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

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

  1. Tweets

    Tweets Senior member

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    Anyone know what these Ebay consignment shops you see in strip malls usually charge? Contemplating a business plan because I hate my job most days, however, it pays well so it might be a hard decision to try to go off and do an ebay store but I do enjoy selling things much more than accounting.
     


  2. Reosymes

    Reosymes Senior member

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    So I have a tweed suit with union tags but no fabric tags. It looks and feels like wool but that's about it. What do I say in the listing?
     


  3. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    I have seen Spoo put something like "Not tagged, most likely Wool".
     


  4. Reosymes

    Reosymes Senior member

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    Thanks. I was planning to do that in the description. My worry is the 'Item Specifics' part which doesn't leave any room for ambiguity. Since ebay uses the information entered there to narrow down searches, if I don't have 100% Wool there, my item wouldn't even be seen by anyone who's looking for a wool tweed suit. I'd love to be corrected if I'm wrong in my assumptions.
     
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  5. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Tweed is in the item specifics list. Just use that.
     


  6. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    I believe you also have the ability (at least you do from Garage Sale) to type in your own entries into those fields.
     


  7. Reosymes

    Reosymes Senior member

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    Now why did I not think of that? Thanks a lot!!
     


  8. Lirum

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    If you do that though, you'll lose everyone who narrows by fabric.
     


  9. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    The ebay seller outreach team, encourages sellers to add as many item specifics as you can think of. So you could use Tweed in the standard list and then add additional specifics as you see necessary.

    This will better come into play for brands that are not listed. I also use it for patterns, such as Herringbone and Houndstooth, which were unfortunately overlooked by the ebay programmers.
     


  10. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Additionally, here is this....



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  11. ScottW

    ScottW Senior member

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    Holy cow, that chart is awesome! I mean, I knew how to qualitatively differentiate real hair from synthetics, but that chart takes it to another level with the specific odors and types of ash.
     


  12. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I've been using a chart like this for years. When I worked in restoration I had to be able to correctly identify fabrics and carpet fibers before using solvents or other cleaners on them.
     


  13. Reosymes

    Reosymes Senior member

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    suited Senior member

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    New setup - overall I am very pleased with the results. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so the fact that the jacket is a bit crooked on the mannequin is driving me nuts, but this example will do :)

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  15. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    what are you using for a backdrop? I am using my beige color walls right now, which isn't too bad because its neutral. But I did want to look into something that I can affix to a wall vs having a backdrop stand & mount.

    btw I like the outcome of the photo. Mannequin looks good. Do you guys find your mannequins to wobble and sometimes not sit directly straight up? Or is this only the issue I have with mine? lol
     
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