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

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

  1. ATLjon

    ATLjon Senior member

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    Should I have reservations about shipping to Poland?
     
  2. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    +1
    Excellent observation. I have called a few times and have been extremely satisfied with the service. I've experienced short wait times and reps who go above and beyond.
     
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  3. div25sec9

    div25sec9 Senior member

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    I've had issues like this, so I have the times listed by Canada Post right in my auction, along with mention of possible delays due to customs. It seems to have cut down on the number of upset buyers; but I wonder if the stated times deter any possible customers.
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I have shipped to Poland a couple of times with no problems. Same for Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Insure it and don't worry about it.
     
  5. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Is it me or did regional rate boxes shipping prices go up a few dollars a piece. I just sent box A 2 days ago for 5.16 usd, now on ebay purchasing one is 8.65 usd....wtf is this.
     
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  6. hrb

    hrb Senior member

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    Shipping rates in Canada all went up last week. Perhaps the same in the US (and in turn for ebay based packages)
     
  7. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    Rates went up a decent percent...
     
  8. KenRose

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    besides shipping going up, they have limited the amount we can insure items for to $1000. That bothers me far more than the increase in rates.
     
  9. tonylamer

    tonylamer Senior member

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    I was quoted $25 to ship one tie in an extra-small box (4"x4") from Toronto to Alabama. That was just standard shipping w/ tracking. And then they charged me $4 for the box!
     
  10. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    With this increase, does USPS stay competative amongst FedEx and ups?

    Damn how do u guys who offer free shipping handle this spike?

    Regional rate box B is like 14 usd now. And flat rate medium stayed at 10.85...these sizes are somewhat comparable to each other...I just don't get it.

    EDIT: I just checked prices again tonight, 24hrs from last check in, and prices decreased a tad.

    Regional rate box A went for 8.65 last night down to 7.95...

    And regional box B went from almost 14, down to 12.74...
     
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  11. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    You do realize regional rate varies by distance right?
     
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  12. Brianpore

    Brianpore Senior member

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    I "ass u me" he knows that....
     
  13. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    So with Sunday night football messing up auction results on Sunday evenings, what days do you guys typically move to this time of year, if you do change it up? I had decent luck with Saturday evenings last year but am pondering Monday evenings this year. Sunday around noon to 1 also crossed my mind but I figured people have pre-game parties and will be preparing. Thoughts?
     
  14. green_machine

    green_machine Senior member

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    I just became a top rated seller. It's nice to get some discounts :slayer:
     
  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think if you are selling "fashion" your cross pollenation is low. If you sell manly man stuff, should be better for you actually.
     
  16. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    What kinda discounts r u getting now?
     
  17. suited

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    Would also like to know...I just became a powerseller and it looks like my shipping is slightly cheaper - $4.99 for a legal flat rate down from 5.15, I believe.
     
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  18. green_machine

    green_machine Senior member

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    cheaper shipping and if you process within 1 day and offer returns, you save 20% on your final fees. kind of like paying 8% instead of 10%.
     
  19. Dolfan954

    Dolfan954 Senior member

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    Hey now!!!!

    I agree though. I often browse during commercial breaks. I would guess the increase in alcohol consumption would aid in impulse purchases, too.
     
  20. SpooPoker

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