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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

I finally stepped up and ordered some brighter studio lights.

 

I ordered some Genaray LED lights from B&H which are rated about 5x brighter than the lights I'm using, and run very cool, so no heating up my small basement office space.

 

My other next step is probably going to be to install a background hanger on the wall at which I shoot pictures. The wall here is a light textured gray which is a bit distracting for photos, though not horrible. It's either that or just repainting the walls white.


I would recommend painting the wall, I had a backdrop and it got wrinkled and looked bad. I just painted the section I use for photos a matte white. With your lights I think it will be much better.

 

New setup with painted wall. Need to get another light from overhead to get rid of that shadow.

 

Old setup with backdrop. Notice the wrinkles.

post #28607 of 30421

@Shoeluv

 

 

Seems like a solid bit of advice. I may also remove the texture from the wall. Today is my first day shooting in the new house, so the painting may have to wait for a few days, as I have a ton of backstock to get through right now. Not listing anything for a month has certain thinned out my active inventory a bit. :) 

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Has it always been the case that the eBay discount for RR boxes is lower than by-weight? It's 11% for RR and 16% by weight, so it's cheaper to ship 2 pound items by weight even though the base postage before discount is the same.
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Has it always been the case that the eBay discount for RR boxes is lower than by-weight? It's 11% for RR and 16% by weight, so it's cheaper to ship 2 pound items by weight even though the base postage before discount is the same.

In my experience, depends on where it's going, weight, and size of box. I have gotten ebay shipping discounts up to around 50% on heavier items (big wool coats etc), and much lower discounts on lighter items. If you have the time, can't hurt to compare flat rate / RRA / size+weight, for items that may vary wildly depending on how it'll be shipped.

I keep a variety of USPS boxes on hand, including the plain priority mailing boxes you can only get from usps.com.
post #28610 of 30421
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In my experience, depends on where it's going, weight, and size of box. 


I also had very different experiences, seems like many variables are in play

post #28611 of 30421
First post on this thread. Coming from the thrift thread.
It took me a bit over a month, but I finally made $1k+ in sales in the bay! Pretty excited.
And I also got my first NAD also...so there's that. Customer says that the shirt he bought was listed as khaki or faded/pale green. And was really disappointed when he received a forest green. Don't wanna do the return, but I also don't want negative feedback.
post #28612 of 30421
I would take the return, and stick to "green" or whatever in the future, unless you want to invest time and money with a Pantone chart and looking up the "exact" color of everything.
post #28613 of 30421
That's the thing I did say green in the listing title lol.
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I feel like if someone doesn't like the color and knows the system, they'll find a way to return it. For example my buyer who said the shirt was faded when the color was 100% accurate in the photos. If you just list it as green the shady buyer will say the color doesn't match the photos.
post #28615 of 30421
So we as sellers can get screwed one way or another, whether it's a red tie that that the buyer says it's Maroon or something, or in this case a shirt listed as green, but the buyer says he thought it was khaki or pale green? I remember reading your post about that shirt...was hoping it wouldn't happen to me any time soon. I called ebay, they said to try and resolve it. If it doesn't work out they'll step in, and most likely I'll win it. Will I take a hit from him if he leaves neg feedback? Or can I call to get it fixed?

Here's the listing
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-NEW-PSYCHO-BUNNY-Mens-Classic-Polo-embroidered-Pima-Cotton-Green-4-Small-/262489807693?hash=item3d1d9c9b4d:g:gDgAAOSw3YNXZiwU
post #28616 of 30421
You should be able to fight a NAD case if you only called it green, but it may take talking to a few different CSRs at EBay...
post #28617 of 30421
Thanks @Fueco @Van Veen & @TheNeedMachine

Since I'm new at this. How would I go about the whole CSR's and all? I've read posts about some of you talking to different ones until you got a response you liked that would work on your side of the case. And telling them to "make note of it".
post #28618 of 30421
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Thanks @Fueco @Van Veen & @TheNeedMachine

Since I'm new at this. How would I go about the whole CSR's and all? I've read posts about some of you talking to different ones until you got a response you liked that would work on your side of the case. And telling them to "make note of it".

As I was told, when you talk to a rep where the conversation is in your favour, ask for the "SRN"...service reference number. If they provide that they have entered notes for your case.
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Quick question:

 

Dude bought a suit approx. 2-3 weeks ago and just requested a return because the sleeves are too short and chose the reason for the return as "doesn't fit". I gave full measurements and do not offer returns. Ebay system says I'm not obligated to accept the return. If I decline and he leaves neg, will I be able to get it removed?

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I thought there was probably a fault in the shoes if he managed to rip them, plus i've had a little run of bad luck lately on ebay so i'm probably being over cautious by just paying him to make the problem go away?(had my first neg last week which i just got removed after a ton of messaging)


I bought a pair of Ecco casual shoes on ebay once that looked brand spanking new. The soles disintegrated the first time I wore them. I got home with no sole at all on one foot and a heel on the other and tons of black rubber bits trailing behind me in the grocery store. I assume they had spent a long time in a closet somewhere and dry rotted.

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