Overcharging on Shipping on Ebay may Harm International Sales

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.

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Ebay Product Photography with a Pure White Background

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).

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Counterfeit Pepe Jeans

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”

Can You Start a Successful Home Business Selling Collectibles?

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.

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Item Not As Described: INAD/SNAD on Ebay

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.

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What is VeRO, Ebay’s Intellectual Property Protection System?

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?

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