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Can anybody comment on this Sulka? No proper manufacturers tag, but is fully canvassed. Can you guys seen any handwork based on these pics?









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hey guys - how can i print a label for a padded flat rate envelope via paypal? doesn't seem to be an option.
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go ahead and add these two to your block list: blu3265-1 and bltw77. just got off the phone with ebay (only took 20 minutes to get a rep this time, yay) and they confirmed it's the same guy on both accounts. he's also threatening negative feedback now. idiot.

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What have you all found useful for tracking inventory? I mean, in terms of a numbering scheme and also how to attach that number to the item?

 

I typically tuck a small piece of paper with the details on it in a pocket. Some items don't have pockets though.

 

Also, are there better places than not to put the inventory #s in the eBay listings?

 

Thanks! Trying to tighten up my process even more for this year. Fun!

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Originally Posted by dukedishin View Post

go ahead and add these two to your block list: blu3265-1 and bltw77. just got off the phone with ebay (only took 20 minutes to get a rep this time, yay) and they confirmed it's the same guy on both accounts. he's also threatening negative feedback now. idiot.

The first of those has already been purged by feeBay Management. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by classicthrifter View Post
 

What have you all found useful for tracking inventory?

I pre-pack and number everything, store them on metro shelving. Put the inventory number in the "custom label" field of the listing and set it to print on the shipping label. There's less handling, easier storage.  When you're doing all bin as I am atm, your morning shipping routine takes no more than 5 minutes.

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@ExHack the speed at which they took care of this was surprising in a good way. he used the second account to neg me and it was gone in ten minutes.

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Hi, I lurk here now and then. Been selling a few ties on ebay the past few months.

What is the best way to display a tie for the first photo of a listing on ebay? Are there any seasoned tie sellers who have seen a difference in the amount of views they get depending on how they display the tie? Currently I'm displaying them rolled but I'm wondering if tying them in a knot and photoing them that way is better.

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Originally Posted by spiff View Post
 

Hi, I lurk here now and then. Been selling a few ties on ebay the past few months.

What is the best way to display a tie for the first photo of a listing on ebay? Are there any seasoned tie sellers who have seen a difference in the amount of views they get depending on how they display the tie? Currently I'm displaying them rolled but I'm wondering if tying them in a knot and photoing them that way is better.

I'm sure it doesn't really matter all that much, but I've found that having them tied gets me more views/bids on average. You can get in closer so the buyer can get a better vibe for the pattern without having to click on the listing. Also, it's much quicker to do the quick fake tie knot than it is to roll them. I still roll NWT ties though just so I don't mess them up.

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I listed some shoes for $99 and $7.99 shipping cost. I accepted $85 and $7.99 for shipping. Two days after the sell I get emailed from the buyer. Now he asking me to agree to $80 and free shipping. The real cost for me to ship the shoes is $15. This is my 5th hard luck or give me a deal story the year. All these buyers are begging for deals after they click the buy button. Nothing in their history indicates they don't want to pay?????baldy[1].gif
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

I'm sure it doesn't really matter all that much, but I've found that having them tied gets me more views/bids on average. You can get in closer so the buyer can get a better vibe for the pattern without having to click on the listing. Also, it's much quicker to do the quick fake tie knot than it is to roll them. I still roll NWT ties though just so I don't mess them up.

 

Thanks. These small things sorta do matter to me because I've got around 2000 ties I'm going to be listing. Also what do you mean by "the quick fake tie knot" ?

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Thanks. These small things sorta do matter to me because I've got around 2000 ties I'm going to be listing. Also what do you mean by "the quick fake tie knot" ?

hard to explain without having pictures, but you basically fold the tie in half, bring the top part down and around and then tie it through the opening. Make a little dimple and tighten it up. Get in close to the knot area so you can't see that it's not really tied properly, but you can tell what the tie looks like tied. Voila.

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Originally Posted by spiff View Post
 

Hi, I lurk here now and then. Been selling a few ties on ebay the past few months.

What is the best way to display a tie for the first photo of a listing on ebay? Are there any seasoned tie sellers who have seen a difference in the amount of views they get depending on how they display the tie? Currently I'm displaying them rolled but I'm wondering if tying them in a knot and photoing them that way is better.

If the pictures are well shot with adequate lighting, I think it shouldn't matter as long as the buyer can make out any patterns/texture in the tie.

 

I like both @Snoogz and @Brianpore's pictures.

 

Brian:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ERMENEGILDO-ZEGNA-Recent-Green-Woven-Stripe-100-Silk-Mens-Luxury-Tie-3-875-/131592039971?hash=item1ea37f2e23:g:rGcAAOSwDNdV44OA

 

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Snoogz:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RECENT-Brooks-Brothers-Printed-ITALY-CHALKY-Ancient-Madder-Mosaic-Neat-Silk-Tie-/222077650370?hash=item33b4dc05c2

 

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For myself, I've started to gravitate towards the second picture in my listings. Firstly because it's quicker and you don't have to tie any knots (even if it takes 15 seconds, when you're doing batches  it'll start to grate on you a bit). Also, if the knot isn't tied well with a nice dimple it makes the listing less attractive to me as a buyer. For me, the disadvantage of having a bad knot overwhelms the advantage of having a listing with knot.

 

Like this, for instance:

 

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This guy spent more time to obtain worse results, imo.

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All you do is tie a simple overhand knot with the tie folded in half. I think the most important thing is to get in close, but the knot gives it some dimensionality, which I think is attractive.
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cheapest way to send a suit to canada?

USPS is quoting me close to $100!
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