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post #28096 of 30503
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

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.


I agree. I'm not really a seller on eBay, but the few times I sell some personal items I hate seeing this out of principle. 

post #28097 of 30503
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Your entire listing is fantastic! The pictures, the theme... WOW!

Thanks.

Managed to get zero listings done this weekend. I had high hopes but came down with a cold late last week.
post #28098 of 30503
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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!

I would consider going back with another offer, but because she let the first offer expire and I followed up with the same offer, and then raised when she declined, I'm now out of offers.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


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

I guess I didn't have the patience. This was first listed in March!
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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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Originally Posted by stanchri View Post


I agree. I'm not really a seller on eBay, but the few times I sell some personal items I hate seeing this out of principle. 

I thought hard about what to make as my first offer. Would it matter that when I contacted her back in April I didn't make an actual offer?It was after the first listing had ended and I inquired if she was going to relist. At that point I had indicated that I would be interested "around $100.".

With another four or five cycles without an offer, I thought long and hard about what to make as my opening offer. By starting at $90 I thought I was leaving myself some room to negotiate, anticipating a counteroffer from the seller ($90, $95, $100).

This is when the Make Offer process drives me nuts—I've made an offer, and I'm more than happy to continue negotiating, but by declining the offer (and outright ignoring the first offer) I have almost no more information on how far apart we are.

If it's posted at $129 OBO and $125 is the best price she's going to accept, not exactly a lot of haggle room, but so be it. Countering at $127 or something sinilar communicates that information to me.

In reality I don't need another suit. And I had $99 as my high water mark largely for marital communication reasons: my wife and I have a nominal threshold of $100 for purchases, anything above that we try to make a mutual decision. Staying under $100 means not having to answer the "why do you need a suit?" question.

Thanks for all of the replies. As I expected they were all informative.
post #28099 of 30503

@masaccio It could also be that this seller just doesn't want to sell to you, in particular. They may have felt insulted by your initial suggestion of $100 then realized you were pretty much right, which in turn made them more resentful of you, so no matter what you offer, they may decline out of some misguided sense of principle. People are weird, man.

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I agree. I'm not really a seller on eBay, but the few times I sell some personal items I hate seeing this out of principle. 


+1 happened to me also

post #28101 of 30503

What size is this? Custom suit, no tag. 

 

Chest (pit to pit):    20”
Jacket Waist (flat across):    18.75”
Shoulder (seam to seam):    17.5"
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):    25.875" (feels like 1.25" could be let out)
Length (Back of collar to hem):    30.75"

 

Also wow @ the lily pulitzer. and props for the tip on old footjoys/replacing the spikes. 

post #28102 of 30503

I'd say 38R (US), maybe 38L with sleeves at full extension, but the BOC of 30.75 doesn't seem quite long enough to qualify as a Long to my mind.

post #28103 of 30503
What would you call this pattern?
post #28104 of 30503
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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post
 

I'd say 38R (US), maybe 38L with sleeves at full extension, but the BOC of 30.75 doesn't seem quite long enough to qualify as a Long to my mind.


I agree. 38, maybe 37. Could be L given some OTR are suits are 29.5" BOC and 24.5-25" sleeve. Maybe label as "37-38 R/L"

post #28105 of 30503
I tripped to print out shipping labels, but computer got wonky and they came out too small, and half the normal size. Are they still usable?
post #28106 of 30503
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Originally Posted by Versace Guy View Post

I tripped to print out shipping labels, but computer got wonky and they came out too small, and half the normal size. Are they still usable?

If you use a standard printer, just select "open the label window" which is highlighted just above the "Print Label" box. It will take you to another screen. On that screen select "Print Label." Your label will print in the normal size.  

post #28107 of 30503
might as well cross post this. Any way to tell if vicuna? (i know its black so that could be a bad sign)

Found this too. It is much softer than any cashmere i've felt and softer than a wool/vicuna overcoat i had.

Mint condition with a '49-'62 union tag.

e. de montagnac & fils did make 100% vicuna but sadly my tag is not labeled. I will pretend it is. confused.gif





post #28108 of 30503
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

If you use a standard printer, just select "open the label window" which is highlighted just above the "Print Label" box. It will take you to another screen. On that screen select "Print Label." Your label will print in the normal size.  

Last time I printed a new label, I had to go thru all the refund steps. Would it be okay to just use this tiny label?
post #28109 of 30503
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Originally Posted by Versace Guy View Post


Last time I printed a new label, I had to go thru all the refund steps. Would it be okay to just use this tiny label?


You don't have to do all that. Just reprint the same label. But, I suppose that you can just use the mini-label. It should scan the same.

post #28110 of 30503
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What would you call this pattern?

paisley?
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