I love overalls too. I've only gotten a few, and still have some Harley Davidson ones in my store. Can't believe that Gap is more popular than HD stuff! I did sell some Moda International overalls for $30 f/s ($5.35). Got it for $2 so I was happy with the sale.I bought a green puffer jacket that said "Teton Prime Goose Down" Made in Woolrich.I wasn't sure if it was real Woolrich brand, but I was able to use it as a KW since it was made there. Bought for $10 and sold for $150. I think the detachable hood and XL size helped a lot!
I also sold a vintage goose down jacket not long ago, paid $16, sold for $125. I think that any goose down jacket you can reasonably attach the keyword "puffer" to has a good chance of selling.
FYI - Canoe Muffin is the name of a particular pattern made by Ekco. It's similar in appearance to the set that you sold.
Sounds like you know your flatware Crystal, it is a great niche market, I sold a really beautiful set not long ago by Oneida for $100 (62 pieces, I could have held out for $125 I think, but I took a reasonable offer.) My dealer friend specializes in flatware she sells several sets a month, many in the 100's of dollars, the key is getting the pieces for a reasonable price (I got my set in the case in a thrift store for around $25.) and knowing which patterns are desirable. For someone looking to expand their "repertoire" so to speak, flatware is a large and fruitful subject IMO.
Mostly, I know how to look up patterns using the Replacements.com website. ;)
That's still a great skill to have! It's not super intuitive...
Silverplate flatware does well in mixed lots for caterers and crafters. If I can find it for a quarter or less a piece, I buy it and toss it into a bin, then list it when I have a big lot of pieces. (Researching the patterns first, of course, to make sure I haven't found something rare/desirable.)Speaking of which, certain stainless patterns by WMF Cromargan do extremely well (check out these completed listings http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40&_sacat=0&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_nkw=wmf+cromargan&_sop=16)Also, speaking of Replacements.com; I've sold a couple of boxes of china to them through their website. You send a request letting them know what you have, and they send you the price list with what they're currently paying for each different piece in the pattern. You have to pay to ship the items to them, but even with that additional cost I've found it to be worth it a few times.
yes, Cromargan is a brand to look out for. i once sold a pair of tiny glass salt and pepper shakers by them for $37. not bad!
I found Cromargan misc. pieces of a set in a storage unit I bought at auction. Was a great addn. To my buyers set for close to $100.
Great video, Ryanne! You always do an awesome job of explaining everything. I have a packing question for you that maybe you can answer hear or on a future video: What's the best way to pack a woman's long wool winter coat for shipping? An item like that is so big and bulky--especially if it's a larger size--that I can't imagine packing it without it getting wrinkled. Or am I wrong? Would rolling it be the best way to go? Thanks, Ryanne.
Personally, if I were going to buy a used coat off ebay (an expensive one), I'd most likely get it dry cleaned when I got it. I like to think my buyers are doing the same.My method is to put it into a trash bag and then put it in a priority box.
i pack most of my big bulky coats in 19x24 polymailers like these--http://is.gd/Hnmnqior put them in a big box from walmart. any cloth item is going to get wrinkled in the mail, as chris said, most people get things cleaned when they receive them. or they steam/iron them.
I have great luck shipping coats in a 12x12x8 usps box.Is it bad i turn the free flat rate boxes from USPS inside out and use them?
yes, the 12x12x8 is a great box for coats as well if you're shipping Priority.how can you turn them inside out? they're printed for Priority Mail on both sides.
When I am putting a large box together, I use a few of the boxes combine them tape them together measure and ship. So far, knock on wood, I haven't had any PO issues.
Thanks for all the good leads; i love the thrill of the hunt!My great-grandfather had a pair of the same glasses you showed, except they were all gold. I would expect that they were GF, as you said. I passed them on to another sister who would be a better steward; i don't have a lot of emotional attachment to stuff, thankfully.
