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post #2776 of 15227
I list so few items I never get charged.

But does this happen to anyone else? When I try to relist a garagesale listing in ebay I only get the feature picture. All my other pictures aren't there. I'm not sure why this happens.
post #2777 of 15227

Anyone ever ship to Chile? I got a question asking if I would, and considering that they aren't covered by the GSP, I figured it's probably smarter to pass.

post #2778 of 15227
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Anyone ever ship to Chile? I got a question asking if I would, and considering that they aren't covered by the GSP, I figured it's probably smarter to pass.

I have, many times. No probs (just send it insured)
post #2779 of 15227
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

I'm having an issue with an ebay purchase. I bought a jacket listed with free shipping. It was held at my post office because of insufficient postage and when I picked it up the seller had tried to use media mail, and only 1lb in weight no less. I had to pay the remainder to get the package.
So I messaged the seller and explained and he agreed to repay me immediately. A few days later and I've received no refund. I message him again and hear nothing.
I left it a couple of days again and then opened a case in eBay. A couple of hours later seller writes saying that he initiated a refund from the payment I made to him, but that that payment is being held for 30 days so it cant be made yet and asks that I accept this and close the case.
BUT, this doesnt sound legit to me. I thought the purpose of eBay witholding payment was in case there was a problem, so why wouldnt he be able to refund me.
Furthermore, all my reading about held payments suggests it's at most 21 days. So I'm wondering if he is hoping that he can stretch this out beyond the 45 days I have to leave negative feedback. Seems ridiculous given the sum we're talking about, but I'm guessing he didnt expect the jacket to go for the minimum bid.

TL:DR - cant a seller refund from payments being held by eBay?

Sounds suspicious.
post #2780 of 15227

I know we have a ton of terrible horror stories in here, thought I would post about the positive experience I recently had.

 

Had an incredibly lucky experience from an international eBay buyer.

 

I sold a tie to someone in the UK. Buyer wanted to haggle on the shipping cost after buying so I offered to ship first class. I didn't know how to send it registered, so I just crossed my fingers and shipped it off (I should have known better).

 

Buyer messages me a good bit later asking where it is and if I can track it. Of course, all I can tell is when it left the U.S. So, I am in a bind. I ask him if he could wait a week or two and see if it shows up. He messages me again saying no dice. FUDGE! I notice he buys lots of ties and resells on the UK ebay. I start investigating looking to see if he really got it and just resold it or something, but nothing out of the ordinary there. I send him a refund and apologize completely, thinking I just got dominated.

 

He thanks me for being so nice in refunding the money since he blames the post office and not me. A week later he messages me and tells me he heard the post office is holding the tie for him in "quarantine." A week after that he tells me he picked it up, and he promptly RESENT me the payment through PayPal.

 

I was totally screwed by not sending it the way we always discuss. I had accepted the loss once I sent the refund. What an awesome eBayer and a great international experience!

post #2781 of 15227
Great info on the templates, Spoo.

Now all I need is to (ignore my seething hatred for Macs, sell out, buy one, then) get GS.

(I feel like I'm converting religions or turning into a Sox fan. I will justify it by saying the wife, who IS a Sox fan, wants an iPad. No selling out here. Move along, citizen.)
post #2782 of 15227
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Great info on the templates, Spoo.

Now all I need is to (ignore my seething hatred for Macs, sell out, buy one, then) get GS.

(I feel like I'm converting religions or turning into a Sox fan. I will justify it by saying the wife, who IS a Sox fan, wants an iPad. No selling out here. Move along, citizen.)

Is there nothing available for a PC? I can honestly say that GS has cut my listing time down quite a bit. As I've said before, I'm always streamlining it a bit and changes things here and there, so it will take awhile before I'm satisfied with my setup, but the actual listing part of it used to be something I'd dread. Now, I do it as I go and find that I can list certain things in a matter of a couple of minutes.

Take ties, for example. I have the template ready, shipping options saved, descriptions saved. All I have to do is drag my pictures into it, change the measurements, write the title and add any extra info (such as new, flaws, etc.) and post it. After I've taken the photos, a tie takes about 5 minutes to list.
post #2783 of 15227

I find it easy on a PC. I just find a like item, use "sell similar" update title (which you are doing), update measurements (which you are doing), update info (which you are doing), add pictures via HTML (which you sorta do) and then have to add the small thumbnail pictures and arrange them (this takes an extra minute or two but I dont have to do this). All in all, once I am happy with the pictures, and have the measurements, to actually create a listing, even for a suit) takes about 5 minutes. It's the getting pics and measurements part that takes a long time IMO.

post #2784 of 15227
Not that I know. I've asked a couple of times but I usually get Spoo-abuse for being a PC guy.

I usually do a word search of my preevious listings to find something reasonably similar (same brand preferred) then "sell similar". Then its just tweaking measurements, narrative etc as needed. Still takes a solid 5-10 mins per, incl loading pics (which can be purty slow depending where in my house I'm loading. Office is great. Living room is too far from wifi).
post #2785 of 15227
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I find it easy on a PC. I just find a like item, use "sell similar" update title (which you are doing), update measurements (which you are doing), update info (which you are doing), add pictures via HTML (which you sorta do) and then have to add the small thumbnail pictures and arrange them (this takes an extra minute or two but I dont have to do this). All in all, once I am happy with the pictures, and have the measurements, to actually create a listing, even for a suit) takes about 5 minutes. It's the getting pics and measurements part that takes a long time IMO.

