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

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

  1. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Too bad there isn't a clip of Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's interview couch proclaiming that textile love. :)
     
  2. Tweets

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    Picked up 3-3 pc vintage suits, nothing special, one's a HSM...all from the same donor, same size....how much am I going to lose on average if I group them in 1 lot of 3 suits vs listing them individually? Or is it possible I would actually sell them easier as one group?

    Thanks
     
  3. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I typically average around $100 for "nothing special" 3 piece suits. I would be surprised if you would triple that by listing them together. I would bet that you would cut your profit by around 50%...but it all really depends on bidder interest.
     
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    capnwes Senior member

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    Not to get technical....but don't you mean Tom Hanks?
     
  5. Tweets

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    Thanks, probably worth the time to do 3 seperate and just mention others available on other auctions.


    Wish I had your clientele...
     
  6. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Well, if they are the same size and measurements, you will only have to choose "list similar item" and change the photos. Shouldn't take but a minute to do the other two once the first one is done.

    My Clientele is the same as everyone else's...the entire world of ebay.
     
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    Can someone explain to me why I can list auctions as BINOBO on my phone but not online? And why don't they show up with the best offer option on the phone?

    Ebay needs some serious work on the UI side. Why oh why won't they hire me!! [​IMG]
     
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    The best offer option is only available (to me at least) with the "advanced listing tool", not the "quick listing tool"
     
  9. razl

    razl Senior member

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    I'm only an occasional seller, but definitely a buyer. I could not believe I got the following response from a seller based on my question:

    Me:
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    Ok. Good luck selling your suit with dutiful jacket measurements but nothing - not even the waist - for the trousers (and, no, it's not in the pics either).

    Crazy. I was interested, now I'm not.
     
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    :wow:

    That's crazy, I had no idea. Is that what they generally go for, or is it because you put out that much better listings?
     
  11. Brianpore

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

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

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    Sometimes, SC's too...
     
  13. stevent

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    Sold a pair of chinos for like $12 NWOT, had shipping at $12.88 and buyer happened to be in CA so cost was around $6. Would have been 10ish if on east coast due to weight. Buyer now is asking me to refund him the money. Is that a little bs or is that just me? Not trying to get my first negative feedback for $7 but shipping is put at a flat rate. Should I just refund or not respond or what?
     
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    Total BS. Shipping & handling. If you marked flat rate shipping, he knew it going in. This is one reason to never click the add shipping cost to label box though.
     

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