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Originally Posted by Principle View Post
 

Please add this person to your block list: buena-suerte

 

Will  attempt to contest you on your measurements, make really rude and uncomfortable comments and attempt to extort feedback.

 

This person just ruined my night.

I hope at this point you are feeling better about the situation and have it handled, however if you don't, a simple call to ebay is all it will take and you're in the clear. If he tried to extort feedback from you, not only is that against eBay rules, but his buying account can be affected, i.e. temporary suspension etc.. and meanwhile your in the clear as far as the transaction goes cuz he can't make any disparaging comments or feedback to you at all. Just refuse his claim and call ebay and you are in the clear while he gets fucked.

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I am considering purchasing a lot of women's clothing. I do not have much experience with them. I have a few questions, not sure if this is the correct place for this but I do plan on selling them on ebay.

 

1. Are women more difficult to work with then men, or has anyone noticed a difference, do they complain more or less , easier or harder to please?

 

2. Can someone give me some tips on brands I should be looking for?

 

3. Does anyone wear fur coats any more?

post #26883 of 31081
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Originally Posted by piyi View Post

I am considering purchasing a lot of women's clothing. I do not have much experience with them. I have a few questions, not sure if this is the correct place for this but I do plan on selling them on ebay.

1. Are women more difficult to work with then men, or has anyone noticed a difference, do they complain more or less , easier or harder to please?

2. Can someone give me some tips on brands I should be looking for?

3. Does anyone wear fur coats any more?

Are you married?
post #26884 of 31081
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Are you married?
Ha ha, yes I am, but I am not selling her thrifted clothing. She is okay with it and loves a nice thrifted piece.
post #26885 of 31081
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Originally Posted by piyi View Post

I am considering purchasing a lot of women's clothing. I do not have much experience with them. I have a few questions, not sure if this is the correct place for this but I do plan on selling them on ebay.

1. Are women more difficult to work with then men, or has anyone noticed a difference, do they complain more or less , easier or harder to please?

2. Can someone give me some tips on brands I should be looking for?

3. Does anyone wear fur coats any more?
Do you typically accept returns? If so, then prepare for a deluge. Can't remember who said it, but it is very apt that "men can be fitted in 2D, women have to be fitted in 3D."

As for brands, I have nothing outside of all the brands that anyone would think of off the top of his/her head. Way more competition for women's clothing on eBay, so I think average prices are suppressed a bit.

Never tried to move a fur coat on eBay, but I know that they languish at estate sales and things that I go to (unless they are from some wonder-animal or a famous luxury brand).
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Do you typically accept returns? If so, then prepare for a deluge. Can't remember who said it, but it is very apt that "men can be fitted in 2D, women have to be fitted in 3D."

As for brands, I have nothing outside of all the brands that anyone would think of off the top of his/her head. Way more competition for women's clothing on eBay, so I think average prices are suppressed a bit.

Never tried to move a fur coat on eBay, but I know that they languish at estate sales and things that I go to (unless they are from some wonder-animal or a famous luxury brand).
Thanks for the info FLW. I did not want to accept returns, but from what I have read, ebay will force you too. I figure better to take a return with a restocking fee, rather than it being forced upon me. Prices do seem supressed from what I have seen.The coat is a 50s Elsa Schiaparelli listed as mink and fur.
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Ha ha, yes I am, but I am not selling her thrifted clothing. She is okay with it and loves a nice thrifted piece.

I think you may have missed the point of that question. All your inquiries can be easily answered, merely at home. With that said though, and the type of questions your asking, don't even begin to consider buying any type of womenswear for a very long period of time. Your seemingly not even novice, you just purely don't know shit about the game at all. Making business investments in things you've done no research on and have no information about, and know nothing about, is 1. Arguably the worst money managing/business practice one could engage in 2. Going to lead to initial lossess so immense you'll be digging yourself out for months. I mean the mere fact that you don't know what brands to look for is not a good start. You need to spend weeks on ebay before you buy a single fucking item. And also buy fur if you want to sit on it for 6 months before you get a buyer....shit doesn't move.

