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By the way, what do you guys think of Turbolister?

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Worked for me in the Used condition...

 

Reis New Haven Tie 

 

I got the error message, but then just hit submit.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

Is anyone else having trouble with Ebay right now?

 

I'm working on listing a few things and the 'Sell' link at the top right of the page seems to come and go. And the sell page is REALLY slow when it does work.

 

Looks like they moved it to the left side, though I can't remember the last time I actually started a listing from that link.

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Looks like they moved it to the left side, though I can't remember the last time I actually started a listing from that link.

 

 Hah, I didn't even notice that... I added the sell page to one of my bookmarks folders so I can get to it that way...

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Just stumbled on your post while looking for something else and I'm wondering about ebay blocking. Yesterday I was blocked from bidding on an item and have no clue why other than I was persistent in asking questions when the seller didn't reply after 4 days. I wasn't rude or disrespectful an any way...what's up with that????

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hmmm. link? Tracking number shows what kind of service they used and/or when it should be delivered?

 

 

lol8%5B1%5D.gif As mentioned just a few posts up, its much harder to have someone offer MORE then you are asking. It really comes down to a numbers game and finding the right person for the right suit.  Like in life, most people put more value on something they want to buy then something they are trying to sell so it is not as much lowering the price (as long as you are near market value) then it is just finding the right person for the item you are selling. That right person might take 2 weeks, a year or 5 years to find you, but when they do, they will pay a high fair market price for the item. The question is do you want to wait that long and what is your time/money worth. We are talking about small $ here, but add some zeros and the same concept is true.

 

That all said, I am not even sure if these suits are near market value and bespoke suits themselfs are very hard to sell in general. Asking extremely high prices (I assume these are not Savile Row Bespoke) is a lot.

 

From a buyers point of view, offer $100 or $200 and worst thing they can say is no. There really is no down side. Are you that worried about offending a faceless person on the internet? Just dont get all bummed if they turn your offer down.

Apparently, from what I'm learning, there is a downside, Brianpore. The seller can block you. Am I not right?

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the guy didn't feel like dealing with you
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What would you do?

A buyer who took forever to pay for a suit just mailed the suit back to me—no eBay message, no note in the box, not a word. I don't accept returns, unless an item wasn't as described.

I pretty much always give a refund when it's requested, despite my stated policy. But usually the person at least makes up a thin excuse first. Do I even bother asking what's up and explaining the return policy? Or should I save myself the trouble and issue the refund?
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What would you do?

A buyer, who took forever to pay for a suit, just mailed the suit back to me—no eBay message, no note in the box, not a word. I don't accept returns, unless an item wasn't as described.

I pretty much always give a refund when it's requested, despite my stated policy. But usually the person at least makes up a thin excuse first. Do I even bother asking what's up and explaining the return policy? Or should I save myself the trouble and issue the refund?

 

 

 I'd be tempted to play dumb until he contacted me. Then remind him that you don't have a return policy.

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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?

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GarageSale_Users/info is the link to the GarageSale user group on Yahoo. 

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http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GarageSale_Users/info is the link to the GarageSale user group on Yahoo. 

 

Thanks very much. Should I assume then that no one here knows the answer to the original question?

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Just stumbled on your post while looking for something else and I'm wondering about ebay blocking. Yesterday I was blocked from bidding on an item and have no clue why other than I was persistent in asking questions when the seller didn't reply after 4 days. I wasn't rude or disrespectful an any way...what's up with that????

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+1

 

I had a few hundred things to list and only got 50 done in the last week. Even that stopped feeling like a hobby and more like work...

 

Of course a lot of this is stuff from when I first started thrifting that I would never buy now. Brooks Brothers traditional shirts, Columbia shirts, even a few BR pants... Once I clear that stuff out by selling it for cost on eBay to bump up my feedback or re-donating it I think I will be much happier. My current thrifting I leave with a lot less than I used to but much higher quality so less to list and more profit for my Ferrari (Beach Condo down payment in 10 years or so when my kids are out of the house).

