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

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

  1. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Yea it sucks ass man, every time I enter it I have to re-login. so freaking annoying!
     
  2. Lirum

    Lirum Senior member

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    Won't update then, thanks for mentioning this.
     
  3. DanM

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    Anyone else having Garagesale problems?? I'm having Garagesale problems. Not cool, Garagesale. Not cool.
     
  4. SpooPoker

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

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    +1, knock on wood, but I am not having problems with my ebay iPhone app or Garage Sale
     
  6. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Auctions wouldn't launch. 1 went up then the program said there was an API issue. Wouldn't have been so freaked out, but I set all my auctions to launch between 5:30 and 6. After restarting, everything went up fine. So, a little late, but all the new stuff is up.
     
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    Exactly why I don't use the Garage Sale launcher. When I contacted them after my first week of using it, they admitted they do not have the power to release the auctions with the speed and consistency that eBay does. I just send them through to the ebay scheduler and then release them all at one time manually. Easy, Peezy and Free-zy
     
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    Takes me about an hour to deploy 200 auctions, I do it through GS. Set it, and forget it! (I know Wes, I know)
     
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    I would take that approach, but since I'm prepping auctions throughout the week and usually have stuff going on Sunday afternoon/evening, the GS launcher is usually a more convenient option.
     
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    To each his own. I won't argue it.
     
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    Any folks here sell stuff on grailed? I remember when it first launched, and saw mention of it here a few times recently...would like to hear if anyone is having success selling thru there (well as any pitfalls &c).
     
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    That's what I do too. I do like 15 listings then send them to the scheduler for holding while I take a break. 15 more, repeat. Scheduler is set for 30 minutes after my normal release time, just in case I have an emergency come up, that way my listings will still go live near the normal time. Normally, instead of letting them reach the scheduled time, I go in at 10:30 and bulk edit them. First edit them to have a 10% restocking fee, since garage sale does not have that option yet, then edit them to start immediately. No scheduling fee is applied , and all the listings start at the same time.

    The first time I used GS, I had like 40 listings, they took about 80 minutes. Not my cup 'o tea. This past week I had over 300 listings go live, that may have taken all night. I list late, so as not to have to compete with LuxeSwap listings, but if they take extremely long to upload, I may lose some Eastcoast buyers and lose money on free shipping more items to the westcoast.
     
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    Grail hype train died. Moved a few things at 2x my normal eBay prices when it started up and was a big deal but haven't moved anything since. I don't get much SWD though so it might be better for that. SWD did super well when it started.
     

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