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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    That was MZHammer, He ended up starting a new thread for it here...
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/325478/a-styleforum-ebay-template-journey
     
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    When someone buys something with a Buy It Now in the first day after listing do you assume you had it listed too cheaply? Or are you just glad for a quick transaction?

    I am thinking I made a mistake here:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221167578498?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649

    I have found a few suits recently that seem completely unworn, pockets still sewn shut, etc. but am having a hard time pricing, because I know they still aren't NWOT. And on nicer labels it seems like there's such a huge range of prices. When I was looking at Canali sold listings it seemed like it ran the gamut from $100-$600. Any thoughts? I'm new at this obviously.
     
  3. Brianpore

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

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    Why??

     
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    GMMcL Senior member

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    When I go to my "Activity, Sell" page (not the seller manager; just "Sell" under "Activity", at the top I have a bar that tells me how many scheduled, active, etc. listings I have. It has three rows for current month activity: You have sold, You have listed and You can list. There are two columns, one with numbers, one with dollars. True, my numbers are quite high. But I do have limits. And I ran right up against them last month.
    Maybe it's because I don't have a store. I don't think it's because I'm new; I've been selling for well over a year now.
     
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    I would have gone probably 2x that BIN, just because that size is more desirable.
     
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the help.
     
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    I would expect that suit to sell for $225 in a 10 day auction
     
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    So here is a question I have, and something I find extremely painful when dealing on Ebay and buying things on forums like this. Shipping always seems to be a problem when getting good from the US to Canada, where I live. For some reason I end up paying about $20 to get a shirt shipped and about $40 for a suit. Now that price is not that bad except that it seems to take 2-3 weeks for most of these items to arrive. I have a small business that I run in Canada and for $25 I can next day ship goods from Toronto to anywhere in the US. So why do I always get stuck having to wait such a long time, and does anyone (especially those from Canada) have any good way to get around this?
     
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    capnwes Senior member

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    Move to the US...[​IMG]

    J/K

    This is a point of frustration for us US sellers too. It really makes no sense for it to take so long, and be so expensive, to get to you. After all, the last time I checked we are still on the same continent.
     
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    It's because you pay more in taxes to have stuff shipped faster [​IMG]
     
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    (I'm cross-posting this question from the "ask a question, get an answer" quick-question thread. )

    I don't intend to make selling on eBay a thing I do on the regular as an added source of income. But I do have some nice stuff that I'd like to sell, and I frequently come across good stuff in thrifts that I'd like to flip.

    Is there a good rule of thumb for when it makes sense to

    • Sell it myself, as an inexperienced seller with not too many ratings
    • Consign it with someone experienced, probably from SF
    • Sell it on the B&S fora here

    ? I'd like to maximize profit to me. I don't want stuff to sit around forever, but I don't need to get it out of my house tomorrow or anything.

    E.G. sell exotic high-end brands here; don't sell expensive stuff on eBay if you're not an experienced seller; sell stuff yourself if you expect it to got for less than $40, etc?

    Forgive me if this has been addressed already; I did some searching but didn't find anything.
     
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    This is me thinking about USPS service: :drool:

    Free pick-up for some service levels, some free shipping materials, flat-rate service, Saturday delivery...

    All that AND access to the largest ebay market.

    /rant
     

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