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Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions - Page 1801post #27001 of 300223/13/16 at 5:29pmpost #27002 of 300223/13/16 at 10:33pmpost #27003 of 300223/14/16 at 1:50amThread Starterpost #27004 of 300223/14/16 at 3:21ampost #27005 of 300223/14/16 at 8:05ampost #27006 of 300223/14/16 at 9:04ampost #27007 of 300223/14/16 at 3:46pm
I may be just a wee bit impatient today.
Message from ebay shopper bpromma:
- "Do these shoes come from a smoke free home?
- Are you the original owner?
- Is there any visible glue marks or mid sole separation?
- Is this item returnable?
Thanks for your time hope to hear back from you."
Warning: Spoiler! My reply. (Click to show)
1. Other than being made in Nashville, I don't know the origin of the shoe.
2. No, I bought these to sell on ebay. I've had them in my back stock for about a year.
3. This is a goodyear welted shoe, and I don't remember any glue marks. In my photo's I provide a photo of each surface of the shoe, both sides, front, back, top down toe, plus interior photos and photo's of the soles. If you don't see glue residue, there isn't any. The photo's aren't retouched. I carefully document the condition of my items in a written description and in photographs. You may note that in the 6th photograph, you can see the line between the two layers of leather. I don't consider this split since it is well-attached. In the condition details, I noted the thinning soles, so when those need to be replaced, any potential separation would be a non-issue.
4. Yes, you can return these for any reason. I don't want you to keep a product you don't like or that doesn't fit. If you choose to return them, you would be on the hook for return shipping, and I would provide your refund within 24 hours of getting them back.
My condition description in the auction is:
"These shoes are in very good pre-owned condition.
As pre-owned shoes, you should expect general signs of normal wear including light scuffing or scratches and reasonable wear inside and on the soles and heels. Anything beyond this, I will point out on my photograph captions.
In this case, I’ve noted several scratches around the shoe and the soles are thinning. There is some cracking on the heel rim."
photos 3, 9, and 10 have condition captions that point out flaws.
I find that clarity saves us both aggravation. The most common complaint I receive is about issues that are documented clearly but the buyer failed to read. I challenge NAD returns if I feel I have reasonably documented the condition.
I'm thinking of a preemptive block just so I don't have to hear what carefully contrived reason he will come up with to avoid paying shipping. Maybe that's the reason he asks about smoke. Claims they smell like smoke and you can't document smell, not that i would want to anyway.
I don't know why, but I get disproportionately irritated when I get a message like:
"Hi, I'm making immediate payment via PayPal. If appreciate if you can ship this asap and confirm. Thanks!!"
I get this incredible urge to reply with "Thank you for the reminder. I was planning on delaying your shipping while shipping all my other packages within the 24 hour window I commit to in my terms and conditions. That would have been embarrassing"
Same guy on the wednesday before the auctionended:
"I will buy this from you for $15. You won't have to relist it. Send me the link to buy and it and I will accept. Let me know."
Forget the fact that it was an active auction at $15 already. I did not include a BIN option.
This after just dealing with another buyer who was wanting a BIN option on an oxxford blazer, and that when I added it declined, saying he didn't like the non-original buttons on the blazer. (brass, oxxford, standard). Sends me a picture of a button that he said was the exclusive blazer button oxxford uses.
Ok, mini-rant over.post #27008 of 300223/14/16 at 4:22pmQuote:Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor
I have a phone question and felt like this was the right thread because I think we all use our phones for ebay stuff at least to some extent.
I have been an I-Phone user for quite a while. I had an I-Phone 3, 3S, 4S, and a 5S. I loved the I-Phone for everything EXCEPT I really hated the pictures I took with the 5S. I know that no phone will take perfect pictures or as good as a Digital SLR (generally speaking). But, I end up using my phone a lot because it is easy.
