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

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

  1. Brianpore

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

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  2. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Remove it from all current auctions before doing this. Otherwise it will remove the ability to remove the program from the auction but does not actually remove GSP itself.
     
  3. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    Try this site

    You can select by visual cues or other factors.
     
  4. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    Doing some research and came across this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/580-Salvato...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    Does it look to you like this guy is painting (or sharpie) a black rim around the heel and sole, and sanding down the sole wear? These shoes look odd somehow. Does the stitching actually stop half way up the sole? Looks like the soles were sanded then hit with some spray lacquer? He got a good price for them, looks like based on the ID he works in a shoe place?
     
  5. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Can a buyer leave negative feedback if the seller refunds the cost and cancels the transaction? For example, auction ends but seller cannot locate the item sold.
     
  6. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    WTF - more Flakers. Buy It Now and fail to pay on a Kiton Jacket...
    Send glasses to CA and then receive a Shiity e-mail from the Buyer, saying they are scratched & he wants a 25% Discount or will open a case???
    I respond send them back ( please) for a full refund and the cost of shipping. No response.
    It begs the questions. Why would I try to sell damaged goods and why would he want to keep and wear scratched sunglasses?
    Can I just refund him 100% and get no negative feedback?
     
  7. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    I am living proof that you can refund a buyer 100%, let them keep the product and they can still leave neg feedback. It's my only neg.
     
  8. Aidan K

    Aidan K Senior member

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    I had this exact thing happen, but I managed to get the neg removed yesterday by calling ebay support. If the buyer does not interact with you prior to opening a case, then it seems as if you can get their feedback removed.
     
  9. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Which is weird, because a case is automatically opened when you try to contact them about an item not as described.
     
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    shirtsnmor Senior member

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    Thanks!
     
  11. Aidan K

    Aidan K Senior member

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    Yep, but Im not complaining. That was the explanation given by the guy on the phone, and he said explicitly that it had nothing to do with having already made a full refund.
     
  12. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    After a close examination of the pics I think you are right.
     
  13. JabbaTheSlut

    JabbaTheSlut Well-Known Member

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    I think the half-stitched sole is correct, but the wear seems really inconsistent with the rest of the shoe.
     
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    So my next question is, is this deception, or just good prepping? I do like how the sanding has evened out the color of the sole. None of the work he did has any value as far as improving the shoe, and in fact the sanding probably took a few miles off of them.
     
  15. Steve Smith

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    I don't think the half-stitched sole is correct. It seems to me that I am seeing slight imprints from where the stitching continued up the sole, but where the stitching has been worn/sanded away.

    IMO what was done goes slightly into the realm of deception. It has been done in such a way that it misleads a casual looker as to the amount of wear on the shoe. It will lead to returns and/or negative feedback, and justifiably so.
     

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