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

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

  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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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.
     


  2. Lirum

    Lirum Senior member

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    If it were 1 minute that's twice the listings. I need it to be instantaneous.
     
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  3. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Sounds like a 1st world problem....a conundrum.
     


  4. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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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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    I also already do use the Tyvek USPS bags if I am shipping, say, a sweater that is too big for a padded mailer so it goes Region Rate A. I'm looking for something bigger for sport coats, suits and outerwear (winter coats)...I don't want to try and cram them into the Tyvek mailer - most simply will not fit. I appreciate your replies and suggestions but I know what I am looking for and what I wish to use it for...just need a good source, which was the original question. I'm willing to pay the extra 10 or 15 cents or whatnot when bought in bulk, for larger plastic bags I can use for larger items.

    I like this idea...unless I were to get hit with a lost/damaged item right out of the gate and I was self-insuring...though I suppose it would be made up eventually since it hasn't happened to me in years, and I'd eventually be back in the black.

    I'm Power Seller and Top Rated Plus, and my items are typically featured near the top of the heap when initially searching ("best match"), and I've seen my stuff top of page 1 in Google shopping search results...which does not necessarily translate to markedly higher sales, since you still have to have a good product at a good price. eBay makes comparison shopping a snap on their site, so useful keywords, filling in all the info boxes/options, good pictures and description/measurements, and a competitive price will make the sale. I'm only happy to be Top Rated for the final value fee discounts; don't think it has much, if any, effect on my own sales. I sell more than I used to, for higher dollar amounts, but I also list more items that are higher-priced than I used to.
     


  6. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    I know Luxeswap uses very nice plastic bags for suits & SC's before entering a box. They are awesome, and have been a recipient of them in the past. Those would be fantastic to use, but for me at this point, I need to wait and make sure I have some legs underneath me before trying to expand into extra expenses.

    edit: in fact, I have ecstatically reused the Luxeswap bags to ship items off in before.
     
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  7. Lirum

    Lirum Senior member

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    Lol, I've thought more than once about ordering from Brian, Spoo, and Wes just to see how they do packaging.
     
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  8. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    To get a full spectrum, you should order cuff links, a tie, shoes, sport coat, a suit, pants and a shirt. Now.
     


  9. TheNeedMachine

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    Yes, that's more along the lines of what I'm looking for - got one shipment from LuxeSwap and dug the bag. I'm letting the baby play with it right now.

    I don't sell a bunch - lucky if I hit $3k a month - but it's been raining a lot all over the US and last thing I need is a sopping wet coat to arrive at a buyer's doorstep.

    Gotta space them out, though, else they'll all arrive in one big box.
     


  10. capnwes

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    Got one shipment from Luxeswap......dug the bag and switched packaging styles immediately. Mimicry is the highest form of flattery. Thanks Spoo.
     


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    I would appreciate it if someone would buy everything I have listed on eBay (listed now and for the foreseeable future), so I can buy this car I saw for sale today and have since contracted a case of the serious wants.


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    Got one shipment from Wes......dug the bag and decided to use them from day one. Mimicry is the highest form of flattery. Thanks Wes and Spoo.
     


  13. Snoogz

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    No more "thank you" bags??

    Where did u buy ur new bags from? They are super nice, I should switch now... Mimicry is the highest form of flattery. Thanks Spoo & Wes
     


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    Nope. Thank You is no more. Got my bags from Uline. Will search harder for a cheaper comparable product next time, so far I have not found it. It's hard to beat the fact that Uline delivers in less than 24 hours.
     
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