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

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

  1. Fueco

    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]
     


  2. TheNeedMachine

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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.
     


  3. capnwes

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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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  4. capnwes

    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.
     


  5. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Your volume is like 10x mine tho - I'm lucky if I get 20 or 25 auctions together one week and not everything gets a bid. You list and sell a ton more than I do. Must be nice to be young and full of that vim and vigor.
     


  6. Fueco

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    Everyone paid me last week too. That quite the rarity. This week is looking less promising. I have two holdouts, one with zero feedback from India.
     


  7. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Well, I don't feel that young most of the time. Just walked on the treadmill for 25 minutes, while listening to an audiobook and am contemplating taking a nap.
     
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  8. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    So I want to try and sell my shoes on ebay but I'm not sure how to list the item in order to protect myself in case someone tries to make a return. If I tried it on for fit is that technically used or can I still list it as brand new? The soles are new and it's unworn but technically they've been on my feet for a few seconds. I really just don't want to deal with the hassle of a return and am planning to list it with No Returns / Final Sale.
     


  9. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    If you go to the store and buy a NEW pair of shoes, there is a good chance someone tried them on before you. I would still consider them new. Unless they show wear, or your feet stink very bad, they would still be considered new.
     


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    Bought a white shirt that were listed as "like new." When it arrived, it had a bunch of stains on the collar and sleeve. Opened a case asking for a refund since seller didn't offer returns. Was expecting some sort of communication to try to work things out, buy instead, got a full refund and looks like I don't have to return the item. So now it's time to see if I can wash this thing and remove the stains! Also, eBay removed some feedback I had mentioned earlier without me having to request that it be removed! Good day, also sold an item at asking price that I had listed as a BIN with best offer. Live it when that happens! I find that sometimes, probably around 10% if the time, people either don't care or are too lazy to negotiate, so they just but it now!
     


  12. jebarne

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    I've got a listing question. I've got a BB tan poplin suit ready to go up tonight. I'm guessing 1980's.

    No holes, stains, frays, or any typical signs of wear, yet to me it looks a bit tired.

    How do you describe that? I'm thinking Very good condition with general signs of wear......But wanted to see how you guys deal with it.
     


  13. Shoeluv

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    General signs of wear sounds good. I have a BB tie like that, silk is in perfect condition but the tie just looks limp... I am going to steal that.
     


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    What are my responsibilities here.

    I bid on a Hugo Boss Linen jacket for my son, it is very cheap but he loved the color and cut. I was looking at it again and noticed that it was a J. Crew thin cord picture when I zoomed in. So now what are my responsibilities? Do I say nothing and just take the item than open a SNAD and get all my money back [​IMG] (i kid, i kid) [​IMG]
     


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    Did you win already? If not, maybe post a link to the auction and hope someone outbids you. If not, if your son loved the color and cut, I'd say just keep it and leave no feedback.
     


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