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

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

  1. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    +1

    I had a similar thing happen. Package showed delivered but he didn't have it. I offered to help in any way I could but, since I was in Canada, he could begin by calling his local USPS outlet and find out what was up on his end. He came back with "It's your problem to get it to me, you deal with it." An hour later he came back to say that he picks up 99.9% of the mail at his house but the one time he didn't it was the shipment and that someone put it in a closet without opening it and didn't tell him. I got stellar feedback a few minutes later.
     


  2. raphaelargus

    raphaelargus Well-Known Member

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    I had a package once that was marked as delivered that I never received. I called the local office and they spoke with the carrier. Turns out he still had the package, and ended up delivering it the next day.
     


  3. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Thanks, Cap. I suggested he speak to his mail carrier and that I would help in any way I could.
     


  4. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    Is there any way to get around ebay's policy of only allowing 50 items/day to be put on sale? The reason I ask is that I've had huge amounts of trouble with it. You can't put items on sale if they've recently been listed (within the past 4 days) or if they'll end before the sale ends. The problem is that you create a sale listing, mark the items and then find out some don't qualify...but they're counted against your 50/day limit anyway.

    I created a sale to start in the morning that had items that didn't qualify (they were listed a few days ago), and now I can't create listings for other items that do qualify...I get the same error message.

    I've messed with it before and found the entire process to be a headache. Am I doing something wrong?
     
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  5. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Must be an international policy. I don't have any issues with more than 50 items. I listed 140 or so on Thursday. Of course maybe store subscribers get a larger allowance.
     
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  6. Displacement

    Displacement Senior member

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    What would you do if you ordered a pair of size 10 US shoes and recieved a pair of 11uk? Should I expect the seller to pay for return shipping?
     


  7. tben

    tben Senior member

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    No.
     


  8. Displacement

    Displacement Senior member

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    I'm discovering that, as a seller, I need to start telling people to fuck off more often. I expect the same treatment I give others and I have no reason to.
     


  9. Brianpore

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

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    And expect bad feedback. In regards to return shipping, you can't expect him to pay, and you can't make him, but you can ask as he shipped the wrong size.
     


  10. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    +1. If it were my sale and my fault the buyer wouldn't even have to ask, but that's not every seller.
     


  11. sagitar

    sagitar Well-Known Member

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    Got a weird request from a buyer who messaged me on a BIN item and asked for a price to which I agreed. Then he sends a message saying that he would like to pay directly through Paypal and not through eBay, to which I disagreed. He sends me another message saying that he has reached the maximum buying limits on eBay for this month. Is there any such thing? Have you guys ever have come across something like this?
     


  12. Brianpore

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

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    Google is your friend

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/limits-on-buyers.html
     


  13. GothamRed

    GothamRed Senior member

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    Just trashed it. I guess learning a lesson for $10 isn't too bad. Im a 42R.
     


  15. Stewie

    Stewie Senior member

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    So, whats the thoughts on posting non summer clothing now that summer is close... (100+ in So Cal today where I am)

    Who's been doing it long enough to really notice a difference, especially if they sell international? Would you really get more for that tweed jacket if you waited til early fall?
    Do you just hold off on the heavyweight items? I still have a lot of fall/winter items I didn't get to post, so trying to figure out if I should wait on them or not.
     


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