"What I'm Selling on eBay" - member auctions

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  1. div25sec9

    div25sec9 Senior member

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    They said because I did not have a tracking number, that I couldn't prove that he will ever receive it, so that's why they closed it in his favor. The buyer chose to not purchase the shipping with a tracking number. I just don't understand this.


    I opened up an appeal, but don't have any hope.

    Shipping to US with tracking costs a fortune..should I now charge this shipping by default? This will cost me in sales...or should I just count this as a rare occurrence and hope for better in the future?
     
  2. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Lots of buyers search for items with low postage. If the seller explicitly says that they are shipping the item via untrackable means (first class standard in the UK for example) then that seller is wide open to people scamming the system.

    Always ship your items using trackable means.
     
  3. div25sec9

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    I loose money because buyers look for cheaper shipping or I loose money because the odd person scams me. I guess I'll just have to decide which one will cost me more.
     
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    1000's of ties, use the links below

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    If you're willing to self-insure. I'm generally with Malford - even on fairly cheap items. I returned a couple defective watch straps to GER, about $40 worth, via 1st class and the seller (non-eBay) said he didn't receive them. Although it was a modest amount it still eats a hole in my ass. I don't believe for a minute that he didn't get them back. If an international buyer won't pay for shipping/insurance then I rather not sell. Usually the freight is negotiable and I'll split it depending on the value.
     
  6. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    RARE! $6700 A. CARACENI MILAN BESPOKE SUIT GREY 3BTN 42

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-6700-A...639950?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item4cfb3db5ce





    HENRY STEWART BESPOKE CASHMERE SPTCT 42 42L SAVILE ROW

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HENRY-STEWA...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4cfb3db5c4




    $2400 CANTARELLI BERGDORF GOODMAN LORO PIANA TOPCOAT 40 42

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2400-CANTAR...10?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item4cfb3db542




    RECENT $5200 BRIONI HANDMADE CASHMERE BLAZER sz 48 48L

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RECENT-5200...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4cfb3db5df




    $3400+ LUCIANO BARBERA SARTORIALE SPORTCOAT 42 CASHMERE

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3400-LUCIAN...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4cfb3db5a2




    $2900+ LUCIANO BARBERA SPORTCOAT 46 46L ATTOLINI

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2900-LUCIAN...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4cfb3db57c





    $2350 GIANLUCA ISAIA NAPOLI HANDMADE SPORTCOAT 42 44

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2350-GIANLU...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4cfb3db2e3





    $2750 GIANLUCA ISAIA PAUL STUART HANDMADE SPORTCOAT 42

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2750-GIANLU...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4cfb3db553




    CURRENT $2150 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA TWEED SPORTCOAT 46

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CURRENT-215...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4cfb3db5b9





    $1290 RALPH LAUREN POLO CASHMERE SPTCT 44 CORNELIANI

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1290-RALPH-...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4cfa9e146e




    $7950 BIJAN HANDMADE SUIT D'AVENZA sz 42L

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/7950-BIJAN-...139551?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item4cfa236a9f
     
  7. PLaydice

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  8. MalfordOfLondon

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    It's a tough decision to make but unfortunately that's the reality.
     
  9. mack11211

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    Really? The idea that scammers shop with an eye to untrackable post is new to me.

    In the US, any level of domestic postal service can get delivery confirmation for a 17c surcharge that is waived when you buy postage online. So even an item that costs a couple of dollars to post, like a neck tie, can be tracked. International stuff varies. My biggest loss was an expensive shirt shipped to London via an International Priority flat rate envelope, which unlike an International Priority package, was not tracked in England. But the buyer had no idea which means I would use, so I don't believe I was scammed.
     
  10. MalfordOfLondon

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    It definitely happens. You can search for items and then order them by the cheapest postage. Scammers then look for sellers offering unrecorded post and off they go. It's not *that* common but it definitely happens. I've seen it spoken about on the fora.
     
  11. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Playing Devil's advocate here I ordered a pair of shoes from England and the seller charged £30 for shipping. He gave me a tracking number for Royal Mail but that was only good for like 2 days before the parcel left the country. After that it was completely dark. USPS said they couldn't track it, I had no luck getting any clarification from Customs and the seller said Royal Mail only gave updates while the package was on British soil. It took 3 weeks to get to my house.

    Now, while I did not lodge a complaint as I am a decent and understanding person, I did demand that he refund some of my shipping costs. I have ordered many things from overseas, paid far less than £30 and got tracking the whole way. He was understanding and apologetic and refunded me £15, which I thought was more than fair. While scamming is inexcusable I do empathize with buyers that feel left in the dark.
     
