If a Print is damaged what is it worth?

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itschris
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:18 pm

Hey guys, just wondering...I know A LOT of us have been victim of the Famous USPS Shipping ...say you buy a print and its mint from the seller, you receive it and its damaged from USPS ie creased, damaged etc...my question is this. What is the Value of the print now? Is it worthless since its creased and damaged? or still has some kind of value to it? I know it probably depends on how bad it is but I'm talking about just minor creasing to major creasing through the print from shipping (not beyond unrecognizable or just a minor ding)...
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:20 pm

that's a pretty broad question.....certainly depends on extent of the damage and what poster it is.
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:21 pm

does the print still tickle your bean bag ?

flatten and staple to the garage wall or frame it.
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:30 pm

aaa okay...Here's an example..say a print is Rare Hard to find cannot be replaced..worth say $500.00..USPS damaged it ...creasing in multiple places but no color breaks, what would you guys value it at?
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:33 pm

Fitty bonez
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:35 pm

I stand by my original post
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:35 pm

Damaged or undamaged, selling on eBay is your only answer. It's called a price "guide" not a price "set in stone" for anything
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:38 pm

We can do nothing without pics.
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:38 pm

that sounds like NM+
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:42 pm

Doesn't matter though, the post office will keep it if you file the insurance claim. It will then be sold at a Big Lots for a dollar. If it was your frankenstein, then perhaps if was a sign you should have sent it safely to me instead :)
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:45 pm

I've never had a properly packaged item get damaged by USPS.
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Codeblue wrote:I've never had a properly packaged item get damaged by USPS.
I have! Only a couple times, though
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:49 pm

bring it to antique roadshow so they can properly assess the value of your 2010 phish tour poster
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:49 pm

Well, my situation is that I received a print from a seller on ebay. Item was damaged by USPS, we filed a USPS insurance claim, we get the insurance claim from USPS. Now he says, either get 50% and keep the print or send the print back I get my money back

Well, imo, its not fair for the seller to keep the print and the money or I get 50% of my money back keep a damaged print and he keeps the other 50% for his own pleasure for something he didn't do and gets more money out of his print then what he originally wanted.

What would you guys do?
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:49 pm

a creased Legend is worth more than $560 i can tell you that
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