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

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

  1. nohio

    nohio Senior member

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    Yeah, I'd rather not use the USPS bags. I assumed that the 12 x 15 wouldn't expand enough to fit the coat without crushing it. I might try some 14.5 x 19 poly bags. I was hoping to find large, clear plastic bags like the ones dry cleaners use.
     
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    Didn't occur to me until just now to search "dry cleaner bags." Indeed, sold everywhere. Buying around 350 at a time brings the price down to around 17 cents per bag, but its a big investment up front.
     
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I use scavenged paper or dry cleaning bags. Ask a dry cleaner if they will sell you a few of the bags. 1 bag is enough material to wrap 3 suits. That is going to be much cheaper than using poly bags bought from ebay or uline.
     
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    I usually use dry cleaner protective plastic sleeves. I fold the item then stick it in the big plastic sleeve and fold it up. Works great for me, but I do seem to run out of those bags quick. Wifey does dry cleaning once every 2 weeks...I should look into a big roll of em...or if the item folds up small enough, I will use a priority bag to put the item in, then of course insert that into the shipping box.
     
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    12x15 is plenty big if you fold the jacket properly. If it's a suit, pants just go in a second bag, and they both slide right in the regional rate A box.
     
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    I switched to 14 x 17 poly mailers for blazers and prefer those over the smaller size. I have a smaller size I use for shirts.
     
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    What source do u use for those bags?
     
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    Do you also box them or do you just send them in the bag? (I've been sending shirts and ties in the smaller poly bags and it works really well.)
     
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    That is a great price.
     
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    I had an incident recently where tracking showed the item as delivered, but it hadn't actually been, but the item showed up on my doorstep day later. Didn't quite get what was going on, but it's possible your buyer had something similar happen. He saw the tracking show it as delivered, didn't find it, presumed that it was somehow your fault, and tried to take his money back from the evil, scheming, faceless seller, and then backs off when it actually shows up.
     
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    This happens often, actually. USPS posts DELIVERED at a time of day before the mail carrier is even at the address. So you know the time stamp is bogus. But you would think it is at the local office and thus would be delivered that day. No.
    Also, has been more than one extra day(insanity in logistics, laziness, incompetence,etc.) from the DELIVERED stamp to actual delivery. Annoying, nerve-wracking but that is USPS. Tracking, far too meaningless though it is a necessary uselessness, I guess.
     
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    I had my doubts selling to this guy after he bought the item, handn't paid yet and wrote me this. I said, dont worry pants are in good condition when I really should have said, they suck, don't pay. I debated with myself to not sell to him but knew the pants were in great condition.

    Quote: They arrive and I dont get a note, but he just opens a case asap

    Quote: OK, just send the damn pants back. I'll add you to my block bidder list and the styleforum black list to save all my fellow SF members the troubles. No f'ing way my inseam measurement is 1.25" off. [​IMG]
     
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    The joys of ebay. It really frosts my balls when a buyer lies to justify a return.
     

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