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

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

  1. My Main Man

    My Main Man Senior member

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    I stopped trying. They rarely disclose damage and most of the items I've bought have been in terrible shape.
     
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    Buyer kentanja bought something (Buy It Now) and instantly cancelled. Do with that what you will.
     
  3. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Senior member

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    Might want to block
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    Guy buys a pair of jeans via auction on Sunday that he had been asking me to sell him before the end. On Monday, he asks when I plan to ship. I politely explained that I was out of town and would ship on Wednesday. I told him that I occasionally travel for work and that was specifically why I use 3 day handling time, which I would still meet. His response was that should be telling buyers if I plan to ship on the last possible day. Whatever. He gets the jeans yesterday and I get a rude message about how he's returning them because they've been shrunk at least two sizes (measurements were provide) and, even though they didn't smell when I shipped, they now "reek of smoke." I'm sure the neg is coming, as well.
     
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    Reviving a slightly old discussion, I know, but I'd like to add that in the past week I've provided extra (and non-standard) measurements upon request to 3 different potential buyers, with not even a thank you, let alone a sale. Two of those items were already packed and stored. Which brings the number of lifetime sales resulting from providing extra measurements to a grand total of ... zero.
     
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    @ Reosymes: Good point. In my experience, the more additional measurements people ask for, the less likely they are to buy.
     
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    Precisely why I never pre-pack items prior to sale. I don't like doing things twice.
     

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