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Huzzy_786
11-13-2011, 05:10 PM
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Was wondering if anyone has any exp of selling on ebay, I've made some personalized t-shirts, I've made the design myself and got them printed, Hopefully, I'll also be giving a percentage of the profits to a local charity, known as FOA(Friends of Al-Aqsa).
If you want to give me any tips on selling on ebay etc, would be appreciated.

The following is are the t-shirt designs(front and back).



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syed1
11-16-2011, 04:21 PM
salam brother,

Ebay is great channel to attract customers to your business.. it is pretty safe and secure for the most part.. I haven't sold anything my self but have bought a few items and my expereince was pretty good..

the best thing to do is start selling a few items and once you get feed back for being a quick shipper or whatevever(as long as you give the customer a good experience) he will give you feedback which will add to your credibility and hopefully you can sell more shirts....

I like that fact that your donating some proceeds to a chairty and perhaps you could indicate that on your ebay account..

may allah reward you

good luck
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Abz2000
11-16-2011, 06:04 PM
Peace brother,
May Allah reward you with the best for your effort,
You can upload the single free picture and also upload large pictures free to photobucket.com
Then embed them free in large size to your eBay listing,
You can also embed a YouTube video and even get it to autoplay,

Check out my listings for an idea,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/abzcomputers/m.html

Or google eBay abzcomputers

You're usually better off offering free delivery on buy it now purchases as you can ensure 5 stars on that feedback and absorb the delivery cost in the listing price,
And it is usually better to send 1st class as customers are usually happier to receive items quickly.

Pm me if you need help with embedding,
Peace,
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جوري
11-16-2011, 06:20 PM
been on ebay for 11 yrs but mostly as a buyer.. I did sell some of my books and my costumey like clothes from J peterman co. which are now discontinued for a good profit..
Ebay always sides with the buyer though, and there have been cases where sellers were taken for a ride. I had a problem with some dweeb, I sold him a review course, but he didn't like the price he bought it for, a 'remorse buy' so he filed a not as described citing that I wrote November as the release date instead of September, even though in the body of the description i clearly stated the release date. Anyhow I refunded him got my kit back but when I received it I filed a counter claim because he has made copies of it, the pages of the course were blue he sent them back white, so ebay refunded me my money and I got to sell the item again to another person having described fully the experience to be quite honest for me it doesn't pay to be a seller on ebay but it is great for buyers.
So if you're selling brand name stuff keep your certificate of authenticity, because there are thieves who are buyers, and one doesn't get so lucky to prove their case to ebay unless they have proof for me the proof was the blue pages magically turned white .. It is more trouble than it is worth if it isn't a business and ebay fees are exorbitant if you don't know your way around..
and for that reason Br. ABZ some people charge you $3.00 for the item & $700 shipping & handling because between ebay and pay-pal fees your profit is marginal.. Kudos to you though that you offer free shipping..

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Abz2000
11-17-2011, 12:17 AM
you have to give a full refund including delivery cost if you're at fault anyway, (and even if you're not - it is a good idea to do so in order to ensure 100% satisfaction)
free delivery along with top rated also bumps up your listings in best match,
so it can be useful - this is on buy it now only.
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جوري
11-17-2011, 12:27 AM
Originally Posted by Abz2000
:)
you have to give a full refund including delivery cost if you're at fault anyway, (and even if you're not - it is a good idea to do so in order to ensure 100% satisfaction)
free delivery along with top rated also bumps up your listings in best match,
so it can be useful - this is on buy it now only.
But I wasn't at fault.. and I think that in many cases the seller isn't at fault but they believe in that 'customer is always right' even though they make their fortune from sellers .. somethings can be copied & returned to you which is certainly easy for a review course with CD's that can be transferred to a USB unit. Also and maybe it is reasonable but you can't give a buyer a negative feedback when clearly many deserve it. That douche bag had two previous sellers file claims against him as a non-paying bidder, somehow they managed to give him a neutral but I didn't see that option because I wanted to wring his neck. I wouldn't have cared so much except that I had two problems
1- I was going on holiday and couldn't deal with his protracted antics and the 2nd is that I knew he was a thief I had to file a nonpaying bidder against him because he hadn't paid for 9 days and when I did he paid only to copy the material and then file not as described. He was Indian but not Muslim I'd have been a bit more forgiving.
So you can see if this is a daily occurrence I'd be very irritated .. you can't please everybody..

