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So because he is chinese you think the goods are in china? Who says his stock isn't in Germany already? Could have been an inventory error or that he thought he had a box of stock but it turned out to be something else
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

So because he is chinese you think the goods are in china? Who says his stock isn't in Germany already? Could have been an inventory error or that he thought he had a box of stock but it turned out to be something else

That was my assumption, that her goods were in Germany. In one of her messages, she says that she has to wait for the cargo.

Not that any of this really matters, the situation stands that I bought a product that would be shipped to me relatively close and would arrive by the end of the week. This isn't the case and I feel it was misrepresented. If an item is on back order in from any company with an unknown ship date, is it not reasonable to cancel the order?

I'm not sure why I need to justify myself or give the seller the benefit of the doubt.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

That was my assumption, that his goods were in Germany. In one of her messages, she says that she has to wait for the cargo.

Not that any of this really matters, the situation stands that I bought a product that would be shipped to me relatively close and would arrive by the end of the week. This isn't the case and I feel it was misrepresented. If an item is on back order in from any company with an unknown ship date, is it not reasonable to cancel the order?

I'm not sure why I need to justify myself or give the seller the benefit of the doubt.
Ah ok yeah shady then if then said waiting for shipment, I think if you just do the paypal item not received they should refund you faster as the funds would then be put on hold?
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Ah ok yeah shady then if then said waiting for shipment, I think if you just do the paypal item not received they should refund you faster as the funds would then be put on hold?

I'm reasonably confident that it would probably arrive at some point, I haven't had significant problems with drop shipments from China in the past. The seller has a relatively poor rating, mainly due to one product that doesn't always arrive, arrives broken, or arrives in a color other than what was ordered (some sort of LED speaker).

I would like to do an item not received, but I think it's too soon to do that as it was ordered only yesterday. I can wait a few days and file one, but I was hoping it would be simple enough for the seller to cancel the order and do a refund. They wouldn't be out seller fees and we wouldn't have to go through PayPal arbitration. Hopefully they'll go ahead and cancel it, but my last message with them was that they'd do it as soon as possible, which would have been about thirty seconds after they sent that message. However, nothing yet.
post #5540 of 15726
I have a bunch of stuff to list, I haven't gotten around to it lately because my thursday and sunday nights are always packed.

With the 1000000 free lisitings would it make more sense to list everything whenever I have the time during the week, instantly cancel the auctions then come back on sunday night and just press "relist" 30 times?
post #5541 of 15726
You can schedule the auction for the latest possible date, then just "edit" it to list immediately when you're ready for it to go up.... or just schedule it for Thursday... is that what you're asking?
post #5542 of 15726
I guess I was just thinking I could use the free listings to avoid the (40 cent?) scheduling fee.
post #5543 of 15726
Then use the edit method.
post #5544 of 15726

No.....it makes no sense. 

 

Because tonight is the last night for the 1000000 free listings

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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

I have a bunch of stuff to list, I haven't gotten around to it lately because my thursday and sunday nights are always packed.

With the 1000000 free lisitings would it make more sense to list everything whenever I have the time during the week, instantly cancel the auctions then come back on sunday night and just press "relist" 30 times?

 

Use a program like garagesale to post the listings when you want them to post. Not sure the windows equivalent.

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I'm reasonably confident that it would probably arrive at some point, I haven't had significant problems with drop shipments from China in the past. The seller has a relatively poor rating, mainly due to one product that doesn't always arrive, arrives broken, or arrives in a color other than what was ordered (some sort of LED speaker).

I would like to do an item not received, but I think it's too soon to do that as it was ordered only yesterday. I can wait a few days and file one, but I was hoping it would be simple enough for the seller to cancel the order and do a refund. They wouldn't be out seller fees and we wouldn't have to go through PayPal arbitration. Hopefully they'll go ahead and cancel it, but my last message with them was that they'd do it as soon as possible, which would have been about thirty seconds after they sent that message. However, nothing yet.

sorry to hear, Hander!

