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

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

  1. FaceOfBoh

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    ...or a roomful of monkeys on their way to some Shakespeare.
     
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    The largest cat I have seen only wore a 34 Long. This was a 44R.
     


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    This didnt get weird, or anything.
     


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    Anyone has any experience shipping to Israel? I have customer who wants me to ship two suits to Israel.
     


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    Now he left me positive feedback.....I only just shipped his suit this afternoon.
     


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    Yep, I've shipped there many times.... no problems. Actually I have had very few problems shipping anywhere in the world, and most of the problems have come from US buyers.
     
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    Sold a Hermes tie. Clicked the box for the global shipping dealy. Ordinarily, I would have selected Express mail for international shipping, but chose priority, since I understood the way it works is that I sent via that method to a US address, and then Ebay takes care of sending overseas. Dude in the Netherlands bought it. Now the shipping page has me sending to him (not a central Ebay address), and I can only chose from priority mail options -- I can't choose Express mail.

    What's the advice? Should I ship priority with insurance? Just bypass Ebay shipping and buy express postage from USPS? Or maybe first class international registered (though that will probably be too slow)?
     


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    I'd go express, or at least first class registered with something as nice as a Hermes.
     


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    Has anyone accepted other than Paypal payments? A customer wants to pay by USPS MO. Is that ok to do?
     


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    You are permitted to accept any form of payment you want, but ebay makes it difficult for you to say you accept payments other than paypal (since they directly profit from paypal transactions). Money order, cashiers checks are cool. Avoid western union, and personal checks. When receiving a MO or cashiers check, make sure it clears before you ship.

    Also a lot of non-paypal using buyers don;t realize they can pay via credit card via paypal without actually having an account. Just another option.
     


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    I guess I just send her another one without checking it any pray she doesn't pull this again? I would send the one from listing pics since it looked in the best condition. Trying my best to work with her, but she's so needy and clearly doesn't trust me despite being so accommodating to her demands... Oh well :rolleyes:
     


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    Was totally psyched about this just happening!

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    Until I saw this. What do you think the chances of this guy paying are?



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    Ive had no problems shipping to Israel.
    Plain and simple, USPS Priority flat rate with the online insurance. Will cost you $26 at best. If its lost, the new insurance claim process ( which is amazaballs awesome) will refund you or the buyer. If its over $250 though, use express.
    Roll the dice. I just had a 4 feedback buyer from wait for it
    Ashgabat, TURKMENISTAN
    Didnt even know that was a country, FYI.
     


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