Ebay Store Review – Webzom

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Webzom on eBay

Webzom on eBay, maintained by the account aplaceinthesun is definitely one of my favorite stores on eBay, and one of the best online clothing shopping sites. I have made 5 purchases from this store over the past 3 months, and been happy each time. Click the Webzom link above to discover more.

Webzom is great for online clothes shopping, with the best deals in a wide variety of fashion items such as clothing, denim, shoes, hats & accessories, outerwear, and more. They carry popular brands like Adidas, Calvin Klein, Converse, DC, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, and many others. If you buy clothes online, major brands are a nice thing to see.

Feedback History

Webzom has been selling under that brand name since 2009, while Aplaceinthesun has been selling on eBay since 1999. They have earned almost 100,000 total positive feedback ratings on eBay, with a 99.6% overall score. This is also a Top-Rated eBay store. Being a Top Rated store is not easy. You have to offer good quality items, accurate item descriptions, excellent customer service, and fast shipping. So Webzom, aka aplaceinthesun is a very successful eBay store.

They have many of the popular retail brands at prices around 10-40% off. Anytime I like something at a retail store like Macy’s, I check Webzom first to see if they carry that item or line. More often than not, they do have in their store, and at a much better price! My latest purchase was for a pair of True Religion jeans at almost 50% off retail. Discount stores often have outdated merchandise, or 2nd quality. Each of my purchases at Webzom have been brand new, and top-quality.

I would recommend Webzom for anyone looking for the latest fashion items, and/or the popular brands today, or even if you want to buy shoes online. Their prices definitely beat shopping retail. This is definitely a fun store for window shoppers.

Click Here to View Feedback for Webzom

What I like or don’t like

Their storefront is very well organized, and professional looking. You have a graphic store menu where you can shop by category, as well as a left side text menu with categories, and brands. So it is very easy to navigate, and find what you are looking for. Each listing also carries over the left side menu as well.

I do appreciate their attention to detail in their listings though. Each listing has clear and large pictures, so you really get to see in detail what you are buying. You get multiple pictures for each product, including different angles, closeups, etc. Their product descriptions describe the product in details, and provide all of the necessary information like color, model, package content, etc.

Their excellent feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping from this eBay store. 30 Day return policyAs does their 30-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having a month to do so is quite convenient.

Ebay Store Review – Ruze Shoes

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Ruze Shoes on eBay

There are very few eBay stores from whom I sign up for their newsletter. Who wants more junk in their email right? Ruze Shoes is one of the few. When I see a pair of shoes that I like, Ruze Shoes is the first place I check. They usually have cool mens shoes – and usually at a really good price. And their newsletter highlights all of their best deals. Not just the shoes they want to push; but actually the best deals. And with their easy to use interface, shoe shopping online can actually be fun. Do a google search for ruze shoes coupon, and something will surely come up. They do currently have a Extra 15% off when you buy 3+ promotion.

Feedback History

Ruze Shoes has been selling on eBay since 2003, and currently has accumulated about 100,000 positive total feedback ratings, with an overall score of 98.9%. So you can definitely feel secure about your purchase knowing that you are getting both quality and authentic merchandise, as well as great customer service. It is virtually impossible to survive on eBay for millions of transaction unless you are satisfying a very huge amount of customers. Ruze Shoes is also a Top-Rated eBay store.

Top-Rated store on eBayIt’s not easy to become a Top-Rated store on eBay. You have to provide good quality items, accurate descriptions, excellent customer service, and fast shipping. And you have to do this day after day, month after month. So Ruze Shoes has had a very successful and positive selling history on eBay.

Ruze Shoes carries all the popular brands, and mens designer shoes like Clae, Clarks, Puma, Alexander McQueen, Supra, Timberland, Mark Nason, Adidas, and many more. If you are into fashionable, hip, and up-to-date footwear, Ruze Shoes will surely end up in your favorite sellers list.

