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

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

  1. Reosymes

    Reosymes Well-Known Member

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    Not gonna make into an Oscar-acceptance speech, but thank you guys for all your help and advice.

    [​IMG]

    With 115 lifetime transactions and 2 defects already I don't expect to hold on to it for long, but it's a good feeling nevertheless. I don't offer returns so this is the highest I can climb up this greasy pole. Do I still get some discounts, though? Ebay's language is confusing. They start off with Top Rated and immediately segue into the discounts sellers will be able to enjoy as Top Rated Plus sellers.
     
  2. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure you receive shipping discounts but no FVF discounts.
     
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  3. DanM

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    Hey guys, how long do you think it would take for a package of ties (4) to be sent from Ontario to southern Ohio using "lowest cost" shipping? I ethrifted several RLPL ties , won on the 10th, and the seller used an untracked shipping method. As I won the ties for .99 plus shipping, I'm wondering if I'm being impatient or if I'll never see the ties.
     
  4. FlorianQC

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    my untracked packets take 7-10 days to be received in California normally
     
  5. futuremyth

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    It really depends on how it was shipped, but I've had packages take as long as 3 weeks to arrive in the US before (albeit rarely). IMO just sit tight, and open a case if it hits a month or more.
     
  6. Snoogz

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    Sit tight for 6 months, you'll have time to open a case through paypal [​IMG]
     
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  7. DanM

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    Thanks guys. I don't purchase a lot from outside the US, so I really didn't know what to expect re:shipping times.
     
  8. Snoogz

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    Thought this may be of some benefit to others who use vista print for certain items. Had to order couple thousand more cards, and was able to find a 33% off code for the order. SALE33 - Ends 9-24-14.
     
  9. Yorker

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    Checking the authorities on shipping matters here:


    $350 New with tag and box scarf. 1 pound, 2 ounces. shipping to london, purchased with $39 in shipping charges, but shipping is listed as first class international. I think I meant to list it as priority international. Anyhow, should I buy priority at $40, or first class at 20? Would I be jeopardizing my seller protection by buying a different (albeit better) shipping?


    advice much appreciated!
     
  10. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    $350...I would go express + insurance for the extra $10 (usually around $50).... Spooooooo?
     
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  11. Snoogz

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    +1.
    Express for sure.
     
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  12. GMMcL

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    No shit. Dual vent, too. And solid navy.

    Yes, tiny, but very reweavable. And see above re: everything it had going for it.

    Pleats on suits is still the norm, no matter what #menswear says.
     
  18. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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  19. Snoogz

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    But #menswear has a "saying" for a reason...that carries over into many peoples minds of what they want to look like, and what they are wanting to buy.

    I'd honestly think that the majority of buyers are looking for flat front trousers over pleats. The suit sale does seem a bit low, especially for the quality. But the brand and the pleats scream classic. Classic buyers want to buy items that are in near perfect condition. They probably don't know what a reweave is...Its unfortunate that those factors play a large roll in people committing to purchase, but I guess that is reality for that suit sometimes.


    Like Brian said, I would of expected about 50+ for that suit even with the flaw, but there it goes.
     
  20. ATLjon

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    Way behind on the threads (I won't even mention how much I need to read on the thrift thread) because I've been in sunny Idaho and, well, because the site still crashes Firefox. Question:

    Yea or nay on Poland?

    "I am interested in your orange Kiton 100% Cashmere jacket from this listing of yours ->


    Would you consider to ship this lovely jacket to Poland with USPS First Class Mail Intl?
    It would be about 30-40usd."



    The guy has 77 feedback, all positive (one says that he bought never ended up paying for the item).
     

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