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post #3526 of 14106
As far as the feedback goes, I tend to leave feedback about 2 weeks after the buyer has purchased the item IF they haven't left it earlier (in which I'll leave feedback right after them).

I agree to those sellers who leave feedback immediately after paying, because that's our responsibility. But I've found that if they haven't left feedback after 2 weeks, and I go and leave it then, I feel that my actions then come accross to them as a reminder in receiving it to go ahead and leave it for me if they have forgotten. It has seemed to work well for me so far.

So essentially me leaving feedback 2 weeks after the purchase, works as a reminder for them to leave it.
post #3527 of 14106
What I hate:
Buyers who win an auction and then feel the need to negotiate a better shipping rate (usually only to save what amounts to only a dollar to two). Has happened twice to me lately. A close second is when they confirm fit after winning the auction. A winner wanted sizing help on a Burberry mac that clearly was not going to fit and instead of drawing it out to a painfully and costly end I bit the bullet and said, "No, it's not going to fit. In the future please confirm sizing before bidding/winning. You will receive an transaction cancellation notice shortly."

What I love: if you can carry inventory, post a 30 day auction and someone will come along eventually and it'll be just what they're looking for. Thanks the brianpore for this; he's advocated this many times.
post #3528 of 14106
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

What I hate:
Buyers who win an auction and then feel the need to negotiate a better shipping rate (usually only to save what amounts to only a dollar to two). Has happened twice to me lately. A close second is when they confirm fit after winning the auction. A winner wanted sizing help on a Burberry mac that clearly was not going to fit and instead of drawing it out to a painfully and costly end I bit the bullet and said, "No, it's not going to fit. In the future please confirm sizing before bidding/winning. You will receive an transaction cancellation notice shortly."

What I love: if you can carry inventory, post a 30 day auction and someone will come along eventually and it'll be just what they're looking for. Thanks the brianpore for this; he's advocated this many times.

+1 HATE when someone asks about size after.... I offer free shipping so no room to negotiate that part. Find it so much easier.

 

And yea..... $2K GIANNI VERSACE Black Rain Jacket Sport Coat Blazer Jeans Couture XL 42 R icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Sold at BIN price of $175 after sitting on ebay for 4 months and turning down multiple offers at/under $100.

post #3529 of 14106
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

+1 HATE when someone asks about size after.... I offer free shipping so no room to negotiate that part. Find it so much easier.

And yea..... $2K GIANNI VERSACE Black Rain Jacket Sport Coat Blazer Jeans Couture XL 42 R icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
Sold at BIN price of $175 after sitting on ebay for 4 months and turning down multiple offers at/under $100.

I dont think I could have got that much, well done.
post #3530 of 14106
shocked. well done indeed.
post #3531 of 14106
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

+1 HATE when someone asks about size after.... I offer free shipping so no room to negotiate that part. Find it so much easier.

And yea..... $2K GIANNI VERSACE Black Rain Jacket Sport Coat Blazer Jeans Couture XL 42 R icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
Sold at BIN price of $175 after sitting on ebay for 4 months and turning down multiple offers at/under $100.

I dont think I could have got that much, well done.

I've found all the "eh" Versace stuff ends up selling very very well if you wait... seriously it took four freaking months though!!! . I'd much rather have your quality/volume any day of the week then have to sit on 300 items and sell one or two a day but it works in the end.

post #3532 of 14106

If I could get Spoo $'s for stuff, I'd have everything on a 10 day auction and be done with it.  As it is, BIN is my friend.  Can't imagine I could've gotten $75 on some Florsheim monk straps at an auction.

and hey... shameless self bump, because I want to get this shipped...

 

Is there a specific International Priority Mail Flat Rate Legal Envelope or will the regular one with proper postage work?

post #3533 of 14106
Regular envelope with international postage.
post #3534 of 14106
Ugh...

8 months preceding June - 160+ transactions, 2 non-paying bidders, 1 pretty valid return - 1.8% of total
June so far - 22 transactions, 5 nonpaying bidders, 1 return falsely claiming incorrect measurements - 27% of total.
post #3535 of 14106
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Originally Posted by dexconstruct View Post

Regular envelope with international postage.

