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post #28576 of 30442
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

Best thing to do is give him his money back and relist. It's not worth the drama. I get at least one person a week who sees the free shipping glitch on their phone. Once I explain the issue, they have no problem paying a modest shipping charge. In that guy's case, just get rid of him. He is a low DSR waiting to happen.

That's where I'm thinking it's going too... can't stand buyers who would try to leverage a known issue to try and get free shipping...
post #28577 of 30442
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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

That's where I'm thinking it's going too... can't stand buyers who would try to leverage a known issue to try and get free shipping...
Weird The Tom Ford FoRd tie #forbrian comes up on my end as free but when I look at the listing it says $3.50 that's weird.
post #28578 of 30442
Anyone ever sell really big stuff? My mother in law asked me to get rid of a pair of Klipsch Belle speakers that probably weigh over 100 lbs each. She is in Hartford area, I am visiting today but can't follow through. They are in a storage unit.

I checked pricing and it looks like these should go for $2000 or so. They are BK-WO model from 1979 that have been in her front room for 35 years. She just sold her house and they won't fit in her new house.
post #28579 of 30442
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Anyone ever sell really big stuff? My mother in law asked me to get rid of a pair of Klipsch Belle speakers that probably weigh over 100 lbs each. She is in Hartford area, I am visiting today but can't follow through. They are in a storage unit.

I checked pricing and it looks like these should go for $2000 or so. They are BK-WO model from 1979 that have been in her front room for 35 years. She just sold her house and they won't fit in her new house.

Definitely try Craigslist or Letgo first.

 

Packaging heavy speakers isn't as simple as throwing some bubble wrap in box. You need some sort of corner/edge protection, a box that's sturdy enough and fits perfectly (with clearance for heavy-duty styrofoam all the way around), not to mention being able to move them and get them to the shipping center once it's all boxed up. Huuuuge pain in the ass.

post #28580 of 30442
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Anyone ever sell really big stuff? My mother in law asked me to get rid of a pair of Klipsch Belle speakers that probably weigh over 100 lbs each. She is in Hartford area, I am visiting today but can't follow through. They are in a storage unit.

I checked pricing and it looks like these should go for $2000 or so. They are BK-WO model from 1979 that have been in her front room for 35 years. She just sold her house and they won't fit in her new house.
Most people don't know but some antique dealers I know use greyhound for shipping bigger items like that cheap. It's slow but they insure them and it's fractions less than a normal shipping company.
post #28581 of 30442
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Anyone ever sell really big stuff? My mother in law asked me to get rid of a pair of Klipsch Belle speakers that probably weigh over 100 lbs each. She is in Hartford area, I am visiting today but can't follow through. They are in a storage unit.

I checked pricing and it looks like these should go for $2000 or so. They are BK-WO model from 1979 that have been in her front room for 35 years. She just sold her house and they won't fit in her new house.

Yeah, I list stuff like that on CL, Close 5, and/or ebay with local pickup. On ebay you can also state that you'll help if the buyer opts to go with uship.com - the buyer is 100% responsible for selecting their uship courier, paying the courier, and making sure the courier packs / protects it...all you do is meet the courier so they can pick it up. I used uship to ship a large vintage beer sign I sold on ebay.
post #28582 of 30442
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That's where I'm thinking it's going too... can't stand buyers who would try to leverage a known issue to try and get free shipping...


Happens to me all the time.

 

Usually they try to leverage a "future bad review"

post #28583 of 30442
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Anyone ever sell really big stuff? My mother in law asked me to get rid of a pair of Klipsch Belle speakers that probably weigh over 100 lbs each. She is in Hartford area, I am visiting today but can't follow through. They are in a storage unit.

I checked pricing and it looks like these should go for $2000 or so. They are BK-WO model from 1979 that have been in her front room for 35 years. She just sold her house and they won't fit in her new house.

Yeah, I list stuff like that on CL, Close 5, and/or ebay with local pickup. On ebay you can also state that you'll help if the buyer opts to go with uship.com - the buyer is 100% responsible for selecting their uship courier, paying the courier, and making sure the courier packs / protects it...all you do is meet the courier so they can pick it up. I used uship to ship a large vintage beer sign I sold on ebay.

