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Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    It's usually fire & brimstone in this thread, glad to see that someone is enjoying their eBay purchase...
     
  2. concealed

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    Doesnt stop me from checking to see the viewer counts LOL
     
  3. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    Jesus, Cap. Kind of a personal question, no?

    No, thanks. I've already turned the notification off on my smartphone. Far too ocd to ignore it, and that sets a bad example for my kids, not to mention bad for my bloodpressure.


    I literally groan every time I get a message on a sold item. I've gotten a few like this, and they really do make your day.
     
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  4. SpooPoker

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    Heres some brimstone...

    Regarding this:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360581276198&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123


    [SNAD OPENS]

    :facepalm:
     
  5. Steve Smith

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    :fu: I sold a suit last night on a BIN, but had forgotten to check the block to require immediate payment. Sent an invoice, haven't seen payment yet. Immediate payment should be the fucking default on a BIN, ebay.
     
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  6. Brianpore

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    Another issue: I made the mistake of listing stuff to end on Super Bowl night. Oh well. One item ends at my listing price, guaranteeing a loss of $10 or so. Guy didnt pay, despite my auction saying that payment is required by three days. I never sent a follow up email asking for payment and quite a bit of time has passed. Can I send an email saying that I'm going to relist it because he hasn't paid, or am I going to run the risk of an issue for not being as proactive as I should have been? Thanks in advance.
     
  8. VLSI

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    You need to "report a problem" with the transaction or whatever they call it, say he hasn't paid, wait 4 days, close the case, and then you can relist it safely.
     
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  9. Brianpore

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    "unpaid item case" in the "resolution center". You can set your settings so that it automatically does this for you in the future when people do not pay.
     
  10. capnwes

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    I had one the other day (Friday), The guy ended up waiting til Sunday after he bid on a few more auctions I had listed. Ended up buying 3 items.

    While it is a little unnerving, I don't mind if they take a few days to pay, but for goodness sake, how hard is it to send me a message and let me know so I don't have to wonder about it.
     
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  11. capnwes

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    Check this out as proof. Odd but true.

    These were started at approximately the same time last Thursday.

    No-name super dated tweed 3 piece.

    [​IMG]

    Luxury Brioni 100% silk sport coat
    [​IMG]
     
  12. VLSI

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/121062004566
    How do I even respond?

    "Yes, please open the case, you fat fuck"

    That's the only reasonable response coming to mind.

    *edit* I do actually need help on this. On one hand I want to tell him that the buyer protection program doesn't cover items that don't fit and that he should be more careful when buying final sale clothing online, especially in a size that isn't his own. On the other, I just want him to open the case saying that the item didn't fit so hopefully I'll get an easy win.
     
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  13. capnwes

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    I'd offer him one dollar for every pound he loses until he can fit in the shirt.

    Before anyone thinks I am being judgemental, please note I wear a 2XL
     
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  15. VLSI

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    I almost always measure, but I made the assumption that people who buy True Religion are too stupid to know/care about their measurements anyways. Also in the past, seen in this thread where putting more information just gives them more things to pick apart for item not as described. What's the point of calling, just to get it documented? I can't believe that someone would hop on ebay, buy an item in the wrong fucking size, then get upset and feel entitled to a refund when it didn't fit. Total bullshit and ebay needs to stop catering to these dimwits.
     
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  16. VLSI

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    The best part about this shit... the guy has his organization's name in his ebay username. *blahblahblah*
    This has to be some kind of joke.
     
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    That makes me angry just reading that email. Kudos to you for not telling him to fk himself. Can you politely explain that buyer protection isn't intended to cover fit issues? How does buyer protection work in a case like this?
     
  18. JubeiSpiegel

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    You can tell him that he's being real Socialist right now...
     
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  19. Brianpore

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    Dosent matter whats its "intended" to cover, it matters what if covers, hence my reason for suggesting to call. Not to document it, that's already done via the ebay message he sent you. It is to talk with someone and find out what will happen if he opens a case. Will you have a shot at winning or not. Then you can make an educated decision what to tell him to do. If you have no shot at winning then there is no point to be confrontational. If you have a shot at winning then its up to you if you want to risk a neg feedback over $50 for a shirt you feel if worth $100+ and might be better of reselling.
     
  20. othertravel

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    This is one of the funniest threads I've read in a while!

    Spoo, offer the buyer a factory tour of the laboutin workshop as well as an introduction to the factory foreman. Wonder how buyer would respond to that.

    Re True Religion: he's literally socializing his buyers remorse! Really ironic.
     

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