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”
I’ve been looking at the lists of tariffs and trying to plan out my spending. Here are a few ideas I have, and some bits of lists of tariffed items.
Some people don’t organize their listing product photos, preferring to re-take them, but I do. This isn’t the be-all system, but it’s what I’m doing, at this moment.
I’m a chronic overcharger of shipping. I weigh the object, and then add two or three ounces for a mailer, and one or two pounds if it’s going in a box.
It’s a psychological weakness: I just don’t like to take a loss on shipping.
People are asking online for a VeRO list. Ebay is kind enough to the list of VeRO accounts. It’s at the link below.
There are some people online saying that Ebay is a ripoff for sellers. While I’m not a huge fan of Ebay’s virtual monopoly on the reseller marketplace, I wouldn’t say it’s that huge of a ripoff.
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”
Someone on Reddit had a BF with a lot of collectible action figures, and an idea to create a home business selling them for profit. This was my answer, edited, explaining how I think about selling and space issues.
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.