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

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Here's a couple gems for the block list

jefbran1 - upset he couldn't use a 15% coupon with best offer. I asked to cancel because I knew he would just cause a problem. He demanded to send the item so he opens up a SNAD once received.

jobe_9624 - left negative feedback saying the pants I sold which were described as chinos were canvas not chino cotton. Maybe I had a misconception of what chinos were referred to but leaving a neg on semantics if that's the case...I will pass on selling to him.
 

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Does either of those cross-posting apps pull the listings from ebay to send to others? Everything I've tried doesn't get all the requirements to ebay which is the most stringet listing program so if somewhere would create a program to pull the listing from ebay and send to other sites,would be ideal.

Other problem I always have is people buy on some site, never pay, it gets delisted everywhere and I forget to ever relist it and find it 6 months later.
 

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Does either of those cross-posting apps pull the listings from ebay to send to others? Everything I've tried doesn't get all the requirements to ebay which is the most stringet listing program so if somewhere would create a program to pull the listing from ebay and send to other sites,would be ideal.

Other problem I always have is people buy on some site, never pay, it gets delisted everywhere and I forget to ever relist it and find it 6 months later.
I post on ebay then copy in bulk to list perfectly then from list perfectly to wherever mercari/posh ect. There's a lot of issues keeping everything perfect with inventory. I try to keep ebay perfect and usually have screwups on the other sites.
 

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Does either of those cross-posting apps pull the listings from ebay to send to others? Everything I've tried doesn't get all the requirements to ebay which is the most stringet listing program so if somewhere would create a program to pull the listing from ebay and send to other sites,would be ideal.

Other problem I always have is people buy on some site, never pay, it gets delisted everywhere and I forget to ever relist it and find it 6 months later.
I worked with a client who also had a similar issue; website - Ebay (each listing on US/UK/Germany’s etc, in local language) - Amazon (same as ebay)

The only way is an external software that keeps all the Infos and distributes across platforms if the have API access.
Witz eBay it’s special, as it sold without payment - so you need to check within 48 hours , cancel order -> automatically repost on all sides.

I know peaple who have Xentral, plenty markets and Vario for that thing.
Manage all orders within the system, api to dhl & automatic generate invoice & show where to pic the item.

You probably don’t need all, but an external merchandise / inventory system is really the best. Cost wise, 60€ - 100€ per month, maybe cheaper maybe more expensive depending on how many clients you set up
 

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PS. As I remember right Ebay allows only the right to wright data (Infos / pictures. Etc.)
It is not possible to pull data from eBay / picture / description via API
 
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Hey everybody,

USPS returned an item to me because there was a problem with the buyer's address. How do I cancel the transaction without getting penalized?

Should I choose buyer returned, or buyer cancelled?
 

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‘It has to be known what was done to us’: Natick couple harassed by eBay tell their story for the first time

Story from the local paper.
 

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Hey everybody,

USPS returned an item to me because there was a problem with the buyer's address. How do I cancel the transaction without getting penalized?

Should I choose buyer returned, or buyer cancelled?
Issue with shipping address filed?
BTW, have you paid for return? is the adress 1:1 as stated by the buyer?
Best
 

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Ugh. Depop.

Anyone know how to best the algorithm and actually get your items to show up in a search?

I’m so pissed I spent the time to make a few listings. Nothing’s showing up, even though I’ve mimicked others’ techniques. I’ve removed the names of related vintage brands (as depop says that could hide a listing, even though everyone does it). No dice.

It’s a nice place to find deals sometimes, but man is it shockingly post-literate, dumbed down by design. No more than four pictures, Instagram style, and they want you to reduce descriptions to a caveman minimum. “Ergh, shirt!”

Help me.
 
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Ugh. Depop.

Anyone know how to best the algorithm and actually get your items to show up in a search?

I’m so pissed I spent the time to make a few listings. Nothing’s showing up, even though I’ve mimicked others’ techniques. I’ve removed the names of related vintage brands (as depop says that could hide a listing, even though everyone does it). No dice.

It’s a nice place to find deals sometimes, but man is it shockingly post-literate, dumbed down by design. No more than four pictures, Instagram style, and they want you to reduce descriptions to a caveman minimum. “Ergh, shirt!”

Help me.
You must spam brand names.
Until depop actually do something about it themselves, you have no choice but to drop a few ‘hot’ brand names in your listing.
The brand selection is very limited so if yours isn’t listed choose the best possible alternative.
It’s like the Wild West there and getting your first few feedbacks is essential
 

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