or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions - Page 350

post #5236 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by DandySF View Post

RockyTop - providing detailed measurements, rather than simply the labelled size, would prevent any surprise about the shirt's dimensions. Of course this is a learning for future transactions. If the buyer is going to provide negative feedback, then it's probably better to avoid that by offering some sort of accommodation, up to a full refund.

 

Yes, I'll definitely provide full measurements in the future.  And if they push the issue I will provide some kind of accommodation.

post #5237 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Anyone else having issues with package tracking? Two packages I sent Tuesday to the correct addressees (printed right off ebay) are listing delivery back at my house. Could be returned to sender but I don't see them. Skrange.

 

I just checked. Mine all seem to be on track.

post #5238 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I just checked. Mine all seem to be on track.

Thanks. My guy must have scanned them in wrong. Will be on the lookout for a "return to sender" anyway.
post #5239 of 15359

Wondering if any of you suit sellers would care to opine on the... suitability (pun unavoidable) of these two dress forms for photographing stuff. I need to buy soon. Closets are full, need to get listing.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300765337339

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271237278515

 

 

First one has a 38" chest and longer (taller; 29") torso.

Second one has 40" chest and only 22" tall torso.

 

Given the sizes I tend to pick up, I probably want the 40" but I'm wondering if you guys find extra torso length useful for staging suits with pants, or if you just photograph them separately.

 

Of course if you think there's a better dress form out there in approximately the same price range as the ones above, let me know that too.

post #5240 of 15359
Hello everyone,

I am pretty new to the thread. Let me start off by saying that I have learned a lot in my short time being here and I am thankful for that. Everyone seems really cool here and I have felt welcomed in my short time here. am not new to thrifting, but I have only been selling really heavy since the beginning of 2013. I have some questions and I would appreciate it if some of you out there could help. I am getting to a point where I am starting to sell a decent amount (to me) on eBay and I have a ton of great inventory yet to be sold. I am contemplating opening an eBay store. If I do that though, do I HAVE to make it official and register as a business? Do you guys recommend this? I know the big guys like Spoo and Wes are probably registered as businesses but are some of you guys who do 10-15 auctions a week like me registering as a business? It seems like it may be worth it. I figure if I'm going to be claiming this stuff as income and paying taxes on it, it may make sense to open an actual business.

I'm also nervous because I haven't really been keeping the best track of my receipts etc for 2013 but I really plan on bringing my eBay hobby to the next level so I will be meticulous from here on.

I have searched but I couldn't find a specific thread referencing this issue. Any help and or tips will be greatly appreciated. I look forward to becoming an active member of this thread as time goes on.

Btw, I realize that any advice that is given to me is just advice and it is ultimately my decision how to handle things going forward. Thanks everyone!!!'

Rob
post #5241 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by evolutionofRW View Post

Hello everyone,

I am pretty new to the thread. Let me start off by saying that I have learned a lot in my short time being here and I am thankful for that. Everyone seems really cool here and I have felt welcomed in my short time here. am not new to thrifting, but I have only been selling really heavy since the beginning of 2013. I have some questions and I would appreciate it if some of you out there could help. I am getting to a point where I am starting to sell a decent amount (to me) on eBay and I have a ton of great inventory yet to be sold. I am contemplating opening an eBay store. If I do that though, do I HAVE to make it official and register as a business? Do you guys recommend this? I know the big guys like Spoo and Wes are probably registered as businesses but are some of you guys who do 10-15 auctions a week like me registering as a business? It seems like it may be worth it. I figure if I'm going to be claiming this stuff as income and paying taxes on it, it may make sense to open an actual business.

I'm also nervous because I haven't really been keeping the best track of my receipts etc for 2013 but I really plan on bringing my eBay hobby to the next level so I will be meticulous from here on.

I have searched but I couldn't find a specific thread referencing this issue. Any help and or tips will be greatly appreciated. I look forward to becoming an active member of this thread as time goes on.

Btw, I realize that any advice that is given to me is just advice and it is ultimately my decision how to handle things going forward. Thanks everyone!!!'

Rob

 

Not sure if you've seen this yet, but it's helpful: 

http://www.fees.ebay.com/feeweb/feeillustrator

post #5242 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
 

Wondering if any of you suit sellers would care to opine on the... suitability (pun unavoidable) of these two dress forms for photographing stuff. I need to buy soon. Closets are full, need to get listing.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300765337339

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271237278515

 

 

First one has a 38" chest and longer (taller; 29") torso.

Second one has 40" chest and only 22" tall torso.

 

Given the sizes I tend to pick up, I probably want the 40" but I'm wondering if you guys find extra torso length useful for staging suits with pants, or if you just photograph them separately.

 

Of course if you think there's a better dress form out there in approximately the same price range as the ones above, let me know that too.

