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post #4261 of 14597
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Originally Posted by ArborVitae View Post

Thanks, I meant $5 after fees. If I sell 3 items a day at $5 profit for an hour or less of work, that's still a good turnover for someone in my position. $15 a day would pay my rent. Thanks for the replies, I guess I'll just keep learning by experience, just thought I'd ask to see if anyone had any quick tips. Happy selling!

 

Polo Ralph Lauren (PRL) with pony on the chest, and Brooks Brothers (BB), in nice resellable condition will get you that $5+ after all fees etc and are what you can find with regularity.  On the other hand, search eBay for Polo Ralph Lauren and see the # of other items you're competing against (almost 200k).  You also gotta keep in mind that most months you only get 50 free auction-style listings, so to make $15/day at $5 per item profit, you'd have to sell (not list, but sell) 90+ items per month...at which point you are paying to list 40 of those 90, which may or may not sell to being with.  If you are happy getting $5 profit after all is said and done, more power to you - you can make your rent with volume vs. price, if you have the time and energy.   But honestly, I don't know how you'd figure one hour invested in selling 3 items...you have to shop, find, buy, photograph, measure, describe, list, pack, and ship each item.  Unless you plan on the hit-and-run strategy - one photo, give the tag size, and a real basic description ("Polo shirt, size Large, pre-owned with no holes or stains").  That includes time spent doing the same for items that do not sell.  

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Over, around, and through. Thats it!

 

So the rabbit comes out of the hole, goes around the tree, and back in the hole.  I learned that in Boy Scouts - thanks!  I'll play with it while trying not to vomit watching other people vomit on Tosh.0 tonight.   Maybe on one of these fricking NWT $165 Penrose ties I am apparently stuck with because no one on the planet wants one.

post #4262 of 14597
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post


I started getting the same message today.....Can't find any column

 

Click "Customer Support" at the top of the page, then Contact eBay, then Account, then anything else...then "Call us" which will give you a phone # and code...which seems to get me closer to the front of the line when calling eBay though they are pretty fast to answer most days.  The account limit folks (I have been told) are gone earlier in the day vs. regular reps, so before 6pm PT should work.  Ask them your limit, as well as to have it raised - they will review your account, sales, etc and let you know.  I was initially told mine would be raised to $15k / 500 items per calender month, then today it jumped to whatever it is - $52k / 1500 items per month for no reason.

post #4263 of 14597
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

+1

 

 

I don't see / have that column either, but I do have limits...seemingly unattainable limits, but limits nonetheless.  

post #4264 of 14597
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Originally Posted by ArborVitae View Post

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

5$ profit is not something I personally strive for. After fees, that doesn't leave much in regards to paying for the labor involved.

Thanks, I meant $5 after fees. If I sell 3 items a day at $5 profit for an hour or less of work, that's still a good turnover for someone in my position. $15 a day would pay my rent. Thanks for the replies, I guess I'll just keep learning by experience, just thought I'd ask to see if anyone had any quick tips. Happy selling!

Almost any brooks brothers shirt should net you $5.... Just friendly advise, you're time in life is worth more then $5 per item.biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


If you dont see that column, I assume you dont have any limits?

+1

 

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post #4265 of 14597
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Not a bad price on a casual BB blazer, Large, cotton-poly blend, NWT - $33 w/ shipping vs. $128 retail tag (not my listing) - here.  

I would buy it for self-use, but finding NWT BB stuff at GW from time to time, I'm so jaded that $33 is too much for me to pay.

 

Also, requested a seller limit increase...and boy did I get one (that I will never hit unless I start dealing drugs on eBay): 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

 

I don't see / have that column either, but I do have limits...seemingly unattainable limits, but limits nonetheless.  

So...they sent the above chart in an email?

post #4266 of 14597
Thanks
post #4267 of 14597

Sorry to interrupt the e-bay limit subject(about which I have nothing to say because I'm still at the bottom)

Im just wondering if either of these PRL's are unique enough to get 20-30$ on e-bay?

700

 

(Cant seem to figure out how to make the pics straight,sorry)

700

700

700

 

Or this one(reminds me of the NY Yankees uniform)

700

Last one is upside down and underneath is sideways. The stripes run vertical.

700

post #4268 of 14597
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Almost any brooks brothers shirt should net you $5.... Just friendly advise, you're time in life is worth more then $5 per item.biggrin.gif

Unless you're old and just want a hobby... my dad is happy whenever he comes out ahead... which unfortunately is not always...
post #4269 of 14597
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post

Alright. I wanted to put my best foot forward before I asked for critique but I'm trying to get better faster. Hoping people can give me some tips and suggestions. I'm ashamed of my name but I wanted to list quickly before I got cold feet about the whole thing. I have no dress form yet or proper lightin because I have no space in my current place. Any description or picture tips would be appreciated. Or any at all.

http://myworld.ebay.com/wardroberenovations

Thanks all!