When you sell name brand products, etc., especially at a discount, a popular question is always going to be if the items are authentic, fake, or knock-offs. To answer that question…

Let’s take a close look at their recent feedback history. Ebay buyers have a really good way of weeding out the good sellers from the bad. If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, they will leave you bad feedback. And any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback. With that being said, over the past 12 months, Ruze Shoes has received about 12,000 positive feedback ratings, compared to just 125 negative feedback comments. With that sort of lop-sided ratio, it definitely appears as though Ruze Shoes is an honestly run business, selling authentic merchandise.

Click here to view recent feedback for Ruze Shoes

I would say I’ve shopped in their store about 5 or 6 times over the past year, and each time I’ve had a great home shopping experience. Along with their great prices, they ship very fast, and the shoes have always been top quality. They have the selection and availability of online boutiques, but with the prices of a discount shop. If you are bargain hunting, it gets better…

For awhile I was addicted to checking their clearance items. A lot of the shoes you like come in a variety of colors and styles – some more popular than others. Their clearance section is a great way of buying the not-so-popular versions at an extremely low price. I had to stop after a few purchases when I realized how many pairs I had actually ordered. Even cheap mens shoes can add up when you buy a handful of pairs.

Overall, I would highly recommend Ruze Shoes. They have a very nice selection of brands and styles, in a wide variety of colors and styles. If you are shopping for men’s shoes, you should really check them out, as they have something for everyone. Click on the link at the top of the page to discover Ruze Shoes for yourself.

Have you shopped in this store before? If so, leave a comment below and share your experience.

How to Find Good Ebay Sellers

The cheapest online shopping – in this case; eBay – is about a little give and take sometimes. If you want the cheapest price, or the best deals while shopping at home, you have to give up some part of the buying experience. If you want great service, excellent communication, fast shipping, and a flawless product, you should walk into a retail store, and purchase the product at full price.

There is a cost involved with each of those factors mentioned above. It costs money to have a full time customer service team, it costs money to have a fully stocked warehouse of items, and so on. It is extremely hard offer all four of the parts of the shopping experience above, at a discount price. Discount stores are discounted for a reason. They are saving money at some part of the product buying/storing/selling stage, and are able to pass the savings on to you. But this usually comes at a compromise of at least one of the four factors.

That is why negative feedback on eBay is overrated. In my selling experience, I would say that 90% of negative feedback is due to a buyer expecting all four aspects of a great shopping experience, but at a highly discounted price – which again, is hard to deliver. Not all negative feedback is due to a negative experience! Most of the time, 2 or 3 of the factors mentioned above are met, along with a discounted price. But for whatever reason, those who buy online on eBay expect all 4 factors, and a cheap price. With all other things in life; you get what you pay for.

A large amount of sellers on eBay are one (or two) man operations, and the majority are some form of a small business, without the capability or means of providing all four aspects, at cheap or discounted price. They simply can not compete with the big box sellers that way. At the same time, negative feedback – while not a true indicator of a seller’s performance – greatly impacts a seller’s ability to continue selling. So when you leave a negative feedback for a silly reason, you make it harder for that seller or store to continue offering great deals. And if these sellers are wiped out, that leaves us with just the big box stores, selling at full retail price.

So…to find the best deals on eBay, you have to learn how to tune out the silly and frivolous feedback. Look at a seller’s feedback history. Is it above 99%? If so, you probably have found a good seller. Are the negative feedback from buyers claiming that “this seller is the worst seller on eBay”? That is most likely frivolous feedback. Are there multiple claims of buyers not receiving what they ordered with no contact from the seller? That is something to consider.

Try not to insist on “free shipping” as that really isn’t a benefit – something I covered in an earlier post that you can find below. Look at their listing description. Does it look like a 5 year old wrote it, or does it look professional. If it looks like time was put into writing out a clean and/or descriptive listing, that is good. Some people get caught up with a need to find the most creative descriptions. Focus more on a clear and descriptive listing. Bullet points can be enough sometimes. If you see phrases that remind you of listings from 10 or 15 years ago – like “happy bidding” – move on.

