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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post


I have the automatic return process thing turned on - so maybe they can just return it and I have no choice at all...

Yes.
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Why would you turn this on? Then again I dint even offer returns.
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ok, i listed on friday a berluti briefcase, for 3500 or best offer, i got an offer of 3600 from some guy and then he buys it for 3500,
he has zero feedback and his name is arabic and his location is Israel, what can i do to protect myself?
post #3889 of 17467
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Yes.

 

Sonofabitch.  

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Why would you turn this on? Then again I dint even offer returns.

 

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I have no idea what logic I had behind this reasoning.  (I just turned it off / opted out.)

 

Whether one offers returns or not, I don't think makes in big difference in whether a buyer can return an item or not.  The returns I have had, until now, have all been due to "not as described" and I get some vague reason like "It's just not going to work out since it's not as described," but never an actual issue as to it being truly not as described...meaning, they didn't like it, didn't read the measurements and it doesn't fit - whatever - I have just processed them and blocked+blacklisted.  

 

Oh well - it's part of selling on eBay - maybe the guy really did think it was counterfeit and I have convinced him otherwise...but I think he found it on sale, or thought it was the "waxworks" bag (waxed canvas, which my ad clearly stated it was not).  OK, rant over, I'll do the refund and move on if it gets to that.  Grazie.  

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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

ok, i listed on friday a berluti briefcase, for 3500 or best offer, i got an offer of 3600 from some guy and then he buys it for 3500,
he has zero feedback and his name is arabic and his location is Israel, what can i do to protect myself?

 

Cancel the sale.  Relist it and only offer shipping to places you want to ship to and not be nervous about doing so (not sure why you offered shipping to Israel on it and now apparently don't want to).

  

If you can't do that, ship Express with tracking, and add insurance.  My 2 cents - sellers with more global experience might have further input.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Cancel the sale.  Relist it and only offer shipping to places you want to ship to and not be nervous about doing so (not sure why you offered shipping to Israel on it and now apparently don't want to).
  
If you can't do that, ship Express with tracking, and add insurance.  My 2 cents - sellers with more global experience might have further input.
its not the shipping i mind, its the chargeback that can follow.
post #3892 of 17467
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


that looks nice, but i still prefer natural light when i can get it. i bought a bunch of 500w halogens recently, and even them plus my new camera set on iso auto (i know nothing from f stops) led to dim, off colors. some items i can get away with the integrated flash, but most not. if anything, my next step is going to be to invest in a remote separate flash that i can bounce off the wall. otherwise, i will continue taking my pics between 8 and 10am, when the light streams thru my bay window and lights things up well enough.

Apparently color temperature is a huge factor.  Time is absolutely not on my side, so relying on daylight, as easy as it is to shoot in it and get great results, is not an option.

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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post


hmmm. that could be a lot of heat with those big halogens.

 

as long as you have a system that works for you.

 

I've seen a dozen videos on youtube explaining how to set f stops for maximum quality. I started with a pentax 35mm, spent hours taking film off spools in black rooms, etc. I don't miss it at all.

 

auto is great, except when it isn't.

I don't know jack about the camera settings, the Pentax D3100 has some presets I mess with in program mode.  Lots of light can absolutely mess with color and depth, it really flattens things out.  That was part of my goal, the other part was not having to wait for the flash to charge and not having to edit or post process my photos at all.  Still working on the last part, but I'm close.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

 

Sonofabitch.  

 

 

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I have no idea what logic I had behind this reasoning.

 

Whether one offers returns or not, I don't think makes in big difference in whether a buyer can return an item or not.  The returns I have had, until now, have all been due to "not as described" and I get some vague reason like "It's just not going to work out since it's not as described," but never an actual issue as to it being truly not as described...meaning, they didn't like it, didn't read the measurements and it doesn't fit - whatever - I have just processed them and blocked+blacklisted.  

 

Oh well - it's part of selling on eBay - maybe the guy really did think it was counterfeit and I have convinced him otherwise...but I think he found it on sale, or thought it was the "waxworks" bag (waxed canvas, which my ad clearly stated it was not).  OK, rant over, I'll do the refund and move on if it gets to that.  Grazie.  

I accept returns, and while I'm not a big seller, I sell about 30-40 items a week, I haven't YET seen an abuse of the returns system. (I guarantee you now that I've put this in writing I'm going to get one) I've had several people SAY they're going to return something, then they just don't, and the time expires, so I don't have to deal with it.  I've received all of 2 things back.  I have a current return that is about to expire.  For those not set up to ship, return shipping can be a pain in the ass.