 

 

 

Starting out you will spend 80% of your time making only 20% of your eBay profits. AKA the "80-20 Rule"


 

Try to make a goal of only buying items that you can make a certain amount on. For example 30-40$ or higher... otherwise you will have a lot of sales and not much profit to show in the end. Plus with increased transactions you have to deal with the Pay Pal/ ebay 200/20K rule.


 

After looking at your sales / product mix you need to increase the starting price of your items to at least market level. ( Not referring to you ) It does not take a rocket scientist to sell an item below maket value on ebay . There is an art to selling and it takes time to learn . Spend time learning your product and associated terminology.


 

You have a good eye in selecting products and with your current set-up should only sell pants/shits/belts yourself. The suits, sport coats and high end stuff should go to a consignor. But, if you have the room and time spend the the money building your own studio in a few years.


 

Be efficient with your time and make the most per sale!

post #4270 of 14597
Interesting how random limits I only sell maybe 5-20ish items a month and have up to 2500 items a month with a similar limit
post #4271 of 14597
New feedback removal criteria takes effect today :

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/feedback-removal.html

What are the guidelines?

The following types of Feedback may be removed:

Feedback comments containing inappropriate content.

Allowed
This type of Feedback isn't removed:
Feedback comments containing accusatory language such as "fraud," "liar," "cheater," "scam artist," or "con man." Although this type of comment is strongly discouraged, it isn't removed unless it also contains content that isn't allowed.
Feedback comments containing URLs or links to eBay.com, PayPal.com, or Half.com.

Not allowed
This type of Feedback may be removed:
Feedback containing personally identifying information about another member, such as a member's address, phone number, email address, or real name. We may also remove Feedback that can be used to obtain personally identifying information about another member, such as a shipment tracking number.
Feedback not related to a sale, including a comment, reply, or follow-up related to a different sale.
Feedback containing political, religious, social, or other commentary, rather than genuine comments about a sale.
Feedback containing language that is profane, vulgar, obscene, or racist, as well as comments containing adult material or physical threats.
Negative Feedback comments that directly contradict a positive rating.
Feedback containing links or promotional language which encourages buyers to purchase outside of eBay.
Feedback that includes references to law enforcement investigations or eBay or PayPal investigations.
Feedback that is unrelated to a seller's performance.

Allowed
This type of Feedback isn't removed:
Feedback about a listing that omitted significant information about an item. For example:
A listing for a guitar omitted the information that there was a large crack in the headstock.
A listing for a toy in the original box omitted the information that the box was water-damaged.
Feedback about contradictory information in a listing's title, description, or photos. For example:
An item's condition is "used," but the photo is of a brand new item.
An item‘s condition is "like new," but the description states the item is in mint condition.

Not allowed
This type of Feedback may be removed:
Feedback that only refers to a listing's structured details (a drop-down menu, check box, or radio button), when there isn't contradictory language or photos in the description. Structured details include:
Item condition
Item specifics
Sales tax
Return policy
Combined postage
Accepted payments
Example: If an item was listed with Used selected as the Item Condition, and negative Feedback stated the item was "used," the Feedback is removed.
Negative Feedback stating a seller "did not respond," but we determine that the seller responded to the buyer's email in good faith, using member to member messages.
Negative Feedback as a result of the following situations:
A buyer requested the cancellation of the sale due to no fault of the seller, and the seller cooperated with the buyer's request.
A buyer made a request that was clearly different from what was stated in the listing, and the seller didn't accommodate the request. For example, a buyer left negative Feedback because they requested a different delivery method than what was offered in the listing, and the seller refused.
Negative or neutral Feedback related solely to:
Customs delays or customs fees.
Item non-delivery, when shipment tracking shows the item was delivered. Signature confirmation is required for items over $750.
Shipping time, when the item is Fast 'N Free.
An item's delivery time when a buyer provided an undeliverable address and the item was returned to the seller or held at the shipping facility.
An item's delivery time, when a buyer paid for an item more than 3 days after a sale was completed. (If a buyer is allowed to combine shipping on multiple purchases more than 3 days after a sale, negative Feedback may not be removed.)
Negative or neutral Feedback left when the seller won an eBay or PayPal Buyer Protection case.
Feedback left by members who violated certain rules or policies.
We may remove Feedback when:
A buyer provided incorrect contact information, which caused an issue during the sale.
A buyer didn't pay for an item.

