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

haloitsme

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Oh, hey guys. I’ve got an Italian seller telling me he can’t find shipping to US for what he had listed. (About 25 Euros, I think).

Anything I can recommend to him? I’ve had several dudes from Japan ship quickly at apparently low rates.
depends on the size of the package. 1 KG should be ok for 25€ with Poste Italiane
 

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Looking for guidance on this situation. Sold a buyer a Cucinelli jacket for $1800 which he received and signed for a week ago. Today he started eBay messaging me saying there’s a hole in the jacket - he sent 2 zoomed in photos that don’t show where it is on the jacket and the lining color appears to be different than the jacket I sold. Just like others on here, he keeps telling me he’s a lawyer and I’ll regret messing with him, but I’m about 95% sure he’s trying to send me back something different than I sold him. What’s the current advice on handling this?
 

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Looking for guidance on this situation. Sold a buyer a Cucinelli jacket for $1800 which he received and signed for a week ago. Today he started eBay messaging me saying there’s a hole in the jacket - he sent 2 zoomed in photos that don’t show where it is on the jacket and the lining color appears to be different than the jacket I sold. Just like others on here, he keeps telling me he’s a lawyer and I’ll regret messing with him, but I’m about 95% sure he’s trying to send me back something different than I sold him. What’s the current advice on handling this?
I mean color is photos is never right. So I wouldn't put money on that. If he opens up a return there's not much you can do but wait for it to arrive and go from there. Maybe offer 100-200 dollars refund call it a day, block him, and move on.
 

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Question for anyone that might know the answer.

I got a message on an auction listing about not being able to bid on the item. I checked, and the dude is on my block list. I have my settings set so people on my block list aren’t able to contact me. How was his message able to get through?
 

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same thing happened to me, he was blocked but still able to message me. Opened an acct in his wife's name and did BIN before I could blink.

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I don't have a do not contact option on my block list link
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Fueco

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same thing happened to me, he was blocked but still able to message me. Opened an acct in his wife's name and did BIN before I could blink.

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I don't have a do not contact option on my block list link
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The option is somewhere under user preferences, though I can’t recall off the top of my head how to get to it.
 

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same thing happened to me, he was blocked but still able to message me. Opened an acct in his wife's name and did BIN before I could blink
Contact Customer Service with this info and they will cancel the sale. They did for me once.
 

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Is there anything that can be done regarding return requests for 'doesn't seem authentic' reasons? Sold a nwt brioni cashmere sweater and the buyer says it doesn't seem like cashmere.

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Is there anything that can be done regarding return requests for 'doesn't seem authentic' reasons? Sold a nwt brioni cashmere sweater and the buyer says it doesn't seem like cashmere.

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There's nothing that can be done. I just sold a new with tags pair of Red Wing lineman made in USA work boots and the buyer claimed he went to a Red Wing dealer and the dealer told him they were fake (sure). All you can do is accept the return and move on.
 

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Is there anything that can be done regarding return requests for 'doesn't seem authentic' reasons? Sold a nwt brioni cashmere sweater and the buyer says it doesn't seem like cashmere.

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Yes, if you bought from the company directly, they can give you on a specific model number what material they use & the origin of e.g., of the wool.
And, cashmere is not cashmere, you can make cashmere more “un-soft” , or treat for outwear. Same with silk that gets treated that the material is water resistant, but still is classified as 100% silk.

@vestbash same here, it depends where you buy from. Nieman Marcus, I doubt they accept, invoice from the brand / supplier / agent / distributor -> claim gets revoked (happened twice & I had invoices from companies)
 

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Yes, if you bought from the company directly, they can give you on a specific model number what material they use & the origin of e.g., of the wool.
And, cashmere is not cashmere, you can make cashmere more “un-soft” , or treat for outwear. Same with silk that gets treated that the material is water resistant, but still is classified as 100% silk.

@vestbash same here, it depends where you buy from. Nieman Marcus, I doubt they accept, invoice from the brand / supplier / agent / distributor -> claim gets revoked (happened twice & I had invoices from companies)
It's good to hear there are other options!
 

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Yes, if you bought from the company directly, they can give you on a specific model number what material they use & the origin of e.g., of the wool.
And, cashmere is not cashmere, you can make cashmere more “un-soft” , or treat for outwear. Same with silk that gets treated that the material is water resistant, but still is classified as 100% silk.

@vestbash same here, it depends where you buy from. Nieman Marcus, I doubt they accept, invoice from the brand / supplier / agent / distributor -> claim gets revoked (happened twice & I had invoices from companies)
Unfortunately the boots I sold have a manufacture date of more than 10 years ago. I bought them second hand so I have no definitive proof to provide to ebay that they are real.
 

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Potential shoe thief defeated. Guy buys a $20 Allen Edmonds, no returns shoe, from me then complains that they did not have AE soles. Leaves a bad review that I 'intentionally' did not show a pic of the fact (it wasn't intentional . Had the pic on my phone but forgot to get it to the ad). I told him to send them back. He wanted me to read his mind and kiss up, offer a 'solution'. I won't give stuff away to liars on principle. He let the return expire. People are nuts and liars.

Happy TG!
 

Fueco

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If you’re perusing eBay listings today, please hold off on asking questions of the seller until you’re sober enough to read the item descriptions. Thanks!
 

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