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

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

  1. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    98% scares me already tbh, but I may be over paranoid...aside from that, I would not do a trade through eBay, and personally ONLY to people I'm comfortable with.
     


  2. almosthandsome

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    Thanks for the sound advice, guys. Seller seems newer though at the point where he should know better. Coat is as described and I'm getting it dry cleaned anyway so wrinkles don't bug me. Will probably email him some friendly advice for his future shipments, and skip the feedback.
     


  3. dexconstruct

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    Just as eloquent as his message:

    NOT A HONEST EBAYER! ..WHATCH IT!
     


  4. hucklecat

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    For shirts I like the padded flat rate envelopes. Envelopes are free from the USPS and cost to ship is $5.70 for regular accounts. After cleaning and measuring all my shirts get labeled and go into a poly bag. Easy to simply slide the shirt into the bag and ship. Sometimes 2 shirts can fit in padded envelope.

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  5. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    I also enjoy using the padded flat rate. I've used them for ties, shirts, dress trousers, socks, and cufflinks.
     


  6. stevent

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    Had a seller charge me $11.25 for a shirt with USPS priority, send for $3 for first class. First time I've complained about shipping costs to a seller before. In refund she said ebay takes $10 a transaction, almost left a neutral but just gave a low rating for shipping costs
     


  7. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Who cares what the ebay fee is, that's her fee not yours. She delivered using a shipping product other than the one you paid for. She should at the very least refund the difference.
     


  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Its my understanding that they can only remove a feedback in which they say IN the feedback something thats not true - like being used or something. Doesnt sound like that happened here, so how did you get it removed?
     


  9. capnwes

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    I think ebay is pushing for buyers to try to work it out before they can leave neg feedback. It seems here like they did not even contact him in advance.
     


  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    True, but the statement he left has nothing that I can see which would be removable under their terms...
     


  11. TheNeedMachine

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    Oh, then I'm doing that already. I weight the item in a box and see if it's more economical to use a plain priority mail box, or a flat-rate priority mail box. It's almost always cheaper to go plain unless it's a thick tweed or something. But yeah I have both types of boxes on hand and go the cheapest. I didn't for a while and was losing $3 or $4 per box until I discovered plain old priority was usually cheaper than flat-rate and the box was virtually the same size.

    Are you saying that the seller is not a(n) honest eBayer, and the feedback did not contain any untruths? Or, since it may be considered "opinion" as opposed to "fact", it's allowed...and following that, I could leave feedback that says "I bet he's the kind of guy who frequents strip clubs" and since that's my opinion, it's allowed?
     


  12. capnwes

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    Flat Rate Regional A will be cheaper still than the standard priority. About $1-$3 cheaper on average.
     
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    Still not the same thing like Wes said. Regional Rate A2
     


  14. Brianpore

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

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    Any way to disable global shipping entirely from your account? Each new item I list seems to reselect check box that says I'm willing to do it
     


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