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

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

  1. rhz5001

    rhz5001 Senior Member

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    Nope any random brand sets will work. I’m a pack rat and somehow don’t have any full sets around.
     

  2. Sartoriamo

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    Any thoughts about pricing this Charvet Egyptian cotton robe? I suppose it's the kind of thing that maybe, might, perhaps do well at auction, but every time I've tried that lately it's been, let's say, underwhelming (TWSS). No comps anywhere that I can see.

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    I have a brown bone set I harvested from a Zegna SC.
     

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    Wow, that robe could go for a lot to the right person. With no comps, start high, maybe $250 and bring it down every week until it sells, if you have the patience for that. I think reverse auctions on ebay would be cool, maybe there's a tool you can set up to auto-revise down a certain amount a day/week.
     

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    @txwoodworker - that tool exists. Ebay Easy Pricing. Drops the price 5% every 10 days and notifies watchers.
     

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    Maybe it's just my experience, but I find watchers useless.
     

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    Agreed re: watchers. Which bugs me because they provide a false sense of hope. "6 people watching, surely one will pull the trigger"

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    I watch a lot of things just as a reminder to find that item in a different size or to see what it sold for.
     

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    Yep. I'm the non-bidding watcher on a lot of things for similar reasons.
     

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    asterisk for non bidding watchers would be nice, just kidding. On the other hand I have had watchers accrue and as soon as it gets to 10 or better somebody always pulls the trigger on BIN, of course Ymmv
     

  11. rhz5001

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    Damn too expensive from AUS though. Thanks for the offer though, I appreciate it.
     

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    Hey everybody,

    How do they calculate duties for items sent from Europe? I know the first 800 is exempt, but what about for items above that? For say something that's $2k?
     

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    I'm also looking for buttons, specifically Brooks Brothers sheep logo Waterbury brass buttons (I have a double-breasted that I bought with no buttons). I already have a set I'm going to harvest from an old single-breasted jacket but I need 2 more of the big buttons. Would appreciate if any of you could hook me up!
     

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