ask questions rarely ever get to the purchase phase.  They like to hem and haw, but never enough to pull the trigger.  Also, a lot of people ask stupid questions.

 

I suppose that I have just grown more tolerant over the years. When you live in Alabama, you become immune to "stupid questions".

post #26522 of 30441
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I've found that people who tend to ask questions rarely ever get to the purchase phase.  They like to hem and haw, but never enough to pull the trigger.  Also, a lot of people ask stupid questions.

What's being asked is also immensly important in determining the sincerity of the customer. If they are asking for specific details like the exact width of the lapel or if there's enough fabric in the arm to let the sleeve out 2 inches and stuff like that, these people, personally speaking, are much more serious, and the right answers usually lead to offers immediately. General questions about condition or how many times it's been worn or what's your best price etc.. usually go nowhere. I had a customer ask me a very simple question in regards to a suit yesterday, simple answer took a sentence, 2 minutes later I have an offer for 325. Never know, but detailed questions are usually good signs. And dumb questions don't bother me because 90% of ebay customers don't read your listing anyway. They read the title, look at the size, maybe measurements, and the pictures, maybe skimming description but it usually not really sinking in. They then ask something dumb, you answer it, it leads to an offer, you have a sale, and their fucked for not reading the listing while you just made money off their stupidity and laziness. Doesn't fit, that's on them, not your fault or problem. 

post #26523 of 30441
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

I one time had a buyer message me, asking for the measurements "from the elbow to the center" and "from the neck to the pocket". i definitely ignored that one. 

I've gotten similar, like from the second button to the bottom of the front, from the BOC to the second button, top button and bottom button stomach measurements, actual measurement of the button placket etc... Also shoulder hole circumference which I said fuck that the second I read that. I also tend to get questions asking for the measurement from the Top of the collar to the hem, a measurement I just do not understand. I provide BOC to hem because that's the length of the garment on your body, but from the top of the collar your measuring excess fabric that is just sticking up in the air, adding no length, and giving no idea as to the true size of the jacket. It's common enough that I know there's a logical explanation, I'm just yet to come to one on my own.

post #26524 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

What's being asked is also immensly important in determining the sincerity of the customer. If they are asking for specific details like the exact width of the lapel or if there's enough fabric in the arm to let the sleeve out 2 inches and stuff like that, these people, personally speaking, are much more serious, and the right answers usually lead to offers immediately. General questions about condition or how many times it's been worn or what's your best price etc.. usually go nowhere. I had a customer ask me a very simple question in regards to a suit yesterday, simple answer took a sentence, 2 minutes later I have an offer for 325. Never know, but detailed questions are usually good signs. And dumb questions don't bother me because 90% of ebay customers don't read your listing anyway. They read the title, look at the size, maybe measurements, and the pictures, maybe skimming description but it usually not really sinking in. They then ask something dumb, you answer it, it leads to an offer, you have a sale, and their fucked for not reading the listing while you just made money off their stupidity and laziness. Doesn't fit, that's on them, not your fault or problem. 

I agree 100%. The general questions you listed are the ones I get roughly 80% of the time. The rest I have no problem answering even if it doesn't lead to a sale. It's all a a part of business.
post #26525 of 30441
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 

 

I am trying to understand this. Why would you purposely ignore questions from potential buyers?

I took a survey of 50 questions that I was asked and answered and only 2 generated offers/customers.

 

i will answer a question that is very important, but that is only maybe 1 of 25.  if i say an item has no holes and good condition and you send me a message about condition, why respond?

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Does anyone have a good primer on using a dslr for product photography? I bought a Canon Rebel t5i and searched some intro stuff that just made me more confused.
post #26527 of 30441
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Does anyone have a good primer on using a dslr for product photography? I bought a Canon Rebel t5i and searched some intro stuff that just made me more confused.

I have the same exact camera PM incoming.

post #26528 of 30441
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I have the same exact camera PM incoming.
My man. Thanks bro
post #26529 of 30441
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post
 

I took a survey of 50 questions that I was asked and answered and only 2 generated offers/customers.

 

i will answer a question that is very important, but that is only maybe 1 of 25.  if i say an item has no holes and good condition and you send me a message about condition, why respond?

Cuz they didn't read the listing and you wanna make money?

post #26530 of 30441
Good convo in here today.
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Anyone help with what this RG shirt says in a different language? Looks like the eiffel tower??

 

 

post #26532 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Anyone help with what this RG shirt says in a different language? Looks like the eiffel tower??







@barrelntrigger .... I really hope that suggestion doesn't turn out being offensive
post #26533 of 30441
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 

 

I am trying to understand this. Why would you purposely ignore questions from potential buyers?


I actually started to do this as well, I read their questions but rarely answer them anymore. An hour after I list a BIN item and the guy offers me 65% of my asking price (even though I don't have OBO). I don't get mad, I just ignore the message. A long time ago I used to get all bulled up and reply back and forth and waste my time. This is just a hobby for me, I don't need the money, so I treat it as a hobby. I don't respond to requests about color, sizing, or asking for different measurements. Life has been much easier since then.

post #26534 of 30441
Ive tried nail polish remover, windex, alcohol, Mr. clean magic eraser and this is as good as I can remove this sharpie price. Is it time for fine sand paper or is there a miracle product out there that will remove the remnants of this marker/writing?

post #26535 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Tradvocate View Post

Ive tried nail polish remover, windex, alcohol, Mr. clean magic eraser and this is as good as I can remove this sharpie price. Is it time for fine sand paper or is there a miracle product out there that will remove the remnants of this marker/writing?

There are cleaning products made specifically to be used for the removal of ink, but they won't be able to penetrate that rubber well enough to make a difference I don't think. It honestly doesn't look that bad/isn't crazy noticeable. Sand paper or a comparable abrasive product will probably be your most effective bet though if you are not content as is, just rub away the layers the ink penetrated.

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