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post #20251 of 20265
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I would be interested in your thoughts on insurance. I’m keenly aware that insurance is there to protect the seller, but in the past I have either self-insured, or been able to charge a small amount for insurance on a domestic parcel.

This is now changing, for two reasons. The first is that the decline of the Aussie dollar has attracted more overseas buyers to my auctions. The second is that I am starting to get quite a few sales that go for prices way higher than I feel comfortable self-insuring.

In my ads, I give my buyers the option of registered and express international, and explain that registered does not come with insurance. I recommend insurance, but buyers always choose the cheaper option of registered.

I feel like I am being backed into a corner here. If people decline the option of insurance, my understanding is that I am still on the hook if the parcel disappears or is damaged en route. So when I sell something valuable, I feel like I should send via express anyway and insure. Yet I haven’t been paid for that, and I will eat something like $30 on each parcel. On the other hand, if I insist on insured Express for overseas, I will probably lose a big chunk of my customers.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to approach this? (One thing I had thought of is jacking up my handling fee to defray this a bit).

I do have the exact same problems as you (and I'd say every Canadian/Australian too) and I always chose the riskier choice and never insured anything (costs are ridiculous too here, same as you). If you jack the prices, you'll sell less. If you have a claim and it was uninsured? Eat it. I'm small time but in 550+ sales I had 0 insurance claim, but I wouldn't know the standard of our  "industry".

 

You should ask other non-US guys their opinion though since I'm a bit hardcore. I don't even track my small fodder stuff when I sell abroad. It allows me to send shirts and pants for 8$/15$ to any country in the world... (and 4$ for ties). In 350+ untracked sales? One guy (US) claimed his shirt never arrived. Whatever :D

post #20252 of 20265

...I wonder if awful Ebay buyers ever think about the fact that we have their home addresses, and websites like https://shipyourenemiesglitter.com/ and http://dicksbymail.com/ exist... Ah well, probably just save the latest SNAD for here or notalwaysright.com


Edited by DanM - 3/27/15 at 10:10pm
post #20253 of 20265
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...I wonder if awful Ebay buyers ever think about the fact that we have their home addresses, and websites like https://shipyourenemiesglitter.com/ and http://dicksbymail.com/ exist... Ah well, probably just save the latest SNAD for here or notalwaysright.com

http://www.poopsenders.com

post #20254 of 20265

I'm quite certain that you will have a better day if you don't let this person buy from you:

 

chickcubed

 

 

That is all.

post #20255 of 20265
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

I'm quite certain that you will have a better day if you don't let this person buy from you:

 

chickcubed

 

 

That is all.

post #20256 of 20265

What is the preferred method for listing suits with the EU size vs the US size?  I have a suit that is a 60 EU but based on the measurements, its like a US 46.  I want to make sure the right people see it.  

post #20257 of 20265
I always make sure that the size marked on the tag is the one in the search fields, but I usually include both sizes in the title (e.g. EU52 US42).

Yours is an odd case. It might be best handled in a subtitle, saying something like ("measures to a US 46”)
post #20258 of 20265

A few months ago someone posted a link to a clothes hanging pole. It was a simple contraption similar to what dry cleaners use. I want to say that it was brianpore or capnwes but I could be wrong.

post #20259 of 20265

Hey guys, how would you call this color??

 

 

 

I'd go with copper brown but I'm not an expert ^^

post #20260 of 20265
Chocolate.
post #20261 of 20265

I tried to play with a friend's DSLR but since I'm a noob I was not able to render the true colors (not much more than with my samsung s5 LOL). The wool is really weird and predominantely chocolate brown but with traces of copper?! I thought there would be another word for it 

post #20262 of 20265
Chocolate Brown Sharkskin?
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I'm gonna go with Zanella Chocolate Brown Copper Sharkskin Flat Front Dress Pants 33 I think

post #20264 of 20265
I'd say chocolate too
post #20265 of 20265

Bronzed

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