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

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

  1. Brianpore

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    Well surprised as I was....I called ebay and got some answers. I also ship direct though ebay

    As you can see, as of today (Tuesday) but upload percentage is very bad, but this issues is that all the packages I shipped yesterday (approx 70 of them) are shown as sold and even that I went to the post office to have every one scanned the automated ebay system might not have checked and adjusted my percentage yet. As soon as the month ends, the sales for July will be set and when ebay sees all the packages were shipped on time it will correct itself (so I'm told)

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    On the top left there is a "trending data" which shows prior months. As you can see I avg. about 97-98% for my shipping but this current month is in the 70-85% range. Obviously I have not changed the way I ship and was told the percentages will come in line with prior months once ebay sees everything and new sales for July are not being added.

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  2. Reosymes

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    Thanks, that helps. I'll check again in a few days to see if they've readjusted their numbers.
     


  3. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Maybe a newbish question here. I have a tie listed for auction with an opening bid of 21.95 & free shipping, ending in about 30 hours. A buyer emailed me to ask if he could buy it now for $30 plus shipping. I'd be happy to take that much, but it's not clear to me if I risk my Top Seller status for ending an auction early. What would you guys do?
     


  4. TheNeedMachine

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    I would add a BIN option to the auction listing for $35 and he can buy it now that way (assuming $35 is at or above the amount required by ebay - it has to be a certain percentage more than the minimum bid).
     
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  5. My Main Man

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    Sounds like the item already has a bid? If so, he can't add a BIN option. There might be an easier option, but tell the buyer to bid his maximum amount and then you can end the auction and sell to the highest bidder. Not sure if you can adjust the invoice at that point.

    If there are no bids, then it's a lot easier.
     
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  6. TheNeedMachine

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    I see - didn't glean that from the post but you're likely right.
     


  7. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Thanks guys - good answers. There were no bids on it, just watchers, so I did change the BIN and notified the (potential) buyer.
     
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  8. Reosymes

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    I'm not sure the price will rise if there's no opposing bid, no matter how high he bids. In this example, if the other guy has bid only $20, and he bids $30, the current bid would be $20.01 or whatever, not $30.
     


  9. hbkshin

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    Any idea on what's causing this streak on my pictures? It hasn't been a problem before but this batch and my last batch seem to suffer from this.

    http://i.imgur.com/0MgiazA.jpg
     


  10. capnwes

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    I don't see a streak, just a lot of dog/cat hair.
     
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  11. hbkshin

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    Really? The upper half, across the breast pocket that discoloration?
     


  12. capnwes

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    Have one without it for comparison? Just looks like the way the light highlights it to me.
     


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