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post #646 of 18020
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Just got my first ever ebay case opened against me today. Buyer had sent message with this as the entire text "What if the pants don't fit?".
I responded "Resell them".
Buyer opens case stating that the pants are not the size represented in the auction and that I refused to take them back.
Dumb shit.
1. He didn't ask me to take them back.
2. He didn't tell me that the pants are not the size advertised. I seriously doubt that these made in the US BB Saxxon pants are not W32 as advertised.

Link to auction?

post #647 of 18020
Odd behavior by the buyer, but I have had one experience with mail order pants, purchased new from the online store, grossly mislabelled for size. The error would have been obvious to anyone who checked, but apparently no one did
So it does happen.

Entirely unrelated question for you eBay experts. On several occasions I have seen items BIN or OBO at double or triple the market value. A few times I offered a reasonable price. Everytime declined. Two things then happen: they ultimately sell for a market price, or they don't sell and get relisted. In the former case I have seen people pull it from BIN, put it on straight auction, and sell for less than I offered. The relistings I have seen put on for 30 days, expire, realist, and repeat, seemingly forever. No one is ever going to pay that price. I follow in fascination, but can anyone explain this behavior? I see this from experienced sellers with hundreds or thousands of sales. Any thoughts?
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I printed a bunch of labels on Monday for stuff I'd sold on the Bay, assuming I'd be able to get everything out the next day. Well, I had to go out of town unexpectedly so I wasn't able to ship Tuesday. Took them to USPS today and got a hard time about the date on the label. The guy took them but he said in the future, they will only accept the labels 1 day after the date on the label. Has anyone else encountered this? Does it really matter what date is on the label?

post #649 of 18020

Anyone know who ebay seller "enduringstyle" is? 

post #650 of 18020
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Link to auction?

I measured the pants. The measurements in the auction are correct.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320977556971?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1562.l2649
post #651 of 18020
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Originally Posted by ahk11 View Post

I printed a bunch of labels on Monday for stuff I'd sold on the Bay, assuming I'd be able to get everything out the next day. Well, I had to go out of town unexpectedly so I wasn't able to ship Tuesday. Took them to USPS today and got a hard time about the date on the label. The guy took them but he said in the future, they will only accept the labels 1 day after the date on the label. Has anyone else encountered this? Does it really matter what date is on the label?

I've never had an issue, and have shipped stuff 7+ days after I've printed the labels, BUT you are suppose to ship the day of the label. If you go to the USPS website and print a label (not though ebay) it actually gives you the option at the bottom of "what day it will ship" so you can select a date in the future if you know it's going to take a few days to ship the item.

post #652 of 18020
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Entirely unrelated question for you eBay experts. On several occasions I have seen items BIN or OBO at double or triple the market value. A few times I offered a reasonable price. Everytime declined. Two things then happen: they ultimately sell for a market price, or they don't sell and get relisted. In the former case I have seen people pull it from BIN, put it on straight auction, and sell for less than I offered. The relistings I have seen put on for 30 days, expire, realist, and repeat, seemingly forever. No one is ever going to pay that price. I follow in fascination, but can anyone explain this behavior? I see this from experienced sellers with hundreds or thousands of sales. Any thoughts?

 

No offense to the guy but look at Brianpore's auctions, granted not as egregious, but probably 1.75x market value.

post #653 of 18020
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Originally Posted by dbhdnhdbh View Post

Entirely unrelated question for you eBay experts. On several occasions I have seen items BIN or OBO at double or triple the market value. A few times I offered a reasonable price. Everytime declined. Two things then happen: they ultimately sell for a market price, or they don't sell and get relisted. In the former case I have seen people pull it from BIN, put it on straight auction, and sell for less than I offered. The relistings I have seen put on for 30 days, expire, realist, and repeat, seemingly forever. No one is ever going to pay that price. I follow in fascination, but can anyone explain this behavior? I see this from experienced sellers with hundreds or thousands of sales. Any thoughts?

 

No offense to the guy but look at Brianpore's auctions, granted not as egregious, but probably 1.75x market value.

 

I like to think I'm closer to market value on most stuff, but on the high end of the market, either way, it costs 20 cents to list it for 30 days. I'd rather let it sit there for 6 months till someone comes and uses the BIN or makes a fair offer then to run a reg auction and get stuck selling something for 1/2 of what I feel it is worth.

 

I am not sure what items your referring to at 2-3x market value (post some likes so we can see what your talking about).

 

PS - my barns are a steal if your in the market


Edited by Brianpore - 9/21/12 at 6:41pm
post #654 of 18020
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post


apparently, it doesnt need to be an item you are watching, because there is not a snowball's chance in hell i would ever consider owning this piece of jewelry, even for 1/1000th of current price

Im not sure if I like the public watch count at all.

In fact, I hate it.

And, you know you want that watch.
post #655 of 18020
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Im not sure if I like the public watch count at all.
In fact, I hate it.

Why?

post #656 of 18020
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Why?

I think it may turn bidders off - I have abnormally large watch counts and if thats public knowledge, it may dissuade a watcher thinking that its already on someones snipe list, as opposed to the sense of finding a "bargain".
post #657 of 18020
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I think it may turn bidders off - I have abnormally large watch counts and if thats public knowledge, it may dissuade a watcher thinking that its already on someones snipe list, as opposed to the sense of finding a "bargain".

Exactly right. As someone who only uses EBay as a buyer, I've used a website that provides watcher numbers on auctions (provided a bid has been placed) and it has certainly deterred me from bothering with many auctions assuming that many snipers will be waiting in the wings. Having said that, given that I think it utterly pointless to bid on an auction until the dying moments, EBay to me is really now a blind auction system where you have to choose the most you are happy paying.
Game-theoretically this can still yield, for the seller, the highest available price even though buyers aren't driven up by the momentum of the auction because the buyer willing to pay richly for an item will still bid, it really only discourages those who were hoping to make a steal.
post #658 of 18020
Lately I've been starting my bids at the least amount that I would be happy getting for the item. I may not kill it as often due to bidding wars, but I also don't have to feel let down when an item goes well below what it's worth to the right buyer. This have overall been a more suitable strategy for me.
post #659 of 18020
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I am not sure what items your referring to at 2-3x market value (post some likes so we can see what your talking about).

 

PS - my barns are a steal if your in the market

 

No, I dont think you are 2-3x market value, I said 1.75x.  It's fair, I understand your philosophy of finding the right buyer for the right item, and you spend a lot of time and effort on photography, I totally respect your business model.  

 

I would buy Spoo's hideous watch before I buy a barn! If you do happen to come across an MCM/Danish teak/walnut desk, give me a shout, I will drive to NJ for that!

post #660 of 18020
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Lately I've been starting my bids at the least amount that I would be happy getting for the item. I may not kill it as often due to bidding wars, but I also don't have to feel let down when an item goes well below what it's worth to the right buyer. This have overall been a more suitable strategy for me.

I think that a $.01 no reserve auction is best for a common item with broad appeal, a Brooks Brothers navy cashmere V-neck sweater in size M for example. For an obscure item the same strategy can get you burned.
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