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Not that I know. I've asked a couple of times but I usually get Spoo-abuse for being a PC guy.

I usually do a word search of my preevious listings to find something reasonably similar (same brand preferred) then "sell similar". Then its just tweaking measurements, narrative etc as needed. Still takes a solid 5-10 mins per, incl loading pics (which can be purty slow depending where in my house I'm loading. Office is great. Living room is too far from wifi).

It's odd that there isn't something similar floating around for a PC. I don't mean to be a total Mac fanboy (though privately there is some of that happy.gif), but I just find it easier from what I was doing, which is listing within ebay. Granted, I rarely used ebay's offer of saving templates, but I would click on "list a similar item" and go that route. I find that I'm willing to work on listings all week rather than sit down and schedule a bunch at one time. Maybe that's the main reason I find it more convenient, I'm not sure.
post #2786 of 15227
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I find it easy on a PC. I just find a like item, use "sell similar" update title (which you are doing), update measurements (which you are doing), update info (which you are doing), add pictures via HTML (which you sorta do) and then have to add the small thumbnail pictures and arrange them (this takes an extra minute or two but I dont have to do this). All in all, once I am happy with the pictures, and have the measurements, to actually create a listing, even for a suit) takes about 5 minutes. It's the getting pics and measurements part that takes a long time IMO.

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Not that I know. I've asked a couple of times but I usually get Spoo-abuse for being a PC guy.

I usually do a word search of my preevious listings to find something reasonably similar (same brand preferred) then "sell similar". Then its just tweaking measurements, narrative etc as needed. Still takes a solid 5-10 mins per, incl loading pics (which can be purty slow depending where in my house I'm loading. Office is great. Living room is too far from wifi).

It's odd that there isn't something similar floating around for a PC. I don't mean to be a total Mac fanboy (though privately there is some of that happy.gif), but I just find it easier from what I was doing, which is listing within ebay. Granted, I rarely used ebay's offer of saving templates, but I would click on "list a similar item" and go that route. I find that I'm willing to work on listings all week rather than sit down and schedule a bunch at one time. Maybe that's the main reason I find it more convenient, I'm not sure.

Being that I list BIN OBO I work on them all week. When stuff gets listed it gets listed, no rush.

post #2787 of 15227
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Not that I know. I've asked a couple of times but I usually get Spoo-abuse for being a PC guy.

I usually do a word search of my preevious listings to find something reasonably similar (same brand preferred) then "sell similar". Then its just tweaking measurements, narrative etc as needed. Still takes a solid 5-10 mins per, incl loading pics (which can be purty slow depending where in my house I'm loading. Office is great. Living room is too far from wifi).

Same thing I do. Aside from pics and measurements, using the sell similar option only takes about 5 mins. Works well for me, although I think my HTML in a few of the listings has begun getting a little out of whack. 

post #2788 of 15227

Thought I'd Chime In...I work on a Mac myself and have resisted GS thus far only due to my lack of time in learning it as well as my lack of items listed per week...I prolly only list maybe 5-10 new ones a week...So I'm not sure if that justifies GS to use with such little inventory.  

 

I do similar loading as Brian and Wes with just online eBay and using the sell similar.  I pre write all my listings prior in MWord and just copy and paste into the text box for the listing.  My listings I pre write are pretty simple so it doesn't take forever.  I use only a Features, and Measurements area...So all I need to do is change those two for each Item which has to be done anyway you sell on eBay.  Whether its manually (as I do) or using a program or HTML template features and measurements are the two areas that change.  What I would like to do is find a HTML template to use to allow for bigger pictures in the description area rather than uploading my pics into eBays method of viewing.

post #2789 of 15227

Block eBayer : aanparo71380

 

Non Payer...

 

When I reminded her/him about payment, they responded with "Oh I bid on a few different shoes at the same time, I won the ones I wanted, so can you please just cancel the transaction?"

Opened a case, she has 2 non payments right now...

 

Honestly just a dumb eBayer...He/She thinks they can just bid bid bid, not pay on what they dont want...

post #2790 of 15227
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

I know we have a ton of terrible horror stories in here, thought I would post about the positive experience I recently had.

Had an incredibly lucky experience from an international eBay buyer.

I sold a tie to someone in the UK. Buyer wanted to haggle on the shipping cost after buying so I offered to ship first class. I didn't know how to send it registered, so I just crossed my fingers and shipped it off (I should have known better).

Buyer messages me a good bit later asking where it is and if I can track it. Of course, all I can tell is when it left the U.S. So, I am in a bind. I ask him if he could wait a week or two and see if it shows up. He messages me again saying no dice. FUDGE! I notice he buys lots of ties and resells on the UK ebay. I start investigating looking to see if he really got it and just resold it or something, but nothing out of the ordinary there. I send him a refund and apologize completely, thinking I just got dominated.

He thanks me for being so nice in refunding the money since he blames the post office and not me. A week later he messages me and tells me he heard the post office is holding the tie for him in "quarantine." A week after that he tells me he picked it up, and he promptly RESENT me the payment through PayPal.

I was totally screwed by not sending it the way we always discuss. I had accepted the loss once I sent the refund. What an awesome eBayer and a great international experience!

Nice to hear a happy ending on this thread...
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