[vcf-midatlantic] eBay Damage

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 20:39:24 EST 2018


Sure, you don't have to use a shipper's account, it'll just cost more.

I've also had people do this who didn't want to deal with the hassle of
shipping largeish items.

Thanks,
Jonathan

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 8:38 PM, <chrisjpf33 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
>
> 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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