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My local GW's accept returns for store credit. Returning things worth $700 for store credit would royally suck. I totally agree that doing it for outlets on a credit card would be a good idea though!

 

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Originally Posted by OliT View Post

Interesting thing. Listed an RMFB Goretex jacket a little while back. $150 starting bid, no reserve. Didn't get any bids. Relisted the day it ended with $300 BIN and offers accepted. Just sold it for $200.

 

I just sold a pair of jeans I bought on the forum. I think I overpaid for them so I was just trying to make my money back. I had them up as a BINOBO @ 99.99 and had no bites for two weeks other than a guy that kept offering 50. I paid 55 for them, so I was just trying to break even.

Set up an auction starting at 49.99 with BIN of 90 and just ended it early when the guy messaged to offer 70. I just about broke even so it's all good. I'll have to do my homework next time, but I'm glad it didn't put me in the red for said item.

 

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It be that way sometimes. I noticed that when I do second chance offers they never accept. But if I relist I sell for more. I ain't mad.

I bet you sell for more because it notifies all the previous watchers/bidders and attracts new ones due to the 'time' factor.

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What are everyone's thoughts on watching your own listings?  Increases watch count (albeit only by one!) so perhaps this factors into popularity/search result ranking, but a touch sleezy?

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What are everyone's thoughts on watching your own listings?  Increases watch count (albeit only by one!) so perhaps this factors into popularity/search result ranking, but a touch sleezy?

I don't think there's anything truly sleazy about it. Get whatever advantage you can that's within the rules. Also, doesn't hurt to be informed on the customer's perspective of your products. Not sure that more watchers (especially not 1) does too much for you in terms of exposure, but if it does, more's the better.

post #9094 of 16821

This afternoon I received a message from an eBayer that simply said "this is fake FYI" regarding a Canada Goose expedition parka I listed last night.  It reminded me of ATLnoob's situation yesterday, so I didn't think much of it.

 

Looked into it when I got home from work, and sure enough, it's fake.  I scanned through similar listings, and found several other fakes for sale by what seem to be reputable sellers.

 

Obviously I immediately ripped down the listing, but I still feel scummy.  On a high price item, I should've done a little more work on the front end to verify authenticity.  It was a BINOBO, so fortunately nobody purchased the parka before I received the message.

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hmmm. 10.5 D. Normally I'm an 11D. How do those run? for example, I'm wearing a pair of ferragamo horse bits right now that are 10.5D and a bit loose. 

 

(see, I'm confident enough that they're real, I'm contemplating a bid).

 

I rarely wear width sized shoes - almost exclusively casual shoes that are plain "10.5".  I wore these for about 15 minutes indoors, on carpet, and they felt a smidge tight so I decided they didn't fit.  Anyway, they're basically new - no idea if they would stretch out / conform after extended wearing.  Come to think of it, most of my shoes that fit "perfectly" when I bought them ended up being a bit larger later on, so maybe these would fit me right after a bit of wearing.  I really don't know much about shoes, as you can see by now...

 

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Originally Posted by SCoNE View Post
 

What are everyone's thoughts on watching your own listings?  Increases watch count (albeit only by one!) so perhaps this factors into popularity/search result ranking, but a touch sleezy?

 

I did, for one round of listings, but decided it was a waste of time to go thru them all and click the "watch" button.  You can try to divine some psychology out of watching / not watching your own items but I think it's a futile exercise...i.e.: if there are no watchers does another person think it must be junk?  If there is one watcher (you) does another person opt not to watch or bid thinking the one watcher (you) might end up bidding on it?  Does watching your item that has 9 other watchers - making you watcher # 10 and earning the "hot" flame on eBay - make it more or less desirable?  I don't know...

 

As far as search ranking, last I heard number of watchers doesn't play into it - top ranked sellers get top search results...after that a buyer will refine by size, sort by low-to-high etc, so you gotta be best price and top-ranked, though I have sold items for more than other sellers were asking and I think 100% feedback and accepting returns / better description / more photos / other factors play into it.  I've paid more for something because a seller had more info and gave me more confidence that I would get what I purchased vs. the same thing at a lower price that was posted via eBay mobile with one photo and zero description of the condition.  

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That was quite the response.  And I think the Asker is incorrect - I have seen Talbott 7-fold numbered ties with lower editions (I had one that was an edition of 40, not 140).  This guy appears to be speaking from his anus.  It's an older tie for sure, but not a fake.  

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Originally Posted by COtoKS View Post
 

This afternoon I received a message from an eBayer that simply said "this is fake FYI" regarding a Canada Goose expedition parka I listed last night.  It reminded me of ATLnoob's situation yesterday, so I didn't think much of it.

 

Looked into it when I got home from work, and sure enough, it's fake.  I scanned through similar listings, and found several other fakes for sale by what seem to be reputable sellers.

 

Obviously I immediately ripped down the listing, but I still feel scummy.  On a high price item, I should've done a little more work on the front end to verify authenticity.  It was a BINOBO, so fortunately nobody purchased the parka before I received the message.

 

How could you tell?

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There are several tells, but the easiest to spot are: 1) the maple leaf on the Canadian flag on the neck label is off (has three stems), and 2) the maple leaves on the sides of the breast pocket patch are sloppy.

 

Here's a link to a fake jacket listing:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canada-Goose-Mens-XL-Expedition-Parka-Jacket-Coat-Arctic-Program-Black-/181299189213?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item2a364615dd


Edited by COtoKS - 1/17/14 at 6:28pm
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Originally Posted by COtoKS View Post
 

There are several tells, but the easiest to spot are: 1) the maple leaf on the Canadian flag on the neck label is off (has three stems), and the maple leaves on the sides of the breast pocket patch are sloppy.

 

Here's a link to a fake jacket listing:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canada-Goose-Mens-XL-Expedition-Parka-Jacket-Coat-Arctic-Program-Black-/181299189213?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item2a364615dd


Ahahaahahahahahaahahhahaha I don't know why but the maple leaf looks extremely funny to me.

post #9101 of 16821
could anyone help verify if this is legit? Its a really nice trench coat with removable lining and waist belt. The lining looks to be wool and everything looks too nice to fake but this tag gives me a bad feeling
post #9102 of 16821
1000% fake
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That's what I felt. The typefont on that tag reminds me of chinese counterfits. Thanks spoo
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Ahahaahahahahahaahahhahaha I don't know why but the maple leaf looks extremely funny to me.

It looks like a goddamn palm tree
post #9105 of 16821

I assume a lot of people here bought from MannequinMavin. How do you cure your drunken mannequin syndrome (DMS)?

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