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

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

  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    Same reason they do/dont spam low ball offer now. Not really sure how this changes anything except pushing people to pay for items faster and reducing the time for the unpaid item reminder/cancel transcation/relist process.
     
  2. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Because an offer was a commitment to buy. There's no reason to make them confirm twice. The only reason it may work better is because ebay is broken already.
     
  3. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    it works that way in jewelry i think ebay s trying to expand it to clothing, its not so bad if you think about it, it keeps pressure for other buyers, and avoids the whole non paying bidder routine that drags on for a week
     
  4. capnwes

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    Right, but this leaves the item available until payment is made, just as in BIN situation. Trying to put an end to the buyers who don't understand that a "commitment to buy" means they actually have to pay for the item.
     
  5. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    I'm not saying it doesn't work... I'm just sad that it's needed :(
     
  6. ScottW

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    I'm finally listing a bunch of stuff. Props to you big time sellers. This is a ton of work.

    Apparently I hadn't accepted the revised user agreement that was effective July 1. In accepting the agreement I was automatically enrolled in the GSP, which of course I don't want to be. I immediately went into my preferences to opt out, but it says I have to wait 24 hours since I just opted in by accepting the entire user agreement. Arrrgh. So my question is... if I upload a bunch of auctions tonight (while I'm allegedly opted into the GSP) will my opting out of GSP tomorrow be reflected in those listings such that I won't have to use GSP when those auctions close 10 days from now? Or does it not really matter because buyers will be less likely to choose it? I did also offer more traditional international shipping methods in the listings.
     
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  7. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    I have a Brooks Brothers blazer that doesn't have shoulder padding, but is lined and half-canvassed, made of a wool-alpaca blend...so it's not really fully unstructured like, say, a cotton or linen casual blazer would be. Would it still be referred to as "unstructured", or something else like semi-structured? Wondering how to describe it for eBay...
     
  8. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    If it were my listing, it would say....

    Fully Lined, Half Canvassed Jacket with Natural Shoulder.

    Though I tend to stay away from "Half Canvassed" unless it's a line I know is actually half canvassed, since it is impossible to know for sure unless you deconstruct the chest of the jacket.
     
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  9. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Ahhhh - "natural shoulder"! That's the ticket - thanks!!
     
  10. marc roberto

    marc roberto Senior member

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    ^^+1 like that "natural shoulder" idea^^
    Is there any e-bay market for tuxedo jackets without the pants and if you have sold one, did it sit around for a long time before selling? I have an older Zegna tux jacket that is pretty standard. No vents, single button front (thank you scavenger hunt).
     
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  11. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    It will sell.

    I sold a few orphan tuxedo jackets without any problems.

    if doing BIN/OBO just price accordingly to sell.
     
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  12. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Thanks for the input!


    Thanks, Wes! I downloaded that too!


    I never thought about that but that makes sense. TY


    There's a way to do bulk editing. i did that for my listings that had GSP tied to it. I'd look into the help option
     
  13. ejay1

    ejay1 Senior member

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    Hello gents. I sold and shipped an item back on July 18 and today August 29 I received the package (unopened) at my door with a "return to sender" sticker.

    Buyer never contacted me about any issues nor did he leave any feedback. His shipping address is a federal building in Washington DC and apparently the tracking shows some odd info:






    Forwarded

    August 10, 2013, 11:29 am DPO, AA

    Missent

    August 9, 2013, 11:29 am




    Arrival at Post Office

    July 21, 2013, 10:34 am

    WASHINGTON, DC 20018


    Depart USPS Sort Facility

    July 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON, DC 20018


    Processed through USPS Sort Facility

    July 20, 2013, 10:40 am

    WASHINGTON, DC 20018


    Depart USPS Sort Facility

    July 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON, DC 20066


    Processed through USPS Sort Facility

    July 20, 2013, 2:09 am

    WASHINGTON, DC 20066


    Electronic Shipping Info Received

    July 18, 2013

    I know refunding the buyer (less shipping cost) is the right thing to do since he doesn't have the goods he paid for- but some 40 days later, am I still obligated to? I contacted him earlier today and have yet to hear from him.
     
  14. Fueco

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    Did Ebay recently make it easier for buyers not to pay for things they've committed to, or am I just having really bad luck right now?

    I currently have six items "awaiting payment". Only one of them says that the payment is pending.

    What gives? I've sent invoices to everyone except that one.
     
  15. Tweets

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    Recently? I don't know about that...there is no real punishment for not paying for something until you do it repeatedly, at least the way i understand it. You can't leave negative feedback so the only people that ever know is EBAY. It's a BS system
     
  16. Fueco

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    I just assumed it was recent because I haven't had this level of problem with non-paying buyers before.
     
  17. OliT

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    I'm about to list a vintage RMFB Gore-tex jacket in size 38. I'm thinking it might attract some attention from Japan, any tips on getting the right crowd? I haven't sold much on Ebay, but I do have a little feedback, and I've been selling clothes at another auction site for a few years, so not new to the trade. I just want to get some input from the experts on a garment that I'm not really used to handling.
    I'll be shipping from Sweden, if it matters.
     
  18. capnwes

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    I sold a Vintage RMFB Vest earlier this year.

    Here's what you do.
    Clear, well thought out title. (do your research on the ones like it that sold the best)
    Lots of pictures. 12 at minimum, plus extras in the description.
    Honest description with detailed measurements
    Make sure you have it set to allow international bidders.

    That brand will sell itself, so don't sell yourself short. Mine sold for about $700....to Japan.
     
  19. VLSI

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    I'd probably wait 5 more days just to ensure you're in the clear. Message the buyer stating you're willing to reship the item if he pays for shipping again. If he requests his money back, send it back less shipping. If no response, I'd just move on...
     
  20. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Loving that listing sale last night! I think I might even do a few 7 day listings on Sunday this week to take advantage of it a little more. That saved me over $100.
     

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