For anyone watching if you find those Ferragamo shoes for a good price pick them up! My wife and I have had a lot of success selling those. We have sold about a dozen pair. Although ours were women's shoes. Have yet to come across any men's shoes in that brand.
Yes, most Ferragamos do very well...though certain styles do better than others.
My one and only, so far, pair of Ferragamo's sold for $450. Mens brown Crocodile print loafers bought for $4, haven't come across anymore yet.
Great prices on those polaroids. I was wondering how do ya'll test them? I have sold quite a few myself, but I usually just battery test mine. I am afraid to say it works great, because the film is so expensive to buy to film test it.
In the video, Ryanne shows how she tests the camera. We just use an old film pack that has battery power. You don't need to actual take a photos to know the motor and flash work.
Thanks for the video Ryanne! I actually found 2 pairs of 90s Gap Overalls this week. One for $2.50, and another for $3..both Size Medium! The one is identical to the pair you just sold. I'll be putting those up ASAP! Quick question...I was listening to eBay radio and a listener was sharing her process on when she goes to auctions. She stated that she gives her tax exempt number for being a business. Do you guys do this when you go to auctions? I've heard of people doing this at thrift stores too, but I've been too nervous to just reveal that I'm an eBay seller and am buying to resell. I know a lot of the thrift stores aren't too fond of us Lol I hope someone has some insight.
Yeah, you can apply for a tax ID and not pay sales tax on point of purchase. We don't bother. Paying sales tax at Goodwill isn't a big deal for us. I assume there'd be some paperwork to keep up with, but not sure.
As far as I know, at least in my state, Goodwils have never taken tax IDs, there is no law that a store has to, I used to have a tax ID, let it lapse, but I am thinking of getting one again since sales tax here is jjust under 10%--significant when buying at auction.
Thanks for the input guys! Omfug X, the tax here is expensive too..about 9.25% :(
I have bought at high and low end auctions and have never been charged sales tax.
Nice video, it gives me more things to look for when we're out and about. Your opening up my mind.Often in the Facebook groups, a seller will complain bitterly about a lowball bidder and 2 dozen people will reply about lowball bidders ruining their day. My suggestion for a mug, "It's not Personal, It's Business. Decline and say, "Thank you for your interest!" Or simply, "It's Not Personal, It's Business!"
I also throw in the Auto Decline option, usually around half price (or higher for some stuff). I feel like it'll get the buyer to give extra money in the spur of the moment if they really want it.
That clock is great!
100 + for silverware??? Whaaaaaat..........
You can also sell unmatched flatware by the Lot. I just save odd pieces in a box until I have a hundred or so pieces. Look up flatware lots. Good money. Probably restaurants buy them?
Brings me back to my college days. We had a huge mix of leftovers from both sets of grandparents and parents. We're giving them to my wife's younger sister now. Glad to see that others do it too.
I think the flatware lots are mostly for crafters. See some of the stuff in this Etsy shop, for instance.
My employer gives us 1 paid day a year to volunteer our time to a non-profit. While researching the non-profits I found a online non-profit call Miro-Mentor micromentor.org. It's a free community of entrepreneurs and volunteer mentors for small businesses and startups. They team you up with a mentor that has a successful business in your field. I thought I would share the site. Free advise from someone who knows what their talking about is hard to come by.
I forgot to tell you guys about an estate sale I went to. They had some vintage 90's hiking boots that were still in decent shape. I bought them for $2, and the lady was asking me where I re-sell all this stuff. I told her eBay. She said "People really buy old shoes on eBay" I just smiled and said "Yep!"Made me think of your saying "we make a living selling old shoes on eBay."
The talk of flatware lots reminded me of something. Do you all know about "junk drawer lots"? I sold a small one once for about $100.00. I need to look around and see what else I could gather up. If you're not familiar, do an ebay search. They can be made up of any number of things. A lot of them have some combination of watches, jewelry, knives, tokens, buttons etc. I even had some tiny advertising collectibles in mine.It might be a good thing for those of us who buy box lots and/or have piles of (mostly little) things that are not valuable enough to sell on their own.
