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Old 07-17-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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I have been selling used shoes on Ebay for years.
What is the brand name?
I have learned they could sell for $500.00 new but if not a popular item on Ebay, they will sit. Especially if in need of repair. If they are popular, have them fixed yourself.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Personally, I wouldn't even try to list an item on eBay that wasn't in good condition or better. I only offer the finest of items as that is all I would be interested in buying anyway.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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My son is this person. Well, he doesn't spend quite that much but he is really awful about buying boots and shoes online and then losing money selling them on eBay barely worn, because they aren't quite "right" for whatever reason. He's super picky about shoes and anyone with patience can find bargains because of his pickiness!
The only thing I can think of is either this person wasn't happy with the stitching around the toe , it is a little inconsistent if you really look or he just didn't like the fit. They are a hand made boot so things aren't going to be perfect on them. It worked out great for me though.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I would just have them fixed and them list them. In my experience people will not buy stuff that needs to be repaired unless its something one of a kind, antique, etc...etc...
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I probably wouldn't by shoes on ebay. But if I saw a great shoe for a good price, with a missing heel cap, I would get it. That is such a cheap and easy fix. As long as it didn't look like it was too worn to replace the heel cap.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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The most I've paid for thrift shop shoes was $10.00. Most of mine are below that, and all were in great condition. Of course, I disinfected them like crazy after I got home. Got some pretty good wear out of them, too.
Still have some dressier ones that I occasionally wear.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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Go for it! One woman's "too snug" is another woman's lucky day! I used to sell on eBay, primarily shoes, and not high end either. I was amazed at the bidding wars, however I have large feet so that gave me several audiences to appeal to, if you get my drift...
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:43 AM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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Go for it! One woman's "too snug" is another woman's lucky day! I used to sell on eBay, primarily shoes, and not high end either. I was amazed at the bidding wars, however I have large feet so that gave me several audiences to appeal to, if you get my drift...
LOL yes I do know the audience you mean, and these are a larger size so that helps. I always have good luck since I wear a 9.5 or 10.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I recently ran across a pair of Cole Hahn loafers - really beautiful shoes - that looked they had never been worn, at GOODWILL. I got them for $10. They had a couple of small splits in the sole around the stitching (I think maybe they just had sat in a closet for years and never been worn or maybe they were in a hot storage building, who knows?). I got that repaired for $8. I am THRILLED with this purchase!

I do shop on eBay but I wouldn't spend $100 or anywhere close to that for used shoes that needed a repair. That doesn't mean someone else wouldn't, though. GOOD LUCK!
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I wouldn't buy or wear second-hand shoes if you paid me.
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