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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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    Finally back to 100% positive after my only negative last December, which the buyer said they wanted to retract but couldn't figure out how to (even after I sent them the revision link). We'll see how long that lasts...
     
  2. Evil Abed

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    What color green would you call this? Think I should just call it green and leave it at that?
    [​IMG]
     
  3. capnwes

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    Sage, but I wouldn't worry about it in the title unless you are hard up for words. Just the description.
     
  4. Steve Smith

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    That made me curious. It was 1996.
     
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    Sigh. We so badly need the ability to sticky posts for reference.


    Steve's been selling on Ebay since the Pony Express ran it!
     
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  6. Snoogz

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    Would be nice to sticky specific notes on our profile for our personal reference about convos had within the threads.
     
  7. Fueco

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    I should've been there with you back then. I've watched Ebay from the very beginning. Of course, I grew up two blocks from Cisco Systems headquarters and watched it go from a farmer's field to multinational corporation. Should've invested at the ground floor!
     
  8. tben

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    I would pass on that deal. You can often pick them up at that price at NMLC, with tags.
     
  9. JackFlash

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    Any reason this wouldn't be legit (more pictures)? Can't find much under Vega Service via Google. I know tie manufacturers make runs for specific companies. Does this make it more or less desirable? I just don't want potential buyers freaking out over seeing "Vega Service," in a crappy font, on a tie they are bidding on.
     
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    http://www.vegatravel.net/aboutus/

    Probably the same desirability since it isn't customized.

    [​IMG] over that Billy Reid btw.
     
  11. SpooPoker

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    Its time to play "spot the LuxeSwap tag" at your local thrift shops, NorthEast members! I donated 200+ items recently... all with LuxeSwap tags. you know, PR and all that. ;)
     
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  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    When I first started selling, I would take pictures of the things I was selling on my 35mm camera, get the film developed at the drug store, take the pictures home, scan them, and then upload them to the auctions.

    My god.
     
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  13. capnwes

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    I was doing the same thing, except I didn't have a computer. I had to do my listings at the library. lol. So glad that's not the way anymore.

    Ironically, the first item I ever sold on eBay was a digital camera. I never said I was the smartest seller on the planet.
     
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  14. JackFlash

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    I was thrifting outside of Boston over Thanksgiving when visiting my folks and found a sport coat with a NYC thrift tag on it.
     
  15. capnwes

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    I can see it now. I whole new listing category....NWLST
     
  16. TheNeedMachine

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    I had some $100 drop-cards made up for a starving artist friend of mine - she got a shit-ton of hits not long thereafter - I dropped them in 3 major cities and points between. (PR)

    Hah! I spent $800 (I said eight hundred dollars son) on a large-platen HP scanner in the 90's when I was selling vinyl and STILL had to cut & paste the top & bottom halves together because it would only scan legal-size. Them was days.

    ...and I think I owned one of the first digital cameras ever - a Kodak - stored "up to" 16 pictures but more realistically it was 8 pictures at "higher resolution", which were grainy and pretty crappy. No removable memory, connected with a bulky serial cable via the printer port. And then I copied them to my Iomega Zip Drive, you know, because they were precious memories and all.

    Used to be an early adopter but with Moore's Law in overdrive there's no sense in it any longer.
     
  17. SpooPoker

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    Im only listening if you give me your Prodigy usernames.
     
  18. SeaJen

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    Maxim Reality?
     
  19. capnwes

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    Oh, man, I totally forgot about Prodigy. We had that in the early-mid 90's
     
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    Prodigy and AOL user name: RockClmbr19** [​IMG]

    I started selling Baseball cards in 1999 and used to scan them in so didn't need any pictures. I got bored quickly and let my account languish for the next 10 years. Here I am 14 years later with 133 feedbacks... Should have stuck to the rock climbing.
     

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