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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Won't do you any good with musty smell.  I had a pr of linen pants like that, they smelled worse during and after steaming, like I activated something :/

 

I don't agree that it's inefficient, I wouldn't want to get a jacket that smelled musty whether I was taking it to the tailor or not. I'm not (typically) selling items at garage sale prices, so there's a little room for some good customer service.  If I got a jacket that was smelly, I would probably return it.  I got a shirt one time that looked like someones very dirty laundry, how can you sell something like that at any price?  If you can't sell it for enough to make it presentable, don't buy it.

 

Tx,  all you have stated is common sense. I dont think anyone here would sell an item with musty smells.

 

But, if I were to come across such an item I would wash it or send it to the cleaners.

post #3647 of 17524
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

My 2 local post offices an no problem but I have been to some that just refuse to. I dont go to those anymore.

Hmm. My locals are required to give me a broken out receipt with all the individual scans shown.
post #3648 of 17524
Most post offices I go to will, one for sure never does.

As for the second chance offers, don't bid until last few seconds that usually avoids the issue of that
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Most post offices I go to will, one for sure never does.

As for the second chance offers, don't bid until last few seconds that usually avoids the issue of that

+1 just put in your snipe, set it and forget (like that old turkey oven infomercial). If you win, great, if not, you didnt really want it that bad anyway.

post #3650 of 17524
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

+1 just put in your snipe, set it and forget (like that old turkey oven infomercial). If you win, great, if not, you didnt really want it that bad anyway.

This was the hardest part for me to accept when I first started to use a snipe service (Gixen, in my case). When I bid $15 on something and it sold for $16, I'd be bummed knowing that I would have paid $16 for it. But, the truth is bidding $16 probably wouldn't have been enough, as the likelihood that $16 was the other guys highest bid is small. He got it for $16 because he was willing to pay more than $16.

In almost all cases for my successful snipes, the winning bid has been 10-25% lower than my max bid. I won because I was willing to pay more than the next guy.

Trust the EBay automatic bid process and submit your best offer. Then forget about it. It's always so nice to get the "Congratulations, you won Item X" pop-up on my phone, having completely forgotten that an auction was ending!
post #3651 of 17524
I don't use any snipes as I don't really bid on stuff on eBay but gixen looks great. Does it need your login info at all? Appears to be just an add on?
post #3652 of 17524
You have to login using your ebay credentials, which may concern you. I have used it without trouble though.
post #3653 of 17524
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Originally Posted by Aidan K View Post

You have to login using your ebay credentials, which may concern you. I have used it without trouble though.

+1 been using it for years.

post #3654 of 17524
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

Google also has spreadsheets through Drive

Thanks, I'm going to check this out.
post #3655 of 17524

I hate some ebay sellers. Won this awesome jacket for next to nothing (who lists 24 hour auctions at 99 cent no reserve anyway facepalm.gif) Paul Stuart Summer Sportcoat - Size 36. Shipping was high but who was I to argue at under $15 shipped...

 

It comes in a freaking 6"x6"x6" box. WTF is the seller thinking. I'm not sure how he even got it in there to be honest. The thing was bursting at the seams with pressure and taped to all hell. It was scrunched up in a ball and stuffed into the box. I was NOT happy PLUS it cost him $6.50 to ship from Mass. Again WTF, it would cost him less to use a Regional Rate Box A and actually fit the jacket.

 

Needless to say I left neutral feedback (was soooo tempted to leave neg but I feel that would be spiteful). I said "Literally scrunched into ball and shoved in 6" x 6" box. Worst packing I've seen" censored.gif

post #3656 of 17524
I'd be annoyed too, but if the SC was undamaged, I probably wodnt have left any feedback.

I had a similar situation with a thick tie that came in a flat envelope and was likely crushed by other boxes, giving it creases that took a few days to get out. I ship all my ties in a box because of that experience.
post #3657 of 17524
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

I'd be annoyed too, but if the SC was undamaged, I probably wodnt have left any feedback.

I had a similar situation with a thick tie that came in a flat envelope and was likely crushed by other boxes, giving it creases that took a few days to get out. I ship all my ties in a box because of that experience.

I try to be extremely careful with my feedback, as being a seller I 100% understand how it effects you, but this was basically someone just being a complete idiot or a jerk on purpose, IMO

post #3658 of 17524
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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

 

Tx,  all you have stated is common sense. I dont think anyone here would sell an item with musty smells.

 

But, if I were to come across such an item I would wash it or send it to the cleaners.

 

FYI, the best way to get rid of that kind of stored-in-a-garage smell is to put the jacket out in the sunlight on a hot day and let it air out. It also works for old books.

post #3659 of 17524
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I try to be extremely careful with my feedback, as being a seller I 100% understand how it effects you, but this was basically someone just being a complete idiot or a jerk on purpose, IMO

lol - good point.
post #3660 of 17524

I have about 25 pairs of (sneakers) shoes to sell. What's the most cost effective way to ship them out? I'm thinking of selling them new without the box in one of those shipping baggies instead of a box. Anyone have ideas?

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