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

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

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Melbush

    Melbush Senior member

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    Can you block someone after he won the item?
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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?
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Melbush

    Melbush Senior member

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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
     
  9. FlorianQC

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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?
     
  10. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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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.
     
  11. Steve Smith

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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.
     
  12. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    This cheered me up. lol
     
  13. Fueco

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    This quite literally has me cheered up.


    Time to go check the gopher traps in the garden... That'll bring me back down.

    Edit to add: Yep, that brought me back down to earth... Gophers 2, Fueco 0. Just how does a gopher get past two sprung traps to take out another tomato plant, drag one of the traps 6" down the tunnel, and not get caught??
     
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  14. TheNeedMachine

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    You might need a garden cat. The cat I had in Portland (it came with the house, and it stayed there when I moved) used to leave me presents of dead moles - best record was 3 dead moles on the front porch during one summer.


    Back to B&S on eBay: I've gotta get a dark backdrop - my pics of lighter-colored items always turn out looking like crap. Gonna swing by Joanne Fabric this weekend and see if I can find a big piece of matte dark gray vinyl. Darker items on my light background turn out way better. Someone was asking about using different backgrounds earlier, and I think that's going to be my solution. I've also started playing with using stuff I have around the house already, i.e.: this picture usually hangs over my fireplace - thought it would make a good background for the boots:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    Folks.....Just recovering from a computer crash on Wednesday and missed yesterday's listing cycle.

    Fortunately, my time machine back up had all my stuff there to restore, but I still lost yesterday's listing cycle getting parts to repair my laptop. I was worried because I have about 30 items photographed and measured and was starting to assemble the listings when we had a power surge (yes, I have a surge protector).

    After the surge, I couldn't get any response from my mac. It was bricked. I ended up having to disassemble my mac, replace the magsafe port, pulled out the battery and then it would turn on, but the boot drive was damaged and the 2nd drive was also damaged (I have a 500gb ssd and a 1gb esata for media.) Wouldn't boot. After trying everything (ever tried to remember terminal commands for changing permissions at 4:30AM?) to restore the drives, the 1gb is back to normal, but the 500gb lets me get to my stuff (mainly all the sw license codes), but won't boot, so I'm currently booting from a stick.

    I'm sharing this because I'm out 30 hours, a listing date (I'll post Sunday night), and a few bucks for a new drive and a magsafe port. But, I'd be checking into a hospital with padded rooms if I had lost my files.



    SO BACK UP YOUR STUFF!

    Tonight!


    I use an app called iPhoto library manager to duplicate and repair that library. I use apple's Time Machine to back up any time docked. I had manually backed up my garagesale library a couple weeks ago. If anyone has a better backup hygiene, share it.
     
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