  12. NORE

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    You may actually be able to trace the item using the numbers on the customs form. Check it out.
     
  13. SpooPoker

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

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    Yes, but that does not provide proof of delivery in the event of a paypal dispute, which is required to win.

    For reference:

    1st class international - no proof of delivery = 0% chance of winning a claim
    Priority mail international - proof of delivery *if they scan it (usually they do)* - good to win a claim for US $249.99 or under
    Express mail international - signature required - required to win a claim of US $250 and above, and you should ALWAYS insure as well for added protection.
     
  14. NORE

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    Yes but at this point what has he to lose? I have sent items without asking for tracking and have been able to track them. He may wish to contact his local post office or the postal inspector's office and try to get them to help. Being they are losing so much money I'd be willing to bet they can get him some info that may help with ebay/paypal.

    I would also set up a search for the buyer's for sale items and get alerts whenever they list something and check if they are trying to resell it. You never know.
     
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  15. mack11211

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    And now, back to attractive clothes offered for sale!

    Dear Folks:

    As the weather cools, the mack11211 list grows and grows with great tweeds and flannels in wool and even cashmere.

    This week, there is also an amplified shoe selection, ranging from elegant English opera pumps to rugged RM Williams Australian boots.

    There are currently 50 auctions, and over 160 more items with Buy It Now prices for immediate purchase.

    Notable among the BIN items are a trio of NWT Scottish tweed ties, which were recently featured on Young American (Jesse Thorn)'s popular menswear blog Put This On:

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    Less than $40 shipped. I had six of each, now I have only three or four -- they've been selling briskly.


    NEW $120 EDGAR OF SCOTLAND glen darroch wool TWEED TIE 3.5"
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360403747602&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    NEW $120 EDGAR OF SCOTLAND HOUNDSTOOTH TWEED TIE 3.75"
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380379630613&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    NEW $120 EDGAR OF SCOTLAND glen morar wool TWEED TIE 3.75"
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360403751189&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

    Now, among this week's auctions:


    NEW $300 ZEGNA Italy pure CASHMERE TWEED TIE 3.5" autumn colors herringbone weav
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380380300180&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    $275 John SMEDLEY england LIGHT BLUE wool TURTLENECK SWEATER XL us 54eu harrods
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380379635778&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    MALO Italy CASHMERE burnt ORANGE TURTLENECK SWEATER XL
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360403756514&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    $275 John SMEDLEY england DARK GRAY wool TURTLENECK SWEATER XL us 54eu harrods
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360403756516&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    LEUNG NYC bespoke FLANNEL LINED TWEED PANTS 36 us 52 eu custom
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380379636743&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    POLO Ralph Lauren BURLY WINTER TWEED COAT 38 R
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360405132788&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    $800 HICKEY FREEMAN sport italy BROWN SUEDE COAT 44L or xl
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360403757411&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    Raffaele CARUSO SARTORIA PARMA plaid COAT 42 R us 52 eu gray wool italy
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380380879653&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT



    J PRESS trad DONEGAL TWEED 3pc SUIT 42 R us 52 eu rare details
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380378909447&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    $2500 PAUL STUART essential GRAY NAILHEAD SUIT 48 XL rare size samuelsohn italy
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380379639500&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT



    $450 BROOKS BROTHERS england OPERA PUMPS 8 us 41 eu dress formal grosgrain bows
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360404541432&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    Salvatore FERRAGAMO Italy SUEDE HORSEBIT LOAFERS 10 D classic brown
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360404541393&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    $475 POLO Ralph Lauren PENNY LOAFERS 11.5 D us crockett & jones england
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360404541399&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    NEW $400 RM WILLIAMS CRAFTSMAN yearling BOOTS 11.5 M us 10.5 G australia
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380380300169&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


    Now, the complete list of auctions (not including the 160 fixed price items):