I have the 40" version of the first one. I don't see many 36-38 jackets so hasn't been a problem yet. You may also want to keep in mind Amazon which has this one in the same price range with free shipping.

post #5243 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Anyone else having issues with package tracking? Two packages I sent Tuesday to the correct addressees (printed right off ebay) are listing delivery back at my house. Could be returned to sender but I don't see them. Skrange.

 

My USPS letter-carrier scanned all mine backwards once as being "delivered' instead of picked up...and on tracking they said "delivered" to my city as opposed to en route to their destinations...which of course resulted in much merriment explaining what happened to the 8 or 10 buyers I shipped stuff to that day.  Might be what happened in your case. 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
 

Wondering if any of you suit sellers would care to opine on the... suitability (pun unavoidable) of these two dress forms for photographing stuff. I need to buy soon. Closets are full, need to get listing.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300765337339

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271237278515

 

 

First one has a 38" chest and longer (taller; 29") torso.

Second one has 40" chest and only 22" tall torso.

 

Given the sizes I tend to pick up, I probably want the 40" but I'm wondering if you guys find extra torso length useful for staging suits with pants, or if you just photograph them separately.

 

Of course if you think there's a better dress form out there in approximately the same price range as the ones above, let me know that too.

 

I've got a 38" pretty much the same as the first one, purchased from Stamps Store Fixtures locally (they do ship - you can get a quote on their site).  I've been happy with the 38" for sport coats up to about a 44 or 46 - bigger than that and they hang all wonky even with pinning...well, I don't pin - I use a bunch of miniature chip-clip type thingers.  

 

For suits, I hang the pants on a separate clothing valet I picked up at Goodwill for a few bucks - I taped a cardboard tube from a dry cleaner hangar onto the top which holds the pants in place since it has that semi-sticky stuff on it.  Probably looks jerry-rigged but does the trick for me, for the main eBay photo: 

 

post #5244 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

A new low for me...will be listing female contraceptive sponges this evening on eBay (not thrifted / not used!).  Were on close-out at my local pharmacy, quick eBay app search said I could prolly get 4x the price, so why not?  But just - really - what won't I try to make a buck off of?  Sigh.

 

Then I finally get around to photographing and listing some Pantherella socks, using the little wooden platform I made a while ago, and in searching prices I find that I have basically duplicated Wes' listing - title, photos, and price - purely by chance.  So I change it up a bit, and mine are a different size so I won't be stepping on his toes (sock humor).   

I seriously thought you were joking, than I went to your eBay page...

 

post #5245 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

But what about that one bit of negative feedback??? Hmm? Hmmmmm???

he was upset at the customs charges in Thailand.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Anyone else having issues with package tracking? Two packages I sent Tuesday to the correct addressees (printed right off ebay) are listing delivery back at my house. Could be returned to sender but I don't see them. Skrange.


happened to like 10 of my packages last week. USPS glitch.
post #5246 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
 

Wondering if any of you suit sellers would care to opine on the... suitability (pun unavoidable) of these two dress forms for photographing stuff. I need to buy soon. Closets are full, need to get listing.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300765337339

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271237278515

 

 

First one has a 38" chest and longer (taller; 29") torso.

Second one has 40" chest and only 22" tall torso.

 

Given the sizes I tend to pick up, I probably want the 40" but I'm wondering if you guys find extra torso length useful for staging suits with pants, or if you just photograph them separately.

 

Of course if you think there's a better dress form out there in approximately the same price range as the ones above, let me know that too.

I know this wasnt your question but its worth getting a good quality one. I bought one for 60$ on ebay and it doesn't stand straight anymore after a few weeks. The one I got had a metal pole from top to bottom. Maybe the wooden base is sturdier. Don't waist your money on a bad one.

post #5247 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

But what about that one bit of negative feedback??? Hmm? Hmmmmm???

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

he was upset at the customs charges in Thailand.


I was joking, of course - I hope that came through in my comment (perhaps I should have used a smilie).

1 bit of negative feedback out of 10 000 transactions is outstanding. There are, unfortunately, some people whom you just cannot please.
post #5248 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

I seriously thought you were joking, than I went to your ebay page.

No joke...Unfortunately. and now I see I've been undercut on pricing. Oh well.
post #5249 of 15359
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
 

Wondering if any of you suit sellers would care to opine on the... 

 

I bought one with wheels on the base, that's been pretty convenient for spinning it around to take a photo of the back of the suit, and for rolling it into the closet to put it away. I photograph pants separately, it's way too much work to take the mannequin off the base and put pants on for each and every suit. Hope that helps, and good luck.

post #5250 of 15359
I don't know where to get them from, but you can get mannequins that have a bar below the body so that you can easily display the trousers as well as the jacket:

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions