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

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

  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Same thing I do. Aside from pics and measurements, using the sell similar option only takes about 5 mins. Works well for me, although I think my HTML in a few of the listings has begun getting a little out of whack.
     


  2. Snoogz

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    Thought I'd Chime In...I work on a Mac myself and have resisted GS thus far only due to my lack of time in learning it as well as my lack of items listed per week...I prolly only list maybe 5-10 new ones a week...So I'm not sure if that justifies GS to use with such little inventory.

    I do similar loading as Brian and Wes with just online eBay and using the sell similar. I pre write all my listings prior in MWord and just copy and paste into the text box for the listing. My listings I pre write are pretty simple so it doesn't take forever. I use only a Features, and Measurements area...So all I need to do is change those two for each Item which has to be done anyway you sell on eBay. Whether its manually (as I do) or using a program or HTML template features and measurements are the two areas that change. What I would like to do is find a HTML template to use to allow for bigger pictures in the description area rather than uploading my pics into eBays method of viewing.
     


  3. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Block eBayer : aanparo71380

    Non Payer...

    When I reminded her/him about payment, they responded with "Oh I bid on a few different shoes at the same time, I won the ones I wanted, so can you please just cancel the transaction?"
    Opened a case, she has 2 non payments right now...

    Honestly just a dumb eBayer...He/She thinks they can just bid bid bid, not pay on what they dont want...
     


  4. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Nice to hear a happy ending on this thread...
     


  5. cptjeff

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    I did the multiple bids thing recently. I paid for both and wound up with two things I wanted for roughly the same spot in my wardrobe. Oh darn.
     
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  6. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Hey guys,

    Is there any way to get personal information about an ebay id? Or what is the best way? Some suspected theft and need to find out who this person is...
     


  7. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Well that happens, but atleast you paid for it...Your are abiding by a contract between you (the buyer) and the seller to forgo with any and all payments due subject to bidding.
     


  8. Tweets

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    Another one to add greek.heritage

    Bought a coat, last sunday, I listed some other things, messaged said they wanted to buy 2 other small items i had just listed. I agreed to add BIN prices to the one that didn't and shipping would be free as they would fit in the same box with the coat...haven't a heard a word since Monday...never paid for the coat, hasn't bid on other items...

    Checked feedback (100% of course, how the hell could a buyer not have 100%) but 2 or 3 Positive feedbacks saying DOESN"T PAY
     


  9. cptjeff

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    My post was intended to be a tad sarcastic- I now have two things I like to wear rather than one, and I'm quite happy with that.
     


  10. SpooPoker

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

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    Were you in a transaction with the person already?
     


  11. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Well, she'll be bloacked from me anyway, since my preferences are set to block anyone with 1 or more nonpaying case.
     


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    Block; about 10 non payments this month alone. I didn't catch it until well after I sold the item and the buyer hadn't paid.
     


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    A buyer request me to ship the item (a Dries Van Noten sport shirt which selling price around $50) to Brazil. Since I am new to eBay and never sell internationally before, this is quite confusing process for me.
    I went to USPS websites to check the price quote, I will use "Priority Mail[​IMG] International Legal Flat Rate Envelope" with the price is $23.95. So is this final cost for shipping a package? Will there any other extra fee (custom, tax, duty...)? And is there any suggestion for shipping method that is cheaper and better than the one I am going to use? Is there anything that I should keep in mind when doing international transaction?

    Thanks
     


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    When you guys do BIN, do you usually set the price and wait as long as it takes, or do you give it a couple weeks and then mark it down?
     


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    Depends how bad I want to sell it and how close it's priced to what it's really worth. I generally won't change the price mid-auction though, will wait until the 30 days expires. If you have a store, you can run "sales" which probably attracts more attention as well.
     


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