    TIES

    NEW $300 ZEGNA Italy pure CASHMERE TWEED TIE 3.5" autumn colors herringbone weav

    HILDITCH & KEY england CASHMERE SILK TIE 3.5" saks fifth avenue

    $250 CANALI italy STRIPED CASHMERE TIE 3.75" exclusive collection gray


    SHIRTS
    dress

    NWT $79.50 BROOKS BROTHERS trad BLUE OXFORD SHIRT 15.5 33 or 39 eu


    SWEATERS

    $275 John SMEDLEY england LIGHT BLUE wool TURTLENECK SWEATER XL us 54eu harrods

    MALO Italy CASHMERE burnt ORANGE TURTLENECK SWEATER XL

    $275 John SMEDLEY england DARK GRAY wool TURTLENECK SWEATER XL us 54eu harrods


    PANTS & JEANS

    $250 ACNE JEANS sweden BLUE TWILL PANTS 32 33 or 48eu cotton khakis chinos

    NWT $235 RALEIGH denim JEANS 33 raw rinsed barneys new york chatham model

    LL BEAN heaviest weight LUMBERJACK PANTS 36 maine guide wool 52 eu

    LEUNG NYC bespoke FLANNEL LINED TWEED PANTS 36 us 52 eu custom

    $1000 HENRY POOLE Savile Row GRAY HERRINGBONE PANTS 40 made for JFK cabinet sec



    SPORT COATS & BLAZERS

    BROOKS BROTHERS loro piana italy BLUE BLAZER 38S wool classic prep ivy league

    NWT $891 GENE par YUKIO MISHIBA tweed COAT 48 eu 38 us atrium nyc italy

    POLO Ralph Lauren BURLY WINTER TWEED COAT 38 R

    NEW $2500 BESPOKE england CASHMERE COAT 40 R us 50 eu savile row brown green

    NWT $1595 ARMANI collezioni wool CASHMERE SILK COAT 40R

    NWT 80s trad OAKBROOK CLOTHES TWEED COAT 40 L herringbone wool usa prep

    Raffaele CARUSO SARTORIA PARMA plaid COAT 42 R us 52 eu gray wool italy

    $3500 EDGAR POMEROY bespoke COAT 44L windowpane plaid cashmere wool custom

    $800 HICKEY FREEMAN sport italy BROWN SUEDE COAT 44L or xl



    SUITS

    HUNTSMAN savile row London GRAY SUIT 38 S us 48 c eu England Cantarelli Italy

    HART SCHAFFNER MARX ivy league GRAY SACK SUIT 38 S us 48c eu Mad Men

    Swaggering WILSON & GLENNY t*m f*rd style TWEED SUIT 40 custom bespoke scotland

    J PRESS trad DONEGAL TWEED 3pc SUIT 42 R us 52 eu rare details

    PAUL STUART stuart's choice ISAIA SUIT 42 L 52 L eu loro piana

    $3500 FABRIZIO nyc BESPOKE SUIT 42 L athletic cut 52 L eu blue worsted wool

    $5000 EDGAR POMEROY bespoke 3pc SUIT 44L windowpane plaid atlanta custom

    1968 custom bespoke DUPIONI SILK SUIT 44L golden brothers athletic cut

    HENRY POOLE Savile Row BLUE WORSTED SUIT 44L england 3pc bespoke custom

    $2500 PAUL STUART essential GRAY NAILHEAD SUIT 48 XL rare size samuelsohn italy



    OUTERWEAR

    $500 BARBOUR England VELVET COLLAR TWEED COAT 42 or L us slim Edward model

    BERETTA 2pc SAFARI COAT & VEST 50 eu L us cotton twill

    POLO COUNTRY ralph lauren STRIPED COAT XL authentic dry goods

    POLO Ralph Lauren VIVID PLAID COAT XXL baracuta harrington style 2xl

    ICEBERG history DAFFY DUCK JEAN JACKET xxl italy gilmar denim 2xl warner bros.



    SHOES & BOOTS

    $400 RM WILLIAMS CRAFTSMAN yearling BOOTS 8 M us 7 G australia 41 eu

    $450 BROOKS BROTHERS england OPERA PUMPS 8 us 41 eu dress formal grosgrain bows

    TO BOOT NEW YORK black LOAFERS 8.5 us adam derrick italy

    Salvatore FERRAGAMO Italy BROWN LOAFERS 8.5 EE

    TODS tod's italy CHELSEA BOOTS 9.5 us 8.5 uk elastic side black

    $500 TODS tod's Italy CLASSIC BLACK LOAFERS 10 us 9 uk

    Salvatore FERRAGAMO Italy BLACK HORSEBIT LOAFERS 10 D classic

    COLE HAAN tobacco brown SUEDE DERBY SHOES 10 D us elegant

    EDWARD GREEN england TASSEL LOAFERS 10D us 9E uk new & lingwood poulsen skone

    RALPH LAUREN PURPLE LABEL SHOES 10 D us 9.5 E uk edward green england oxford

    Salvatore FERRAGAMO Italy SUEDE HORSEBIT LOAFERS 10 D classic brown

    $475 POLO Ralph Lauren PENNY LOAFERS 11.5 D us crockett & jones england

    NEW $400 RM WILLIAMS CRAFTSMAN yearling BOOTS 11.5 M us 10.5 G australia



    WOMENSWEAR

    RAG & BONE new york GRAY stretch JEANS 26 27 wide leg handmade



    All auctions end Sunday night except for those threet weed ties at the top, which may be purchased at any time.

    Find all the auctions here:
     
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