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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

 

 

I (and my wife!) certainly hope so... She's been instrumental in lighting a fire under my ass to get this thing off the ground. Given that I'm now taking away business from one of the heavy hitters in online resale (STP), I think I'm heading in the right direction. My long term goal with this is to be the biggest reseller in town. Given that the biggest local reseller has 177,000+ feedback, I have a ways to go. ;)

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I'm  watching The Force Awakens on BluRay, which came today in the mail. Perhaps this is more appropriate?

 

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568 Views, 23 Watchers, and not one single offer.  :censored:

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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


Yeah, the Zefer shoes were made by Lattanzi as well. The "flex welt" that Zegna couture shoes have were actually invented by lattanzi. So if it says flex welt on it, then there's a good chance it's lattanzi.


OK, I got the shoes today. If you're a newer seller, this is a textbook case on how a poor listing can cost you hundreds of $$$.

 

I saw this listing and knew the seller had not mentioned that these shoes were couture. What she also failed to mention is that they appear to be store models, essentially new with box, Certificate of auth, polish, shoehorn, shoe bags and the box with the label showing the shoes retailed for $1450.

 

Here is the listing:

 

 

5 total photos.

 

Description:

 

 

Here's what I actually got. Essentially new, with box.

 


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

This was her pic of the soles. took 2 minutes to clean it up.

 

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

I was the only bidder and won for the starting price of $95 plus shipping, easily leaving $200 on the table, and maybe $300.

post #27410 of 30503
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 


OK, I got the shoes today. If you're a newer seller, this is a textbook case on how a poor listing can cost you hundreds of $$$.

 

I saw this listing and knew the seller had not mentioned that these shoes were couture. What she also failed to mention is that they appear to be store models, essentially new with box, Certificate of auth, polish, shoehorn, shoe bags and the box with the label showing the shoes retailed for $1450.

 

Here is the listing:

 

 

5 total photos.

 

Description:

 

 

Here's what I actually got. Essentially new, with box.

 


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

This was her pic of the soles. took 2 minutes to clean it up.

 

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

I was the only bidder and won for the starting price of $95 plus shipping, easily leaving $200 on the table, and maybe $300.

 

Nice find!

post #27411 of 30503
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 


OK, I got the shoes today. If you're a newer seller, this is a textbook case on how a poor listing can cost you hundreds of $$$.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I saw this listing and knew the seller had not mentioned that these shoes were couture. What she also failed to mention is that they appear to be store models, essentially new with box, Certificate of auth, polish, shoehorn, shoe bags and the box with the label showing the shoes retailed for $1450.

 

Here is the listing:

 

 

5 total photos.

 

Description:

 

 

Here's what I actually got. Essentially new, with box.

 


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

This was her pic of the soles. took 2 minutes to clean it up.

 

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

I was the only bidder and won for the starting price of $95 plus shipping, easily leaving $200 on the table, and maybe $300.

 

Out of curiosity, what did you use/do to treat the soles? They look great, and so much better than her photos.

post #27412 of 30503

I dabbed fiebings edge dressing on a cloth then wiped the sole and heel until it was even. Don't let it soak. just on/off...

 

Liquid polish would work, as would have a tan wax, but the wax would be shinier

post #27413 of 30503
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Originally Posted by SCoNE View Post
 

 

568 Views, 23 Watchers, and not one single offer.  :censored:

 

Same here with my J Press items that are priced even lower. Finally moved one of them to a Japanese buyer last week. J Press doesn't sell like it used to.

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Sold a j. Press shirt to a Japanese buyer last month. I wonder if it has a following there.
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there's the ever-present japanese fascination with ivy that keeps that train going

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The joy of seeing that another negative/neutral is now past a year old...

 

My only defective feedback is from a buyer who blamed me for FedEx damaging the item in shipment... In late May last year.

 

 

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I seem to be cursed with this particular A&S blazer. Two times it has sold for a great price, and both times there's been a problem with the fit.

 

This message is what I just received. Just a message for now, he hasn't opened a return, which is interesting because the way ebay's messaging system is set up one has to almost go out of their way to message the seller with a problem without involving the returns process.

 

 

What do I say to someone who tells me that bespoke A&S coats 'run snug'? I'm close to a 44 myself and I was swimming in it. I listed all measurements, including the sleeve length (22.75). It's a heavy flannel blazer, so if I take a return it's not selling until fall. I'm very careful with measurements (never had a return claiming wrong measurements) and will bet that they're correct.

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

post #27418 of 30503

my experience is you're screwed whether or not you have accurate measurements so no use fighting. some others might disagree.

post #27419 of 30503
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Originally Posted by dukedishin View Post
 

my experience is you're screwed whether or not you have accurate measurements so no use fighting. some others might disagree.

 

 

Unless you can get the buyer to admit your measurements are accurate. Good luck with that... :censored:

post #27420 of 30503

Thanks guys. I wrote back to him. Funny thing is that I can't even link him to the ask andy about clothes page about how to measure jackets because the guy who wrote it says (erroneously imo)  to subtract 4 from the jacket measurement to get the jacket size. Which'll torpedo my argument.

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Almost every tailor and manufacturer on the planet cuts the chest of the jacket 4” larger than the actual chest measurement of the individual. Occasionally you will find jackets that measure 3” larger, or as much as 5” larger but 95% of the time it is 4” larger.

A size 42 jacket would have an actual chest (outseam) measurement of 46.

 

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