+1 on uship or if you work somewhere with a loading dock. At 100 lbs each + pallet and packing looking at 250 lb pallet which is going to be less to ship via freight vs USPS. Most freight companies also have hub pickup so the buyer can go to the hub and pick up the item if they do not have a loading dock to avoid needing a truck with a lift gate which is also extra. Would 100% make them pay for the shipping/freight costs and not try to build that into the price. Just make sure that the freight company has a PRO tracking number. Similar to USPS/UPS/FedEx which can be verified electronically online which is what is required for ebay/paypal. If you have a normal BOL which is not able to be viewed online then it wont work for ebay (at least as of a couple years ago)

post #28584 of 30442

I was curious to know if there are certain days of the week that are better for BINs. I'm small time and do exclusively BIN or BINOBOs, so here's my data for the last ~260 transactions (the day refers to the day the item was purchased). I wonder if other BIN/OBO sellers with more volume have noticed any patterns. In the absence of any other info I think I'll start listing mostly on Sundays to coincide with the 30 day cycle (I believe new listings and listings that are ending soon get more visibility in the 'Best Match').

 

post #28585 of 30442
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post

Best thing to do is give him his money back and relist. It's not worth the drama. I get at least one person a week who sees the free shipping glitch on their phone. Once I explain the issue, they have no problem paying a modest shipping charge. In that guy's case, just get rid of him. He is a low DSR waiting to happen.
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

Weird The Tom Ford FoRd tie #forbrian comes up on my end as free but when I look at the listing it says $3.50 that's weird.

It did come up on the app as being free - so, trying to be a helpful seller, I called eBay, and the rep I spoke to offered to cover the shipping costs, so I sent the buyer a message stating as such (that eBay was covering shipping, and that I would refund them all shipping charges) - and they still asked for a full refund, so that's what I'm going to do. Truly don't understand it, they would have gotten what they wanted... Clearly just wanted a way out of the deal, which would have been fine if they could've been more upfront about it.

Edit to add - After submitting the return, and refunding the buyer, I get the following message from the buyer: "I change my mind I'm going to take it . I never been back and for like this, is make me mad. Ok at long you can return for me $11.60 I want to buy it." Is this guy joking?? Clearly I don't want to sell these shirts to them, as it's likely going to get me an undeserved neg feedback/low DSRs (if they get mad about a question as simple as whether or not they bought via the app, when I'm just trying to be as helpful as I can in finding a solution). I don't have to do anything now that I've refunded the buyer, do I? Or do I need him to confirm cancellation of the order?
Edited by bpk1 - 7/11/16 at 7:29pm
post #28586 of 30442
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post


Most people don't know but some antique dealers I know use greyhound for shipping bigger items like that cheap. It's slow but they insure them and it's fractions less than a normal shipping company.

Mass transportation offers some cheap freight rates. We shipped two large rolls of carpet counter-to-counter from Birmingham to Las Vegas on Southwest airlines for less than $100. Nobody else could even come close to that rate.

post #28587 of 30442

sold a pair of nearly new boots(suede mocc boating type), the buyer left good feedback then 2 days later he messaged me saying they have torn the first time he wore them.

The stitching stayed in place but the suede itself ripped along the top seam(he sent a pic).

Unrepairable, should i just refund him?

post #28588 of 30442

Post the picture. If he ripped the shoes why would you refund? 

post #28589 of 30442

Two days ago, on the 10th, I made a one-time payment for last periods (May 15th - Jun 15th) invoice ($75.90), but it also included this periods (Jun 15th - Jul 15th) invoice ($60), so that my total one-time payment came to $135. 

 

Today, I get a notification that this periods ($60) invoice is due in two days, Will I be double billed? (Through the automatic billing system)  

 

My account summary states: 

 

Your PayPal payment for US $135.90 was posted to your account on Jul-10-16 20:24:00.

 

 

Latest invoice amount  (Jun-15-16) : US $75.90
New Activity applied to the latest invoice noted above: -US $135.90

payments

-US $211.80

payment reversal

US $75.90
Total Amount: -US $60.00
New activity not yet invoiced: US $60.00
Current Balance:  US $0.00
post #28590 of 30442

Hey guys! So I finally caved and installed GarageSale. It seems like it will be awesome, but I am having a little trouble linking my paypal to it. Do I HAVE to have a business or premier account through PP? Any tips from you veterans? Thanks!

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