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

Fueco

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I received this message yesterday.

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I'm no lawyer, but I'm pretty sure that "issues that will affect the usability of the item will be noted above" would include things like tears and non-functioning zippers. And c'mon man, sending this message on Small Business Saturday to a Ebay seller with 6600+ feedback and 0 negs or neutrals in the past year??

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Steve Smith

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Yea the downside of selling women’s clothing
Selling women's clothing is bad enough, I get about 5x the return rate on women's items. Remember the "It must be an 18 Slim" return story from a few pages back?

But IME selling kid's clothing is even worse. Mommy never knows the correct size and she doesn't seem to own a yardstick to use for comparative measurements. If you are not offering free returns you are begging for a NAD return.
 

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Annnnnnnnnnd just got another one lol
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This is why I don't send messages like this. I'll send a follow up invoice, give them a day and then open the unpaid item case. I'll occasionally have people request to cancel after the case is but tell them it can only be closed with receipt of payment. At a minimum, I want these morons to dinged with the unpaid case so it might weed them out for others.
 

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Wish USPS would add an option to just schedule a pickup for like everyday. I've literally had 1 day this year I didnt have a pickup (besides the week i was on vacation) and even that day, my mailman stopped just to check and make sure.
 

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This is why I don't send messages like this. I'll send a follow up invoice, give them a day and then open the unpaid item case. I'll occasionally have people request to cancel after the case is but tell them it can only be closed with receipt of payment. At a minimum, I want these morons to dinged with the unpaid case so it might weed them out for others.
Unpaid item case was already on its second day, just trying to see if they maybe just maybe were still planning on paying
 

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Unpaid item case was already on its second day, just trying to see if they maybe just maybe were still planning on paying
Gotcha. I don't bother with them after the case is open. Sometimes it's an honest oversight and they pay as soon as they see the case. I figure if they don't, it's a higher probability that they'd be a problem buyer anyway.
 

Fueco

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Wish USPS would add an option to just schedule a pickup for like everyday. I've literally had 1 day this year I didnt have a pickup (besides the week i was on vacation) and even that day, my mailman stopped just to check and make sure.
It looks like they do offer recurring pickups. I currently just drop stuff off at the PO on my way into town, but I might try this for bad weather days.

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