Allowed
This type of Feedback isn't removed:
Negative Feedback due to an invalid phone number. The buyer and seller can still communicate through member to member messaging, so the Feedback won't be removed. However, we'll require members to update and verify their phone numbers prior to buying or selling again on eBay.
Feedback left for a buyer when member to member messages show that a buyer intended to pay for the item, and the seller didn't complete the unpaid item process.
Negative Feedback indicating a buyer canceled a transaction because a seller altered the item description or terms (for instance, delaying shipment or increasing shipping costs).

Not allowed
Negative Feedback left as a result of the following situations may be removed:
A buyer didn't pay for an item and an unpaid item case is recorded against the buyer.
Member to member messages show that a buyer had no intention of paying for an item.
Either member didn't meet the requirements to form a legally binding contract at the time the sale was completed or when Feedback was left.
A buyer or seller provided an invalid email address and couldn't be contacted at the time of the sale.
A buyer made an error while leaving Feedback or during the transaction.

Allowed
This type of Feedback isn't removed:
Negative Feedback left by a buyer when the comment isn'tclearly positive. Short, ambiguous comments from a buyer such as "thanks," "OK," or "item arrived," aren't considered "clearly positive" and aren't removed.

Not allowed
This type of Feedback may be removed:
The Feedback is for the wrong seller or wrong item.
Negative Feedback when the comment is clearly positive. Examples of clearly positive comments include "I really like the item, it's perfect," "My daughter is delighted," "Exactly what I was looking for," or "Thanks for the fast delivery and support!"
The buyer requested the cancellation of the transaction due to no fault of the seller, and the seller cooperated with the buyer's request.
A buyer requested shipment to an address other than the one specified during checkout or though PayPal.
A buyer provided the wrong shipping address.
We determine it's necessary and appropriate to remove Feedback and detailed seller ratings.

Allowed
Negative Feedback left as a result of the following situations won't be removed:
A minor event beyond the seller's control occurs, such as an electric outage that prevents the printing of shipping labels.
An eBay system issue which doesn't affect the buyer experience. For example, a seller is unable to list an item.

Not allowed
Negative or neutral Feedback left as a result of the following situations may be removed:
A major event beyond the seller's control, such as an earthquake or flood, is directly and solely responsible for a bad buyer experience. In these situations, we also remove low detailed seller ratings.
An eBay system issue is directly and solely responsible for a bad buyer experience. In these situations, we may also remove low detailed seller ratings.
PayPal places a hold on a payment and notifies the seller to delay shipping of an item, and the negative or neutral Feedback is a result of the delayed shipping.
We are provided with a valid court order requesting Feedback removal.
We receive a decision from NetNeutrals, via the Independent Feedback Review process, requesting Feedback removal.
Negative or neutral Feedback is a result of seller not leaving Feedback for a buyer.
Feedback and detailed seller ratings are removed or adjusted through an automated system.

Not allowed
Feedback from a buyer is removed or adjusted automatically in the following situations:
A buyer is suspended for behavior we find warrants removing all negative and neutral Feedback left for sellers. If any member is suspended within 90 days of registration, all Feedback left by that member is removed.
An eBay or PayPal Buyer Protection case is decided in a seller's favor.
There's a Global Shipping Program error. We may also remove or adjust low ship cost or ship time detailed seller ratings.
A buyer has shown a pattern of leaving disproportionately high rates of low Feedback or low detailed seller ratings.
A seller qualifies for an automatic 5-star detailed seller ratings, in the following categories, when:

Shipping and handling charges:
A seller offered free shipping, and we know the buyer chose that option.

Shipping time:
A seller specified same business day or one business day handling, uploaded tracking information within one business day of receiving cleared payment, and the item showed a delivery time of 4 days from receiving payment.
A seller's item was designated as Fast 'N Free, the seller uploaded tracking information, and the item was delivered within the stated handling time plus the estimated delivery time as specified by the carrier.

Communication:
A seller specified same business day or 1 business day handling, and uploaded tracking information within 1 business day.
At the time the buyer leaves Feedback:
There are no member to member messages initiated (Best Offers, Second Chance Offers, invoices, or invoice requests don't affect automatic 5-star eligibility), and
There are no eBay Buyer Protection or PayPal Purchase Protection cases opened before Feedback was left.
There are no requests for contact information between the buyer and the seller.
Reporting Feedback that qualifies for removal

You can report Feedback that you think may qualify for removal.
post #4272 of 14597
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

 

So...they sent the above chart in an email?

