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As a buyer, buying blind without trying, the least I expect is a 30 second measurement.

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Tried selling on eBay for the first time. The same guy keeps buying the item and not paying, sending me the same buyers message each time. Is this a normal occurance?

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Tried selling on eBay for the first time. The same guy keeps buying the item and not paying, sending me the same buyers message each time. Is this a normal occurance?

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I would suggest blocking that buyer, but that's just me.

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As a buyer, buying blind without trying, the least I expect is a 30 second measurement.

 

yeah, i feel the same way actually. i guess we both wouldn't be customers for these shirts. very interested in running a trial on the difference in sales with a large batch of listings that have shoulder and sleeve measurements too. 

 

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Tried selling on eBay for the first time. The same guy keeps buying the item and not paying, sending me the same buyers message each time. Is this a normal occurance?

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no, that is not. has an unpaid case been opened and closed each time? definitely block him.

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My point is that it's not unreasonable to ask for the measurement.
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Not sure if this is helpful to anyone but me, but I thought I'd share in case you weren't aware and are interested. 

 

I have a Google spreadsheet organized by shirt/tie/suit/sport coat/etc. In those sheets, I have title, measurements, material, country, notes. I always write up the eBay title when I do measurements since the item is in front of me and I can get the most out of my keywords. I still manage to have half of my listings where the title is either 10 characters too short or 10 too long when I actually go in and list them. I figured out a way to know how many characters long my title is. 

 

Here's a screen grab of some ties.

 

 

The number in Row G is the character count and it correlates to Row B. 

 

The way you do it:

1. Click in an empty box that you want to correlate to the title box. (for the screen grab, it's G,510)

2. type: =len(column number and row number together with no spaces) - for the screengrab above, I typed: =len(B510)

3. hit enter. that will populate the character count. knowing eBay's limit is 80, you can then figure out where you're at and either add or delete and not have to worry about that when you go to list.

4. you can then click the box and then drag the little blue square at the bottom down as many rows as you want and it will auto-populate the corresponding row. (B511, B512, B513, et al)

 

 

Again, this may be common knowledge or not useful at all but it's been awesome for me. Thought it might help a couple people.

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That moment when you realize that instead of listing a pair of shoes to start at $9.99, you listed them with a $9.99 Buy It Now. :embar:

 

 

At least I get to give some lucky chap an e-thrift brag. lol

Robert's rules for healthy living #345: Laughing at your own mistakes is therapeutic.

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Only 50% of the time unfortunately.

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Working on getting this removed.  Might want to block.  Yes, this is the d-bag who cut through the package.  Already went through 2 ebay reps, any advice on the right way to ask ebay for this to be removed would be appreciated.

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That moment when you realize that instead of listing a pair of shoes to start at $9.99, you listed them with a $9.99 Buy It Now. :embar:

 

 

At least I get to give some lucky chap an e-thrift brag. lol

Robert's rules for healthy living #345: Laughing at your own mistakes is therapeutic.

Have done this as well although I find it even better when I once had a OBO in this type of situation and the guy offered for example $7.99 instead of using the BIN. Quickly declined and changed increased the price by 1000%, etc.

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Working on getting this removed.  Might want to block.  Yes, this is the d-bag who cut through the package.  Already went through 2 ebay reps, any advice on the right way to ask ebay for this to be removed would be appreciated.

 

For whatever reason, this guy is already on my blocked list. I am not sure if I blocked him as a result of personal interaction, or if it was suggested by one of you guys.

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Working on getting this removed.  Might want to block.  Yes, this is the d-bag who cut through the package.  Already went through 2 ebay reps, any advice on the right way to ask ebay for this to be removed would be appreciated.

Seems obvious to me, he clearly states that he destroyed it while opening it.

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Seems obvious to me, he clearly states that he destroyed it while opening it.


His poor choice of wording would seem to make him responsible for any and all damages to an otherwise "as-described" product.

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His poor choice of wording would seem to make him responsible for any and all damages to an otherwise "as-described" product.

The rub is, some CSRs will lean on the first claim that the item was carelessly packaged. You may have to call a few more times until you get one that will side with you.

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