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

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

  1. Melbush

    Melbush Senior member

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    Need some help with the USPS website (I’m a noob). I need to ship a pair of shoes from the US to Canada, weight is 2 lb 6.9 oz, I’m using my own box. I’m checking the USPS website but I’m lost. Can I ship via Priority Mail? Will I get tracking in the US and in Canada? I want to be safe but don’t want to charge exorbitant shipping fees.
     
  2. DanM

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    I'll probably start testing the waters over there next week. Tons of inventory right now, doesn't hurt to have multiple sales outlets.
     
  3. DanM

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    ^with that in mind, has anyone done much selling over there? How do prices compare to ebay?
     
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    Also interested in an answer about that ^^ I'm looking at other possibilities right now cuz of all the shit eBay (will) put us through.

    IMO the other alternatives could be better for grail items? Not the typical ebay fodder... I've tried kijiji (Canada) and was hoping it could be a killer but in fact I had one very nice sale and now it flatlined... Guess I was just lucky the first time :(
     
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    This is complete bullshit. Has Burke become dumb as fuck or what? I'm laughing just to think about a eBay rep deciding for a case : "sorry sir, the item size tag was in photo 3 and it should have been at least in photo 2. Fuck you, good bye, and thanks for choosing eBay" o_O
     
  7. Brianpore

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    To be honest guys....I sell a lot and have only had pretty positive experiences with e-bay reps. I have tailored my listings to conform to suggestions and to meet certain things that ebay requires or to help protect myself for issues, but if you sell quality items, take multiple photos, provide accurate measurements, etc you really should not have any problems. Yes, eBay makes it harder and harder but these new rules are only going to make it easier for the 1% (or less) of people who are going to complain anyway. 99% of the people who buy just want the item they bought to show up in the condition described. This thread is mostly about the bad 1% or how to avoid that 1% but overall it is not a reflection of selling on ebay in general.

    That said, the canceling an item after they won is a bit annoying but again you dont even know how many times a week I have an item sell and then get 1 or 2 messages from people asking if the item is still for sale or what happened. They wait and wait and the are bummed when it did not sell. Some even go as far as offering MORE money then I had it listed for if I can sell it to them, obviously I can't as it's already sold, paid and usually shipped.
     
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    What are the chances I have my first ever negative feedback removed?

    In short, guy states the outside of the front pockets are messed up, and I have two pictures clearly showing that they are in fact not messed up. Am I screwed?
     
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    180 days is insane,
     
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  10. Brianpore

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    Is there a case open for a return?
     
  11. Melbush

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    ANyone? (don't feel like going down to the Post Office tomorrow)
     
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    You can buy and print Priority Mail postage from the USPS website. You'll get tracking in both the US and Canada. Prices between buying USPS postage online and eBay are similar if not completely the same. Buying postage at the post office is more expensive.
     
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    I know that but my question is more "Can I ship to Canada with priority mail? Will I get a tracking number? Am I safe?" I don't want the buyer to file a claim he never received the package after it was delivered. I still need to send him an invoice with the total amount
     
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    Well it's Priority Mail International but yeah, you can, and you get a tracking number with it. You're about as safe as you would be sending the package in the US. It turns over to Canada Post in Canada, but I've never had issues.
     
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  16. tben

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    No, he said he wanted to keep the item after I offered him a refund and payment for return shipping.
     
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    In my case, 100% yes. Even if the Red "no tracking" blah blah thing comes up, sometimes it does track. Canada has never not had tracking for me regardless of which method I ship. A couple other places I can't remember right now has the same phenomenon where it'll say there's no tracking to that country but indeed plugging in the tracking number brings up tracking information even after it leaves the US.

    Most recent example: CF213559448US
    And another one: CF017771944US

    Both were Priority Mail shipped to Canada using Regional Rate A boxes. Both have tracking confirmed as delivered.
     
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