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

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

  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Well-Known Member

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    Templates with image backgrounds, tables that contain details etc, generally look like junk (illegible) on mobile. I know the stuff looks great on a real computer, but when I'm out comparison shopping on something I intend to buy for myself, and use something like the RedLaser app (barcode scanner) to see what the same thing sells for elsewhere...it's pointless to look at the eBay listings that get constrained down to screen size due to background images / tables / etc.

    So, that said, are garagesale listings "scaleable" to mobile - i.e.: it strips out all the constraints and just gives me the info & images?
     
  2. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Yes, agreed, care should be taken to make your listings mobile friendly. I almost shop exclusively from my phone.

    as for Garage Sale scaleability....just check Spoo's listings and see how they look.
     
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  3. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    How do you measure pit to pit on a hanging jacket.....[​IMG]

    http://askandyaboutclothes.com/clothing/style-tips/how-to-measure-a-jacket
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    What did you ask me for? What did I post a snapshot of? Sorry if I missed something.
     
  5. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Well-Known Member

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    You had posted a shot of your binder that you put all your listings in and described the sheets you used, I asked you for a template of the sheets. I think I had all of 5 posts under my belt, so it was no big deal. Anyways, the concept was clearly described, and I had my own sheets shortly thereafter, which I've been slowly improving on.

    I'm liking the idea of a complete, one fluid motion of pictures, measurements and listing... the real big boys must be doing something like this, and it's too good to share. I know if I perfected it, unless I was selling the method itself with some proprietary software, I might be hesitant to share my hard earned knowledge too.
     
  6. Acme

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  7. capnwes

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    Ummm, maybe not the best method. the fabric should be laid flat, natural and relaxed, not so much taut.
     
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  8. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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  9. Brianpore

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    Spoo.... you want to do the honors..... throw out a title for this monstrosity [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Cached from 2012
     
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  11. ScottW

    ScottW Well-Known Member

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    Great googly moogly! Don't forget a catchy one word descriptor to grab buyers' attention. Some possibilities:

    ATROCIOUS
    HEINOUS
    EYE-RAPING
     
  12. Fueco

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    So ugly YOU MUST HAVE IT!

    You'll like the way you look in this, I guarantee it!

    So bad it's good!
     
  13. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Well-Known Member

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    In Desperate Need of Attention?? BUY THIS!!!
     
  14. My Main Man

    My Main Man Well-Known Member

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    I have an ebay listing right now that is auction style and buy it now. It has a bid and I just got a message from a buyer saying he'd buy it now if I dropped the BIN price $10. I'd be totally willing to do this, but since there's a bid, I can't change it. If I offer to refund him the $10 instantly is that legal or could that potentially get eBay pissed off at me?
     
  15. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    Don't do it. I'm pretty sure would get you in some hot water with Ebay.
     
  16. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Well-Known Member

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    It's $10 - just tell him that you're sorry, but you can't do it.
     
  17. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    What's the big deal with a partial refund? I'd say go for it.
     
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  18. Reigningchamp

    Reigningchamp Well-Known Member

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    I would tell him to Buy it now and wait for an invoice.
     
  19. capnwes

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    If you tell him to bid until he is the leading bidder, you can then end listing with option to sell to the highest bidder. Then send the invoice with the shipping adjusted to equal the agreed amount.

    Or do the partial refund. There are no rules against that.
     
  20. My Main Man

    My Main Man Well-Known Member

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    So this might be helpful to others in the future. Since I got conflicting responses, I decided to call eBay to make sure. Here's what they said:

    Basically, since there is a bid, the seller is not allowed to offer discounts or refunds, per their policy. Obviously, you can and you probably wouldn't get caught, but the lady I spoke with said that's against the rules. Buuuuut, she said that the buyer could buy it now and then I could send an invoice and take off the shipping fee in the invoice.

    Obviously this would be for very specific instances where the discount is similar to shipping cost, but it's an option.
     

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