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

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

  1. SpecialK2k12

    SpecialK2k12 Senior member

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    Is getting your buyers to give you feedback like pulling teeth for anyone else? Cause I'm super new to eBay and none of my buyers have left feedback, which is kinda killing me.
     


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    capnwes Senior member

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    I don't push feedback. I let it come in as it wills. You don't want to be too pushy and wind up with a negative.
     


  3. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    Yes, I sold 15 items a few weeks ago and 4 people have left feedback. I am new to selling as well. At this rate I may pass 1000 feedback in time for the meteor to hit the earth in March 16, 2880.
     


  4. Acme

    Acme Well-Known Member

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    Don't stress, it will come. I find that probably 60% of my buyers bother to leave feedback. Just keep selling and you'll get there.
     


  5. sn0wman

    sn0wman Senior member

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    I think I know why not many people use a full mannequin in their photos... It is quite a pain in the butt!

    Took a few shots on it for the first time. After I took the shots, I noticed that a power line ran a shadow across the shots.. Other than that, any ideas for improvement?

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  6. Reosymes

    Reosymes Senior member

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    Speaking from a purely personal perspective, I actually prefer to see a headless mannequin. It allows for the viewer to maybe imagine themselves in the garment more easily. Also, the pictures look like they've been taken from far away, and they seem too dark to me.

    Nice jackets!
     


  7. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Senior member

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    +1 I bought a pair shoes recently and the buyer requested feedback if I was happy w/ my purchase. He did a "See pictures for details" and didn't take a picture of the worst parts. I wasn't going to leave feedback b/c I felt for what I paid, I got about what I expected, but now that he's asked and didn't respond when I replied, he's going to get a low score for description and communication.

    +1 Some mannequin heads are just creepy and can be distracting. I have an acquaintance who just started listing w/ a full body mannequin that has super long eye lashes and it just looks weird.
     


  8. sn0wman

    sn0wman Senior member

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    Hmm.. perhaps I can experiment with chopping off their heads (cropping) and seeing how distracting that is.. :)

    Thanks for the thoughts!
     


  9. SpooPoker

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

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    If I had a feedback for every sale I would be at 20K by now.
     




  10. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    I use that feedback manager thing. It boosted it quite a bit from like 25-20% to 60-80%
     


  11. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    I have people who will personally send me an email stating how pleased they were with the transaction, but not leave feedback.
     


  12. Stewie

    Stewie Senior member

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    Listing description suggestions? I'm stuck...probably cause I'm tired.

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    Vintage style DB collared tweed vest?

    Also...this measures 22" across...so I should size it as a 42 or Large?
     
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    WARM Vintage Double Breasted Tweed Peak lapel Brown Herringbone Suit Vest MUSTHAVE!
     


  14. txwoodworker

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    I like them, they look dramatic. I'd be worried that it won't work with all items. Black background with a black suit can't be done.
    I think for one time sales it's too much work unless you're only going to be selling really top tier items, or selling multiples.
    I just got caught up on my backlog of 39 pants and 19 jackets, and that was a 14 hour day. Couldn't imagine if I had to put them on a mannequin.
    Also, I love that seafoam green coat.
     


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