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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Can you explain how you do this? Do you assign a number to each item upon purchasing?  

 

Believe it or not, while I probably have one of the most extensive inventory "collections" in this group, I have no orderly inventory system in place. I basically memorize where I put everything.

 

I do something similar, but not packaged.

 

I assign a number to each item as I list them (serial number based on the date of listing). This gives me three things: peace of mind that I've picked the right item to ship, a really easy way to tell how long something has been active on Ebay, and easier tracking of sales since I use an Excel spreadsheet to track sales.

post #6842 of 11979
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

 

Again, feedback on look/feel/content or anything that helps me improve I will gratefully accept. 

 

jb

 

My $0.02: First off, your pages look really great! On my computer, the square image looks better. On my iPhone, the rectangular image looks better. Considering a lot of people search eBay on their phones, I would just stick with the photo straight from your camera.

post #6843 of 11979
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

 

My $0.02: First off, your pages look really great! On my computer, the square image looks better. On my iPhone, the rectangular image looks better. Considering a lot of people search eBay on their phones, I would just stick with the photo straight from your camera.

+1, I was going to say the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

Although in the search listings the square look better..

 

post #6844 of 11979
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

Brian - your auction template and pics are amazing.  I was lurking your auctions last week, really impressive!  I also like that you have the ebay pics for the mobile guys and good sized pics in the auction.  Absolutely the way to go IMO.

Thanks. It takes extra time as I need to upload all the pictures to photobucket then copy them over to the html on ebay but I think its worth it. I'm sure there is a quicker way but dont have a mac or garage sale.

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

 

My $0.02: First off, your pages look really great! On my computer, the square image looks better. On my iPhone, the rectangular image looks better. Considering a lot of people search eBay on their phones, I would just stick with the photo straight from your camera.

+1, I was going to say the same thing.

 

I use the square photo when I can for the 1st image in the listing and then rectangular images for all the rest. I think the square image lets you shower a larger item in the search page as it fills up the entire area.

post #6845 of 11979

Pardon me if this is covered elsewhere, but can anyone tell me off the top of their head how many Seller feedbacks you need to be a top-rated seller?

*Also, at what point does PayPal stop holding your funds for 1 to 3 weeks?

post #6846 of 11979
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

Pardon me if this is covered elsewhere, but can anyone tell me off the top of their head how many Seller feedbacks you need to be a top-rated seller?

*Also, at what point does PayPal stop holding your funds for 1 to 3 weeks?

100 transactions, 1000 dollars, 98% feedback, 90% shipping info uploaded within stated handling time

post #6847 of 11979

FYI - You can open unpaid item cases after 48 hours. I changed it to open the case after 48 hours to get the process started asap.

post #6848 of 11979
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post
 

100 transactions, 1000 dollars, 98% feedback, 90% shipping info uploaded within stated handling time

Thanks!

What does this mean:  "90% shipping info uploaded within stated handling time"? Just making sure that you are keeping your 1 day turn around promise?

post #6849 of 11979
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

Thanks!

What does this mean:  "90% shipping info uploaded within stated handling time"? Just making sure that you are keeping your 1 day turn around promise?

 

You need to upload the tracking number within your stated handling time. So if it's one day you have one day to upload your tracking information. Also you have to have same or 1 day handling for top rated status.

post #6850 of 11979
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Thanks. It takes extra time as I need to upload all the pictures to photobucket then copy them over to the html on ebay but I think its worth it. I'm sure there is a quicker way but dont have a mac or garage sale.

 

I use the square photo when I can for the 1st image in the listing and then rectangular images for all the rest. I think the square image lets you shower a larger item in the search page as it fills up the entire area.

wow, I thought you used the Plank's theme in GarageSale. 

 

I guess Garagesale simplifies it because you can open a photo browser that grabs the folder structure from iPhoto. You select the raw photos and place them in the place holder, and GS re-sizes the photos to ebay max size. 

 

I have noticed that your photos are large. That's the main downside of the new theme I chose for my store. The side bar goes all the way down which limits the width of the photos. Its the one downside so far. 

 

for all of you other guys who suggested stuff.

 

Jgill......corrected the spelling.

 

Wes and MMM, thank you for the feedback on the photo format. I never thought of looking at it on my iPhone or iPad until you mentioned it. since most people first see you in the search results, I'm going to stay with square for a while and see how it goes.

 

I've learned a lot about GS, replacing images and tweaking stuff in the standard templates and the markup language. not straight forward, but pretty fast once you have it. The best thing was learning how to apply a template change to an entire set of auctions and not having to go into everyone and make the changes. 

post #6851 of 11979
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post
 

 

You need to upload the tracking number within your stated handling time. So if it's one day you have one day to upload your tracking information. Also you have to have same or 1 day handling for top rated status.

if you use the ebay mail labels, doesn't that track it automatically for you?

post #6852 of 11979
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

if you use the ebay mail labels, doesn't that track it automatically for you?

 

Yes, the tracking # is automatically uploaded when you buy the label thru eBay.

post #6853 of 11979
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Thanks. It takes extra time as I need to upload all the pictures to photobucket then copy them over to the html on ebay but I think its worth it. I'm sure there is a quicker way but dont have a mac or garage sale.

 

I use the square photo when I can for the 1st image in the listing and then rectangular images for all the rest. I think the square image lets you shower a larger item in the search page as it fills up the entire area.

wow, I thought you used the Plank's theme in GarageSale. 

 

I guess Garagesale simplifies it because you can open a photo browser that grabs the folder structure from iPhoto. You select the raw photos and place them in the place holder, and GS re-sizes the photos to ebay max size. 

 

I have noticed that your photos are large. That's the main downside of the new theme I chose for my store. The side bar goes all the way down which limits the width of the photos. Its the one downside so far. 

 

for all of you other guys who suggested stuff.

 

Jgill......corrected the spelling.

 

Wes and MMM, thank you for the feedback on the photo format. I never thought of looking at it on my iPhone or iPad until you mentioned it. since most people first see you in the search results, I'm going to stay with square for a while and see how it goes.

 

I've learned a lot about GS, replacing images and tweaking stuff in the standard templates and the markup language. not straight forward, but pretty fast once you have it. The best thing was learning how to apply a template change to an entire set of auctions and not having to go into everyone and make the changes. 

Nope, all my own html template.

post #6854 of 11979
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Originally Posted by saint View Post

Searched, but didn't see this problem addressed, so hopefully it's not a redundant question. Has anyone had a buyer not pay, relisted the item and gotten a bid from the same person under a new account name (as in zero feedback)? If so, what did you do about it? Did ebay help (stupid question, I know)?

Thanks for the advice. Pretty odd, I did this and shortly thereafter a bid by an account with 1 feedback rating from over a year ago for a book popped up. I don't know if there are more scammers targeting eBay right now, if it's just the item or if it's the original buyer trying to beat down the price, but it's really weird.
post #6855 of 11979

What would y'all call this plaid, or describe it as?  Really subtle, very dark gray on charcoal gray with a muted blue windowpane nestled in there.  I believe there is a proper term for it - I was thinking shadow plaid but that doesn't seem right.  I thought Wes had something not dissimilar recently (i.e.: in the last 100 pages or so) but not finding it.  Browsed online and no luck finding something like it.  Any hints?  Thanks!

 

 

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