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

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

  1. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    I get the 150 free listings on the first day of each month.
     
  2. Shiny

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    Durn. Time to pay the piper.

    Thanks.
     
  3. TheNeedMachine

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    Sporadically - last one I got for 100,000 free listings was Oct 27th and good for 5 days. Aside from the free ones everyone gets, the special offers pop up without warning.
     
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  5. TheNeedMachine

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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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  7. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Sure, send 'em over... Might as well give Spoo some competition. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for posting that. After reading it and playing around with the numbers in ebay shipping for a suit I just sold, I have a much better idea of how much money the regional rates can save and at what weight thresholds the savings kick in.

    Interestingly, or maybe not depending on your viewpoint, Regional B wouldn't have saved anything over the regular Large Package rate because ebay discounted the Large Package rate at a much higher percentage. Based on ship weight of 3 lbs 4 oz, for Large Package: $14.05 minus 21% ebay discount = $11.16. For Regional B: $11.91 minus 6% ebay discount = $11.16.
    The suit was a larger size and I felt uneasy about cramming it into a Regional A box, and Regional B wouldn't have saved me anything so I just used a 1095 box.

    What may also be interesting is that the ebay shipping discount % on the Regional rate seems to vary based on weight. For that 3 lb 4 oz box, there was only a 6% discount on the Regional B rate. If I change the weight to 4 lbs 4 oz (the above guide says the threshold for Regional B savings is 4 lbs) the ebay discount jumps to 19%. It's like the ebay shipping function "knows" the weight thresholds where regional rate savings kick in, and adjusts the discount % accordingly.
     
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    And I owe it to brianpore.

    The switch will likely save me about $8000 on shipping this year. Since I do free shipping, that is extra money in my pocket.
     
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    How do you guys decide on what to list your jacket size as? If the chest on a jacket measures 46", what would you put in the title listing? If it was 40 years old would that title change?
     
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    If it measures 46" it's a size 44 jacket. If it's 40 years old it's a size 44 disco jacket.
     
  13. Brianpore

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    Sorry fellas I totally missed the reminder on turning the clocks back. Guess my late ass listings will be ok after all. :slayer:
     
  15. hooker4186

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    How often do you guys get people wanting to complete a transaction outside of eBay? I've had a number of people contact me about that recently, and quite a few have gotten uppity when I say no thanks.
     
  16. jebarne

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    I had a package come back a couple of days ago. I shipped it using the ebay generated label to the address on file. The post office explanation was "insufficient address" and "needs PO Box".

    I emailed the buyer and asked if her address was accurate but she hasn't replied to my email.

    Any suggestions? Call ebay? go visit the post office and ask them WTF?

    I can google the address and it comes up on the map.
     
  17. Fueco

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    USPS lost a package from me this week. I've no clue what happened. It comes up "Undeliverable as addressed" on tracking... I opened a cancel transaction case. I hope the buyer doesn't go apeshit on me...
     
  18. Brianpore

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    Just me, but I would talk with the buyer before just opening a cancel transaction case...
     
  19. Fueco

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    We've been going back and forth for a week. I'd already told him that I would cancel the transaction if I didn't get ghe package back by Friday. I also told him that if I do get it back, I will relist it and give him first crack at it.
     
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    I had one of these recently, the buyer didn't update address and mail forwarding had expired. Ended up losing a bit as shipping cost was more the first time than I expected. Buyer repaid to ship though
     

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