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

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

  1. Stewie

    Stewie Senior member

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    so..back to problems....

    Earlier I mentioned I had a bidder with zero feedback bidding on a pair of shoes...the same pair that I had to relist due to a non paying bidder....

    Guess what...its the same guy and he won again! Now what???
     


  2. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    As I see it, you can either wait it out and see if he pays this time, or you can cancel his bid and sell to the second-highest bidder.

    I'm pretty sure Ebay will back you up on this one, since you already won a payment not received case against the dude.
     


  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Why didn't you put him on your Blocked Bidder list after the first non pay?
     


  4. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    +1

    I ship mine rolled too, for the same reasons.

    How do you get them so cheap through ULINE? Their per box price usually seems decent, but then the shipping cost blows that up. My supplier has them for about $0.50 each.
     
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  5. Brianpore

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

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  6. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Yeah 200 lb is normal. Damn that's cheap as hell.
     


  7. Brianpore

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

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    capnwes Senior member

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    Yep, but I don't shop for boxes everyday.
     


  9. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    We now have a critical mass of methods to begin running some experiments. I will start picking up some $1 pants in similar colors in all state of urinal disarray, and report results.

    As to your question about cleaners, no frequent cleaners club, but I periodically run up a tab then pay my guy with thrifted clothing. He credits me market value and writes off my debt. Everybody wins: He's getting a great item at whatever his cleaning cost was (much lower than regular rates), and I only pay my thrifted cost.


    I roll mine then double polly bag.
     


  10. txwoodworker

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    Yeah, don't forget to block non-payers. Send him a message, maybe he's just ignorant to how ebay works. If the $ is there, it's worth the time to make sure he pays this time.
    That's interesteing, I have to find a "guy" then. The place I have been going to is staffed with horrible non customer service oriented grumpy people.
     


  11. Stewie

    Stewie Senior member

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    Hard to block a different bidder/email address
     


  12. chiron

    chiron Senior member

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    If you are able to, please break down your results based on the type of stain remover used .


    Enzyme (zout, shout, resolve...)


    Concentrated Detergent (Tide stain release , ect...)


    Oxygenated Bleach (oxiclean, oxy anything..)

    Also for folks that do not have the time for the method on their collars. Fels-Naptha is an excellent bleach free alternative.

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    LINK



     


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    othertravel Senior member

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    Want to put a good word in for this seller for his reasonable international shipping (I don't know if he's on SF):

    http://myworld.ebay.com/hamishmyboy?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

    I recently won a NWT Tom Ford tie for $59 (!) from him.

    Alot of times I get dinged with high shipping since I'm in Canada. But he only charged me $6 for the trouble.
     


  14. Brianpore

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

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    Shipping prices from the US to Canada have come WAY down in the last 2 months, thanks to the UPS and Canadian Post now offering tracking on 1st class packages. I think I charge $9.99 to ship a tie to Canada, cost is a few bucks less, but it still beats the old way of $20+ (my cost) to ship with tracking.
     


  15. FaceOfBoh

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    I agree. And vice versa. Canada Post now offers Tracked Packet for small packages under 2 pounds. Makes shirts and tie more economical to ship to the states. My only beef is that the actual cost of shipping now appears on the label, something that doesn't occur with Expedited Parcel.
     


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