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post #4921 of 14560
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

So just because someone submits an offer and you accept it, it's not actually sold? That's some bullshit... I understand the idea, but why wouldn't buyers just spam low ball offers on everything now?

Same reason they do/dont spam low ball offer now. Not really sure how this changes anything except pushing people to pay for items faster and reducing the time for the unpaid item reminder/cancel transcation/relist process.

post #4922 of 14560
Because an offer was a commitment to buy. There's no reason to make them confirm twice. The only reason it may work better is because ebay is broken already.
post #4923 of 14560
it works that way in jewelry i think ebay s trying to expand it to clothing, its not so bad if you think about it, it keeps pressure for other buyers, and avoids the whole non paying bidder routine that drags on for a week
post #4924 of 14560
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Because an offer was a commitment to buy. There's no reason to make them confirm twice. The only reason it may work better is because ebay is broken already.

Right, but this leaves the item available until payment is made, just as in BIN situation. Trying to put an end to the buyers who don't understand that a "commitment to buy" means they actually have to pay for the item. 

post #4925 of 14560
I'm not saying it doesn't work... I'm just sad that it's needed frown.gif
post #4926 of 14560

I'm finally listing a bunch of stuff. Props to you big time sellers. This is a ton of work.

 

Apparently I hadn't accepted the revised user agreement that was effective July 1. In accepting the agreement I was automatically enrolled in the GSP, which of course I don't want to be. I immediately went into my preferences to opt out, but it says I have to wait 24 hours since I just opted in by accepting the entire user agreement. Arrrgh. So my question is... if I upload a bunch of auctions tonight (while I'm allegedly opted into the GSP) will my opting out of GSP tomorrow be reflected in those listings such that I won't have to use GSP when those auctions close 10 days from now? Or does it not really matter because buyers will be less likely to choose it? I did also offer more traditional international shipping methods in the listings.

post #4927 of 14560

I have a Brooks Brothers blazer that doesn't have shoulder padding, but is lined and half-canvassed, made of a wool-alpaca blend...so it's not really fully unstructured like, say, a cotton or linen casual blazer would be.  Would it still be referred to as "unstructured", or something else like semi-structured?  Wondering how to describe it for eBay...

post #4928 of 14560
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

I have a Brooks Brothers blazer that doesn't have shoulder padding, but is lined and half-canvassed, made of a wool-alpaca blend...so it's not really fully unstructured like, say, a cotton or linen casual blazer would be.  Would it still be referred to as "unstructured", or something else like semi-structured?  Wondering how to describe it for eBay...

If it were my listing, it would say....

 

Fully Lined, Half Canvassed Jacket with Natural Shoulder.

 

Though I tend to stay away from "Half Canvassed" unless it's a line I know is actually half canvassed, since it is impossible to know for sure unless you deconstruct the chest of the jacket. 

post #4929 of 14560
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

If it were my listing, it would say....

 

Fully Lined, Half Canvassed Jacket with Natural Shoulder.

 

Ahhhh - "natural shoulder"!  That's the ticket - thanks!!

post #4930 of 14560

^^+1 like that "natural shoulder" idea^^

Is there any e-bay market for tuxedo jackets without the pants and if you have sold one, did it sit around for a long time before selling? I have an older Zegna tux jacket that is pretty standard. No vents, single button front (thank you scavenger hunt).

post #4931 of 14560

It will sell.

 

I sold a few orphan tuxedo jackets without any problems.

 

if doing BIN/OBO just price accordingly to sell.

post #4932 of 14560
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

I would say that is black.

Thanks for the input!
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Looks black to me too. Sometimes the lining can be a good indicator too. A lot of times a navy jacket will have a blue lining.

Also, I love this app for the iPhone.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-helper-4-men-picker/id590256915?mt=8

Thanks, Wes! I downloaded that too!
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

I third the black.  I have the same problem with blacks/navy blues, so I always take the item outdoors in the sunshine with another item I know to be black, and compare side-by-side that way.  Also, navy blue with a purple stripe doesn't sound like a common combination except in pimp suits (though, it is D&G so who knows)...

I never thought about that but that makes sense. TY
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Originally Posted by ScottW View Post

I'm finally listing a bunch of stuff. Props to you big time sellers. This is a ton of work.

Apparently I hadn't accepted the revised user agreement that was effective July 1. In accepting the agreement I was automatically enrolled in the GSP, which of course I don't want to be. I immediately went into my preferences to opt out, but it says I have to wait 24 hours since I just opted in by accepting the entire user agreement. Arrrgh. So my question is... if I upload a bunch of auctions tonight (while I'm allegedly opted into the GSP) will my opting out of GSP tomorrow be reflected in those listings such that I won't have to use GSP when those auctions close 10 days from now? Or does it not really matter because buyers will be less likely to choose it? I did also offer more traditional international shipping methods in the listings.

There's a way to do bulk editing. i did that for my listings that had GSP tied to it. I'd look into the help option
post #4933 of 14560

Hello gents. I sold and shipped an item back on July 18 and today August 29 I received the package (unopened) at my door with a "return to sender" sticker.

 

Buyer never contacted me about any issues nor did he leave any feedback. His shipping address is a federal building in Washington DC and apparently the tracking shows some odd info:

 

 

 

 

Forwarded

                                   August 10, 2013, 11:29 am                                     DPO, AA

     

Missent

August 9, 2013, 11:29 am

 

 
     

Arrival at Post Office

July 21, 2013, 10:34 am

WASHINGTON, DC 20018 

 
     

Depart USPS Sort Facility

July 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC 20018 

 
     

Processed through USPS Sort Facility

July 20, 2013, 10:40 am

WASHINGTON, DC 20018 

 
     

Depart USPS Sort Facility

July 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC 20066 

 
     

Processed through USPS Sort Facility

July 20, 2013, 2:09 am

WASHINGTON, DC 20066 

 
     

Electronic Shipping Info Received

July 18, 2013

 

I know refunding the buyer (less shipping cost) is the right thing to do since he doesn't have the goods he paid for- but some 40 days later, am I still obligated to?  I contacted him earlier today and have yet to hear from him.

post #4934 of 14560

Did Ebay recently make it easier for buyers not to pay for things they've committed to, or am I just having really bad luck right now?

I currently have six items "awaiting payment". Only one of them says that the payment is pending.

 

What gives? I've sent invoices to everyone except that one.

post #4935 of 14560
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Did Ebay recently make it easier for buyers not to pay for things they've committed to, or am I just having really bad luck right now?

I currently have six items "awaiting payment". Only one of them says that the payment is pending.

 

What gives? I've sent invoices to everyone except that one.

Recently? I don't know about that...there is no real punishment for not paying for something until you do it repeatedly, at least the way i understand it.  You can't leave negative feedback so the only people that ever know is EBAY.  It's a BS system

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