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

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  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes 7 days for me, but thats an auction.

    You can smack my ass and call me George if I ever do a BIN without immediate payment required though.
     


  2. capnwes

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    +1. I allow 11 days for payment, but you best be forkin' the cash over if you choose BIN.

    I think Steve was referring to the fact that he is unable to force the immediate payment, until he reaches a higher level of paypal/ebay account standing.
     


  3. Snoogz

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    I do not require immediate payment with a BIN because I also have OBO...I have yet to try it but in my head doing a IP for BINOBO seems redundant since the contingency for the buyer relies on my acceptance as a seller. Once accepted, how can eBay smack the person in the head, make them get out their phone and purchase ASAP b4 the bomb timer runs out and denies the purchase and accepted offer...

    Having yet tried this option, I assume it would only take into affect if the buyer purchases the item at the listed BIN price and does not forgo a OBO case...is that right? If the OBO is activated, then the "Immediate Payment" is rendered moot.
     


  4. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Correct.

    A BIN selection ends the listing altogether. If the buyer never pays, you have to wait....then open a case....then wait....then close the case....then relist. Immediate payment eliminates all of that. The listing stays live, until the buyer has paid. Money in your pocket, item out the door.

    A OBO selection will leave the listing open until you have agreed upon the price. The buyer is not bound by the immediate payment requirement.
     


  5. Snoogz

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    I guess it wouldn't hurt to add this to all my BINOBO listings...given that the BIN price is only selected about 8-10% of the time, this still can help guarantee payment for those purchases. Although I have plenty of OBO's who decide not to pay after sending in their offer that was accepted; in which this selection of "immediate payment" would not change a thing on.
     
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  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I agree that if a seller prefers to allow a week for a buyer to pay for a BIN then he should be allowed to do so. But that has nothing to do with my contention that a seller should not be forced to allow a buyer to take an item off the market without paying for it. I don't care in the least whether BIN with a Pay Immediately requirement helps, hurts or is indifferent in respect to making sales.

    My ebay sales are in six figures every year and that is exactly why I don't like the Pay Whenever You Want Plan. I do not want extra time for shipping. I want to pack it and ship it right now. About 10 times per day (and about 5 minutes before I go out the door to drive to the post office) I check ebay and Paypal for sold items. If I get paid for an item a couple of minutes before I head out the door for the post office that item ships today. I immediately find, pack, and weigh each package, then enter it into Paypal Multiorder Shipping. Doing the process that way has cut my errors down to very near zero.

    Whether someone else does it the same way or differently does not matter to me. But mandatory ebay layaway dicks up my system because it causes items to be floating in that nether region between sold and unsold.
     


  7. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Exactly right. As I mentioned before, I recently set up a new ebay account and a new Paypal account to keep some personal dealings apart from my business accounts. I had forgotten that ebay has these dumbass rules for newbs.
     


  8. Snoogz

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    Well I understand your argument and frustration over the system. From my best of knowledge, what you can do is turn that PayPal account you are using for this secondary eBay into a business account. From what I know, there really is no other differences from a personal to business account except for the fess incurred when sending funds via goods. Have you thought about just doing a quick upgrade to eliminate this ordeal?

    EDIT: Just read the above mentioned. How long do you have to wait for these "dumbass rules for newbs" to go extinct and allow your secondary account to mimic your primary?
     
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    Rock on. As an active smoker, I know I need to quit and am giving it some thought vs. just knowing I need to. Since I work from home I can pretty much get up and walk outside anytime the urge strikes so that just makes it too easy to feed the need...but lately I've been keeping mental notes on what triggers a craving and what allays it - surprisingly, being totally distracted by something for only 2 or 3 minutes will reset my "crave" button for another hour or better.
    You can totally do it and I wish you all the best. Smoking is so limiting, and not just in a physical sense...like, you think about flying to Berlin or something and then you're like "shit, 10 hours on a plane - I'll go nuts!" Or, you go out at 11pm to buy a pack just to make sure you have some for tomorrow. Really gets in the way of normal living.
    I wouldn't worry too much about eating a bit more while quitting - I've had friends who gained a few while quitting smoking / drugs / booze, then got so healthy as to be at the other end of the spectrum - they were able to work out, get some exercise that they could not before. Shoot - my Dad quit smoking cold turkey after 30+ years of 2 packs a day and I'm convinced he's currently in better shape than I am.
    Enjoy your smoke-free lifestyle and it'll get easier, bit by bit. No harm in rewarding yourself at the 1 week, 1 month, 2 month etc levels either - figure the amount of $ you saved by not smoking all that time and spend half of it on something you want. Maybe keep track of money saved just for fun - see the $'s add up after a month or two, and perhaps put a percentage of that right into a savings account or increase your 401k contribution (or along those lines - whatever works for you), and you're making money by not smoking. Reward system works great for most folks - whatever your bent is - making more $ (by spending less $), having some nice shell longwings, saving for the future, new PlayStation...whatever...you know your own carrot best, so set your goals and go for it!
     


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    As someone who's just starting out selling and who only does BINOBO I'd like nothing more than the buyer paying as soon as they BIN. The only disadvantage I see from the buyer's point of view is that when they make multiple purchases and want the seller to combine shipping. If they have a few days to pay, they have time to contact the seller and make this request, wait for the seller to send a new invoice, and then make the payment.

    Like I said, I'm new to ebay selling, so perhaps there's a way around this.
     


  11. k4lnamja

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    I believe with BINOBO, if you submit a counter offer to the buyer and he/she accepts then he/she must pay immediately.
     


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    Incorrect.
     


  13. capnwes

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    +1....

    They were beta testing that for a while, but sometime, last week or the week before that, they went back to the old way.
     


  14. Snoogz

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    Enjoyed your kind words and took it as an encouragement to keep pushing forward.

    And you are correct sir, I sure know my own carrot as well as my own stick. What I don't fully know is by which one I'm more motivated by, I would have to say my stick. Avoiding pain is usually my biggest motivator.

    Thank you again, I have a few more hours to tick a complete week free of nicotine.
     


  15. Shoeluv

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    It's tough, I am now 14 months smoke free after 30 years as a smoker. The thing that got me through is I work from home, so I stayed away from my smoking buddies and stayed near my wife who gave me encouragement. Also my youngest son looking at me with sad eyes when I was outside smoking asking why I was killing myself...

    It does get easier, I rarely think about it anymore although the other day I was stuck in traffic and some dude in front of me blew smoke out his window and I got the strongest urge. Now though, the cravings only last a few seconds and they amuse me more than anything. Although if you get me drunk and put me around smokers, all bets are off which is why controlling who you hang out with is very important early on. You just have to stay away from the smokers in your life. Good luck, and I have to say it is worth it I feel better, smell better, and have more money to spend on clothes!

    Although my nose has become hyper-sensitive. I seem to smell every bad odor out there, bad breath makes me nauseous and I never really noticed it before.
     


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