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

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

  1. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    I've got a pair of Sanfords that squeaks. I keep meaning to take them to the Shoe Hospital, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
     
  2. ReubenR

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    Did you include a link to a measurement guide? Some people just don't know what you want or how to get them.
     
  3. jebarne

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    Had one last week similar. Guy in Bali won a suit plus he was high bidder on a 2nd jacket ending on the next Sunday. Since shipping was $48 I messaged him to see if he wanted me to wait to see if he won the 2nd one because what he already paid for shipping would cover both.

    He was happy to wait a week... I called ebay and they said it was fine and noted the transaction record.
     
  4. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    I've been thinking about this.. I don't think there is a best practice for shipping shoes.... Not that I've seen any way...I have gotten shoes in a box, loosely wrapped in bubble wrap. I've gotten them each enclosed in a usps tyvex and then in a box. I've gotten a pair of long wings packed sideways in a medium flat rate box. All seem to work. The best one was wrapped in 3/16" bubble wrap with the bubble wrap taped in place.

    For me, early on Brian mentioned he used the usps shoe box for shoes. When i sold my first shoes, I happened to have moving paper on my bench so I rolled each shoe in a piece of that paper, and packed them in the usps box and shipped....I still do it the same way. That doesn't mean it's right.

    I don't pack the toes, nor have I received any that had the toes packed.

    I'd be interested in pics of shoes as packed.
     
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  5. My Main Man

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    I usually pick up tissue paper at Target or wherever when it's on sale. You can always find seasonal stuff for really cheap. I usually crumple up 2-3 sheets and stick them in the toes and then wrap each shoe in thin kraft packing paper from OfficeMax. They go in a USPS shoe box as if they were 69ing. (can't think of a better way to describe that part) I've gotten 2 messages from buyers who went out of their way to say thanks for packaging the shoes well.

    My whole thing is shipping things the way I'd want to receive it. I think I've posted this before, but I bought a camera on ebay and it came in a flat rate ENVELOPE. No case, no bubble wrap. It was cheap enough and it didn't break, so I just laughed it off.
     
  6. Brianpore

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    +1
     
  7. TheNeedMachine

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    I ship the same but wrap in bubble wrap vs paper. No compliments but no complaints either.
     
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  8. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    You will receive free insertion fees on the first 150 listings per month (auction or BIN)
    You will be charged 25 cents insertion fee per auction (20 cents per fixed price) listing above the 150, It is 30 cents per listing for no store sellers.
    You get a customizable storefront page with up to 300 store categories (then you can get a domain to point buyers directly to your page.)
    You get the selling manager, and markdown manager.
    You get to pay lower FVFs than a seller without a store.
    You will be able to put your store in vacation mode.

    Here is the link to see how your fees will play out in comparison.
     
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  9. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    Something to keep in mind is the current 50 free comes with more free things. I think the 10 days or the scheduled listing part is free. The only thing free with an eBay store is the listing and picture pack.
     
  10. capnwes

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    Right, and they are not really that free either, since you are paying for the subscription anyway. Filling in your numbers as accurately as possible into the fee illustrator is the only way to know which is best. Of course keeping in mind the tools that come with the subscription as well.
     
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  11. labravajazz

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    Thanks for your thoughts on these! I first of all thought it must be a joke as I've never known there could be a fault like this - buyer seems to find it unbelievable that I didn't know they squeaked. I have 100% feedback power seller etc I wouldn't knowingly sell something with a fault, undisclosed. How could a brand new perfect pair of handgrade CJ shoes have a fault causing a squeak?! Thinking i might be best to offer a fullreturn and refund to avoid any problem, still waiting for the recording to be sent through! Can't wait ;(
     
  12. namdaemun

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    Squeaking b/c of the heel or from his sock RUBBING against the leather?? This typically occurs (from what I've seen) if the shoe is slightly too big.
     
  13. capnwes

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    Problem is, they will no longer be NWOB if he wore them outside, and technically a return in condition other than the condition they were sent is not usually permitted.
     
  14. Fueco

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    But if there's a defect, whether he knew about it or not, Ebay will force the return.
     
  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Not if they are not in the same condition as received.
     
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  16. Fueco

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    Maybe I'm jaded by lack of Ebay reps giving a f--k when I deal with them. It might be a 50-50 chance for someone with less than 1000 feedback.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that not SNAD trumps not in same condition. But what do I know?
     
  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    If the buyer altered the condition of the shoes - i.e. wore them outside, they are not eligible for seller protection. Someone lost a SNAD (which he would have anyhow) for the sole reason that he said that "he even polished the shoes so when you sell them again you can get more money".
     
  19. Fueco

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    I see what you're saying. But why doesn't Ebay follow their policies consistently?
     

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