Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by jody526, Jan 30, 2005.
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ever tried to use that actual filtering -- I just filter on the title. I figure nearly every listing that includes specific settings for those details will also have them in the title, but lots of listings will omit the detail settings.
Not gonna take the bait.
No bait intended. Guess I could have worded that a bit better.
I am in my office at work, read this and busted out laughing. My boss looked over at me as if I was crazy. We are in a very small two man office. Oh I need that laugh. But when speaking of ebay, it is like that sometimes....
have a nice day ...OIO
There is also a form available from USPS that gets you, as a collector of stamps the right to use pre-cancel mint stamps also. You fill it out, present to the postmaster and are issued a permit to use these on first class mail and packages only. A bit tougher to figure out with the various issues which are often fractional but another way to save money on shipping costs. The one caveat is you must use them only at the P.O. that issued the permit and you must write or stamp your permit number on each package. The form number eludes me at this time though.
Traci tirades are my job best to leave them to the professionals! I’m with you about the crappy pictures on EBAY. I just stopped looking at any posts with crappy pictures at all. I just flush the add if the pics are crap and move on to the next.
That’s what I’ll be doing frim now on! And the misleading titles as well!
Hope this does not sound harsh, but if a person cannot do the job correctly then they have no business being on Ebay or any other site. And I'm thinking...Listia, Etsey and Webstore to name a few. Way to many kids and amateurs. On Ebay I add to my favorites, only those that seem to me to be professional.
Adding favorites on eBay is a great idea. It bugs me to no end when people try to bs other people to make money. I know it’s all to common but it’s still frustrating.
Traci, Just like you, i am an ebay user also and i have learnt that ebay only sides with the buyers. So please recognize that first. I saw what you said and that seller was completely in the wrong.... You see these sellers that do what you pointed out to simply want to blindside the buyers as majority of the buyers just look at the pretty pictures and dont read a thing. I am going to give you an example of what something must say. Take my picture in here for example. It was released in 1919 at the end of WW1 and all school children in Australia at the time received one of them. It is not a coin as there is no monetry denomination on it and there is sometimes a ribbon. This way it cannot be called a coin as one cannot spend it. As i said in red on the picture " 1919 WW1 Australian Victory medal " The word war before medal would have looked squashed the writing and buyers use any reason not to bid or leave a negative. I can sent you a huge blocked list from ebay if you wish...That was over 12 years on compiling. However my title in the auction would read WW1 Era , 1919 Australian Military Victory Medal Given to School Students (#1)...... The #1 only represents the actual picture of the item i have on file......have a look at ebay # 152862255759.... Traci, please treat buyers all the same...Make your descriptions so clear that a seeing eye dog or a kid under the age of 1.5 that cannot talk yet. Other than that, get a computer screen incorporating braile as that is the only way they will comprehend anything as they cannot read the normal way...I know i am going a bit far with that but ebay buyers have done it for everyone....... just remember if you have all the information in the description, you are not at fault...the buyer is for being lazy and not reading. have a nice day...Hal
Tommy, as i have hundreds of dollars of mint stamps to use and have already paid for them, i am not going to get that permit to use pre cancel stamps...hal
So what’s the deal? Why are people selling coins that (as an example) should sell for $18 and selling them for $2.99? Or less?
What am I missing? I’m confused! Help me out please!
@Koin Nut Yes, ebay has gotten far more complicated in the past couple of years. Although they have the selling page down to one page from two, they now require a lot more info on a lot of items. If you cannot add info to the line items highlighted with a red asterisk you cannot complete your submission. As far a the cheap prices go, it seems a lot of people get into the slab craze prematurely, spend a small fortune to do this and later find they had a common, high mintage coin slabbed and they often come in under the owners expectations for a grade. A lot of money wasted. You may also see raw coins cheap under the auction format at a low starting price with the seller hoping it will advance. But often times it does not and these can be had on the cheap if you are lucky enough to find them and be the only bidder. I have picked up many Proof 69 DCAM coins this way for under $6.00 each slabbed by PCGS. In these cases the seller had submitted hoping for a PF 70 DCAM or Ultra Cam.
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