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

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

  1. FlorianQC

    FlorianQC Senior member

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    Thanks for the explanation. That's exactly the kind of understanding I wanted to have for those shoes.

    Those are 12D so no way I'll hook a japanese doode. Except a sumotori maybe :)
     


  2. ReubenR

    ReubenR Senior member

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    I don't think you mentioned Florian, but where were they made?
     


  3. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    I guess the link to the bulk shipping tool I posted was user specific, search around for the bulk shipping tool, or just wait until you have more than one item to ship, select them both and select ship, it should come up on its own. You can also see if it's buried in the site preferences section.
     


  4. hbkshin

    hbkshin Senior member

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    Feedback cards seem to have raised my feedback received percentage from 30% to 50-60%. Glad I got them. Positive feedback rolls in quite often nowadays.
     


  5. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    the 5 nail and v-cleat would usually always be on the "Royal Imperial" line vs the "Imperial". But sometimes they're on the mainline imperial too.

    In the 60s/70s, this was considered one of the best built shoes anywhere. When my dad passed away in October, I was cleaning out his stuff and he had 2 pair of black and one pair of brown florsheim wingtips that he got in the mid-60s. I had no idea he still had them.

    When you run across great classic shoes like this, there's always a market. you'll probably get 20 pms on the forum wanting them. I always use this guy for ideas in how to list great classic shoes: http://www.classicshoesformen.com/s...brogue-derby-budapester-brown-circa-1985-445d

    Longwings. Budapesters. Full Brogue. Double Leather Soles.

    That said, great shoe, great condition, desirable look. Still, I haven't seen people getting those prices. unless the absolute right buyer comes along, I would guess $75 to $100.

    EDIT: just saw the other replies. Just want to add that I buy every pair of pebbled leather longwings I find unless destroyed somehow or crazy expensive. I have them right now from Mason, Dexter, Wright, Florsheim, Hanover, Bostonian and maybe a couple more. As I clean them up, I always put them up on the forum for trade to see if someone wants them before they go to ebay.
     
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  6. rhz5001

    rhz5001 Senior member

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    RANT

    I am sick of receiving 1/2 of the garments I buy on eBay arriving not as described. We bitch about how hard sellers have it, well I am glad. The sellers who are producing this shit should be punished! I know things slip through the cracks it happens to us all, but literally 1/2.... come on!! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    I refer to mine as "Death Hooves". :slayer::slayer::slayer:
     


  8. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Senior member

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    ^^I feel your pain. I'd say at least half of the items I've received this year, aside from shipping supplies or something like that, have been not as described.

    Now a rant of my own. Earlier this month, I believe on the same day, I sold a pair of boots for a $150 and a suit for $195. Neither buyer pays. Fine. It happens. The boots sold again yesterday and the buyer requests a cancellation saying that weren't the model that he initially thought they were. [​IMG]. Receive an offer on the suit today and counter. Buyer accepts. He then sends a message saying he hit the wrong button by mistake and wants to cancel[​IMG].
     


  9. cdgreg

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    That sucks. I really enjoy the option to mandate immediate payment with BIN. Obviously this does not apply to accepted best offers, but still nice for the large % that go without an offer.
     


  10. rhz5001

    rhz5001 Senior member

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    Ohh the trials and tribulations of eBay.. It's nice to see others experiencing the same joy!

    I had a guy last week shill bidding against himself on a few of my items... new one to me. If only he paid.. he would be a great customer!
     


  11. cdgreg

    cdgreg Senior member

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    For those with a basic store, do the 150 free listings apply to fixed price clothing listings? I've read the fine print 50 times and can't seem to come to a definitive answer.
     


  12. TheNeedMachine

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    Yes. I get 150 free fixed price per month for $20. You can use them as you wish - 10 day, 30 day, good til cancelled (which counts again the next month when it auto-renews). List one item 3 times as 10-day counts as 3. I try to wait until I get a special offer for free auctions before listing as auction but they seem to only come once per month or less often.
     


  13. cdgreg

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    Nice, that bonus alone pays for 75% of the subscription. In general I run 10 day fixed price, so if the re-listings also count, that basically means 50 free for the month, at .30 each that's $15 of the $19.99 cost. I may have to give this a whirl for a month!
     


  14. TheNeedMachine

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    You may also get offers for free fixed price listings; if so I just end any that don't have a bunch of watchers and relist on the last day of the promotion, to get them back near the top of search results. Plus list more items if I can during that time. The way I calculated it for me - make a $20 profit on a single item and the month is paid for - overly simplistic but I justify it that way.
     


  15. cdgreg

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    Man, I was trying to figure out a decent store name that was not taken, awkwardly clicking back and forth between the attempt page and denial page. I attempted to type in Devoted Style, was glad to get it, started my subscription and realized I had typed Devoted Stye lol. I just went and changed the name of my store to Devoted Style, but the url is still Devoted Stye. Tried to cancel the store and re-open but I'm still going to be billed until 9/1. Guess I'll call ebay on this one unless anyone knows - does changing your store name, change your url?

    edit: figured it out!
     
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