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May 23, 2014 09:30 |  #61

jrbdmb wrote in post #16924533 (external link)
It is interesting how many sellers will have this in their listing. I've seen ebay listing where the sellers will add "if you don't pay for insurance I am not responsible if the item doesn't get to you." I guess those sellers haven't actually lost an uninsured item in transit yet.

I think those folks have a misguided understanding of where the sale takes place. The deal isnt complete until the item is in the buyers hands and the policies of the payment processing companies, paypal, and the credit cards, confirm this.




  
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May 23, 2014 11:19 |  #62

Also, I believe some are under the mistaken impression that if they state a certain condition, it becomes part of the "contract." That is not always the case.


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May 23, 2014 12:55 |  #63

jrbdmb wrote in post #16924533 (external link)
It is interesting how many sellers will have this in their listing. I've seen ebay listing where the sellers will add "if you don't pay for insurance I am not responsible if the item doesn't get to you." I guess those sellers haven't actually lost an uninsured item in transit yet.

I hope they at the minimum require a signature for shipped items.


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May 23, 2014 16:56 |  #64

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If a seller is asking for gift, I always just say I don't do gift and they accept payment in the same amount anyway. Nobody is dumb enough to turn down a real offer over 3%, as much as it sounds good on paper when making the listing.

Insurance, I never ask. I assume the shipper wants to protect themselves. If I don't get the item, they are giving me a refund either way.

Another thing to note is that insurance only protects packages against loss. If your item is damaged in shipping, UPS, USPS, etc, assume that you didn't package it properly and 9/10 refuse the claim.

I agree with all three points, it is worth the extra insurance to pay ups or fedex to pack an expensive item.


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May 23, 2014 17:19 |  #65

I would stay a long way from a seller than wants to go Paypal gift or "offers" the insurance as optional.

Paypal gift means I will miss my protection.

And no transport insurance means the seller is either not thinking things through fully or likely to blow a fuse later when he realizes that Paypal will side with the buyer.

While a seller isn't able to give the same type of warranty that a big company can, they still have to realize that it's their task to get the item safely delivered and their risk if something happens with the shipment.


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