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Is tracking on B&S common procedure?

post #1 of 64
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I thought it was common knowledge that when you pay and someone ships out something to you they will have put tracking on it. Is this something I made up?
post #2 of 64
It's a private transaction, that's up to you to confirm with the seller, along with everything else. Until you are in full agreement on all terms no money should exchange hands..
post #3 of 64
If it's a big deal to you, you should confirm with the seller before shipment. I know as a buyer I don't really care if there's tracking or not, as long as I get my item, and I'd say >50% of the people who ship items to me never give me tracking information. If it's cheaper for them to send it without tracking, I'd rather not pay the extra money.
post #4 of 64
Most of the sells will atomically add a tracking number. But for some mail/envelop/packages, you have NO choice to add tracking. Really depends on the service.
post #5 of 64
I always add tracking and I pretty much expect it. Are people shipping things that aren't USPS priority? You get free boxes, free tracking, and you just print it out and drop it in a box or have them pick it up.
post #6 of 64
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

I always add tracking and I pretty much expect it. Are people shipping things that aren't USPS priority? You get free boxes, free tracking, and you just print it out and drop it in a box or have them pick it up.

I ship small items like t-shirts, button downs, etc. via those Priority Mail flat rate envelopes when it's going international. It's a pretty significant difference in price, like $15 vs. $30 oftentimes. Always works for me, and I figure buyers appreciate the lower prices I can sell things at, too.
post #7 of 64
I've sold about 15 or so items on B&S over the last 3-4 months and I've added tracking and sent the number to the buyer every time. But to each their own, I've also bought a few things here and the seller doesn't always add tracking...definitely something you should iron out before paying if you are expecting it.
post #8 of 64
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I ship small items like t-shirts, button downs, etc. via those Priority Mail flat rate envelopes when it's going international. It's a pretty significant difference in price, like $15 vs. $30 oftentimes. Always works for me, and I figure buyers appreciate the lower prices I can sell things at, too.

Plus, if you print it at home, you don't really need to accurately put the weight. For shirts I always put 1 lb and it comes out to about 4.95 shipped everywhere in the US, 2-3 days.
post #9 of 64
I always do tracking. Provides to a certain degree a proof of shipment/delivery and peace of mind for both parties. Shit what is it, like 70 cents conus? com'on
post #10 of 64
Yeah I always have tracking. It's free online or 70 cents in person. Really a no-brainer as you protect yourself as a seller. For Canada I normally don't do registered mail, Europe/Asia I do (~$11, buyer usually pays)
post #11 of 64
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I always do tracking. Provides to a certain degree a proof of shipment/delivery and peace of mind for both parties. Shit what is it, like 70 cents conus? com'on

This.

It is usually no more than a dollar so i dont know why someone wouldnt buy it
post #12 of 64
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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

If it's a big deal to you, you should confirm with the seller before shipment. I know as a buyer I don't really care if there's tracking or not, as long as I get my item, and I'd say >50% of the people who ship items to me never give me tracking information. If it's cheaper for them to send it without tracking, I'd rather not pay the extra money.
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Originally Posted by ImaPro View Post

This.
It is usually no more than a dollar so i dont know why someone wouldnt buy it

It free or under a buck, but problem is some type of service USPS provided does not have an option to track.
post #13 of 64
If you are getting payed with paypal, buy tracking end of story.
post #14 of 64
I think this issue comes up more when its international, not really when its within United States. Even shipping from Canada to States with tracking # adds significant cost.
post #15 of 64
i always provide tracking, and i sort of expect it on the seller's behalf to provide me w/ tracking

but if it's an inexpensive item, i suppose it isn't that big of a deal if no tracking is included
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