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

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

  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    You gotta be kidding me...
     


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    Wtf. Dogs don't even have fingers.
     
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    Bottega Veneta, they're tagged 44, which according to their website is 11, but they are too long, and too wide for me. They feel like an 11.5 E or something along those lines. On European shoes with no width identified, do you choose the category width that you feel is most appropriate, or are EU shoes M/D unless otherwise tagged? I left item width out of my "item specifics" but I know that is hurting me when people search by mens shoes>dress>11>D, etc. Btw, I know they're seriously price jacked. Figure a week of stupid high asking price, then consider something much more appropriate if I don't have any decent offers.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/231202541633?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
     
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  4. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Arc'teryx jacket with no bids (not mine), an OK deal if you're the only bidder, described as "mint condition"...
     
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    I knew they were Bottega! Was wrong on the size though. Ah well.
     


  6. cdgreg

    cdgreg Senior member

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    That $4.99 shipping is attractive, what are you mailing it in if you don't mind me asking?

    In before, "buy it and you'll find out" [​IMG]
     
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  7. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    That was a semi-PSA - not my auction...and a decent price, though it's made in China (made in Canada goes for more; and the Arc'teryx Veilance line goes for big money for whomever was asking earlier about stepping up their outerwear game).
     


  8. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    Well I'VE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE.

    I was trying to step up my lighting game, and I bought a vivitar 285 flash. I don't know why, I didn't really do my research and I have no idea how to use it. I don't know why I thought it would be a consistent light, but its just a flash. I should have just bought a lamp with a 5k bulb or something.

    Any flash guys in here to chime in on how I could use this properly?

    I shoot with just my phone, not sure why I need a flash. what the hell am I doing ha!

    *I also might switch over to my canon shot xs10is, that I also do not know how to use. I just bought things on impulse
     
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  9. TheNeedMachine

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    If you're taking phone pics, you can't use that flash...it attaches to a standard camera hot-shoe. Sorry, I don't really have any input - I use flash sometimes, and other times not, and cannot imagine how it would be useful to you taking phone pics.
     


  10. ridethecliche

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    I might look into getting a flash for my camera. It'd be easier to use than lights, since I don't have space for the latter. I also like photography so I'd get additional use out of it.
     


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    Exactly what I'm saying. Pretty dumb move on my part.
     


  12. TheNeedMachine

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    Welllll....depends on what you paid for it. If thrifted / garage sale or something, you might be able to flip it for a profit. I know there are stand-alone flash triggers but how you'd sync it with a phone is beyond me and probably not possible. Does your phone not have an always-on flash feature? (mine does: off, auto, or always on)
    If you're trying to step up your lighting game, you need lights. It's been discussed before, but, folks who get sucked into this whole thing typically go for 1) A proper mannequin, 2) Better lights, and 3) A camera that doesn't accept text messages or make phone calls. Meaning: a camera.
     


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    I thought the same, the future portrays the answer: No you did-ent!


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    I use flash, with every money shot.
     


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    Definitely not OCBD. It's patchwork plaid - you already got it. Also keep all fingers out of photos unless you're freshly manicured (personal pet peeve - same goes for bare feet etc - others may disagree).
     


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