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post #6166 of 18150
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I allow returns with a small restocking fee only because in my experience a no returns policy leads to negative feedback. My .5% negative feedback and two neutrals all follow the same story: Buyer doesn't read description or doesn't understand measurements, buyer want to return in spite of "no return" policy, bad feedback. And we all know that a buyer can always force returns with a full refund unless you have clear photos of every square inch of the item.

For me, the minor hassle of a return is better than the major hassles of negative feedback or having a return rammed down my throat.

If I am missing something here or if ebay has changed a policy without my noticing, let me know.

+1

 

Managed return program = minimal hassle.

 

Buyer starts return, you get notified.

Buyer prints label and ships, you get notified.

Item arrives, you get notified.

You check item out.

You click one button to refund item, with or without restocking fee.

Redirected immediately to relist page.

 

You don't even have to send a single message to the buyer. Love it.

post #6167 of 18150
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

+1

 

Managed return program = minimal hassle.

 

Buyer starts return, you get notified.

Buyer prints label and ships, you get notified.

Item arrives, you get notified.

You check item out.

You click one button to refund item, with or without restocking fee.

Redirected immediately to relist page.

 

You don't even have to send a single message to the buyer. Love it.

 

Do I need a store for this? Sounds sick.

post #6168 of 18150
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

+1

 

Managed return program = minimal hassle.

 

Buyer starts return, you get notified.

Buyer prints label and ships, you get notified.

Item arrives, you get notified.

You check item out.

You click one button to refund item, with or without restocking fee.

Redirected immediately to relist page.

 

You don't even have to send a single message to the buyer. Love it.


has worked out well for me the one time it was initiated.

post #6169 of 18150
Plus. You get a credit of your fees right away. No more waiting a week for the buyer to accept the cancellation. Or worse yet deny it.
post #6170 of 18150
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post
 

 

Do I need a store for this? Sounds sick.

Available to all sellers.

 

http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/shipping/managedreturnsfaq.html

post #6171 of 18150
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

The amount I might loose out on is not worth the returns for me and not having a return policy has saved me at least 10 returns (mostly for stupid people they did not read the listing). You also do get a discount on the final value fee (10%-25%) I think, but that is saving me 1-2.5% on the auction so to offer returns for everyone, I save $1-$2.5 per $100 I sell. Not worth it IMO.


Wes might have better data then me... Spoo also has no returns so it can't hurt you THAT much lol

 

 

Ok, here are my numbers for the last 3 months.

 

First Top Rated Seller program deets...

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/top-rated.html

 

The 20% discount on the final value fees is great. But you also get added savings on USPS shipping cost as well as preferred listing placement for your auctions.

 

July 

Sales                                        $ 8,484.30

Total Ebay Fees                           $1238.94

Top Rated Seller Discount             $ 132.45

Number of Returns                                  4

Returns Value                              $  221.12 

# of Returns w/ restocking fee                  4

Restocking fee value                            $ 22

+/- upon relisting                               +$123

 

August 

Sales                                        $10,943.48

Total Ebay Fees                           $1698.28

Top Rated Seller Discount             $ 180.40

Number of Returns                                   9

Returns Value                               $ 680.03  

# of Returns w/ restocking fee                  8

Restocking fee value                           $ 63

+/- upon relisting                              +$ 26

 

September        

Sales                                        $12,171.25

Total Ebay Fees                           $1750.24

Top Rated Seller Discount             $ 197.44 

Number of Returns                                13

Returns Value                              $ 797.77

# of Returns w/ restocking fee                13

Restocking fee value                           $ 80

+/- upon relisting                              +$ 76

 

In summary, in the last 3 months, by maintaining Top Rated Status and having a hassle free return policy I have saved/gained...

 

$735 not including the added shipping discounts, or even mentioning the added sales from buyers looking for peace of mind.

All but $10 of my original shipping and fees were at least covered by the restocking fees and fee reimbursement.

 

Approximately 2.3% of my total sales. (Brian was right on the money)

 

It really didn't require much more time either. Re-list with a click of a button. Re-ship when re-sold in the same packaging.

post #6172 of 18150
ffffuuuu.gif Just saw a buyer left me neutral feedback with comment "You paid less than I did?"

I sold her a pair of NIB Vans shoes that were too big for my wife and stupidly left the receipt in the box. I bought them for $15, sold them for $20 via OBO. After Ebay fees, Paypal fees and undercharging for shipping (which the buyer thought was still too expensive) I lost over $3 on them.

Just venting...
post #6173 of 18150
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Originally Posted by jreigen View Post

ffffuuuu.gif Just saw a buyer left me neutral feedback with comment "You paid less than I did?"