The overalls made me chuckle. I had a pair of GAP overalls in the 90s. They were so comfortable. They got me through the first half of three pregnancies, before I had to move to maternity clothes.I have a question. This will be my first year getting a 1099 from PayPal. Do they email you when it's ready? Is it already there, and I just don't know where to find it? I'm just not sure how to go about accessing it.
not sure when they post the 1099s, i think they also mail them to you--http://is.gd/on8Cc2
Has paypal always sent 1099s? Is there a certain amount of money before its auto generated? Up until now I have only sold personal items.
http://is.gd/l5jBlG"Starting in 2011, PayPal is required by the IRS to report the sales of goods and services for customers who, in a single year receive: More than $20,000, AND 200 or more payments."
Just call Paypal and they can walk you through finding your 1099. If you're selling regularly, you'll hit $20k total sales pretty quick. They count all your shipping income as well. It's your "gross income".
as jay said, they count all your shipping income too, but since you'll be expensing that, it will even out.
Good to know all of this, Thanks!!
Got a question just now from a potential buyer about paying with a personal check/money order. It's not a high dollar item and their feedback is very good. I remember doing this 10 years ago, but I haven't had a request like this in a while. Do you guys accept checks/money orders? How do you verify with eBay that the payment was received?
i have accepted money orders from people who didn't like paypal. not a personal check though. just say you can take a post office money order (they'll cash it there). you can just mark 'item paid' on ebay manually after and say Money Order.
If I recall correctly, I need to wait for it to clear before shipping, correct? So strange. How does one accumulate 800 feedback paying for items with money orders? Seems like a lot of work for a $20 record. I'm patient, though. Thanks!
a money order is like cash, no clearing time needed. you can cash it at the bank or post office.
At the thrift store today something I learned from more experienced thrifters paid off. While going down a rack stuffed with coats I came to a slight gap near a cross brace, when I looked closer I saw hidden between the coats on this side and the clothes on the other a small stash hanging on that cross brace. Someone had hidden a vintage Woolrich wool shirt, an expensive snowboard jacket, a photographers utility vest and a Marmot down puffer jacket, all in greatt condition. I had read about people who found things at a thrift store but didn't have enough money so stashed them, or put them among unrelated items. I've come across these before like a Starbucks mug in the office supplies but this these were really squirreled awaySo when searching the thrift store, leave no stone unturned, especially if it's the day before a 50% off sale.
so did you buy their stash??
Hell yeah! $21 and it's listed.
Hiding items for later is amateur hour. Every scavenger knows you always have to buy what you see when you see it. You always got to go all in.
What I hate is when they hide ONE shoe. Ever see that? LOL
I've never hidden anything before, but I do admit once on the day before a certain color tag $1 sale I arranged all the pieces that I wanted together on the rack (the appropriate rack, btw) These were all expensively priced vintage garments, anyway, on the day of the sale it became a footrace--->I won, LOL.
Hi Ryanne would you mind sharing the model or style of Netgear you look for? I'm seeing them sell on Ebay any where from .99 on upthank you
i don't have a particular one i look for, as long as it looks newish and with the power cord. this is the one i recently sold, it was new in box, netgear WGR
OK thank you! :) BTW we really appreciate you and Jay sharing your Ebay knowledge with us.
I just got a grumpy message from an unhappy buyer and believe I might be headed for my first negative feedback. I'm so upset. I accepted a super-lowball offer on the item just to appease the sales gods and now I'm pretty sure it's going to come back to bite me. I responded nicely and offered happily to accept a return. We'll see what happens.
Those are the ones that do it to you--the ones who negotiate you down as far as possible. Then they send you a hateful complaint, hoping you will panic and offer to refund what little bit they did pay. You did right. Don't say anything else now and I bet you she will eventually threaten you with a negative FB. That is when you win and she loses. Just report her to Ebay then. It worked for me just a couple of weeks ago. Be sure. To put her on your Blocked Bidders list, too.
