I also sold a county of boston jar this week too weird!!!
weird. was it to someone in Florida?
I think it's funny how regional differences change what we find in our thrift stores. I have never once seen a tam o' shanter in my area. Do you have a lot of irish/scottish in your area?Also thanks for the new keyword you taught me today. I have a Pendleton blackwatch plaid skirt listed but didn't know the term blackwatch until you said it in your video. Does it only refer to blue and black?
we almost never see them. however we bought about 30-40 at one estate and they are slowly selling. that's why you see them almost every week on this video.
Do you guys sell Nine West often? I see it every time I'm at the thrift store, but I always pass it up Lol solds are all over the place for shoes and handbags which is why I'm hesitant.
Yeah, we buy Nine West items that seem stylish and well-made. The quality is all over the place. We just trust our gut (and buy when its cheap).
I pass on Nine West.
I think next time I'll try on a fun purse or boots, I know if it didn't sell my mom would be thrilled I'm giving her a new purse haha
I had about $100 in sales on Bonanza over the weekend, really unusual since I usually have 1 small sale a month there. Monday morning I got an email from them stating that they gave my store a temporary upgrade to the Platinum subscription level and my increased sales were a result of the increased visibility stores of that level receive.Did anyone else have this experience?That subscription level is $55 a month if you sign up for a full year, it's $70 a month otherwise. I'm wondering if it's a realistic picture of weekly sales on that subscription level. They offer a 30 day free trial, I may try it out. I'd be happy to pay $55 a month if I can sell a fee hundred dollars a week on Bonanza in addition to eBay.Any thoughts or experience with subscriptions on Bonanza?
I just noticed the free 30 day trial only applies to the lower store levels, not the platinum. Let me know if any of you have tried a Bonanza subscription, thanks
Is there any proof they gave you a temporary upgrade to platinum before the sales? I find it a little fishy.From what I have read, the upgrades are not worth the money.
That was the weird thing, it was after a great weekend of sales they said that was the reason why. The one thing that made me think that they did actually give my listings a boost is the traffic report. It does show a huge increse in views just over the weekend.Kind of weird, so I just wondered if that happened to anyone else here
Ryanne have you ever bought any damaged Henckels knives and sent them to the company to fix or replace? I know you guys sell those. I bought my first two the other day and didn't notice until I got them home that they are both damaged. Henckles has a life time warranty.
Hey guys, happy Thanksgiving! My Memaw has decided that if her antique cast iron cookware is worth anything, she'd like to sell it (since she only uses two pieces on a regular basis). Her mother gave them to her, and they likely belonged to her grandmother before that. Considering my great great grandmother was born in 1887, they are definitely antiques. The only problem is that they don't have a nice fat logo on the bottom like Lodge or Griswold. Trying to research them has been super hard because of that, as people constantly describe newer cast iron as antique or vintage. Just wondering if you have run into any situations like this, or if anyone has any specific advice re: cast iron. Thanks!
https://www.google.com/search?q=cast+iron+no+logo&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safariThere are some sites that describe in detail some of the unmarked pans.
I have sold quite a few Cast Iron pieces.......it sells very well. Cookware and anything cast will sell. In my listings i always declared its passing of the magnet test and often showed the magnet sticking in the last photo. ***DON'T CLEAN IT*** do not clean it no matter what you do.......ever. I don't even wipe the dust from the piece. Let the buyer decide what they want to do with it. Whatever you decide with old cast iron... go high.....this is a very niche item. If they want it they will pay for it.......truth. Also, treat it like it is very fragile when shipping. Pack it extremely well. These pieces become and are family heirlooms that can last for hundreds of years if cared for. This is what makes them have value. Just my take on Cast.....others may disagree. P Sr.
Good information. Thanks
Handling time - Is handling time considered completed after you print your labels and the tracking info is uploaded into Ebay or only after it has been scanned by the carrier? On another group they are saying it has to be scanned by your carrier within handling time to meet Ebay requirements but that was not my understanding of how it worked.
It has to be scanned by the carrier within your handling time.
