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

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

  1. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    I have had one of these as well, I am sure the big sellers get these all of the time. My point of view is; is this single sale worth losing my eBay business if eBay finds out or going to jail/civil fine if US/UK customs finds out? 99% of the time you probably get away with it (unless he contacted you through eBay...). I wouldn't do it, but that is just me.
     
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    Shoeluv Senior member

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    Are you allowed to deform a RRA box? I am putting another box inside that is slightly wider and it fits but there is a bulge in the box.
     
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    I've sent plenty of RRA and flat rate boxes that were bulgy on the sides. If it fits, it ships, and they don't define "fit."
     
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  4. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    Awesome, because the price difference was really large, like $5 for a free shipped item. Thanks!
     
  5. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    All the time...plenty of tweeds or suits make the box bulge. Extra tape is added, and away it goes!
     
  6. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    Laser Printer warning:

    I recently purchased a Samsung SCX-3405W from Walmart for ~$100. Could be the worst electronics purchase I have ever made. It was supposed to save me time and money cause toner is cheaper and labels print faster. Both are true when the stupid thing works, it has serious trouble coming out of sleep mode. Than if it has trouble printing it prints an error report on your label... I have lost ~6 sheets in the last week with these stupid error reports and that includes turning them around and using the second label. So I wrote an email to Samsung customer support explaining my issue and got back a message that can be summed up as "Gee that sucks we will tell someone, oh and by the way please fill out our survey".

    edit:

    Forgot to add they also said I could call this number (852)3698-4698 which at first glance seems like a US number but it isn't it is Hong Kong. Also the hours they list for live chat and phone calls are all Hong Kong time but they don't state the timezone anywhere. Finally I click on the chat with a live rep and get a error page...

    [​IMG]
    It is like amateur hour in the support department, just a warning if you plan to purchase any Samsung products.
     
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  7. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    That sucks. I try and stay away from companies who produce electronics in too many departments...samsung phones, TVs, computers, washer dryer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and now printers?? They have never stood out to me as a top flyer in any of those areas (except maybe smart TVs), so its hard for me to back any. I prefer to put my money and faith into a company who specializes, say brother printers, or HP printers. Now I know HP has more products, but nothing to the extent of samsung.

    So I guess I would suggest you return it lol. And purchase a nice brother printer?
     
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    I second Brother as a decent laser jet. Mine is performing flawlessly so far.
     
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    Many Asian companies are conglomerates with arms in diverse industries. Just look at the range of products Yamaha and Mitsubishi create. Siemens is similar in Germany. In such large companies core competency is extensive and their diversity is not an indicator of lack of focus or expertise.
     
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  10. My Main Man

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    Randomly clicked on a buyer's feedback left for others and noticed that of his last 25, he has a 52% rate of leaving negative feedback. Kinda making me nervous.
     
  11. SeaJen

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    Kinda?
    Run, Forrest, Run!
     
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  12. Snoogz

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    wtf, thats terrible. I almost feel like blocking him!

    I understand your point, as I had a friend who drove a mitsubishi and watched one.

    It may be that my thinking mentality may be biased. But that is just my thought process. Its like any other industry, they just slap their name on most things produced in different factories altogether. Tis what it is, but that does not negate my recommendation on looking to purchase a printer from a company who specializes in that department and that is their man product.
     
  13. Shoeluv

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    Just wanted to send a shoutout to @capnwes for his advise on shipping. Made my first purchase through ULine and using my own boxes instead of USPS I was able to ship a few things first class mail instead of priority and have saved over $9 in shipping today (For me that is huge since I am only shipping 7 things today).
     
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  14. Shoeluv

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    Shipping in a 4x4x4 box, the label looks like this. How do you guys normally handle this? I put the barcode and buyers address on one side and folded my address above. Do you trim the side with scissors or just fold it over?

    [​IMG]

    Edit: The above I pulled the label off and repositioned it like I said above, this one I had folded it at the buyers address.
     
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  15. capnwes

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    I purposely only use boxes that the labels fit on, without cutting.
     
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  16. Shoeluv

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    Does it fit on the 6x3x3 you recommend? I bought some of those as well but used this size because it was a pair of laptop DIMMS and fit easier.
     
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    Yep, the labels are only 5-7/16" wide. Obv, they still wrap around the other way. I just make sure the bar code is scannable.
     
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  19. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    If you have to use those boxes, trim the sides as much as possible.

    I to only use boxes that a full label sheet will fit on, but I've ran into 1 or 2 where a bit of trimming on one side was needed.

    Small flat rate boxes fit just barely. But It works!
     
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    For more than six months the, online only retail, small business I worked at used normal printer paper for labels. That was also taping it to the box and only a single horizontal cut, but never am I reshaping labels again.
     
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