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

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

  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I've been having an ongoing issue with a pair of RRL chinos that are made with selvedge denim. Another issue is the fact that the actual item name is deadstock boss chino. Called a few times and eBay just gives me endless bs and they even suspended my account one weekend. Been bitching but no real result. Also hate the fact that each rep gives me a different reason on why I'm wrong. Then I ask the rep why another rep said something else and cycle goes on. Worst part is I should easily move time on eBay but not here so it's holding me out of some funds I could use.

    TL;dr eBay sucks and no idea what to do
     
  2. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    While we are on the subject of co-listing.

    Has anyone ever seen a US made Burberry London licensed by HartMarx? Found one last week, seems it was done for a short time but apparently some legal issues arose.



    Also this seems encouraging. Basically our only way to fight back against the occasional crappy buyer.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    I hope ebay's finally taking a stand to some of the terrible buyers. They ruin ebay for everyone involved.

    Also, I purchased something on ebay this morning. Used shoes at that. Feels dirty :embar: Even had them shipped all the way across the country to my parents so they could ship them back to avoid paying tax...
     
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  4. capnwes

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    Must have been pricey, if that was the cheaper option.
     
  5. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    8% on 200. My dad is visiting soon though, so if they make it to him in time I won't have to pay return shipping, which is what I'm hoping.
     
  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    On March 14 I shipped a shirt in a Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope to the Netherlands. Postage was printed on ebay. Buyer sent me a message today that he has not received it yet. Tracking shows nothing after leaving Fayetteville, NC on March 15.

    What to do? Does calling the USPS accomplish anything? Does a shipment like this ever take longer than 6 weeks? Refund?
     
  7. SpooPoker

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

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    Always ALWAYS use the "insure" button on PMFRE's. File an online claim in 2 clicks, get paid in 2 days, basta. You did insure, right? :)
     
  8. Steve Smith

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    It is a shirt sold for $58. Insurance costs about 3%. Even if I take a complete loss on this one I am way ahead by not insuring on this kind of shipment.
     
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  9. GMMcL

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    I've got a Japanese buyer for a vintage Huntsman riding jacket. 0 feedback, solid offer.

    What say the masses: Accept or decline?
     
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    I had pants sent to netherlands end up in Jamaica. Buyer was quite patient thankfully
     
  11. capnwes

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    I've had a crazy amount of noob ebay buyers lately. Most of them for high prices, and all made good payment and left good feedback.
     
  12. Snoogz

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    I to have had 3 last week that I was worried about when they had won the auction, but all turned out well. In fact, 2/3 were first time purchasers. I welcomed them to eBay and made well with our transactions.
     
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    A new eBay buyer bought this shirt.



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    I was getting it ready for shipment that's when I noticed that the shirt had a small hole on the back.



    [​IMG]

    The buyer wanted the shirt and he gave a fantastic feedback without even receiving the shirt...
     
  15. SpooPoker

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

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    I ship everything either PM or ties and small stuff by PMFREs and insure everything - even if its 12 bucks or something. If it gets lost, you always win an insurance claim, it takes less than 30 seconds, and the payment can be made right to the buyers pp account, no case against you. Its a complete win win. Happened like 5-6 times and is marvelous.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    always, every time, the non-usps. trust me on this.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Looks like the sig requirement was raised to $750?
     
  19. GMMcL

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    I told mine it would be $75 to ship to Japan and asked him to confirm his interest in proceeding. Crickets ever since.

    Por qua? I recall reviewing and comparing the two coverages. I recall reading the Ship Cover and thinking it covered less. But maybe I misread it.
     
  20. concealed

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    I would probably send this guy a $5 bill along with his shirt (otherwise you are re-donating)
     

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