Then again as a buyer I appreciate that there will be no seller retaliation if I leave a negative for a crappy product and in my entire 11-12 yrs on ebay I left negatives twice so I am reasonable. One guy just stole the money and sent no product and they had to close his account because he had done it to everyone in a span of a week and they couldn't refund us because his pay-pal had insufficient funds, and another guy who sent me two broken perfume bottles yet magically the box wasn't wet nor had a hint of perfume spillage.
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Abz2000
11-17-2011, 01:56 AM
Originally Posted by ßlµêßêll
and another guy who sent me two broken perfume bottles yet magically the box wasn't wet nor had a hint of perfume spillage.
lolllllll!!!!!!!!!!!! - i know stealing isn't funny but i couldn't help laughing at the way you described it,
i don't get what they intend since they don't last very long,

check this out - funyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YOU-TUBE-1...#ht_662wt_1397
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جوري
11-17-2011, 02:04 AM
Originally Posted by Abz2000
lolllllll!!!!!!!!!!!! - i know stealing isn't funny but i couldn't help laughing at the way you described it,
i don't get what they intend since they don't last very long,

check this out - funyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YOU-TUBE-1...#ht_662wt_1397
he probably thought I was stupid or something and kept insisting that I should have bought insurance and that he offered it as an option.. freaking thief but that was around 2000 so ebay wasn't as strict as it is today.. al7mdlillah I managed 100% feedback through the years

btw that's one queer auction. I have seen auctions for people wanting to punch you or you punch them and even for soiled under clothes.. all sorts of sickos out there
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Abz2000
11-17-2011, 03:11 AM
i've also come across a few funny ones - we had this famous one here in the uk that fetched £8,999.00
for a used wetsuit,
the maker of the wetsuit found it hilarious and threw in a few things
so he offered to give 95% to charity
then everyone jumped on the bandwagon and bumped it up with free stuff
he had to set up a website so people could ask questions about his listing
it is a good way to make people smile and help a good cause too,

the questions and answers were even funnier but they're now gone.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ht_3270wt_1397
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SyrianFellow
11-17-2011, 06:28 AM
Ebay is an honest website from what I heard. Though make sure you calculate the delivery costs beforehand and let the customers know, my friend forgot once and it resulted in a misunderstanding.
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Abz2000
11-17-2011, 04:42 PM
it is mostly honest - but there are always a few miscreants few an far between.
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Huzzy_786
11-17-2011, 04:46 PM
Jazakallah for your feedback!

To be honest, Like I mentioned, were just a new business started up! We cant afford to do free shipping etc, sadly.
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جوري
11-17-2011, 05:12 PM
I'd like a t shirt like that footballer was wearing, that said Palestina or something like that can't find the youtube vid now.. Also would like ones in black with La illah illa Allah on it... I am not big on flags outside of the Islamic one..
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Abz2000
11-17-2011, 05:28 PM
I found a really nice one but am a bit apprehensive about how its understood especially considering the media propaganda and misconceptions about struggle:

http://chicagoboyz.net/wp-content/up...-Troops-Sm.jpg
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جوري
11-17-2011, 05:54 PM
:haha: love it.. why shouldn't we support our troops?
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Salahudeen
11-17-2011, 06:40 PM
Ebay is horrible if you're a seller, especially if you accept paypal as a method of payment, because they all ways side with the buyer. And take the money out your account and say you owe them the debt.
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~Raindrop~
11-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by Abz2000
you have to give a full refund including delivery cost if you're at fault anyway
Does that still apply if the item wasn't as described?
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جوري
11-17-2011, 07:56 PM
Originally Posted by Aisha

