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

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

  1. jebarne

    jebarne Well-Known Member

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    Guy in Paris did a BIN on these yesterday. I emailed him and made him verify he knew the sizes. It is very annoying that there isn't a way to fix a listing once a bid is on it.
     
  2. jebarne

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    Come on guys, I know I'm not the only one here who needs this.
     
  3. dazedstate

    dazedstate Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys so much for your assistance. I've spoken with an EBay rep and he agreed it was buyer's remorse. He had me reply to the claim stating that the mfgr states size 41 and that all measurements were provided accurately. Also he is having me escalate the call back on the 15th to escalate the case. He also put notes in my account stating our discussion. I owe y'all a beer.
     
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  4. Snoogz

    Snoogz Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong, I could possibly need this, but not now. I have laces I've purchased from AE (wax coated) when they were on 99 cent sale awhile back. I got like 10 for personal use or just to replace extremely bad ones on shoes for sale. Now for 3 eyelet laces, I am not in the market per say, but could be interested in your findings [​IMG] (this is me piggybacking your efforts). Reason I say this, is I do have some chukkas / desert boots that have 2 - 3 eyelets and have laces that would probably need replacing soon.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Fueco

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    You bet. I'm not sure why I wrote what I did the way I did. It absolutely came out wrong. I had a very similar case recently with a pair of jeans which were too short for the buyer. They were, of course, listed accurately as having a 28" inseam.
     
  6. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

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    great response, thank you very much.
     
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  7. Melbush

    Melbush Well-Known Member

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    I sold an item to a guy (accepted his third offer), who asked me if he could pay in 2-3 weeks after I accepted his offer. He also wants me to ship to South Korea and has 1 feedback. Should I just cancel the transaction?
     
  8. Koala-T

    Koala-T Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
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    I could do that too.
     
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  13. Snoogz

    Snoogz Well-Known Member

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    If you do 25$ increments, Count.Me.In.Coach!
     
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    Yeah, I'm in, assuming it's not 3000per color. Would want split 50/50 black brown. Figure we'd have to pay the person who orders, splits and delivers for their time too.
     
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  15. Snoogz

    Snoogz Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good! Someone take charge and put together a commit to purchase list!

    25$ increments seems to work for most.

    I'm in!
     
  16. hbkshin

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    [​IMG]
     
  17. richnet12

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    I vote yes!
     
  18. jebarne

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    I emailed them earlier to see if we can get samples before we commit. I asked if they would make the order 70% black, 30% brown. Mix of waxed and unwaxed. Sizes from 24" - 36".

    I was thinking of buying all 3000, organizing my stash, and then selling the rest at $2 per pair with a 4-5 pair minimum.

    However, with the interest here, a split would work too.
     
  19. hbkshin

    hbkshin Well-Known Member

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    Just so you know, aliexpress isn't known for their customer service. Even if they say "sure" to that request, you're 75% unlikely to get your request.

    I had a friend who would flip with aliexpress back when, said it was really hard to communicate and service was pretty much nil.
     
  20. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Well-Known Member

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    Important Question.

    For you guys that do this full time, how do you make this business profitable. I just set up a excel sheet to follow my expenses and profit, and it's made it a bit discouraging. Assuming that 13% of fees goes to eBay and PayPal, and I have to pay roughly 15%(assumed number) on taxes, selling 40k in sales profits me 22K(assuming I spent 6k on sourcing)

    Do most of you have llcs, can someone break down how they started?
     

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