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

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

  1. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Hey guys, any suggestions on what to call this pattern/headline for ebay?

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  2. Snoogz

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    Erratic Puzzle Shape Gliding Intricate Detailed Twill Printed Silk Neck Tie.
     
  3. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    those that have used both white and black backgrounds...which do you prefer and why?

    im thinking the black will be easier to keep clean (especially when using for shoes) as well as making the colors pop a bit more.

    the white seems like it might be less forgiving. but i have 0 clue so i defer to you. i know Spoo uses black and that alone might be enough to make me change it up.
     
  4. jebarne

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    ^^
    1st, let me say that like any thing else in this world, some people are just better at this than others. There is an art to capturing a static item and giving it a sense of movement or drama. Look at the brag thread, when people post ties or Belts. Some are on black, some are on white, some are on wood. Brian, jGill, Snoogz, hbkshin, Dan, atlnoob and several others have awesome quality pics that I believe help sell their items. The detail and focus from hbkshin and brian on ties is incredible. I'd be proud to replicate that.

    Step one: DON'T LET YOUR PIC'S COST YOU A CUSTOMER.

    But still, if I'm scrolling through 100 listings, I can pick out wes & spoo's items with one eye closed. Wes for Suits specifically, and his turntable makes the ties and shoes stand out, & Spoo for Ties/Accessories. I think that what draw people to spoo's pic's is, in fact, that he gets a certain amount of drama in his shots. In some cases, if you were going to bid on a black belt though, you might have trouble actually seeing the detail on the belt against the background, yet you are still drawn in.

    I'm on this forum in the first place because of Wes's, Brian's and Spoo's photos. When I was a buyer, I kept seeing their items and really appreciated how good the photo's were that they included in their auctions. I wasn't ever going to bid on a poorly lit or a dingy looking item. I googled Wes's ebay store, that led to style forum, where I recognized spoo's and Brian's photo's from shopping on ebay.

    That said, I always love that very clean look of something shot on a white background. However, somethings get lost on it. Cuff Links on white. A white dress shirt on white. Same for black on black.

    I think once you have the technical photography down so that the shots are well-lit, details captured, it doesn't really matter what your background it.

    I happen to like a textured background for accessories because it adds scale. I've been on the look out for a table with a leather top in black, english tan, white.....almost any color but something that might look like a place in your house where you staged your items while getting dressed. Take off a tie and lay it on the dresser. or put your cufflinks on a table while you're changing shirts. I like staging that looks like how someone richer than I am might use the item.....

    Step two: DEVELOP A RECOGNIZABLE STYLE TO SUPPORT YOUR BRAND

    Your staging becomes your signature and in the square, photo, preview box, you have 225 square pixels to tell a story that sells your item.
     
  5. jebarne

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    Guy in Paris did a BIN on these yesterday. I emailed him and made him verify he knew the sizes. It is very annoying that there isn't a way to fix a listing once a bid is on it.
     
  6. jebarne

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    Come on guys, I know I'm not the only one here who needs this.
     
  7. dazedstate

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    Thank you guys so much for your assistance. I've spoken with an EBay rep and he agreed it was buyer's remorse. He had me reply to the claim stating that the mfgr states size 41 and that all measurements were provided accurately. Also he is having me escalate the call back on the 15th to escalate the case. He also put notes in my account stating our discussion. I owe y'all a beer.
     
  8. Snoogz

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    Don't get me wrong, I could possibly need this, but not now. I have laces I've purchased from AE (wax coated) when they were on 99 cent sale awhile back. I got like 10 for personal use or just to replace extremely bad ones on shoes for sale. Now for 3 eyelet laces, I am not in the market per say, but could be interested in your findings [​IMG] (this is me piggybacking your efforts). Reason I say this, is I do have some chukkas / desert boots that have 2 - 3 eyelets and have laces that would probably need replacing soon.

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    You bet. I'm not sure why I wrote what I did the way I did. It absolutely came out wrong. I had a very similar case recently with a pair of jeans which were too short for the buyer. They were, of course, listed accurately as having a 28" inseam.
     
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    great response, thank you very much.
     
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    I sold an item to a guy (accepted his third offer), who asked me if he could pay in 2-3 weeks after I accepted his offer. He also wants me to ship to South Korea and has 1 feedback. Should I just cancel the transaction?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I could do that too.
     

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