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post #3301 of 14467
Quick questions(probably been answered or discussed but could not find it so explicitly),

1. At what price point do you insure an item assuming US to US shipping?
2. Same question for sig confirmation.

Thanks to whomever it is due.
Edited by gambit50 - 5/19/13 at 8:11am
post #3302 of 14467
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

1. At what price point do you insure an item assuming US to US shipping?
2. Same question for sig confirmation.

1. At whatever price you would feel great anguish to lose the parcel.
2. $250
post #3303 of 14467
What do you guys do when you have a vacation and you have a lot of BIN items? It would be a lot of work to edit every auction to include something about a shipping delay.
post #3304 of 14467
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What do you guys do when you have a vacation and you have a lot of BIN items? It would be a lot of work to edit every auction to include something about a shipping delay.

If you have a store, you can set a vacation notice.
post #3305 of 14467
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What do you guys do when you have a vacation and you have a lot of BIN items? It would be a lot of work to edit every auction to include something about a shipping delay.

If you have a store, you can set a vacation notice.

+1

 

The only issue you are going to run into is that its going to affect you shipping rating for on time delivery, in addition with the new paypal seller protection rules you wont qualify as you need to ship within your stated shipping and handling time. What I do, is after something sells, I contact the buyer, make sure they know I am away till xxxx date and if there is any issue with the shipping time I will cancel the transaction and refund the money no questions asked. I print the shipping labels that day and keep them in PDF format til I get back to ship so I can keep my shipping rating up. Only issue though, some post offices are hard asses about the date on the label (mine isnt as they know me)

post #3306 of 14467
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I haven't been in the situation yet but if you win a case, they can't leave feedback. I think I read that somewhere.

 

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I know that is not how it has been in the past.....unless things have chanced unless I see that in writing on ebay I would assume they still can.....as said best to call and ask

Yes, this a new policy. I have actually tested it. eBay found in favor of the guy who sold me the ultra worn thin soles Aldens the other week. Even when I left feedback positive feedback I got a message a few minutes later that it had been removed since the case was closed in his favor.

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I haven't been in the situation yet but if you win a case, they can't leave feedback. I think I read that somewhere.

 

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I know that is not how it has been in the past.....unless things have chanced unless I see that in writing on ebay I would assume they still can.....as said best to call and ask

Yes, this a new policy. I have actually tested it. eBay found in favor of the guy who sold me the ultra worn thin soles Aldens the other week. Even when I left feedback positive feedback I got a message a few minutes later that it had been removed since the case was closed in his favor.

Thanks for the confirmation.... very good to know.

post #3308 of 14467
It really is a great change (I'm biased but it really is fair). If you did win a case you pretty much were guaranteed negative feedback. Seemed like a way to bully people into accepting returns. That's why I started accepting returns.
post #3309 of 14467
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+1

The only issue you are going to run into is that its going to affect you shipping rating for on time delivery, in addition with the new paypal seller protection rules you wont qualify as you need to ship within your stated shipping and handling time. What I do, is after something sells, I contact the buyer, make sure they know I am away till xxxx date and if there is any issue with the shipping time I will cancel the transaction and refund the money no questions asked. I print the shipping labels that day and keep them in PDF format til I get back to ship so I can keep my shipping rating up. Only issue though, some post offices are hard asses about the date on the label (mine isnt as they know me)

Thanks, guys. The issue for me is that I will not have internet access. I'll be in the middle of nowhere in Ontario. I *might* have a signal on my phone, but printing anything would be impossible. Maybe it's time I open a store, although with my volume I'm not sure it would save me any $ at this point. I guess if I can come close to breaking even on store cost vs fees, it would be worth it.
Edited by suited - 5/21/13 at 5:47am
post #3310 of 14467

Hey guys,

 

Pretty basic question but I am just getting into selling and I have an auction that looks like it might have a winner who just registered and has 0 feedback. Obviously that isn't a total redflag but is there a good way to ensure I do everything ahead of time to cover myself in case there is a problem down the line?

