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

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

  1. joshmick

    joshmick Senior member

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    So I scored some NWT Isaia chinos this past weekend. I want to iron them so the photos look better, but don't want to mess with their "newness", any ways around this? I don't own a steamer, but I suspect that's what most of you would do...
     


  2. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    Put the shower on maximum hot, hang it on the door, close the door for a bit. Should work like a steamer.
     


  3. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Alternatively, You could flip them inside out and iron them that way.
     


  4. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    I've ended up doing a bunch more based on stuff I've sold. I saw that txwoodworker had posted one he was using and then I saw thenewbeat's and I liked that customization. I spent about an hour on html to get the measurement grid and the photo to align, but never got around to finishing it so I just insert links into garage sale. the images are hosted in garage sale.

    I've done them on basic white so I could drop them on my store background.

    Here's how mine look on ebay"

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    and if anyone wants to re-use, here's a link to the ones I've done so far (add your own background)

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/b7rxwpz3dpg2ll3/Measurement Guides.zip
     


  5. labravajazz

    labravajazz Senior member

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    What you guys do in this case? I sold a pair of CJ handgrade shoes BNIB with original CJ trees and bags . Only tried on by me in the house - sold for about half the retail price, to best offer.
    Buyer has just contacted me to say that one of the shoes SQUEAKS! He seems convinced that I sold them because they squeak, and that he will now have to pay to have them fixed by a cobbler, implying that I should pay for it..... Trust me there was never a squeak.... And the shoes were perfect. How could a shoe develop a squeak?! They've beein the bag in the box with CJ trees since I bought them a couple of years ago in London, not seconds or anything like that.
    I only sold as I have developed some diabetic problems and some shoes are too close on my instep.
    Sounds crazy to me but I guess I have to take it seriously - buyer says its a terrible squeak and he couldn't possibly wear them.
    He even offers to send me a recording of the squeak.
    Is this a first?!!
     


  6. richnet12

    richnet12 Senior member

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    Who would have anticipated this problem? Please post the recording of the squeak. We can all help evalute the source of the squeaking. Could be shoe to surfacesqueaking, crease squeaking, or maybe the purchaser squeaking with joy over his new shoes.
     


  7. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Tell him to give the offending area a shot of WD-40.
     


  8. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    I had Allen Edmond Loafers that were marked as "no warranty". I purchased them on eBay, without knowledge of that marking. They squeaked every time I walked. It was terrible. I could not get over it. I ended up selling them on eBay at full disclosure for 90$. All I am saying, is before my encounter with these, I never thought a shoe could squeak. Your situation sounds terrible, and I have no advice on what to do next in this scenario.
     


  9. FlorianQC

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    Jeez I love eBay and certain dummies...

    My question to a guy selling a nice jacket
    Dear xxx,

    Hi!
    Can I have the measurements of the jacket?? THere is nothing on eBay

    Dear florian-lafage,

    It s size 46

    - xxx


    Fuck me.
     


  10. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    I've got a pair of Sanfords that squeaks. I keep meaning to take them to the Shoe Hospital, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
     


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    Did you include a link to a measurement guide? Some people just don't know what you want or how to get them.
     


  12. jebarne

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    Had one last week similar. Guy in Bali won a suit plus he was high bidder on a 2nd jacket ending on the next Sunday. Since shipping was $48 I messaged him to see if he wanted me to wait to see if he won the 2nd one because what he already paid for shipping would cover both.

    He was happy to wait a week... I called ebay and they said it was fine and noted the transaction record.
     


  13. jebarne

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    I've been thinking about this.. I don't think there is a best practice for shipping shoes.... Not that I've seen any way...I have gotten shoes in a box, loosely wrapped in bubble wrap. I've gotten them each enclosed in a usps tyvex and then in a box. I've gotten a pair of long wings packed sideways in a medium flat rate box. All seem to work. The best one was wrapped in 3/16" bubble wrap with the bubble wrap taped in place.

    For me, early on Brian mentioned he used the usps shoe box for shoes. When i sold my first shoes, I happened to have moving paper on my bench so I rolled each shoe in a piece of that paper, and packed them in the usps box and shipped....I still do it the same way. That doesn't mean it's right.

    I don't pack the toes, nor have I received any that had the toes packed.

    I'd be interested in pics of shoes as packed.
     


  14. My Main Man

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    I usually pick up tissue paper at Target or wherever when it's on sale. You can always find seasonal stuff for really cheap. I usually crumple up 2-3 sheets and stick them in the toes and then wrap each shoe in thin kraft packing paper from OfficeMax. They go in a USPS shoe box as if they were 69ing. (can't think of a better way to describe that part) I've gotten 2 messages from buyers who went out of their way to say thanks for packaging the shoes well.

    My whole thing is shipping things the way I'd want to receive it. I think I've posted this before, but I bought a camera on ebay and it came in a flat rate ENVELOPE. No case, no bubble wrap. It was cheap enough and it didn't break, so I just laughed it off.
     


  15. Brianpore

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

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