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Originally Posted by SombreReptile View Post

Apologies if the following has been covered in this thread before—I searched but couldn't find an analogous situation.

I mostly sell clothing on eBay, but the other day I sold a nice piece of pro audio gear. Buyer paid promptly, I shipped it out the next day (Priority with sig. conf.). A few hours after I dropped the package, buyer messages me to say he hopes I haven't shipped the package out yet, he accidentally had his old address on the account, and gave me a new address across the country. Meanwhile his account says he's registered in yet another (third) state.

What's the deal here? A scam? an honest mistake? too early to tell?

Thanks.

Could be either case, really. 

 

You can do a package redirect and basically stop the shipment and redirect it to either the new address (if you trust him), or back to you. You will do it online at the USPS site and will have to go through a few different authorizations to get it done. IIRC it costs about 15 bucks. 

 

If it were me, I would have it sent back to me, have the buyer update his accounts with the correct address and rework the transaction. This will help with the "seller protection".

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Thanks, capnwes. I called USPS and the lady was very helpful and actually advised me not to do an intercept—the package was delivered today, so she said to wait until it either forwards to the buyer's new address, or is sent back to me.

I'll post an update if this turns out to be at all “interesting”…
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What's the longest you've had a USPS not show up in the tracking system? It's been a few days since I had USPS pick up my package? Should I be worried?
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Originally Posted by SombreReptile View Post

Thanks, capnwes. I called USPS and the lady was very helpful and actually advised me not to do an intercept—the package was delivered today, so she said to wait until it either forwards to the buyer's new address, or is sent back to me.

I'll post an update if this turns out to be at all “interesting”…

So who signed for it?
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

What's the longest you've had a USPS not show up in the tracking system? It's been a few days since I had USPS pick up my package? Should I be worried?

I've had stuff not be tracked until after it was delivered 5 days later.
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Guy is mad at me that unpaid item assistant opened a case. Fucking pay and it wont happen...
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

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I've had stuff not be tracked until after it was delivered 5 days later.
Thanks for the response.


Ugh, so irritating.
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Here's something interesting ...

eBay Seller Freaks Out And Sues Customer Over Bad Feedback That’s Actually True

http://www.popehat.com/2013/04/15/the-popehat-signal-stand-against-rank-thuggery-in-ohio/
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That article pissed me off...the fact that they are going to take that to court to proceed with the lawsuit is beyond irritating.
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

That article pissed me off...the fact that they are going to take that to court to proceed with the lawsuit is beyond irritating.

They gave the seller's ebay id. Make a stand peepwall[1].gif
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Gentlemen (I'm assuming!) I have another technical question for you.  When you auction items and they don't sell, I know you can re-list once and get a credit on the listing fees, but the second time, you're out of luck.  Also, each relist counts as a "listing" if you're working on your first 50 free listings.  I saw earlier in the thread a debate about auction VS BIN and I'd like to know your strategies for paying the least amount in fees to get your stuff sold.

 

Thanks for your time!

Tom

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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Gentlemen (I'm assuming!) I have another technical question for you.  When you auction items and they don't sell, I know you can re-list once and get a credit on the listing fees, but the second time, you're out of luck.  Also, each relist counts as a "listing" if you're working on your first 50 free listings.  I saw earlier in the thread a debate about auction VS BIN and I'd like to know your strategies for paying the least amount in fees to get your stuff sold.

 

Thanks for your time!

Tom

No matter how you slice it, your paypal and ebay fees will account for roughly 12% of your sale.

post #2968 of 14560
The question is what gets you the highest sale price... For most items, that's BIN. For insanely popular stuff, auctions work well.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

The question is what gets you the highest sale price... For most items, that's BIN. For insanely popular stuff, auctions work well.

You mean INSANE RARE stuff. Or UNICORNIOUS looking things? How about AMAZING ties? lol8[1].gif
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Part of it is just how good you are at listing the shiznit...
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