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

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

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Used stuff?

    Oxxford, as you mentioned. Hickey Freeman, H Freeman & Sons, Brooks Brothers, and J Press can be stolen if you are patient.
     
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  2. capnwes

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    Big +1 on the H Freeman & Son. The quality is great and the general public will overlook it.
     


  3. McPryon

    McPryon Well-Known Member

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    I'm noticing an aggravating trend, and that's people ending auctions. Three out of the five items I've been on in the last week have had the bids canceled and auction ended because "the item is no longer available." I understand things happen on rare occasions, but I think people are abusing the ability to end an auction. And I'm talking week-long auctions being canceled after two days, not BIN items. It's seriously frustrating and a pretty lame thing to do.

    GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
     


  4. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Yeah that sucks. I have a policy not to end auctions which have bids.
     


  5. suited

    suited Senior member

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    My ghetto lighting setup = 2 clamp lights with 100W CFLs, day light spectrum, with a white bed sheet as my backdrop. I need to get some light stands, as you can see, but I think with a little tweaking it will work and save me from having to buy a real lighting setup. Also purchased a bigger desk.

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    Need to fix the washout around the collar, but other than that I don't think it's too bad for 30 bucks.

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  6. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    I don't ship internationally, but I have a pair of size 5 redwings that buyer in Japan is interested in, And asked about pricing, which is where my question lays.

    I looked online to best of my ability for shipping these shoes to Japan and wanted to run the $'s by u to c if it sounds accurate.

    Priority mail int. shows about 60-65$
    That sound accurate and worth informing the buyer?
     


  7. scootypuff

    scootypuff Well-Known Member

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    You could use the Priority large flat rate box which is 60.95 but at that price, you could opt to go with Express Mail International with your own packaging to make them happier and it could be cheaper too. Use postcalc.usps.com to check postage rates and for non-flat rate options, it is cheaper to buy postage online.
     
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  8. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Ok

    thank u so much, any specific details with customs I need to look out for? Do I send it as gift on customs form?
     


  9. scootypuff

    scootypuff Well-Known Member

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    Well it is technically illegal to mark it as gift, so it is up to you if you are willing to do so. Just make sure if you're planning to insure the package, declare the full amount. I say this because some buyers also ask sellers to undervalue the item to avoid customs fees and you'll only be covered for the amount you declared if something happens to the package.
     
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  10. Steve Smith

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    Several of you have mentioned that Registered Mail is your preferred method for international shipping. Do you send it First Class with no extra insurance? Is Registered considered to be about 100% secure no matter where it is sent?
     


  11. hrb

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    Is this also an ebay venting thread :censored:

    I purchased an item from a buyer in Canada. I am also in Canada. the item - a suit jacket - sold for a quite a low price, $23.00. The seller sent me an invoice with an international USPS shipping quote of $30.00 for the jacket, for a combined total of $53.00. (In my experience $30.00 is incredibly high for shipping a suit jacket internationally let alone domestically).

    I requested the seller to send a new invoice with the domestic shipping charge and noted I would pay as soon as that was done. They then sent me the sole message I have received from them to date which stated they could not change the shipping as it would be unfair to the other bidders. He/She proceeded to send another invoice with international shipping at the aforementioned price. After another message on my part explaining this makes no sense, the seller opened a case with ebay to cancel the order, which I declined.

    This morning, I contacted ebay customer service, who is sending the seller a notice to change to shipping to domestic. They said, predictably and understandably, they cannot force the seller to change the shipping.

    That all said, I would rather pay for the item and it's offensive, incorrect, international shipping charge, as I got a great deal, but this seems very wrong. My underlying suspicion (with no evidence) is the seller thought they were going to get 5 times or so the amount they did for the item are and wanting to re-list it. Lastly, I appreciate this is far too much energy spent on $30, but for me it is more about the precedent of good business and feeling like I'm getting screwed. Any experiences, thoughts, or suggestions from you upstanding, frequently using, ebay sellers and buyers here on SF?
     
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    this seller is totally offsides, i nominate him to any running black list of sellers
     
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    Ok, I know the love isnt going to be there on this, but pretty sure it will do okay...my problem is how do I describe this reversible vest?

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  14. hrb

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    Name of seller:

    indy_z

    feel free to ad if there is a list going mods. I have no problem throwing their name out there!
     


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    Nice find, he appears to be an idiot since he failed to mention the measurement in the title, listed it as a 48 in the listing which appears to be Italian sizing, as it appears to measure about a 38 which is probably why it didn't sell for shit.
     


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