That leads to my next question. As a top rated seller, if I extend my handling time to 2 days, will I still be eligible for the 20% final value fee discount? I have seen where they like 1 or same day handling time from TRS, but have not seen where it is a requirement.
It's a clear requirement that Top Rated Sellers that wants the 20% discount need to ship Same Day or 1-Day Handling. http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/top-rated.html"You've uploaded valid shipment tracking to My eBay within your promised handling time for at least 90% of transactions with US buyers in the last 3 months. 1 business day handling time: If a buyer pays on Tuesday, you need to upload tracking by 11:59:59 pm Pacific Time on Wednesday. Same business day handling time: If you offer same business day handling, you also have 1 business day to upload valid tracking information. For example, if a buyer pays on Tuesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time, you need to upload tracking by 11:59:59 pm Pacific Time on Wednesday. The tracking number must have at least one carrier scan recorded within your promised handling time. Handling time is measured in business days. Weekends and holidays aren't counted. For example, if you specify 1-day handling time and a buyer pays on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you need to upload tracking by 11:59:59 pm Pacific Time on Monday."
The glass watch/cufflink tray looks like an ashtray to me.
I thought it was a relish tray.
could literally be anything you wanted it to be. i'm just glad it sold for so much.
Since I am old, and remember when every holiday had a tray of cut celery and carrot sticks on the table, I am pretty sure that it was indeed a relish tray.
It looked like an old refrigerator compartment dish to me, as in for butter.
Getting strange resulys from Ebay. Have pkgs. to get mailed this morning. I notice that any way I usually click to go and print out a packling list, purchase my label and print is automatically taking me to the PayPal sign in window instead of going to the usual Ebat print shipping area.Anyone else having this behavior. OK if I go and login at PayPal and up comes the ship through PayPal window, but sceptical about proceeding. Will I get my typical shipping discount for TRS through this newly re-routed method. Is this a glitch or has Ebay decided to route all requests for shipping and label printing over and through PayPal. Would think they would inform us if that is a "change".
I just printed two labels through Ebay without any issues.
Got it figured out. Don't know why but also just got back into Ebay labels and no issues now. I read on the Ebay forums where back in 2013 Ebay would randomly transfer all label printing back through PayPal. They said it was fixed by the next day. So, who knows. Thanks for the reply. mike in atl.
Hello All,Wondering what is the best way to ship to Mexico it not a country listed in Gps?ThanksJean
USPS Priority or Priority Express. 1st class will never arrive, i promise you.
Just wanted to add that items should not be shipped priority mail small flat rate box international to countries not on the gps list bc tracking is also not provided for them and you can't file international mail inquiries if they go missing.I made the mistake of sending an iPhone to Sri lanka 42 days ago this way after I was kicked out of gps and it said I had to mail the package in person. Of course there's no tracking outside of the U.S. but I also can't find any information on the item on the Sri Lanka post website & and the buyer says they never received their package.Had no idea small flat rate priority mail boxes are treated like first class mail outside the U.S. to certain countries.
I think I may have purchased a David Hockney limited edition poster this morning for $3. One is listed on ebay for $540 and one on etsy for $400. I'm doing some research to try and figure out if it is what I think it is. Any advice is appreciated. Business is picking up a lot the last few days. Yay!
deb truervaluesMy husband just yelled "AAAAAAAAugh!!!!!" It was that familiar cry of anguish when you seal a package and THEN discover the packing list is still on the table. Happens to me ALL the time!!!!!
Do like the big companies do. Stick in it an envelope and seal it to the outside of the box and write "Packing List Enclosed"
deb truervaluesyeah.....I should buy some of those, but that just adds to the cost of shipping. I guess I could use them on the outside when I forget (at least twice per week, hehe).
I forgot the packing slip on a large, expensive item that took me almost an hour to pack (built a custom box, lots of padding, etc.). Would have been a total PIA to open back up. I just taped a clear quart size freezer bag to the outside, folded up the packing slip and wrote "Packing Slip" on one side so it showed through. Worked out fine.
