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@txwoodworker

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Oh, and watch out for uniforms. I had a listing pulled for a vintage American Airlines pilot jacket even though it looked nothing like the current version.

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/government-transit-items.html
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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.
Hm the one I sold went to Ohio
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Originally Posted by FLW View Post

What would you guys do in this situation:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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
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I agree with FLW, this is a difficult situation all around. It's not the seller's fault, but it's also not the buyer's. Hopefully there's some way for the two of you to work together to get USPS to figure this out. But if he doesn't respond, then, yes, an ebay claim is your only option I suppose.

Presumably, though, ebay will rule against sellers where USPS loses the item, right? I mean, they rule against me in every other freaking situation, so it just stands to reason. BTW, I ask because I have a couple of packages that seem to have gotten lost in transit. First class, so there's no insurance, and it seems likely I'm going to get stuck.
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Anyone have one of these double high Z racks or a rack where you can hang 2 sets of jackets without issue (36" of clear space I'm guessing for each section)? Any photos? Guessing need to get a 7' tall vs 6' tall one to do it right

 

Like this  @ 80" of clear hand space ce space http://www.metropolitandisplay.com/5-foot-deluxe-professional-grade-double-rail-rolling-z-rack-chrome-black/

 

or  http://www.garmentrack.com/zrac5bas7up2.html

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Originally Posted by NewStart View Post

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.

 

 

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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.

 

Called eBay yet again (4th call), and the skinny is:

eBay refunded the buyer the full amount of $109.99.  Since I already zeroed-out my PayPal account, they want me to xfer funds back into PayPal.

So, the buyer has the item as well as a refund from eBay, which eBay in turn will extract from me.  If I don't have the funds in PayPal, they will add it to my monthly statement and get it that way.

The eBay rep said when they did away with hassle-free shipping, they also did away with any sort of eBay seller protections or coverage for this sort of issue (I didn't know they did away with hassle-free shipping, since I never used it).

eBay said that the tracking # from the buyer, showing that "something" has been sent to me and delivered, was sufficient proof that they returned the item.

They also said that the photos I uploaded, showing the item that was returned to me was different than what I sold, was not enough proof.  The buyer would have to admit that they sent a different item back, and I have 30 days to somehow trick the buyer into admitting it - and if they did admit it - then the case would be reversed in my favor.  I doubt a buyer who got to keep the item as well as get a refund is gonna admit to it...

 

So, yep, I got fucked on this one.  The upside is that in my nearly 16 years on eBay, this is the first time it's happened.

 

Nonetheless, with eBay going to 30-day returns in order to keep TRS, I might just switch to a no return policy on everything.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Anyone have one of these double high Z racks or a rack where you can hang 2 sets of jackets without issue (36" of clear space I'm guessing for each section)? Any photos? Guessing need to get a 7' tall vs 6' tall one to do it right

 

Like this  @ 80" of clear hand space ce space http://www.metropolitandisplay.com/5-foot-deluxe-professional-grade-double-rail-rolling-z-rack-chrome-black/

 

or  http://www.garmentrack.com/zrac5bas7up2.html

 

Hate to be the person who jumps in and says "No but I have something different," but I'm going to anyway.

 

I have 3 of the double side-by-side racks from BB&B.  I signed up for coupons and used them each time I purchased in-store.  Stated weight capacity is 80 pounds per bar but I'm pretty sure I've had more than that with a bunch of wool winter coats etc on one side.  Lots of linear storage space with the extendable ends.

 

Z racks are cool and I'd definitely get them if I had a B&M or some other reason I was moving the racks around all the time, but for eBaying, they're solid enough.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Anyone have one of these double high Z racks or a rack where you can hang 2 sets of jackets without issue (36" of clear space I'm guessing for each section)? Any photos? Guessing need to get a 7' tall vs 6' tall one to do it right

Like this  @ 80" of clear hand space ce space http://www.metropolitandisplay.com/5-foot-deluxe-professional-grade-double-rail-rolling-z-rack-chrome-black/

or  http://www.garmentrack.com/zrac5bas7up2.html

Yep. I have 4 of them (2 pictured) and I definitely recommend going with the taller one. Got mine on sale last fall from Amazon for ~$65 shipped, I believe. Pretty sure they didn't mean to have free shipping...



I have the BB&B racks too. The z-racks feel sturdier, but since I'm a little on the short side, I worry about tipping over the rack while pulling stuff from the high bar and suffocating under a pile of used menswear.
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That really sucks. Can you find the buyers phone # and call them directly? @TheNeedMachine
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

File a claim.

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I agree with FLW, this is a difficult situation all around. It's not the seller's fault, but it's also not the buyer's. Hopefully there's some way for the two of you to work together to get USPS to figure this out. But if he doesn't respond, then, yes, an ebay claim is your only option I suppose.

Presumably, though, ebay will rule against sellers where USPS loses the item, right? I mean, they rule against me in every other freaking situation, so it just stands to reason. BTW, I ask because I have a couple of packages that seem to have gotten lost in transit. First class, so there's no insurance, and it seems likely I'm going to get stuck.

Thanks for the feedback. I went ahead and opened a claim. It sucks having to do that and, as a seller, I know how much I hate these claims. At the same time, as a seller, I would go out of my way to fix this for the buyer. Hopefully he can get it sorted out quickly and keep his money.


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I have the BB&B racks too. The z-racks feel sturdier, but since I'm a little on the short side, I worry about tipping over the rack while pulling stuff from the high bar and suffocating under a pile of used menswear.
This is a very real fear for all of us, I think
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Anyone have one of these double high Z racks or a rack where you can hang 2 sets of jackets without issue (36" of clear space I'm guessing for each section)? Any photos? Guessing need to get a 7' tall vs 6' tall one to do it right

Like this  @ 80" of clear hand space ce space http://www.metropolitandisplay.com/5-foot-deluxe-professional-grade-double-rail-rolling-z-rack-chrome-black/

or  http://www.garmentrack.com/zrac5bas7up2.html

I have 4 of these. They will support all of the clothing you can put on them. http://www.amazon.com/Collapsible-Salesman-Rolling-Double-Hangrail/dp/B00079TDV6

The description says that they will hold 250 lbs. I have far more than that on them with no problems except you must be very careful rolling them with that kind of weight. I had one tip over and when it went beyond the point of no return the weight caused the wheels on the other side to kick away from the center of mass, knocking a hole in my drywall.
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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.

I feel better now.
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Speaking of teams of people... My wife helped me out with shipping this afternoon. We packaged and shipped 43 items mostly from auctions that ended yesterday. I'm changing all my older listings to auctions bit by bit. Another 200+ items are going to auction this weekend to end next weekend. Good times! I've shipped 50 sales since Friday morning. 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Anyone have one of these double high Z racks or a rack where you can hang 2 sets of jackets without issue (36" of clear space I'm guessing for each section)? Any photos? Guessing need to get a 7' tall vs 6' tall one to do it right

 

Like this  @ 80" of clear hand space ce space http://www.metropolitandisplay.com/5-foot-deluxe-professional-grade-double-rail-rolling-z-rack-chrome-black/

 

or  http://www.garmentrack.com/zrac5bas7up2.html

@Snoogz 

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