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Site Topics - Part II

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by j, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I check the user. Recent join date, no posts, non US user. Prolly spam but need proof.
     
  2. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    Yes, I also did the standard stuff we do when there's a suspected spammer. It's almost like I've done this before!

    Thanks for forwarding, pB. Looks like it has been taken care of.
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :(

    I was not doubting your superior abilities, just sharing what I came up with when I had a look see.
     
  4. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    can we make some coding rules so you have to have X (10?) posts before sending PM's? or certain amount of time after joining etc?

    I hope that wouldn't create unintended consequences like making users post 10 junk ones or get discouraged by having to wait, etc
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I imagine that much like requiring that people hit a number of posts before stating a thread, is not so simple within the format of the huddler platform, but Ill let Fok field that.
     
  6. ethanm

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    What about people who sign up only because they come across a B&S listing?
     
  7. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    true, but honestly at the same time aren't those sort of buyers more risky (scammers) anyway? Unless you're doing personal payment, I'd much rather have fewer buyers but good quality ones. I've sold to new posters but always been a little wary and usually ask for personal payment or have to request other forms of verification
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    99.8% of anybody who has ever bought anything from me has been somebody with no avatar and between 0-3 posts. They are just bargain hunters.
     
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  9. ethanm

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    See! You guys are trying to do away with 99.8% of pB's customers.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

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    Then again I think I have sold about 4 or 5 things ever, so it's not a big sample. Also, said demographic contains the biggest pains in the asses. You will take 4,000 pictures of something with 20,000 measurements and an essay describing the damn thing and they will find something to ask you that you neglected. Also, they don't care about %discount off of something being new, it is sheer dollar amount. Oh, yeah, and if it isn't in like new condition shame on you for trying to scam them with a $3,000 suit for $200!!!
     
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    Bloody foreigners..
     
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  12. The Thin Man

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    I'm not sure what the right thread is for this question:

    If you sell an item through the Marketplace, and the buyer says it won't fit because he says a measurement was wrong, how do you handle it? Refund immediately? Offer to refund once they've sent it back? Offer to pay for the return shipment?

    It's a shirt that was sold for $25 that cost $6.60 to ship in the first place.
     
  13. in stitches

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    I do not know the official rules, but last I checked @Brianpore was the B&S mod. I think he could set things straight.
     
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    I think the critical statement in this post is "you handle it." It has long been the policy at SF that management doesn't involve itself in disputes between buyers and sellers.
     
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  15. The Thin Man

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    OK, does anyone know if there is a thread where people give advice on this type of question? I don't have much selling experience, and no experience with a complaint.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I do not have much B&M experience, but I would recommend doing a search for a thread about that and sending a PM to Brianpore. Good luck.
     
  17. MrG

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    This thread, which covers a B&S issue at length, might be informative:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/64932/fs-attolini-pink-cashmere-unlined-tie

    Kidding aside, I don't believe there's an ongoing B&S advice thread, but I know there have been threads started over B&S issues. Those might be instructive if you can track one down.
     
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  18. Master-Classter

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    personal opinion, if it's something tailoring can fix then offer a partial refund to compensate for that, if it's your fault with the measuring and doesn't work for the customer then get him to send it back and refund the price fully (so he's paid one side shipping and you've paid the other) and he'll be out a little time and just one shipping charge and it's sort of lose lose and learning experience. No easy solution and also really just depends on how agreeable he is to work with to resolve the issue.
     
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  19. noob in 89

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

    I would try here -- even though eBay's in the title, the issues are the same. Brianpore posts there as well.
     
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    Ask him to return (for now he pays) and say you'll refund everything, including return shipping, if it is, in fact, your mistake. When you get the item back, verify if you screwed up. If you did, give him all his money back, because you screwed up. If he's lying, refund the $25, and he's out the shipping, and you got your shirt back.
     
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