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

txwoodworker

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I can't call ebay anymore? Did I fall out of the tier of sellers that get access to phone service? Trying to cancel a return that hasn't shipped after 2 weeks and I can't get through, and can't request it online. The return said they had until the 20th to ship, and it's not shipped yet.
 

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I can't call ebay anymore? Did I fall out of the tier of sellers that get access to phone service? Trying to cancel a return that hasn't shipped after 2 weeks and I can't get through, and can't request it online. The return said they had until the 20th to ship, and it's not shipped yet.
Use the "have us call you" feature.
 

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Has anyone sold and shipped to this address below,
goog fu shows it as a freight forwarder but more ominously as a scammers haven.
Frank Hitchcock aka boft5-5 and (eBay - 小川 田 (boft5-5) ) paypal
My worry is 179 days they come back on paypal with a song and dance. DM me, thx
PGBI zhouwenzhe 3025 Bowlarama Dr Ste A-87477 New Castle DE 19726-9014
 

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Anyone notice lately, where eBay site doesn't update tracking (just shows initial tracking provided), but meanwhile Canada Post (maybe this is just a Canada thing?) site itself shows the tracking fine, including package being delivered?
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Yet another one showing like this on eBay site itself. (Canada to US route)

That original one too, never did update, even if I manually removed the tracking number, and then re-added it again.

Tracking shows updates fine on the actual Canada Post site. eBay has been useless.
 

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I’ve bought several small items on eBay lately; mail has been much slower than usual, with items sitting around a couple days at each location, and the tracking has been slow/lagging.
 

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Has anyone sold and shipped to this address below,
goog fu shows it as a freight forwarder but more ominously as a scammers haven.
Frank Hitchcock aka boft5-5 and (eBay - 小川 田 (boft5-5) ) paypal
My worry is 179 days they come back on paypal with a song and dance. DM me, thx
PGBI zhouwenzhe 3025 Bowlarama Dr Ste A-87477 New Castle DE 19726-9014
Ive sold to that buyer many times.
 

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Aw, man...

Is there any way to change up the horrible mish-mash eBay makes of the Item Description preview?

I’m selling a perfume set. The perfume is unopened, but the preview text reads, “The box has never been opened. It is at least half full...” which makes no sense and will send someone running... :angry:
 

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noob in 89

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New question!

You have two watchers. One has already made an offer. If you use the ‘send offer’ feature (which usually sends to all watchers), will it send to the person who’s already made an offer, or just the watcher who hasn’t...

I’d like to sell for the highest price I can, of course, but don’t want to scare away the first guy who already made an offer.
 

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New question!

You have two watchers. One has already made an offer. If you use the ‘send offer’ feature (which usually sends to all watchers), will it send to the person who’s already made an offer, or just the watcher who hasn’t...

I’d like to sell for the highest price I can, of course, but don’t want to scare away the first guy who already made an offer.
aside from the scare away part, wouldn't that treat it as a counter offer (thereby rejecting his original offer)?

PS - window watchers come and go
a bird in the hand and all that jazz
food for thought
 

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