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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    OK. I've shipped stuff to china, but never a $500 item, to a buyer with 0 feedback, user ID created 2 day's ago.

    What do you guys advise? My inclination is to tell him to come back when he's got 10 or so recommendations. However, he can order paper clips and get the auto feedback and get there.

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  2. socrates

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    But yet many sellers accept. It is crazy not to ask. "There is a saying in German, asking does not cost anything."
     
  3. FlorianQC

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    Yeah I know we have the same saying in French... I'll use it next time I'll see an awesome OB suit in my size ahah. Totally worth it for 150 bucks :)
     
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    Make sure its a confirmed address, eligible for seller protection, and use USPS express, insured and declared to the full amount and you will be fine!
     
  5. Brianpore

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

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    Some of you need to learn how the BIN OBO game is played.... amateurs [​IMG]

    I'm kidding, I'm kidding. carry on
     
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    I've been in this game for... 2 months! So... fuck yeah ahah!!
     
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    you would suggest registered mail? :poke:
     
  8. Brianpore

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

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  9. Reosymes

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    Do you guys upgrade your shipping method for more expensive purchases? For pants, I usually do legal FR envelope or padded FR envelope, but someone just bought a pair of pants (~$100, free shipping) straight up, without even making an offer. I'm thinking of using a RRA box, which is about $4 more. Would anyone else consider doing the same?
     
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    Good idea...
     
  11. Brianpore

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

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    Always. Would you want to receive a $100 pair of pants smushed into a flat rate envelope......

    One thing for a $50 pair of pants where the shipping cost is 10% of the actual item (before ebay/paypal take out the 13%) but for $100 pants, they always go in a box. I'll also send $100 shirts in boxes vs. 1st class mail depending on where its going.
     
  12. Brianpore

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    You have 14 day return window ... honor that, then fight it, at least I would.... call ebay.... you say tagged 33 and shoe a picture of the tag and provide measurements. If he cant ship it back he has to open a case and from my experience as long as you speak with an ebay rep and make sure you say "you feel its buyers remorse" etc etc etc you should win.
     
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    Please post the buyer ID so I can block. Anyone who asks for a partial refund on a pair of pants that don't fit is suspect in my book.
     
  14. Reosymes

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    Thanks guys. That's what I thought, too.
     

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