Does that still apply if the item wasn't as described?
especially if the item isn't as described sis :p
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~Raindrop~
11-17-2011, 07:58 PM
Good... Because my brother's trying to convince me to cough up and I was pretty sure I didn't have to!
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Ramadhan
11-17-2011, 10:51 PM
I once bought an expensive perfume through ebay from New Jersey, USA.
The perfume turned out to be fake, because I know the actual smell of the original as I still had another bottle at home.
I complained to the seller, and they apologized, saying in the process of packaging some items must have been switced or something (which is a b.s.) and they promised me to refund my money if I send it back to USA.
I didn't send it back because it would have cost me so much money to send the package first class to USA.
That was the last time I bought anything from ebay.
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جوري
11-17-2011, 10:57 PM
Originally Posted by Ramadhan
I once bought an expensive perfume through ebay from New Jersey, USA.
The perfume turned out to be fake, because I know the actual smell of the original as I still had another bottle at home.
I complained to the seller, and they apologized, saying in the process of packaging some items must have been switced or something (which is a b.s.) and they promised me to refund my money if I send it back to USA.
I didn't send it back because it would have cost me so much money to send the package first class to USA.
That was the last time I bought anything from ebay.
you don't have to suffer that anymore especially when it is a fake, if you send it back and provide that postage proof to ebay, they'll refund you everything including your sending it back... almost makes it impossible for counterfeiters now so they resort to other sites.. This too happened to me with a perfume that is very expensive in real life and the bargain price I bought it for at ebay should have been the giveaway and I did have the original as well so I knew what it should smell like.
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Abz2000
11-17-2011, 11:49 PM
they don't refund you the cost of returning the item as far as i know unless the seller has agreed to it in the t&c.
dunno about sellers of fake items though, that may be different, i've only come across accidentally not as described.
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جوري
11-18-2011, 12:10 AM
ebay will do it, when I was refunded from that thief it was from ebay not his account but the woman promised me that they'd take action against him. which I doubt..
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Abz2000
11-18-2011, 01:18 AM
ebay covering themselves from a bad name - still that's a good tactic of ensuring buyer confidence.
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Ramadhan
11-18-2011, 02:44 AM
Originally Posted by ßlµêßêll
This too happened to me with a perfume that is very expensive in real life and the bargain price I bought it for at ebay should have been the giveaway and I did have the original as well so I knew what it should smell like.
Yeah.. I should have known it was too good to be true. In stores here, the perfume was sold for at least USD150, but I won it for USD29 only.
However, if I sent the fake perfume back to US, it would have cost me at least USD 20 not to mention the hassle. So I didn't do it, but I left really bad reps on his profile.
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جوري
11-18-2011, 03:07 AM
Originally Posted by Ramadhan

Yeah.. I should have known it was too good to be true. In stores here, the perfume was sold for at least USD150, but I won it for USD29 only.
However, if I sent the fake perfume back to US, it would have cost me at least USD 20 not to mention the hassle. So I didn't do it, but I left really bad reps on his profile.
:haha: that is horrible my item originally sells for $285
http://www.amazon.com/Amouage-Ubar-W.../dp/B003CJ1IWK
and I still paid a considerable 1/3 of that so I had to do something about it.. there's a reason it was cheap they had synthetic stuff in it.. alot of the animal ingredients used in these Arabic perfumes like civet which is a musk excrement of a rare cat is super hard to find that's why it costs so much to begin with.. so anyhow.. yeah somethings one shouldn't compromise on.. and they do cheat alot on perfumes I notice..
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Abz2000
11-18-2011, 04:39 AM
omg!
civet......................

what is this? gaga's brand?
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Ramadhan
11-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Originally Posted by Abz2000
omg!
civet......................

what is this? gaga's brand?
Have you not heard that the world's most expensive coffee, the kopi luwak from Indonesia, were taken from undigested coffee beans that had been eaten and excreted by civets?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak

