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post #2851 of 18272
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Thankfully Spoo forgot to patent the way he lists stuff. I've found for whatever odd reason, some random words help (along with good pictures)

 

 

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post #2852 of 18272
The thing I fear with this buyer is if I open a non payer case, and he happens to pay for it out if spite, he can then turn around and claim he never recieved the correct contents just to screw me over. Then eBay will make me refund the money and I'm out the suit...it's over 100$.

My other option is to let him get away with his unlawful tactics and continue on without punishment. That would involve canceling the transaction...
post #2853 of 18272
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

What's with everybody putting an adjective or interjection in all caps at the beginning of auction titles? I'm curious to know the thinking behind it; it seems kind of silly to me. Stuff like:
  • "HOT Hickey Freeman Gray Suit Coat 40 R"
  • "WOW Valentino Boxer Shorts Lightly Used"
  • "RARE Brooks Brothers Red Tie"

I see those three quite often in different forum members' auction titles, along with GORGEOUS, SEXY, AMAZEBALLS, LIFE-CHANGING, etc.

Part of the reason I find it goofy is that it seems overdone and feels insincere: if you look at some sellers' listings, almost every item has a "WOW" or a "RARE." Meanwhile, the "RARE" stuff rarely is rare. I could see using the technique sparingly when truly merited, but I wonder if overuse is watering down the effect.

For the record, I have done it a few times myself, parroting other auctions I've seen, though I now avoid it.

You left out my favorite: STUNNING

I agree that it is insincere, even dishonest in the case of RARE. I never have enough space for that bullshit anyway. That is the curse of knowing something about what you are selling.
post #2854 of 18272
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

The thing I fear with this buyer is if I open a non payer case, and he happens to pay for it out if spite, he can then turn around and claim he never recieved the correct contents just to screw me over. Then eBay will make me refund the money and I'm out the suit...it's over 100$.

My other option is to let him get away with his unlawful tactics and continue on without punishment. That would involve canceling the transaction...


I will usually cancel a transaction if a buyer requests, and then in most cases I put them on my blocked bidder list. If they don't pay and don't respond to the second invoice I open a non payer case. I feel like I owe a non payer a non payment strike.
post #2855 of 18272
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

The thing I fear with this buyer is if I open a non payer case, and he happens to pay for it out if spite, he can then turn around and claim he never recieved the correct contents just to screw me over. Then eBay will make me refund the money and I'm out the suit...it's over 100$.

My other option is to let him get away with his unlawful tactics and continue on without punishment. That would involve canceling the transaction...

Open the case.

post #2856 of 18272
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

What's with everybody putting an adjective or interjection in all caps at the beginning of auction titles? I'm curious to know the thinking behind it; it seems kind of silly to me. Stuff like:
  • "HOT Hickey Freeman Gray Suit Coat 40 R"
  • "WOW Valentino Boxer Shorts Lightly Used"
  • "RARE Brooks Brothers Red Tie"

I see those three quite often in different forum members' auction titles, along with GORGEOUS, SEXY, AMAZEBALLS, LIFE-CHANGING, etc.

Part of the reason I find it goofy is that it seems overdone and feels insincere: if you look at some sellers' listings, almost every item has a "WOW" or a "RARE." Meanwhile, the "RARE" stuff rarely is rare. I could see using the technique sparingly when truly merited, but I wonder if overuse is watering down the effect.

For the record, I have done it a few times myself, parroting other auctions I've seen, though I now avoid it.

You left out my favorite: STUNNING

I agree that it is insincere, even dishonest in the case of RARE. I never have enough space for that bullshit anyway. That is the curse of knowing something about what you are selling.

How can you leave out ICONIC!!!

post #2857 of 18272
Hey I had google how to spell that.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

How can you leave out ICONIC!!!
post #2858 of 18272
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

You left out my favorite: STUNNING

I agree that it is insincere, even dishonest in the case of RARE. I never have enough space for that bullshit anyway. That is the curse of knowing something about what you are selling.

Guilty, your honor. shog[1].gif

Edit: OTOH, (and not trying to stirpot.gif ) but if we think it DOESN'T have any effect, why not run some auctions with "CRAPPY," "DUMPY", "OLD" and "WORN OUT." Human psychology may be stupid and irrational, but if it didn't exist, Madison Avenue would have no function. Adding a little panache and sexyness sells, IMHO. Of course, none of that can overcome the fundamentals, like crappy pictures, ugly colors or Dior Monsiuer.


MOAR EDIT: I think I did something dumb, and want some advice. I'm going on vaca next week, leaving Friday night or Saturday the 12th/13th. Not thinking, weeks ago, I schedule auctions to start last Thursday and end Sunday the 14th. Not Spoo/Cap'n volume, but several -- most of which actually have bids now. (And then, of course, there are the fixed price auctions) I'd rather not end any of the auctions. We are driving, and I've resigned myself that I'll be taking with me at least the auction items. Plus all my shipping swag. But other than not being a moron and scheduling auctions to end at the beginning of your vacation, is there a way to relieve yourself of the obligation to ship within 24 hours?
Edited by GMMcL - 4/7/13 at 5:54am
post #2859 of 18272
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

How can you leave out ICONIC!!!

Remind me to tell you the time I listed a Chanel bag so rare I called it "UNICORN Chanel bag....yada yada" and I got a message from someone asking if it was real because they didnt know unicorn skin existed. lol8[1].gif
post #2860 of 18272

Block another eBay'er   mr.tiemonster 

 

Purchased Suit for Father (against policy)

Decided not to pay (against policy)

Not worth his attitude and personal lack of professionalism 

post #2861 of 18272
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

How can you leave out ICONIC!!!

Remind me to tell you the time I listed a Chanel bag so rare I called it "UNICORN Chanel bag....yada yada" and I got a message from someone asking if it was real because they didnt know unicorn skin existed. lol8[1].gif

 

Whats the over/under I get a question on the leading word?

 

UNICORNIOUS Zanella Brown Twill 100% Wool Mens FLAT FRONT Dress Pants - 32 x 31

post #2862 of 18272
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

is there a way to relieve yourself of the obligation to ship within 24 hours?

For your store items, you can turn on the "seller is away" message. Dont ask me where it is, because I dont have a store, but its there.

Ive also brought auction items on vacation before lol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Block another eBay'er   mr.tiemonster 


Purchased Suit for Father (against policy)


How is purchasing something for your father against policy?
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Whats the over/under I get a question on the leading word?

UNICORNIOUS Zanella Brown Twill 100% Wool Mens FLAT FRONT Dress Pants - 32 x 31

OHNOYOUDIINT

PS - Something odd happened when I clicked on your auction - I got a partial screen cap of it, but it disappeared quickly. Have you seen this, and what is it?

post #2863 of 18272
An interesting post from the RRL thread...
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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post

Almost every time something like this has happened to me I've either called ebay and they remove the negative feedback for me or they do it themselves without me asking. Calling customer service when youre a seller in good standing can do wonders.

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post #2864 of 18272
I had almost a dozen watchers at one point, and this generates one effing bid? These bad boys usually sell in the $200 range. facepalm.gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230954146510?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1561.l2649

Universe, you have a lot of explaining to do!
post #2865 of 18272
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

How is purchasing something for your father against policy?

 

I should have elaborated, he purchased something on behalf of his father, and decided after the purchase the measurements would not work for him.  Being that he took the initiative to purchase it on behalf of someone else and not knowing their correct measurements ahead of time, does not warrant a return.  Either way it never got to the return area, because he refused to pay for it after he found out the suit would not work...

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