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Postby bubbie on Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:11 am

^ oof, indeed.

Escalate it today. Why wait for tomorrow? It would suck if you will have to pay for the return shipping on the turd. For that price, you should have asked around here first, perhaps. No guarantee that it would come in a better shape, but the chances are in your favour, imo.
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Postby Kramerica on Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:20 am

novascotiapower wrote:I think you are right. Pretty sure the seller was just a munch who bought a mystery tube in an attempt to flip the contents.

Could have been a con attendee who isn't a collector. I remember the first time I made the mistake of getting an sdcc print from ebay. :hanging:
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Postby novascotiapower on Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:22 am

Kramerica wrote:
novascotiapower wrote:I think you are right. Pretty sure the seller was just a munch who bought a mystery tube in an attempt to flip the contents.

Could have been a con attendee who isn't a collector.


The guy also had the SWC Edward Scissorhands and Ferguson Star Trek Arena prints for sale, but yeah, I thought that for a second too.
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Postby Kramerica on Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:25 am

Mystery tube is a pretty safe bet I would say. That's a shame. At least ebay should have your back.
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Postby novascotiapower on Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:26 am

Kramerica wrote:Mystery tube is a pretty safe bet I would say. That's a shame. At least ebay should have your back.


Taking bubbie's advice and starting the claim now. Just making sure to include as much info/many pics as possible so I'll (hopefully) be in the clear.
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Postby GatorsCanes on Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:59 am

Anyone ever run into a non-paying buyer who says that eBay keeps sending the incorrect invoice? I assume this is just a scam to keep from not paying, but wanted to throw it out here and see if anyone else had a similar experience.
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Postby maddog76 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:59 pm

I'm sure this has been answered, but what's the best method for shipping a high value print and retain full insurance?

Ebay limits at $1,000.

Thanks.
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Postby halftonegraphics on Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:28 pm

domestic or international?
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Postby maddog76 on Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:11 am

Domestic.

I see USPS will provide and FedEX does as well. Anything extra I should do for a high value item? Pictures before mailing?

What about packaging? Planning on putting tube in a box.
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Postby halftonegraphics on Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:38 pm

if you box it, dont leave too much dead space. elongated boxes tend to get crushed, if they allow it. dead space/no support will allow for it.
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Postby hayward96 on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:10 pm

maddog76 wrote:Domestic.

I see USPS will provide and FedEX does as well. Anything extra I should do for a high value item? Pictures before mailing?

What about packaging? Planning on putting tube in a box.


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Postby Cbjornson on Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:20 pm

Has anyone had experience shipping to Belgium? I have a buyer that wants to buy a print off eBay, but doesn't want to pay for the Global Shipping rate ($150+) or pay the import taxes. It would be insured for $1,000.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Postby RambosRemodeler on Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:47 pm

maddog76 wrote:Domestic.

I see USPS will provide and FedEX does as well. Anything extra I should do for a high value item? Pictures before mailing?

What about packaging? Planning on putting tube in a box.



eBay doesn't give a drymount about pictures. Don't ever bother wasting your time with that.
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Postby nomdeguerre on Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:23 pm

maddog76 wrote:I'm sure this has been answered, but what's the best method for shipping a high value print and retain full insurance?

Ebay limits at $1,000.

Thanks.

Can you use the eBay insurance and then buy supplemental coverage through a 3rd party?
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Postby maddog76 on Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:49 pm

Cbjornson wrote:Has anyone had experience shipping to Belgium? I have a buyer that wants to buy a print off eBay, but doesn't want to pay for the Global Shipping rate ($150+) or pay the import taxes. It would be insured for $1,000.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

switch the insurance provider in the dropdown.
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