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

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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I wouldn't do it. Why would you sell something to someone that has said that they didn't pay for things in the past.

    You'll have plenty of buyers.
     


  2. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    You can block him and forget about it, which is what I would do.
     


  3. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    Any advice on BINOBO pricing for menswear? How much higher than my ideal selling price should I list the item?
     


  4. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Anyone having issues with GS tonight? I get error messages saying my payment method is not valid. I had to uncheck "see description" and leave the PP one only...weird.
     


  5. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Damn dude, your a tough sell...you might as well only purchase from a factory where you can pick them off the line.

    I mean, you praised them so well saying they are the nicest suede shoes you have ever handled...can I ask if you noticed any defect? Or you only see the mark? Many seconds are not visible to the naked eye. I would suggest if you claim to love these as much as you say, you try and inform the seller (he may not of known what the "mark" looks like) or ask for a partial refund to ease your mind in not getting a "good enough deal"...(is it ever good enough?)

    It is your prerogative to return purchases no doubt, but I think you would be more happy if you broaden your approval range. No harm intended, just trying to understand you lol.
     


  6. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Yeah, I got that too. No idea why - I was relisting some old items, never checked the box in the first place.
     


  7. Melbush

    Melbush Senior member

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    Can you block someone after he won the item?
     


  8. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Yes, but I guess I didn't get the gist that you'd already sold it to him when you wrote "I have been trying to tell him that buying Visvim stuff when you're in Asia doesn't make sense but he won't let it go and absolutely wants to purchase this jacket" - sounded like he was pestering you to buy it but not sold yet. You can block him but it won't cancel the sale. If he's already paid, you can try to cancel the transaction, but it may count against you and he can leave negative feedback. If you go through with the sale, I'd obviously wait until they paid, and then wait another 2-3 days to make sure you don't get a PayPal warning that they put a hold on the transaction, and make sure you have eBay and PayPal seller protections on the transaction.
     


  9. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Yeah, I don't get this either. Either they're the awesome shoes you've said they are, or they aren't. If you like them so much, why not keep them. Are you going to screw yourself out of a great pair of shoes over the principle?
     


  10. Brianpore

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

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    Just send it to me and I'll take care of it for you [​IMG]

    but seriously, it depends on TON of factors. In general, and that's a BIG general, expect to accept offers IMO in the 15-25% off range from your BIN price.
     


  11. Van Veen

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    Thanks. I'm not really trying to start a business here, just trying to make my money back on stuff that didn't work out for me.
     


  12. Melbush

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    Yes I already accepted his offer before I realized what a mess it would be. That’s what I’m gonna do: once I receive the payment, I will wait a couple of days, an probably call Paypal to make sure the transaction is ok and they won’t hold back the money. Thanks for the good advice
     


  13. FlorianQC

    FlorianQC Senior member

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    Hi guys!
    I always get those weird messages from eBay and I really don't get it :

    In my eBay inbox :

    Your response to the buyer's question about #xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx was successfully sent. You have 23 more item(s) with questions to answer. A copy of this message is in your Messages "Sent" folder.

    I really don't get it since I have nothing in my inbox, and I'm sure there is no other way to see requests from my object. Also, as I'm just a small time right now, I'm pretty sure I CAN'T have so many questions lol :)

    Is it an eBay bug or something?
     


  14. TheNeedMachine

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    Those are almost always replies from buyers - when you answer their question and they reply with "thanks" or whatever - ebay shows those as unanswered questions.
     


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    Some buyers seem to be facing a fear of problems with their purchases and will return for phantom problems, not saying that is the case with RTC because we don't have any followup info from him.

    Reminds me of an SF sale about a year ago. Brooks Brothers Custom Tailored line is manufactured by Southwick, and always has that little white Southwick label with numbers on it inside the right chest pocket. Included on this label is a size, but in many cases the size is completely wrong. And that is the only place on the jacket where a size is printed. A jacket labeled 40R may measure 20 inches P2P for example. This is a jacket which was manufactured but not altered any further, still has baste stitching, etc. When I started doing this I would just ignore the label, measure, and list it as a 38 based upon measurements.

    I sold a jacket to an SF buyer and received this message: "The jacket fits perfectly but I must return it because it is a size 40 jacket which has been altered to 38."

    Yep, "fits perfectly" but must return.

    Now I just cut those little labels out if the printed size does not agree with my measurements. Problem solved.
     


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