[vcf-midatlantic] eBay Damage

chrisjpf33 at gmail.com chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 20:38:01 EST 2018

Great idea. Can this still work if I don't have a UPS account? Perhaps pay the store with a credit card?

On Feb 25, 2018, at 6:14 PM, systems_glitch via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

I try and have sellers that don't seem to handle big stuff take items to
the UPS Store and put it on my UPS shipper's account. The UPS Store is 100%
responsible for loss or damage if they pack it up, so they do an often
excessive job. They'll gouge you on price if you have them give you
"retail" shipping prices but if you've got a UPS shipper's account you'll
get whatever your negotiated rates are.


On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 3:20 PM, Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> I have WAY too many horribly sad stories about shipping damage. I have
> tried to suggest to sellers to pack carefully. Sometimes they do OK,
> sometimes they fail miserably, and sometimes they get angry and offended
> that I dare tell them how to do anything. I wish there was a fool-proof
> solution (other than local pickup which isn't always an option).
> On Feb 24, 2018, at 1:49 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> And I need to vent a little further.  This was in good shape before the
> seller didn't pack it properly :(.
> Anyway, thanks for listening fellow retro enthusiasts :)
> John
> On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 1:46 PM, John Heritage <john.heritage at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> I'm still on the lookout for an Atari 810 drive to match my Atari 800
>> computers.  There are two types -- one with a 'barn door' that opens up,
>> and another with the middle flip lid.  I want the middle flip lid type.
>> I just ordered one on Ebay and of course the guy packaged it horribly, so
>> the case became heavily damaged so now I have deal with returning it.
> :(.
>> Anyway, It doesn't have to work perfectly I just something for
>> nostalgia/collection sake.
>> I have cash and 1050 drives to trade if appropriate.
>> Thank you!
>> John

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