or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions - Page 232

post #3466 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I ship ties rolled up, wrapped in a piece of tissue type paper, inside a 4x4x4 box from ULINE. There is a 4x4x3 box available but I use the larger one because it will fit two ties if necessary. Of course these boxes can be nested to make a 4x4x8 if needed. IIRC the boxes cost between 30 and 40 cents each. I am not comfortable folding ties because of the possibility that they could be under a pile of stuff somewhere in the shipping process and could be creased.

+1

 

I ship mine rolled too, for the same reasons. 

 

How do you get them so cheap through ULINE? Their per box price usually seems decent, but then the shipping cost blows that up. My supplier has them for about $0.50 each.

I assume these are too thin at $0.20/each? 200 lb. test strength is the norm, no??

 

400 - 4x4x4 Cardboard Shipping Boxes

post #3467 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I assume these are too thin at $0.20/each? 200 lb. test strength is the norm, no??

 

400 - 4x4x4 Cardboard Shipping Boxes

Yeah 200 lb is normal. Damn that's cheap as hell. 

post #3468 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I assume these are too thin at $0.20/each? 200 lb. test strength is the norm, no??

 

400 - 4x4x4 Cardboard Shipping Boxes

Yeah 200 lb is normal. Damn that's cheap as hell. 

Don't you guys use ebay daily??? crackup[1].gif

post #3469 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Don't you guys use ebay daily??? crackup%5B1%5D.gif

Yep, but I don't shop for boxes everyday.

post #3470 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Great info, and timely.  . . . Does anyone have a "frequent cleaner's club"?  I asked my local cleaner, no luck, going to have to shop around.
We now have a critical mass of methods to begin running some experiments. I will start picking up some $1 pants in similar colors in all state of urinal disarray, and report results.

As to your question about cleaners, no frequent cleaners club, but I periodically run up a tab then pay my guy with thrifted clothing. He credits me market value and writes off my debt. Everybody wins: He's getting a great item at whatever his cleaning cost was (much lower than regular rates), and I only pay my thrifted cost.
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

+1

I ship mine rolled too, for the same reasons. 

I roll mine then double polly bag.
post #3471 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stewie View Post

so..back to problems....

Earlier I mentioned I had a bidder with zero feedback bidding on a pair of shoes...the same pair that I had to relist due to a non paying bidder....

Guess what...its the same guy and he won again! Now what???

Yeah, don't forget to block non-payers.  Send him a message, maybe he's just ignorant to how ebay works.  If the $ is there, it's worth the time to make sure he pays this time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


We now have a critical mass of methods to begin running some experiments. I will start picking up some $1 pants in similar colors in all state of urinal disarray, and report results.

As to your question about cleaners, no frequent cleaners club, but I periodically run up a tab then pay my guy with thrifted clothing. He credits me market value and writes off my debt. Everybody wins: He's getting a great item at whatever his cleaning cost was (much lower than regular rates), and I only pay my thrifted cost.
I roll mine then double polly bag.

That's interesteing, I have to find a "guy" then.  The place I have been going to is staffed with horrible non customer service oriented grumpy people.

post #3472 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Why didn't you put him on your Blocked Bidder list after the first non pay?

Hard to block a different bidder/email address
post #3473 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


We now have a critical mass of methods to begin running some experiments. I will start picking up some $1 pants in similar colors in all state of urinal disarray, and report results.

 

If you are able to, please break down your results based on the type of stain remover used .


 

Enzyme (zout, shout, resolve...)


 

Concentrated Detergent (Tide stain release , ect...)


 

Oxygenated Bleach (oxiclean, oxy anything..)

 

Also for folks that do not have the time for the method on their collars. Fels-Naptha is an excellent bleach free alternative.

 

LINK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #3474 of 16714
Want to put a good word in for this seller for his reasonable international shipping (I don't know if he's on SF):

http://myworld.ebay.com/hamishmyboy?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

I recently won a NWT Tom Ford tie for $59 (!) from him.

Alot of times I get dinged with high shipping since I'm in Canada. But he only charged me $6 for the trouble.
post #3475 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Want to put a good word in for this seller for his reasonable international shipping (I don't know if he's on SF):

http://myworld.ebay.com/hamishmyboy?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

I recently won a NWT Tom Ford tie for $59 (!) from him.

Alot of times I get dinged with high shipping since I'm in Canada. But he only charged me $6 for the trouble.

Shipping prices from the US to Canada have come WAY down in the last 2 months, thanks to the UPS and Canadian Post now offering tracking on 1st class packages. I think I charge $9.99 to ship a tie to Canada, cost is a few bucks less, but it still beats the old way of $20+ (my cost) to ship with tracking.

post #3476 of 16714
I agree. And vice versa. Canada Post now offers Tracked Packet for small packages under 2 pounds. Makes shirts and tie more economical to ship to the states. My only beef is that the actual cost of shipping now appears on the label, something that doesn't occur with Expedited Parcel.
post #3477 of 16714
Can an ebay buyer bypass the ebay global shipping program (or whatever it's called)? The duties are crazy high.
post #3478 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Can an ebay buyer bypass the ebay global shipping program (or whatever it's called)? The duties are crazy high.

 

I am assuming the duties are based on the price you are paying, which probably lines up with your local laws...

post #3479 of 16714
Actually it doesn't.

Same issue with Barney's. A $19 tie has $5 in duties + shipping.

Myhabit includes duties as well, and refunds if they over collect.
post #3480 of 16714
Quote:
Originally Posted by chiron View Post

If you are able to, please break down your results based on the type of stain remover used .

Indeed. Anything less would be unscientific.

Here are the tests I plan to run:

Water (control)
Weak Woolite solution soak
Strong Woolite solution soak
Woolite with enzyme stain remover pre-treat to waistband
Water with enzyme stain remover pre-treat to waistband
Woolite with detergent stain remover pre-treat to waistband
Water with detergent stain remover pre-treat to waistband
Woolite with Lanolin hand cleaner pre-treat to waistband
Water with lanolin hand cleaner pre-treat to waistband

I will not run the Oxy because the Great Zegna/Zanella/Red Knit Silk BB Tie Debacle of 2012 proved that the Oxy method is not color safe on wools and silks, especially red-based. (Note: I had no issue with the beige woolens I ran in that batch.) Since our goal is a system that removes the urine without ruining the trou, and we want it to be of general applicability, Oxy is out.

If you're counting along at home, this means I need no fewer than 9 pairs of wool trou, roughly equally soiled, that I'm willing to ruin (read: that cost me $1 or less). That could take me a while to amass, given that most GWs in my area charge on average $10 for all wool trou.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions