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

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

  1. My Main Man

    My Main Man Senior member

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    My 3 defects:

    1. buyer won two items and paid for one. I cancelled/refunded so that I could invoice him for both to save shipping costs. he messaged me back saying that he was a new buyer and thought that once he won an item, he had the option to pay for it so he had been bidding really high on a lot of items that week and hadn't run into any issues yet. I'm guessing his week got really shitty a few days later.

    2. sold a distressed Diesel jacket. took decent photos and mentioned that it was intended to have a distressed look and the buyer said that the jacket "wasn't in the best condition" in his neutral feedback.

    3. Sold a pair of 9C boots (photo of the size and listed 3 times in listing) and got neutral feedback saying that they were actually size 8. I talked with eBay and they saw the photos and said I was right, but they wouldn't remove the feedback. <-That one pissed me off.
     
  2. jebarne

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    I just looked at mine. I had 4. 1 is legit (shipped ties to the wrong buyers, 1 guy was happy with the wrong tie, the other person never responded to my several offers so I cancelled, refunded and he kept the tie I sent. Both were Zegna's. .

    1. Guy returned a pair of AE shoes because they were too small. He didn't know his size in that last. They were advertised as 12C. They're marked 12C.
    2. Guy Claimed Damage 2 months after receiving. Ebay closed the case right away because he was outside the window.
    3. Guy moved, forgot to change his address, an a pair of shoes went to his address of record. Full records provided.

    If this is going to count against me, I'm going to have to be more serious about challenging things.

    jb
     
  3. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Yes, apparently so, unless they change the way it's set up. I don't see how this is going to work.
     
  4. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    you've got an advisor that checks in with you. Can you get them on the phone and let them know that the new rules are going to drive more sellers to fight these things because if opening counts against you, you only get out of it by winning the case.
     
  5. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I think they discontinued the seller outreach calls, I haven't had one in probably 6 months. I don't think winning the case helps. I won all my cases and they all still counted against me.
     
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  6. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

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    I won a case against a seller Monday. Feels good to be the beneficiary of eBay's buyer favoritism for once.

    I won't leave negative feedback, tempting as it is, since I understand that things go wrong sometimes, and the dude is a Styleforum member. He fought me tooth and nail, though, even though it was pretty clear he was in the wrong.
     
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  7. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    I received a call last week about the new updates. It was brief, but informative to a certain extent.

    He may read this thread, but hopefully in the future its for the good : /
     
  8. namdaemun

    namdaemun Senior member

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    Can anyone help please?? @capnwes
     
  9. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Right, but usually at the end of those calls they would schedule another call, where a special eBay rep and fellow seller would review your account with you and let you know some tips that might help.
     
  10. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I use my 14x10x6 box to ship cowboy boots. But knee length will be a different story. I've used two of my 13x10x4 boxes taped together end to end.
     
  11. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Hey Wes

    Where do you buy the boxes from?
     
  12. Lirum

    Lirum Senior member

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    Uline iirc.
     
  13. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    So had my high bidder today send me a email asking to cancel his bid because he thought the Tribute set of coins I was selling were real. The coins if real would be worth $1,000,000 so he bid $202.50 on them and was surprised they were replicas? WTF???

    Anyway I replied I couldn't cancel his bid and he would have to retract it and I pasted the site to do that.

    http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RetractBidShow

    He sent another message asking for me to cancel his bid and again I pointed him to that page. He hasn't done it, and the auction ends in about 6 hours and I want to get his bid off. Is there anyway I can do it, can I call eBay and have them do it? Cause if he wins it I have a feeling either he wouldn't pay or open a SNAD or some shit.
     
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  14. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Why can't you cancel his bid?

    http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?CancelBidShow
     
  15. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    At the bottom of the page where it shows all the bidders, click on "See how to cancel bids."

    EDIT: jgill's is a more direct route.
     
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  16. Shoeluv

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    Excellent, thank you I thought he had to retract his bid. Than I saw this


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    and thought I was screwed. Happy I was allowed to cancel it. Thanks for your help!
     
  17. cdgreg

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    What box do you ship a Fedora in? Seems to fit perfectly in a RRB box, but that's expensive for such a light item.
     
  18. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Only other option is to find a RR B size box, and ship priority by weight and size...
     
  19. capnwes

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    See above.
    Fedoras fit well in the 14x10x6, with plenty of bubble wrap to keep the shape.
     
  20. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    I would use the RRB box and put priority mail stickers, white labels, or opaque tape over the RRB. Post office won't care if you send it that way. In fact, I had a postal worker tell me that.

    I was going to get equivalent sized RRA boxes and he told me to put stickers over the RRA. Makes it simple because I can prepackage almost everything after I measure it.
     

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