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

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

  1. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but he is kinda trapped too. If he opens a claim it was not returned as described, the buyer only has to say he thought it was fake and ebay will side with the buyer all day long.
     
  2. tben

    tben Well-Known Member

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    Yeah man, it sucks. I reported him, not that it helps. I will have to access that buyers list.
    That sucks.
     
  3. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    I justify it by saying it protects me against listing fees and other fees I can't get back from a simple refund/cancel, lost time and materials for shipping that aren't reimbursed, plus against the perceived value diminution by future buyers that the item was defective or not as described. (Obv, if the item WASN'T as described, we're not having this conversation because I've already waived the restocking fee and agreed to refund original shipping). Rarely get pushback once it's explained.
    Is this the tie I sent you? Timing is right. Sorry, dude!
    I've noticed this and other issues due to people using the mobile app. The "condition" window doesn't come up on the app, and neither do the pictures embedded in the description -- indeed, the description is a whole separate page that I suspect nobody actually clicks. Worse, since Ebay limits file sizes to 7 megs, some of my digital pics are too big. I rely on the description embedded pics, but obviously many folks aren't viewing them.
     
  4. chiron

    chiron Well-Known Member

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    I did not mean to offend you and my logic was flawed.

    The state of Illinois is being sufficated by Entitlements.

    But, yes I do consign out of my state.
     
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  5. chiron

    chiron Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking that...[​IMG]
     
  6. chiron

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    No, BTW thank you it was perfect!!!
     
  7. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    :fistbump:
     
  8. Snoogz

    Snoogz Well-Known Member

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    If it's not returned in the same condition as purchased why do u have to give a refund?
     
  9. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Well-Known Member

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    Mainy - whatever happened with this?
     
  10. VLSI

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    Learned my lesson about dealing with people here outside of ebay. Won't be doing that again :(
     
  11. concealed

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    ^ tell us more please?

    i have had so many good transactions with people here outside of ebay...
     
  12. PattyC

    PattyC Well-Known Member

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    Bit of a newbie questions here, but do you guys all list on Thursday evenings? I was always under the impression that Sunday was the best day to list for 7 day auctions.
     
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  13. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Yes
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    Yes. Thursday nights....but for 10 days ending on Sunday night. That way you have two weekends of exposure. It is worth it. Search back a bit in this thread, I have actual data to back it up.
     
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    Ah makes sense, will look into it. Thanks.
     
  15. VLSI

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    Seller did nothing wrong, I was just venting frustration at myself. After waiting over a month watching the perfect pair of jeans that I was after and being upset that they sold, I found a similar pair (first mistake I guess). I wasn't sure about the wash, but I thought it looked good and figured I was safe because there was an unconditional return policy. Decided to buy, but thought the seller may be one of the resellers from the RRL thread, so I messaged him asking if he'd like to transact outside of ebay. Asked for a 5% discount, basically a split of the FVF, but didn't bother bartering because they were priced at fair market value and I was willing to pay that for what I wanted. Anyways jeans arrived, and I don't really like the color in person (gray is hard to capture as it is) and they fit much looser than my other jeans of the same brand/cut. Asked if he would be willing to take a return and I would pay his original shipping (free in the auction), plus restocking fee, plus my shipping. He didn't have to of course because I didn't buy them on ebay... and he didn't. So I'm stuck with them. Again, seller did nothing technically wrong; I'm just frustrated that I tried to do something nice by avoiding ebay and will now be out more money. It's totally my fault, wasn't worth the $5 saved, and I won't buy from him again.
     
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  16. concealed

    concealed Well-Known Member

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    what a dick. username on sf? i think you should be able to resell them on ebay, you will probably lose $20 out of the affair, but its better than keeping clothes you don't fancy.
     
  17. Brianpore

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    I'm not the seller (just to make that clear), but WHAT? The seller did nothing wrong. As VLSI said numerous times, the seller did nothing wrong.
     
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  18. VLSI

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    Jeans are already listed, and yes, it will be about a $20 mistake. At least he said I could use his pictures :crackup:


    Unfortunately, yes :( Like I said, lesson learned. However, I typically would have asked for a larger discount if I was going the SF hook-up route, so given that I actually allowed him to net more money off of me this way, it's a little annoying. Just mad at myself really.
     
  19. GMMcL

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    I have to depart from you, Brother Pore.

    Seller got every penny of what he would have expected on Ebay, plus some. Why is it unreasonable, from a strict fairness perspective, to expect him to honor the same warranty, especially among a community like this? VLSI's return offer was so fair, that the seller would have been strongly protected (though, dude, if you did the math, I suspect you're going to do better NOW by selling on Ebay than via the return). If I were all lawyering it up from a negotiation perspective I would say he created a course of dealing by offering those terms on Ebay, and then by receiving essentially the same price here, he created the expectancy that the same terms applied via the course of dealing. If I were litigating it, I might not like my chances, but at least from a negotiation/contract formation standpoint, it seems like bad faith.

    Just MHO.
     
  20. caseyfud

    caseyfud Well-Known Member

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    For transactions through SF I'm thought it was generally accepted that once you get the item it's your problem; if you don't like the fit or the color or whatever just resell it (like VLSI is doing). If I sold things through SF I don't think I'd accept returns.
     

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