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

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

  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Yes, all the time from the guys here on SF. I assume you are referring to the $0.00 fee? When it is sent as a personal payment / gift there is no fee. I think there is also an option for the sender to pick up the fee. One of my regular buyers in Indonesia does this all the time. If it was an ebay item or purchase from someone you don't know or trust, realize it does not qualify for paypal protections. However, I think their buyer protections are also forfeited. A gift is a gift.
     
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  2. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    No, the seller protection part at the top and box about the address look off to me. It normally looks like this:

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  3. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Yeah, I haven't seen one quite like that...at least not in the last 6 months.
     
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  4. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Thanks. I've just never seen one like that before. All of mine look like the second one posted. The first appears a lot more like a normal transaction from an account without any personal info filled out.
     


  5. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    That's what I was thinking, but I didn't think you could do that. The normal ones say "OK to ship" it's weird. I suppose you at least know who it is from. If paypal said it is legit, I would go with it.
     


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    I don't really have a choice I guess. I just wish I could feel safe when dealing with paypal. I'll probably call once more to verify, but not a lot else to do but ship and pray. Thanks.
     


  7. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Was it an eBay transaction? If so it should be covered on that end as long as you ship to that address. I mean, they can pay with any method they want and still be covered, right? Just wont have the extra paypal coverage.
     


  8. VLSI

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    Sold here on B&S to 0 post member.
     


  9. capnwes

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    Ahhh I see. Well, I have one of those transactions going on right now too, SF user, 10 posts. Asked to ship to an unverified address in the US to save from shipping to Canada. I am just going to trust him.

    Good luck.
     


  10. dreamspace

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    Regarding the shoes:

    I bought(BIN) the pair Friday 23rd, got an shipping invoice two days later and paid.

    Assumed he had shipped the pair out, but a week later I got a mail from him asking If I wanted a refund because supposedly shipping takes a long time right now, using Priority Mail.
    I tell him to ship them out ASAP.

    Another week goes, I ask if he's shipped 'em out, and he says yes giving me a tracking number (on the 8th).
    Check out the tracking number, says USPS have received an electronic notification (or something)...check out the tracking today, and the package was picked up first yesterday.

    I asked him to ship the shoes to another address (since I'll be on vacation for christmas), but he said he couldn't do that due to Ebay rules.
    IF the shoes arrive here after I'm gone, they will automatically be returned to him after two weeks, since I obviously can't pick them up while being on a vacation.
     


  11. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Where do you live? If in the US you request that the Postal Service hold your mail.
     


  12. Orgetorix

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    ^ Right...one typically doesn't leave two weeks' worth of mail to just pile up at home; either have USPS hold it or ask a friend to pick up your mail for you and they'll get the package too.
     


  13. capnwes

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    ^ you may run into issues with a friend picking it up for you if, by chance, you have to sign for it. The ladies at the post office, who know me quite well, would not let my friend sign for my package even with me on the phone authorizing it.
     


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    I meant picking up your mail for you from your mailbox/front porch, not the post office.
     


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    Vaguely off topic: What's the best day to bump your Styleforum listing? Part of me thinks it should be during the workday, when people are procrastinating. But I know the accepted wisdom is that ebay listings should end on Sunday, early evening. Thoughts?
     


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