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

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

  1. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Wrap it in cut down tyvek envelopes (or butcher paper if you have it). Works like a charm...
     
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  2. Kazoo

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    That sound perfect! Thanks!
     
  3. jamesmkeart

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    I thrifted a few ties from Battaglia and they all taper more on the left side than the right. It also doesn't start until most of the way up the visible part of the large blade. They don't look altered so I'm wondering if this is a thing tie makers do?
     
  4. Fueco

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    Just don't do that think that some people out there do and tape the entire surface of the box. My wife received a pair of "NIB" cycling shoes that way. [​IMG]
     
  5. SpooPoker

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

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    No, its just gravity/wear that causes the blade to be off center. Happens a lot on foulard twills - especially Hermes.
     
  6. markusadams

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    Better to wear the clothes, things on the hanger or floor are not really attractive for buyers, imo.
     
  7. kbadgley84

    kbadgley84 Senior member

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    Got a pair of Prada shoes the same way, surprised the shoes were still in the box when I got it
     
  8. jamesmkeart

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    Thanks,I'll have to pay closer attention.
     
  9. cchen

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    Really a pain to deal with these shady buyers.

    I sold an IWC watch box with booklet/guarantee card from an expensive IWC watch I used to own. Buyer messaged me asking if I would sell just the booklets and guarantee card and I said no, as they have more value together as a set. He then makes a decent offer for the full set that I accept.

    Today, he messages he saying that the inner box is fake and not leather. Of course its leather, it's IWC. Back and forth, I send him the email confirmation from when I bought the watch in 2009, he still claims the box is fake. Then says he can accept a partial refund as he just wants the guarantee card. Of course I say no, the box is 100% authentic. Now buyer says he's going to open a claim citing that the box is fake.

    How would you respond?
     
  10. kbadgley84

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    I usually tell people like that to send the item back for a full refund
     
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  11. classicthrifter

    classicthrifter Senior member

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    Hi All! Sold the LP leather jacket.

    Any tips on how you'd ship it for a nice presentation and also in a secure manner? I'll insure it of course. I have tons of tissue paper, larger sealable bags and was probably going to stick it in a priority B box or Medium Flat rate. Will include the invoice and thank you card.

    I'm thinking of upgrading to next day shipping as well. I have never sold something this high before.

    Ever look at someone's feedback and see that they have purchased from forum members? That makes me feel better already. :)

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA
     
  12. Brianpore

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    I buy these just for that situation. IMO if you are buying NIB shoes the box is part of what you are buying so I want that protected as well as the shoes YOu can just wrap it in something but then the corners of the box have a very good change of being damaged in shipment

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    25 Pack 14x10x6 Cardboard Box Packing Shipping Mailing Storage Moving Cartons
     
  13. carreragt7

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    K sneaker heads. Getting ready to throw these up on that other site. Can't seem to find a guide to figure out age on these. Any input? Not sure if it's the size (17!) throwing off my finding anything but even when I search just the general shoe I'm not finding an exact model. Tongue and heel grab area are different than most I'm finding. Fake? More rare? Any suggestions on BINOBO price? Seems to range from $50-700 so quite the spread.
    Cross-posted in the thrift thread as I know a lot of sneaker heads are active over there.

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  14. drlivingston

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  15. Purplelabel

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    Shoes like this were mass produced to the balls, I struggle finding the colour code of my green blazers. There's a dead stock pair of French superstars on Etsy for around £470 (size 7.5)
    I say chuck them up bidding at 150, then let the people who know what these are fight over it. That's what I'd do!
    But make sure sure include notable wearers; Run DMC, SpooPoker etc..

    Size 17 would usually mean a collectors piece in my experience.
     
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    So he opened a claim citing something is wrong with the item. Do you think ebay will side with him? I've uploaded the original receipt and responded. Talked to an ebay CSR who said I can tell my side of the story at the end of the return response period, including the messages he sent asking to just buy the guarantee card and asking for a partial refund for just the card.

    Buyer is threatening negative feedback now as well....
     
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  17. Brianpore

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  18. cchen

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    He sent these messages within the return request:

    Info from the buyer
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    Doesn't seem authentic
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    Hi, I pay for orginal box and i got fake. Is not leather.If you make a part fefund i can keep documents and send back that box or i can post them all. Please send me return address. Regards Robert


    I responded as I stated above and uploaded the receipt.

    He says:

    Please send me your full address to return this box, and full refund with postage.

    Your choice. IWC Ingenieur Ref 3725 Chronograph always goes with different look box, i give you alse negative feedback!!!

    At this point I'm fine to let ebay evaluate the situation. Thoughts?

    Update - he's left a negative before the conclusion of the return . I've reported him and explained the situation to ebay.
     
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  19. drlivingston

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    Call eBay and play up the feedback extortion angle. The whole matter hinges on him not wanting the box. He only wanted a certain part of the lot. He is trying to sell a watch of his own and wants your booklet and guarantee card to give it authenticity. He overplayed his hand.
     
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  20. othertravel

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    Or he best against the House, and lost.
     
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