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

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

  1. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    I've sold a few items on B&S and for what it's worth I've always posted mid-week, mid-day and always bumped around there i.e. 7 days later. I've had them sit dormant for a week or two but twice in this scenario I've had someone contact to buy within one hour of bumping.

    So maybe: no rhyme or reason to listing/bumping time and in my case it probably has more to do with being near the front.
     


  2. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Another for the blacklist - a seller: dwer5329
    (I'm not asking people to do work for me; I don't have the blacklist info anymore and want to give a heads-up).
    Dude sold me a sweater described as being in "mint" condition, and when I got it, it had 3 spots of spaghetti sauce or BBQ sauce or something dribbled down the front. He offered to refund the purchase price and said I should go get it dry cleaned. He'll take a return, still only refund purchase price, but not shipping costs either way.
    I've never left a negative feedback for a seller but in this case I might.
     


  3. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Never [​IMG]

    The B&S IMO is pretty useless these days....maybe I'm totally f'ing it up, but I use to do a TON of sales and now if I have maybe one a month I'm happy and my listings have not changed and I was bumping every 7 days....
     


  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I list on Saturday or Sunday AM and pay for the 7 buck bump fee, bump on Mon, Wed, and Fri.

    Dont out bump me, bro.
     


  5. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    I forget to bump my listings for months. Eventually someone finds it.
     
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  6. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Being the cheap mofo I am, that seems unlikely.

    Thanks, all, for the input.
     


  7. Evil Abed

    Evil Abed Senior member

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    Thoughts on this... I picked up a piece to an old camera from a seller with a solid rep from Poland of all places (listed on US ebay). Auction closed on the 27th of last month, and I was notified of shipping a day or two later. Ebay's estimated delivery (I'm sure it's useless, right?) says Nov. 29th to Dec 12th. This is a general automated estimate that doesn't take into account the holiday season or that it's arriving from an international seller right?

    Should I give it till the end of the week before contacting him? Ebay for some reason says the item has been re-listed, but when you click on their link to see, it takes me to an auction with similar words in the title, but a totally different thing. Also his completed listings don't show him re-selling it to someone else, so I assume I'm safe. Ebay mentioned the re-listing after the item had shipped.

    Am I just an impatient bastard?
     
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  8. concealed

    concealed Senior member

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    Yes.
     
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  9. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    He probably clicked relist to use the same template or something and then filled in the specifics with his new item. No clue on the rest, it shouldn't be a big deal to just shoot seller a message.
     


  10. Evil Abed

    Evil Abed Senior member

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    Thanks guys, that's what I figured.
     


  11. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    I just did a major closet cleaning, photographed and measured everything in anticipation of listing tomorrow night, then I realized the auctions will be ending the day before Christmas eve.

    Are you big time sellers holding off till after the holidays?
    I seem to remember stuff selling poorly in january and february.
     


  12. masaccio

    masaccio Senior member

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    I bought an RLPL silk knit tie on Ebay that was advertised as black. Picked it up from the Post Office and it's navy.

    I'm willing to keep the tie, as I don't have one in navy, but black was the preference as a staple addition.

    For context, the only suit I own (and really need, at this stage) is navy.

    I'm thinking I will just keep the tie, rather than go through hassle of returns, but wondering what to do about feedback. Is feedback a huge deal to sellers? I would assume I should communicate with the seller, first.

    Thoughts?
     


  13. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    Yes. Feedback is a big deal. I would discuss with the seller before leaving feedback. You could possibly get a partial refund. At worst, i would leave neutral feedback (because a dark navy can look black to a lot of people)
     
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  14. capnwes

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    I am continuing with business as usual (listings ending on Sunday night.) I am banking on drunken post Christmas party bidding, and bids by those poor sartorial souls who are stuck at the in-laws' house for the weekend.
     


  15. capnwes

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    Yes, it is a big deal. I lose a little sleep every night since the 1 negative feedback I received a few months back. I seller with 100% positive feedback will likely go above and beyond to keep a clean record. In any case, I prefer no feedback at all to a neutral/negative feedback.

    As far as the Navy/Black deal...I still have to ask my wife to look at all of those things before I list them. Some of those navy suits and ties are just so damn dark!
     


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