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

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

  1. sparrow

    sparrow Senior member

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    Fast in furious 7
    Will be last

    But best!
     
  2. Reigningchamp

    Reigningchamp Senior member

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    Buyers who pay on Sat and you just happen to be doing nothing on Sat night and print the shipping label. Then hit you up on Monday asking where is the packages have to be the most annoying.
     
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  3. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    You earn it and it's great that you can still find the time to offer advice.

    I always think it's important to mention how much goes into an operation. It's a lot of fun to read the success stories or entrepreneurs, but it's equally important to read about the failures. The amount of time and energy that goes into any business is huge and it's hard to really convey in simple words.
     
  4. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    It was thrown around quite a few months ago that some brands on ebay are sleeper brands...that is, they often can be found fairly cheap. It was fun when people were throwing out various brands that buyers can get deals. I can't remember what was mentioned, but these are normally easy to find decent pricing:

    - Canali
    - Converse (new)
    - Ties & pocket squares
    - Brooks Brothers

    If anyone knows any others, add them!
     
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  5. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    It's funny that you said that because I received a message this morning. Someone bought something on Friday morning and it was shipped (to Germany) on Friday afternoon. Marked it as shipped, added the tracking number, etc. There isn't a lot of movement on the Saturdays normally and Sundays will show nothing. I received a message this morning from the guy asking where his item was. I don't know how someone can expect it to be there already.
     
  6. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    For quality (providing you can find them without terribly dated styling):
    Oxxford
    Southwick
    H. Freeman & Son
    Chester Barrie
     
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  7. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    can you have followers without a store?

    im thinking of starting a store but atm i really only list one, maybe two items at a time
     
  8. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    There should be a calculator to figure out the cost comparison of having a store vs listing without it. I'd look it up if you're not listing much at any given time. As far as followers, I'm not sure.
     
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    Check here.....this will tell you the best option for you.

    http://www.fees.ebay.com/feeweb/feeillustrator

    Yes, you can follow any seller you want. The basic "favorite seller" follow is not visible to the seller. If you have a store, there is also "subscribed to newsletter" follows, you can see these. Recently eBay added the "member page" follow option. These you can see by clicking on your username at the top of your eBay page. You can also see other members followers by clicking their username.
     
  10. Koala-T

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    Hey! I've got 9 followers! What do you know!. I've also apparently got 2 collections, but damned if I know what the hell that means.
     
  11. Fueco

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    I believe the German word is Dummkopf.
     
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  12. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    My girlfriend calls me this....I just assumed it was some affectionate term. I don't German well.
     
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  13. Fueco

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  14. HansderHund

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    There are a few words that could describe this... Blödmann, Depp, Vulldoudl (local dialect)

    @hbkshin If your girlfriend is German, call her "blöde Nudel"
     
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    Damn 15% of your inventory gone in a day is great...did you just let them ride at a low starting bid and let em ride? Cuz it sounds like a few barely made the profit cut!
     
  16. Fueco

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    I been reducing prices. Some of my older stuff lasted far too long (I sold an item on Friday that was originally listed last April!). I'm trying to move stuff quicker, even if it means cutting the margin down considerably. I'd say I'm still doing well, since my profit this past month is still more than I've ever made from a 'real job'.
     
  17. gerbilunit

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    just wanted to say awesome man. cool to see another person killing it!
     
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    1099's are available on PayPal as of today (at least mine is).

    Does anyone know how to get the Outright/godaddy bookkeeping app on eBay to stop opening on 2013?
     
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  19. k4lnamja

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    Can anyone help? Trying to list these soon :)
     
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    The top might be called a chore or field coat. I think the bottom would be a blouson. Not terribly positive about that top one though.
     

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