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

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

  1. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    Merci.....BTW, it was your review that sent me to Fabric Reweavers

    Still, back on the Alden. At least a half size off.
     


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    I called to try to get mine removed and was told "that's what the 2% is for"......I even escalated.

    Ultimately I quit fighting because it was prior to the date that will count against me in the august eval. They wouldn't budge on it though.

    I would call them right away and ask them to verify that you won't get a defect from this case.
     


  3. TheNeedMachine

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    I called them this morning and talked to a rep - he said "yep we see all the info/tracking, I'll transfer you to escalate it and it will be resolved in your favor and the defect removed"...then the defect guy told me the same, but that I had to wait 4 business days first, so to call back on the 14th. Both assured me it would be decided in my favor, and the case resolved as well as the defect removed. Noice.
     


  4. Brianpore

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

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    That's brionis tag in there. I haven't ran into much discrepancy In the past, but all of my thrifted ones are accurate with the same.
     


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    Mine have the same markings. On the other side of the contents tag there should be a B in Brioni script too.
     


  7. Brianpore

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

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    Nice, a positive resolution is a welcome story around here!
     


  9. Snoogz

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    Brian, you just got a loyal customer. Very well said on all points. That is a very nice feeling to have after the whole ordeal.

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    Awesome Brian!

    I wish the guy that left me a neutral recently had contacted me. I'm fairly certain that he thought the shirt wasn't by the manufacturer I stated (Reyn Spooner), but I knew based on the tags and having sold a NWT one a few months ago.
     


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    Hey guys, I touched on this a bit but I wanted to say again, Amazon FBA is pretty cool. It's super easy and because I visit thrift stores all the time anyway, I thought I'd look for things to send to Amazon Fulfillment by Amazon. While you can do both used and new, I prefer to deal with less hassle and just go with only new items. It's literally just sending items to Amazon once you have a sellers account. You can choose to have them label and package everything for a small fee, or do it yourself. Most new items don't need packaging.

    I mention this because I was able to find 44 Filtrete filters at a Goodwill recently. They cost 2 dollars each, and according to an app called Profit Bandit, I'll make a profit of 12 dollars each after fees and such. I also sent in some old college text books of me and my girlfriends and grabbed a small profit off that.

    Profit Bandit is an app that costs 15 dollars but is extremely useful. It says you need an Amazon Pro Sellers account (40 bucks a month) but if you just email their customer support they'll set you up so you don't need it. You scan a barcode and it'll pull up the current prices. It gives you the sales rank (the higher the faster the item sells), fees, and your projected profit. Very useful App for this sort of thing.

    I just mention this because we're all in the business of making money and many of us frequent thrift stores quite often. I know a lot of the thrift stores get old overstock from stores. It may be worth checking to see if they'll sell on Amazon. Very easy and hassle-free way of selling.
     


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    ...one thing (among several) I passed on today was a Burberry true Prorsum tie - only the 2nd real Prorsum item I've ever seen IRL. It was 100% linen, NWT, and the "hearts" theme. Retail $300, the store knew what it was (tags still on it) and marked it at $90, BUT they fricking wrote in silver sharpie all over the back side - some stock # or something. Prorsum hearts was last season, and with the silver sharpie, I think it was a good pass if intending to flip...but maybe not?
     


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    great!

    the three people I escalated to refused to do it and claimed it cannot be removed.

    you're giving me hope.
     


  15. jebarne

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    guys.....in over half the shoes I sell, I replace the laces.

    I've been buying the Kiwi's (round waxed and unwaxed) at walmart at 2 pair for $2.50.

    I need some for 3 eyelet shoes and best price I've seen locally is $4 per pair. That's not expensive, until you realize that for most shoes, I'm paying $3.39 for the shoes.

    Was at the cobbler yesterday getting some meltonian ($3.00 vs $5.00 online?) and he had a tree with loose shoe laces, again, $4/pair. Most of the laces in packages were mitchellace brand but he wouldn't tell me the brand on the loose ones, which seemed better made than the mitchellace.

    Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Do I know what I'm talking about? I've spent a couple hours googling different combinations without luck so far.

    Do you know of a source that's reasonable for laces?

    Thanks
     


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