 

 

The Best Online Deals & Free Shipping

Hey guys, Vic here…

Just wanted to take a moment to discuss the “myth” of free shipping. A lot of people consider free shipping to be a staple of online shopping. They have to have free shipping if they’re going to buy online. They think that the best deals always include free shipping. And let’s face it – if you’re shopping at home online, paying for shipping can get annoying. However, if you are looking for the cheapest online shopping and free shipping just don’t go together.

cheapest online shopping sites - free shippingI have been selling on eBay and Amazon for over 10 years now, and so today I’d like to tell you that free shipping isn’t actually free. I know, I know…this may come as a shock to some people. But free shipping is not free. Someone has to pay for it. FedEx and UPS certainly don’t offer free shipping. They charge me every time I ship a package. The US Postal service doesn’t ship for free either!

So who pays for the shipping?

Well, as a seller, if I paid for the shipping, I wouldn’t last very long in business. So that counts me/the seller out. Ebay and Amazon don’t pay for the shipping, as they too are running a business. Who’s left? Well, that leaves you, the buyer, to pay for the shipping.

So even when you are receiving “free shipping”, you are actually still paying for the shipping. And it gets worse! Not only do you pay for shipping, but you also pay a higher price than you would have if you had just bought the item without free shipping included.

Shopping sites and online boutiques have a business to run, as I mentioned above. So they have to cover their costs, and add a profit on top. Shipping is a cost. We as sellers wouldn’t last for more than a few months if we actually paid for the shipping.

Free shipping only benefits eBay & Amazon, not you the buyer. When you see “free shipping”, that means that the cost of shipping is included in the purchase price. So when you are getting an item shipped for free, that item will often cost more than the same item with calculated shipping. Why? Because items with free shipping have one flat price. The seller doesn’t know what zip code you will be purchasing from. So they have to charge you the highest rate that it could possibly cost to ensure a profitable sale.

For example, if you are shipping from Los Angeles, a 2 lb package shipping to a city away, would cost about $5.50. That same package shipped to New York will cost about $11. So….if that seller in Los Angeles wants to offer free shipping, AND ensure a profit for each sale, he/she has to add $11 on top of their starting price. So if you live near Los Angeles, you could have had the item for $5.50 in shipping, but you wanted it shipped for free, so you are paying $6 more so that you can get it for “free”. Not the best deal if you ask me.

$6 might not be much, but if that was a large package, it would cost roughly $25-30 more. The lesson as always….free shipping = more expensive shipping.

So what is a work around? Look for sellers that are local, or at least within a few states away, and look for those that charge calculated shipping. If they only offer free shipping, ask what the cost would be if they charged you for shipping and the item price separately. You’d be amazed at how much you can save by just asking that question.

 

eBay Store Review – ForeverLux

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eBay Store Review - ForeverLux
eBay Store Review – ForeverLux

ForeverLux on eBay is a store selling health & beauty, fragrances, cologne, perfume, testers, and more. Click the blue link above to check out what deals and promotions they are currently offering in fragrances. At the moment, they do have a Save 25% Off of Select Items promotion.

Feedback History

ForeverLux has been selling on eBay since 2002. They have earned about 450,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 99% positive overall score. So this is a very successful store on eBay. This is also a Top-Rated eBay store, which means they offer a really high level of item descriptions, customer service, as well as fast shipping.

It’s not easy to become a Top-Rated store on eBay. You have to provide good quality items, accurate descriptions, excellent customer service, and fast shipping. And you have to do this day after day, month after month. So ForeverLux has had a very successful and positive selling history on eBay.

ForeverLux sells health & beauty, fragrances, cologne, perfume, testers, and more. They carry brands like Alfred Sung, Cacharel, Cartier, Christian Dior, Creed, Davidoff, Dolce & Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Jimmy Choo, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Prada, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Thierry Mugler, and others.

This is one of those eBay stores to visit when you want the retail experience. If you’ve been to a fragrance counter lately, you should be familiar with the brands and styles that they carry.

Aventus by Creed 4.0 oz EDP Cologne for Men
Aventus by Creed 4.0 oz EDP Cologne

Items like Caleche by Hermes 3.3 / 3.4 oz EDT Perfume for Women, Creed Aventus by Creed 4.0 oz EDP Cologne for Men, Bond No. 9 Success Is The Essence Of New York 3.3 oz EDP, Diorissimo by Christian Dior 3.4 oz EDT Perfume for Women, etc.

ForeverLux sells brand new merchandise, and does offer a 100% Authentic guarantee, as well as a 100% money back guarantee.

