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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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    Don't they know I need their money to pay for MY summer vacation?!

    So inconsiderate.
     


  2. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    Shit, had a case opened and it is totally my wife's fault. I was in SF last week for a conference and had some guy buy a thin client from me. I called my wife and asked her to box it up. I told her where it was sitting and I said it is a little box and it's power cord. The case said the guy only received the power cord... My wife tells me there is a box inline on the power cord and that is what she thought I was talking about! ARGHHHHHH

    So I apologized profusely boxed up the device and sent it to him, also sent him a 20% discount for his trouble. This is one time that a negative rating is truly deserved and it is all my wife's fault.
     


  3. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    F'sho![​IMG]
     


  4. suited

    suited Senior member

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    Going to gross about half of what I did in February. I do have some inventory building up, but I always list the best stuff within a day or two of buying it.
     


  5. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Having a hard time getting myself to list a Gant Windcheater nappa lamb leather jacket on eBay...my size, and so damn nice. Like buttah. gaddammit.
     


  6. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Too much butter can be bad for you.
     


  7. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Keep it. Wear it for a bit then sell it if you decide it's not for you.
     


  8. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Ain't that the truth...just went for my annual health insurance screening...not good [​IMG]
     


  9. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    My sales are down from $8500 to about $7300. Need more!! Seems so slow slow only shipping 29 items after a holiday weekend!
     


  10. TheNeedMachine

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    I did wear it once for a few minutes, and it is for me. But summer's coming up with waning opportunities to wear it - might as well list it and see what happens.
     


  11. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Wait a minute. If you aren't going to wear it in the summer, chances are most other people aren't going to either. Might want to hold it until fall, turn the AC way down and enjoy it in the house.
     


  12. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    New Zealand
     


  13. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Agreed...summer is already here in the dirty south, though if I were still in Portland I could wear it another month or so in the evenings. I'll toss it on as a BIN at what I want for it and if it doesn't sell, I'll copy the listing files over to my "list next autumn" folder.
     


  14. Brianpore

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

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  15. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    I still list basic tweeds year around, and they do sell! But the special tweeds, or norfolk's are being kept for winter.

    Just sold a basic sack trad southwick tweed for 80+...I'll take it!
     


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