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

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

  1. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Direct. They come with diffusion screens.
     


  2. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Any Garagesale users having trouble right now? I just get the "generating previewa' notification, but my listing templates won't actually load. What the hell?

    EDIT: I refreshed my token and it's working again.
     
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  3. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    When someone is purchasing an item outside the US, from a US based seller, do they see a disclaimer during checkout that they may be responsible for import duties? I have someone claiming 100% import duties on a $30 used item. Do I even respond?
     


  4. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    Do you use the Global Shipping Program? If that's the case, they could be charged both shipping and import duties. The numbers can be obscene, depending on the country/price.
     


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    FENWAY Senior member

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  6. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    Hans, no GSP for me. There's no disclaimer there for international shipping when you make a purchase? I'd be pissed if I bought something and USPS demanded a 100% duty to release my package. It wouldn't even occur to me that an import duty would be levied.
     


  7. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    I don't remember having seen any type of disclaimer, unfortunately. Generally speaking, people should be aware of it, but I'm sure that's not the case for those that have never ordered from outside their country (or EU).

    Countries handle their customs & duty differently with some more severe than others. The UK is pretty tough on it. I get hit once a year or so on packages as long as they're delivered by the Austrian Post. I just assume each time I order something, I should factor it in. Electronics are popular to get hit with fees. If packages are sent via FedEx, UPS, etc. from outside the EU, there is a 100% chance that I'll get hit because the carriers collect on everything, adding their own fee on top.

    The way it works here is that you receive a letter stating the amount due and why. You pay it and receive the package. A couple of times, I have received unsolicited gifts (such as the holidays) from abroad. I sent an email with an explanation and they delivered the package immediately, much to my surprise.

    In your situation, it's the buyer's responsibility to know. They can be angry, but it shouldn't be directed at you. If the amount came to 100% + of the item's value, there was probably an additional "processing" fee added to it. To which country was it sent? If someone from that country buys from you in the future, you can send out an email before you ship that explains customs duty/fees are NOT included and that their country may charge them. Not sure that will help, but at least they will know.
     


  8. txwoodworker

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    Went to Spain, and depending on how you read it, there should have been no VAT or duties on used clothing person to person <45 Euro, so yeah it sucks. He did sort of blame me, it was a case where he said that he's gotten plenty of stuff from all over and this is the first time he was charged. I did respond apologetically and told him it was essentially a crap shoot and he could have been charged for every single other package he received.
     


  9. Redsoxfan1104

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    Ebay rant

    I listed a pair of shoes OBO, four hours later:
    5:00PM: received acceptable offer
    5:02PM: I accept the offer
    24 hrs later: no payment, so I send a payment reminder. No response
    48 hours later: I send a message saying that I will be re listing the item due to lack of payment
    Three minutes after I send the message: Buyer responds "Okay sorry, send a cancel request and I'll accept"
    I send it, and they accept


    Item relisted at 6:00 Pm
    6:30PM: Acceptable offer received
    6:31PM: accept offer
    and now, once again, no payment :censored:
     


  10. eddiegreen

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    Is there a specific name for those large, sew on, silver poppers/snap fasteners/press studs that are used in a lot of high end items? they dont have an outside face and are concealed when in use.
     


  11. drlivingston

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    Sounds like your average Polo buyer.
     


  12. Coldsnap

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    Can anyone school me on the standard deduction for gasoline for driving around thrifting. My shity cars used pretty much 90% to get me around thrifting. I figured I could deduct that at the end of the year.
     


  13. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Senior member

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    You would typically deduct mileage, which takes into account gas, maintenance, etc.
     


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