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

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

  1. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    people are stupid, sometimes this "cost of doing business" pisses me off and I need to let it roll off my back.
     
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  2. Snoogz

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    Spoo, that 5300 is the new one to mine! D5200, flip out screen is always used, so my sweaty face doesn't get the screen dirty. You will love it.
     
  3. SpooPoker

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

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    Thats awesome! I hate the cheek marks on the screen of my D40 hahah!
     
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    Not my listing!!!! Never show skin in listings right??

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  5. My Main Man

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

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    lulz. Id probably wait to see what kind of hack pics I take with it first.
     
  7. Snoogz

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    that camera is easy! Your pics will dramatically increase in quality on their own. I'm really curious to see the big jump actually.
     
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    I'm curious too. My $60 p&s has been better than expected but each day I'm finding myself wanting something that:

    A. Has a decent color display on the screen. Was taking pics of a lavender tie today that kept looking blue. I deleted about 12 attempts because they all looked blue. Finally plugged it in to my computer, opened a pic and noticed the color was actually very close.

    B. Won't randomly take 5 blurry pictures in a row for some reason.

    C. Light balance remains consistent. Again, took pics of twentysome items today and the color balance is completely different on all of them even though I was using same background and same lighting (natural and lamps).

    See link in my sig for examples. All of the listings ending in 9 days and 12 or so hours. While looking through other people's listings, I can at least have the solace that they're better than a solid majority of them but it's still frustrating.
     
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  9. Jurgis

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    SpooPoker:

    I know you didn't ask for camera advice, but I hope the D5300 works out for you. I would be a little concerned about the moiré effect -- it shows up most often in textiles! All cameras, like your D40, used to have a filter over the sensor to counteract it, but Nikon has decided that it isn't needed anymore.

    I sold cameras for 10 years before a recent job switch. We rarely had issues with it, but when we did, it was with textiles! I generally like Nikon, and I would still go with the D5300, but I would buy from somewhere that allows returns, and test for moiré specifically. Most reviewers dismiss the moiré issue as "not a real world problem", but then they aren't taking 2500 pictures of textiles each week!

    Just my 2 cents worth...
     
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  10. SpooPoker

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

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    Wow, that is good to know, I appreciate the input! What would you suggest then?
     
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    It's hard to recommend against the D5300, but the D5200 still has the anti-moire filter. If I were you, I would still get the D5300, but with a return guarantee. Take it home and shoot patterns: tight checks, houndstooth, close-ups of the weave, and look at them at your posting resolution. If you see weird patterns or color shifts, you've got a problem. Return that camera then and get a D5200, or if you're not wedded to Nikon, a Canon T5i.

    I'm not advocating against Nikon. I use them and prefer them, but I'd hate to see you find the one Achilles heel of this camera. I don't know that it will be an issue for you, but Nikon was initially very concerned about this move, and cautioned fashion photographers explicitly. A quick software fix can usually take out the moire, but with 2500+ images a week, that could still add a big time drain for you.

    I'm off now for a (hopefully) epic thrift spree, but I'll check back in on this thread later.
     
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    Great, great info - and good luck thrifting! You win dude of the day award.
     
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    Just used the words "BONKERS, Insane, Rubik's Cube Acid Trip" in a Robert Graham listing. Hopefully it will yield results. Look at the collar on that freakin thing.

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  14. Koala-T

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    How can a buyer edit their feedback? I went to some feedback I left on another seller's page and couldn't figure out an obvious way to do it. I've got a buyer who mistakenly left feedback meant for another item from another seller on an item they bought from me that they were happy with.
     
  15. Snoogz

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    I may not be understanding this correctly...If they were happy with it, why change it?
     

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