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

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

  1. Acme

    Acme Well-Known Member

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    You can try calling eBay to get the limits relaxed to list more. Call the main number, then ask to be transferred to Trust and Safety. Explain to them what you're doing, and ask if they can relax the limits so you can list more. If you've had the account for a long time and have good feedback, I think there's a decent chance they'll help you now.

    Eventually, the limits will get removed. Once they can see you've sold for awhile and haven't gotten complaints from buyers that you're selling fakes, the limits go away.

    Good luck.
     
  2. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Just had a nice thing happen to me

    A seller lists an item I've been looking for for a while,with a pretty low opening bid, but no BIN. I was going to be travelling when the item ended so asked if he had a price in mind.

    He says "no, but make me an offer and maybe we can make a deal."

    I make an offer in the lower end of a reasonable range, and he says "eh, I'd be happy to sell it for that but I have a ton of watchers right now so think I'll just let it ride out, but thank you."

    Fair enough, I've said the same, so I plop down my max bid, and forget about it for the rest of the week. Land back in the States, get off the plane and turn on my phone and get an email I've won the auction - look and the price paid was $40 less than my offer

    Most days you're the statue, but some days, you're the pigeon! :slayer:
     
  5. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    My goal for next year's fall sales is "Cover the Continent in Cashmere" (yes, it's early to start planning, but I wanted to trademark it before you snagged it)
     
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    Some of you may recall the shirt haul I had earlier in the year. I was thinking that maybe, to get them moving/cleared them out quickly, I'd assemble auctions BIN sales of 3 shirt packages(most of the shirts are the same size, I'd measure/group them accordingly) for like $125. Seem like a decent strategy? Anyone had success with something similar?
     
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  7. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    Good Lord man you have been sitting on those since March? My wife has banned me from thrifting until I list everything I have. Just put up my first 50 auctions tonight and have about 200 more listings/photos to do.

    I like that strategy though, when I first got a job requiring me to dress like an adult I went on eBay and bought a Lot of 8 BB shirts. Give it a go but post them on SF as well, I know many of us would be interested.
     
  8. Reigningchamp

    Reigningchamp Senior member

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    You print the shipping cost on the label? Oh no.
     
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    So after being harassed mercilessly by the wife to start listing the things I can't consign, I posted 50 listings today. If you look at my page here, it only shows 48. The two that are missing is a Tiffiany & Co. Tie and a Gucci eyeglass case. Both listings are live, they just don't show up when my items are shown. I am assuming it is because I am a relatively new seller with low feedback and they are highly counterfeited brands. I just thought it was odd, I had tried to list that Chanel tie Brian recently sold for me 3 months ago and they refused it.
     
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  10. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    If you don't rip people off, they're not going to complain, for the most part. Anyone who balks at paying me a dollar to pack and ship their item isn't worth dealing with.

    Perhaps soon I'll get a shipping scale (any recommendations?) so I can do these things at home... Might not make it quicker, but I'd love to avoid using the post office for anything other than international shipments.
     
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    Fueco Senior member

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    No kidding...


    I'm sitting on something like three boxes (medium Uhaul boxes) full of stuff I still need to process. I pretty much list a few out of the boxes every day along with the new stuff. I'll catch up eventually!
     
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    I used to say that too....
     
  13. Acme

    Acme Well-Known Member

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    You can buy one off eBay, they cost less than $20 new. And if you don't want to, you don't have to use the Post Office for any shipments. Just schedule a pickup.

    https://tools.usps.com/go/ScheduleAPickupAction!input.action

    If you're Top Rated, you'll get commercial rates when you print postage through eBay, so it's getting paid to avoid the PO. Of course, then you'll need one of these:

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    I got my Zebra LP2844 used for $80. Worth every penny, twice over.
     
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  14. Fueco

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    Well, I can always get coupons at Savers for donating bags of stuff if it comes to that...


    I'll have to look into the label printers...The only scale I've seen was something they sell at the post office for $50. Guess I should know better than to not check Ebay...
     
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    Fueco Senior member

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    Based on this screen cap, can you tell what I bought?

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