It goes back to the customer service conversation I tried to start last week, I've been in (non eBay) business for the last 15 years and I wouldn't still be in business if I hadn't learned how to handle a customer.

 

 

How long do you wait to complain when a seller hasn't shipped, at what point can/should I ask for a refund?  Bought a lot of Isaia lapel pins last week hoping to keep one and flip the rest to net zero or make a $.  Lots of "Great product, slow shipper" comments.  Very low volume seller.  Good price on them, so I looked before I lept.

post #3893 of 17467
does ShipCover cover chargebacks or only shipping mishaps.
post #3894 of 17467

Curiously, what tools, if any, do you use?

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@JabbaTheSlut  - Please post your lighting setup.

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Okay guys, prepare yourselves for the ultimate in photo lightboxes...

 

Here's my first picture of it with the photo lights off. It's two different boxes frankenstein-ed together with duct tape. My lights are two super basic bendy desk lamps that were thrifted, with some really high output daylight bulbs. Only cellphone pics for them though.

As you can see...pretty fantastically ghetto.

With the lights in the box on, it takes up all of the other light from the phone.

And the final result ends up looking like this:

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Dont care what it looks like on the outside, the end result pics are beautiful. Well done.
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

ok, i listed on friday a berluti briefcase, for 3500 or best offer, i got an offer of 3600 from some guy and then he buys it for 3500,
he has zero feedback and his name is arabic and his location is Israel, what can i do to protect myself?

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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

its not the shipping i mind, its the chargeback that can follow.

FEDEXFEDEXFEDEXFEDEXFEDEX

Do NOT ship USPS, just use Fedex and ONLY to the address on the payment.
post #3898 of 17467
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Originally Posted by JabbaTheSlut View Post

Okay guys, prepare yourselves for the ultimate in photo lightboxes...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here's my first picture of it with the photo lights off. It's two different boxes frankenstein-ed together with duct tape. My lights are two super basic bendy desk lamps that were thrifted, with some really high output daylight bulbs. Only cellphone pics for them though.


As you can see...pretty fantastically ghetto.
With the lights in the box on, it takes up all of the other light from the phone.


And the final result ends up looking like this:






Looks great, I have a similar setup. If you diffuse that light, it might get rid of the shadows. I use diffusion in my light box but on some pics I have a small shadow as well. I'm experimenting with various backdrops for my ties and might ditch the light box to save room, but it takes great pics.

For my main setup, I did away with the muslin backdrop and all that - it was taking up way too much room. I switched to a desktop mannequin with a painting as my backdrop, and plan to experiment with that as well. For my lighting, all I do is aim 4 clamp lights at the ceiling and fill the entire room with light by reflecting down from the ceiling. I'm using about 600 watts of the daylight spectrum via CFLs. I just kept moving the lights until the shadows around my mannequin were gone. Nothing fancy. I threw 2 of the clamp lights in the top of a floor lamp, and the other 2 clamp lights on the top of a bookshelf. Check out the ghetto homemade diffuser I put on one of the lights that's on the bookshelf, ha.

AppleMark
AppleMark

The end result:

post #3899 of 17467
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Originally Posted by JabbaTheSlut View Post

Okay guys, prepare yourselves for the ultimate in photo lightboxes...

 

Here's my first picture of it with the photo lights off. It's two different boxes frankenstein-ed together with duct tape. My lights are two super basic bendy desk lamps that were thrifted, with some really high output daylight bulbs. Only cellphone pics for them though.

As you can see...pretty fantastically ghetto.

With the lights in the box on, it takes up all of the other light from the phone.

And the final result ends up looking like this:

Obviously the photos are cropped, but 100% unedited for white balance, contrast, etc???

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Obviously the photos are cropped, but 100% unedited for white balance, contrast, etc???

 

 

I like where this thread is headed, photography is probably the biggest part of eBay and most people do it poorly yours truly especially. I have been reading up on the subject, and today am going to build this CPVC light box for shoes, ties, and braces. I am still in the market for a mannequin so haven't thought about putting one under a light tent. I am also reading "eBay listings that sell for dummies" (on either Brianpore or Wes's recommendation in this thread) and am in the photo lighting chapter. After I finish and get a few pics done I will post them here.

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