1. Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 9: A MTM nylon MA-1 bomber from Falcon Garments

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 6th auction of the year is for a nylon MA-1 from Falcon garments. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

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

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

  1. wilay05

    wilay05 Senior Member

    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    105
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Location:
    USA
    Guy bought a pair of sneakers...never paid and just backed out right now. Left me a neutral feedback...can I fight this?
     


  2. SpooPoker

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

    Messages:
    37,393
    Likes Received:
    43,176
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    

    did you open an unpaid item case?
     


  3. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    1,943
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location:
    Music City
    Yes, I think it can affect your ebay stats if you have 1 day handling and don't meet it.
     


  4. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,339
    Likes Received:
    7,925
    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    You technically only have to meet that 1-day handling time 90% of the time or better. You fall below top-rated standards if it drops below 90%, after which you have 2 evaluation cycles to get it back to minimum standards. I don't think I've ever missed the 1-day window, but it's nice in case something comes up. Worst case I always buy the label, which uploads the tracking # and eBay considers it shipped, even if I can't get it out until the next business day.
     


  5. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    3,554
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Location:
    Canada
    Crap, just had my first case opened on my because I measured the sleeves wrong. Should I start measuring all my shirts from the neck down the shoulders to the sleeve, or just sleeves?
     


  6. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    1,943
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location:
    Music City
    I use this guide and I put a link to it in my listing so they know exactly where my measurements are taking.

     


  7. SpooPoker

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

    Messages:
    37,393
    Likes Received:
    43,176
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    

    Did you ask him to measure it the way you did?
     


  8. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    3,554
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Location:
    Canada
    Just realized I got super lazy on the listing, and ended up just guessing the sleeve length, my mistake! I figured it was a 35 (not sure why).

    Oh well, I gave him a full refund when I recieve the items. Hopefully he doesn't give me a negative feedback
     


  9. Koala-T

    Koala-T Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    3,841
    Likes Received:
    4,293
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Location:
    Austin
    
    I measure like Dhoeluv's link suggests, however I also convert that to traditional shirt sizing, usually in the title and description by halving thr shoulder measurement and adding it to the sleeve from shoulder meadurement. So, 16 in neck with a 19 inch shoulder and a 25 inch sleeve becomes a 16/34
     


  10. DanM

    DanM Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,842
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Damn thats genius. I think I'm going to put together my own measuring guides for each category of item I list, then include links in all of my auctions.
     


  11. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    3,554
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Location:
    Canada
    I actually measure the same. To be honest, not sure why I made such a rookie move to just say (35 sleeve, 16.5 -42)

    And that was pretty much the whole description. Hope that doesn't fuck me over in the end.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2014


  12. Koala-T

    Koala-T Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    3,841
    Likes Received:
    4,293
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Location:
    Austin
    
    I've got this little template picture I include in every listing that illustrates how I measure items so buyers can compare an item that fits them well with the measurements of my item. Used to be pretty janky till jebarne came around and, out of the goodness of his dumb ole heart (guess the movie reference?), made one for me that not only looks much more professional, but also mathes the "leather" template I use in Garage Sale. What a guy, right? Anyway, this is just to say that anyone who wants to click through to my eBay store in my sig and steal it from one of my listings for their own use is more than welcome to do so as far as I'm concerned..
     


  13. DanM

    DanM Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,842
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    THEFTED IT

    (also, thanks)
     


  14. richnet12

    richnet12 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    2,402
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Location:
    Southeast Texas
    
    Thanks for the measurements template!
     


  15. wilay05

    wilay05 Senior Member

    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    105
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Location:
    USA
    just opened up one today...i had only been a few days since the end of the auction
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by