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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Decided to clean out some inventory. Threw on about 30 items at 99 cents with no reserve. I think when you've had something for over a year it's time to get rid of it. Some items were purchased when I started out before I knew what to avoid. Decent brands, but they just don't do shit on the bay.

What are some brands that you'd expect to do well, but end up sitting on for a long time? Would be useful since I have a long journey ahead, and trying to make max % p margins
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Heres a dumb question, I saw Brian's post on shipping pants on page 3, where he put the pants into an envelope, than into another envelope. Is that nessecary for shirts? I'm from canada, and I have to pay for the canada post equivalent to those envelopes.

 

Can I just throw my folded shirt into a bubble mailer, and ship it out, whilst having the whole outer taped for reinforcements.

post #9753 of 15912
Buy poly mailers and double wrap them if you're worried. I usually single wrap shirts though and tape them.
post #9754 of 15912

My printer is fucking up, keeps grabbing the sheets of paper or labels too aggressively and jamming, it is like 6+ years old.  Does anyone have a good recommendation or should I just minimize cost?  

post #9755 of 15912
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I use a lot of 12 x 15.5 Tyvek envelopes, my go to packaging for shirts which weigh in at 13 ounces or less. 4x4x4 boxes are great to have on hand if you sell a lot of ties. I buy these from ULine, but IIRC ebay can be a good source, particularly for smaller quantities.

If I could only give three pieces of advice on shipping they would be:
1. If it's 13 ounces or less, ship First Class Mail.
2. Buy a scale and compare the Priority Mail options. Newbs tend to use Flat Rate boxes. FRB's are rarely the most economical choice.
3. Padded Flat Rate Envelopes are incredibly useful for international shipping. They will hold more than you may think, 3 BB OCBD's for example.

 

Do you have a picture of what a 4x4x4 box packed with a tie looks like?  How does the eBay label fit on it?

 

I agree with your other points, for sure.

post #9756 of 15912
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My printer is fucking up, keeps grabbing the sheets of paper or labels too aggressively and jamming, it is like 6+ years old.  Does anyone have a good recommendation or should I just minimize cost?  

 

I have always gone with HP's, which last about 2 years for me.  At the price (about $120 +/-), they are pretty much disposable - currently have the Photosmart 6520 all-in-one with wireless capabilities.  I keep buying the HP's because I always have inks left over from the last one, which have fit the newer models, thus saving myself $ on inks...if it weren't for that probably would have looked at other brands when shopping.  It's a good all-in-one for everyday use.  If I were printing more shipping labels I'd look at a separate thermal printer, but for my volume it's fine.

post #9757 of 15912
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Do you have a picture of what a 4x4x4 box packed with a tie looks like?  How does the eBay label fit on it?

I agree with your other points, for sure.

The label wraps around. The tie is rolled. Double it, start at the middle and loosely roll it up.
post #9758 of 15912
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

Heres a dumb question, I saw Brian's post on shipping pants on page 3, where he put the pants into an envelope, than into another envelope. Is that nessecary for shirts? I'm from canada, and I have to pay for the canada post equivalent to those envelopes.

Can I just throw my folded shirt into a bubble mailer, and ship it out, whilst having the whole outer taped for reinforcements.

Use Tyvek envelopes. Nothing extra needed.
post #9759 of 15912
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


How would they be able to get a tax deduction for consigning clothes? it might be nearly midnight, but I think I'm thinking right...

You are thinking right.
post #9760 of 15912
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


The label wraps around. The tie is rolled. Double it, start at the middle and loosely roll it up.

 

I guess I am not sure how the big label fits on such a small box.  would someone who uses this method snap a picture on their cellphone next time they pack one as such?

post #9761 of 15912
I think this is the best solution right? I mean I gave him an accurate description prior to his purchase and also dry cleaned it for him. He's reaching now.

See below:

Dear redacted,

Thank you for your purchase. The jacket is preowned and the nap is considered normal wear. I will be more than happy to take the return as I feel it was priced great based on the condition. As you can see other items of the same at $100 and up. (Which I am sure is why you purchased it just moments after it was listed.) Feel free to return the jacket to the address listed as I cannot discount it. I apologize for the issue and will ensure your return is hassle free.

- me


From: redacted
To: redacted
Subject: has sent a question about item #191051441753, that ended on Jan-26-14 20:33:53 PST - Mens Herringbone RALPH LAUREN POLO jacket blazer sportcoat wool S tweed 38R
Sent Date: Feb-03-14 07:40:17 PST

Dear,

Hello. Thank you for your rapid shipping.
However, I'm disappointed about the jacket. Your descriptions were great. It was correct except the condition.
You didn't mention about the condition.
I had to ask about it before buying.
It's so worn. The rough nap is all over the jacket. I like the style of the jacket.
However, because of the condition, I think i'm not gonna wear it.
I have partial responsibility of it, because I didn't ask about the condition. I believed that it's good. So, if it's ok, could you accept the return, or could you give me partial refund? If you can give me partial return, I will go to my regular tailor shop and try to fix something.
Anyway, I'm sorry to happening. Please let me know your opinion.

Sincerely yours

- eBay member
post #9762 of 15912
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I guess I am not sure how the big label fits on such a small box.  would someone who uses this method snap a picture on their cellphone next time they pack one as such?

The label is less than 4 inches wide.
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Got it.

post #9764 of 15912
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Decided to clean out some inventory. Threw on about 30 items at 99 cents with no reserve. I think when you've had something for over a year it's time to get rid of it. Some items were purchased when I started out before I knew what to avoid. Decent brands, but they just don't do shit on the bay.

eBay link :smarmy:

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

How would they be able to get a tax deduction for consigning clothes? it might be nearly midnight, but I think I'm thinking right...

Only way I know of is if someone consigns clothing, the items don't sell, the owner has the option to donate on his behalf, and receive the receipt for the donation / tax deduction.

post #9765 of 15912
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

What are some brands that you'd expect to do well, but end up sitting on for a long time? Would be useful since I have a long journey ahead, and trying to make max % p margins

Some of the items are solid brands, but the item might have had a defect I missed in the store, thus it never sold at a Buy It Now price. In terms of the items that I'm auctioning because the brand sucks for resale, see below.

Brands that I bought when I first started that I now pass on:
-Bullock & Jones
-Maus and Hoffman
-Faconnable

There are always exceptions. For example, I once found a nwt Faconnable shirt in a nice pattern. I did pick that up, but 99% of the time I will pass on these brands, even though they are pricey at full retail, and considered decent quality by certain standards.
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