 

Ditto that - in going through stuff I didn't feel like listing originally, I found a few things I'd rather keep for myself than sell at cost or spend the time listing to only make a few $.  Other things I now know better than to list to begin with and will just redonate and get the receipt.  Fighting the urge to think "well, maybe someone will want this thing" and not even bothering with a lot of stuff.

 

 

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Pro tip: Organize your inventory into similar items as specifically as possible. Like white shirts or non-iron shirts or better yet, non-iron white shirts. Then use the sell similar feature to prepopulate most of the listing. Make sure that you develop a systematic way to enter the differences between the items so you cut out inaccuracies in the listings. This method saves a lot of time.

 

Another ditto - I started doing that recently and it's been a decent time-saver.  I do it by category - dress shirts, or casual long-sleeve shirts, etc...plus I'm sort of anal and like seeing them all orderly in my scheduled / active listings now.

 

Another thing I started doing, since I almost never get buyers who buy multiple items, is packing an item as soon as it has a bid, with a note on it letting me know what it is / what I paid (for later record-keeping).  There was a user here who pre-packed everything whether it had bids or was even listed yet, and Wes who has his secondary rack for items with bids but cannot pack until paid due to buyers purchasing multiples...this has been a happy medium for me and saves me a lot of time Sunday nights / Mondays after auctions end.  

 

 

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Yes, this.

 

There are several tricks that help.

 

Play games like once I get up to ten of a specific item (shirts, or blazers, or suits), I'll stop and spend a couple hours listing all of that particular item. Or my favorite, no shopping 'til I've listed what I just brought home.

 

Have a well organized space for your stuff, one you like to spend time in. After a while, you may find that you'd actually prefer to check your store and list a few items rather than watching another rerun on TV.

 

Learn to love the validation of getting paid for one of your finds. That's the best listing motivator I can think of.

 

I like this as well.  Once you get into a groove it's easy to keep going.  And,. I'm not too particularly upset if something doesn't sell or gets no bids - it sits in my "unsold" area for when I get one of the eBay "list a million for free" promos and I can relist a slew of stuff in no time.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

What would you do?

A buyer who took forever to pay for a suit just mailed the suit back to me—no eBay message, no note in the box, not a word. I don't accept returns, unless an item wasn't as described.

I pretty much always give a refund when it's requested, despite my stated policy. But usually the person at least makes up a thin excuse first. Do I even bother asking what's up and explaining the return policy? Or should I save myself the trouble and issue the refund?

 

I would wait for the buyer to contact me (you) re: the reason for return.  If that doesn't happen, and their SNAD time expires, they don't get a refund.  Apparently they think you are Zappo's.  You won't teach them a lesson, but if they did not open a case, did not ship it back with a tracking # etc, you don't owe them a refund at the moment.

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Originally Posted by PJShep View Post
 

Just stumbled on your post while looking for something else and I'm wondering about ebay blocking. Yesterday I was blocked from bidding on an item and have no clue why other than I was persistent in asking questions when the seller didn't reply after 4 days. I wasn't rude or disrespectful an any way...what's up with that????

 

 

As a seller, I had an eBay user recently ask me if I could make him a better price on a $65 tie.  I wrote back saying I will not make much on it at the current price, due to free shipping and it comes with a tie keep so I would have to pack it special etc and not use free USPS supplies - I'm sorry but the price is the price on this particular tie.  The guy wrote back asking if I would accept $40 for it with shipping - basically saying "I don't care if you lose money on it - I want you to pay me to take this tie off your hands".  I blocked him because it was a jerky thing to do on his part, in my mind.

  

As a buyer, I have dealt with sellers that have so many things listed that they cannot keep up with questions and simply ignore them all - that might have been the case here - no idea.  But it's one thing to ignore vs. go out of your way to block someone.

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I thought all Buy It Now items remained listed until the buyer actually made payment? Definitely not the case for me - maybe I misunderstood that policy.

I had one buyer go completely ape shit because I told him I needed to ship his item to the confirmed address. His messages bordered on harassment (with absolutely zero provocation from me), so I went ahead and reported him. Add these two names to your block list:

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