Thanks, Linda. I'll post again when whatever's going to happen happens. And great idea about the blocked bidders list; I wouldn't have thought of that.
Linda is correct. Just be professional and give them enough rope.We also are dealing with a grumpy buyer who bought a $6 item after he haggled us down. It was an old item that I wanted gone. When he got the item, he began complaining. I simply said "Sorry you aren't satisfied. Return for full refund." That's it. Nothing more needs to be said. He then said if we didn't immediately refund his money, he would leave us bad feedback. That's feedback extortion. Ryanne called eBay and now any bad feedback he leaves will be removed. He could still return the item, but it seems doubtful he'll do it.
I always offer a full refund, bend over backwards apologizing, and offer some store credit. People seem to really appreciate the store credit gesture, and we've only had 2 people ever actually use it. I don't offer much, just $10 - $15 depending on their purchase.At the end of the message, I always something like, "I sell on eBay full time to support my family, so please let me know if there is anything else I can do to make this a positive buying experience for you :)"We have well over 3000 feedback with zero negatives or neutrals.
Sorry, but I would never offer a store credit to someone I never want to do business with. If they are simply trying to extort me they are not safe to do business with. However if they have a real issue that is completely different and I do what you recommend. You can usually tell the difference.
I understand where you're coming from, but nobody ever takes the store credit. It's just a nice gesture that people appreciate. We like having perfect feedback, and this has proven to be a really good way of keeping it that way.
You're either incredibly skilled at customer service or extremely lucky. Every year we always get a couple negative/neutral from buyers who don't contact us or want anything. They just leave the feedback. For any new sellers reading this, neutral/negative feedback isn't the end of the world. It's an opportunity to make sure you're process is as it should be. And the best thing to do is keep selling so you dilute any bad feedback with good feedback.
It's a little luck and a lot of customer service. We've had a few people leave negative or neutral feedback, but I've had all but two removed by eBay. The other two I had the buyers remove by asking nicely.I have another eBay account that I used for years when I sold gold and silver coins. Never received negative feedback on that account either. I just have a process that I use to deal with people, and it has always seemed to work for me.It's not very hard, I just have to type up a few messages from time to time, and eat a few dollars here and there.
We had an angry buyer recently message us that they would have left us negative feedback, but that they noticed we had perfect feedback, and that they didn't want to be the first to leave us bad feedback.That might be one reason why we've been able to keep our feedback 100% positive.
You have a lot of very kind and sensitive buyers. As I said, the several bad feedback we have gotten are from buyers who do not communicate. They don't respond to messages and are usually fairly new to eBay. They have an opinion and eBay lets them have the opinion. It's awesome to have perfect feedback, but unchangeable bad feedback does happen and stuff continues to sell.
I doubt buyers care if a seller has a few bad reviews out of thousands. I've purchased several items on eBay from sellers who had quite a bit of negative feedback.I would be pretty surprised if we never receive a negative or neutral that we can not get removed at some point. I'm not even sure why I care as much as I do about keeping it perfect.But I do, and until I get my 1st unremovable negative I'll do what I can to keep it perfect.
I like your advice for soothing customers. Ultimately the customer will get what they want, so you might as well confront them with kindness. It's how I want to be treated as a customer. "send it back for a full refund" is our automatic mantra.
I tried to be soothing. Haven't heard back yet. I'm totally upset about it because her tone was just incredibly snide and hostile.
Don't take it personally. I actually feel bad for some of the angry eBay people who message me. It probably sucks to be such a hateful/complaining person.You only have to deal with a few messages they send you. They have to live their whole life being a turd. It makes your job a lot easier if you look at it that way.
good attitudes about bad buyers. it must suck to be them! the only way to deal with them is to be professional, courteous and calm. as jay mentioned we're having a buyer want a refund but won't return the item, and is saying we have a deadline from him or he'll leave a negative. that's feedback extortion, which ebay has a policy against---http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/feedback-extortion.html
Damn Bryan, I got a negative from some asshole because he found a thrift store receipt in his box (it is unclear whether it even belonged to his item) he was incredibly hostile, he had lowballed me as well, LOL. I wish that I had offered him a store credit, I don't mind throwing a little money at a problem (I know some people don't like to do it, but it doesn't bother me.) Anyway, I am a total hot-head myself so I struggle to keep a lid on it when I get pissed off, hehe..