 

No, it's on my "Selling" page, right at the top.  Appeared there after I requested the limit increase - wasn't there prior:

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

New feedback removal criteria takes effect today :

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/feedback-removal.html
 

 

It is also somewhat retroactive, in that if eBay still has the history on the item incl. communications between you and the buyer (or seller) - usually 90 days ago or less - they can take action on it if it fits their expanded criteria.  I called yesterday to get a negative from Dec 2012 removed and they could not do it, but said they could if it were less than 90 days old.

post #4273 of 14597
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

New feedback removal criteria takes effect today :

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/feedback-removal.html

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

What are the guidelines?

The following types of Feedback may be removed:

Feedback comments containing inappropriate content.

Allowed
This type of Feedback isn't removed:
Feedback comments containing accusatory language such as "fraud," "liar," "cheater," "scam artist," or "con man." Although this type of comment is strongly discouraged, it isn't removed unless it also contains content that isn't allowed.
Feedback comments containing URLs or links to eBay.com, PayPal.com, or Half.com.

Not allowed
This type of Feedback may be removed:
Feedback containing personally identifying information about another member, such as a member's address, phone number, email address, or real name. We may also remove Feedback that can be used to obtain personally identifying information about another member, such as a shipment tracking number.
Feedback not related to a sale, including a comment, reply, or follow-up related to a different sale.
Feedback containing political, religious, social, or other commentary, rather than genuine comments about a sale.
Feedback containing language that is profane, vulgar, obscene, or racist, as well as comments containing adult material or physical threats.
Negative Feedback comments that directly contradict a positive rating.
Feedback containing links or promotional language which encourages buyers to purchase outside of eBay.
Feedback that includes references to law enforcement investigations or eBay or PayPal investigations.
Feedback that is unrelated to a seller's performance.

Allowed
This type of Feedback isn't removed:
Feedback about a listing that omitted significant information about an item. For example:
A listing for a guitar omitted the information that there was a large crack in the headstock.
A listing for a toy in the original box omitted the information that the box was water-damaged.
Feedback about contradictory information in a listing's title, description, or photos. For example:
An item's condition is "used," but the photo is of a brand new item.
An item‘s condition is "like new," but the description states the item is in mint condition.

Not allowed
This type of Feedback may be removed:
Feedback that only refers to a listing's structured details (a drop-down menu, check box, or radio button), when there isn't contradictory language or photos in the description. Structured details include:
Item condition
Item specifics
Sales tax
Return policy
Combined postage
Accepted payments
Example: If an item was listed with Used selected as the Item Condition, and negative Feedback stated the item was "used," the Feedback is removed.
Negative Feedback stating a seller "did not respond," but we determine that the seller responded to the buyer's email in good faith, using member to member messages.
Negative Feedback as a result of the following situations:
A buyer requested the cancellation of the sale due to no fault of the seller, and the seller cooperated with the buyer's request.
A buyer made a request that was clearly different from what was stated in the listing, and the seller didn't accommodate the request. For example, a buyer left negative Feedback because they requested a different delivery method than what was offered in the listing, and the seller refused.
Negative or neutral Feedback related solely to:
Customs delays or customs fees.
Item non-delivery, when shipment tracking shows the item was delivered. Signature confirmation is required for items over $750.
Shipping time, when the item is Fast 'N Free.
An item's delivery time when a buyer provided an undeliverable address and the item was returned to the seller or held at the shipping facility.
An item's delivery time, when a buyer paid for an item more than 3 days after a sale was completed. (If a buyer is allowed to combine shipping on multiple purchases more than 3 days after a sale, negative Feedback may not be removed.)
Negative or neutral Feedback left when the seller won an eBay or PayPal Buyer Protection case.
Feedback left by members who violated certain rules or policies.
We may remove Feedback when:
A buyer provided incorrect contact information, which caused an issue during the sale.
A buyer didn't pay for an item.

Allowed
This type of Feedback isn't removed:
Negative Feedback due to an invalid phone number. The buyer and seller can still communicate through member to member messaging, so the Feedback won't be removed. However, we'll require members to update and verify their phone numbers prior to buying or selling again on eBay.
Feedback left for a buyer when member to member messages show that a buyer intended to pay for the item, and the seller didn't complete the unpaid item process.
Negative Feedback indicating a buyer canceled a transaction because a seller altered the item description or terms (for instance, delaying shipment or increasing shipping costs).

Not allowed
Negative Feedback left as a result of the following situations may be removed:
A buyer didn't pay for an item and an unpaid item case is recorded against the buyer.
Member to member messages show that a buyer had no intention of paying for an item.
Either member didn't meet the requirements to form a legally binding contract at the time the sale was completed or when Feedback was left.
A buyer or seller provided an invalid email address and couldn't be contacted at the time of the sale.
A buyer made an error while leaving Feedback or during the transaction.

