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

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

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    So are you predicting that my upcoming ebay "Pulitztravaganza" is destined for failure?
     


  2. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    You'll definitely do better listing them separately, based my experience.
     


  3. SpooPoker

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

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    LOL

    Dont label me a Pulitzer specialist now bro!
     


  4. tonylamer

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    I was looking for a "black tie" when this turned up. I see this seller's listings all of the time, usually touting "EXQUISITE" '90s low-gorge 4-button Canali unvented orphan jackets for $350. I thought that all might get a kick out of this $5,000 Armani tie. Yes, that's not a seller's typo--it's actually listed at $5,000. (A beautiful one-picture listing without even a shot of the whole tie.) Why is it five grand? Because, "i dont really want to part with this one.."

    Oh, and it's $5,000 plus $30 shipping. So for $5K the seller won't even throw in shipping. He'll go one further and actually overcharge you for it.


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  5. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    I think he is a SF member, I just found that listing and he is now giving free shipping!!!

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  6. Brianpore

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

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    100% separate but put links or a note in there that you have same pair different color also for sale.





    We've reviewed your concerns and have reversed the outcome of the case. You don't need to take any additional action to reimburse eBay for the refund paid to the buyer, and eBay will make no further attempts to seek reimbursement from you.

    Because we decided in your favor, this case, any feedback left, and all detailed seller ratings left, will not affect your seller performance. In addition, any feedback left for this transaction will be removed.


    [​IMG][​IMG] This was for a $135 jacket. Have another case I "lost" that they said they would reverse when the item is returned.
     


  7. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    I, like quite a few here, I'd imagine, are well over 20k in their first year of this.

    If you're in a high fashion wasteland, you should get what you can. The only reason I find half the stuff I do is because I probably spend 8 hours a week in thrift stores. Add in listing and I have a solid part time job/addiction.

    High fashion, and you may be better off selling one by one. Staple, maybe better in lots. I just sold 3x Brooks pants 34/32 Black, Gray, Khaki a couple hours after listing as a lot for $110.

    If you are risk averse, sell as is. If you like to gamble, see if you can get the embroidery off. Also, on the Isaia, make sure the "initial" isn't actually shaped like a piece of coral.[​IMG]

    Quote: Good on ya!
    My $450 chargeback was reversed this week too. Had to call PayPal, didn't happen automatically, but it happened, and that's what matters.
     


  8. Fueco

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    Words of wisdom....

    There's so much stuff I find that I know I could sell for a profit, if I had a brick and mortar store or a much more well-established Ebay Store. Learning which stuff to pass on is how you get the experience... As your feedback grows, more and more people will trust that you are a legit seller and not some shady fly-by-night type who's going to take their money and run.
     


  9. Brianpore

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

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    It seems that I have offended one or two senior contributing members of this thread with my prior post. I apologize for causing offense, and have edited my post to remove the controversial comment.
     


  11. Brianpore

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  12. Fueco

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    True enough...

    There's just a lot of stuff that I find that I know are worth quite a bit more than they are sold for. But getting them to the masses is the tricky part... If I had a super-high volume Ebay store, I'd be happy with $4-5 profit after fees. But that just doesn't work at the small scale that is needed to boost feedback scores. I keep thinking "When I get to xxx feedback, my business will skyrocket. It hasn't happened yet. Is there a magic number?
     


  13. Acme

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    Thanks.
     


  14. Snoogz

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    I believe feedback is the very smallest portion of success on eBay. It is expected to have perfect feedback from any user on eBay. Your business will skyrocket when you put in enough hard work to allow it. Those with high volume stores don't just sit back and watch it sell, they have to list even more rapidly due to the increase in sales that a high volume store will generate. Its like a downhill snowball.

    Quality items that appeal to your customer base, and consistency is what will warrant success in a store. Consistency grants trust, trust grants chance, and a chance is all we need to make it.
     


  15. Fueco

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    That's all true, but there is a point at which you don't doubt the other person in a transaction is legitimate. When I see feedback in the single or double digits, I can be a bit leery. But if someone has been around Ebay enough to have good feedback, I'm far more likely to trust that they aren't going to scam me. Obviously, this works much better for sellers since buyers cannot get negative feedback.

    I disagree that entirely positive feedback is expected. If you haven't run into a bad apple on Ebay then you will most likely have perfect feedback. Everyone knows that there are truly shitty customers out there. If I had feedback based on my years working retail, there'd be a lot of neutral feedback and I doubt I'd have over 95%. But on Ebay it's easier to hide disdain for idiots... ; )
     


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