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Keeping my fingers crossed and my driveway clear. I assume it is still coming.

You mentioned purchasing a seller's entire ebay store inventory a week or two ago. Would this be said store inventory?

post #9227 of 15347
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You mentioned purchasing a seller's entire ebay store inventory a week or two ago. Would this be said store inventory?

No, I backed out on that deal. We couldn't come to terms in the price and I since it was sight unseen I assume I would be re-donating at least 75% of it. He has come down a bit since then....still holding out for another $25-50.  At that point the charitable contribution deduction value would probably cover the cost of the lot. I've seen the guy in action, but I've never seen him grabbing stuff I would sell. I actually saw him on Friday.....but he doesn't know who I am. Friday I left the store with a cart full, he left empty handed. I really wanted his mannequin more than anything, but he was hard pressed to keep it, and now I've filled the need anyway.

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So i have had two buyers not pay for items in the last week, is there anything i can do?

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Unfortunately the dry cleaner was not able to get the piss out of the interior of the bijan suit pants. Both the cotton lining and the silk lining is stained, so perhaps taking them to a tailor and having the lining redone is a feasible option. I don't know. Do they even do that? If so, I'd probably be looking at $100 in tailoring, but it might be well worth it. It's hard to say, but I would imagine that selling the suit as is would decrease its value by at least 50%. Being that it's pure cashmere, gray with a ticket pocket, I'm hoping to hit one out of the park with it, especially since I sold a cashmere bijan blazer for $600. I'm hoping to get $750+ for this suit, even if I have to let it sit for a few months.

 

Rave Fabricare in Arizona (they take mail-in orders) works serious magic on stains. They put normal dry cleaners to shame. I'd try them.

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So i have had two buyers not pay for items in the last week, is there anything i can do?

Open a case, wait, close it, relist, block, move on.
post #9231 of 15347
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Open a case, wait, close it, relist, block, move on.

This. Ebay doesn't care. The repercussions for not paying are laughable. Does anyone even know how many no pay cases you get as a buyer before they close your account?

post #9232 of 15347
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Rave Fabricare in Arizona (they take mail-in orders) works serious magic on stains. They put normal dry cleaners to shame. I'd try them.

You in AZ, Chet?
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Nope, I just used the mail-in service a few times and was very impressed.
Edited by ChetB - 1/21/14 at 7:58pm
post #9234 of 15347
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Originally Posted by MJMcRibb View Post
 

This. Ebay doesn't care. The repercussions for not paying are laughable. Does anyone even know how many no pay cases you get as a buyer before they close your account?

 

I don't know, but you can set your preferences to block anyone with a certain number of unpaid cases. I'm not sure how well that works, as I still get 1-2 per week...

 

It's frustrating, and I'm considering making it so anyone with zero feedback cannot bid, primarily because it seems 75% of these unpaid cases are zero feedback people.

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Originally Posted by MJMcRibb View Post
 

This. Ebay doesn't care. The repercussions for not paying are laughable. Does anyone even know how many no pay cases you get as a buyer before they close your account?

 

Really no repercussions at all, though I did have a guy ask me why I had blocked him from bidding last Sunday.  Told him I wan't blocking him, must be eBay...he replied that when he tried to bid it said he had 5 unpaid strikes in the past year and wondered if that had anything to do with it.  

So, at least the bidder requirements work, assuming you have them in place.  And this guy sounded too stupid to figure out how to open new eBay & PayPal accounts.

 

 

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I don't know, but you can set your preferences to block anyone with a certain number of unpaid cases. I'm not sure how well that works, as I still get 1-2 per week...

 

It's frustrating, and I'm considering making it so anyone with zero feedback cannot bid, primarily because it seems 75% of these unpaid cases are zero feedback people.

 

Would you manually cancel bids from zero feedback bidders?  I know the "best" you can do automatically thru eBay is screen out anyone with -1 feedback or worse, and/or has 2+ unpaid items in the last 12 months.

post #9236 of 15347
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I know the "best" you can do automatically thru eBay is screen out anyone with -1 feedback or worse, 

Which is complete BS, since buyers can't receive neg feedback. I wish eBay would change that so it doesn't sound so stupid.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Which is complete BS, since buyers can't receive neg feedback. I wish eBay would change that so it doesn't sound so stupid.

This. What's the point of leaving buyer feedback if it's automatically positive anyway? It would sort of be like giving out report cards even though you know that teachers are only allowed to give As. 

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Found what I thought was a sexy NWOT BB tux with matching pants (tags attached on pants, but not on jacket). When taking pictures I saw a tiny hole at the bottom of the jacket that I missed at the store probably because the lining was also black. Planned to sell it like a NWOT suit but now I don't know how to go about this. On top of that, the tags on the pants don't say BB anywhere on them.

 

The wool fabric on the pants matches perfectly with the jacket.

 

1) Can any information be gleaned about the pants from the label? The fact that the fabric matches, is that enough to claim that the pants are also BB?

2) How do I go about selling them? Sell them together? Separately?

 

Labels and damage pictures attached.

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Tags on pants:

 

Thanks a lot!


Edited by Reosymes - 1/21/14 at 3:28pm
post #9239 of 15347
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 

Found what I thought was a sexy NWOT BB tux with matching pants (tags attached). When taking pictures I saw a tiny hole at the bottom that I missed at the store probably because the lining was also black. Planned to sell it like a NWOT suit but now I don't know how to go about this. On top of that, the tags on the pants don't say BB anywhere on them.

 

The wool fabric on the pants matches perfectly with the jacket.

 

1) Can any information be gleaned about the pants from the label? The fact that the fabric matches, is that enough to claim that the pants are also BB?

2) How do I go about selling them? Sell them together? Separately?

 

Labels and damage pictures attached.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Tags on pants:

 

Thanks a lot!

 

There is an option for "New with flaws", if you decide to list it.  Also, if the pants are NWOT, then they are possibly unhemmed and that hole would go away when the buyer has them hemmed...making it a non-issue.  Check the inseam measurement - if they're really long, then the hole is worth mentioning but not a deal-breaker by any means.

  

That collar tag is a bit older vs. others I have seen, and sometimes there is a smaller tag inside the jacket pocket that gives a season and year (i.e.: S09) but I haven't seen those season/year codes on anything older than the 2000's, nor have I seen it on every BB jacket newer than that.

 

EDIT: didn't answer either of your questions: 

1) Did you hunt the pants down t match an orphan jacket, or buy as a suit/tux?  If matched an orphan, I'd be careful...and still be careful if from a thrift or other shop as I got burned once on a BB "suit" that was matched by the store, sold it, buyer had it altered and when he got it back his tailor said the pants were 346 and were a very close match to the jacket but the weave was a bit off.  Buyer asked for and rightfully received a refund, and I let him keep the "suit" since it was of no use to me. 

2) Black tux jacket w/out pants would be an easier sell than a black orphan suit coat, since folks don't always want to match a tux jacket with pants.  See above - if you know they match, and the hole isn't an issue if they get hemmed, then sell together is my advice.

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Thanks for your reply. I hadn't thought about new with flaws.

 

Sorry I wasn't clear. The hole is in the jacket, not the pants (edited my original post to reflect that). It's probably the result of improper storage as it looks completely and utterly mint.

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