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

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

  1. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    I'm pretty good at picturing my items nowadays to what color they are. Again I wish these people would contact me instead of knee-jerk opening a case. Really annoying I'm going to get a defect for this.
     


  2. TheNeedMachine

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    I checked FedEx Ground rates for the same services (insured, signature required) and yep FedEx would have been about $20 cheaper. Oh well - live and learn - next time. Thank you for the tip!
     


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    Anyone want to take guesses on what this hideously soiled pair of Bijan pinstripe suit pants will sell for? Should be interesting - a true wildcard. Going to send 'em off at 99 cents. The stain is the densest, purest color of yellow I've seen, as far as soiling goes. This guy must have been dehydrated as shit in order to produce urine this yellow.

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  4. Brianpore

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

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  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Navy Blue woven gloss stripe diagonal ribbed texture

    Gold Royal blue interwoven checker grid diamond geometric



    This is fantastic.
     


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    true story bro :D
     


  7. TheNeedMachine

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    That Lilly Pulitzer from Spoo - un-fonking-real result.
     


  8. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    What did it go for? Saw it at 900ish last time
     


  9. jebarne

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    Guys,

    Let me draw on the Canadian expertise in the forum.

    I have a buyer asking me to estimate the import duty on a pair of shoes that will likely sell for $80USD.

    So far, in my shipments to Canada, no buyer has said that they had to pay any duty on the item.

    In the customs forms, I genericize the input to read "pre-owned men's shoes". no brands.

    Is there a definite resource or is there an answer on this?

    jb
     


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    jebarne Senior member

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    I think GMMCL recently had a similarly stained pair that he was going to try to treat as soon as he found a hazmat suit.

    you may want to PM.
     


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  12. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    Question for you heavy consignees. (or consignors who ship a bunch to new jersey or new york)

    I need to ship a heavy box of items to Salt Lake. I don't care how slow it is. My dad had about 100 tapes (reel to reel) of family interviews that I'm having digitized. Will be about 35lbs in a box a bit larger than a box of copy paper.

    Which method usually works out to be the cheapest?
     


  13. EvanM

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    Ship it via USPS so that Canada Post ends up doing the final delivery.
    Worst case scenario, they'll be charged $8 brokerage fee + 5% GST, + x% PST (depending on province).
    They almost never charge duty on goods coming from the US - just taxes + $8 brokerage fee.

    Then again, if you list the value of goods really low (say, $25) they usually don't bother attempting to collect any fees at all... it could be a problem if the parcel is lost though.
     


  14. SchoolyardBully

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    Today a not as described case was opened against me from a doctor for a bespoke Gordon Yao sportscoat that was sold to him at $9.99. Upon opening a case prior to contacting me personally, he left a negative feedback immediately after. In response, I called eBay CSR and told them to review the case, at first they told me they couldn't rid the negative feedback and I should contact the buyer to resolve the case first. I, then told them review the case instead since my listing always has approximate measurement listed and the buyer did not bother double the measurement himself, thus the case was found in my favor and they ended up closing the case and removing the neg feedback.

    Thank you folks who always remind the users to put up measurement for clarity and most importantly, seller's insurance. You guys are awesome
     


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    Instant leave behind for me

    Interesting how this auction will go
     


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