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post #5836 of 14461
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I sold an item off eBay through Paypal (via an invoice) and the tracking info says that the shirt was delivered, but the buyer is claiming he never received it (it went first class). He is being nice about it, not asking for a refund, but it seems suspicious that the tracking info says "delivered." I would think that a lost package would never reach the delivered status.

I've had it happen
post #5837 of 14461
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'Cause it's easier to grab tons of usps tyvek bags rather than lots of usps flat rate boxes, if one were so inclined, that is.

 

Actually, it's easier to get tons of both of them delivered, for free, right to your front door.

post #5838 of 14461
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So, apparently I am officially a bigwig in my town. I just got a call on my cell from the postmaster. He said that they have no delivery on Monday due to Columbus Day, but if I am going to have any packages that day, they would pick them up anyway since I am one of their top shippers. So with the government shutdown and the holiday, I still get 5 star service.  :bigstar:

Haha thats awesome Wes.  Since we got onto this topic, I was wondering if you guys do anything nice for your personal postman.  Such as gift cards, or leave cookies and milk (lol that one was a zinger).  But I've left a few things behind for them in the past just to show my gratitude in hopes they take extra service with my deliveries!

post #5839 of 14461
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Haha thats awesome Wes.  Since we got onto this topic, I was wondering if you guys do anything nice for your personal postman.  Such as gift cards, or leave cookies and milk (lol that one was a zinger).  But I've left a few things behind for them in the past just to show my gratitude in hopes they take extra service with my deliveries!

 

Yes, I do often. I value her service greatly. Since I use the pick up service, it is important to keep her happy. Pam, is fairly new on the route. She does a great job and doesn't complain about all the packages. I go out to at least say hello whenever she picks up while I am home on the weekend. This also gives me an opportunity to make sure my printed labels aren't giving her issues with scanning, or anything else that might be an unforeseen problem. I try to leave at least a thank you note every couple of weeks and every so often a gift card to the local bakery/cafe, which is right next to the post office.  

post #5840 of 14461
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I sold an item off eBay through Paypal (via an invoice) and the tracking info says that the shirt was delivered, but the buyer is claiming he never received it (it went first class). He is being nice about it, not asking for a refund, but it seems suspicious that the tracking info says "delivered." I would think that a lost package would never reach the delivered status.

 

Speaking only as a buyer, this has happened to me twice in about 70 eBay purchases. Both times the item arrived within 10 days of the spurious delivery. My guess is that it was sitting in a pile at the post office, but who knows?

 

For what it's worth, the last time this happened the tracking showed the item delivered at 10:30 PM. Deliveries that actually take place show up as 6-8 PM, even though they always happen in the afternoon.

post #5841 of 14461

So I am selling something I picked up during one of my first ever trips to a thrift store (I should just redonate it) but am trying to at least get my money back.

 

Anyhoo, so I set my shipping policy on this auction

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Ships to:
United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan

While traveling today I had 1 dude place 3 bids on it than send me a message saying I didn't notice that the shoes were used and could I cancel his bid. I noticed he is not from one of my ship to countries.
 

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Member since 23.06.2012 in Russian FederationLocation:

Leningradskaya, Russian Federation

 

Why did eBay allow this bid in the first place? I happily cancelled it because I have no interest in shipping to Russia.

post #5842 of 14461
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So I am selling something I picked up during one of my first ever trips to a thrift store (I should just redonate it) but am trying to at least get my money back.

 

Anyhoo, so I set my shipping policy on this auction

 

While traveling today I had 1 dude place 3 bids on it than send me a message saying I didn't notice that the shoes were used and could I cancel his bid. I noticed he is not from one of my ship to countries.
 

 

Why did eBay allow this bid in the first place? I happily cancelled it because I have no interest in shipping to Russia.

 

Um....this is kinda obvious I think. You ship to Europe. Russia is in both Europe and Asia. You need to use the exclude tool for all of the places you don't ship

post #5843 of 14461
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Haha thats awesome Wes.  Since we got onto this topic, I was wondering if you guys do anything nice for your personal postman.  Such as gift cards, or leave cookies and milk (lol that one was a zinger).  But I've left a few things behind for them in the past just to show my gratitude in hopes they take extra service with my deliveries!

My post office gets the giant tremendous biggest size possible gift basket I can find from that Wine Country catalog.
post #5844 of 14461
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Actually, it's easier to get tons of both of them delivered, for free, right to your front door.

I get the large flat rates and regional a/b delivered, but usually grab everything else when I'm at the post office. If my volume were higher I'd probably need to get everything delivered.
post #5845 of 14461
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I get the large flat rates and regional a/b delivered, but usually grab everything else when I'm at the post office. If my volume were higher I'd probably need to get everything delivered.

 

I almost never step foot in the post office. Unless I have time on a Saturday morning, a random BIN package to send or I feel like saying hello to the ladies who work there. Otherwise post office lines are the devil.

post #5846 of 14461
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Um....this is kinda obvious I think. You ship to Europe. Russia is in both Europe and Asia. You need to use the exclude tool for all of the places you don't ship

:facepalm: Nobody told me there would be Geography! They make it very confusing, if you allow shipping to Europe and Asia but want to exclude the Russian Federation you have to do it in both. If you don't will they allow Russians in the European part of Russia to bid but not the Asian part? Technically Turkey is also in Europe and Asia (Not excludable from either, since they put it in the Middle East) yet it is not an option to exclude from the Europe countries...

post #5847 of 14461
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I almost never step foot in the post office. Unless I have time on a Saturday morning, a random BIN package to send or I feel like saying hello to the ladies who work there. Otherwise post office lines are the devil.

 

Do you have someone at the house when you schedule pickups or do you just leave all the packages on the porch?

post #5848 of 14461
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Do you have someone at the house when you schedule pickups or do you just leave all the packages on the porch?

 

Just leave them on the porch, you don't have to be there. I go to the post office occasionally to get half a dozen tubs. I just leave all my packages on the porch in a tub, and the mailman picks them up whether I'm there or not.

post #5849 of 14461
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

 

I almost never step foot in the post office. Unless I have time on a Saturday morning, a random BIN package to send or I feel like saying hello to the ladies who work there. Otherwise post office lines are the devil.

 

No need to stand in line, either. If it's all ready to go, just bypass the line, set it on the counter, and walk out.

 

Here's a fun story for those of you who hate going to the Post Office. Last week I had an end of day BIN sale, and rushed out the door to get to the PO two minutes before it closed, because I'm anal about getting packages out the door the same day. When I got there, the door was closed early, which never happens. Turns out someone had pooped in the lobby, and they were closed for cleaning.

 

Took my package anyway, though. Now that's good customer service! :D 


Edited by Acme - 10/9/13 at 7:12am
post #5850 of 14461
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post
 

 

Do you have someone at the house when you schedule pickups or do you just leave all the packages on the porch?

 

You can leave them anywhere within a 1/4 mile radius of your house. Just make sure they are in a safe dry spot that is easily accessible for the mailman. No one needs to be present.

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