Allowed
This type of Feedback isn't removed:
Negative Feedback left by a buyer when the comment isn'tclearly positive. Short, ambiguous comments from a buyer such as "thanks," "OK," or "item arrived," aren't considered "clearly positive" and aren't removed.

Not allowed
This type of Feedback may be removed:
The Feedback is for the wrong seller or wrong item.
Negative Feedback when the comment is clearly positive. Examples of clearly positive comments include "I really like the item, it's perfect," "My daughter is delighted," "Exactly what I was looking for," or "Thanks for the fast delivery and support!"
The buyer requested the cancellation of the transaction due to no fault of the seller, and the seller cooperated with the buyer's request.
A buyer requested shipment to an address other than the one specified during checkout or though PayPal.
A buyer provided the wrong shipping address.
We determine it's necessary and appropriate to remove Feedback and detailed seller ratings.

Allowed
Negative Feedback left as a result of the following situations won't be removed:
A minor event beyond the seller's control occurs, such as an electric outage that prevents the printing of shipping labels.
An eBay system issue which doesn't affect the buyer experience. For example, a seller is unable to list an item.

Not allowed
Negative or neutral Feedback left as a result of the following situations may be removed:
A major event beyond the seller's control, such as an earthquake or flood, is directly and solely responsible for a bad buyer experience. In these situations, we also remove low detailed seller ratings.
An eBay system issue is directly and solely responsible for a bad buyer experience. In these situations, we may also remove low detailed seller ratings.
PayPal places a hold on a payment and notifies the seller to delay shipping of an item, and the negative or neutral Feedback is a result of the delayed shipping.
We are provided with a valid court order requesting Feedback removal.
We receive a decision from NetNeutrals, via the Independent Feedback Review process, requesting Feedback removal.
Negative or neutral Feedback is a result of seller not leaving Feedback for a buyer.
Feedback and detailed seller ratings are removed or adjusted through an automated system.

Not allowed
Feedback from a buyer is removed or adjusted automatically in the following situations:
A buyer is suspended for behavior we find warrants removing all negative and neutral Feedback left for sellers. If any member is suspended within 90 days of registration, all Feedback left by that member is removed.
An eBay or PayPal Buyer Protection case is decided in a seller's favor.
There's a Global Shipping Program error. We may also remove or adjust low ship cost or ship time detailed seller ratings.
A buyer has shown a pattern of leaving disproportionately high rates of low Feedback or low detailed seller ratings.
A seller qualifies for an automatic 5-star detailed seller ratings, in the following categories, when:

Shipping and handling charges:
A seller offered free shipping, and we know the buyer chose that option.

Shipping time:
A seller specified same business day or one business day handling, uploaded tracking information within one business day of receiving cleared payment, and the item showed a delivery time of 4 days from receiving payment.
A seller's item was designated as Fast 'N Free, the seller uploaded tracking information, and the item was delivered within the stated handling time plus the estimated delivery time as specified by the carrier.

Communication:
A seller specified same business day or 1 business day handling, and uploaded tracking information within 1 business day.
At the time the buyer leaves Feedback:
There are no member to member messages initiated (Best Offers, Second Chance Offers, invoices, or invoice requests don't affect automatic 5-star eligibility), and
There are no eBay Buyer Protection or PayPal Purchase Protection cases opened before Feedback was left.
There are no requests for contact information between the buyer and the seller.
Reporting Feedback that qualifies for removal

You can report Feedback that you think may qualify for removal.

 

Thanks Spoo!

 

Item non-delivery, when shipment tracking shows the item was delivered. Signature confirmation is required for items over $750.

 

Negative or neutral Feedback left when the seller won an eBay or PayPal Buyer Protection case.

 

 

These are the two most important I think....$750 though??/

post #4274 of 14597
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post



It is also somewhat retroactive, in that if eBay still has the history on the item incl. communications between you and the buyer (or seller) - usually 90 days ago or less - they can take action on it if it fits their expanded criteria.  I called yesterday to get a negative from Dec 2012 removed and they could not do it, but said they could if it were less than 90 days old.

Yeah, one of my 2 negatives (Thanks, burberry2) came with the comment "The sleeves were VERY short and jacket can't be worn as is" on an auction in which I provided photos and accurate measurements which clearly showed the length of the sleeves.

It's too old.
post #4275 of 14597

Just a quick (but enormous) thank you to those of you that have posted such useful info throughout this thread, plus answered some specific questions. Still a very small timer, but pretty happy with the result thus far and slowly working out the kinks. Thanks again!

 

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