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

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

  1. Brianpore

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

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    I sell these on the side....

    I get people with BIN about once a month and questions to ship about every other 2 weeks. People dont understand it would cost more to ship then to just go to the local home depot and buy it.

    In addition I've had people come to pick it up with a tiny little car and be like "oh wow, its really big". NO concept of how big a 10' slide is.....approx 10' [​IMG]


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  2. concealed

    concealed Senior member

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    You are overthinking it
     
  3. tben

    tben Senior member

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    Do you hate it when a buyer claims that an item with tags and all of the signs of quality claims something is fake, then returns the item without tags?
     
  4. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Surely there must be recourse for that - removing the tags has substantially changed the value of the item. You sold an item NWT and were not returned the same.

    Not that it helps you, but add the username to the block list too.
     
  5. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Yeah, but he is kinda trapped too. If he opens a claim it was not returned as described, the buyer only has to say he thought it was fake and ebay will side with the buyer all day long.
     
  6. tben

    tben Senior member

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    Yeah man, it sucks. I reported him, not that it helps. I will have to access that buyers list.
    That sucks.
     
  7. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    I justify it by saying it protects me against listing fees and other fees I can't get back from a simple refund/cancel, lost time and materials for shipping that aren't reimbursed, plus against the perceived value diminution by future buyers that the item was defective or not as described. (Obv, if the item WASN'T as described, we're not having this conversation because I've already waived the restocking fee and agreed to refund original shipping). Rarely get pushback once it's explained.
    Is this the tie I sent you? Timing is right. Sorry, dude!
    I've noticed this and other issues due to people using the mobile app. The "condition" window doesn't come up on the app, and neither do the pictures embedded in the description -- indeed, the description is a whole separate page that I suspect nobody actually clicks. Worse, since Ebay limits file sizes to 7 megs, some of my digital pics are too big. I rely on the description embedded pics, but obviously many folks aren't viewing them.
     
  8. chiron

    chiron Senior member

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    I did not mean to offend you and my logic was flawed.

    The state of Illinois is being sufficated by Entitlements.

    But, yes I do consign out of my state.
     
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  9. chiron

    chiron Senior member

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    I was thinking that...[​IMG]
     
  10. chiron

    chiron Senior member

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    No, BTW thank you it was perfect!!!
     
  11. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    :fistbump:
     
  12. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    If it's not returned in the same condition as purchased why do u have to give a refund?
     
  13. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Senior member

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    Mainy - whatever happened with this?
     
  14. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Learned my lesson about dealing with people here outside of ebay. Won't be doing that again :(
     
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    ^ tell us more please?

    i have had so many good transactions with people here outside of ebay...
     

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