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

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

  1. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Was a pair of boots in box wes. Too big for any flat rate box but only like 5.5lb. Shipping costs me 20-30ish on them depending on distance.
     
  2. Digmenow

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    Thought I'd kick this over here as instructed.

    So...a "B" box, eh?

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    2 piece, 42L Jack Victor Prossimo suit. Check

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    2 Brooks Brothers Slim Fit Non Iron 16.5 X 35 shirts.

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    Bagged up, boxed and neckties on the side.

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    Sealed up and awaiting addy.

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    Thanks for the tip, Brian. I'd have been stuffing everything into the Tyvek! :lol:
     
  3. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    That's not a Regional "B" size Dig. That's a large Flat Rate
     
  4. capnwes

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  5. Brianpore

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  6. capnwes

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    I really need to be proactive with doing this. I have all the priority boxes in stock already. I like my sturdy boxes from my supplier, but they cost a buck a piece. I could save about $2000 in boxes a year if I paid better attention. It's just so easy to ship with the same box, rather than check to see which is cheaper every time. Call me lazy, but my ship days get so hectic with 50 or so packages going out.

    I do still prefer my sturdier boxes for shoe shipments. I spend so much time making them wear-ready.
     
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  7. Brianpore

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  8. Orgetorix

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    How long does it take before the urge to check your auctions for new bids every 20 minutes goes away? :embar:
     
  9. SpooPoker

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

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    Its been 15 years for me, still waiting.
     
  10. hucklecat

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    Don't forget about the flat rate padded envelope. Fits all pants and any shirt I have come across for flat $5.35. They stretch a little.

    Its an option.
     
  11. hucklecat

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    never. I really need to get back into the auctions. A true blast to watch when you have 50 auctions ending at the same time!
     
  12. tben

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    $6.05 now. The tracking is built in. No more delivery confirmation.
     
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    Do you not have a smart phone? I get a little buzz every time I get a bid haha, I have to imagine you have that feature turned off Spoo?
     
  14. SpooPoker

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

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    FTFM


    Yeah bro. I do. :)
     
  15. Digmenow

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    I actually WAS shipping across country. DC area to Houston, TX so I wasn't sure about the regional aspect. My local post office is usually packed with a 30 minute or longer line so I use the electronic kiosk and thus, couldn't ask anyone for shipping advice.

    I figured it wasn't the regional box that you recommended when the option came up on the kiosk screen but the pictures for regional and flat rate were the same and everything was already packed so off it went for $16.75-ish. It's for a family member and I may never recoup any of the costs so it's not a big concern this time. I couldn't find any boxes marked "regional" and this one had a "B" on the label so I rolled with it.

    Thanks for the link to the other boxes. I may be shipping more down to him in the near future.

    encyclopaedia
     
  16. Brianpore

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    Just found that setting and turned it on. :)
     
  18. capnwes

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    I have to keep my phone plugged in on Sunday nights or it will surely die.
     
  19. Brianpore

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    Got this note from the buyer of this suit this morning......http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140909588019

    Just wanted to let you know that I am in reciept of the Paul Stuart suit and I'm just completely SPEECHLESS right now. The suit is BEAUTIFUL. Completely what I was looking for. I'm soo happy that I decided to get it. Came in the mail on yesterday - I took it out the box and just couldn't believe the quality of the piece goods. The construction is flawless and the feel is the BOMB. There is nothing like a full canvassed suit. I tried it on and it fit wonderfully. I'm going to shorten the sleeves on the jacket by 1/4 inch and then have my tailor cut working button holes to give it that "bespoke" look. I'm going to take in the waist by 1/2 inch because I've been losing a little weight lately and drop the cuff size on the trousers by 1/2 inch.

    Even with those small details - I decided to just wear it to work this morning for Valentine's Day. My wife just couldn't stop complimenting me on the suit as I was leaving the house this morning and I've been getting the same thing at work all day. I had a meeting with the university provost this morning and he pulled me to the side and asked about the suit. I told him it was a Paul Stuart and since he is a native New Yorker - he knew exactly what I had on. He had this look like - "that's a $2000 suit!!!!" hahahahahaha!

    Again - thank you for everything and PLEASE if you run across another suit like this - let me know because I have a new found respect for the PAUL STUART line.
     
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  20. capnwes

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    I got chills just reading it, bet that made your day!
     

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