When you sell name brand fragrances, etc., especially at a discount, a popular question is always going to be if the items are authentic, fake, or knock-offs. To answer that question…

Let’s take a close look at their recent feedback history. eBay buyers have a really good way of weeding out the good sellers from the bad. If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, they will leave you bad feedback. And any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback. With that being said, over the past 12 months, ForeverLux has received about 110,000 positive feedback ratings, compared to just 1073 negative feedback comments. With that sort of lop-sided ratio, it definitely appears as though ForeverLux is an honestly run business, selling authentic merchandise.

Click Here to View eBay Feedback for ForeverLux

ForeverLux also has their own website – foreverlux.com. The Google Customer Reviews for their site are also outstanding. Over 800 reviews (92% positive), with a 4.7 overall score. The graph indicates that the majority are 5 star ratings.

ForeverLux - Google Customer Reviews
ForeverLux – Google Customer Reviews

What I like or don’t like

Their storefront is very organized. You have a product menu on the left side with all of the brand categories available, as well as top menu with store categories. So you just find your desired category, and go from there. Once you get into a listing page, you get a left hand menu with all of the brands available. So this store is very easy to navigate.

Another thing I appreciate is their attention to detail in their listings. Each listing has multiple clear and large pictures, so you can clearly see what is included in the listing. Their descriptions go into a lot of detail, and provide all the specifications that you might be looking for like the model they work for, size, color, etc. The quality of their listings is about as good as it gets on eBay. You get all sorts of pictures, sizes, weights, package contents, etc.

Their attention to detail, and their excellent feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping

30 Day return policy
30 Day return policy

from this eBay store. As does their 30-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having a month to do so is quite convenient.

Have you shopped at this store before? If you have, leave a comment below and share your experience.

Ebay Store Review – svmgiftcards

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Ebay Store Review - svmgiftcards
Ebay Store Review – svmgiftcards

Svmgiftcards is actually one of my favorite eBay stores. This is basically a gift card mall, and is probably the eBay store I buy from most often. They strictly deal with discount gift cards online. Some are for physical item stores, and others are for online shopping sites. They will usually have a few gift cards for less than face value, which is awesome!

Feedback History

Svmgiftcards has been selling on eBay since 2014, and currently has accumulated over 25,000 positive total feedback ratings, with an overall score of 99.6%. So you can definitely feel secure about your purchase knowing that you are getting both quality and authentic merchandise, as well as great customer service. It is virtually impossible to survive on eBay for thousands of transactions unless you are satisfying a very huge amount of customers.

With their deals on gift cards, you pay a discounted amount of the card’s face value, so basically, its like sale shopping, without actually waiting for a sale.

I check back often, as their discount cards change regularly. When they have eBay or Paypal discount cards available, I’ll usually buy a few of those at a time.

You can buy as many as you’d like by clicking on the link at the top of the page, but please note; there are a limited quantity available, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Click Here to View Feedback for Svmgiftcards

In an earlier post today, I provided a link to a $100 76 gas card, selling for $90. I actually bought 3 myself. You’re going to buy gas anyways, so you’re getting $10 for free really.

cheapest online shopping - Boston Market gift card
Boston Market Gift card

I love when I see discounted gift cards available for stores that I visit personally. For example, right now, they have gc’s available for Cabela’s and Boston Market. The Boston Market card is $20 for a $25 card. So  if you eat there often, why not get a few?

The cards are almost always sent by mail, so you don’t have to fiddle with any discount codes, or online shopping coupons. They’re shipping is fast, and free.

What I like or don’t like

What I really enjoy about this store is its easy to use, and simple interface. No gimmicky templates, and menus. Just gift cards….and easy to find! You choose your desired Company/Merchant, and go from there.

One thing that I really appreciate about this store is the quality of their listings. Each listing has a large picture, so you’re not left playing a guessing game. It can get really annoying when you’re looking at a listing and wondering if it’s the right color, size, model, etc. With a lot of sellers, you just get that one small stock photo, so detailed listings like these are good to have.

