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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    Close...feedback can be left up to 60 days after.

    45 days is the longest you have to open an unpaid case to claim your final value fees in the event of a non-paying bidder.
     


  2. suited

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    I put something like "ebay ruled in my favor when case was opened, extremely dishonest buyer." I was reading about Spoo's incident regarding the lady who mailed back a box filled with garbage and tried to pass it off as her returning a handbag. Fuck, that would enrage me.
     
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  3. TheNeedMachine

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    ...although that cannot be enforced if you offer items as BINOBO - if they make a best offer, and you accept, they are not required to pay immediately.
     


  4. 83glt

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  5. Steve Papas

    Steve Papas Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. There are many sellers who lose lots of sales because instead of using the cheapest form of shipping available, they use the more expensive tracking with signature confirmation option. But even with signature confirmation the buyer can claim empty envelop and still get his money back.

    I have a cousin who owns a brick and mortar store. When asked if she is worried about employee and customer theft, she simply answered, "it is all in the program" ie. it is the cost of doing business. I can understand you, and if I was a seller, I would feel the same way. But try to think of it more philosophically. Thefts occur in at businesses. It will at least take some of the sting away.

    Many experienced ebay sellers say to add a couple of dollars extra to shipping charges and put that money in a jar. When thefts occur, to take the money from the jar to cover your loses. Just an option.
     


  6. Steve Smith

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    True, but he asked about BIN not BINOBO.
     


  7. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    I can't. I've tried and it tells me I can't select that option if I don't have a store. Unless I'm doing it wrong.
     


  8. TheNeedMachine

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    I would add this person to the blacklist if "BINOBO douchebaggery" were a reason...but I don't think it is...so here you go:


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  9. TheNeedMachine

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    Guys with stores: aside from the touted benefits (lower insertion fees etc), are there any additional buyer restrictions that come with it? I already have mine set to the strictest but my issues always come from new eBayers and I would like to set my to be even more stringent - i.e: one unpaid strike instead of two; must have 20+ positive feedbacks (or whatever). Or are we all stuck with eBay allows us to set up, store or not?
     


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    why not auto decline offers below the rediculous threshold? $14.99 in that shirt's case
     


  11. Steve Smith

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  12. TheNeedMachine

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    you'd only offer $14.99 for a $89 shirt, NWT? tough crowd. tho admittedly, it ain't that nice of a shirt.
    i dunno - i got the 5-day offer from eBay to list up to 5000 items free at BIN and add OBO (no auction listings) so i just threw a bunch of stuff up to see what stuck. didn't take time to auto-reject below a certain $ on anything.

    Back to UBC tomorrow, to return about $150 worth of stuff for store credit which I'll have to spend that day. Any ATL folks see a clean homeless-looking person, that's probably me - throw up the SF Thrifter signal (one finger in each nostril) and I'll buy you a Coke.
     


  13. gettoasty

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    I am trying to ship something to Canada from California. If I go through USPS first class international, will PayPal / eBay be able to track this via seller and buyer, respectively?

    I read once it leaves N. America that there is no more tracking, but only for the seller or both parties? Trying to save $20 if I can.

    TIA
     


  14. VLSI

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    Add registered service for $12. Paypal/ebay won't see anything different in the tracking information than you will.
     
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    I do not see that option. I am thinking I just have to do everything at the post office. Though I could save some leg work via online.

    Seems though I can add tracking, which is what the buyer is really concerned about.

    Thanks.

    edit:
    Only allows me to "Print SKU/order number on label"
    Other two options no letting me check off, "Add Signature Confirmation" and "Add insurance."

    edit2:
    Is registered service the same as tracking? Sorry. TIA
     
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