MyNudies un-official buying/selling guide!

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  1. superslim_zac New Member

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    With the increase in people joining this forum just to buy and sell and also the amount of scams it is becoming more important for buyers and sellers to think before they buy.

    Forum rules: http://www.mynudies.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29

    If you have a question about anything to do with buying or selling, forum etiquette or anything else - please post it in this thread. Hopefully this thread will help to improve the for sale threads being posted and decrease/deter scammers as well as decrease the chance of being conned as a buyer.

    Buyers

    In general, most transactions go smoothly. Being an educated buyer often helps the sale as . There are a few important questions to ask and some background info to look at prior to handing over cash to a complete stranger, these include;


    1) Look at the sellers history. This includes MyNudies post history, join date, feedback in the 'Feedback' section of the forum, eBay history, other forum connections, PayPal (verified?) - All these things should give a good indication on what the persons character is. For instance, if the member is new to MyNudies, does not post any other forum connections, has only joined MyNudies to sell and has no other feedback, approach the deal with caution. I'm not saying that these deals can't go well, just that a lack of character reference means that the person can 'disappear' from the MyNudies community without any loss to themselves.

    2) If a deal is too good to be true?, it possibly is. Also cross-reference how much jeans should be. A good resource for price checking is to search the market place on MyNudies and Superfuture forums for previous similar sales. Also, beware of misleading sellers - feel free to cross check the information about items with other members in a misc. questions thread or via PM.

    3) Other costs: Know (roughly) how much postage should be, some sellers will try and make more money off a sale through postage costs that are unrealistic. Generally speaking, $25 is about how much it costs to send jeans internationally. International postage should take anywhere up to 14 working days (3 weeks) - so don't jump to conclusions after your package hasn't arrived as quick as you thought.

    4) Inquire about other means of contact with a member. Don't always rely on Private Messaging on this forum. Ask for an email address or instant messenger contact if you feel that you would like the communication.

    5) Ask for pictures, measurements, conditions and anything else you can think of prior to buying. It's much easier than buying jeans that don't fit. For reference, most sellers measure in what is known as BiG style, or Blue In Green. The measuring instructions can be found here http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=41

    6) Never buy on impulse! Always think about what you are looking for and how much you want to spend prior to hunting for your item! The worst feeling is when you realise you paid either too much for something, or purchased something you didn't really want (buyers remorse) and lets face it - we've all been there. A basic principle is to never get too hung up on a particular deal, as my dad always says 'there will be another deal tomorrow'.


    Sellers

    Similar to above, as a seller you want to come across as genuine and approachable. here are 7 tips on how to make your transactions as smooth as possible;

    1) Read the forum rules on selling. This will help you making sure your thread will stay open. Remember to include tagged pictures. A tagged picture is a requirement of this forums market place - it is a piece of paper with your user name on it in the photo you are posting to verify that you are in possession of the item being sold.

    2) Be genuine in your prices. Check around the market, both on MyNudies and on Superfuture for similar transactions and price accordingly. Remember, it is highly unlikely that you will make your money back on selling second hand clothes. Most users are looking for a bargain!

    3) Be genuine in your costs. If shipping and handling is $27, charge that much, or consider offsetting the cost of shipping with profit. Cheap shipping always makes for an easy sale.

    4) Offer other means of contact, be it MSN, IRC, AOL, email - whatever. The ability to contact a seller other than on MyNudies is very helpful in making a smooth transaction and dealing with issues before they escalate.

    5) Consolidate your for sale threads! There is usually no reason to post multiple threads selling your goods. If you pick the right tittle you should have no worries getting people in to your thread. Consider listing brands, sizes, and prices in your tittle to make it easier for people to find your thread and what your selling.

    6) Posting your own pictures and descriptions as well as measurements always adds to the ease of selling your item, as most discerning buyers will ask for these things anyway - be prepared. The most common way of measuring denim for sale is what is referred to as the BiG method, or Blue In Green. This can be found at http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=41

    7)Provide links to other transaction histories. These may include other forums you have sold/bought on, eBay user feedback and any other ways of showing a character to potential buyers. Buyers are more likely to pay higher prices for goods if they feel they can trust the seller, too.
     
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    nicely done, zac. sticky!
     
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    nice zac
    Great guide bro
     
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    how many posts are needed to start your own thread? I've been searching for the answer but can't find it...
     
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    it's written in the mynudies thread
     
  6. superslim_zac New Member

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    yeah, 20 posts mate.

    But I would recommend you not just spamming out 20 useless posts unless your trying to get banned. have a read around. See what you can find. Learn something.
     
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    Alright got 20 posts but still can't post a new thread in the marketplace. Sorry for being annoying mods, but I can't find any other requirements?
     
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    the forum refreshes once an hour or so, so you might need to wait a little while before it registers your post count.

    Please see the posting rules (stickied in the marketplace) too before posting a new thread.
     
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    what can you/ should u do, if the seller has a low post count, but u want to buy the item?
     
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    Ask the seller for some sellers history or info or something that makes him accountable to the sale. Email addresses are good, but come very easily. eBay accounts are a little easier to track selling history on, and also a long term account on another forum is a +

    if in doubt you can send me a PM about the seller or one of the mods and they should be able to give you more specific advice regarding an individual seller
     
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    do i need to put a piece of paper with a name on it or something in the pics? ive seen other guys doing that what is that?
     
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    Yes, you need to do that.
     
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    that is called tagging. It helps to verify that you actually own the item you are selling.

    It is mandatory that all sale threads have it.
     
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    how do i view there feedback?
     
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    Can put up like... not jeans on the marketplace for sale? Or is it restricted to jeans.
     
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    yeah you can sell whatever you want aslong as it complies to the forum rules for selling.
     
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    Hi there,

    I am new at this forum (although I follow many topics for a long time) and I am wondering how I can add pictures when I want to sell my jeans. Can someone help me out?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    upload your photos to www.photobucket.com or similar hosting site, then post the IMG code into your ad.
     

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