That's the great part of offering store credit, nobody takes it. You get to genuinely offer something of value, but only have to give it 1 out of a dozen times.It's never worth getting pissed off at these people.
Gah! I just got passive aggressive lame positive feedback on another item. Ugh!
Hey Kate, I forget if you're new to selling on eBay, but there's nothing more boring than complaining about customer feedback. That's really for the loser community boards where people love to complain. Biyers are grumpy, weird, have problems, are crazy, don't understand how eBay works, don't speak English well, hate themselves, hate you, have problems with their boss, children, spouse etc. Feedback reflects all these issues people have. Rarely is feedback really about you. And if we're honest 99% of buyers are totally cool and easy to deal with. If this buyer left you positive feedback, does not matter the "tone". Spend the money they gave you and be joyous. The best advice someone gave me once was: "Keep your side of the street clean. That's all you have control over." Treat people the way you want to be treated. Don't let anyone rent space in your head.
Apologies for stinking up the comments section with my negativity, Jay.
No sweat. Just a good habit for us all to focus on problem solving and thinking of fun ways to use all the time that eBay money buys you.
Jay, Your comments and ability to keep this blog non-hostile, positive, and calm are why I absolutely love following you and Ryanne. You have a knack for keeping everything rolling along and making me feel confident that if I follow your advice, then my business will run smoothly, and I will be able to handle any obstacle that comes my way on ebay. I know I posted something that was a bit negative when I was new to the blog, but now I do not ever have those feelings; I just stay calm and carry on. Thanks for being that positive influence on all of us.
Hi. Does anyone know where I can go to look at an offer I sent a buyer in response to a question. I had a buyer message me about an item and I used that new feature to respond with an offer but I cant find anywhere that I can go afterwards to look at the offer I sent them?
You have to click on something that says "Send me a copy of this message" at the bottom of the page to get a copy. I hate that! It is hard to see and I forget. However Ebay can see it. You could call and ask them what it says I guess.
Thank you Linda. There is actually a selection on the drop down next to the item in "my ebay" that allows you to see all offers including the one I sent the buyer. I had to search for a while but found it there.
Hi guys just listened to your podcast(s) several actually (you are my marathon today! lol) for inspiration! I'm retired and doing ebay now, I too have a question re the fees with the "good till canx" type listing, I don't do the auction either yet (if ever!) If you do good till canx you don't pay each time you relist, I guess because you are not relisting! but just when you list it the first time you get charged????? I just need to make sure! haha Oh and I have listened to your Mom's podcast about 5 times, (took notes!!!) love her following her on Ebay as well, learning as I go! My fabric stash is L A R G E!!!!! lol Loved it! Sorry but Ive tried to read all the fee stuff with Ebay and some of it is redundant and so confusing! How should I list? I do not have a store yet, just 190 items listed and these fees are getting kinda expensive for a retired person :) thank you so very much! Also, Miss J I am with you re AMAZON FBA! lolol I've tried, am a Merchant Seller, and wow they removed tons of my little amount of items due to new rules old rules maybe upcoming rules, :) thanks again, Kat
Hey Kat. You have a lot going on in this comment.--When you list "god till cancelled", you get charged per item per month. The fees are automatically charged every 30 days.--If you plan to keep listing, a store subscription will be cheaper since you get a number of free listings per month, plus cheaper listing fees. Just look at this chart here and do the numbers that make sense. A big pet peeve of mine is when people become overwhelmed and say how complicated it all is. Take it step by step. Ask questions. Solve problems. If you've made it to retirement, I assume you've learned how to follow a process, but now you can build your own business.
