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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


It is. I just went on Amazon and searched "poly mailer" or whatever and bought a couple hundred of the 12"x15" ones, work great.

Yeah, I'd rather not use the USPS bags. I assumed that the 12 x 15 wouldn't expand enough to fit the coat without crushing it. I might try some 14.5 x 19 poly bags. I was hoping to find large, clear plastic bags like the ones dry cleaners use.
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Didn't occur to me until just now to search "dry cleaner bags." Indeed, sold everywhere. Buying around 350 at a time brings the price down to around 17 cents per bag, but its a big investment up front.
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Originally Posted by nohio View Post

Yeah, I'd rather not use the USPS bags. I assumed that the 12 x 15 wouldn't expand enough to fit the coat without crushing it. I might try some 14.5 x 19 poly bags. I was hoping to find large, clear plastic bags like the ones dry cleaners use.

I use scavenged paper or dry cleaning bags. Ask a dry cleaner if they will sell you a few of the bags. 1 bag is enough material to wrap 3 suits. That is going to be much cheaper than using poly bags bought from ebay or uline.
post #3064 of 14467
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Originally Posted by nohio View Post

I've started shipping sportcoats using USPS Priority Regional Rate Box A (great tip, BrianPore), but right now, I'm just packing them with tissue paper. I'd like to have some kind of protective plastic bag around them, but I'm not finding anything that looks good in regular packing supplies. Any recommendations?
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I am probably too much of a straight arrow on this issue but I am sure that is a misuse of the Tyvek envelope.

It is. I just went on Amazon and searched "poly mailer" or whatever and bought a couple hundred of the 12"x15" ones, work great.

Your welcome and you are not suppose to use the USPS Tyvek bags for packing. No need to go to any bag bigger then 12"x15".

 

I use these http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130846769215 (just bought 400 more myself last week), and they work great!  $0.095/each icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by nohio View Post

I've started shipping sportcoats using USPS Priority Regional Rate Box A (great tip, BrianPore), but right now, I'm just packing them with tissue paper. I'd like to have some kind of protective plastic bag around them, but I'm not finding anything that looks good in regular packing supplies. Any recommendations?

I usually use dry cleaner protective plastic sleeves. I fold the item then stick it in the big plastic sleeve and fold it up. Works great for me, but I do seem to run out of those bags quick. Wifey does dry cleaning once every 2 weeks...I should look into a big roll of em...or if the item folds up small enough, I will use a priority bag to put the item in, then of course insert that into the shipping box.
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Originally Posted by nohio View Post

Yeah, I'd rather not use the USPS bags. I assumed that the 12 x 15 wouldn't expand enough to fit the coat without crushing it. I might try some 14.5 x 19 poly bags. I was hoping to find large, clear plastic bags like the ones dry cleaners use.

12x15 is plenty big if you fold the jacket properly. If it's a suit, pants just go in a second bag, and they both slide right in the regional rate A box.
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I switched to 14 x 17 poly mailers for blazers and prefer those over the smaller size. I have a smaller size I use for shirts.
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I switched to 14 x 17 poly mailers for blazers and prefer those over the smaller size. I have a smaller size I use for shirts.

What source do u use for those bags?
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I switched to 14 x 17 poly mailers for blazers and prefer those over the smaller size. I have a smaller size I use for shirts.

Do you also box them or do you just send them in the bag? (I've been sending shirts and ties in the smaller poly bags and it works really well.)
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Your welcome and you are not suppose to use the USPS Tyvek bags for packing. No need to go to any bag bigger then 12"x15".

I use these http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130846769215 (just bought 400 more myself last week), and they work great!  $0.095/each icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

That is a great price.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Your welcome and you are not suppose to use the USPS Tyvek bags for packing. No need to go to any bag bigger then 12"x15".

I use these http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130846769215 (just bought 400 more myself last week), and they work great!  $0.095/each icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

That is a great price.

I've bought from them multiple times, the bag quality has actually gotten better IMO. If you buy more then 400 the price goes down a tiny bit I think, but either way, as said, its a good price for a quality bag.

