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

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

  1. Koala-T

    Koala-T Well-Known Member

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    These: http://www.ebay.com/itm/180829486744?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
    Plus my home printer.
     
  2. Connorh

    Connorh Active Member

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    Alright, cool. Seems very easy to do!

    Looks like I've been spending too much money, time, and energy at the post office already.
     
  3. Snoogz

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    I hardly go to the post office. I just Schedule pick up from USPS or I go to an Office Depot nearby that has a drop off center. Rarely will I go for international shipping IF I cannot print that label via online (which is only a handful of countries).
     
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  6. hbkshin

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    I thrifted my printer and use Avery Internet shipping labels. Just tick off the instructions and you get two labels per sheet. Easy as heck.

    I drop my packages off at a Pack N Mail though cause I live in a college, shady neighborhood.
     
  7. Lirum

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  8. Fueco

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    My post lady rejected my pickup today. Said I had too many..,
     
  9. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Notify your postmaster. She will not be doing that again.
     
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  10. Koala-T

    Koala-T Well-Known Member

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    While I don't yet seem to have been granted Top Rated Seller Status, PayPal/eBay have started giving me immediate access to funds at the time of purchase/payment for the goods I sell via eBay. This coincided with the point at which I accumulated 50 Positive Seller feedback points, instead of the expected 100. Just thought this might be valuable info for some of you starting out.
     
  11. Snoogz

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    Wow I have not heard of such an absurd thing...How lazy.
     
  12. My Main Man

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    I've been getting an insane amount of messages this week on eBay from people saying, "i like this. how much to buy it now?" do you guys entertain these offers, ignore them, respond saying no, etc? I've already sent three messages out today saying that since there are already bidders, I'd prefer to keep the listing up auction-style.
     
  13. hbkshin

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    If it has no bidders I'll entertain offers. If it has bidders then they'd have to win the bid.
     
  14. Brianpore

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  15. COtoKS

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    Congrats! I also have recently been given immediate access to my funds. Here are the parameters (from the eBay site):

    • It's been more than 90 days since your first successful sale
    • You've completed more than 25 domestic transactions
    • You have more than $250.00 in sales

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/payment_unavailable.html
     
  16. txwoodworker

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    While y'all are bragging about the size of your... haul to the PO. Did 50 this morning. Drove around back, they brought out a big laundry cart to fill up. Biggest single day # wise, but waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many auctions went at $9.99. Got to clear out a bunch of dogs though. The shelves are ready to be refilled with all the stuff I have hanging in my closet.

    When I first started, someone here warned against using the eBay shipping, said to ship through PP. I've been using the eBay multi-ship thing for a couple weeks now, and all I can say is they've fixed whatever may have been wrong with it, because it's awesome. All 50 this morning took me about 2:15 from walking into the office to out the door. It helps to have a fast laser printer, but the biggest time savings was being able to check/fix the shipping method and weight of all of the items on one screen. If you've ever used the auction manager that lets you change a bunch of auctions at once, it's like that, then you hit the pay now and print all the labels at once with a package list so you can ID the labels and put them on the right package.
     
  17. Stewie

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    So, I know its against Ebays practices, and hard for them to manage, but everytime I have gotten an offer to sell outside Ebay, I would have made more money, especially due to ebay fees but so far haven't done it. Next time...not so sure..especially on the high dollar items...last offer I had ended up having $150 in fees and offer was same as what it sold for, so essentially lost money.
     
  18. MJMcRibb

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    I've always used ebay shipping to print labels. They did seem to have some bugs for a while, but I haven't had any issues in the last 6 months or so.
     
  19. SpooPoker

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    119 out the door today!
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