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dutchflowers
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Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:40 pm

Can anyone tell me how long tubes from the UK to the US are averaging these days? I have a tube that was shipped to me 3+ weeks ago that has showed no signs of arriving in the USA. Just curious what others have been experiencing.
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:26 pm

So, I just purchased something small on ebay from a UKer. I was charged 3 pounds for shipping then another 13 pounds by pitney bowes. Am I being double charged for shipping? What a drymounting scam. This doesnt cost $20 to ship a 6x8 inch handbill...
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:31 pm

dutchflowers wrote:Can anyone tell me how long tubes from the UK to the US are averaging these days?
I think that they are averaging around 25-28 inches.
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Shipped via priority intl?
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:31 pm

zefarrett wrote:So, I just purchased something small on ebay from a UKer. I was charged 3 pounds for shipping then another 13 pounds by pitney bowes. Am I being double charged for shipping? What a drymounting scam. This doesnt cost $20 to ship a 6x8 inch handbill...

UK global shipping program. though, the additional charges i would have thought would be upfront and visible on the listing.
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dutchflowers
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:59 pm

ceevee wrote:
dutchflowers wrote:Can anyone tell me how long tubes from the UK to the US are averaging these days?
I think that they are averaging around 25-28 inches.
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Shipped via priority intl?
I walked.. no ran.. right into that one! Nice work.

It was shipped RoyalMail via International Tracked & Signed (whatever that means).

Does Royal Mail tracking usually show that a package has left the UK for it's destination? Mine still shows that it "has been received at our international mail centre and is being made ready for despatch overseas". Been that way for almost a month. :(
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Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:30 pm

Which noob is gonna eventually use this service and ruin a print?
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Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:05 pm

Seems like another drymounting tool didn't read the listing and now wants to return something as damaged even though the listing states it as such. Pretty much nothing I can do right?
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dasher12 wrote:Seems like another drymounting tool didn't read the listing and now wants to return something as damaged even though the listing states it as such. Pretty much nothing I can do right?
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:19 am

Keep an eye on your March eBay invoice. Mine had a balance when it should not have. Apparently my eBay ap was stating that the auctions were all free to list, and then adding insertion fees afterwards. Called eBay and they took care of it.
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Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:45 am

no advice here.... but just got a laugh out of this description.

drymounted and "preserved with highest quality materials"

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Philpenn wrote:Keep an eye on your March eBay invoice. Mine had a balance when it should not have. Apparently my eBay ap was stating that the auctions were all free to list, and then adding insertion fees afterwards. Called eBay and they took care of it.
Did you receive this email?

From ebay
Recently, some sellers who relisted items using the Android eBay app were charged insertion and feature fees even though the app indicated that listing was free. We apologize for any confusion and want to make it right.

You will be getting a credit for the total value of these fees.

We want to make sure your eBay experience is the best it can be and thank you for selling on eBay.

Sincerely,

The eBay Seller Team
I received the email but it looks like they never refunded me. So check your invoices!
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:53 pm

Some ebay advice for potential buyers;

Do not message a seller with comments on their possible profit margin, and comments about the retail value of the item. It gets you blocked.

I put things on ebay to sell to strangers. We aren't friends. If we listen to the same music, cool. Same movies, cool. That does not change the rarity/CMV of an item. If you want it, buy it.

Maybe this belongs in the peeve thread.

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Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:44 pm

mattlew69 wrote:
Philpenn wrote:Keep an eye on your March eBay invoice. Mine had a balance when it should not have. Apparently my eBay ap was stating that the auctions were all free to list, and then adding insertion fees afterwards. Called eBay and they took care of it.
Did you receive this email?

From ebay
Recently, some sellers who relisted items using the Android eBay app were charged insertion and feature fees even though the app indicated that listing was free. We apologize for any confusion and want to make it right.

You will be getting a credit for the total value of these fees.

We want to make sure your eBay experience is the best it can be and thank you for selling on eBay.

Sincerely,

The eBay Seller Team
I received the email but it looks like they never refunded me. So check your invoices!
I never got that email, but I can see the credit on my invoice. I just called in when I saw the charge, knowing I didn't owe one.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:41 pm

guryter wrote:Some ebay advice for potential buyers;

Do not message a seller with comments on their possible profit margin, and comments about the retail value of the item. It gets you blocked.

I put things on ebay to sell to strangers. We aren't friends. If we listen to the same music, cool. Same movies, cool. That does not change the rarity/CMV of an item. If you want it, buy it.

Maybe this belongs in the peeve thread.

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I take the time to message anybody that took the time to write a decent message to me but I wish if people where going to tell me what my margins are they would account properly (and then call me a drymounting liar). I work on a perpetual accounting system and taxes, shipping, fees, materials, gas, tolls, ect do not magically disappear. :roll:
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:04 pm

Found this on instagram :

$25 off $125+ purchases for the next 5 hours

http://pages.ebay.com/promo/2016/0328/S ... ff125.html
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