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

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

  1. Dolfan954

    Dolfan954 Senior member

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    That part is actually more important than I thought. We talked about "printing the label" as qualifying for "shipped" even if we don't bring it to the post office until a couple of days later, but it appears that mailing within the handling time is actually a requirement to being eligible for seller protection.

      • The date of delivery (which reflects that you shipped within the stated handling time)
      • The recipient's address, displaying at least the city/state or ZIP code (or the equivalent) of the address listed in either the eBay Order details page or the PayPal Transaction Details page, and
      • For items $750 (or local currency equivalent) or more (based on the total amount of the sale, including the cost of the item, shipping charged by you, any other fees you may charge, and any sales tax), proof of the recipient's signature to confirm delivery is required where such signature confirmation service is available from at least one shipping company. Note: for PayPal Buyer Protection cases, items costing $250 or more require proof of the recipient's signature.

    So, we need to see
    1. "Delivered"
    2. Zip Code
    3. Date Delivered
    *4. Signature confirmation for >$250

    Source: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/seller-protection.html
     


  2. Acme

    Acme Well-Known Member

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    The buyer must return the item to get a refund. If your policy states that the buyer pays return shipping, then he must do so. If he leaves you a negative because you wouldn't pay for return shipping, you can have it removed under the feedback extortion policy.
     


  3. Displacement

    Displacement Senior member

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    I have a question for those of you that have been in this situation on either side. I bought a suit a couple days ago and just received it. I was surprised to see that it didn't fit me, as the measurement listed were exactly the same as another suit that fits me perfectly. Lo and behold, when I double check the measurements this suit is .5 inches larger in the shoulders and chest than was indicated in the auction.

    Now, this is a seller with no return policy, and I have dealt with unpleasant buyers myself and have no desire to be a pain in the ass, but what would you guys do here? I can't wear this suit unless I put on another 10 lbs in the next month or so and I don't have access to steroids.
     


  4. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    .5" really isn't that much and within what I'd consider an acceptable margin. I find it incredibly hard to believe that it would affect the fit appreciably. It's more likely that this suit is cut differently than what you're used to, which is causing your fit issues. I'd personally say you have a suit to resell... or time to gain 10 lbs.
     


  5. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Did you pay a lot for it? If not you may be able to easily recoup your spending with a quick flip.
     


  6. Brianpore

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

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    0.5" is a lot in the shoulders, but whos to say you're measuring correctly or the seller is measuring correctly.... I can measure something 10x and get the same measurement as I measure the same, but if I ask 5 other people to measure it I may get different answers. It's part of buying on ebay that it's not a store where you get to try stuff on. If you want that, spend 10x? as much and but it at the store and not on ebay.

    That all said, you can ask if you can return it, maybe he will say yes, or or a partial refund if you are happy with that. I would not go all crazy and demand a refund though, IMO
     


  7. hucklecat

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    I'm with the others as well. 1/2" is not that much and again some sellers may measure seams differently or might exert more "stretch" that they should. If he has a lot of transactions in clothing then he probably knows how to measure. I have told people before that I have measured 10K pair of pants and that mine are probably closer than their measurements in reality. Not to be an ass, but to simply make a point that my tape is pretty damn good and others think so as well. (then I would likely ask them to return them)
     


  8. Displacement

    Displacement Senior member

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    You guys really think that .5 in the shoulders wouldn't be enough to effect fit? It's the difference between a 38 and a 40. I bought a Suit Supply 38 that was measured as an 18.5 in the shoulders and it fit my shoulders perfectly. This was advertised as 18.5 in the shoulders and it is far too broad on me. My measurement was 19", which is pretty typical for a standard 40.

    I may be out of luck here but I do feel the suit was unintentionally misrepresented.
     
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  9. VLSI

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    I'm not an MC guy, so I'm not going to be as anal on fit, but that's only .25" on each side. If 18.5 was truly perfect and not already on the large side of perfect, it seems to me that 19 should be barely off. Then again, different people have different standards for these things.
     


  10. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    A suit is going to fit everybody differently measurements don't tell the whole story. Email the seller about it and if not then flip it
     


  11. GMMcL

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    This needs to be in at the post office within the handling time to be eligible for protection is bullshit in this case. I get the incentive needs to be in place, but when the item is listed as delivered to the address on file and arrived within a few days of the payment date, what the freak does it matter if it was deposited within 24 hours or 48 hours?

    If I lose this case, I'm going to be freaking pissed off. I lost money on the farking tie to begin with.
     


  12. Dolfan954

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    As far as I am concerned, once the label is printed you put it on and shipped out out. The post office must have waited a day or two or three to scan it into the system [​IMG].


    To the .5" guy. I can see that being a big difference, but I think we all measure things a good bit differently too. I remember Brian telling me my measurements were all within .25" but different than his by a little at one point. Given, I was new to this, but still.

    I list my measurements as "approximate" to let the buyer know I am making a guess. I do my best, but I know there are times when I might have laid the jacket down slightly different than the buyer might have and so on.

    I would contact the seller and let him know. Take a picture showing how you measured and see if that is how he did it. Usually sellers are willing to help. Partial refund might allow you to resell or full refund might be offered. You never know.
     


  13. Brianpore

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

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    Had a PM asking about shipping but thought I would share with everyone

    Quote: 13 oz is the magic number as that is the cutoff for first class mail.

    Quick Breakdown
    Shirts/Tie = 1st class mail = poly bag
    Pants = USPS Legal Flat Rate Envelope
    Sport Coats/ Suits = USPS Priority A
    Heavy Suits/Coats = USPS Priority B or Medium Flat Rate (depending on distance)
    Shoes = USPS Priority Shoe Box

    Thats pretty much all I use unless I get one person buying multiple items then I need to figure out the cheapest way to ship.
     
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    Good morning SF, Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but can someone help me with what is this called?
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