Deb. Here is a link to get some of the type that I use. Yes it is best to put it inside, but like everyone we all forget to include at times. These are waterproof and has enough area for the ship to address to show through plainly if you fold the PL up in quarters. Just peel the liner off the large area and stick it on your box, hold open the end, slide in your PL, peel that strip of liner off and you have a waterproof pouch. In 50 quantity it is $.09 each. Not much increase at all and remember you won't have to re-open a box. Pretty cheap in my opinion. And the box of 50 I have has lasted a long while. If you used one a week, that's a years supply for $4.95. The 4.5" x 5.5" are perfect. LINK: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Packing-List-Enclosed-Envelopes-Invoice-Receipt-Slips-Clear-Poly-Pouches-/301398802515?var=&hash=item462cc4c053:m:m6NY3PBsROrz1u2CQMCJYwwmike in atl.
I have yet to use a packing slip. I use my own printed postcard. Plus I usually add a cute little cheery drawing with the words Thank You or whatever. If I forgot to put it in a poly maier I just snip a slat, slide it in and tape it, then tape a label over it. With a box you only have to cut a slit in the tape over the opening and slide it in.
I never use them. Have never once in 13 years of selling had a customer complain
Hey Jeff... It is not about the customer. It is a backup delivery system. Sometimes labels get scraped off or deeply marred by conveyor belts or various equipment in those sorting facilities. Then they open up the box or the PL envelope to get the delivery address and they re-label and then continue delivering. That's all. The customer has all they need online and can print. As far as a PL for finishing up a delivery, it is only a CYA type of thing. In many decades, I too have only had 5 or 6 items not get delivered and only one really crushed bad and returned to me.Linda.. Same applies. I too drop a business card in along with the PL. I also write on the PL that we have upgraded thier shipping to Priority at no additional charge to them and thank them for Supporting American Small Business. The upgrade is because most of my customers select regular Parcel and with my discount I ship priority, it is quicker than Parcel and I get to pocket a little bit because of my discount.
i started using packing slips after we interviewed matt who works at USPS and is an ebay seller. he said exactly that, if your label gets messed up or separated from the box, USPS will look inside for the packing slip and ship it on to it's destination. i bought a huge lot of printing paper (reems and reems, they looked at me a little funny) at a local thrift store for super cheap and i just print a slip for every order.
I grew up in a house without a fireplace, and I recall having one of those cardboard fireplaces when I was really young. I imagine that there are plenty of other Baby Boomers whose parents did same thing, and they want one for nostalgic purposes. I think it's just adorable and I enjoyed the memories it triggered for me. I'm sure you made someone very happy with that item.
yes, you are my target buyer then!
I have a question that maybe a more experienced seller could help with... What do you do about buyers who consider an item not as described (a defect) just to get you to pay return shipping? I have no problem issuing a return if a buyer is unhappy, but I often get a defect slap and the buyer stating the item was defective when it was not. Example = stating a game console doesn't work when I know it does because I tested and played it on my end and packed well, or a buyer who says a clothing item is too small despite issuing size, size tag pics, and measurements. I just wish buyers could be honest and pay the return shipping rather than making something up and giving me a defect. Seems like they have all the leverage with the threat of negative feed back looming over your head. I may stop leaving positive feedback as soon as a buyer buys and try to embed a youtube video on higher value items in the future. Thanks for any suggestions.
Agreed. I wish all buyers were honest and didn't abuse the system. Just curious how many buyers a year do you think send an item back wrongly saying it's "Not as Described"?We sell about 2000 items a year and maybe get three buyers do this. And that might be on the high side. Most times, we can understand why a grumpy buyer would think it was "not as described". We don't agree, but people can see things from different perspectives. So what do we do? If we think its a blatant case of abuse, we'll call eBay. As Bryan says, we always make sure we know the rules better than the customer rep before calling. But in most cases (of the 3 each year!), we just eat it. If there's any gray area, it's not worth fighting about. Move on and keep listing.Now, if these cases happen much more often, then I'd look at our own process to make sure we weren't doing something to attract "not as described" cases. Or look at the kind of items we're selling. maybe some products attract buyers who get confused (used electronics)?As a buyer, it's good that Amazon/eBay give the buyer the power. It's worse to buy an item from a dishonest seller. If buyers dont feel safe buying, then we'd all be selling much less than we do now.