Calling ALL eBay Sellers....!!!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kitontini, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Kitontini

    Kitontini Senior member

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    So lately... I've been getting very frustrated about selling my clothes on eBay, getting low balled and find out that a "flipper" bought my item for a resell. Not only that.. but they end up getting way the hell more for it than what I got! This is frustrating!! Not too mention, I found out some surprising usernames. Like when someone buys my item, they usually have an Alias (you know that one name they use JUST to specifically buy items from everyone) and then they turn around and sell my item under their real account! I know some names of both Alias and Seller.

    So I'm wondering... out of all the eBay sellers out here in SF land, how many have been low balled and seen your stuff being sold AGAIN for MUCH MORE money???!!!! I feel bad for people who actually want the item but then get outbid by an a$$hole who resells it and the people who want it, see it again and pay MORE! ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!! Has anyone else experienced this frustration???
     


  2. Harbin

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    why is this frustrating? its basic arbitrage, if you can't find the buyer for a higher amount then someone else will! if someone sees a way to make profit from this i don't see a problem since they aren't doing anything wrong...
     


  3. Kitontini

    Kitontini Senior member

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    It doesn't seem right though. I understand your argument, but why does lowly peoples listings get looked over if they are not of higher status? Most of us don't have a photo studio and professional grade equipment. Just because someone has better pictures doesn't mean they should sell for 5 times more than what I got. It can't just be pictures. People out there are selling their stuff with 1 picture (that doesn't actually show anything) and still get a ton of money....
     


  4. jrd617

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    False. Up your photography game.
     


  5. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    You must not like capitalism...
     


  6. Manofstyle85

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    I have an ebay store and i do buy on ebay to resell on ebay, i see nothing wrong with that, i buy with my real account account ( the only one i have). For example, I once bought a Gucci dress shoes for $45, that seller had crappy upside down pictures and the shoes needed some polishing. I got the shoes, polish it very well, took clearly better pictures, give more and better descriptions, sold it for $177.

    At the same same time I had a Huntsman Tux, sold it for $115 to WOWNICHESHIRT, he turn around and sold it for $500, and he uses that same account to buy from people. Yes, i am looking for poor pictures, few words descriptions.
     


  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Kitontini when you sell something, looking what happened to it afterwards is like looking into the toilet bowl before you flush.
    Observe and learn from two old wise sayings:
    1) All is fair in love and war.
    2) It is the sizzle that sells the steak.

    Therefore, take better photos with better lighting and know the product you are selling and provide accurate and detailed information in your ads. If your competition sells better than you, copy their methods and thank them for teaching you.
    :teach:
     
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  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Good advice, Donald
     


  9. JChance

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    +1. Crappy pictures and short descriptions do not attract buyers. You wanna make your page look legit (super fancy and all) and take pictures that even yourself would drool and make you wanna keep the stuff :nodding:
     
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  10. Harbin

    Harbin Senior member

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    If you are willing to spend the time you can make a lot of money doing this on ebay and forums like sf/sufu
     


  11. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    lol
    hilarious post
    if they buy from you on ebay.. and still manage to make a profit over what you sold it for by flipping it on ebay... then obviously you're doing something wrong

    instead of crying about it, learn from them
    what is it that makes their sale much more profitable than yours when it's the same item?
    invest the time to make your listing more attractive
    especially with better pictures

    if you're not willing to do that, then shut up and find something better to do
     
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  12. JChance

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    So I took the liberty to check out your ebay postings, and dude, please take picture with little to no background stuff (especially near a colorful curtain), and more close-up pictures of your damaged stuff. Also, if you dont wanna sell low, then place the price high (at price you are willing to sell) unless you need them gone FAST. In my opinion, $.99 cent auction are preserved for popular and highly sought after items, otherwise 1 bid will win your piece easily for $.99 cent
     


  13. MyOtherLife

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    I just had a look myself at his Ebay store ads. I've seen meat hung and photographed better than this.
     
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  14. Harbin

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    I love sellers like those..made over 2g in two months on my free time doing this on eBay and sf
     


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    +1

     


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