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

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

  1. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    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?
     
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    Shoeluv Senior member

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    I use this guide and I put a link to it in my listing so they know exactly where my measurements are taking.

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

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    Did you ask him to measure it the way you did?
     
  4. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    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
     
  5. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    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
     
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    DanM Senior member

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    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.
     
  7. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    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.
     
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    Koala-T Senior member

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    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..
     
  9. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    THEFTED IT

    (also, thanks)
     
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    richnet12 Senior member

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    Thanks for the measurements template!
     
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    just opened up one today...i had only been a few days since the end of the auction
     
  12. 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...
     
  13. 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.
     
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    Koala-T Senior member

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    Alternatively, You could flip them inside out and iron them that way.
     
  15. 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
     

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