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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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    They can leave feedback, but it will be removed immediately, whether it is positive, neutral or negative.
     
  2. Reigningchamp

    Reigningchamp Well-Known Member

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    In my case there were 4 Bidders. Thank goodness the scammer was out bid.

    4 bidders,
    Bidder #1 - Original bidder
    Bidder #2 - The Highbidders
    Bidder #3 - New Bidder (Alias of #2)
    Bidder #4 - Winning Bidder

    Bidder #1 Places bid at $225
    Bidder #2 Bids item up to $300, at the last minute retracts bid.
    Bidder #3 Bids on item at $225, high bid of $250
    Bidder #4 Swipped #3 to win.


    Look at the names of Bidder #2 and #3. Too close to not be the same person.
    Lucky me I was saved by Bidder #4.

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  3. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Ah, Ok. I didn't realize you had 2 retracting bidders. Def the same guy. I'd report it.
     
  4. Koala-T

    Koala-T Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I notice I don't see much from this group up on the SF Marketplace. Do you find it useful at all to crosspost your eBay listings there, or no? And please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I post my stuff to here and just found this and posted a few things here. Are there any other places you post your auctions/BINOBOs?


    Thanks!
     
  5. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to post this here since y'all are superstars. Do you think a real Brunello Cucinelli coat would have the quilting mis-matched on the back here?
    [​IMG]
    Thanks in advance for your opinion.
    Edit: relevant because it was on sale on eBay for really cheap and in a misspelled auction, but I've decided even if it was real, I'm not going to buy it because I wouldn't even spend the discounted rate on this piece because of the back.
     
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  6. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    Question - Whats this pattern called? (Is there a better thread then this I dont know about to ask this type of question?)

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  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    Belvest?
     
  8. 1ofTheCoolKids

    1ofTheCoolKids Well-Known Member

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  9. wilay05

    wilay05 Well-Known Member

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    Printed a printing label directly off eBay. Taped to a flat rate box and dropped off at post office. A day later, it shows delivered to an address in my town. The proper address was in another state thousands of miles away. Anyone know what I should do now??
     
  10. Snoogz

    Snoogz Well-Known Member

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    Might be a glitch, I'd wait it out for a day until it updates and see what happens.
    Or you can be a bit more proactive and call PO first thing in AM. They may have updates or be able to refresh the tracking.
     
  11. masernaut

    masernaut Well-Known Member

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    Selling items on eBay always makes me cringe. 10% of the final sale and 3-4% of PayPal's fees... Goodbye, sweet, sweet money.
     
  12. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    ...and for 13-14% of the sale price where else are you going to have 100's or 1,000's of people (who search for your specific item) be able to view it from all over the world? Hello global marketing exposure.
     
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  13. Reigningchamp

    Reigningchamp Well-Known Member

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    Yep. The cost of doing business. That is why selling thrift items can be very profitable. If I purchase a blazer for 6 bucks and am able to sell it for $50, I'm ok with giving eBay $7.
     
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  14. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    +1, but I'd put some other more generic descriptors in the title. Nobody's gonna be searching for a basketweave suit.
     
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  15. Fueco

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    Very true... My most recent sale is getting shipped to Russia!
     
  16. capnwes

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    Try a yardsale. You will make mad big average tiny ah fuckit lets just re-donate it....monies with no fees.
     
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  17. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Well-Known Member

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    So, I had a buyer ask me to measure inner sole length of a shoe I'm selling. I measured to the best of my ability and gave him the measurements.
    He replied with "my foot measures to XXxx and I think these are too large"

    What's the rule of thumb in determining how much longer the inner sole should be longer than 1. One's actual foot size and 2. One's tagged shoe size

    Thanks!
     
  18. VLSI

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    I think the rule of thumb is don't humor idiots that ask for insole measurements (or worse, outsole).
     
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  19. Snoogz

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    Any squabbles about shipping first class to Japan vs Priority?

    Worth my risk?
     
  20. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    I think the insole is normally 1/4 -1/2 inches longer than your foot. I'm not sure how precise that is.
     

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