New sellers on Ebay may not be aware that some customers are crooks. We generally think that it’s the businesses that rip off the customer, but it can go the other way around. Beware, and be prepared. Continue reading “A Few Common Ebay Scams by Buyers Against Sellers”
How to take photos of products so they appear to float on a pure white background. I discuss techniques for a few different cameras with limited features, using natural light (not studio gear).
I used four cameras, ranging from expensive to inexpensive: iPhone (expensive), Samsung Galaxy Avant (386T1) (inexpensive used), Fujifilm XF1 (moderate used), and Nikon Coolpix S570 (inexpensive used).
I found a pair of Pepe Jeans at the thrift, and was pretty excited, because I’d never seen them before, anywhere. I did a quick lookup on the ebay app, and they were selling well, at a pretty good price, so I bought them. After washing it, I was so bummed out. The rear leather tag was all crackled: Continue reading “Counterfeit Pepe Jeans”
KJ Erickson’s pitch on Medium wasn’t too inspiring, but the home page at their website was interesting. I’ll participate, if they make it easy to list. In the rest of this article, I’ll compare their stated features to OpenBazaar 2, the current leading above-ground-mostly-legal blockchain marketplace. This is a long article of > 900 words.
Someone on Reddit had a SO with a lot of colletible action figures, and an idea to start selling them for profit. This was my answer, explaining how I think about selling and space issues. It’s been edited a bit.
When you’re perusing the listings, you often see little yellow badges proclaiming that the seller is “top rated”. What does that mean?
How to pack glass, ceramics, and Bakelite items so they reach their destination, unbroken. I have shipped around a dozen fragile items, so, while I’m not a pro at this, they’ve all arrived unbroken.
If you make a mistake in a post, and the buyer finds out the item was not what they expected, then they can report it and request a refund. Ebay will rule in the customer’s favor, because the “item was not as described.” INAD.
Here are three situations when I had an INAD:
- I went with the book Ebay catalog, and it was wrong.
- I sent the wrong thing.
- I made a listing error.
I just got busted by VeRO, for using a trademark on an item that wasn’t produced by the trademark’s owner, Lego. I was in the wrong, and they were well within their rights to report it. What is Ebay VeRO?