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Mar 14, 2014 09:00 |  #16

I factor it into the price and require it. if it doesn't make it to the buyer, paypal will side with the buyer and I eat the cost. so I am cover my risk by doing insurance


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Mar 14, 2014 09:29 |  #17

SBK1 wrote in post #16757634 (external link)
I charge extra for the shipping insurance. Seemslike alot of buyers are willing to take the chance. I always give them the option UP FRONT so they know the drill. All depends on the items and its worth as well. And when I buy smoething from here, I always get the details in writing and I also take the amount of feedback and length on these forums into account.

Not sure what you mean by this. What chance is a buyer taking?


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Mar 14, 2014 10:14 |  #18

SBK1 wrote in post #16757634 (external link)
I charge extra for the shipping insurance. Seemslike alot of buyers are willing to take the chance. I always give them the option UP FRONT so they know the drill. All depends on the items and its worth as well. And when I buy smoething from here, I always get the details in writing and I also take the amount of feedback and length on these forums into account.

SBK1, it may actually be who are taking the chance if the buyer pays with PayPal and the package doesn't arrive. There is a very high probability that PayPal will refund the buyer and, since you didn't insure the package, you could be out the goods and the money.


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Mar 14, 2014 12:14 |  #19

gonzogolf wrote in post #16757540 (external link)
For those of you who feel so strongly about the shipper paying the insurance, would you refuse to buy from a seller who itemized the cost that even though his total cost to you was ultimately lower?

I haven't seen a seller that ask for insurance and pp ask for lower price. I'm not saying there isn't any but if they exist, it's a small numbers.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 12:17 |  #20

runninmann wrote in post #16758025 (external link)
SBK1, it may actually be who are taking the chance if the buyer pays with PayPal and the package doesn't arrive. There is a very high probability that PayPal will refund the buyer and, since you didn't insure the package, you could be out the goods and the money.

That's right. I always buy insurance. It's to cover me. Not the buyer.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 12:21 |  #21

drive_75 wrote in post #16758327 (external link)
I haven't seen a seller that ask for insurance and pp ask for lower price. I'm not saying there isn't any but if they exist, it's a small numbers.

Perhaps. My point is that the people who are making a fuss about paying the insurance are getting hung up on semantics. If I offer an item and ask for $x shipping. That price may include the insurance that protects me. As long as I dont list it as a separate line they dont know. They seem to be arguing only because its listed.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 12:47 |  #22

I think the OP is just saying they don't like thay it's included in the cost regardless of whether it's listed or not. It isn't about schemantics ($120 or $100 + $20) but that it should be $110 or $100 + $10 and the seller covers the $10 for insurance.

Imo, yes the insurance does protect the seller but if $10 or $20 is standing between me and a hella good deal on a lens, charge me the $20 and let's keep it moving.


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Mar 14, 2014 13:01 |  #23

To the OP: You could continue to cry about it or just buy from locals and be done with it.

I swear this forum is full of blow hards and babies.


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Mar 14, 2014 13:03 |  #24

gonzogolf wrote in post #16758351 (external link)
Perhaps. My point is that the people who are making a fuss about paying the insurance are getting hung up on semantics. If I offer an item and ask for $x shipping. That price may include the insurance that protects me. As long as I dont list it as a separate line they dont know. They seem to be arguing only because its listed.

It's sellers who say something like "buyer pays insurance" is what is annoying. As a buyer, I don't care if you insure what you're shipping me because: 1) if I receive it and it checks out, then fine; or 2) if I receive it and it doesn't check out (or it is never delivered to me), then I'm getting my money back through Paypal.

Insurance is irrelevant to the buyer, so please don't advertise it like it's an extra option available to buyers.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 13:24 |  #25

gonzogolf wrote in post #16758351 (external link)
Perhaps. My point is that the people who are making a fuss about paying the insurance are getting hung up on semantics. If I offer an item and ask for $x shipping. That price may include the insurance that protects me. As long as I dont list it as a separate line they dont know. They seem to be arguing only because its listed.

You are right but I also like to buy from sellers that seems to be easier to deal with. If there's another item in the same condition sale for close, I would rather buy it from him. Honestly, I see better deal from seller that include all fees. I have bought only twice from seller that ask for pp separate but never from anyone asking insurance separate. Even when I buy from sellers asking for pp fee, it's only because I need the item immediately and their was the best condition or only one available.

I guess I'm always looking for smoth transaction as much as a good deal.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 13:25 |  #26

SBK1 wrote in post #16757634 (external link)
I charge extra for the shipping insurance. Seemslike alot of buyers are willing to take the chance.

I strongly recommend you rethink not insuring if the buyer will not pay it.


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Mar 14, 2014 13:48 |  #27

hang your cross wrote in post #16758478 (external link)
To the OP: You could continue to cry about it or just buy from locals and be done with it.

I swear this forum is full of blow hards and babies.

With an opinion just like you. Guess they're wrong because you don't agree. ;-)a


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hang your cross wrote in post #16758478 (external link)
To the OP: You could continue to cry about it or just buy from locals and be done with it.

I swear this forum is full of blow hards and babies.

There is the door....Im sure that with your attitude you will make friends fast elsewhere.:rolleyes:


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Mar 14, 2014 14:10 |  #29

hang your cross wrote in post #16758478 (external link)
To the OP: You could continue to cry about it or just buy from locals and be done with it.

I swear this forum is full of blow hards and babies.

"blow hard" is one word. Just like jackass.


  
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Mar 14, 2014 14:25 |  #30

mpix345 wrote in post #16758650 (external link)
"blow hard" is one word. Just like jackass.

Good one! :lol:


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