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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    Should be fine, man. Not everyone is out there buying and selling every day like us.
     
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    I also see a lot of Stanley blacker but never think twice in picking it up. You guys get rid of em ok, or mostly the more loud patterns?
     
  4. HansderHund

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    Had something similar happen a couple of weeks ago. Two different people, each with one feedback, bought items. Both paid and left positive feedback. Good luck!
     
  5. FaceOfBoh

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    +1. We all start at zero (or 1) on ebay.
     
  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    And buyer feedback is meaningless anyway. A buyer can't have anything less than 100% positive feedback.
     
  7. HansderHund

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    I was happy to find out this morning that I am a power seller, something really unexpected. I've never really looked into it as I thought you needed higher volume than I do.

    I quickly looked at the benefits of it...discount on fees, a direct contact in customer service, etc. What I had hoped for was discounted shipping and finally saw that it's offered on some services. I use Hermes Paket Service for all packages within the EU and it said that there are special offers for Hermes, so I clicked on it....

    only to find out it's for Germans only. This makes me incredibly frustrated with ebay. If I want to contact customer service, I have to call Germany at 20 cents/minute (or something like that). If I want to print shipping labels directly through ebay, I have to be a registered German. There are few services for Austrian (and I assume Swiss) buyers/sellers in our own country, even though we have ebay.at.

    A further gripe is that my search results show results that won't ship to Austria...from Germany. I find something I like, but I have to contact the German seller in order to find out whether they'll ship to me or not. Most do, but the process seems a bit silly. /rant
     
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    +1
    I too just found out this morning that I just became a power seller. Not sure what it means for me here in Canada.
     
  9. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    Congrats! I was actually thinking about you guys in Canada and whether you have your own system, call centers, etc. or whether you're forced to deal out of country for everything.
     
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    Well, we have ebay.ca but I list on ebay.com. It's a bigger market.
    When I call the call centre for shipping concerns I have spoken to someone in the US. but when I have called about other issues I've actually spoken to some women in the Philippines.
     
  11. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

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    I also just hit power seller status. Did they lower the standards? Weird so many of us getting it around the same time.
     
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    I didn't hit power status, but I was included in a 200,000 free listings promotion. The only catch is I only have from 4/20 to 4/29 to use it. Did anyone else get that note?
     
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    Do me a favor please! Rotate your photo's at least! I betcha that will get you more views too. :cheers:
     
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    Power seller as well... Somewhere between 153 and 155 feedback? Seems low...
     
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    I think eBay reviews all their accounts on the 20th, that's why everyone is getting status upgrades at the same time.
     

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