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

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

  1. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    Funny that store limits were just being talked about I had mine increased with nothing done on my part

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    Amount: $13,500.00 [​IMG] $27,000.00
     


  2. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Funny, I don't even know if I have seller limits. I know I'm around 500 items and $20,000 right now.
     


  3. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    I would call customer service and get this on the record right now.

    This is a text book case where a defect will hit you for absolutely zero reason. Raise hell when you talk to them.
     


  4. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    I called and got bounced to a resolution center specialist and was basically told to escalate it tomorrow which is the first day possible. Then if I can provide proof that my replica coin set is not fake... Jesus I am going to lose.
     


  5. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Selling fake replicas are you? So, does that mean they are real?

    I'd call and try to get someone else.
     
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  6. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Lol. Fake replica set? What?
     


  7. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    I remember a story about some rare coin that had been faked many times, and one counterfeiter was so good at it that his/her counterfeits became collectible among the numismatic crowd (if he/she was so good, how they could tell the counterfeits from the real ones I don't remember...).
     


  8. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Have a Gieves & Hawkes suit, jacket tagged 44R, but the pocket tag makes me believe it's made in Britain ("colour"), or someplace else that spells words with extraneous letters. It's not a US-made Hickey Freeman. PTP measures right at 19"; 29" length, 17" shoulders, 24.5" sleeves, 18.5" waist. Online conversion charts say a UK-made 44R is the same as a US 44R, which this obviously is not...also says Continental/Euro size 44R is a US 34R, which this also is not. Online conversion charts are also not all that reliable in my experience. Getting around to my question, given the evidence (tag size, measurements, and "colour"), would y'all peg this as a US 36R?

    EDIT: noticed the waist measurement is 76, which is cm...so might the jacket be 44cm in the chest (17.5")? I'm confused by this one...so small and tags not making sense.

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  9. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Yeah , I'd call it 36R for sure.

    I always use this method....

    Fuck what the tag says, if it measures like a 36R, then it's a 36R. Not like it would fit anyone other than a person who wears a 36R.
     
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  10. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Thanks Cap'n! I will dub it 36R and unleash it on the masses.
     


  11. SpooPoker

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    I think the first question you need to ask when you get an agent on the phone is "am I crazy or is the definition of replica something that is not original"? Keep it very lighthearted and humorous, and surely you will get someone who sees that logic. Don't bring up the fact that you don't take returns, keep pointing to the places you described it as replica - thats your key word. What was the buyers original message to you when the case was opened? Can you copy paste verbatim?
     


  12. jdrizzy

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    This leads me to a question of mine. When you take measurements of suits/Blazers, does the chest constitute as true size?

    For example its tagged 54 EU- 44 US - measurements are 21' chest measured flat, is this suit a true 42?

    IF so, do I list as (54 EU 44 US FITS 42) or just 42US is fine? I'm always getting questions to my ebay with confusion. Thanks guys
     


  13. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    Chest Measurement minus 2 is a jacket's size.
     


  14. SpooPoker

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    I only stick with facts. If its tagged a 42, its listed as a 42. Measurements are there to see if it works for you or not, bottom line. In the event of an issue, you can never fuck with facts, but you can fuck with assumptions and generalizations.

    "its not a 42, its tagged a 44, its not as described, I want my money back"
    you lose

    "its not a 44, this fits much smaller and doesn't fit me at all, I am always a 44"
    you win

    capice?
     


  15. Reosymes

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    Rule of thumb is that the Tagged size = Measured chest size + 2. So, a 44R jacket would measure 42'' around, or 21'', pit to pit.

    When I'm not sure, I put the tagged size in the item details (because that's factual information), and in the description write something like. 'Jacket is tagged X, but could conceivably fit a slim Y. Please refer to measurements to make a final determination blah blah.'
     
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