^ It would help to know where you are and where the seller is. Seven weeks (June 1 to July 17) is an alarmingly long time for the shipment of goods. I can buy shoes from Bumfok, England and they arrive in Podunkopolis, USA within five days, easy. The basic legal facts about any transaction are these. Once you pay for something, that something is yours. The seller is then responsible to deliver that something to you. The shipping service is the seller's agent. You as the buyer have no responsibility for items lost in shipping, ever. This is why the buyer cannot file an insurance claim on lost goods: it is the seller who contracted with his shipping agent to deliver the goods, and lost goods are the seller's problem. Buyers and sellers may agree to whatever terms they like and modify these basic facts somewhat. But any time goods are lost in the mail, the ball is in the seller's court if delivery was part of the contract. And he should have a watertight case if he wants to claim there is nothing he can do about it. These questions have been debated endlessly in numerous threads. It seems plausible for a seller to require that the buyer purchase insurance when he buys shipping, as some ebays liked to do some time ago. Still in almost all these cases the buyer is paying the seller for handling and shipment so regardless of who paid for insurance, in these cases, still the seller is responsible for delivering the good. The seller can stipulate any terms as a condition of sale and if the buyer agrees, the buyer agrees. If you buy something from a fancy auction house, it is not uncommon for the auction house to stipulate that delivery is the buyer's responsibility. If you don't get the item out of their warehouse within so many days, you are somehow screwed. They will furnish references for shippers that they work often with, however, so you as the buyer can easily arrange for the delivery of your item with that third party. In these cases it's very clear from the start that the seller assumes no responsibility for delivery of your goods.
I never got to thank you for your reply, so thank you for a great and thoughtful response. I think this is quite obvious for anyone with some common sense though. But I made a deal with the seller to get a response from the Buyers and Sellers feedback. But it did not solve our dispute. The seller is inviscid and he has since then gone underground and I have not heard anything from him. I do not recommend him. I have since made a chargeback on the amount. It was not a lot of money and I would have waived the claim if only he had taken responsibility for his mistake. But he kept insisting that shipping was the buyer's responsibility.
rebel222 is a great seller!
I had a very smooth first buying experience on SF with rebel222.
Great seller with great communication and super fast shipping and good packaging.
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Just had three great transactions. Two were with some new members: screamformelongbeach and fiestadiz. Both paid fast, responded to emails quickly, and were patient when shipping was delayed by one day. The other was with mjHession - he kept his word on something he asked me to put on hold for him and paid exactly when he said he would.