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

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

  1. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    What do y'all actually use Regional Rate boxes for? I've only had a handful of things come up as cheaper with RRA boxes (and never RRB).
     


  2. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Sport coats and suits in RRA boxes are almost always cheaper than a medium flat rate in my experience (so far). Certainly, if I'm shipping to Oklahoma from Austin, then regular priority would be cheaper, but most of my buyers are at least 2 zones away.
     


  3. Koala-T

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    Sport coats, 2 piece suits. If I'm shipping from NY to upper East Coast it will be in the $5-$6 range, cross country is $9.97 max I think. Putting the SC/Suit into a poly bag before into the box really helps with fit (and of course avoiding water damage). I used my first ever RRB the other day, it was two 2 piece suits half way across the country. The suits were bigger than a Med. flat rate, weighed about 7lb which eliminated by weight Priority, and saved $2 over using a a large flat rate. My primary sales though are SC/Suit, Ties, Shoes. So, RRA, 6x2x2 (I think, the ones everyone uses), and Shoe Box/Med. Flat Rate. Oh, if you have some small shoes, like size 8 loafers, you can get them in a top loading RRA.
     
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  5. FlorianQC

    FlorianQC Senior member

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    Hey guys!

    So I found this extremely badass Burberry(s') trench. Old label but it's in mint condition - that's very surprising.

    So I didn't notice it in the store but there is a zipper all around the interior and I guess there's a separate lining that should go with it. I'll still try to find it in the store but I guess it was donated without it (personnally I always take them off otherwise I'm too hot inside those things).

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    So I will point that out in my listing but I wanted to know what is the name of this thingy that is missing? I still lack vocabulary for precise english names ^^

    Thanks y'all! Next question for my Florsheim Imperial :D :D
     


  6. cdgreg

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    Removable Inner Lining?
     
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  7. FlorianQC

    FlorianQC Senior member

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    So I found those Florsheim Imperial, virtually NWOB. I don't think they were ever worn outside, this seems to be store damage/manipulation. I NEVER saw anything like it. They weigh like 14 pounds (each) and the soles are extra thick 1 inch leather (that's just plain crazy). Heartbreaking thing is that they fit me almost perfectly but I need the money right now.

    Is that the good stuff or average Florsheim?! The leather looks like grain or whatever? I have no knowledge of shoes, especially in english vocabulary :s

    I would love to have your opinion on those! Unfortunately prices are all over the range from 40 to 200 for similar stuff on eBay so I have no idea what those are! :)

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  8. FlorianQC

    FlorianQC Senior member

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    Hmm I think I'll use this yep! Thanks
     


  9. Reosymes

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  10. FlorianQC

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    Yes that's the exact same pair I based my 200$ estimation on. But I really don't know what the Vcleat and 5nail are worth. I guess it's higher end obviously! Any aficionado?
     


  11. Reosymes

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    Don't know about the 5-nail, but the v-cleat was designed to prolong the life of the heel - it's positioned at the highest wear point for a person with an average stride. The downside is they're called 'suicide heels' for a reason. If you're walking briskly (forget about running) on a smooth concrete surface, you have a great chance of slipping and breaking your ass/elbow/knee. So, your shoes might be better even. The cool look of florsheim gunboats without the ass-breakage! Win Win!
     
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  12. Koala-T

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    i understand the reasoning here, but I'm going to good naturedly disagree. I think part of the selling point for those you linked are the fact that they are true vintage, made with techniques that no American shoemaker uses anymore. They are not only awesome shoes, but they are true American vintage craftsmanship, from back when we used to give a shit.

    Florian, thats a great pair of shoes, but I don't personally think you're likely to get more than $100, which is still pretty great, maybe more if they're tiny and you get a Japanese buyer on the hook. Florsheim Imperial is the top level they make now, but they used to make a Royal Imperial and those are the ones that typically have the 5nail and v-cleat.
     


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    Great point and I completely agree with you. I made a mistake in thinking that these shoes were NOS that, for some reason, didn't have the 5-nail and v-cleat.

    If they're are current models and not true vintage, then, sorry Florian, disregard my pricing advice.
     
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    Tiny you say?!? Japanese buyer you say!?

    What do you think these will go for haha
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    Jeez I would love to find a VCLEAT and list it as "suicide heel" AHAHAH
     


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