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post #28081 of 30480

I sent what I thought was the perfect "I have heard your complaint and feel your pain" message that neither called the person an idiot, or suggested that my packaging was deficient.  I replied to the message in a good customer service-y way in case the d-bag finds it necessary to give me a negative feedback.

post #28082 of 30480
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

The only packing complaint that I ever had was from a lady who complained that it would have been cheaper for me to ship her shirt in a padded envelope instead of a box. It, too, was a Tommy Bahama silk shirt... I am beginning to see a trend with people who wear those shirts.

And the only shipping complaints I've gotten were for shipping shirts in an envelope instead of a box. You really can't please everyone.
post #28083 of 30480
Almost every retailer I (or my wife) have ever bought from ships shirts in a poly bag or similar. People are idiots. It's not hard to cut it open without damaging the contents.
post #28084 of 30480
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

I sent what I thought was the perfect "I have heard your complaint and feel your pain" message that neither called the person an idiot, or suggested that my packaging was deficient.  I replied to the message in a good customer service-y way in case the d-bag finds it necessary to give me a negative feedback.


For what it's worth.. It's cool he owned up to it. I've had people cut things and say it was that way. I've also had people wash rain gear where the coating was starting to come off and it totally gets trashed saying it was not as described. 

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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

I sent what I thought was the perfect "I have heard your complaint and feel your pain" message that neither called the person an idiot, or suggested that my packaging was deficient.  I replied to the message in a good customer service-y way in case the d-bag finds it necessary to give me a negative feedback.


For what it's worth.. It's cool he owned up to it. I've had people cut things and say it was that way. I've also had people wash rain gear where the coating was starting to come off and it totally gets trashed saying it was not as described. 

+1

post #28086 of 30480


ahahaha made my day

post #28087 of 30480
Has anyone cancelled a bid simply because the bidder has no feedback/history on their account? I think I'd like to cancel a current bid on the Rolex auction as the buyer has no feedback/no history, and honestly I'd prefer to go to the prior bidder (who has over 1700, 100% positive feedback) just to avoid potential headaches.

Does anyone know if it's against eBay policy to cancel a bid for that reason (bidder having no feedback)? I checked and it provides the following "examples of legitimate bid cancellations":

The bidder contacts you to back out of the auction.
You are unable to verify the bidder's identity, after trying all reasonable means of contact.
You want to end your listing early because your item is no longer available for sale. In this case you must cancel all bids on your listing before ending it.
post #28088 of 30480
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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

Has anyone cancelled a bid simply because the bidder has no feedback/history on their account? I think I'd like to cancel a current bid on the Rolex auction as the buyer has no feedback/no history, and honestly I'd prefer to go to the prior bidder (who has over 1700, 100% positive feedback) just to avoid potential headaches.

Does anyone know if it's against eBay policy to cancel a bid for that reason (bidder having no feedback)? I checked and it provides the following "examples of legitimate bid cancellations":

The bidder contacts you to back out of the auction.
You are unable to verify the bidder's identity, after trying all reasonable means of contact.
You want to end your listing early because your item is no longer available for sale. In this case you must cancel all bids on your listing before ending it.

Shoot that bidder a friendly message, verifying that he/she is a legit interested party. If they don't reply within a certain amount of time, cancel their bid. 

post #28089 of 30480
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

Shoot that bidder a friendly message, verifying that he/she is a legit interested party. If they don't reply within a certain amount of time, cancel their bid. 

Thanks! I should've given that a shot earlier on. Bidding ends in ~8 hours, so hopefully they respond before then.
post #28090 of 30480

Your entire listing is fantastic! The pictures, the theme... WOW!

post #28091 of 30480
X-post from thrift thread…..


holy crap did you guys get an email just now from eBay that says "Don't be left out, shop whats hot now?"

And if you did do you see my auction in there? I hope its not just related to search settings…

post #28092 of 30480
I know this thread has lots of sellers, but wanted to make a buyer's rant:

Item lists at auction for $249. No bids.
Message seller asking if she intended to relist. Indicated I was interested at $100.
Item relists at auction for $149. No bids.
Item relists at auction for $135. No bids.
Item relists at auction for $129. No bids.
Item relists at auction/OBO for $129.
Offer $90.
Offer expires with no reply from seller.
Offer $90 again. Seller declines.
Offer $99. Seller declines.

She's been negotiating with herself since end of March, why on earth is she unwilling to negotiate with me?!? Each time it's been at auction I've been the only watcher.
post #28093 of 30480
That sucks!

Reading their mind: She scoffed at your initial offer of $100 because she were hoping/dreaming to get 2.5 x that amount. After 0 nibbles and multiple price drops she's come to realize no one wants to pay up; making it clear your initial offer wasn't as far off base as it seemed at the onset.

Unfortunately for you this seller is in no hurry to sell and has reached her floor around $125. You've invested time following it for awhile now. $120 will get her to begrudgingly accept. Otherwise time to cut her loose!
post #28094 of 30480
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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post

I know this thread has lots of sellers, but wanted to make a buyer's rant:

Item lists at auction for $249. No bids.
Message seller asking if she intended to relist. Indicated I was interested at $100.
Item relists at auction for $149. No bids.
Item relists at auction for $135. No bids.
Item relists at auction for $129. No bids.
Item relists at auction/OBO for $129.
Offer $90.
Offer expires with no reply from seller.
Offer $90 again. Seller declines.
Offer $99. Seller declines.

She's been negotiating with herself since end of March, why on earth is she unwilling to negotiate with me?!? Each time it's been at auction I've been the only watcher.

 

 

Just keep waiting until she drops the price to $75. It'll happen eventually.

post #28095 of 30480
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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post

I know this thread has lots of sellers, but wanted to make a buyer's rant:

Item lists at auction for $249. No bids.
Message seller asking if she intended to relist. Indicated I was interested at $100.
Item relists at auction for $149. No bids.
Item relists at auction for $135. No bids.
Item relists at auction for $129. No bids.
Item relists at auction/OBO for $129.
Offer $90.
Offer expires with no reply from seller.
Offer $90 again. Seller declines.
Offer $99. Seller declines.

She's been negotiating with herself since end of March, why on earth is she unwilling to negotiate with me?!? Each time it's been at auction I've been the only watcher.

Personally would have gone back at the $100 offer (or $105 to show good faith in raising your offer). Offering less then you offered before bothers a lot of people.

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