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

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

  1. chpartisan

    chpartisan Senior Member

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    I believe I read something here about odor not being covered by buyer protection
     


  2. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    I would talk to Ebay. Odor is not supposed to be covered by buyer protection (though it's a good idea to mention in your listings if something might have an odor (if you're a smoker, mention it, some people are hyper sensitive)). The CSR should be able to mark it as buyer's remorse, which would protect you from shipping expenses. You'll still have to take the return...
     


  3. dadjeans

    dadjeans Senior Member

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    Awesome. Thanks. I don't mind taking the return. Hell I don't even mind paying return shipping now that I think about it. Just don't want to do anything stupid and wind up getting negged.

    Edit: also no smokers, pets or stank in our house that would affect the garment. If anything, it might have a faint thrift store smell or some residual smoke from the original owner.
     
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  4. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    As an aside, I bought a camera on Ebay that showed up yesterday strongly smelling of smoke. The camera doesn't smell anymore, but the neckstrap still does. I'll probably handwash it to lessen the smell.
     


  5. ORLThrifter

    ORLThrifter Senior Member

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    ^^^Just to add to the commentary, as a former smoker, it's crazy how you don't notice the smell when actively smoking. If anyone is a smoker and there's a chance, have someone take a whiff. Sounds weird, but ya might be nose blind to it.
     


  6. rhyme

    rhyme Senior Member

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    I recall reading that if you move less then a million (I think) you dont need a profit loss statement. Is there a link to this? @Brianpore
     


  7. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Distinguished Member

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    Pretty sure you still have to report income and expenses separately. If under a million, you can report on a cash basis, thus not having to account for inventory.
     


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    Update: Did what @Fueco said and called eBay. Slam dunk buyer's remorse. Thanks hombre!
     


  9. My Main Man

    My Main Man Distinguished Member

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    I add this to all of my listings because I got sick of buyers trying to get me to mark stuff as gifts. I assume since I was newer at the time that they thought they could get me to do something dumb to save them a little money.

    Note to international buyers: It's illegal to falsify customs declarations or mark an item as a "gift" in order to avoid customs fees.
     


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