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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    I don't know. I didn't schedule any new listings...only relisted (7 day auctions) unsold items from the previous week, so I expected to take a hit. Was pleasantly surprised to still gross 50% of my normal sales without actually doing any work at all. My new listings (started last Thursday) are hitting on all cylinders and show no signs of slowing....but only time will tell. The week before that was my strongest week ever.
     
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  2. HansderHund

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    Wes, that sounds like some sort of insane coincidence and even worse considering how much you're out on that label. Hope you get it resolved, update it when you get more info!


    :fu:

    Those prices are huge increases for me, as a buyer. I buy often enough that I'll see dramatic increases, especially when you factor in the extra 10% or so many sellers add to international shipping costs.
     


  3. Brianpore

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

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    Shipped a suit to Canada yesterday and we shocked by the price. Where I usually make an extra $5 on shipping international b/c its a PIA (registered mail and the forms), this time I lost $5 vs shipping to someone nice and easy in the US. Guess my prices need to go up [​IMG]
     


  4. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    But....is free shipping still available on this...8' Wave Slide - Green - New!

    [​IMG]


    BTW....this is spectacular. I love it!
    Stunning Hand Inlaid Game Table! Late 19th Century
    I can't even begin to imagine how much time the craftsman spent making that thing. Truly Amazing!
     
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  5. Brianpore

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

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  6. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    See revised post above....
     


  7. KenRose

    KenRose Senior member

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    guys, can you revise a title once someone has bid on your item?
     


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    Argh! How much was it if you don't mind my asking ? Frustrating from this side as well. Went to ship a suit jacket today for a customer in the states that requested tracking. The cheapest option was $79.00 (Vancouver to NorCal) vs. $15 for no tracking (and now no insurance :censored: ) Given how much business Ebay gives the various postal services, some sort of deal ought be sorted in the near future.
     
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  9. Brianpore

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

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  10. FaceOfBoh

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    I assume you;re in Canada (and not Vancouver, WA). What service did you use? Canada Post Expedited Parcel offers tracking but no signature. A jacket in a box about twice the size of a shoe box shouldn't come to more than $25, if that, or maybe less because the distance between CA and Vancouver isn't that great. Plus printing through ebay should net you a discount of about 20%, bringing you down to about $20.
     


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    Nope
     


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    Just another thought on this: you could also put buyer on the hook for any additional costs beyond the stated shipping service. I had someone request over night service beyond the shipping option I offered. There was no way I was going to be on the hook for that.
     
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    I'm interested to see how the most ridiculous listing would potentially perform. I wonder what this would yield:

    Zanella Quintuple Pleated Trousers 2" Cuff Just Like the Celebrities Wear!

    Up for your consideration is an extremely expensive pair of pleated Zanella trousers, just like the American celebrities wear! During Tom Cruise's 2005 Academy Award speech after winning Best Actor for Saving Private Ryan, he recognized this iconic brand by stating at the end of his speech "I love my Zanella Luxury Dress Trousers!"
     


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    That would be a sight to see Tom Cruise accept an Academy Award for something he wasn't even in, in Zanella trousers nonetheless!
     


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    suited Senior member

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    Titanic would have be even better than Saving Private Ryan.
     


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