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

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

  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Distinguished Member

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    Got it - thank you! It was under "Activity History" - had to click around a few times to find the "Request a Refund" link - done! Said the refund request has done within 30 days of printing so I should be good. Thanks!
     


  2. thefastlife

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    yes, i suppose being nice is better than leaving nasty notes.
     


  3. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Distinguished Member

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    Call your local PO, speak to the manager - USPS makes their best profits from package delivery (after junk mail). Let them know you spend hundreds or thousands per year on shipping. UPS or fedex would take your business too.
     


  4. stevent

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    Anyone have good source of black and horn suit buttons?
     


  5. Van Veen

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    I've used Benno's Buttons before.
     


  6. stevent

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    Thanks will check them out
     


  7. Shoeluv

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    eThrifted 6 EZ shirts and received them today. First, is this legal stacking two boxes and having only one label:
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    If so I have lost some money with shipping.

    Second, the shirts all smelled horrible. They actually smelled like they were stored in a barn, they smell like a friends horse barn. I have actually had to open several doors to try to air out my house they are so bad. I am trying to wash them and remove the smell, but damn. What do you think is the proper response? Neutral or Negative feedback?
     


  8. My Main Man

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    Just my $0.02 but never ever leave negative or neutral feedback without first contacting the seller.
     


  9. FreedBird

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    You can stack USPS boxes as long as they are not flat rate, so yes you have probably lost some money on big packages before. Sorry to hear about the shirts though... See what the seller is willing to do for you after you contact him.
     


  10. DanM

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    ^you may be able to stack USPS boxes, but I'm pretty sure that's only when postage is calculated by weight. There's no way you should be able to tape two RRA boxes together and pay the cost of one RRA box (assuming that's what happened)
     


  11. Koala-T

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    Yeah, this is the only way that makes sense. In which case, you probably haven't lost a TON of money, but no doubt some.
     


  12. dreamspace

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    Man, shill bidding is absolutely rampant over at the UK Ebay. Most Items I've picked up there lately, I've initially lost, only to receive a second chance "Buyer backed out" offer. (It doesn't really mater to me though, as I always place my max bid on auctions)
     


  13. luv2breformed

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    I've had this happen to me a couple times here on US eBay. Recently the seller got a whole 50 cents out of me. Just 1 more reason to snipe yet again . . .
     


  14. hbkshin

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    With the new defect ratings, is anyone gonna opt out of hassle free returns? With returns dinging you, I'd probably just want to PayPal refund someone and take the final value fee hit instead of having someone open a return and getting me a ding.
     


  15. My Main Man

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    Even doing a return outside of eBay, you could still get dinged with the buyer leaving you 1-2 stars on 'item as described' or something. I feel like seeing the hassle free returns on a listing, buyers are more likely to buy. To me, it seems like a risk worth taking.
     


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