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

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  1. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    maybe you can call the local P.O. if the case gets escalated, and see about getting more info on that package / driver delivery.
     
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    +1

    A lot of times, if you don't wait too long, the driver will remember the packages. Unless of course they are a chronic ebay buyer/SF trader like me who receives multiple packages on a regular basis.
     
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  3. Snoogz

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    I've never had to do this, but sure does sound like a nightmare. But this is the step I would take if the package does not show "delivered". Or if I had insurance on the item, I would let it ride! I think...

    I seem to only insure (ship coverage) international items...bad habit? Most of my domestic purchase are below 100$...
     
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    Don't be fooled by that little memo on your ebay shipping screen "priority mail includes UP TO $100" Truth be known it normally only includes $50 of coverage unless you are shipping Priority Express.
     
  5. Snoogz

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    Yea I've heard that...and I never ship priority express...if I did use express, it would be for large international purchase...but at that point I would still purchase the additional ship coverage to trump the "included up to 100$".
     
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    All said, I make it a habit to purchase additional insurance for items which hit about $90 and up. I've only had to use it once, but it saved me $400. I suppose you could actually insure yourself though. Put aside the amount you would have paid for the insurance into a separate account, and only dip into it when you have a lost/damaged item.
     
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    How much of a difference will Top Rated Plus make on my sales? I'm about to hit it, and I typically sell 2 buy it nows and 2-5 auctions a week. I regularly post 50ish or so a month, starting to ramp it up. I have this expectation to hit Search Result Nirvana once I get my TRSP but I'm not actually sure what to expect.
     
  8. Snoogz

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    It's not the answer to eBay sales, or the trick of the century. Supposedly it can help with fees, and publicity with search results. I cannot remember the before & after of when I hit it, so I'm not really sure if you will see a huge difference. I only see a big difference when I list more items [​IMG]

    You get out what you put into it.
     
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    I've definitely noticed more watchers and views this time around (highest number of items up at once). I guess the bounce around makes a big difference. Just curious as I've heard TRSP helps your search results and such, but a lot of people have TRSP so I'm not sure exactly how big of a difference it is.

    Appreciate the insight!
     
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    The main difference is 20% reduction in fees iirc.
     
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    Anyone figure out how to setup a Excel sheet to export into Garage Sale? Would make the listing process far faster if you could enter information into a spreadsheet and then design it so that upon exporting the cells would be mapped to certain places in the GS template.
     
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    How much faster do you need GS to be? I can crank out a listing in less than 2 minutes the way it is now.
     
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    If it were 1 minute that's twice the listings. I need it to be instantaneous.
     
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    Sounds like a 1st world problem....a conundrum.
     
  15. Snoogz

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    run us through your listing process right now.

    what do you have GS set up as with a template, and what is required to fill in?
     
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