 

They are also a hair larger then the USPS bags so if you want to slip a USPS bag inside of the poly bag they fit PERFECT....just saying peepwall[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

Wow. It has been a strange week for me on eBay. I have two stories to tell, but only one for now.

I sold a new laptop case and shipped within an hour of payment. USPS showed it as delivered three days later. Everything was great right? Wrong. Buyer opens a case without messaging me, saying they never received it. Hmm, tracking sure seems clear. I give the buyer the benefit of the doubt and investigate it further. Post Office looks up tracking and tells me it's delivered. Buyer sends very strange responses almost dodging my questions with him.

I double check seller protection, thinking, who is dumb enough to try to file this claim when it was delivered. Guy has good feedback so I am thinking maybe he didn't get it.

Seller protection is clear. If you ship with tracking and it shows as delivered, you are covered. I called eBay anyway and they confirmed that I would win the case he opened, and if he appealed, eBay would refund him if he won, but they would not take any money from me. I then told him I would not issue a refund, and he complained but then randomly decided to close the case.

Was he just trying to pressure me into a refund but then caved when I wouldn't? I hope I don't get negative feedback for this, but I am baffled he would close the case if he truly didn't receive it. Below are our conversations, just in case this may help someone else in the future on here.


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Our conversations














WHERE IT GETS WEIRD





Anyways, happy ending, for now...but really weird.

I had an incident recently where tracking showed the item as delivered, but it hadn't actually been, but the item showed up on my doorstep day later. Didn't quite get what was going on, but it's possible your buyer had something similar happen. He saw the tracking show it as delivered, didn't find it, presumed that it was somehow your fault, and tried to take his money back from the evil, scheming, faceless seller, and then backs off when it actually shows up.
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I had an incident recently where tracking showed the item as delivered, but it hadn't actually been, but the item showed up on my doorstep day later. Didn't quite get what was going on, but it's possible your buyer had something similar happen. He saw the tracking show it as delivered, didn't find it, presumed that it was somehow your fault, and tried to take his money back from the evil, scheming, faceless seller, and then backs off when it actually shows up.


This happens often, actually. USPS posts DELIVERED at a time of day before the mail carrier is even at the address. So you know the time stamp is bogus. But you would think it is at the local office and thus would be delivered that day. No.
Also, has been more than one extra day(insanity in logistics, laziness, incompetence,etc.) from the DELIVERED stamp to actual delivery. Annoying, nerve-wracking but that is USPS. Tracking, far too meaningless though it is a necessary uselessness, I guess.
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I had my doubts selling to this guy after he bought the item, handn't paid yet and wrote me this. I said, dont worry pants are in good condition when I really should have said, they suck, don't pay. I debated with myself to not sell to him but knew the pants were in great condition.

 

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Dear Sir,

as I wrote I am going to pay the pants today.Only one question and I apologize to do one. In the last month I received pants and shirts with stains,any size,holes and pants dirty inside. Please if there are problems in the item do not send. Accept my apologizes.
Best regards

 

They arrive and I dont get a note, but he just opens a case asap

 

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"Dear Sir, I apologize to disturb you. Some of the measurement of the pants are not as described. perfectly. The front Rise is 12 and the Inseam is 28,5 instead in the in presentation of the item it was written Rise 12,5 and Inseam 29,75. I thank you Regards Tommaso"

 

OK, just send the damn pants back. I'll add you to my block bidder list and the styleforum black list to save all my fellow SF members the troubles. No f'ing way my inseam measurement is 1.25" off. censored.gif

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I had my doubts selling to this guy after he bought the item, handn't paid yet and wrote me this. I said, dont worry pants are in good condition when I really should have said, they suck, don't pay. I debated with myself to not sell to him but knew the pants were in great condition.


They arrive and I dont get a note, but he just opens a case asap


OK, just send the damn pants back. I'll add you to my block bidder list and the styleforum black list to save all my fellow SF members the troubles. No f'ing way my inseam measurement is 1.25" off. censored.gif



The joys of ebay. It really frosts my balls when a buyer lies to justify a return.
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