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

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

  1. suited

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    Go with a more versatile tie. You'll want something that won't clash with various patterns and colors. In the past I've used burgundy/green solid grenadines, solid gold, solid navy, and now I use a black tie with a very fine micro-dot pattern in white.
     
  2. thefastlife

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    Awesome help guys... Do we pin the shirt and jacket or just shirt?

    How's the photo itself?
     
  3. capnwes

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    Pin the shirt up inside the bottom of the torso and pin the sleeves back.....or cut them off if you want.

    I pin my jackets back at the waist to give it shape.
     
  4. TheNeedMachine

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    Not sure but I think the photo angle might also have something to do with it...this looks like it's shot slightly from below, and to my eye a straight-on or 3/4 view shot (a la Wes), taken from a bit further back and higher, is more visually appealing. Just my personal preference tho - not sure if there's a consensus. Another personal preference is seeing some "empty space" between the arms and the body - really shows some definition and lines...which maybe be close to impossible once you're into the 48+ sizes without it looking all wrong on these tiny mannequins. It's frustrating sometimes how much I play with buttoning, straightening, cinching and finally say "screw it" and post my best shots which still suck.
     
  5. hbkshin

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    I clip mine at about the exact place you do.
     
  6. Reigningchamp

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    I tie my shirt behind the back of my mannequin and then fold and clip the back.
     
  7. Reosymes

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    Looks great. Like others have said, I would use a more neutral tie, unless you're listing a really high end item, in which case it might be worth the effort to actually match the texture and color of the tie+shirt to the jacket. Don't know much about photography, but the picture shows off the lines of the jacket very nicely, and that's what most important to me.
     
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  8. Reosymes

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    +1.

    In this case the angle is such that the eye is level with the waist. Which, for large sized jackets, might look too chunky. Typically one would want the focus away from the gut, no? Sorry, I have no actual suggestion on how to do this.
     
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  10. capnwes

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    So, I learned an interesting trick today.

    I had a international buyer who did a BIN on a low price item. He had to pay immediately because I have it set that way. He messaged me and asked me to wait to ship it until another of my auctions was finished. No problem, of course. Then he asked if I would sell the auction item to him for $150. He was the only bidder at $48, so I ended the listing with option to sell to the highest bidder. I put the $102 in the invoice as an additional charge and he paid right away.
     
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  11. Reigningchamp

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    Good deal.
     
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  12. jebarne

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    almost all of mine are in the 3-5 pound range.
     
  13. capnwes

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  14. Brianpore

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  15. capnwes

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    ^ checking my recent weights now.....but I'm pretty sure 2-3 lbs.

    Most are 2-3, I did have a Florsheim V-Cleat gunboat that tipped the scales at 3 lbs 3 oz....making it the 4lb category.
     
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  16. thefastlife

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    Someone just offered:
    My offer is one very rare $1.00 US bill with a hand drawn photo of a spider on it.

    For a NWT suit I have up
     
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    Congrats, Wes! From what you've posted about your job, you seemed to have hated it pretty badly. You also seem to enjoy the thrift/flip game and you've done well for yourself. Good luck.
     
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