Hi Jay, thanks I've been reading and think the Basic store, Yearly Sub, will work for me now. I've been listing so much the last three days, and will continue, yes now that I am retired, YEA I MADE IT!, lol never thought I would, I sup my income with Ebay and very small Amazon Merchant seller. I have not tried Etsy nor Bonanza yet, but have a store name already.I will tell you it is fun! And I so appreciate the two of you! Miss R (sorry about the Miss J, my mistake!) I love how you talk about the items, yes, I completely understand the history of things, I love that as well, quality back then huh. Thanks again guys and especially for the fast answer! I will be signing up over the weekend and list list list listing! :) Keep the great content coming! So appreciated! Kat
thought id share something I found in a search.https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=u1sx1SZVuwgnow it makes sense why it is not so easy to find valuables in the San Francisco area stores. Goodwill wised up. Stinks man....good for them.
We all knew this was happening, so cool to see the behind the scenes. I think a lot of sellers have gotten too dependent on thrift stores. Cut the cord. If you live in a place that had overpriced thrift stores with bad inventory, start hitting auctions, flea markets, estate sales. Get closer to the source.
Our Goodwill's have been putting more things on their own auction site. http://www.shopgoodwill.com/gallery.asp
Wow - very interesting - thanks for sharing! I still have no problem finding treasure in the Bay Area GWs (they can't know everything and value still slips through the cracks), but their prices are higher than other local thrifts, so I tend to go there infrequently.
Wow the SF GW is a piker, the Seattle GW did about 7 million last year (this is what one of the guys in their online services told me--I buy from them occasionally and live close enough to go pick up the item. Despite their careful "picking" I still find valuable items in the stores, a painting I sold for $300 not that long ago, a pair of Air Jordan sneakers for $150, and many more--they don't know everything, the best thing we can do, is to train our eye to look for quality and uniqueness.
too funny - hadn't yet read your post but managed to say about the same exact thing (above)!
Awesome video filled with great ideas! Thanks as always. I had a situation come up recently I thought I would ask about to see if anybody has any advice. I sold a lighter for 60 dollars and the buyer wanted to return it saying that he filled it with fuel and it wasn't working. I went ahead and accepted the return since it was still within the 14 day return period ( I haven't opted into the hassle free returns ). That was about 6 weeks ago now but the buyer has never returned the lighter. Now Ebay is sending me emails to ask if I have received it and if I am ready to refund the money. Or if I haven't received it do I want to contact the buyer or have them get involved. I would prefer not to offer a refund anymore since this is well beyond a reasonable time to return the item. I assume he either got it working or just decided to not return it for some other reason. I would prefer to just leave it alone at this point. If I just ignore the emails from Ebay is there any harm in that or will they eventually automatically refund the money? According to the Return page he still hasn't sent the item. Has anybody had anything similar happen? Thanks
Came across a deal today. Not as sexy as overalls and trucker caps, but Sears has some headphones on sale for super cheap. I cleaned my store out. Would also be good if you're one of those amazon fba guys.
Are you going to drive around to all the Sears in your area to buy as many as you can? I'd love to hear the story of retail arbitrage. how much you spent and how long it took for them to sell.
I don't know. It took forever just to order them. It amazes me that in 2015, stores like Sears refuse to do a better job with online orders and inventory management. The pickup guy was super cool, though. Best experience ever. He took his time and went through every order and made sure I got them all. I probably looked crazy wheeling out 2 huge boxes of headphones, but who cares? I thought of another plus for selling new items on eBay vs fba. I never mind taking a chance on items like these because worse case scenario is I take them back to the store for a refund. With new items, I'm just competing with price, so I usually sell them pretty quickly.
Huh, so you just ordered these on the Sears.com? Let us know how fast they sell. be interested to see if Amazon and eBay get swamped with these headphones since it was posted on that message board.