My stepdaughter broke her phone (again!) and my contract had been up for a few months, so we decided to get new phones. I was very hesitant to switch to an android phone because I am so used to the IPhone. My other stepdaughter had a Samsung Galaxy and the pictures she took were SO MUCH BETTER than my I-phone that I started wondering about switching. I did some research and the concensus was that the LG V10 took the best pictures. So, I bit the bullet and made the switch just a few days ago. I am already missing my I-Phone. The Pictures from the V10 are MUCH better. But, I just learned the I-Phone 6S and 6S Plus are a huge improvement in terms of the pictures as compared to the 5S. I took two identical pictures with the 5S, 6S Plus, and my V10 and the V10 and 6S Plus were about equal. It looks like the V10 has some additional features on the camera that can be adjusted for better pictures.
I am in the window of time where I can return the V10 and get an S Plus.
Has anyone made the switch from I-Phone to Android and actually liked it?
Does anyone use an I-Phone 6S or 6S Plus for pictures and found that they are better than the 5S?
Any advice is appreciated.
sorry but am catching up on a month of posts.
The issue with switching platforms is the app situation. If you're just getting a smart phone, doesn't matter.
If instead, you have 1000 songs you've bought on itunes, 30 novels, and 10 pages of apps, there is no reasonable way to get those to an android phone without a bunch of hassle.
You can take your songs and burn them to a cd, thereby removing encryption and load them to a machine that can load your android. I don't know of a conversion from ibooks to android or even kindle app because you'd have to strip out the licenses and save them in epub format or something like that to make them work.
plus with android, you are dealing with multiple stores (google play and the device manufacturer's) and there isn't the same degree of integration between the hardware and software platforms that there is on the iphone.
So, if you're a comfortable tinkerer and like having control on all your hardware and software configurations, AND, you've never invested in media or apps, android is the winner.
If instead, you just want stuff to work, and want photo's to be available instantly on all devices, or listen to a podcast on your phone and then when you get home, pick it up at the same point, then stick with your iphone.
My mother in law was given an android tablet. after the 4th time I had to "fix" it because it wasn't working, I bought her an ipad. Since Christmas of 2014, the only question she has asked was whether she should apply an update. When we publish photos, she gets them seamlessly. Now she has an iphone and an ipad. 77 years old.
Had a similar situation with my dad. when he was 93, I gave him the 2nd gen ipad. showed him the basics and after that it went everywhere with him. He listened to music, read his books, used facetime and skype apps, and even watch shows that he liked to stream. Plus, it had a gps and we could find him if he got lost. (yes, he was still driving).
If photo quality was my driving factor, I would probably just buy a compact camera like the canon powershot.
I think it was Annie Leibowicz who talked about her iphone photography by calling the iphone the snapshot camera of today and that the best camera is the one you have with you.
My $.02post #27009 of 300223/14/16 at 4:32pmQuote:Originally Posted by suited
Backup your auction templates if you use Garage Sale. A card on my iMac went bust and none of my USB ports worked. I took it to Apple and the repair was going to cost $600, so I just bought a new computer (mine was 5 years old). Because the old computer no longer has the ability to use a keyboard or mouse, they are going through a roundabout way to transfer my files onto the new iMac, and I'm desperately hoping the user files come over in a way that allows me to recover my auction templates.
Garage Sale support said that if the user files are transferred I should have my templates. At one point I thought I had copied and pasted my code into a word document and saved it, but I can't be certain until I see what was transferred over to the new computer.
plug it into your new mac with an ethernet cable connecting them and retrieve the data using "target disk mode"post #27010 of 300223/14/16 at 4:48pm
On the topic of sizes, this site is handy for calculating shoe size when the size is illegible.
on a normally shaped toe, take the inside measurement, subtract 2/3rds of an inch, and you have the approximate foot length.
Plug that into the field and hit return and you get a result. In the case of a shoe that measures 11", plug 10.33 into the foot length field and you have a size 9 US shoe.post #27011 of 300223/14/16 at 5:26pmpost #27012 of 300223/14/16 at 5:48pmpost #27013 of 300223/14/16 at 5:52pmpost #27014 of 300223/14/16 at 6:13pmpost #27015 of 300223/14/16 at 6:25pm
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