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

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

  1. concealed

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    For me, the drawback right now is the piles of inventory. I have 48 items on my mobile rack ready to be photographed, along with at least that many hanging out in crates waiting for their turn. I can list 20-30 items per day, but I keep having (some addiction!) to go out and look for more, so the best stuff I find gets listed while the smaller stuff hangs out.
     
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    Yes, definitely wish buyers had to pay immediately if you accept an offer.
     
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    Ugh, I greatly dislike Ebay sometimes...

    I just received a camera lens from a seller that doesn't work properly. I ordered a Sigma 24mm lens for Canon described as 'works flawlessly' with cosmetic blemishes. The lens looks perfect but the electronics don't work 2/3 of the time. Frustrating.... And the seller is in Israel.
     
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    I probably wouldn't have bought that because of the location :/
     
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    Why? Israel is a perfectly acceptable place to buy stuff from. I've shipped a few things there as well. Yeah, the shipping was higher than I would've like, but the sale price was right altogether.
     
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    Mostly because of returns etc for used electronics. Clothes, I wouldn't have much issue with.
     
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    Guys my mannequin is here...first photos taken in two different locales.

    Please rip it apart. Its taken with a cell phone camera. I can tell its blown out. What about my background? What do I do with the excess shirt sticking out?

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  9. capnwes

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    ^ You pin it.
     
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    I think mannequins generally work better if they're not ripped apart.

    Do you have any sort of light you could use? I think it would help with the shadows a bunch. 2nd pic looks way better to me!
     
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    I moved it to a different location

    Here's another shot

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    Lol Drakes x Jordans
     
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    That guy has the word 'troll' in his name.
     
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    Can someone (who has good picture, no offense) take a few pics of how you pin yours. Just trying to get new/better ideas.
     
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    I use little rubber-covered wire chip clips; 2 or 3 down the back to cinch it, but you gotta take pics soon lest better fabrics will show wrinkles where you clipped it. Not my best pic (was still getting lighting worked out, and I should have steamed out some wrinkles), but an example. The shirt is longer than the coat and my mannequin is jersey-covered Styrofoam, so I do pin that up and under. EDIT: you were probably asking for pics of the actual pinning...sorry, I'm too lazy to set one up right now, but imagine the fabric pulled somewhat tight down the back and gathered with some small chip-clips. I sometimes do the same down the front when taking photos of the back, but usually not unless it's a really big size. Pinning probably takes a bit longer, but probably also looks better overall.

    Also, someone asked earlier about taking pics of a suit and how to include the pants - this is how I do it. I've seen other sellers drape the pants over one of the shoulders which looks good as well, IMO.


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  17. Brianpore

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    Yup was asking more about pics of the actual pinning, but thanks. I ask as when I pin larger jackets the bottom sides go "in" towards the back and it throws the balance of the suit off. example below

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    Pin up higher....about 5 inches below the pits.
     
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    I pin higher.... at the armpits or just below
     
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    Hmm. Insert the pins into the fabric under the sleeves and pull it somewhat tight. That 46 is going to look funky no matter how you do it.
     

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