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I just assumed it was recent because I haven't had this level of problem with non-paying buyers before.

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I'm about to list a vintage RMFB Gore-tex jacket in size 38. I'm thinking it might attract some attention from Japan, any tips on getting the right crowd? I haven't sold much on Ebay, but I do have a little feedback, and I've been selling clothes at another auction site for a few years, so not new to the trade. I just want to get some input from the experts on a garment that I'm not really used to handling.
I'll be shipping from Sweden, if it matters.
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Originally Posted by OliT View Post

I'm about to list a vintage RMFB Gore-tex jacket in size 38. I'm thinking it might attract some attention from Japan, any tips on getting the right crowd? I haven't sold much on Ebay, but I do have a little feedback, and I've been selling clothes at another auction site for a few years, so not new to the trade. I just want to get some input from the experts on a garment that I'm not really used to handling.
I'll be shipping from Sweden, if it matters.

I sold a Vintage RMFB Vest earlier this year. 

 

Here's what you do.

Clear, well thought out title. (do your research on the ones like it that sold the best)

Lots of pictures. 12 at minimum, plus extras in the description.

Honest description with detailed measurements

Make sure you have it set to allow international bidders.

 

That brand will sell itself, so don't sell yourself short. Mine sold for about $700....to Japan.

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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.

I'd probably wait 5 more days just to ensure you're in the clear. Message the buyer stating you're willing to reship the item if he pays for shipping again. If he requests his money back, send it back less shipping. If no response, I'd just move on...
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Loving that listing sale last night! I think I might even do a few 7 day listings on Sunday this week to take advantage of it a little more. That saved me over $100. 

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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.

Were they all auctions? I have 3 unpaid right now and all were from auctions that ended several days ago. Just one of the reasons I do fewer and fewer auctions. At least with BIN you can require immediate payment and, as was discussed earlier, the new OBO leaves the item listed until it's paid for.

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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?
 

Nothing changed on auctions - they still get 4 days to pay (if you are using the unpaid item assistant) before a non-paying case is opened...and then get another 4 days or whatever it is.  On OBO, their offer expires after 48 hours unless they reconfirm and pay, and it was not considered sold in the interim.  Sounds like a run of bad luck - upcoming holiday may have something to do with it.

 

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You can't leave negative feedback so the only people that ever know is EBAY.  It's a BS system

...hopefully people add non-paying bidders to the SF blacklist.  I do, and check it every so often for new additions, which I know works - had a buyer contact me asking why their were blocked - they had a non-pay over a year ago and I had added them from the SF block list.  They told me they had a problem back then, to check their feedback to see that they were back on track.  Unblocked, guy bid, won, paid in minutes.

 

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I sold a Vintage RMFB Vest earlier this year. 

 

That brand will sell itself, so don't sell yourself short. Mine sold for about $700....to Japan.

My ignorance showing - what is RMFB?

 

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Loving that listing sale last night! I think I might even do a few 7 day listings on Sunday this week to take advantage of it a little more. That saved me over $100. 

Was that for everyone, or by invitation?  I still have ~ 400 free listings to take advantage of - any length, any style, but only a few days left in which to do it before it expires (one of those invite-only deals).  Not gonna happen - no time.  I need to set up some new listings to be ready to go for when I get those offers from eBay, aside from just re-listing unsold stuff and adding a few new items.  Maybe over the holiday weekend, though I am planning a full-day road trip to my favorite out of state honey-hole on Sat and will likely hit more thrifts on the way back.  Might turn into a 2-day thrift bender.

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My ignorance showing - what is RMFB?

 

Was that for everyone, or by invitation?  I still have ~ 400 free listings to take advantage of - any length, any style, but only a few days left in which to do it before it expires (one of those invite-only deals).  Not gonna happen - no time.  I need to set up some new listings to be ready to go for when I get those offers from eBay, aside from just re-listing unsold stuff and adding a few new items.  Maybe over the holiday weekend, though I am planning a full-day road trip to my favorite out of state honey-hole on Sat and will likely hit more thrifts on the way back.  Might turn into a 2-day thrift bender.

Rocky Mountain Feather Bed - Vintage Puffer Vests and other outerwear went out of business in the Late 70's (It think). Reincarnated by a collector in Japan in the early 2000's

 

 

The sale is for all sellers I believe. Started last night, good thru the 4th.

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Rocky Mountain Feather Bed - Vintage Puffer Vests and other outerwear went out of business in the Late 70's (It think). Reincarnated by a collector in Japan in the early 2000's

 

 

Aha.  Good to know.  (just ran to check a 70's-era down jacket with zip-off sleeves I picked up a while ago - Powderhorn Mountaineering out of Jackson Hole - alas - was hoping it was RMFB but no such luck)

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RMFB was Jackson hole too.

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Hey guys,

2 things:

I have an 11 fold Bijan tie. There is no comparable item on ebay to judge a price. What do you guys think I should list it for?

Second... I have a rare find, a skinny (2 1/4") unlined Hermes. I have never seen one, it seems real to me (great build quality and silk), has anyone ever seen one? I cant imagine who would fake such a thing.

Here are some pics of it... help welcome.









post #4947 of 14597

Decided to break my normal 10 day Thursday to Sunday listing trend and relist some 7 day auctions tonight, to take advantage of the 500 extra free listings.

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


Second... I have a rare find, a skinny (2 1/4") unlined Hermes. I have never seen one, it seems real to me (great build quality and silk), has anyone ever seen one? I cant imagine who would fake such a thing.

Here are some pics of it... help welcome.
 







 

I wont claim to be the resident expert but any Hermes tie I ever saw had a line over the second E and I cant see one on this tie.

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^ Hermes is very real, very old. Probably from the 60s. Quality is fantastic, Ive sold a few last year.
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Finally grabbed a couple cheap clamp lights from Home Depot with some 500k 120w bulbs. Playing with angles and such trying to get rid of shadows. Hoping the improved pictures will help speed my early feedback acquiring days.

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