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09/26/2018 at 10:50 pm in reply to: Buyer destroyed item after receiving it, wants refund #49223
Request pictures first. Most of the time that will be the end of it. I just had a buyer ask for a refund for a “piece of junk” Craftsman electric engraver. He claimed it didn’t work, it did. But he also stated he took the engraver apart and found bare wires inside with no electrical tape. If he does decide to return he has violated the ebay policy of returning items in like condition. Got’ya.
I think there are some buyers who just test the waters for a refund. They want to get emotional about an item and try to get the seller involved. Stay calm and move on. It ain’t worth the headache.
Thanks A.Lyric sometimes I think life has a pitching machine and the speed keeps getting turned up. But I have news for my life machine…bring it on, I can handle it. Back to the sourcing issue… I have had 3 sales recently of free stuff sourced at a garage sale and the free box at restore. It took 3 years for the vintage ATSF railroad menus to sell ($40 each) but since I had nothing but time invested I was willing to wait and the book that sold was from the 20’s and had an beautiful inscription so it was worth waiting for too. If I had taken these out of inventory I would be out almost $100. Patience Prudence.
Glad to hear that your medical situation has improved. The best thing ever is to take care of your husband. It’s so hard but rewarding.I am in a similar situation but I know the outcome won’t be so good. My husband has dementia and has recently been diagnosed with PSP, progressive supranuclear palsy. At first we had a great time sourcing because he would find things I never thought to sell. When his dementia got worse I would buy things (very cheap) just because he found them and wanted to buy them. I would donate them later. Now I find myself unable to source and list. I’m lucky (sort of!!) that I have a huge death pile. A whole room full of stuff and then some. Now we have decided to move to a one story house for his safety. Steps are not friends of PSP as the palsy progresses. I am selling anything and everything I don’t want to move. (I had a craft business, folk art and porcelain dolls)If I could list everything in my death room I would, but I will have to pack it and move it. My ebay is running on cruise control. I am thankful for each and every sale. Before my husband got sick I had thought about cleaning out my inventory and getting rid of stuff that I thought didn’t have a chance of selling. I’m glad I didn’t because some of those things have sold. And each sale helps. If you have a store large enough to just list everything in sight…go for it. I haven’t had anyone call me and ask if I have a “widget” for sale. It has to be listed to sell. And a big thanks to Ryanne & Jay for building their storage building. I am using some of your ideas to use the 2 car garage at our “new” house to use for ebay storage. One side for listed, the middle for to be listed and one side for household stuff that I can’t get in the new house until we finish remodeling. I have a plan…now if everything just goes according to plan I will be happy.
And the best thing you ever did was stop your life and take care of your husband. Ebay will fall into place.
Finally, a good reason for being a procrastinator. I just can never get the April deadline. I haven’t been audited, yet, but it totally makes sense to wait. Thanks!
There aren’t enough words in all the dictionaries of the universe to describe that house.
Time out chair? Would look nice with a potted plant03/01/2018 at 3:05 pm in reply to: Customer did not properly pack return and item fell out of box at my post office #34159
I sold a KitchenAid mixer a year or so ago and had the same thing happen. They received the mixer and said it didn’t work (tested and did work) and wanted to return. I sent a label and they sent the mixer back. I had double boxed and wrapped the heck out of it. I received a broken open box with the mixer clearly visible in the box and loose parts in the box. Oddly enough everything was in the box but it didn’t work. I called ebay and they had me refund because the mixer didn’t work and it was impossible to tell if it worked before they shipped it back. Lesson learned. Ebay won’t stand up for the seller and they couldn’t tell me if the insurance was for $50 or $100 because they hadn’t had this happen before. The shipment was valued at over $50 so I only got a $50 insurance payment. Buyers don’t care if the return gets back to the seller if they get their money back.
I had several similar booklets with maps but they were from the 50-60’s. Most were of England but I listed them in lots and they sold, not quickly, but they sold. It’s been a while but I think they sold for around $20 each.
I should have but we had a family medical emergency and eBay had to take care of itself for a while.
We all get the kooks. I had a NAD skirt a few weeks ago. She claimed that it was not as described and then in her note to me said “plus it doesn’t fit” Uhhh..thank you now you get to pay return shipping. It took her two weeks to ship back…via FedEx two day express. Of course she shipped it from work and probably didn’t pay anything. But she left positive feedback before shipping back. Totally strange.
I feel that as a seller I earn my discount for shipping. I had (and still do) fixed prices for first class and way back when I first started I offered a refund if I overcharged by more than a dollar. Never refunded but once. A young girl purchased something small… don’t remember what but she asked for her shipping refund of $0.52 and would not accept my policy of $1 minimum. So she got her money back and I stopped offering any refund except if buyers get nasty.
I still offer full refunds but don’t refund shipping as a general rule.
Not to be cruel, but chicken stew would solve the problem. Recycling at the primal level
The commercial rate, which is what we pay thru ebay is still up to 15.999oz
First-Class Package Service
Weight Not Over–Single Piece
The dark thread around the applique looks like satin stitch and there is no hand quilting inside the quilt block to hold the layers together. Usually in a hand stitched quilt you can see the little stitches up close but I don’t see any in the photos. The photo of the back looks like a combination of machine and hand stitching. Just a first impression is that it is one of the made in China quilts that has a combination of mostly machine stitching and a small amount of hand stitching. Most handmade quilts made here don’t have a pieced backing, unless it is a lap quilting project and this doesn’t look like that type of quilt. Hope this helps some.