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

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

  1. RFHansen

    RFHansen Senior Member

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    Not recommended. Never mind the risks, which are plenty. The problem is that there is no compensating advantage for you in doing this to save a few bucks.
     

  2. tonylamer

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    This is exactly right. I've never had an issue with USPS delivery times to Canada. Over 500 transactions, not a single item lost or delayed. I routinely ask sellers not to ship via courier, and they're always happy to oblige. I don't need to be gouged by their bullshit "brokerage fees."

    The Global Shipping Program delays delivery by maybe 5 days. If you're an American seller using the GSP, I can see how you'd rack up complaints from Canadian buyers. It's such a horrible service.

    Other side: I made the expensive decision when I started selling to offer free North American shipping on every item sold. I'm in Canada, so I send things using Canada Post's Expedited service. It's 5-6 business days to the States. I've never had a single complaint or sub-5-star rating on delivery time to any corner of the continent.
     

  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Im pretty pissed. For like 10 years on the auction link where you sold something you had every option there- print shipping label, contact buyer, send second chance offer, view PayPal transaction, etc. And then yesterday they removed all options except relist and sell similar. They were all in the blank space under the "sell similar item" line below. I dont know about you guys but those were all invaluable to me. Now if I want to do any of the other functions, I have to copy/paste the item number in the seller hub which is a huge pain in the ass if youre doing volume. Anyway, I spoke to two people who confirmed its a site wide update but if enough people call and complain they may reinstate it. So if you care, call. :/

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    I went to Sold, clicked one of my auctions and see this:

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  7. HansderHund

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    While we’re on the topic of changes...

    eBay.com recently removed all of the default filter options on search results (categories, completed, sizes, etc) on the desktop version for me. I now have to run a search and then click advanced search to get them to appear. It’s an incredible pain.

    eBay.at has not yet rolled this out.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
     

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    fwiw i can only 'sell similar' on the sold item page but still have the 'more actions' drop down under the 'sold' section of 'all selling' with a bunch of options.
     

  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yeah thats there, but im talking about the actual item link.

    What browser are you guys using for this, and you saw this in real time today?
     

  10. drlivingston

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    This particular computer doesn't run Garage Sale. It's just standard eBay on Chrome. And, yes, it was just a little while ago.
     

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    capnwes Stylish Dinosaur

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    capnwes Stylish Dinosaur

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    eBay just pisses me off in general. I hate that they try to force me into 30 day or good til canceled if I try posting via the mobile app. I have to go in and post via web browser instead to be able to see the 3,7,10 day options. I don’t do enough volume (this is a hobby/supplemental income) to justify garage band or other set up yet. I’m just tired of them trying to corral you into doing stuff their way. They need to unify it so no matter the platform the options are all the same; and stop with the bullshit excuse of trying to streamline or make it easier.
     

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    capnwes Stylish Dinosaur

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    I honestly think ebay does a pretty good job with the changes, though they do often suck for us. If I imagine ebay as a 25 year old grey hound bus moving at full speed, while a team of mechanics is trying to transform it into a Ferrari without losing speed or dropping off passengers, it helps me understand what kind of monster job it must be to change a 25 year old website with millions of users.

    Ask me next week and I may have a different opinion.
     

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