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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. SpooPoker

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

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    Tom Ford Ties & Squares

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    Picked up a whole batch of perfect, soporific(ish) Tom Ford ties, all going on the site and tumblr (and eBay) likely tomorrow or Monday - First dibs goes to SF, cheaper than the site.

    SF price - $159 (check my auctions, some of my TF ties are going for $200+) for ties and $59 for squares, free shipping anywhere in the world!
     
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    Nice stuff! Waiting for the 38s suits/jackets for the small people and/or the proportionate 3" ties! For the tie listings is the ebay size or the text size more accurate? I noticed on some (such as the Thom Browne ones) the two are different i.e. the ebay size entry is 3" but in the text underneath it says 2.5"?

    Off topic, but those are some nice Versace pieces.
     
  4. SpooPoker

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

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    Great question. The program I use (GarageSale for Mac - best uploading tool ever, btw for anyone else who sells and has a Mac) has limited templates to select from when choosing the forced criteria of item specifics (which I personally hate, they are never really "accurate" as written text). For example a 2.5" tie would be inputted as "Skinny - 3" or less" and then reflected as 3" on the page. TLDR, the text is always accurate! Im also working on a new, better, more professional template for my listings which will be in place soon.

    If you are looking at the solid blue Thom Browne tie that ends tonight, I believe I have two of those, so there will be a second chance offer sent to the next bidder, FYI. Good luck!
     
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  5. RDiaz

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    So many interesting goods you have. I'm usually afraid of buying anything in the US, because everything tends to get stuck on customs, then I have to pay VAT, fees, etc. Have you had any other spanish customers and do you know if this happens to them often?
     
  6. Hampton

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    Lived in Spain, never had that problem. Just let the sender mark the package as ''gift'' and to a low value as $10.
     
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    This is illegal and most sellers are unwilling to do it (for good reason, in my opinion). In Austria, I always pay VAT on delivery for private carriers (UPS, FedEx, etc.). It's still possible to have to pay for USPS shipments, but I haven't yet had that experience. I will at some point, but I've had a lot of things shipped here including a professional sized Kitchen-Aid. It's hit or miss. That being said, some EU countries are much more strict...the UK is, I believe.

    I would say order things that you like or can't find in Spain from the US and hope you don't get hit, be prepared to pay. That way you're not overpaying for things you can find in your own country.
     
  8. Hampton

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    Well I even had Ralph Lauren mark the package as ''gift'' for me and to a low value. So you are wrong almost every seller/company I have asked have done it. And this was when I lived in Spain, paid nothing in custom fees.
     
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  9. SpooPoker

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    Its a good question - and HansderHund is right. I won't declare any packages as gifts or as lower value on any eBay sale I make. It virtually negates any sort of insurance the seller has for protection, and protecting the items is more important to me than gaining another bid or two.
     
  10. dfoverdx

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    In some countries VAT + fees is so hight that it worth to declare a lower value and of course it's the responsibility of the buyer. It also depends the quality of postal service, if the package is sent by DHL or Fedex, the probability of damage/loss is very low.
    Finally i think states just steal the money from people by charging them for the goods that they bought from abroad. Depending on the good type (namely the elasticity of the good) this kind of taxes distorts demand or supply and economically it's no good. I am not saying this, it's written in the books [​IMG]
     
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  11. dfoverdx

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    Also hope to see some high end suits(38-40) and 15.5 kiton shirts on your store...
     
  12. SpooPoker

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    I understand your point - but I am not an international tax expert, I am just responsible for protecting both my and my clients property until it is received properly. It does not happen often, but when a package gets lost, the security of insuring it at its proper value is paramount.



    Funny you say that, Im working on listing this Kiton suit (38R) shortly - complete with its original $8995 price tag :D
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    Yes, this is perfectly understandable; I was just asking if you know (from your customers of course) how often it happens, because I've heard clothing items are almost always retained. I used to buy drumset related stuff to the US, sometimes I would get hit, sometimes not. Never would ask a seller to do something illegal [​IMG]

    If the price + VAT + other fees at least equals retail, it could be worth taking the risk. We'll see. Thank you [​IMG]
     
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    If you are buying something very expensive I would pay the custom fees and everything else. It's really up to the buyer if you wanna take the risk, the seller don't give a shit.
     
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  16. Hampton

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    "I give a shit!"

    You are a angel Spoo [​IMG] Talking more about big companies that just think about $, you of course have customers you take care off and give a great service to.
     
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    as a "retired" seller i will tell you that the deck is completely stacked against the seller if the item does not reach the buyer. Paypal, eBay and the CC companies will take the money from your account in case of any "not received" dispute. any seller who agrees to anything that negates or diminishes the value of their insurance against financial loss is either stupid, or is willing to take the risk of losing their item without full compensation.
     
  19. Hampton

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    Correct.
     
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  20. T007

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    Koped a Tom Ford tie from your ebay sale Spoo. Great selection!!

    Thank you
     

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