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post #27166 of 30453
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Originally Posted by eddiegreen View Post

Thank you, that's what i thought and what i did, I just needed to hear someone else agree that i'm not being over cautious.

There is no such thing as being overcautious when staying vigilant for feeBay scammers.
post #27167 of 30453
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How much time did it take you? Just curious (I am very slow poster)

Hard to say, I have a team of people who work for me - someone measures all week, someone shoots all week, and I author, fine tune, and put humpty dumpty together all week. Probably north of 60 hours cumulatively though.
post #27168 of 30453
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I'm certain this has already been covered in detail, and if folks want to point me generally to how many pages back that's fine. But what's the current collective thinking on the most recent ebay move to 30 day returns for top rated seller? Does top rated seller even freaking matter? I look at Spoo and I think clearly not. The shipping discounts are nice, especially now with the USPS rate increases. But I've got to think it's totally meaningless to the buyers themselves, right? And as far as returns, ebay's going to force a return if it wants to anyway.
So it seems like the net is: I have a return policy only so I can get shipping discounts.

In preparation for this very conversation, I voluntarily switched to the 30 day returns back when they made the initial announcement in the fall seller update. I have seen no significant increase in returns, and most of the returns still happen in the first couple days after receiving the item. My dash shows I have about a 2.8% return rate.


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post #27169 of 30453
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Hard to say, I have a team of people who work for me - someone measures all week, someone shoots all week, and I author, fine tune, and put humpty dumpty together all week. Probably north of 60 hours cumulatively though.

Plus shipping!

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Plus shipping!

Spoo and his employees:
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post #27171 of 30453
Does anyone have tips on inventory management 101? Getting to the point where I have enough up and enough backlog that I can't keep track mentally.
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Don't keep track of it mentally.  Establish a simple inventory numbering system.  Put that inventory # as the custom label on the listing and set up the eBay shipping to put that SKU# (custom label) on the shipping label it prints.  When I have 50 packages to ship on a Monday, it takes about 30 minutes to check for proper shipping, combine shipping, print the labels (with the inventory # on them), pick the inventory (I'm a prepack guy) and throw into my car to drop at the PO on the way to work Monday morning.

I would have to look up the specifics on how to do this, I set it up so long ago and I use Garage Sale, I'm probably forgetting a step or two you need to do.

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Spoo and his employees:
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OK now WTF...?

 

This is the ongoing saga of the guy who returned a different item.  I opened a case, and got this email tonight - something about eBay wanting me to pay a "reimbursement charge".  My PayPal balance is zero (I drained it just in case some bullshit came from this transaction, which apparently is coming now).  Anyone have any insight as to what a "reimbursement charge" is, and why I'm supposed to pay it?

 

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We issued a partial refund of $109.99 to magneto78 for this case (5102781671). When we refund a buyer for a case, you still need to pay your eBay reimbursement charge. Please pay by adding funds to your PayPal account.

You can view the details of this case in the Resolution Center.
 
New Polo Ralph Lauren hoodie tuxedo bear teddy RL13 black fleece Large vintage
New Polo Ralph Lauren hoodie tuxedo bear teddy RL13 black fleece Large vintage
Item # : 191817995408
Sale price: $109.99
Quantity: 1
Sale date: Mar-08-16 11:17:53 PST
Buyer: magneto78
Case #: 5102781671
Case opened: Mar-25-16 09:59:58 PDT
Case closed: Mar-25-16 19:02:15 PDT
View purchased item

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post #27176 of 30453
It sounds like Mr Magneto managed to persuade ebay/paypal that he was right on this case, and he needs immediate money. So paypal went a head and pay him and they went their money back now.
post #27177 of 30453
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

OK now WTF...?

 

This is the ongoing saga of the guy who returned a different item.  I opened a case, and got this email tonight - something about eBay wanting me to pay a "reimbursement charge".  My PayPal balance is zero (I drained it just in case some bullshit came from this transaction, which apparently is coming now).  Anyone have any insight as to what a "reimbursement charge" is, and why I'm supposed to pay it?

 

>>

We issued a partial refund of $109.99 to magneto78 for this case (5102781671). When we refund a buyer for a case, you still need to pay your eBay reimbursement charge. Please pay by adding funds to your PayPal account.

You can view the details of this case in the Resolution Center.
 
New Polo Ralph Lauren hoodie tuxedo bear teddy RL13 black fleece Large vintage
New Polo Ralph Lauren hoodie tuxedo bear teddy RL13 black fleece Large vintage
Item # : 191817995408
Sale price: $109.99
Quantity: 1
Sale date: Mar-08-16 11:17:53 PST
Buyer: magneto78
Case #: 5102781671
Case opened: Mar-25-16 09:59:58 PDT
Case closed: Mar-25-16 19:02:15 PDT
View purchased item

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This is eye-opening. I have had a few items in the past where eBay reimbursed the buyer. I never really look to see what fees are deducted from my account. It makes me wonder if I have been charged such fees in the past. I guess that it is just some more eBay fuckery that will require heightened vigilance.

post #27178 of 30453
What would you guys do in this situation:

Bought something from a guy in NY.

Either USPS or the seller fucked something up and the package is now stuck circling NY (1500 miles away from me). It has been passed around the state for the last seven days.

USPS says that since my address is (somehow) not connected to the package that the sender has to intercept the package and re-send. There is apparently absolutely nothing that I can do.

I contacted the seller 48 hours ago and he has not responded.

Should I go ahead and file a claim with eBay? As a seller, I hate to put another seller in a pinch for something that may very well not be his fault, but I also don't want to get screwed out of the purchase price.

What do you think?
post #27179 of 30453
File a claim.
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Funny story. I found this vintage letter carrier jacket.  Had family over later that day, the jacket was lying out and my mother-in-law asked me WHO would buy that?  I said, some hipster, I'll be sending this to Brooklyn, just watch.  It sells in a week, today, it ships out.

Now you know... the rest of the story. (Click to show)

 

 

So, if you see your local handlebar mustachioed barista on his vintage bike this week sporting a new jacket, I sold it to him.

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