I would contact ebay and open a case. At the end of the day, a seller who lists something BIN or BINOBO should have the item READILY available to send within X days, typically 1-3 days. If he/she CANNOT send within that time period then he should have good business sense to refund the money. Just call ebay and get the money back. There is absolutely no reason why he should not refund the money unless if he's either 1. cash strapped or 2. being a pr*ck. Whichever the case, both are unacceptable reasons to not send the item UNLESS if he disclosed he couldnt PRIOR to purchasing.

Just my 2 cents
post #5547 of 15726

I've fallen way behind, just wanted to comment on some old news:

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Originally Posted by Acme View Post
 

 

$15 to dryclean one shirt? Really?

 

I don't do partial refunds. If I get a message like this I just tell them they're welcome to return the item for a refund.

 

I hope this helps you.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

Does sound kinda sketchy - NWT shirt with alleged stains, they want to give as a gift BUT also have it dry cleaned (thus no longer NWT) which will cost $15 (?!).

Agreed - no partial refund - either they ship back and get a full refund, or they keep the shirt and get nothing.

 

THIS!  Just had a guy open a case because a zipper on a pair of pants wasn't working properly, wanted me to pay for it. I offered full refund including return shipping.  He said never mind, he got it fixed for $15.  I assumed this was his way of trying to get me to give him a partial refund?  Dunno, and hate to think everyone is a dirtbag, but I was fairly certain that the zipper worked fine, and I would have expected the repair to cost more than $15, so I said thanks, please close the case.  He still hasn't, but I would assume the case will time out if he doesn't do anything.

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 A better option is to always use the same white balance settings. I believe that even most point and shoot cameras let you set the white balance. If you set it to 'flash' and leave it there while photographing indoors with a flash, you should get fairly consistent results. If you can do manual exposure, find a setting that gets you consistent results and remember that setting. As an example, my general 'Ebay sales photography' setting is: 1/30th at f/5.0 (ISO 200) with the white balance set for flash. I use an external flash, but a similar setting might work with a P&S as well. I never alter the colors before importing to Ebay. I've not had any complaints other than one where I didn't know the difference between burgundy and brown in dress shoes...

Nothing's 100%, but I've pretty much eliminated any post processing by setting the WB in camera.

 

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post
 

 

I also base my international shipping rates on Spoo's, but have found the last couple of times to be very close to losing money, especially if insurance is warranted. Admittedly these were to Australia and Japan, but unless you are going to go with ebay calculated rates, it is just too much hassle to distinguish by region in flat rate shipping. 

 

3lbs to Germany is ~28 first, 38 priority; 4lbs is $35 and $42, I believe.

I just let eBay charge actual on international shipping b/c I'm not that confident that I will get it right.  I've noticed that eBay overcharges, or they're charging what the rate will be if I didn't have my shipping discount.  Either way, I always come out ahead on international shipping.  If you want to cover yourself always, add in the handling charge for international shipping.

post #5548 of 15726

Garage Sale people: Is there a way to edit running auctions in Garage Sale, rather than eBay, or do you just have to edit in eBay once the auction starts?

post #5549 of 15726

Does this sound like feedback extortion?:

 

"Hi,
I received the polo coat today. For some reason it has a "old" type smell to it. Not sure if it because of the ziplock bag it was packed in or what. It is intolerable. But I like the coat... But not sure if I can deal with that."

 

:fu:

 

I tried that coat on and was face to face with it inpsecting it for stains (white rain coat) and didn't notice any odors.

 

I just responded offering a 10% refund that would cover a trip to the cleaners or offered to do a return and refund their $.  

post #5550 of 15726

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Originally Posted by shirtsnmor View Post
 

Does this sound like feedback extortion?:

 

"Hi,
I received the polo coat today. For some reason it has a "old" type smell to it. Not sure if it because of the ziplock bag it was packed in or what. It is intolerable. But I like the coat... But not sure if I can deal with that."

 

:fu:

 

I tried that coat on and was face to face with it inpsecting it for stains (white rain coat) and didn't notice any odors.

 

I just responded offering a 10% refund that would cover a trip to the cleaners or offered to do a return and refund their $.  

 

It doesn't sound like feedback extortion to me. It sounds like post sale discount extortion. Buyers like this are the reason I don't offer partial refunds.

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