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

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

  1. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    If it fits, it ships (rra, for the record)
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  2. TheNeedMachine

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    Better give it some mouses for the trip. I assume you've seen the Maru videos on the youtubes?

    Edit: you're not shipping a dead cat to someone, are you...?
     
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  3. Reosymes

    Reosymes Senior member

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    I guess this was more of a FYI than anything, because it's information that we really can't do anything about. It's out of our hands once we ship it within our stated time window. Comments to those sorts of articles on e-commerce websites are always of the whingy 'ebay crooks out to screw me..fuck this planet..' variety, so I wouldn't put much stock in that. I can't imagine any current site with the reach of ebay, so there's really nothing to do here except take it.
     
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  4. TheNeedMachine

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    Bought something online that I am returning - was given a link to FedEx to print out a SmartPost pre-paid return label...which I know is partly handled by FedEx and partly by USPS.

    Question is: who do I give the package to initially - USPS or FedEx? I'm so confused...

    Nevermind - either USPS or FedEx. Now I know.
     
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  5. Reosymes

    Reosymes Senior member

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    I recently returned something that had a smartpost return label that came along with the package. Didn't have to print anything. Dropped it off at the post office, no problem.

    Even better than my anecdotal information: http://www.fedex.com/us/smart-post/returns.html

     
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  6. briancpotter

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    Took longer than I thought, but I've got a test version of a new feature you guys might be interested in.

    I know some of you, like Spoo, run websites that have your listings on them, but for those that don't I thought you might be interested in a seller homepage that's less ugly and clunky than the standard ebay one, and that you have a little more control over. So I threw one together with Haberdashboard.


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    I went ahead and made one for everyone here (if I missed you, lemme know and I'll add you, only takes about ~5 min):

    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/balearic1
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/1luxoticthread
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/the-seam-store
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/gooseguy84
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/rightcoastsrf24
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/abubolz
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/florian-lafage
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/wardroberenovations
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/txwoodworker
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/sartorialsociety
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/repeat_business
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/styleinstride
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/dominicsagona3
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/koala-t-menswear
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/nbthreads
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/k4lnamja
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/jdrizzy01
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/gregs5liter
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/luna79
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/smsmith007
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/dljpdx
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/terrytwenter
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/depinia
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/joshmandel
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/richnet12
    http://www.haberdashboard.com/stores/haider7861

    I plan on eventually adding some sort of customization dashboard, but for now if there's anything you wanna change about your store, shoot me a message or an email ([email protected]) and I'll do my best to add it.

    Still in beta right now, but once I get the bugs worked out and have gotten some feedback from the people here, I'll add a "stores" link to the front page of haberdashboard.com, fwiw.

    Lemme know what you think.
     


  7. TheNeedMachine

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    Found that link as well, finally. Thank you, though.

    Also, yeah, eBay seems to be the only real venue for our wares...if I start getting dinged on things for no good reason I suppose I'll just opt out of the programs, close the store, and sell & ship how and when I want...not worry about TSR's and final value discounts etc.
     


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    I really like that storefront view for everyone! Nice clean layout with pictures being the focal point! Thanks so much!
     


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    Love it. And if it ever morphs into a full-on replacement for ebay, sign me up.
     


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    I'll definitely be using that link when I need to have a "store website" and what I use to link people to my eBay items from now on. Thank you for the include and the awesome page.
     


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    Had the exact same dilemma this morning haha dropped off at Post Office because I wasn't paying attention, then was cleaning up emails and noticed label was from Fedex. Good to know!
     


  14. briancpotter

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    Great! If you want to tweak the colors or the layout (or want to do something like use a custom domain) so it's a little more "yours", just lemme know. More than happy to make adjustments for anyone that wants 'em.
     


  15. briancpotter

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    Ha. One step at a time :)
     


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