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

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

  1. drlivingston

    drlivingston Distinguished Member

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    Just Google complaints about the eBay global shipping program. You will see.
     


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    div25sec9 Senior Member

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    I'm from Canada, but ship out of the US; so I know both sides of the GSP.

    Negatives: eBay charges customs for everything. Regular mail customs is not often levied, especially on lower price items, and when it is, is less than GSP. The negative for sellers is that customers can be scared off of the item as customs fees are listed right in the listing.

    Positives: It's very easy to ship worldwide. Ebay does all the shipping and calculations. You are also covered for any lost packages, as ebay is the shipper.

    I personally do a combo....direct shipping to some known countries, GSP for everyone else.
     


  3. bpk1

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    Got the inventory list completed finally - in case anyone else is interested in the lot, please let me know - it's a total of 699 items. Ranging from a 100 % vicuna coat, to a 2016 Gucci collection coat, to Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece suits, and everything in between!
     


  4. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Distinguished Member

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    Don't you mean faux vicuna coat:nest:? Too soon?
     


  5. bpk1

    bpk1 Distinguished Member

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    Haha, it's alright I got all my money back eventually from that BS claim.
     


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    b19pen15 Senior Member

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    When you relist with GarageSale it should be the same as relisting through ebay, correct?


    I'm not seeing a notice that the item was relisted when I view previously ended listings for my items. I just want to make sure people watching the listings are receiving notice of the relisting and price drop.
     


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    I think relisting through garage sale launches a new auction.
     


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    Man, all these fake ‘vintage’ tees are giving me a headache. I’m not sure how these guys get away with it. I got exasperated and looked on Etsy, where the first thing I saw was someone selling a hi-res image of the classic MTV logo, presumably for bootleggers.
     


  9. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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  10. Craftedpig7

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    Morning.

    So I’m selling a pair of Natural shell cordovan loafers that were too tight on me. I have zero feedback on eBay because I haven’t sold in years and needed a new account.

    However, a buyer put in an offer for my full asking price that also has zero feedback. A $400 bid with zero feedback has me really nervous. What would some of you more experienced sellers do in this situation?

    Thanks
     


  11. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    cwelle62

    For you block lists, if you like. This dude claims that I was an inch off on an inseam measurements, and asked for reimbursement of tailoring expenses.
     


  12. Reosymes

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    Paypal just ruled it in his favor. He got ALL his money back. And he has a $90 brioni shirt that he didn't return. I submitted all the proof I had, including his ebay messages that literally said he'll return two of the three items that he purchased.

    Do I have a chance at an appeal?
     


  13. wumpyfish

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    International quandary, RRL braces(2$ shipping) with contiguous U.S. only clearly stated__ I have an Italian hi bidder. Are my only two options are to ask him to withdraw his bid or cancel, do the shipping preferences, exclude locations, yada yada and start over?
    Wrinkle is that he has lots of good feedback from U.S. buyers, maybe using a freight forwarder? but I am still liable for the return from Italy just in case he wants to return. Any input? thx
     


  14. Fueco

    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    If his address is in Italy, and you have international shipping excluded, he should not be able to bid.

    It is illegal to ship most pre-owned clothing items into Italy, so do check that before shipping if you decide to do so.

    If he provides a US address, no worries...
     


  15. drlivingston

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    Out of curiosity, why only 48 states? Shipping to AK, HI, and even PR is just as simple as shipping to anywhere else in the US.
     


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