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post #8626 of 18186
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Had a buyer who won an auction, didn't pay, and 4 days later sent, "I´m really sorry, I need to cancel this buy. Sorry"

I sent a cancellation request, and replied, "No problem, I have sent a cancellation request. Please review and accept it. Please bid again some other time!"

Buyer still hasn't responded to the cancellation request, and I've send two reminders. What happens now?

One of 3 tings will happen.

 

1. Buyer will respond soon and accept the transaction cancellation. You get your fees back.

2. Buyer will respond soon and decline the transaction cancellation. You will not get your fees back.

3. Buyer will not respond at all. After 7 days you will be able to close the case manually and get your fees back.

post #8627 of 18186
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post
 

How tall are you?  To get that overhead shot of the jacket, while it sits on top a table, you must be like 7 feet tall?  Unless you use a tripod, or its a really low table?  My shots are done from the ground, while I stand.

 

I'm 6' 1".  I jump in the air and take the photo real fast.  Takes some practice but I've gotten pretty good at it.   

In reality, I already had a 3-rung step stool for cleaning ceiling fans or whatever, so I stand on that. 

  

 

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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


Looks pretty damn good... Will an arts and crafts store have this?
 

 

I bought the vinyl in a 6' x 9' roll on eBay, but a place like Joanne Fabrics will carry matte vinyl, just not sure what sizes they have.  I cut a piece off the roll to fit my table and have a spare piece for whatever - probably backdrop eventually.

  

 

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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Here is a question. What color/collar type shirt and type of tie do you use? I don't particularly want to be changing it on a regular basis. What is the best all around combination for a set and forget mannequin?

  

I splurged on a new white spread collar shirt, size small & fitted (the mannequin is a size 38), from TJ Maxx on sale.  It was impossible to find a clean white shirt at a thrift when I was purposefully looking for one...so for $5 extra vs. thrift prices I bought a new one and didn't have to hunt for it. 

I use 3 pre-tied ties: one plaid bow tie, and two regular ties - one purple and one red.  Use the bow tie for sport coats, and the regular ties for suits.  Purchased on eBay from whatever US seller had the lowest prices with free fast shipping. 

post #8628 of 18186
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

 

 

I bought the vinyl in a 6' x 9' roll on eBay, but a place like Joanne Fabrics will carry matte vinyl, just not sure what sizes they have.  I cut a piece off the roll to fit my table and have a spare piece for whatever - probably backdrop eventually.

  

A large roll of vinyl shade from Home Depot will also do the trick.

post #8629 of 18186
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

A large roll of vinyl shade from Home Depot will also do the trick.

 

I was thinking the same thing. But Joanne might be cheaper. Michaels and similar places may also carry something along those lines.

post #8630 of 18186

I was trying to find the particular buyer that Steve Smith used. But thanks for letting me know that eBay has a search function. sarcasm.gif
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Cut and paste search?

Got it. Thanks!
post #8631 of 18186

Hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction:

 

I bought some RAM from an ebay vendor with 13,000 reviews.  As of Jan. 2 the tracking number said something to the effect of there being an error with a delivery, then retroactively, on Jan 3, tracking was update to say that the RAM was delivered on Dec. 30 which it was not.  I have filed a complaint with the post office to get my mail person to call me to see what happened, but it seems that I don't have any recourse through ebay because the item is listed as "delivered".  If it changes anything, I paid through paypal which is hooked up to my bank account.  What should I do?

post #8632 of 18186

Did you contact the seller?

 

Problems with shipping are not the sellers problem if they shipped it to the proper address.

 

I had a buyer claim Item Not Received on an item that was delivered to the proper address. She told me that she'd had two packages go missing that day, which points to theft. I'll tell you what I told her... Your homeowners/renters insurance might cover your loss.

post #8633 of 18186

^+1

 

I'm sure this is not the case with you, but.....

 

A few years ago I had a buyer who opened a Item not received case against me. The item was marked as having been delivered about 4 days earlier on the tracking page. After describing the shape size and color of the package to her, she responded a day later stating she had found it and closed the case,

 

"Where was it?" I asked.

"In the mail box." 

