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

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

  1. Brianpore

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

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    Everyone wants a "deal" so IMO set you BIN higher by about 20% then what you want to get but it also has to be in reason with other items that have sold obviously.

    Funny I'll have items on sale 20% off for 2-3 weeks and when they go off sale people will send offers 10-20% lower then the price. Doing BIN OBO is more about the right person finding your item and wanting it then it is about the price. If that same person saw it a few days earlier then it was on sale I'm very confident they would have made and offer lower then the already 20% sale price.
     
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    concealed Senior member

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    I call this phenomenon the Kohl's-ification of the world. Kinda hate the artificial sales. J.Crew is slipping back into this pattern as well.
     
  3. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Agreed. JosABanking method.
     
  4. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I run an artificial sale every week and it is quite effective. It's all a mind game. Stuff is actually a little cheaper, but not by much.
     
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  5. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    If it works, why not...why only let big box stores take advantage of the way the human mind endorphins allow people to think "I struck a deal"

    I'm all for it
     
  6. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    I feel like it's more traditional of JC Penney.
     
  7. Koala-T

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    STP
     
  8. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Could someone please explain how you edit your name when bidding on items ie: Exxxxxxxn ?

    Thanks
     
  9. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    Your name is auto-hidden from everyone else(except the seller). You can only see your own name.

    Think hunter2
     
  10. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Huh?
     
  11. SpooPoker

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

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    You BINOBO'ers are talking to the Kohl-ers of the world.
    Us auctioneers at no reserve are talking to the degenerate gamblers of the world.

    I love it.
     
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    Fueco Senior member

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    I prefer to think I'm talking to the REIers, EMSers, LLBeaners and EMSers of the world... [​IMG]
     
  13. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Looks like my surprisingly long streak of 100% received payment on auctions will be coming to an end...one clown said "sorry, I didn't realize I was in the UK, I need to cancel this order", presumably meaning he didn't realize he was in the UK but I was in the US, and he didn't want to pay the shipping...two others no pay yet, maybe the eBay unpaid item nudge will loosen some purse strings. Checking - guess it wasn't that long of a streak - Nov 2013 was the last unpaid I had.
     
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    That's why I talk to all of em. Gamblers get the first go 'round, then the Kohl-ers get the leftovers.
     
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    capnwes Senior member

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    Weird, this past week was the first time in probably 6 months that everyone actually paid.

    Maybe he was kidnapped and never realized he had left the states.
     

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