Here's kopi luwak on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories

However, I would never buy kopi luwak from ebay. You just will never know if it's legit.
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جوري
11-18-2011, 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by Abz2000
gaga's brand?
ugh.. I can't even believe you know of her..
No, cat sweat and whale vomit (ambergris) secreted by whale sperm make for the most expensive perfumes in the world..
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Huzzy_786
12-12-2011, 03:09 PM
Well, my last option was ebay, and I've uploaded it on there, Inshallah check it out!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220896857264#ht_500wt_1413
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Abz2000
12-18-2011, 04:33 AM
i take it you are paying for additional pictures which are smaller? if you haven't already done it, you can upload your picz to photobucket and use the html links in the upload picz part,
i have made the links and added them to a template of your listing (below).

to use this go into the "html" instead of "standard" tab under "describe the item you're selling" (listing part), deleting all the html text, and pasting this, if you choose not to save it, your normal listing will remain, you can see how it looks beforehand by clicking on the "standard" tab after pasting the new html:

EDIT: SEE POST BELOW

<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(46, 107, 49); font-family: Georgia; font-size: x-large; ">An outstanding, well designed t-shirt for YOU! There is a front and a back (as you can see in the images)</span></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5" color="#2e6b31">They are brand new!&nbsp;</font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5" color="#2e6b31"><br></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: x-large; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2e6b31">A percentage of the profits WILL go to a local Palestinian charity!</font></span></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: x-large; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2e6b31"><br></font></span></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: x-large; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2e6b31">DETAILED PICTURES BELOW.</font></span></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5"><br></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5"><b>The message on the front of the t-shirt reads "<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Dear USA, Your 9/11 is our 24/7. Sincerely. Palestine"</span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><br></span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5" color="#000258"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><b>At the back of the t-shirt there is a Palestine flag which has a peace sign.</b></span></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5" color="#000258"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><b><br></b></span></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2f0056" face="Georgia" size="5"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; ">As you can see from the images the sizes of the t-shirts.&nbsp;</span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2f0056" face="Georgia" size="5"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; "><br></span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2f0056" face="Georgia" size="5"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; ">So far from the t-shirts which we've sold we've&nbsp;received&nbsp;positive feedback on all of them,&nbsp;</span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2f0056" face="Georgia" size="5"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; "><br></span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2f0056" face="Georgia" size="5"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; ">so there is not much chance of it going wrong!&nbsp;</span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#2f0056" face="Georgia" size="5"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; "><br></span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5" color="#0080bc"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; ">If you have any more questions&nbsp;don't&nbsp;be&nbsp;afraid, I wont bite. Just ask ;)</span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5" color="#0080bc"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; "><br></span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5" color="#416aad"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; ">We are now shipping all over the world!</span></b></font></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Georgia" size="5" color="#000258"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><b><br></b></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#fb0034" face="'Trebuchet MS'" size="6"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; "><b><br></b></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#fb0034" face="'Trebuchet MS'" size="6"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; "><b><br></b></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="'Trebuchet MS'" color="#fb0034" size="6"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><b>P.S After you've brought the item please send a message mentioning the size you want.</b></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="'Trebuchet MS'" color="#fb0034" size="6"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><b><br></b></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="'Trebuchet MS'" color="#fb0034" size="6"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><b><br></b></span></font></div><a href="http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/abz2000123/huzzy/?action=view&amp;current=palestinet-shirt1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/abz2000123/huzzy/palestinet-shirt1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br><a href="http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/abz2000123/huzzy/?action=view&amp;current=palestinet-shirt2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/abz2000123/huzzy/palestinet-shirt2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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Abz2000
12-18-2011, 04:42 AM
it's a bit larger, but didn't fit in the box, paste it, see if you like it, decide if you want to add a youtube vid to autoplay when they open the page, background image/colour and i'll send you a notepad attachment, inshaAllah,
peace

edit: here it is:

http://abzcomputers.com/huzzy/ebay.htm

and here's the text in html format:

http://www.abzcomputers.com/huzzy/ebay.txt
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Ali_008
12-18-2011, 05:11 AM
As others have mentioned, Ebay can be a pain in the rear. Why don't you try Zazzle or CafePress? Those websites are known for selling customized t-shirts.
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