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Wow! I never would have thought I would ever read those words. That's truly amazing.

 

Stranger things have happened, but not on eBay...Never heard of a reversal in my life, either.

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Selling Tip:  Befriend popular fashion bloggers who will help peddle your items. 

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Selling Tip:  Befriend popular fashion bloggers who will help peddle your items. 

Example?
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I too have suspended all Russian shipments. The last guy did finally receive his jacket. It was nearly 7 weeks. I have no idea how I convinced him to wait it out, but I did. He was pretty irate there in the middle of things. His main issue was that there was no tracking update for almost a whole month, and I couldn't help from my end at all. However, he finally got it and was happy.

 

All of my Russian transactions have been like that lately. I was a little disappointed to have to halt them, especially since I have also seen a marked increase in Russian sales since all the problems started. I did read the other day that buyers in Russia and Brazil are unable to leave feedback which involves length of shipping time due to the customs issues.

all of this as I have a $80 RLPL on it's way to Moscow.... thanks, great subject... to lose sleep over :)

 

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Hey Thanks!

 

This is my "thrifted" light booth.

That thing is the bomb!  And so simple!  I thought my bulbs were a lot at $30 ea.  Probably never go out though?

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

You are more than welcome to "steal" and modify mine if you like. Just follow the terms and conditions link in any of my listings.

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There's about to be a WHOLE bunch of clone boilerplate terms on SF member auctions! - Imma be one of them.

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I was smelling trouble in the future on a sale...  I don't ordinarily ship internationally, except to Canada.  Sold a suit for $25 to a guy in Canada where the shipping will be more than the suit, but he asked nicely and had about 100 feedback.  Upon closer look, he has purchased 1 thing in the 6 months, and the previous 6 items he bought were from the same person and is now unregistered.  Red flags are popping.. 

 

After not paying for a few days, he basically asks:

 

    Can you break up a suit from one of your other auctions (that has a bid on it for $65) and sell me the pants, and then break up a suit from another auction to sell me the coat, and then send them both to me for $40?

 

I can't fathom the logic there: Two different colors of blue on the suits.  Breaking up two different suits.  Offering below the minimum bid.. when one already has a bid..

 

This is going to end badly, huh?

 

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Yes, if you follow through with it. Obviously you aren't going to do it, but simply explain that you won't end auctions with bids and that once you start an auction, you don't end them early. If you're polite with it, maybe he'll just continue with the suit he bought. If he wants to back out of the sale now, let him. Get him to cancel the transaction, recoup your fees and re-list it. If things go sour, make sure you block him.

Man, I had a rant about stupid people a few pages ago, seriously.  I never complain about people buying BIN full price when there's a best offer available, that's the stupid I can tolerate over and over again.

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Originally Posted by RockyTop View Post

Selling Tip:  Befriend popular fashion bloggers who will help peddle your items. 

Hmmm...  Suppose you could ask their size and buy their love?  I sat in on a fashion talk at SXSW because, well, it's a block from my office, so I walked there.  There was a panel of bloggers and fashion media, and Billy Reid. Essentially one blogger said it outright. Then backpedaled and said he wouldn't have raved about it/been seen out wearing it unless he liked it anyways... yeah.

 

 

Also meant to quote the sentiment about people dropping knowledge bombs left and right - Absolutely in debt to everyone here, love to share what little I know when I can.

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Example?

 

PTO often puts items of his forum friends in his 'ebay roundup'.  It's definitely a good way to get more exposure. 

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PTO often puts items of his forum friends in his 'ebay roundup'.  It's definitely a good way to get more exposure. 

Good to know, thanks.
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Good to know, thanks.

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Edited by capnwes - 7/4/13 at 6:34am
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Good to know, thanks.

 

You are welcome!

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Find that the ebay roundups will give you 1000-2000 views but in terms of actual item selling, it's 50/50 for me as I don't have many actual auctions. Still nice to get though
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Just an FYI, I sold a RL Alligator/Sterling 1985 belt for $400, yes $400. I should get some kind of reward for that! Anyway, the buyer got remorse and tried to return it. I had no returns on the listing and eBay sided with me. It took a week and I had to go back and forth but in the end I said "I am not responsible for fashion mistakes" as the buyer was saying it just didn't look good on him......

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Just an FYI, I sold a RL Alligator/Sterling 1985 belt for $400, yes $400. I should get some kind of reward for that! Anyway, the buyer got remorse and tried to return it. I had no returns on the listing and eBay sided with me. It took a week and I had to go back and forth but in the end I said "I am not responsible for fashion mistakes" as the buyer was saying it just didn't look good on him......

So, what do you think about offering better customer service on eBay?  I would probably have done the same as you, and I did similar, but my excuse was that it was more than 14 days even though it was just barely [my real reason was I had a long conversation with the person who said he was a difficult fit, and my last communication to him was, you shouldn't buy it, because I don't think it'll fit you - then he bought it] , but if you're in it for the long haul, would you bite the bullet even knowing the item will likely sell for less, or at least sit for months next time?  You can argue that it's the bay and you're generally selling used items for dirt cheap, but you look at long term successes, like the one that includes a Ferrari, and I wonder if I shouldn't offer the same service, or close to it that I do in my day job selling really nice stuff for a hell of a lot more than 9.99.

 

edit - also, slow selling week for anyone else here?  Maybe I'm just paranoid because I have less in my paypal account than my current eBay invoice shog[1].gif

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I sell everything with NO RETURNS  listed. This is the first issue I have had with lux goods. I was just happy that eBay didn't side with the buyer like I have heard so many times and that is the main reason for the post. 

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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post

I sell everything with NO RETURNS  listed. This is the first issue I have had with lux goods. I was just happy that eBay didn't side with the buyer like I have heard so many times and that is the main reason for the post. 

Hard to tell with text, but you sound offended.  I was merely using your post to start a conversation about customer service.  eBay has a rep for some horrible shit being done by dubious sellers, which is why they so often side with the buyers.  I have received a shirt that was disgustingly dirty and fabric snagged everywhere, who would try to sell that shit? I wouldn't have even donated it, hell I wouldn't have even let it get that bad before I threw it out, and yet here we are.  I know it's not your situation, eBay needs both buyers and sellers, but if they side with sellers too much, they will lose buyers.  There's always people out there trying to make a buck any way possible, and if the bay doesn't police things, the buyers will go away and the legitimate sellers will get less for their good stuff.  Now letting someone return something for no reason, yeah I probably wouldn't like that, but that's why I set a restocking fee, if you think you're not going to gain a loyal customer because of it, and this guy is gong to continue to pay shipping both ways + a restocking fee just to try stuff on, then block him.

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Sorry, NOT INTENDED

 

 

and the restocking fee would have had to be $325.00!!!

 

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Any good way to tell if the strap is real alligator lizard or other non-cow material?

 

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Edited by Brianpore - 7/4/13 at 1:43pm
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