11/02/2021 at 7:47 am #93723
I seldom sell clothing on eBay. Clothes don’t excite me, and I never know how to describe them. I found this Vintage Paramount Pictures Jacket for a good price and could not pass up trying. Any thoughts or suggestions on the listing? Am I missing anything? Is there a better way to acknowledge the pet hair? The jacket is fine, but I don’t want a return because a loony finds a strand of hair.
11/02/2021 at 9:10 am #93724
Nice find! Welcome to the world of clothing buyers.
Unfortunately other than describing it accurately, there’s nothing you can do to prevent a return. Clothing buyers will use any excuse to return it if they simply dont like it or it doesnt fit.
But I think you have a cool, rare item that will attract a buyer who wants it for its uniqueness.
11/02/2021 at 9:20 am #93725
Thats about what I figured. Just want to make sure I shouldn’t be including some magical measurement that will help increase my chances of not getting a return.
11/02/2021 at 9:54 am #93726AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
I put in the Condition field “measurements in photos and description” if I’ve included photos of the measuring tape on the clothes, or just “in description” if not. I find that people don’t read the measurements, despite having them in the photos and in the I.S. and in the description. Since I started adding where to find the measurements in the condition field, I’ve had fewer questions and returns.
11/02/2021 at 10:10 am #93728
11/02/2021 at 10:53 am #93729So Cal JoeParticipant
Why does you title say xrtra large when the jacket is XXL. This creates confusion.
Chest measurement is very important. Basically it’s armpit to armpit times 2.
If I’m including pictures of the measurements, I often used a yardstick rather than a tape measure.
That’s a nice find. Good luck with it.
11/02/2021 at 12:52 pm #93730ZachParticipant
- Location: Kansas City
That’s a really cool jacket. I would get a picture of the tag that says “Made in USA.” You might put USA in the title as well. I think that’s a major selling point. Personally, I avoid using language like “very good condition,” since that is pretty subjective. Seems like whenever I did something like that, someone would open a return on me for it. I always say every used clothing item has “normal wear from use and comes as pictured.”
If this jacket is really from the 80s, the sizing might be different from today (XXL might be more like Large today). I would at least grab a yardstick and snap a couple photos showing armpit to armpit and sleeve length.
11/02/2021 at 12:57 pm #93731
I avoid using language like “very good condition,” since that is pretty subjective.
Very good point. All we ever disclose is any damage. Otherwise, we let the photos tell the story.
As Zach rightly says, we got burned in our early days with buyers who say “you said this was in good condition. its not good in my opinion!”
11/02/2021 at 2:32 pm #93732
Thanks all for the excellent input. I have updated my listing according to your notes.
@zach on a jacket like this one, where does the sleeve start and end? I measured the leather portion, as I wasn’t sure if I should include the length of the cuffs.
11/02/2021 at 11:34 pm #93741SellingCoolThingsParticipant
For what its worth I sell like 80% clothing and I’ve never had a return due to hair. I do recommend purchasing a clothing brush if you’re going to be dealing in a lot of wool outerwear. For some coats a lint roller just won’t do anything if it has a lot of pet hair
But when it comes to clothing a buyer can always find a BS reason to return if they really want. Even if they do, its not worth sweating because if it sold once it’ll usually sell again. The only measurements I include are pit to pit and length, I almost never get any other requests for measurements (the only exception being jeans, but I still only just do waist and inseam)
11/03/2021 at 7:11 am #93742
11/03/2021 at 8:59 am #93744Julie BParticipant
- Location: Georgia
For mens coats I include the following measurements, which are all taken straight across while the jacket is flat and unstretched:
Chest (armpit to armpit)
Shoulder to shoulder
If you want to include sleeve, you actually measure it starting right under the collar in the center of the upper back.
Womens clothing typically requires many more measurements.
12/04/2021 at 11:04 am #94111
SOLD!! For $300.00
Thanks team for you advice on measurements, listings, photos etc….
Fingers crossed that it fits and he keeps it.
12/04/2021 at 11:07 am #94112
This kind of sale is like a gateway drug. This is how many of us got started selling clothes. Trying to chase the big sale 🙂
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