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

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

  1. ace13x

    ace13x Senior member

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    Posting this here before trying the thrift thread. Anyone ever heard of a label called Roots? I'm pretty sure its not the Roots of olympic sporting wear. Its on a blazer I grabbed because it looked interesting. The AGWU label puts it between 68-76.

    Basically I'm wondering if it was a brand or a store label. I'll post a picture when I get a chance if anyone is interested.
     


  2. stiffrhythms

    stiffrhythms Well-Known Member

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    I see that label a lot, sometimes on jackets made by another maker (as in, "Made by Southwick for Roots" or whatever). I'm guessing it's an out of business menswear store that had a lot of store-branded garments? Of varying quality, but probably middle of the road mostly? This is all based on guesswork from seeing it around.
     


  3. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    The end of the saga, no doubt... I still half want to send her a rant via email (outside of e bay).

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  4. Sartoriamo

    Sartoriamo Senior member

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    Ran it up the flagpole just once for a very insistent guy in the neighborhood, and here's what happened: I met the guy at a 3rd party location, and he tried on (and bought) two suits and a sport coat. I went on to the 'Bay, pulled down the listings, and within about 5 minutes received a snippy note from eBay giving me a good scolding, and saying they'd let me off with it this time, and not to do it again. It's not exactly hard for them to flag eBay messages making off-platform purchase requests. Also, from your perspective, it takes far too much unproductive time. Bottom line: total PITA. Don't bother.

    I suppose if you run CL listings also (or other locally based platforms), you could reasonably ask such a person to check your CL listings. I have long suspected that people whose listings say "items are advertised for sale elsewhere and may be sold at any time" are running that kind of a deal. I do run some high-$$ items like cameras and Vuitton stuff (as well as bulky goods like furniture and bikes) on CL as well as the 'Bay, as I really HATE risking returns associated with big numbers. I prefer to have cash in hand. So that's one above-board workaround.
     


  5. Pronto Merona

    Pronto Merona Well-Known Member

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    I've got a huge backlog of stuff to list. What's your best motivational tip, trick, youtube video, song, book, etc. for getting yourself going when you are behind? Prohibit yourself from searching for new items until you sell X amount? Commit to doing X listings per day for a week?
     


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