Thanks!

post #3536 of 14106
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

As far as the feedback goes, I tend to leave feedback about 2 weeks after the buyer has purchased the item IF they haven't left it earlier (in which I'll leave feedback right after them).

I agree to those sellers who leave feedback immediately after paying, because that's our responsibility. But I've found that if they haven't left feedback after 2 weeks, and I go and leave it then, I feel that my actions then come accross to them as a reminder in receiving it to go ahead and leave it for me if they have forgotten. It has seemed to work well for me so far.

So essentially me leaving feedback 2 weeks after the purchase, works as a reminder for them to leave it.

I'm gonna keep on with my instant feedback upon payment, but I really do like your idea.

 

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

What I hate:
Buyers who win an auction and then feel the need to negotiate a better shipping rate (usually only to save what amounts to only a dollar to two). Has happened twice to me lately. A close second is when they confirm fit after winning the auction. A winner wanted sizing help on a Burberry mac that clearly was not going to fit and instead of drawing it out to a painfully and costly end I bit the bullet and said, "No, it's not going to fit. In the future please confirm sizing before bidding/winning. You will receive an transaction cancellation notice shortly."

What I love: if you can carry inventory, post a 30 day auction and someone will come along eventually and it'll be just what they're looking for. Thanks the brianpore for this; he's advocated this many times.

I hate when people ask me if I will consider lowering my BIN, and then when I say "Yes, No problem. What is your offer?" They offer me less than my starting bid price.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

+1 HATE when someone buys a sliding board, specifically marked as pick up only, and then wants me to ship it.

 

And yea..... $2K GIANNI VERSACE Black Rain Jacket Sport Coat Blazer Jeans Couture XL 42 R icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Sold at BIN price of $175 after sitting on ebay for 4 months and turning down multiple offers at/under $100.

FTFY

 

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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Ugh...

8 months preceding June - 160+ transactions, 2 non-paying bidders, 1 pretty valid return - 1.8% of total
June so far - 22 transactions, 5 nonpaying bidders, 1 return falsely claiming incorrect measurements - 27% of total.

About 5% of my bidders don't pay. I've had 18 over the past 90 days and 3 were last week alone.Returns are at 12 in 90 days, cost of selling menswear. Most were for fit issues, for which I charge 10% restocking fee.

post #3537 of 14106
Do you find folks fight the restocking fee? The current return I have ongoing the guy is claiming inaccurate measurements so I'm planning on giving a full refund to try and avoid a negative feedback and going with a second chance offer tithe next in line.
post #3538 of 14106
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Do you find folks fight the restocking fee? The current return I have ongoing the guy is claiming inaccurate measurements so I'm planning on giving a full refund to try and avoid a negative feedback and going with a second chance offer tithe next in line.

I don't fight it if they contest it. I do remind them of the 12% ebay/paypal fees, and the free shipping I paid to let them try the item on. Most don't complain about it but I have had a few. I had one last week who I negotiated down to 5%. If they are claiming it is my fault, I don't even bother with the restocking fee. That would be asking for trouble.  

post #3539 of 14106
This restocking fee talk is timely. Like Cap, I dont fight it if contested, and affirmatively waive it (and original shipping) if its clearly my error. It does piss me off when dudes contest it. But cap: how are ebay/ppl fees relevant to justifying the restock? Those fees are refunded when you process a return. I usually say it goes to listing fees, shipping time/materials and perceived value diminution among buyers that the item is defective where in fact it is not. i'd say roughly 50% of buyers are cool about it and others are jerks. For example, one guy, who bought brand new AE Sanfords and returned based on color transfer and some writing on the sole, threw a hissy fit that i wanted the restock fee. Another guy is saying I minimized the mothball smell in some nwob alden suede shoes even though I USED ALL CAPS WHEN DESCRIBING IT.
There's just no pleasing some people.
post #3540 of 14106

I am not trying to put anyone on "blast," but I was just wondering how all of you sellers feel about this particular listing, specifically the title:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Jcrew-Brown-Wing-Tips-Carmina-Allen-Edmonds-Churchs-Trickers-Gun-Boat-/321145806881?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4ac5c82021

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