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

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

  1. Jpmorris

    Jpmorris Well-Known Member

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    knocked down 998.86 this past week, according to ebay, I couldn't get 1.14 more? hahah. Also, I seriously just got this message from a buyer once item ended. "Sorry. I no longer want." [​IMG]
     
  2. capnwes

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    As suspected, my sales increased by 28% over my previous 4 week average
     
  3. concealed

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    but thats probably the result of a combination of better items and variance?
     
  4. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    My inventory was really pretty much the same as it has been for my fall tweed sale. About 65-70 percent tweed. Was a bit of a cold spike lately...so I would credit that more than anything. Was just making reference to GMMcL's post wondering if he should expect to see a decrease in sales due to Sandy.
     
  5. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Got this one from PayPal today. Didn't realize this was a thing, but I'll take it.

    "Due to your exceptional PayPal account performance, we are happy to let you know that your funds will no longer be temporarily held during the investigation of a claim, dispute, or chargeback filed by your buyers. This change will take effect immediately. There is no action required on your behalf to take advantage of this exciting benefit."
     
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  6. VLSI

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    Do you guys think there is a significant difference between a .99 and 9.99 auction? Does it make a difference in traffic at that point?
     
  7. suited

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    I'm getting listing limit errors when trying to list Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior - but only those 2 brands. Are there certain brands that are flagged by eBay and have special limits that do not apply to other clothing makers? My selling limits are $5,000 per month or 100 items, and when I spoke to eBay a few weeks ago they informed me that these were the only limits that would apply to my account.
     
  8. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    I've ran into that before with a Coach tie that didn't sell a few times and I relisted it. You should be able to make the listing with the wrong brand and then revise it right after. That tricked worked to get around initial category selling limits at least :hide:
     
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  9. concealed

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    why not make it .01
     
  10. VLSI

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    I don't know. That's what I'm asking.
     
  11. concealed

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    Sorry, my point was in my estimation, it makes no difference and confounds me when people choose 9.99 over .99 or .01

    Mr Nataku and Mr CPmac have success using the 4.99 starting price, not sure where that comes from, but it works well for those guys!
     
  12. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I just realized there is a reason not to do $.01. Minimum bid increments. Not that it really matters, but I might try starting them at $5 which is the minimum to get .50 increment. Rather than getting 30 bids of stupid people fighting over 2 pennies.

    Current Price / Bid Increment
    $0.01-$0.99 $ 0.05
    $1.00-$4.99 $ 0.25
    $5.00-$24.99 $ 0.50
     
  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Call me crazy, theres something about 3.99 or 5.99 that makes me more apt to bid than 4.99. If I see $2.98, thats the winner right there.. :lol:
     
  14. concealed

    concealed Well-Known Member

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    duly noted
     
  15. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    I've experienced with Gucci and Burberry getting flagged here and there.
     
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  16. eestend

    eestend New Member

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    Don't use Fedex to Russia and China..
     
  17. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Why not? USPS doesnt deliver to Russia anymore on ebay shipping.
     
  18. capnwes

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    I still don't understand why. I finally encountered this last night. I suppose it will be easier to just block Russia and Ukraine from my listings. I think I have only ever had 2 sales there. However....there is a possibility that the majority of sellers will be blocking them, which will in turn drive more traffic to the sellers that don't. Probably why the only 2 sales I had were in the last month or so.
     
  19. VLSI

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    Unrelated: you need to update the hyperlink in your sig
     
  20. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    I know...

    Oh....that one...wonder how long that has been like that. I thought my old domain was still good until February or so.

    Thanks for the heads-up
     
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