 

Do you record packing the item at all to show you did actually ship it in a given condition etc?

post #3311 of 14467
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Hey guys,

 

Pretty basic question but I am just getting into selling and I have an auction that looks like it might have a winner who just registered and has 0 feedback. Obviously that isn't a total redflag but is there a good way to ensure I do everything ahead of time to cover myself in case there is a problem down the line?

 

Do you record packing the item at all to show you did actually ship it in a given condition etc?

No, if the buyer is going to lie and complain, are you screwed either way. Having sold well over 1000 items I have had very very very few issue if you just take good pictures, make an honest description, note any flaws, package nice (not scrunched up in a ball and stuffed in a bag) and ship on time with tracking (or sig over $250). I would say 99.9% of the people are honest on ebay. You only hear about the 0.1% that abuse the system.

post #3312 of 14467

Here's something I thought you would all find funny.  Had a buyer send be a very sincere email, saying sorry the shirt was too small didn't realize it, please cancel my order.  All sounded fine, thought it was odd that someone with almost 2000 feedback would make a rookie mistake.  So I looked at his feedback, checked the items he recently bought, and he's bought not one, not 2, but 5 other shirts the same size in the past couple weeks.  So he was completely full of shit and just either out of money or decided he didn't want it.  I will cancel his order, because... why not, right?  It's a great shirt, it'll sell.  Plus, as everyone says here, the buyer really does have the upper hand, and I don't want negative things on my feedback.  I did send him a response to his cancel request with links to the 5 other shirts he just bought.

 

My response:

You do realize I can see in your feedback that you've bought 5 shirts around this size in the past couple weeks?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290912865320

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330918607729
http://www.ebay.com/itm/360646205829
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181129895681
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200918119409

 

Is there a way for him to formally request that I cancel the transaction, and not just a message?

 

I can see myself getting really jaded, really quick with these idiots.

post #3313 of 14467
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Here's something I thought you would all find funny.  Had a buyer send be a very sincere email, saying sorry the shirt was too small didn't realize it, please cancel my order.  All sounded fine, thought it was odd that someone with almost 2000 feedback would make a rookie mistake.  So I looked at his feedback, checked the items he recently bought, and he's bought not one, not 2, but 5 other shirts the same size in the past couple weeks.  So he was completely full of shit and just either out of money or decided he didn't want it.  I will cancel his order, because... why not, right?  It's a great shirt, it'll sell.  Plus, as everyone says here, the buyer really does have the upper hand, and I don't want negative things on my feedback.  I did send him a response to his cancel request with links to the 5 other shirts he just bought.

 

My response:

You do realize I can see in your feedback that you've bought 5 shirts around this size in the past couple weeks?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290912865320

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330918607729
http://www.ebay.com/itm/360646205829
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181129895681
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200918119409

 

Is there a way for him to formally request that I cancel the transaction, and not just a message?

 

I can see myself getting really jaded, really quick with these idiots.

Um... yea if you don't want neg comments, I wouldn't antagonize people. Just suck it up and move on as you said its a nice shirt that will sell.....or you'll be getting neg comments if you keep doing stuff like that. Just my honest opinion.

 

Take a deep breath, take a step back and think "what's my benefit if I do this".... showing him you know he's lying is to no ones benefit as your going to cancel the transaction anyway.

post #3314 of 14467

Ok, so his response. What an asshat.

 

so ur not letting me out?
cant let one slide? i asked for a favor and appoloized for it. i just have had bad luck with preowned shirts and size is important. the sleeve length has either been to short or the length of shirt to long. let me know id appreciate a break

 

 

idiots the lot of them.

post #3315 of 14467
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Ok, so his response. What an asshat.

 

so ur not letting me out?
cant let one slide? i asked for a favor and appoloized for it. i just have had bad luck with preowned shirts and size is important. the sleeve length has either been to short or the length of shirt to long. let me know id appreciate a break

 

 

idiots the lot of them.


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