Do you buy clothes on ebay?

United States
November 30, 2008 12:23pm CST
I have been thinking about it but I have some thoughts about the shipping my reason to shop on ebay would be to save money. If the shipping seems to take the part of saving money out of it to me. Anyones thoughts on this?
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@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
30 Nov 08
i have bought clothes for my kids on ebay. but i have also seen sometimes where the clothes r cheap but with the shipping it's more than it would cost in the stores.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
I have sold on ebay and the thing that sucks as a seller standpoint is that you need to make some kinda of money. Thus sometimes you have higher shipping to make a profit.
• United States
30 Nov 08
Wow, to the person who just said they intentionally raise shipping to make money, that is against regulations and it's plain horrible. You are overcharging someone who probably bid on your item to save money. I think I will be much more careful on ebay from now on.
• United States
30 Nov 08
I never said that I put a higher shipping I said sometimes I feel that is what people need to do. Please read instead of throwing non sense out here.
• United States
30 Nov 08
Well, I have bought 2 clothing items on ebay before- a pair of jeans and a lot of brand new bras. Neither item ended up fitting, although they were the size I wear. So, in trying to save money, I wasted it. I now only buy clothes where I can try them on.
• United States
30 Nov 08
you have a right to your opinion but please to not assume when I write something it may not be what you think I am saying. No harm no foul I just want to let you know. Thanks
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Yes I do buy clothes on ebay and you are right about the shipping. When you go to a sellers page to buy something you will see the zipcode that it will be coming from. Go to USPS.com and enter it and your zipcode where it says calculate shipping. You can guess at the weight. A pair of jeans weight is about 1.3 pounds so figure it from that. What the sellers do is put in a higher weight and it calculates the shipping too high thus being money in their pocket. If I find that the shipping is too high I send them a message and tell them. Occasinally they will bring it down but at least I let them know that I know what they are doing. Also try to order from people that are closer to you and the shipping will be cheaper. Right now and especially tomorrow (cyber Monday) just about everyone is offering free shipping. I have got some really good deals on ebay but it's like anyting else you have to not fall into the hurry up and bid trap and research it out. Good Luck!
• United States
30 Nov 08
Free shipping seems really cool but then the bids go so high that I cannot bid on the item. That I guess is where it falls sometimes.
@RebsHart (76)
• United States
6 Dec 08
From a seller point of view, ebay is known as FeeBay because they have consistantly increase thier fees to the seller to the point that they have caused sellers to raise their prices just to survive. And with the recent changes to many of the rules they pushed many sellers completely out of the game (at least on thier site). EBay is now pushing sellers to offer free shipping which isn't really free because the seller has to put that shipping cost into the sale price of the item but when they do this eBay is able to collect a higher final value fee as well...(this is also why ebay stock has been plumeting, small portion economy, but primarily it is the changes they have been making) ...blah blah blah on that subject.... What I would recommend to get the best deal...many of these former eBay sellers have moved to sell online at sites that charge them little or no fees at all; like Bonanzle.com or eCrater.com so the seller has less over head and is usually more willing to negotiate on the price. The two sites I mentioned are not auctions but fixed price but more often than not if you just contact the seller he/she will probalby be willing to negotiate a fair price with you. Because these new sites move a little slower their feedback may be extremely low so if you want to check out a seller's realiabilty many of them have ratings on TrustPlus.com or EveryPlaceISell.com
• China
6 Dec 08
I have bought something on ebay but not clothes. I think it's ok if you want to buy some clothes on it since the price there is cheap and have many kinds of clothes for you to choose from. However if you are free and don't hate shopping in clothing shops in your city, you'd better go. Because there you can try them on before you buy them and you can't on ebay. Good luck anyway.
• United States
30 Nov 08
No i have never buy things or clothes on ebay, i dont know why but i dont really like it ebay:$ just amazon for buy things or american eagle, have a nice day and hope you will have a good week ;) see you soon and bye bye. P.D Welcome to my lot.
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I have purchased clothes for my kiddos on ebay, but not for myself.