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

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

  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    PNB is the same seller whose 2-light kit I was looking at (posted earlier) - this one has soft boxes instead of umbrellas, bigger, 1 more light, etc. Same seller has myriad configurations and if you look too much you get confused and end up not buying anything for fear of buying the wrong setup. I'm just gonna pull the trigger, decide and buy something - worst case scenario it doesn't work for me and I resell on CL, or add to it and make do.
     
  2. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Ever weird you out when you post something in the thrift brag thread, then go to list it on eBay and can't find a sold comp so you search for it on Google and see your SF post...and now anyone who finds it on eBay can Google it and see that you bought as a thrift item?
    Maybe why many folks don't mention the maker, and just post a photo of the label (Spoo &c). Lesson learned.
     
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  3. DrunkenBuddha

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  4. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    1. Not really the right thread, no.
    2. Doesn't matter, you already bought them.
     
  5. DrunkenBuddha

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    Ok thanks, just wanted to see, because I just found out they were going to sell those same shoes at the Nordstrom anniversary sale.
    But, of course at a higher price - better condition new w/ all the original stuff -.
    Debating on whether I should keep these or sell & get those instead
     
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  6. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Well the seller does have a return policy with restocking fee. Up to you. For factory defects, I think you could have done better. Depends how bad the flaw is, whether it bothers you, and what your cost would be at this point.
     
  7. sparrow

    sparrow Senior member

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    for new thats a nice price.
    you wont do better.
     
  8. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I think that's a pretty good deal there. That mark doesn't look so bad. You probably will put worse on them in the first week anyway. IMHO those should have sold for more than you paid.
     
  9. concealed

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    wtf is that shriveled pink phalanx shaped tool used to point out the flaws???
     
  10. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    It's either a paper cut out arrow, or a crusty old foreskin.
     
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  11. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    [​IMG]FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    First negative feedback a few minutes ago. Sent someone the wrong item. Fully refunded their money, sent them the right item with a bag and a label to send the wrong item to the proper recipient. Refunded the other person too, just in case they didn't actually send the item on to him. So everyone gets their money back, and the product, and I get this.

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    ship me wrong shirt -then wanted me to clean up his mess


    Shit's frustrating, was hoping to get a hell of a lot more feedback before I got one of these. Going to fight like hell to get it removed.
     
  12. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    I don't think that will get removed.

    That's a tough mistake to swallow, sorry to hear about that.
     
  13. Duxnuts

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    Yea that sucks mate, you did all you could.
     
  14. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    That's unfortunate! Someone here (I thought it may have been you?) was afraid they'd send out the wrong packages, but it can happen, especially when you're going higher volume. In the future, I would have had the person send the item back to me rather than have them send it to the person directly. It would cost more in shipping, but I would also be annoyed if someone wanted me to be responsible for shipping something to someone else.
     
  15. txwoodworker

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    it absolutely was me.
    I was trying to get the right product to the right person as fast as possible, but you are right, I should have had them send it back to me, just as a matter of proper procedure, even though I figured a label was a label, and it's just as easy to send it on, as it would be to send it to me. I don't know, with me giving everyone the product and their money back, we'll see.
     
  16. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have a problem... I sent someone a package with full tracking (no signature required though). It says on the post office website that it has been delivered. The guy says he never got it. What are my options?
     
  17. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    You should be fine.

    EDIT: If he opens an "item not received" case against you, you will likely win and any feedback he may leave will be removed.
     
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  18. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    From a $$ standpoint you are OK. From feedback, I had this happen to me and it's the reason for my only Neg. feedback over a year ago (so its gone but still was annoying at the time). guy wanted me to refund him in full and I said too bad, no can do (in a nice way).

    I think someone said that ebay is changing the feedback system when this happens, but not sure if/when it is rolled out.
     
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  19. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Welcome to ebay. Fight it, but don't worry about it if you get stuck with the negative. I think most people understand that a small percentage of ebay buyers are just dickheads. It is very difficult for a fairly high volume seller to maintain 100% feedback.
     
  20. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Shouldn't the "Add tracking number" option show that it has been delivered? Then the ball is in their court to prove it wasn't delivered and ebay should side with the seller. That being said, ANYTHING is possible on ebay!
     

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