Their attention to detail in their listings, and their stellar feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping from this eBay store. This store does not offer returns, so make sure you want what you are buying. However, if you don’t receive your item, or receive an incorrect item, you are still covered by eBay’s 60-day buyer protection.

Have you shopped in this store before? If so, leave a comment below and share your experience.

Ebay Store Review for – beautyincstore

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Beautyincstore is surprisingly easy to use, providing an enormous selection of beauty products that make online shopping fun! The latest, most sought after products are presented in a clear and easy to use format that allows visitors to make their own decisions without all the background noise some shopping sites offer. Free shipping brings the whole package together nicely.

Beautyincstore on ebay proves that shopping for innovative, state of the art beauty products does not have to be a guessing game. With more than 1,100 choices and products ranging from hair care to fragrances to makeup, this is certainly one of the best places to buy online. It may be worth it just to avoid that commissioned sales person at the counter. We all know that person, the one who smells like a French Boutique, has 47 different shades of purple on her face and insists that the 162 dollar bottle of skin cream is really on a (once in a lifetime) sale event. She is clearly offering the best deals that are available right?

They offer a refreshing twist on almost everything with those favorites most people are seeking and alternatives that may be lesser known, but even better quality. Both men’s and women’s products are well represented, making this a great store for a wide variety of shoppers.

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump 'N Thick Thickening Shampoo
Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump ‘N Thick Thickening Shampoo

It is comforting that this internet shop is updated regularly too. Some online boutiques carry the same products every day, never seeming to understand that times change. Being able to find those old favorites is nice, but having the opportunity to experiment with new things is even better. Especially without that smelly commissioned sales person peering at you, as if you were a misunderstood Picasso. Beautyincstore seems to respect the fact that you know what you are doing and are looking for the best way to get it done.

Prices also seem to be remarkably competitive. Most “so-called” discount stores tend to jack up prices in order to pay for the space. It costs them money to put up those displays, pay the employees and keep the lights on, so the shopper is always the one who pays for that. It can be a shock to the system when someone discovers how low product prices can actually be once all those extraneous expenses are eliminated. Of course, you pay the commissioned sales person directly for that “expert advise”.

Free shipping is a huge bonus too. It can be unnerving when you buy something online, then discover that the shipping cost is greater than the cost of the products you bought. Being able to sit in the comfort of your home, order from an impressive selection of trustworthy beauty products and know it will arrive for free is a formula for peace of mind.

Beautyincstore is also easy to use. A well thought out format provides shoppers with an excellent experience, everything you might need right at your fingertips with several, plainly labeled menus and no confusion. Some online stores can be messy to use. It is frustrating when you just need some moisturizer but have to look through 29 pages of men’s briefs to get there. It seems they finally created an online store that actually works for shoppers.

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Shopping Online – A unique history behind it

Reviews for those shopping online!

After buying and selling on ebay for over 16 years, I thought it’s time to share some of my acquired knowledge. I love to buy online, search for the best deals, and scour shopping sites.

Time and time again, I have found that eBay stores offer the best deals, at reasonable prices, with exceptional customer service. So here, I have decided to offer store reviews, advise general ebay tips, and share some daily deals that I find on my own.

What kind of stores?

My reviews will span all sorts of stores, from health and beauty, to home and garden to electronics. From luxury item sellers, to thrift-stores, no store is too big or too small for an honest review!

What will you review?

With over 16 years of dedication to ebay and its many individual stores, I have come to learn what it takes to be successful as an ebay store.  I can tell when a store is being operated honestly, and when a store is more about making a fast dollar.

These reviews aren’t meant to provide positive or negative feedback. Ebay users already take care of that for us. This project is aimed to appreciate and highlight the stores that are more about making money. This project was created to find and share the stores that, are run honestly, have products that are interesting, and to bring light to the unique personality of each store.

The cheapest online shopping sites. The investigation begins…

Is there really a secret?

 

Yes, but not really. Finding the cheapest online shopping sites isn’t as hard as you think it might be. Online shopping is about finding the right stores, the right online boutiques, and checking back often to find new updates and deals.

Whether you are looking for wholesale clothing, online fashion, or just the best deals, eBay stores are my preferred destination when I want to buy online.

Let’s investigate further…

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