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

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

  1. Spruce Moose

    Spruce Moose Senior member

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    LMAO bonus 11th pocket.

    Ugh. It's actually on the elbow. I wonder how elbow patches would look but at the same time I just feel upset
     
  2. Fueco

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    Not showing damage like that is clearly next-level douchebaggery...


    Edit to add (now that I'm on my laptop and can actually type!):

    Things with any sort of damage; whether holes, scuffing, stains, missing parts, or whatever should never be listed as like new, and even listing as "excellent condition" could be pushing your luck and asking for a SNAD case.

    I recently listed an item that I know is missing at least one item that would come with the package. The TRX suspension traniner I posted about last week was complete except for the storage bag and DVD instructional video that would come with it new (and of course the box). The listings specifically states that only what is pictured is included. Of course, the first question I get is "Does this come with the DVD?".

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  3. double00

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    honestly if it's a matter of mojo then get yours. guns a-blazin.

    fwiw i have no problem with your attitude in all of this and if it bothers you that much imo you don't need to find consensus here (you certainly don't need my approval anyway). the zegna is a POS, as for the burb at best it's seller laziness. i'm not sure that i would've bought without more disclosure but i can also understand the disappointment after the fact. $.02.
     
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  5. jamesmkeart

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    I think if you buy an item off a zero feedback seller with one photo you're getting what you get.
     
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  6. Spruce Moose

    Spruce Moose Senior member

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    Quote:Well apparently feedback doesn't matter. That Zegna jacket comes from a seller with 3000+ and perfect rating lol.

    As for the Burberry, the seller replied and said that's how he bought it from Burberry. I've already decided I'll keep the jacket but I've asked the seller which store so I can ask if that's how it was sold and maybe look into purchasing a liner / hood. Anyways I'll let you know how it goes

    Also wanted to say big thanks to everyone for the help today. Love the community here
    Here's a picture of me in the coat. Not bad and certainly not worth losing sleep over. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    Today I bought some apparently NOS, made in USA Jack Purcell shoes, with tags, as well as some signs of aging. I think they're reissues, def not vintage because there's a URL on the tag. They seem to sell for crazy money, but I'm slightly concerned that the UPC on the "Authentic Converse Product" label doesn't show up in any database.
    Does anyone know about UPCs? Could this mean that the code is fake, or just that it's no longer in use?
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  8. SteelGuy

    SteelGuy Senior member

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    That's not a standard UPC code, it would be formatted like this :
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    Appears that it's a serial number or other type of verification by the manufacturer. Perhaps there's a lookup on the converse site?
     
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  9. SpooPoker

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

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    x-post over from the LuxeSwap thread, any of you guys experienced this before? its weird.

     
  10. jamesmkeart

    jamesmkeart Senior member

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    If I go through someone with a real big inventory like linda, I find stuff by just going through every item that doesn't show up in a filter, even though it seems to have the characteristics I filtered for. It's annoying but I'll usually just sift through every listing.
     
  11. Dirt

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    I never search by size for the very reason that I don't trust the eBay filter. Filtering by category or brand name is about as far down as I whittle it.
     
  12. double00

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    those had those UPCs in the 90s. sniff around google you'll see what i mean (search 'bar code', not UPC)

    are the soles 'pringled"? that rubber shrinks over time. that's vintage.
     
  13. Shoeluv

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    Well Linda is a special case, I go through her stuff because she leaves a lot out. For instance I now own a pair of barely used suede chukkas from AE which were listed as 10.5 but when I looked at the pictures were actually my size of 10.5EEE. The fact that she accepted $35 w/ free shipping was just a bonus.
     
  14. jamesmkeart

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    Yeah I know she screws up but I find listings that were labeled correctly enough to show up in my search don't some times.
     
  15. Sartoriamo

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    Weird, weird, weird.

    Had a vintage mountain bike listed for months, weekly open auction, start price $699. Tons of watchers. Never a bid. Re-listed BIN/BO at $850 and got a $750 BO within hours. WTF?

    Shout out to @GMMcL, who, in a prior PM, was likely right on the money when he suggested that the psychology of buying places emphasis on buyer choice/control, so high-start-price auction listings involve an "enforced minimum" that buyers resent, while both low-start-price listings and BIN/BO make the decision about price-setting lie with the buyer, not the seller.

    After 19 years on the 'Bay, a new lesson learned today . . .
     
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    I don't use ebay filters for that exact same reason. Even better clothing websites I'll notice some things slip through the filters. With ebay, it's a matter of not using their pull-down menu when listing they're just not going to get your stuff in a filter. You would think they would have numerical sizing for coats and jackets though, it's not that uncommon. Interestingly, I searched "dress pants" and the filter included both alpha and numerical sizing.
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    In the men's clothing > coats & jackets, you're SOL

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  18. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    Thank you! I did find one pair of kid's converse from the 90s with the same barcode. Were they putting their website on their hang tags in the 90s?
    Not sure what pringled means. Here are a couple more pics of the soles.
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  19. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    Also, researching vintage shoes on Japanese sites becomes tragical with google translate.
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  20. SCoNE

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    Hi Guys, I've got a question about a 2Pc Brioni Cash Suit with a number of tiny holes. Any thoughts on what I should start BIN at for this guy? Or do you think just send it to auction and let the market decide? I generally like to avoid that for suits as the sizing can often hard to match to multiple buyers looking at one time..


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