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

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

  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    The WOPR would disagree.
     
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  2. FlorianQC

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    IMO everything can be e-thrifted but obviously ties are the easiest I guess.

    The other cool option for you guys is shopgoodwill. Lots of items that go under the radar, and from what I remember, s&h costs are pretty good to flip the items.

    Damn, it sucks to be Canadian to play this game :((((((((((((
     
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    FlorianQC Senior member

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    On a similar problem for me : in order to compete with US shipping costs, I always deliver my items to the US with the lowest possible Canada Post shipping option (Small Air Packets). But this option doesn't include insurance coverage or even tracking.

    I'm beginning to think it's a dumbfuck move as I fear that any ill-intentionned motherfucker out there could simply : receive my item, claim to eBay he didn't receive it, fuck me hard...

    Thoughts? If this case happened, would it be easy to just call the local USPS office and ask them about my parcel (with the info I have on PayPal)?

    Thanks guys :)
     
  4. Poleng

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    Hi,

    I've got quite a few items for sell on eBay (Stefano ricci ties/belts. Bijan Ties/belts. A. Testoni Croc Belts.)

    I have been asked plenty times already about the authenticity of these items.

    All these items were given to me from a former employer as he was simply moving back to India for good. He gave me a choice of either having whatever I wanted or just give it all to charity.

    I took a few items and gave the rest to charity (I did not know who or what Stefano Ricci was or even Bijan. Yes a lot of this clothing went to a charity.

    anyway going off track.

    I know all these items are real but can not prove it.

    do I need to authenticate these items first before selling on eBay? If so, how?!

    Can I just post on eBay and say I have no proof of authenticity and leave it as that? (or does anyone have a better way of putting it?)

    Thanks
     
  5. Koala-T

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    i would say something aling the lines of "I received these items from the original owner..." Maybe state his status or positiin in your company to prive he could afford the good stuff. But technically, if you don't have receipts...
     
  6. jebarne

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    This may have been posted but I've just read it today as I continue to try to figure out ebay best-match algorithms.

    I went searching as I have a tie, New with tags, fast and free, hassle-free returns, 1 day shipping, TR+ and wasn't even showing up in the best match. anywhere. my items per page were set to 48. When I switched to 192 per page my item was there, number 93 of 382. It was still 93 of 382 when I changed to 96 per page. At 24 and 48, I'm not on the list of 382 items.

    So this may be an error of some sort, yet it sent me off to better understand search rankings. This report shows what one seller did.

    http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abu/y214/m01/abu0350/s02
     
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    I would add Brianpore's ebay-approved & tested authenticity disclaimer to the listing.
     
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    OK. This has triggered me to test @SpooPoker 's savant skill of writing the perfect sales title for any given listing. Not that the Marv Albert reference hurts this listing, but with his other behaviour that was widely reported, it does make me wonder this might have been.

    edit: relief! couldn't tell from this pic that @TheNeedMachine had PS'd you.
     
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  9. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    I'm curious to hear what others say, but I ALWAYS ship with tracking. I've only had one issue with a buyer saying he didn't get the item, but my tracking said it was delivered. We discussed it politely, elevated it to eBay, and I never heard about it again - which is worth it!
     
  10. TheNeedMachine

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    Heh, OK, who is right?

    I sent the seller a message on this suit.

    Me to seller: Hi - that PRL suit is made by Corneliani, not Canali.

    Seller to me: Older ones were made by Corneliani. Now made by Canali as with this one.

    At this point in my thrift game I'd like to think I can spot a Corneliani label...and I'm 99% positive Canali makes for no one but themselves.

    But I'll tuck my tail between my legs if I'm totally wrong on this one...
     
  11. hbkshin

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    That's definitely Canali's label. The loosey goosey brand on PTO also lists: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Label (currently made by Canali, older by Corneliani

    Canali makes for a few different people if I remember correct. One of the heavily licensed brands - Lanvin I think that I know off the top of my head.
     
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  12. TheNeedMachine

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    Really? Huh. My bad. The Cliente and Ordine are backwards for a Canali tag (and are correct for Cornaliani)...and Canali has a 3rd box item on the 2nd line as I recall. I shall offer the seller my apologies...once I'm convinced I'm wrong, that is. [​IMG]
     
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    Actually on 3rd and 4th look and comparison I'mma side with you on this, looks more like Corn then Can
     
  14. TheNeedMachine

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    Such language.

    But anyway - no tracking is no tracking...if you called the local USPS office, they couldn't tell you anything. So yes, a buyer could claim not received, though the vast majority of people buying on eBay are honest and forthright - they just want to receive what they bought. As in, if you buy a book on Amazon - you just want to get the book, and are not out to screw Amazon over by pretending you didn't receive it.

    Wes mentioned it several dozen pages back, but, you can opt to save on postage/insurance/tracking if you're willing to self-insure and accept that eventually a package may be lost and/or you'll run into someone who claims such...I definitely wouldn't skimp when it comes to high-dollar items (paid fricking $45 to ship a pair of shoes today, within the US - insured, signature confirmation, etc - but on a $450 sale I had to).
     
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    Totally Corn.

    Should we bombard him with messages of " That is made by corneliani, not canali"
     

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