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Thanks for the info FLW. I did not want to accept returns, but from what I have read, ebay will force you too. I figure better to take a return with a restocking fee, rather than it being forced upon me. Prices do seem supressed from what I have seen.The coat is a 50s Elsa Schiaparelli listed as mink and fur.
Ebay can be pretty pushy with returns but if you are careful with how you list things and are willing to call customer service when someone is jerking you around then you can usually fight most BS return requests. I did not accept returns for all of last year and I think I ended up taking 3 or 4 and fighting (and winning) another two or three. That made up probably about 2% of my sales total. When I accepted returns I had a return rate of probably 10%, typically because some dipshit couldn't use a tape measure. Fighting eBay on returns is not as hard as some can make it sound.

Looks like there were about 25 ES furs that sold in the last three months for prices generally ranging from $50-200. There are 55 items active right now, so it does seem like it could sit for a while before it sells.
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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

I think you may have missed the point of that question. All your inquiries can be easily answered, merely at home. With that said though, and the type of questions your asking, don't even begin to consider buying any type of womenswear for a very long period of time. Your seemingly not even novice, you just purely don't know shit about the game at all. Making business investments in things you've done no research on and have no information about, and know nothing about, is 1. Arguably the worst money managing/business practice one could engage in 2. Going to lead to initial lossess so immense you'll be digging yourself out for months. I mean the mere fact that you don't know what brands to look for is not a good start. You need to spend weeks on ebay before you buy a single fucking item. And also buy fur if you want to sit on it for 6 months before you get a buyer....shit doesn't move.
I guess I did miss spoos point. I appreciate your stern warning and the sound advice. I will leave the women's clothing alone.
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I guess I did miss spoos point. I appreciate your stern warning and the sound advice. I will leave the women's clothing alone.

I didn't mean for it to come off as crass, just as a sincere statement, truly looking out for your best interest, and this is coming from someone with experience. I know thrifint menswear well, you could say very well, I equally know the market for everything I thrift without fail. The fact I possess this knowledge is essential for running a profitable business. Blindly investing and hoping for the best never did anyone any good. But anyway, I tried my hand at womenswear cuz I felt I was fairly well versed with the brands, what to thrift, etc..I did this for about 3 weeks. I then had an inventory of all this great womenswear but was then facing a problem. I don't know a goddamn think about this shit. I don't sell it, I don't know how to sell it, I wouldn't have a good pricing strategy, my descriptions would be illiterate in a fashion sense because I lack knowledge of terminology, and most of all, unlike men's, with women, you have to always know what's in fashion and look to thrift that. Menswear is consistent, womens shit changes every 15 fucking minutes. Unless it's Chanel, Hermes, or Louboutain, if the stuff is in fashion at the moment, your not getting shit for it. the womens game is a whole different fuckignn world, one I definitely do not advise the novice to delve into....plus you then need to deal with them as customers after everything else...no thanks.

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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

....plus you then need to deal with them as customers after everything else...no thanks.

I took this to be @SpooPoker's main point by asking the marriage question.
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I deal with women's shoes. That is all that I can psychologically handle. I have some NWT Helmut Lang and St. John clothing items. But, alas, I am too chickenshit to list them for fear of dealing with crazy female buyers.

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I have dabbled in women's clothing when I have been able to buy some things at crazy low prices.

Lessons learned:
1. I don't know anything about women's clothing.
2. It usually moves slowly and brings less than I expect.
3. One exception is women's tuxedos. Those have done well for me, even though I considering not buying any because I thought they were only for... a special niche, which is apparently larger than I had thought.
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I appreciate all your advice on this matter. The prices were fair, approximately $2 per piece for about 150 pieces; dresses, blouses, pants, suits, scarves. Since I do not know anything about women's clothing or fashion, I decided to leave them alone. Thank you to all who responded to my questions.
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