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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    doesn't matter what software you use if you can set a custom white balance in your camera. As the other guys have said, you need a reference white or grey (18%) card and then you're all set. But if you add more lights later or make other changes, you need to re-calibrate.

    Its a 2 minute process.
     


  2. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    You need a white balance card for that. The gray card is for determining exposure.

    I only run pics through Photoshop when I need to do a batch resize when I forget to switch my camera setting back to 2.1MP.
     


  3. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Hah! The ever-present orange bow tie - perfect. Like your new logo as well - very clean and fits your store look & feel. Wes stands for "With Exceptional Service." If your wife is named Pam, I'd freak.
     


  4. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    My new favorite feedback

    Quote: I'mma send this man another tie just like it.
     


  5. cdgreg

    cdgreg Senior member

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    Am I the only one who has noticed a pattern....[​IMG]

    Also, @jebarne is the first package I have ever received that had a sticker on the outside above the address label with his business name and website. Well done!
     
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    Quote: I'mma send this man another tie just like it.
    That's the bomb.
     


  7. Melbush

    Melbush Senior member

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    I almost got scammed for the first time. The buyer asked me to send another invoice to the address thekinglouisvdon@...
    When you google it, the only thing to pop up is The official SF eBay Black List - Page 11 - Style Forum .
    Thanks to all people who told me to be extremely careful.
     


  8. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    This is a common scam. They'll send you a fake PayPal payment receipt email. Always check your funds before you ship, or make sure payment is received on eBay.
     


  9. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    My niece called me her "favorite drunkle" from an early age and no one ever corrected her...and it stuck.
     


  10. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I figured it should be featured, I get so many requests to purchase it. Probably 2-3 a week during tweed season. Plus every time I scrolled down, I confused my cordovan avatar with Koala T's

    HUGE SHOUTOUT to Brian for helping me photoshop the orange bow tie into the logo.

    You and your word puzzles. I tell ya. My wife is Holly. My friends call her the Hollinator.
     
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  11. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Having an issue with a seller right now.

    I bought a pair of florsheim by DB navy wingtips that had laces and were advertized as such. I get them and find that they're the laceless version with elastic under the tongue and laces for show. Seller won't accept a return. I start a case and they have yet to respond.

    How should I do this?

    I wasn't looking for loafer-ish shoes. I wouldn't have bought them if that had been anywhere in the description.
     


  12. Brianpore

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

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    link?
     


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    RY4N Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at Ebay, and I wonder, what should the shoulder measurement be compared to the measurement of my shoulders? I measured my shoulders edge to edge, but I believe that jackets measure from seam to seam.
     


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  15. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271483779332

    Florsheim x Duckie brown makes laceless wingtips.

    http://www.florsheimbyduckiebrown.com/shop/style/19003-600.html
    http://marcustroy.com/footwear-florsheim-by-duckie-brown-laceless--wing-tip/
    http://www.6pm.com/florsheim-by-duckie-brown-the-laceless-wing

    Here's a previous ebay listing for a similar pair:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Florsheim-by-Duckie-Brown-Laceless-Leathe-
    r-Wingtip-Oxfords-Navy-10-5-/161302813111

    I wouldn't have bought them if I had known they were the laceless option as they're built differently. Seller's claiming that it's just a tongue gusset, which in this case it's not.
     


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