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

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

  1. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Don't get me wrong, you should accept the return and move on, it's the ebay way :/
     
  2. ridethecliche

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    I know... I know...

    Is this thing a rare occurrence? Should I stop titling my listings like that or should I just make sure to call it a 'jacket' within the listing body?
     
  3. capnwes

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    Do what you think is best. There is not always a right answer across the board.

    If I am selling an assumed orphan, I always include the phrase, "Pants are not included in this listing"
     
  4. SeaJen

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    Sorry, I didn't read the tag closely enough, my error. The Canadian PS stuff is Samuelsohn, yes. Might be worth throwing that into the title too. Sammy isn't the most desirable, but every search term helps.
     
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    My take on it is this: we bitch and moan about less than honest buyers returning things on technicalities, looking for loopholes in the process to get refunds and such. But now, we want to be able to knowingly list suit jackets as blazers or sport coats. I don't think you can have it both ways. I feel like the more information you supply to your buyers, the better you will do in the long run. Otherwise, you expose yourself to too many potential headaches.
     
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  8. Fueco

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    Preach it, brother!

    Chalk it up as a lesson learned...
     
  9. namdaemun

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    NWT is one thing but you need to take pics of EVERY THING in order to cover your a**. By not taking pics and measurements of the "let" aka extra waist or length, you could possibly set yourself up for failure aka a headache.

    I know you want the $ and it is a good amount, however, you will lose in the long run if you fight this case. And if you are a new seller with a negative feedback..that is bad news.

    RETURN the suit, take more pics/measurements, re-list and hope you get more. If not, lesson learned

    Congrats, Brian!

    I always believe in the saying "don't chase money, have money chase you". If you continue to show you are an asset whether to your company, the $ will always come regardless. I never understood WHY people constantly leave for the next high paying role after a year or so when the $ would've eventually came.

    Exactly. MOAR INFO = BEST INFO
     
  10. ridethecliche

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    @jgill79, I think it's a stupid semantic argument, but I agree with you that it will save potential future headaches. How do you handle this for things like canali where they have the drop on everything?

    If anything, I want to throw that out there as well.
    Sigh.
     
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    I don't agree that it's just semantics. Words have particular, generally accepted meanings. I recently messaged a seller who had a "Navy suit" listed in the category of Men's Clothing-->Suits. My question was in regard to the pants' measurements, as they were neither pictured nor listed: "There are no pants for sale in this listing," she replied. If I had not asked but rather had simply bid, could I have initiated a return based on SNAD? I'm not sure, but if one has advertised a men's suit for sale, it would seem not unreasonable to expect to receive a men's suit rather than a men's suit jacket. I think it's similar in the case of an orphan suit jacket listed as a sport coat.

    Sure, the buyer should bear some responsibility, but that's simply not the reality of EBay as it is currently constituted. And a thorough reading of this thread, which you have shown you have done, makes that pretty clear.


    Others have said how: show pictures of the labels.
     
  12. marc roberto

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    Yeah. True. But I paid $4 for it. So you won't hear me complain.
     
  15. marc roberto

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    I paid 8$ for one and got 300$. I hear you though. You cant always look back at what coulda shoulda and woulda been.
     
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    Wait? What am I missing hurr? That wes had an even better price?

    Yeah that's bogus.

    Anyway, the buyer messaged back. I told him I'd give him a full refund for what he paid in auction when I get it back and I started the process for that. He seems like a nice enough guy, I'll relist as @jgill79 suggested and move on.

    Though, I do need suggestions for how to get the best pictures given my space limitations. Sigh.
     
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    This.

    I've decided to completely drop all expectations of "What can I get for this?" My new expectation is "What can I sell this for within a week that will give me a reasonable profit and sustainable growth?"

    I changed my pricing structure last night. The result? Five sales since I went to sleep last night. The profit margin won't be as high as it "could be", but I'm still going to do well.
     
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  18. marc roberto

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  19. Fueco

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    I should've added that for new and higher end stuff, prices will reflect what you mentioned. Of course, I'm also trying to clear out my closets a bit too... ;)
     
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