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

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

  1. catside

    catside Senior member

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    ^Just in time for the shells I sent you :)
     
  2. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Any photoshop?
     
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    F'n sharp! Makes the shoes look brandy new.
     
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    You could....but probably shouldn't. For the time being, eBay is protecting sellers from receiving negative feedback for lost or long delivery packages to Russia and Brazil. YOu know it's bad when the USPS won't even back the service. The ship time on them recently has been 4+ weeks, due to hold up or even confiscation in Russian customs. I stopped shipping to Russia about a month ago, and posted about it here. It is unfortunate, I had a lot of buyers there, since most people won't mess with it anymore.
     
  5. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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  6. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Very impressive. What lights and camera are you using?
     
  7. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    D3100 w/ stock 18-55 lens.

    Two Lights
    1) Lowel Rifa 55 for my main light source on the left side
    1) Lowel Tota w/ umbrella as a fill light on the right side.
     
  8. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    What backdrop are you using? I had been using backside of wrapping paper with great results and more recently a 30 cent large sheet of cardstock paper form walmart with great results. Really pleased how my recent tie pictures came out after a quick white balance fix and color correction.

    Spoilered because they've all been posted in thrift thread already :)
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    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Savage Seamless Background Paper, 107" wide x 12 yards

    A bit pricy and WAY more then I need, but it should last a long time as I have maybe 4 backdrop's worth of material when I mess up the one I have. I have a large piece taped to the wall and a smaller 2'x3' piece cut out to use for pants, ties and shoes.
     
  10. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Do you have any seams where it meets your table or whatever you use to stage? Or do you just only shoot towards the wall and only towards the table? I have a spare bedroom I'm thinking of converting into a hobby/thrift room (already turned one into a home gym) and trying to figure out how I want to set everything up. I've been looking at drafting tables on craigslist, seems like a good idea. Large white table that tilts and adjusts height and they can be had fairly cheap.
     
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    Nice! That's close to $1k in lighting. :worship2:
     
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    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Me?

    No table, I just shoot on the floor. The smaller 2x3 piece is on the floor and curved up towards to wall for shoes so it is one sweeping transition. If I had a table it would do the same thing, just have a piece large enough to have a full sweep so there are no seams.

    For ties/pants. I just lay them out and shoot at a 45-80 degree angle depending on the look I'm going for, again no seams if the piece is large enough.

    Here's another unedited photo where I caught the edge of the background so you can see what I mean

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    PS - Lights, those two along with an Lowel Omni light which I'll prob sell were $350 shipped on ebay. Bought it for the Rifa light as those get to be pricy even on ebay. I really want to sell the tota and get another Rifa if I can get a good deal.
     
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  13. Distorbiant

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    lol I just encountered the worst scammer ever.

    He lives local to me according to his item's page and has 0 ebay feedback. I asked him to meet in person so we could just do the exchange that way. His response was that he felt safer taking paypal instead of cash because someone 'scammed him' with fake $100 bills before. So I offered to meet in person and paypal him on my phone or laptop right in front of him. Still wasn't good enough. He then told me he was afraid I could just stab and rob him. So FINALLY I offered to meet in a public, safe place, and that would even take money out of an ATM right in front to pay with him with. and he still refused. Kept trying to convince me that Paypal had buyer protection. (Which it does, but he just kept pushing that point.)

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    Once you buy it, you get his address right? Maybe he'd feeling safer if you made an unannounced visit in his home where he felt more comfortable?
     
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    Maybe he just doesn't feel comfortable meeting up with a stranger.
     

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