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

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

  1. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    If you're certain he was shill bidding, I wouldn't pay in your position. You can drag it out for about 2 weeks if you want and ebay doesn't really penalize you.
     
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    i looked at the transaction history of the shill account, and he only bids on the seller's items and has a history of retracting his bid if it goes above any legitimate bids. i think i can say with 99.9% certainty that it's a shill. not sure why all that information is visible (not really much of an ebayer), but when it's that obvious...

    ugh, if it wasn't such a rare piece, i wouldn't even be debating this, but i really really want those boots :foo: SO DIVIDED BETWEEN MY MORALITY AND MY DESIRE TO KOP
     
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  3. capnwes

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    10 day Thursday to Sunday is definitely the way to go. Use your time throughout the week to create your new listings and schedule them to start Thursday night (10 days)
     
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  4. ThinkDerm

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    what was the item?
     
  5. nahneun

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    carpe diem reverse horse backzips. pics are up on sw&d recent purchases. i doubt they'd get any love over on this side of sf
     
  6. FaceOfBoh

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    Here's the link. I think I posted it here a few days ago... or maybe it was on the thrifting forum.

    http://pages.ebay.ca/sellerinformation/shipping/trackedpacket.html

    Seems a bit like a flat rate service - which I'd welcome - as long as you stay within certain size and weight parameters.
     
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  7. HansderHund

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    Is the seller by any chance located in The Netherlands??
     
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  9. nahneun

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    It said he was located in Austria. Why do you ask?
     
  10. FaceOfBoh

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    I'm quite happy tonight because I dodged an ebay fee bullet today. A guy did a BIN on a blazer I had up. He lives in Asia but is in the US for a few more days. He wanted the item overnighted to him at his hotel. I told him I'd get a quote and the invoice I'd issue would be for the item + total shipping. But then he paid before I could issue the invoice. So only the listing's $15 shipping price was covered. It seemed impossible to reissue the invoice without a whole lot of trouble so I just sent him a paypal request for funds for the balance owing. He paid up and the item is on its way.

    The BIN was only $69.99 but the shipping was going to be almost double that. So aside from the original $15 I don't have to pay an ebay fee on the ba;ance of the shipping - which would have been a fair chunk of change.
     
  11. capnwes

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    As far as I know (unless they changed it), you only pay the FVF fee on the least expensive shipping option, no matter what option the buyer selects.
     
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  12. FaceOfBoh

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    Thanks for that. It makes sense: the seller shouldn't be penalized if the buyer wants to upgrade service.
     
  13. Steve Smith

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    Just make the changes and issue the second invoice. It is no more trouble than issuing the first one.
     
  14. FaceOfBoh

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    The problem was that he settled (paid) the listed amount without waiting for the invoice. At that point I couldn't see any option to (re)issue an invoice in the item pull down menu. There was a Unmark as Paid option. When I did that, no further invoicing option re/appeared.

    All's well that ends well.
     
  15. Steve Smith

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    Ah, my mistake. I reissued an invoice yesterday but the buyer had not paid.
     
  16. DanM

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    After reading about it here, I finally got Garagesale on my mac to manage ebay auctions.

    Wow. [​IMG]

    #Protip - get garagesale. If you don't have a mac, get one just for this app. It's un-freaking-believable. My auctions look a million times better.
     
  17. chiron

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    Me too... I dont sell international but i changed my current lisings for this.
     
  18. Steve Papas

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    The combined shipping- import charges are so ridiculously high, that I would never buy or bid on such an item.
     
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  19. FaceOfBoh

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    What country are you in?
     

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