I sold her a pair of NIB Vans shoes that were too big for my wife and stupidly left the receipt in the box. I bought them for $15, sold them for $20 via OBO. After Ebay fees, Paypal fees and undercharging for shipping (which the buyer thought was still too expensive) I lost over $3 on them.

Just venting...

What you paid is irrelevant. I am pissed for you. I suppose that should be my feedback for every single transaction I have ever done.

post #6174 of 18150
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

What you paid is irrelevant. I am pissed for you. I suppose that should be my feedback for every single transaction I have ever done.

Isn't leaving neutral or neg feedback based on the price grounds for removal? If not it should be - no one forced them to buy it...
post #6175 of 18150
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

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Ok, here are my numbers for the last 3 months.

First Top Rated Seller program deets...
http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/top-rated.html

The 20% discount on the final value fees is great. But you also get added savings on USPS shipping cost as well as preferred listing placement for your auctions.

July 
Sales                                        $ 8,484.30
Total Ebay Fees                           $1238.94
Top Rated Seller Discount             $ 132.45
Number of Returns                                  4
Returns Value                              $  221.12 
# of Returns w/ restocking fee                  4
Restocking fee value                            $ 22
+/- upon relisting                               +$123

August 
Sales                                        $10,943.48
Total Ebay Fees                           $1698.28
Top Rated Seller Discount             $ 180.40
Number of Returns                                   9
Returns Value                               $ 680.03  
# of Returns w/ restocking fee                  8
Restocking fee value                           $ 63
+/- upon relisting                              +$ 26

September        
Sales                                        $12,171.25
Total Ebay Fees                           $1750.24
Top Rated Seller Discount             $ 197.44 
Number of Returns                                13
Returns Value                              $ 797.77
# of Returns w/ restocking fee                13
Restocking fee value                           $ 80
+/- upon relisting                              +$ 76

In summary, in the last 3 months, by maintaining Top Rated Status and having a hassle free return policy I have saved/gained...

$735 not including the added shipping discounts, or even mentioning the added sales from buyers looking for peace of mind.
All but $10 of my original shipping and fees were at least covered by the restocking fees and fee reimbursement.

Approximately 2.3% of my total sales. (Brian was right on the money)

It really didn't require much more time either. Re-list with a click of a button. Re-ship when re-sold in the same packaging.

Can a buyer still leave negative feedback if they return an item? My fear would be that a buyer would be pissed about having to pay the restocking fee, and they'd leave negative feedback because of it.

I have tried to reach a middle ground by leaving the no returns, but including a clause in my terms that says something like "if you aren't 100% satisfied, please contact us prior to leaving feedback."
post #6176 of 18150
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Originally Posted by suited View Post


Can a buyer still leave negative feedback if they return an item? My fear would be that a buyer would be pissed about having to pay the restocking fee, and they'd leave negative feedback because of it.

I have tried to reach a middle ground by leaving the no returns, but including a clause in my terms that says something like "if you aren't 100% satisfied, please contact us prior to leaving feedback."

It is clearly stated, by ebay, on each of my listings.

 

 

However, if there is the least bit of resistance, I just do a 100% refund. It's a simple check box in the return window. Also, if the item was $500 or something, I'm not charging them $50 to return it. Really just enough to cover my original free shipping.

post #6177 of 18150
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

It is clearly stated, by ebay, on each of my listings.

 

 

However, if there is the least bit of resistance, I just do a 100% refund. It's a simple check box in the return window. Also, if the item was $500 or something, I'm not charging them $50 to return it. Really just enough to cover my original free shipping.

I have the same thing but it's mostly just to deter try-on buys. I don't think I've ever done the restocking fee yet although I've only had 3 returns.

post #6178 of 18150
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post
 

I have the same thing but it's mostly just to deter try-on buys. I don't think I've ever done the restocking fee yet although I've only had 3 returns.

As you can see above, 25 out of my last 26 returns were due to fit, hence a restocking fee.

 

Two weeks ago I had a return because a belt didn't fit properly. WTF?

 

Thought that was crazy....until this weekend I got a return because a tie bar doesn't fit. Lol

post #6179 of 18150
Yeah my restocking fee is just a deterrence measure, which has seemed to work ok, I've never actually withheld it.
post #6180 of 18150
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

It is clearly stated, by ebay, on each of my listings.
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However, if there is the least bit of resistance, I just do a 100% refund. It's a simple check box in the return window. Also, if the item was $500 or something, I'm not charging them $50 to return it. Really just enough to cover my original free shipping.

I see. Maybe us flat earthers will join you soon enough. I'd be interested in hearing why Spoo doesn't offer returns - I assume it's because he sells so many high-end women's items.
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