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

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

  1. SpooPoker

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

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    I had this happen once when I was uploading from a remote location (St. Maarten) and the wifi sucked and the uploads didn't all pass through. Was your connection bad when uploading? The only other time this happened to me was when it was a known ebay error that the gallery image didn't make it, so they had to can the auctions and re launch once the bug was de bugged.
     


  2. Shoeluv

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    Am having a power weekend listing 100 or so items while the wife and kids are away. Does anyone here use the Eyefi? If I have to grab 1 extra picture and transfer the fucking files than later try to take a picture with the SD card still in my laptop again I will scream. I think I have inserted and pulled that fucking SD card 50 times today. It would totally be worth the $80 for a decent Wifi SD card. Does anyone recommend them?

    P.S. I have a headache cause I was to lazy to go get some decent beer and have been drinking my wife's Mikes Hard Cranberry Lemonade. A lot of them
     
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    For this reason, my first photo of an item is with the store tag and a receipt. Wes recently told me he thought a pair of jeans were fake so I photo'd the saks store receipt and the markdown price tag for the record in case it is ever challenged. Also, the major stores can often print replacement receipts if you have the cc you used when you bought it.



    Real, but no fighting it...I had someone claim counterfeit on a NWT Jack Spade bag I bought at Marshalls - I had the receipt - didn't matter since there way way to attribute the receipt to a specific item, because I had removed and tossed the Marshalls store tag.  
    Sorry you're getting it returned, but as you said, hopefully just refund and relist with no hassles.  
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    These and the bud light limaritas are summer listing ESSENTIALS (NR).
     


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    When I saw that it seemed like an easy way for a return to be managed. I also thought "who sells on sears?"
     


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    Based on my few returns, I'm not convinced that people read my listings anyway. Particularly those who use mobile devices. They look at the photo gallery and the details and that's it.

    On almost every item I get a size question. And on that item there is a table of measurements, measurement guide, and an "about sizes" section to talk about measurements.

    "Just a note on sizes.
    The tag on this suit says its a 42R, but it isn’t even close to that. It measures like a 40R. On top of that it has an 8 inch drop which makes it an athletic cut. You’ve got to go by the measurements. The actual measurement of the chest is 42" and that actual measurement maps to a size 40 jacket. The pants measure 32.5”. The pants have maybe 1.5" to be let out. I encourage you to measure a suit that fits you the way you want and then compare the measurements to the ones in the table below."



    My last question on this suit was "is there room to let out the pants"
     


  7. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    I am Sooo terrible at determining colors. This is a cotton brioni suit (possibly some silk?) but what color is this?
    Tan? Light light green? A mixture of both?

    Help please! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


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    I have one, but it's somewhat slow. Like 30 minutes to upload a full 8gb card. But it does work. I normally rotate two regular cards between my camera and in my laptop so I can shoot while one is uploading.

    Plus, I couldn't figure how to make it quit launching canons photo software which I hate. I have my iPhoto library on a separate 2 tb drive and the canon software was putting them on my main hd. Fixable, but 6 months later I haven't taken the time to figure it out.
     
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  9. Shoeluv

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    That color is called could be called Stone, Linen, Almond, or Beige .
     
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  10. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    I Fucked up. I listed a 8MM projector using the wrong template and some dude in Norway bought it in less than 10 hours. This template was for a smaller item that would fit in a flat rate box. I had charged $45 international shipping to Europe and Australia... I am so screwed, shipping will be $76.50. So instead of a $30 profit I stand to break even or lose a few bucks.

    Purchase price $6.50

    Sale price $49.99 + $45 shipping = $94.99

    - $9.50 ebay fee
    - $4 paypal fee

    = $81.49
    -$76.50 USPS shipping on 18lb 16x12x12 package

    = $4.99

    - $6.50 purchase price
    - $0.80 for custom box

    == -$2.31



    Welcome to the joys of eBay selling, can I cancel this transaction since I made a mistake and didn't mean to allow international shipments?
     
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  11. cdgreg

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    I'd suck it up and honor the auction details without a mention to the buyer. It stinks to lose $30 but in the grand scheme of your business it's only $30.
     


  12. k4lnamja

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    Thank you!
    Is it weird that it looks to have a slight greenish color to it? Am I the only one seeing that?
     


  13. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    +1 on just take the loss and ship it. You can cancel it but just be prepaired for feedback reflecting you not honoring a sale (contract) on ebay.

    If it was something like a $1,000 item you listed for $10 by accident that would be a different situation.
     
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  14. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    There is a new "report a buyer" link....which takes all of 10 seconds to fill out. Was told by ebay this is suppose to help them review buyers who have ongoing issues as sellers can not leave neutral/negative feedback. If you dont use the link though, ebay will never find out....just FYI
     


  15. Koala-T

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    Could you post the link, or is it personal to each of us/buyer?
     


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