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

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

  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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  2. DanM

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    Not an eBay issue, but I thought I'd share anyway...

    I die a little inside every time a Put This On roundup comes out and there are very similar items to what I have listed, but none of my stuff. Hopefully once I improve my lighting setup a bit...
     
  3. Shiny

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    Is there a ceiling for first class/parcel/slowboat-to-china weight limit for a box? I want to quote a potential buyer in the UK a shipping amount and all I'm getting is International priority and express something or other. $50 to $70. This is for a 6 lb box. I thought you could do a parcel box for a lot cheaper to the UK? Did they do away with that?
     
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    I've only been on the roundup once, and it didn't even net me a sale so don't die too too much inside.
     
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    They [PTO] seem to enjoy unique photo setups in combination with the overall niceness of the item itself. I often see items with cool/out-of-the-box backdrops or surroundings listed on their roundup. I'm sure the item itself is the driving factor, but perhaps the creativity of the photo plays a role when there are lots of similar items listed. They had a blog post that addressed their selection process a few days ago.
     
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  6. TheBurnOut

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    Word of warning: Block eBay user stacerose646

    In related news, eBay finally came through for me on a dispute with a buyer!

    He said the suit had a stain on the lapel (which it did not) and before I could reply to his message he opened a case against me.

    I agreed to the return- I figured if I sold it once I could sell it again, no real loss on my part. Cost of business I suppose...

    Anyways, he took quite a while to return the suit, which seemed odd since he couldn't even wait a day for me to reply to his initial email. So, two weeks later the suit arrives and the vest is COVERED in small red stains that were not there when I sold him the suit. I look closer and see a couple of larger stains on the pants.

    I don't know if he wore the suit or if it was out on the dining room table etc. Either way, big bummer for me. Now I'm out the suit AND the money.

    I called eBay immediately and spoke with an extremely friendly and helpful woman named Tara. She closed the initial case in his favor and opened an appeal based on the return of damaged goods.

    Within 12 hours the money had been placed back in my account.

    I've since dropped the suit off at the cleaners to see what magic they can work. I'm not very hopeful but I also don't really care at this point. The way I see it, eBay made me whole and that's all that counts!
     
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  7. Brianpore

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    I'm sure a lot of you have seen the news of a new fee structure coming (not horrible news actually). Not going to change how I sell, BUT was reading an article and they said this:

    Quote: I'll believe it when I see it, not sure how this is going to work with BIN OBO if you accept an offer, but either way it's a positive that you don't have to wait a week or more for an unpaid item case on a BIN item!
     
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    IMO I've yet to consider ebay resolving an issue like this until they prevent the person from leaving you negative feedback. Ebay ruled in my favor on a case and refused to do anything about the feedback, even though the basis for their ruling was that the guy was full of shit.
     
  9. TheBurnOut

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    According to the spring seller update buyers will no longer be able to leave negative or neutral feedback if a case is decided against them.

    I don't know how that works with the appeal process though.
     
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  10. cbusguy

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    Should I put a mark through bar codes to prevent returns on NWT items to Brooks Brothers?
     
  11. TheBurnOut

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    Why?
     
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  12. Brianpore

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    +1 Why?

    Better question, if you feel returning it is a better deal then selling it on ebay why dont you just go return it yourself and get the store credit?

    I personally sell things NWOT sometimes when I buy them at discount stores and remove the discount store tag but that is different and I take the tags off before taking pictures or listings the item.
     
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    I was just wondering what other people did with NWT items that could be easily returned for store credit or cash. Do people typically return these to stores?

    I do not feel it is right to return an item I did not purchase at Brooks Brothers for store credit.

    I feel marking through the tag (since they were not bought at a discount store) is better than removing the tags and selling them as NWOT.
     
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    Or you could just sell it as is.

    If the stores want to mark the items to prevent returns, that's their business.
     
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    +1. Don't burden urself with other peoples possibility of deception.
     
  16. Brianpore

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    Not saying I do, but you not feeling right is on you. What the person buying it does is on them. If you DO mark the tags, make sure to note that in the auction and show a picture. Even if my plan is not to return it, if you called it NWT and made no mention of the tags being marked and then I got the item with marked tags, I would be pissed. Just my opinion.
     
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    [​IMG]

    So many views, no bites.
     
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    I would be all over those, but I'm in a bit of a cash crunch at the moment. About a dozen of those views are from me :)
     
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    Yeah selections seem really random, just put saved searches to email and it's much more efficient


    4 pound limit, also size limit


    For 6 days? Doesn't seem too much though glws
     
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    Probably another dumb question but how do you know if ebay sent you a 1099 or not? Haven't gotten one in mail but just wanted to see if you can confirm online. Laptop dead since charger isn't working and AppleCare is failing so can't search too well at the moment. And if its personal items mostly the you sell do you even need to report?
     
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