Yeah. Do you guys not use slickdeals or fatwallet or another deal site? I probably check slickdeals a dozen times a day. I don't know what I'd do without it. If I'm looking for something specific, I set up a deal alert, and I get a notification on my phone and an email. We live out in the sticks and it's 15 minutes to the grocery store and 30 minutes to walmart, so we buy almost everything online. The reason I got in on this deal so quickly is because Sears/KMart has been doing some strange deals for the past few months. They have a rewards program called Shop Your Way. On several items, they were giving you back as much credit as you were paying for an item, sometimes more. I got in on several of these deals, flipped them on eBay, and ended up with a bunch of points for almost nothing.You're right, the market will get saturated with the headphones in the immediate future, but, as you would suggest, patience is key. The cheaper options will sell off first, leaving mine that are priced a little higher. I do this all the time when I find a good deal on something I want. I ordered a pair of shoes on Amazon a few weeks ago. I bought five more pairs (enough to make my pair free) and listed them on eBay. Just shipped out pair number four today. Only one to go and my pair will be free.
Never heard of those sites. Will check them out. Are these common sites for people to use to buy retail arbitrage?
I get the impression from the forums that there are plenty of people that make a living buying and flipping on there. We are partial to slickdeals, but that's just because that's the one I started using first. There is some corporate influence, but still most deals are posted by people just like us. Just about everything in our house either came off a deal from slickdeals or craigslist.
I purchased a tablet last year from slick deals. It took forever to arrive and turned out to be junk. I'm not saying everything they sell is junk, but I would definitely proceed with caution when it comes to the deals sites.
Slickdeals doesn't sell anything. It's only a site that people post deals on. I'm not sure who where you purchased the tablet from, but slickdeals only pointed you in the right direction to find the deal. The tablet was junk because it was junk, lol. That's like saying Craigslist is to blame for you buying a tablet you didn't like. You still have to do the research and decide what is worth spending money on.
I didn't say everything they sell is junk, but after my own personal experience, I would definitely be more careful.
Sorry. Maybe I'm not being clear. They don't sell anything. It's just a site that lists deals. You had a bad experience with a retailer, not slickdeals.
Hey guys I'm having issues uploading images to eBay that I edited in iPhoto. What size do you guys cut the photos too in iPhoto and is there a way to adjust the file size? Thanks!
Love the Sears Deadbolt, my grandparents had that exact deadbolt on their door back in the day. It was so hard to open! I guess that is why someone would want it; there was no way anyone was breaking in with that lock on the door!
just a heads up Ryanne, buyers are not allowed to negotiate free shiping or change shipping terms in any way on a best offer. if they do you can ignore those terms and the buyer is obligated to pay the original shipping cost. its up to you if you want to let them off the hook.
That's interesting. Did eBay tell you this?
Yes we had this problem not long ago, we missed the request for free shipping on the terms and our shipping cost were higher than normal because the item was heavy. we contacted ebay and the customer service rep told us we could ignore any terms regarding shipping since we had pre-defined the shipping cost as per clearly written ebay rules.
the usa ebay site in my opinion is not so clearly written even though in legal terms it says the same thing but other country sites like ebay.in say it better ... " If the seller has specified shipping costs for the item, shipping is not negotiable."
This is directly from eBay's "Making A Best Offer" page:"For listings in which the seller has specified shipping costs for the item, the Best Offer price includes only the listed item. For listings in which the shipping costs aren't specified, the buyer can choose to include shipping costs in their offer."I didn't know this! Thanks!
Your very welcome Kate.
So good to hear this because I, too, had a BO where the buyer specified free shipping but I missed it in my haste to accept the offer. They asked for an invoice which seemed odd; and after I sent the invoice she emailed to ask for an invoice without the shipping because she said she had requested free shipping. I clearly told her that I had not seen that in the terms, but that I would honor it; and I did ship the item for free. But it made me extra careful about reading the terms on all BOs. Now I feel like I can relax and not worry about being so hyper-vigilant. Great news - thanks!