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

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

  1. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Senior member

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    Anyone who uses Outright/GoDaddy Bookkeeping getting a message saying there is a temporary issue updating your PayPal account?

    2nd question: I have an ebay item with consecutive bids of the same amount from the same bidder(currently the high bidder) but posted on different days. Does this mean that they gone in and changed their max bid?
     


  2. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    1. Yes, it is a normal occurrence.

    2. Yes, they upped their max bid.
     


  3. Acme

    Acme Well-Known Member

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  4. Acme

    Acme Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!
     


  5. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Hmm, so I got an email saying this:

    Number of listings that are missing a condition description that lets buyers quickly understand exactly what to expect for items you've listed on eBay.com: #

    Is this something I need to fix? I understand what it is, the detailed condition description thing at the top, but I don't know whether I want to use that. I'm worried it may impact my listings' search rankings though?
     


  6. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Got that one too.

    Thinking about saying something like "See description and photos for details."
     


  7. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Its only missing free set-up incentive with that price [​IMG]
     


  8. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    I've started using this:

    This item is in excellent pre-owned condition. If there is any unusual condition I will annotate in the photos below.
     


  9. TheNeedMachine

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    If it's pre-owned, I summarize whatever description I already have, i.e.: "In excellent gently pre-owned condition with no flaws to be found", or whatever my actual description might expand upon. Haven't updated all mine yet - the box is there for sellers who don't give any description of condition, who might only say it's a "Polo shirt size large" or whatever for used items.

    "See photos" is not an acceptable description of the condition of an item, in my opinion, unless it's to say something like "Small mark on lining - see photos". I prefer to try and give some peace of mind, and in the full listing description will go into a bit of detail, i.e.: for a shirt "In excellent gently pre-owned condition with no flaws. No holes, rips, tears, or frays. No spots or stains. No visible wear to collar, cuffs, collar points. No soiling or discoloration to collar, cuffs or underarms. Buttonholes are tight, all buttons present including spares." ... along those lines. I like to see that when I'm bidding on / buying an item, and do the same for my listings. But I'm anal that way! [​IMG]
     


  10. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    And this is THE program to use for picture annotation. SO SIMPLE!
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skitch/id425955336?mt=12
     


  11. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

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    How much will shipping a pair of shoes internationally (U.S.-Italy) cost me? (At cheapest)
     


  12. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    If they are leather, don't ship them. It's illegal. But probably upwards of $30 for shipping.
     


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    marc roberto Senior member

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  14. TheNeedMachine

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    Material doesn't matter - you cannot ship "footwear of any kind" to Italy. I mean, you can, but it's prohibited.

    http://pe.usps.com/imm_archive/html/imm_archive_2006/imm/immicl/immiclhk_012.html
     


  15. donjuan17

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    Thanks for the info. I now have a dilemma as the item is sold to the highest bidder, who happens to be in Italy. He hasn't paid yet tho and it's been over 24 hours. He did send me a message about an hour ago saying he would pay by tomorrow.
    What can I do to call it off without getting an angry bad rating.
     


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