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lebantz
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:23 am

BENYOUNG20 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:05 am
We don't need your help. Thanks though.
Feel free to make an offer on any of my listings though:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/stl_ben/m.html ... 7675.l2562

Also saying you never touched social media in a social media group, oxymoron says what?
This is social media? Since when..???? (great site for all your social needs, dump all others and consolidate here.) Like a limp version of a BBB.

Im deeply proud for every one that gathers at the last great spot soaking off the sponge of "Social Media."
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:36 am

mattlew69 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:54 am
Not a fan of their Global Shipping Program. Used it once.

If its going to be used to streamline shipping to international bidders, does anyone like it and find it beneficial?

Also sounds like they are separating from paypal??? Why no more paypal fees? And instead a 30 cent per listing fee?

It sounded like a 3rd party add on to me at first. Something I accidentally clicked on to get signed up. I sure hope everyone is not forced to go to it.
Never had a problem with GSP program. To be on the safe side insure what you can. GSP gives you a larger pool of people to see and sell the item to. From what I have read your only responsibility is mailing the item to one of our local military facilities. It goes without saying the package should be boxed or tubed very well to enjoy the journey and give customer clean print.
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I don't know about anyone else but ebay doesn't allow me to require immediate payment with best offers, only buy it now.
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:02 am

Yay, he is back.
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:10 am

yeah. lots of stupid to unpack in his statement. :lol:
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:53 am

:roll:
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What did I miss?
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lebantz
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:08 pm

Kramerica wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:32 am
I don't know about anyone else but ebay doesn't allow me to require immediate payment with best offers, only buy it now.
You have to turn on advanced seller mode, from there you will see an option to require immediate payment.
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:19 pm

lebantz wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Kramerica wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:32 am
I don't know about anyone else but ebay doesn't allow me to require immediate payment with best offers, only buy it now.
You have to turn on advanced seller mode, from there you will see an option to require immediate payment.
For best offer?
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:47 pm

Some other takeaways from the managed payment system. Extra charges for international sales, extra fees for currency exchange, get caught buying or selling outside of ebay you get charged the fees for the buy it now price. :roll:

Plus the list of items that you cant sell anymore. No more porn, currency, cars, tickets.....

https://www.ebay.com/help/policies/sell ... cy?id=5009

After reading more detail, I am not impressed.

https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/fees- ... es?id=4822
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Bought a print on eBay 5/29 with postage printed 6/1. It doesn't show up on USPS tracking. Seller worried and I say be patient and give it a couple weeks. A couple weeks pass, then a third....no scans at USPS. June 24th the seller refunds me.

Magically the print arrives July 7th. Looking at the tracking it shows ORIGIN ACCEPTANCE - CHICAGO, IL 60618 on July 1st. So either the guy was delaying to see if if the price of the print would rise, figured out it wasn't and mailed it OR it was lost in the local post office for a month. I had his payment details so I paid outside eBay. He saved fees and I saved sales tax.
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:28 am

The post office is a mess right now. Tubes disappear then miraculously reappear. I think they want you to pay fir premium tracking. Good on you for making the seller whole.
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:08 am

jamel-d wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:28 am
The post office is a mess right now. Tubes disappear then miraculously reappear. I think they want you to pay fir premium tracking. Good on you for making the seller whole.
Yeah, since Covid, I've had stuff run the gamut. Sometimes a tube will get cross country in 2 days. Some have taken almost a month. Multiple cases of each. The good news is none have gone missing, they always show up sooner or later. Also buyers have been chill and understanding that things are all drymounted up and haven't been complaining.
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:17 am

so i shouldn't be too worried about a tube that hasn't moved since june 17 yet? usps got it on 13th and it's just never updated or changed since the 17th. i haven't freaked out or anything but i am hoping it shows up one day
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Cinlabyrinth wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:17 am
so i shouldn't be too worried about a tube that hasn't moved since june 17 yet? usps got it on 13th and it's just never updated or changed since the 17th. i haven't freaked out or anything but i am hoping it shows up one day
I think it will show up eventually. At least you have evidence that USPS has it. In my case all I saw was that a label was created. That is the reason I always make them scan on drop off....USPS cannot then say I did not hand it off to them.
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