 

Apparently her kids normally get the mail for her. The kids were not around and she never thought to look there.

post #8634 of 18186
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Had a buyer who won an auction, didn't pay, and 4 days later sent, "I´m really sorry, I need to cancel this buy. Sorry"

I sent a cancellation request, and replied, "No problem, I have sent a cancellation request. Please review and accept it. Please bid again some other time!"

Buyer still hasn't responded to the cancellation request, and I've send two reminders. What happens now?

 

If you've opened a case for non-paying buyer, I think you can close it out after about 4 days or so. I'm currently doing this as per what ebay support suggested.

post #8635 of 18186
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

One of 3 tings will happen.

1. Buyer will respond soon and accept the transaction cancellation. You get your fees back.
2. Buyer will respond soon and decline the transaction cancellation. You will not get your fees back.
3. Buyer will not respond at all. After 7 days you will be able to close the case manually and get your fees back.

Thanks! If #2, do I get to open a non-payment case?
post #8636 of 18186
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I'm thinking of picking up another clamp lamp and using them to shine light on things hung on a nail in the wall. The background is a newly painted sky blue that is matte and does a great job showing color. The lights will be placed across from each other to eliminate shadows on the sides and should do pretty well. I tried it with just one lamp that I had yesterday and it did a good job, but led to shadows. So two on both ends of the room should be adequate. The lamps are about 10-12 bucks and I bought bulbs on sale for a dollar.


Space is a premium for me so I don't have much to work with, but I think that using clamp lights should help move things around as necessary


Would you pick warm or cold lighting? I'm guessing warm right, to simulate an overcast day.

 

I'll post results when I get the second light in a bit.

 

 

Atleast you don't have a 4... It's awful.

I don't have sufficient lighting where I take my pictures, but GIMP (or any other advanced free photo editor) can make up for it. I first tried MS Paint but it's too primitive of a software to do much, really, and adjusting brightness there made the pictures look washed out and unappealing. The 'Curves' tool in GIMP brightens up the pictures but in a 'smart' way.  I'm not much of a photographer, nor do I have any knowledge in this field, but this simple hack serves my purpose.

 

Of course, if you list many items (or intend to) you definitely can't afford to waste time post-processing your pictures, but for someone like me who lists maybe half a dozen things a month, I think it's worth the extra few minutes per listing.

 

Illustration:

 

post #8637 of 18186
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


I do a semi-spread/point collar white shirt with a textured navy tie (this one), and that works for 95% of suits and SCs. I also just recently cut the arms off the shirt so I wouldn't have to bother pinning them out of the way or something.

I personally always put the shirt sleeves through the arms of the jackets.  Whether they reach through and have cuffs showing or not, I use them as a way for the arms of the jacket to drape better.  Just food for thought.  Has worked well for me on some jackets with gimpy arms.

post #8638 of 18186
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


Thanks! If #2, do I get to open a non-payment case?

 

Highly doubt they will cancel the request and then not pay, and additionally the parlay of eBay not allowing a non payment case...  If all those things somehow happen, I bet a call to customer service will get the auction cancelled.

post #8639 of 18186

I have a DSLR and have adobe lightroom, so if I shot in raw I could process images for that stuff relatively painlessly. The time adds up really fast. It  would probably take me 10 -15 minutes per listing to get those pictures right. Lighting is a far cheaper solution because a clamp on light is about 12 bucks and being able to shoot pictures at night means that I'm not scrambling to do things on saturday and have them ready on sunday night. I can't do 10 day listings yet for some reason..

post #8640 of 18186
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I have a DSLR and have adobe lightroom, so if I shot in raw I could process images for that stuff relatively painlessly. The time adds up really fast. It  would probably take me 10 -15 minutes per listing to get those pictures right. Lighting is a far cheaper solution because a clamp on light is about 12 bucks and being able to shoot pictures at night means that I'm not scrambling to do things on saturday and have them ready on sunday night. I can't do 10 day listings yet for some reason..


When I first started to sell it wouldn't give me the 10 day option, but I soon discovered that it was just hidden. Try clicking on the 'Add or remove options' link.

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