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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post

It seems like the last three or four times I've won a small item (tie or square) that has shipped First Class, it always comes from the East Coast. Never from here out West where it would take only a day or two. 

But I'm with @My Main Man
, as a buyer I'm looking for the cheapies and I balk when I see a $10 shipping fee on a $20 tie.

$10 is ridiculous.

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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

I pre-package all my ties after photographing. Each tie is folded and in a plastic bag, then placed in a 3" x 4" x 6" box. I bought 500 on sale for $.21 each so my out of pocket for shipping for the box, the label, and the bag is about $.35 per tie

1st class is the free option, and I have a priority and express option. No one has bought the upgraded shipping since Christmas 2014.

I also use plastic Ziplocs - heavy duty ones that are designed to hold machine parts and tools. I've found uses for them around the house as well.

But I suppose this isn't necessarily a good comparison, because you're contrasting a free option against a cost. A better comparison might be a $2.50 shipping charge versus a $5.90 shipping charge, with the latter resulting in much faster delivery. The overall satisfaction of the customer is going to vary depending on their personal preference, of course, and satisfaction could only be judged after the customer received the item. Even though a customer selected the cheaper option upfront, they might be slightly unsatisfied by the time they receive the tie. This could play into their likelihood of leaving feedback and becoming a repeat customer. The analyst in me wants to dissect this in an infinite number of ways, but I suppose the disagreement is moot. Everything sells eventually, and charging customers for priority shipping for ties hasn't prevented me from selling them. The argument would then boil down to inventory turnover, which isn't a concern for me considering that ties take up limited space and the time value of money on a $3.00 investment isn't exactly troublesome (although I do purchase some ties new at a significantly higher cost).

Maybe we should sponsor a peer-reviewed study on how shipping prices affect the online sale and profitability of high-end menswear satisfied.gif
post #27797 of 30460
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

New inventory system up and running. Figured out I can make a simple spreadsheet and do mail merge labels with my label printer. This is going to make things a lot easier.

New workflow: 1. Inventory, enter into SS & setup GS template, remove price tags, put aside anything that needs repair. 2. (Steam,) measure, photo, list. 3. Pre-pack & store.

Thanks to everyone who gave me advice.

One more unrelated question: For something with no fabric label (or a faded label), do you make your best guess? Normally if it's obvious, I'll make a guess, but I've got a shirt that might be linen-cotton, but I'm not 100% sure and don't want to risk a return because someone disagrees with my guess.


I may have missed where you said but what label printer are you using? I'm still just printing labels on a normal laser printer, cutting out, and taping and its getting really old.

 

And what do you mean by GS Template? 

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Garage Sale

post #27799 of 30460
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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post

I may have missed where you said but what label printer are you using? I'm still just printing labels on a normal laser printer, cutting out, and taping and its getting really old.

And what do you mean by GS Template? 

Dymo 450 Turbo. Well worth the $70. The 99019 labels work with eBay and PayPal (but not USPS Click N Ship).

I think someone else here (@Fueco?) uses the 4XL which prints full-sized 4x6 labels, but is also much more expensive.
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Yeah 4XL here. I got a good price for it on sale. I think it was around $200.
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What do I stand to lose by appealing a case decided in the buyer's favor? 

post #27802 of 30460
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post
 
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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post

I may have missed where you said but what label printer are you using? I'm still just printing labels on a normal laser printer, cutting out, and taping and its getting really old.

And what do you mean by GS Template? 

Dymo 450 Turbo. Well worth the $70. The 99019 labels work with eBay and PayPal (but not USPS Click N Ship).

I think someone else here (@Fueco?) uses the 4XL which prints full-sized 4x6 labels, but is also much more expensive.

+1 450 Turbo is well worth the money

post #27803 of 30460

I bought a cucinelli jacket that was super-fake. 

 

opened a return case citing that it was not authentic. Seller escalated the case, eBay closed in my favor stating that they were issuing me a "courtesy" refund, which was in my account in a day.

 

the eBay case says nothing about shipping the jacket back. If I'm late shipping it back / don't do it (I plan to), would the refund be reversed? 

theres nothing about a return shipment at all in the case. 

 

the seller contacted me via email and sent me a prepaid fedex label, but i just want to know if I'm on a timeline here or not, or if I'm even obligated to send it (not that I want to screw the guy over).

 

 

message:

 

We have decided to issue you a courtesy refund for this case on May 05, 2016 to the PayPal account you used to purchase this item. The refund includes the purchase price plus original shipping. Please log in to PayPal to get your refund.

This case is now closed, but you can view the details of the case in the Resolution Center.

Comments:
We're sorry you had a problem with your purchase. We're issuing you a full refund.
post #27804 of 30460
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Originally Posted by Yorker View Post

I bought a cucinelli jacket that was super-fake. 

opened a return case citing that it was not authentic. Seller escalated the case, eBay closed in my favor stating that they were issuing me a "courtesy" refund, which was in my account in a day.

the eBay case says nothing about shipping the jacket back. If I'm late shipping it back / don't do it (I plan to), would the refund be reversed? 
theres nothing about a return shipment at all in the case. 

the seller contacted me via email and sent me a prepaid fedex label, but i just want to know if I'm on a timeline here or not, or if I'm even obligated to send it (not that I want to screw the guy over).


message:

We have decided to issue you a courtesy refund for this case on May 05, 2016 to the PayPal account you used to purchase this item. The refund includes the purchase price plus original shipping. Please log in to PayPal to get your refund.
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This case is now closed, but you can [URL=]view the details[/URL] of the case in the Resolution Center.

Comments:

We're sorry you had a problem with your purchase. We're issuing you a full refund.

You are not obligated to send it back at all.
post #27805 of 30460
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


You are not obligated to send it back at all.


this is what i wanted to hear.

post #27806 of 30460
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

+1 450 Turbo is well worth the money

+1 Saves so much time.

 

I am having a problem with printing the labels directly from eBay. I have to open them in adobe and then print em which is annoying. Any suggestions?

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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post
 

What do I stand to lose by appealing a case decided in the buyer's favor? 


Valuable time...

post #27808 of 30460
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Originally Posted by Yorker View Post


this is what i wanted to hear.

Can you post pics of the fake jacket?
post #27809 of 30460
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Originally Posted by rhyme View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

+1 450 Turbo is well worth the money

+1 Saves so much time.

 

I am having a problem with printing the labels directly from eBay. I have to open them in adobe and then print em which is annoying. Any suggestions?

try a different browser (chrome works for me. but so does firefox), update adobe flash, check if there are any 3rd party apps that might be an issue. 

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I wont be seeing a new star color for a LONG time.... :decisions:

 

gooseguy84 5032Green star icon for feedback score in between 5,000 to 9,999)

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