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Your response in handling the situation was nothing if not generous. Some people just have an axe to grind, and it has nothing to do with you.
The pandemic has sadly pushed many people past their psychological breaking point. Many who didn’t have too much of a problem before just can’t handle the stress and are unable to think rationally anymore. So there’s that too.
Never underestimate the drain that a few difficult clients can have on your business. If you have the patience of a saint, bless you. Since I don’t, I block people without a second thought. I’ve run businesses for 20 years and one of the huge benefits of ebay is the ability to block doing business with someone in the future–easily.
Something sounds amiss. Why would people need to call her? That is odd. Sounds like she got scammed or something. Nobody should need to talk to you on the phone to buy your stuff.07/14/2021 at 7:59 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 521: Evolving Ebay Relationship #89684
I’m also in the mega-slow sales rut too. Sorry to hear you guys are also having the USPS pick up problem as well. In my area, I haven’t been able to get a pick up done in the last 3 years. I’ve tried everything I can but have accepted it will not change. We have more pressing issues here in Oakland including routine mail theft. We’ve had our mail stolen 12-15 times in the last year. Its hard to explain to people that our situation is so bad here.07/06/2021 at 6:44 pm in reply to: Is there anyway of getting a buyer’s email address? #89571
I don’t think there is a way to get it, unfortunately. Could you cut and paste the response from Canada post in a direct message to the customer?
I have noticed stuff going to Canada is also slow, so it seems there is back up both ways. Sorry to hear of your trouble.06/25/2021 at 4:12 pm in reply to: Trav L Bar, Metallica VHS tapes, Record player, TV bezel, Jarts, Danner boots #89473
Lawn darts! I remember those. One of the more questionable toys ever invented. But lots of fun until someone lost an eye or whatever it was they did.
They look homemade. Evil soul trapped inside probably a discretionary choice on the part of the maker.
If you kept them outside the house, they’d just show up inside the house while you are asleep.
I think it would get taken down. It is basically a medical device. Either ebay will take it down or the company will complain eventually. The only thing i have luck with selling without incident is adapters for CPAP machines. Some of the biotech companies will also complain if you try to sell components like batteries they usually sell direct to patients (at a incredibly elevated price of course).
I speak some German, mostly useless because almost all Germans now speak English. “Funktioniert Nicht” would be “doesn’t work”.
Although, if you are shipping through the global shipping program, its really on the buyer to be able to understand English or be able to translate for themselves and be familiar with common ebay terms and descriptions. Returns on the GSP are very not affordable as we all know.
Back in the early days of ebay, I sold stuff all the time for mailed cash or MOs. I wanna say like 10-15 percent of people never paid though. I guess I would consider it now only if the item was hard to sell and worth more than a little bit of money. I get people asking to pay cash but they usually want to pick up in person too, which I don’t do.
Along the same lines, I’ve noticed some of the lower priced (10-15 bucks) used women’s shoes I sell go to men (interestingly, all in the deep South) who buy lots of low priced used women’s shoes. Since some of the used shoes are my wife’s, so I began to feel grossed out about it. I haven’t blocked anybody yet but I may begin to. I told my wife and she didn’t care just thought it was funny. Aren’t used socks not sellable on ebay?
Carhartt makes some good stuff for cold weather particularly jackets.
Wow, that is quite sweeping and both specific and vague at the same time. Guess I better make sure not to try to sell anything vaguely sexual.
Mine aren’t relisting automatically. All of my unpaids are from offers. I don’t have an option for turning on unpaid item assistant anymore. I was told in one of my calls to ebay that after all accounts “update” this won’t exist anymore.
Thanks for the comments. So it is about half as much time (4 days) to get someone to pay. Although it is uncommon, the unpaid item case process does compel some people to pay– maybe 20 percent of unpaid item cases I file result in someone paying (the rest just never pay). Just seems to me that here, we will miss out on those 20 percent of sales. For some items, I don’t care, for rarer stuff that is long tail– more irritating.