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

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

  1. tonylamer

    tonylamer Senior member

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    When I posted that message I was on my laptop at home, and I couldn't see the stain. Now I'm in the office on a different computer, and the stain's clear. I guess the lesson's that you never know which pair of eyes is looking at which kind of screen (and screen settings).
     


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  3. SpooPoker

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  4. hbkshin

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    I, personally, don't think taking out loans without a solid business plan is a good idea. I started this as a side gig and it's been able to maintain itself while maintaining my life so I delved into it. I, probably like many, always wanted to say "Fuck it" take out a big business loan and go all in. I probably will never do this, though. Too scared of failing.

    For anyone actually considering something like this, I thought I'd let you know about PayPal's Working Capital plan. Basically they give you a loan for a flat fee based on your PayPal income (last year I think). I believe someone on reddit said it was like 8% of your total years PayPal income.

    They take money from each PayPal transaction from 10% up (the higher the percent you choose, the lower the total fee). I don't believe there's a time limit for you to pay, and there's no interest.

    As always, use caution with any kind of loan and read the fine print. I just played with it a bit, but didn't read too much into it as I have no intention of doing it.
     


  5. Koala-T

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    Welcome, Dimrain!
     


  6. Yorker

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  7. hbkshin

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    I'd be nervous about doing a .99 on an A&S because I feel like there's not enough recognition (but I may be wrong). I usually do it on Hermes or Kiton where I know people will be actively searching for those items
     


  8. ridethecliche

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    You sure the chest is 26 inches? Seems farking huge for a 42, no? I'd expect 22 or maybe 23 at most.
     


  9. Koala-T

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    Well, I finished. Here are the pictures in stages. Overall, I'm happy, though I think I'm going to have to rethink my diffusion material. may need something slightly more substantial. Could be that a double layer would do the trick, but I'm not sure. We'll see. I'll do some experimenting and figure out what works best. However, it serves it's purposes: portrays accurate color, self contained, relatively easily disassembled for storage (when needed), and much sturdier.

    Base painted (4'x4')
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    Diffusion material and lights in place (moved that back high center light to the top so it shines down now. Total of 8 lights.
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  10. Yorker

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    yeah the chest and waist are huge. think I should end it and realist at 100 or something?
     
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  11. ridethecliche

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    I don't know enough about that, but my gut says that weirdly sized items do better as BIN's since the likelihood of a few people competing over them is low.
     


  12. Yorker

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    yeah I guess you're right. I figured since its july it would be the most desirable time to buy a seersucker, but I guess not if its sizing is way off.

    How much would you guys price this at? I've looked at A&S a bit, and the hammer prices are all over the place.
     


  13. Snoogz

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    I can encourage you to certainly end that item and get the facts right. That sizing is away off for a 42, even the waist is really big for a 42...that sounds closer to a 49-50L if that chest is accurate at 26 Pit to Pit.

    Also, if you keep the listing going as a 42R/L you are going to get a SNAD case because of the sizing not fitting anyone. There is no size tag, so people will have to go based off your judgement of measurements and sizing, which is a sticky area, and a very very easy win for a buyer. Double check everything, than once all that is correct, you can decide about the auction or BIN listing! Hope this helps, just want to save you a huuuge hassle in the long run.
     


  14. Yorker

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    Thanks for the reply. I always thought the sizing had more to do with the shoulder width than the chest, and being at 19 inches I figured 42 was a close bet. If sizing has to do with the chest as a primary factor rather than secondary, I thought wrong.
    I ended the listing,
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    double checked measurements: chest 25, waist 25.5 (ugh) 19.75 shoulder (wtf i suck) . Im putting this listing at 48/50, seems like a solid bet.

    thanks for the help. also changed to best offer.
     
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  15. Snoogz

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    I'll admit those shoulders do seem a bit narrow for the size, but again its bespoke so... 25 chest with that BOC, I'd put that around a 48L. Its not uncommon to find larger jackets having the same size if not bigger waist measurement. After all, us bigger guys (me included) are big for a reason, which usually includes a gut. And to say that, its also common (sometimes) to find larger jackets (big chest) to have 2-3 inches smaller measurement in the waist, because of a significant athletic build.
     


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