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

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

  1. ReubenR

    ReubenR Senior member

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    I mean, sometimes I ask sellers to double-check their measurements in the hope that they were off the quarter or half-inch I need to make something work?
     


  2. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    I had a guy return a pair of Incotex trousers that insisted they were a 34-36 waist. I asked him to confirm that they were 19 inches across when laid flat. He confirmed, and then insisted that meant they were actually 36. He then also claimed the inseam was 29 rather than 30.

    Took the return, my measurements were spot-on, and relisted.
     


  3. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    This guy had me measure a couple times, inside and out. Then asked me to try a different ruler. lol

    I though about offering to let him send me his ruler if he thought mine were faulty.
     


  4. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Well, in his defense a ton of standard clothing sold in the US is vanity sized like that. I mean, I can fit in a pair of 36 to 38 jean levis, but trousers is an entirely different story. People just don't know their measurements, or how clothing should fit.
     


  5. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Is there any negative effects from a bidder retracting a bid due to "Seller Changed Item Description"?


    Someone just cancelled a bid on a pair of bicycling shoes and gave that reason. I, of course, did not change the item description.
     


  6. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Nope, but that will probably be in the next seller update.
     


  7. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Quick question - if a buyer leaves positive feedback, is it possible for them to change it to negative later?

    The reason I ask is because while the rating was positive, the comment was negative, and I'm sorely tempted to leave feedback along the lines of "buyer is a bit of an asshat" but didn't know how much that might affect me...
     


  8. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    your feedback won't be seen very long, as eBay will remove that lol.

    Another option is to "reply" to the feedback you received.
     


  9. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    I'd just let it get buried under more recent feedback. It doesn't hit your scores and there won't be too many potential buyers that will see it and even of those that do, few will be turned off by it.
     


  10. jdrizzy

    jdrizzy Senior member

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    I don't believe Canada has the hassle free returns option - can I just substitute with 14 day return? How do you guys set up the returns?
     


  11. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    Did I just completely low-ball one of you guys on a pair of shoes just for the hell of it and get this dickish response in return?

    Quote: I guess I deserved it, but TELL ME WHO YOU ARE.
     


  12. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Best response ever.
     


  13. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    The best part is.....Wal-Mart sells shoes for a lot more than I am normally willing to pay for footwear.
     


  14. richnet12

    richnet12 Senior member

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    I had one buyer open a case in pay pal system. Aftter I prevailed he went over to E bay and gave me a neg rep there.. heck I guess he could even open a second case on Ebay despite losing on Paypal.
     


  15. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    How many buyers actually leave prompt feedback?
     


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