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post #8866 of 18185
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

You can cancel the transaction and get a refund on the fees.

Quick question:

I have a suit and the inside of the pants are soiled with urine. I don't think cleaning will get the stains out (I tried very briefly). The reason I purchased the suit is because the jacket could be worn as a blazer, and it's also a 100% cashmere Bijan suit. I could sell the blazer alone and be done with it, or I could include the pants and obviously note that they are stained and include photos. I believe, psychologically speaking, even a buyer who intends to throw the pants away will want to pay less for the jacket than they would have if it were sold as a blazer with no pants. The jacket is now "lesser than" because it's part of a suit that someone pissed in. IMO, I'm going to make more money by selling it as a blazer with no pants.

On the other hand, Spoo just sold a Zegna Couture suit with soiled pants for like $375, but it was a pinstripe suit, which changes the game. He basically had to sell it with the pants.

What would you do?

I would see if the dry cleaner could get it out. I've sent 3-4 pair with good result.
post #8867 of 18185

Woot! Just hit 600 feedback... I'm going places!

 

post #8868 of 18185
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Woot! Just hit 600 feedback... I'm going places!



Have you considered changing your name to wechargealotfueco to garner more bids?
post #8869 of 18185
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Have you considered changing your name to wechargealotfueco to garner more bids?

 

That took me far too long to get... Maybe that's why everyone tries to lowball me.

 

Here's the origin:

post #8870 of 18185
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

Woot! Just hit 600 feedback... I'm going places!

 

NICE!

 

I was happy to just cross 1,500. It starts to add up faster which is nice. No cool picture for me though.

 

post #8871 of 18185
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

Guys...wwyd in this situation:

Just sold a nice Loro Piana sweater... Hadn't cut the GW tag off until after the sale. Noticed where the tag was there is the slightest of pulls from the tag.

What to do? Do I ship and hope its not a big deal? Do I message the winner and let them know? Ugh...I have an unblemished eBay record and don't want to compromise it.

Thx.


So here's a picture of the snag to give you guys an idea... Is this something big enough to cause issue?

And should I fix it myself? Just went and bought a crochet hook. Or should I send this pic to buyer and ask if he wants to cancel?

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post #8872 of 18185

if you can, fix.


Congrats guys on the feedback achievements.  I'm still super low on my feedback # :satisfied:

 

twill grow tho, such is life.

post #8873 of 18185
DEAR GOD NO!

While examing the pull I see this. Is the sweater ruined or should I send these pics and see what he wants to do

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post #8874 of 18185
That hole is no good if you didn't present it before sale.
post #8875 of 18185
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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

That hole is no good if you didn't present it before sale.

I know. Now I don't know how to present this to the buyer. Goddamn fucking GW taggers
post #8876 of 18185
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


I know. Now I don't know how to present this to the buyer. Goddamn fucking GW taggers


Cancel and tell them your cat peed on it.

post #8877 of 18185
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I know. Now I don't know how to present this to the buyer. Goddamn fucking GW taggers

Only one way. Tell them the truth.

post #8878 of 18185
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

NICE!

I was happy to just cross 1,500. It starts to add up faster which is nice. No cool picture for me though.

Getting the new feedback star is the best feeling.

I wont feel that for another 15,000 but whatev.
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

DEAR GOD NO!

While examing the pull I see this. Is the sweater ruined or should I send these pics and see what he wants to do

Considering its my size, you should send to me for up close and personal examination.
post #8879 of 18185
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post
 

 

I'm a student, and really like predictable routine. When I started selling things I really didn't like that one Monday down the road I could need an hour+ to ship things before classes and the next week need only 15 minutes. Awhile ago @txwoodworker posted a pic of his setup and some quick explanation on how he deals with shipping and I copied. Now, when I'm done shooting, measuring, and listing an item, I also package it then and write a number on the outside of the box. When an item sells, I check the description for a number, walk to the wall of boxes and find the corresponding number. I take the box off the wall, print off an adhesive label, and I'm done. 

 

The most I've shipped in a day has been 10 items, sure. But unless a buyer is requesting combined shipping (of which I have had 0 requests so far), I don't have that unpredictable time pileup that forces me to consider being late to class or voiding my stated 24hr handling time. I love it. 

 

I suppose that system works if you have little chance of people bidding on & winning / buying multiple items, and I used to pack things as they got bids when I only listed 10 or 15 items at auction...but this past week I listed about 70 auction items and have had such a fluctuation that I could never pre-pack as I'd need to unpack & repack several times.  i.e.: off the bat one guy was the high bidder on 6 items, and now he's been outbid by separate people on 5 of those 6...so I'd have to pack the 6 items, then unpack & repack into 6 separate packages, and maybe shuffle around again if the original bidder ups his bids later.  Nope, it's going to be a painful Sunday night / Monday morning with 40 items bid on so far.

 

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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

DEAR GOD NO!

While examing the pull I see this. Is the sweater ruined or should I send these pics and see what he wants to do
 

 

Send the pics and ask, is what I would do if I missed the thread pull and the hole.  Be honest, tell him you missed the flaws, offer to cancel the sale or give a partial refund towards the cost of having a few stitches done.  I've had 2 or 3 sales over the years where I missed something until I was packing it up - crapped my pants - explained to the buyer and in all cases they said "ship it anyway".

  


 

My nomination for "tool of the day":  eBay username cleanshower - asked a bunch of inane questions, offered me $20 on a pair of $224 OBO shoes and $50 on a $374 OBO suit.  Huge waste of time, better to block from the get-go.  

 


 

My question of the day: If I have scheduled start listings and want to "reschedule" them en masse to start immediately, is there no option to accomplish that other than edit individually?  All I see is the option to reschedule them for a set time in the future, and optionally space them out, but no option to "start now".

post #8880 of 18185
ok guys so he responded. he's bummed and from CAN so he thinks a refund might cause an issue with the exchange (no idea if this is true).

he asked how much of a discount i could give him...what you guys think? i sold it for $203...maybe $25 off? $50?
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