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

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

  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    In before Brian says "Just call Ebay customer support". (Which is the right answer, by the way)
     
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    salonjolin New Member

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    hmm.. EBay need a lot of time to manager..
    How can l show one signature below my reply>
     
  3. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    You have to have 25 posts I believe (maybe 20).
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I have shipped hundreds of items to Australia without any problems. Priority Mail insured is how I usually do it.

    With Russia I have been lucky. About 10 shipments over the last couple of years, no problems. Most of those have been SF deals, though. I am convinced that the scam/trouble factor on ebay is much greater.
     
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  5. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    I'm having trouble finding the link to a phone number. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    I responded to the "buyer" telling him essentially to chillax, and that Ebay is not the only thing I do. And yes, I directly gave him my shipping address.

    I feel like homeboy is trying to scam me into giving him a lower price (this was in a prior message -his first, in fact).

    Should I report him?
     
  6. Brianpore

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

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  7. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Do you mean a signature here on SF, or in your eBay messages?
     
  8. green_machine

    green_machine Senior member

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    Do you guys have issues with GSP? I keep getting non payers or people complaining about fees.

    I feel bad about the terrible fees they charge but its so much easier than regulating the shipping to all the different countries.

    What do you guys use for international?
     
  9. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Thanks as well. I had one bidder in Australia buy 5 items, will send out Priority Insured.
     
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    almosthandsome Senior member

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    I think plenty of you guys do the same, but everything I sell goes out with a small thank you card and a little handwritten message. The wife finds them at nearly every thrift we go to since we started looking for them, bundled with christmas cards or something and dirt cheap. An email I received just reinforced my commitment to the practice, and made my day a little:

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  11. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    ^ that's fantastic feedback from a buyer. I have yet to implement a hand written thank you note! I should though...
     
  12. green_machine

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    A while ago I was going to start printing a thank you note but found a handwritten note gets a much better response. Now I just grab some nice paper and cut them is small rectangles and hand write them.
     
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    I have no personal experience from actually using the GSP, but I have had several buyers tell me they shop with me because I do NOT use it.

    I use USPS priority with Ship Insure for pretty much everything except Canada (DELCON)
     
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    no issues, i hate dealing with international shipping and have had plenty of success with the GSP
     
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    I soaked a pair in cold water with woolite/ tide stain remover for 48hrs with excellent results. If you try it make sure you apply the detergent in the stain area only. Also, do not agitate the fabric too much.
     

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