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Hopefully tomorrow will result in a sane rep that can understand the problem for what it is. It seems like such a huge waste of money on Ebay’s part to have such bad reps that people need to keep on calling in order to solve small problems that should be resolved after the first call.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by almasty.
First off, thank you for your response!
Yeah, I didn’t actually say that out loud during the course of the phone call. It was more of me reflecting upon it after the call, like “oh my, he didn’t take a word of what I said seriously because of my voice.”
“calmly state that you acknowledge the scanner was removed from the box for photographs, BUT the item is stained and has signs of use, and that you can furnish proof of the prior use, which is contrary to how the item was advertised.”
Yeah, I pretty much did this during the course of the call in a scattered way, but it continued to go downhill no matter how much I said to look at the evidence. I will use the way you pieced it together verbatim from the beginning to see if that works.
I actually did start off the call in a calm and unemotional manner, but the constant nay-saying to all my points did drag me down a bit. I still ended the call in a nice, professional manner.
I only need a program to list. That’s it. I prefer to do everything else in Ebay Selling Manager Pro. It just seems like too many additional steps to go to an offsite program for everything else. I used to use the basic level of Ebay Blackthorne for many years, but they got rid of it a couple of years ago. I tried to use SixBit, but it would never open on my computer.
I currently use AuctionWizard2000. It is only $50 a year. 1 license per computer. Windows only. Much cheaper than Blackthorne ever was, or Sixbit.
If I ever hired an employee, I would purchase another license for another computer and have them list directly through it. That way, they wouldn’t have to have access to my Ebay account at all.
I can quickly create 20+ listings at a time, leave the room to do something else while they upload to Ebay, come back, create more. No waiting on individual Ebay listing pages for pictures to load, fail, re-load, while something else goes wrong.
That’s not to say that AuctionWizard doesn’t get wonky. It sometimes spits out weird errors. Depending on your internet connection, it sometimes stalls on uploading. Still, quite a bargain for $50 a year.01/26/2017 at 10:07 am in reply to: Sellers blocking you on Ebay for mistakes they make #11210
I contacted the seller yesterday and he said that i wasn’t on block. He asked if i had received an unpaid buyer strike recently. I said no. He says that they automatically block buyers that receive strikes. I don’t know if he had blocked me and then nicely lied about it, or if there is an ebay glitch. I do know that something blocked me because esnipe gave that as the cause for a rejected bid. Ah, well.01/26/2017 at 9:49 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 294: Finding the Valuable Caches and Going All In #11209
I am so conflicted about caches. It is nice to find a batch of something that will be easy to list because all you have to do is duplicate listings. Easy, right? Well, not if you sell online full-time and continue sourcing around your cache. You’ll find you still have unlisted portionsof your hoard a year or more later. Caches are the number 1 source of death piles in my household.
I went a whole week without buying stock, only breaking it when I spent $14 yesterday. I am now considering thrifting again tomorrow, and going to an estate sale on Saturday. It is a slippery slope once you start buying again 🙁
I have been listing at least 1-10 items each day, sometimes 20+, sometimes 0. Still, I can see the new items already piling up and I need to process those right away in order to justify any new purchases.
Considering the amount of money they’re getting from us anchor store suckers, I doubt it will go free at any point. Maybe in 5-10 years they’ll come to their senses and make it unlimited $40 a month to compete with Amazon, but I doubt it will even get to that point.
I still think it’s nuts that they cap anchor stores at 10,000 listings for the amount being paid. It should be at least 15,000-20,000 listings for anchor stores. There also needs to be a store level beyond anchor store. Anchor Store Plus. If you are willing to pay $350-400 a month for a store level above anchor store, that should be unlimited listings.
Anchor stores in Australia are currently $370 USD a month and provide unlimited listings.
I’m currently on month #2 of limited buying for Ebay. We’re already 10 days into January, and I’ve only spent $16 on stock so far this month! Starting to feel the anxiousness about buying wither away…if I really want to buy something, I just look at my death piles and think “nope!” It feels just as good to open up old boxes of items and sort through them. It is like buying them again for a second time.
I’m hoping to continue this for the rest of the year. It will have to be really good to have me spend a bunch of $$$$ on something at this point, but I’m sort of not feeling it at this point. I’d rather save than spend.
Mexico and Central America in general only serve nescafe. I never understood it. The only place I remember getting a good cup of coffee was in some leftist cafe in Southern Mexico. Well, I guess some fancier restaurants had cappuccino, but overall it was just nescafe everywhere. I can’t really think of anywhere in Costa Rica that has good places to shop. The main mercado is full of flea market junk. The small towns by the water are typical beach towns. Ecotourism throughout the country. Not really a good place to go with the intention of resell.
I do the same as you, Thrifted Sister. I only tend to list postcards/small things when I am too busy on other tasks to focus on listing normal, larger items correctly. I can easily list 10-30 postcards in less than 30 minutes, and then move on with my day. I have also found that this helps maintain a normal rate of sales, and doesn’t lead to sales lulls. Listing is everything.12/16/2016 at 12:00 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 288: The War Of Attrition Will Not Grind Us Down #8203
I’ve thought about starting motivational listing threads on the days I’m listing a ton, but with such short-notice it doesn’t make any sense. Maybe there should be a subsection related to this? Listing goals for the day? Week? Death pile motivator, 2017 (I write this as I’m photographing items to list, but not really looking forward to listing outright).11/29/2016 at 12:07 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 286: Black Friday, Just Another Day on eBay #6823
I am really curious to know if you are a Trump supporter quoting Sanders (as some have been apt to do), or a still upset supporter of Bernie’s from the primaries. That would really help in how I possibly phrase a response to this.
Sorry to Jay & Ryanne for quoting facts and getting hostility back in your forum, ya’ll. I was just trying to keep it positive.11/29/2016 at 8:05 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 286: Black Friday, Just Another Day on eBay #6808
I’m happy to report that sales appear to be coming back to normal for late November. I didn’t even bother running a sale this Thanksgiving-Cyber Monday, and sales were still brisk! On an inventory of 6,000+: 9 sales on Black Friday, 3 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday, 7 on Cyber Monday That’s more like it! Hopefully it will stay like this throughout December.11/29/2016 at 8:00 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 286: Black Friday, Just Another Day on eBay #6807
We are not in a depression. We are not even in a recession. The economy is good right now.
The Labor Picture in October
Figures are seasonally adjusted, except where noted. *Hispanics can be of any race. †Not seasonally adjusted. §People not working who say they would like to be. Includes discouraged workers and those who cannot work for reasons including ill health.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
By The New York Times
The last time the unemployment rate was running this low was in early 2008. But by Election Day that year, the economy was in sad shape and getting worse by every measure. Hundreds of thousands of jobs were vanishing, housing prices were plunging, paychecks were shrinking and credit was tight.
On Friday, in the last economic snapshot before voters go to the polls, the government reported that the jobless rate fell to 4.9 percent in October, matching the level in February 2008. Today, though, most economic bellwethers are showing improvement. Particularly encouraging was the fact that hourly wages rose 2.8 percent compared with a year ago, the best gain in more than seven years.
The economy’s escalator may be slower and narrower than Americans expect, but it is now going up instead of down.