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

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

  1. marc roberto

    marc roberto Senior member

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    Tonights experiment. Tried to get the marker off the bottom of suede ankle boots and the silver price marking off of leather soled shoes.
    Leather shoes with Marshalls writing on the bottom. I rubbed it with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip.
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    After: (ouch?)
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    Next pair. Suede boots with a leather sole.
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    First I tried sandpaper but even after a long time hardly anything came off so I did the unthinkable...[​IMG]
    I tried a bleach pen. Had a bad feeling in my stomach when I started, and, you guessed it, it leaked and
    got on the suede. It was a small spot near the bottom so my wife offered to wear them herself to make me feel better.[​IMG]
     
  2. ellsbebc

    ellsbebc Senior member

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    Understood. Wanted to hear the opinions of you who actively sell on eBay. It is my fault for waiting so long to investigate the garment after its arrival. I am not trying to pull any tricks on the seller, but I understand how it may be interpreted differently.
     
  3. txwoodworker

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    On a recently donated BB haul I had picked up on vacation in FL, BB had mostly just sharpied the tags and removed most retail tags, but on some items (I passed) they actually cut the label in half, none were actually removed completely though. As others in this thread have mentioned, the quality of the pants will speak for themselves if you're buying for yourself.
    I hate it when people ask to return outside the 14 day window. It's actually a PIA becuase the eBay managed return process can't be used outside your stated policy. I recently had someone dick the dog on a return, and go past the 14 day deadline (legit - I mis-labelled a 2XL as XL, of course the ass could've checked the dimensions) I didn't want to leave him hanging, so I just gave him a full refund and told him to keep the item (not a big price tag at all, one of my many disappointing summer auctions).
    I feel your pain, it does sound like a listing screw up, but you def. waited too long. I saw a lister who actually measured and listed BOTH sleeves on each and every item. He probably got burned once, I can't imagine it's that common of a thing. The way I see it is, as much as eBay is trying to make this a "retail" experience for buyers, most listers aren't making anywhere near retail markup, and it's painful to have to provide a Nieman Marcus level of service on JC Pennys margins.
     
  4. hbkshin

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    Alright. I wanted to put my best foot forward before I asked for critique but I'm trying to get better faster. Hoping people can give me some tips and suggestions. I'm ashamed of my name but I wanted to list quickly before I got cold feet about the whole thing. I have no dress form yet or proper lightin because I have no space in my current place. Any description or picture tips would be appreciated. Or any at all.

    http://myworld.ebay.com/wardroberenovations

    Thanks all!
     
  5. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    I have used photo-retouching tools to obscure price markings on soles before. I blur them enough that you can't tell what the price says, but not so much that you can't tell there are marks on the soles. I figure most people won't care about a mark on the sole unless it isn't there in the pictures and they think the soles are clean.
     
  6. jebarne

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    Terrific photos. I'm sure the new lighting set up will be time and money well spent.
     
  7. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    funny.
     
  8. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    The Mr Clean Magic Eraser will take that silver marker off in a heartbeat with no chemicals.
     
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  9. Brianpore

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  10. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Just turn that 1 into a 7. Problem solved.
     
  11. TheNeedMachine

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    I was going to suggest something similar, but not changing it to a higher price...more like add some letters so it resembles a stock # or something.
     
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  12. marc roberto

    marc roberto Senior member

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    That's a good idea, but I don't want the customer seeing what I paid for them either when they get them.
     
  13. marc roberto

    marc roberto Senior member

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    good one.
     
  14. marc roberto

    marc roberto Senior member

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    You're absolutely right. It just looks pretty bad to have a big black circle on the bottom of the shoe. But there isn't really any other option so that's what I will do on the rest.
     
  15. Tweets

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    Got this fun demand today...for a sweater I've had listed for at least 3 months...wonder if this guy is sending this to all 119k listings using "navajo"

    NAVAJO [​IMG][​IMG] --- COURTESY NOTICE
    Please remove the NAVAJO [​IMG][​IMG] name from this listing, and any other of your On-Line Apparel listings using the name. The Navajo Nation owns the following “NAVAJO”[​IMG][​IMG] Trademarks: 2976666 (IC 025, Apparel), 2061748 (IC 025, Apparel), 2237848 (IC 025, Apparel), and 3602907 (IC 035, On-Line Store/Apparel). Navajo Brands Holding Inc. (NBHI) of Austin, TX is the exclusive Master Licensee for the Brand name in these and other International Classifications. The use of the NAVAJO [​IMG][​IMG] name in your listing, whether or not the initial seller of the Item illegally used the name, is a violation of our Marks. We do not want to disturb your relationship with E-Bay with a VERO Complaint, so we will wait at least 8 hours, to give you time to remove the name. If you do not remove the NAVAJO [​IMG][​IMG] name, we will have to file a complaint to protect our Marks. Thank you. Navajo Brands Holding, Inc.
     
  16. txwoodworker

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    Wow!
    http://tushnet.blogspot.com/2013/04/navajo-nation-claims-against-urban.html
    From what I can tell the Navajo are using some casino money to successfully defend their brand, according to the article. Maybe the UO lawyers just suck. I'd be interested to see if eBay follows suit and cancels a bunch of listings.

    I just noticed, the clothing company is based in my town, hipster natives, great.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    ding! ding! ding!
    just sold a suit for more than ive sold anything before (7k!), its going to japan, should i use shipcover?
     
  18. SpooPoker

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

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    Was that the Kiton with Vicuna? Use FedEx, no exception.
     
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  19. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    yea k will do thanks!
     
  20. SpooPoker

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

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    Congrats on the good sale!
     

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