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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Maybe I am missing the big picture here, besides him being a complete idiot. You seems to accept returns with in 14 days. Why dosnet he just ask to return it which is his right per the listing and send it back.

The thing is, I don't think he has actually read the listing or return policies yet. That sure would have been easier, but not so entertaining.

post #557 of 14467
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Being both old and classy, it is evidently not the appropriate garment for you.

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post #558 of 14467
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


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Too much?? I am fairly certain he will not pick up on the insult.

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Spoo, question for you....why do you take 1 or 2 nice pictures on the mannequin  and then the rest on the hanger? If you go though the effort to set it up, why not take all the pictures on the mannequin. Looks SOOO much better

 

Drooling over the 36R Canali jacket you just listed. Wish it was 36S

post #560 of 14467
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

On the other hand you may not click on listings that don't look appealing, and you'd likely be disappointed if you thought you were buying one color shirt and it turned out to be a different color altogether. Good pictures make a big difference for seller's sale prices, from my experience. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying I don't appreciate good pictures - I do - but I appreciate knowledgable text and detailed, honest information even more. But both is clearly the best scenario.

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On the other hand you may not click on listings that don't look appealing, and you'd likely be disappointed if you thought you were buying one color shirt and it turned out to be a different color altogether. Good pictures make a big difference for seller's sale prices, from my experience. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying I don't appreciate good pictures - I do - but I appreciate knowledgable text and detailed, honest information even more. But both is clearly the best scenario.

What's that saying.... oh yea, a pictures worth 1000 words. Especially true on ebay. I can spend 3 paragraphs talking about the details of the item, but instead take good pictures and provide measurements and note any flaws.That's about it. Leaves very little room for debate. Look at the pictures, know what your buying, know your measurements and I've never had a problem. 

 

That being said, here is my most recent template of how I list http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130766304215


Edited by Brianpore - 9/14/12 at 9:00am
post #562 of 14467
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Of course I would never refund moneys before receiving a return, but this was a reply to one of the feedbacks he left a previous seller.

Refunded buyer+ shipping, he emailed refusing to ship item back after I refunded

 

Wait a minute, he refuse to ship the item back after you've refunded him? WTF!!!??? Outrageous!!!

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

LOL...was a restaurant manager for 12 years. That happened every day.

 

 

Herre is the much anticipated reply.

 

Dear weso0119,

I typed the word VINTAGE into google and it came back many many different ways "classy" "expensive" "unique" "rare"
IT DOES NOT SAY VINTAGE ANYTHING VINTAGE IS 50 YEARS OLD FROM THE 1960, SO FOR ME TO ARGUE WITH YOU IS USELESS,
I 100% WANT MY MONEY BACK, BY THE WAY YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO PROFESSIONALLY PACKAGE AND SHIP IT, YOU PUT IT IN A GARBAGE
BAG AND A BROWN BOX THAT WAS CRUSHED A LITTLE, WHAT YOU SAID AND DID NOT SAY ON THIS SALE WAS WRONG AND FOR THAT I WANT MY BACK 100% ............


 

- mikeb.716
 
 
 
Those of you who have dealt with me know I do not use garbage bags for shipping. I use brand new/ unused thankyou branded shopping bags.

 

Goddamn stupid ebay buyers!!! Thanks for sharing the story, Wes.

post #563 of 14467
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Too much?? I am fairly certain he will not pick up on the insult.

I would have noticed that right away. But, Im not dumb enough to think your suit was new either lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Spoo, question for you....why do you take 1 or 2 nice pictures on the mannequin  and then the rest on the hanger? If you go though the effort to set it up, why not take all the pictures on the mannequin. Looks SOOO much better

Drooling over the 36R Canali jacket you just listed. Wish it was 36S

That Canali jacket is the motherfuckingtits. I wish it was a 40R! My consignors have great taste what can I say.

So yeah, the pics. I wish - but I can't get detail like I do with flash photography so I need natural light. Im not in love with them either and know i need a better set up - at minimum a better hanger. But, at the moment my volume is exceeding my time so I cant pause to reconfigure anything. On the other hand, I think that some of my popularity is attributable to my pics being a little off the studio setting. Same like my old template which was "homemade" looking. Dunno, could be totally wrong, but I think people dig the everyman thing more than the web store setup - especially when youre dealing with one of a kind, individual items. Not like DVDs and shit.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

But, at the moment my volume is exceeding my time so I cant pause to reconfigure anything. .

You need an intern. I'm dead serious. Go to a local business school or even undergrad business program and offer to make your business available to run an intern/externship. Small risk that you'll create local competition, but you may be able to solve that with a non-compete/nondisclosure agreement. In return, you get young, eager talent to do some of your more low-value add work. Bonus if they're well versed in tech, the arts or distribution channels -- may have a few good ideas to share with you.

My brother in law runs his own company. Very successful. But he can't break out of the model where he's doing most of the work, so he's hit a plateau in growth. I've been on him for years to find a much better "number two" person, to free him up to generate more business. You've become a choke point to your own success, I keep telling him.
post #565 of 14467
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I've been on him for years to find a much better "number two" person, to free him up to generate more business. You've become a choke point to your own success, I keep telling him.
I've seen this happen a number of times. And it can lead to a poor customer-service reputation due to neglected emails, etc.
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That Canali jacket is the motherfuckingtits. I wish it was a 40R! My consignors have great taste what can I say

Spoo, you got my info when you finally find a 5'7, 130 lb. Italian man with a huge wardrobe to consign!!!!!!! worship.gif 

post #567 of 14467
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

You need an intern. I'm dead serious. Go to a local business school or even undergrad business program and offer to make your business available to run an intern/externship. Small risk that you'll create local competition, but you may be able to solve that with a non-compete/nondisclosure agreement. In return, you get young, eager talent to do some of your more low-value add work. Bonus if they're well versed in tech, the arts or distribution channels -- may have a few good ideas to share with you.
My brother in law runs his own company. Very successful. But he can't break out of the model where he's doing most of the work, so he's hit a plateau in growth. I've been on him for years to find a much better "number two" person, to free him up to generate more business. You've become a choke point to your own success, I keep telling him.

Ive upped my wifes responsibilities tenfold since the "launch" in July, and while she is far from free lol8[1].gif she takes care of a hell of a lot. My kid is close to comprehension, but I dont think that shes quite ready to start listing yet. Though, she loves helping me measure!
post #568 of 14467
Welp. I am now the proud father of my very first eBay/Paypal dispute. Deets when I return home from this drunken weekend.
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Welp. I am now the proud father of my very first eBay/Paypal dispute. Deets when I return home from this drunken weekend.

Mazeltov!
post #570 of 14467
Results are in from my 5 ebay 10 day auctions starting at $.01 with no reserve. Every item brought a good price. My thought was that a total of $250 in bids would be OK. I ended up with $288 so I am happy with it. This was some no-big-deal new BB stuff; two pairs of pants, a couple of BF shirts and a pinstriped orphan suit coat.

If I had listed each of those items on fixed price auctions at the prices which they sold for I am convinced that they would all be unsold at this point. Giving buyers the possibility of getting a nice item for almost nothing gets plenty of interest.
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