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ClonedEmperor
07-11-2006, 01:46 PM
This is simply on ebay, not vintage, but I didn't know where to put it. I've been bidding on a lot of about 30 figures and the Mos Eisley cantina. The seller has told me it would cost 15 dollars for priority shipping. I'm new to ebay, and I have no idea; it just sounds a little high. Is that right on the money?

jerseys_big_al
07-11-2006, 02:00 PM
Priority mail does cost a bit more than parcel post. It starts around $4.50. It would depend on where he is in relation to you - from zip code to zip code. Are these loose figures? Is he including insurance in the quote?

Just as a side note, I sent a boxed POTJ 12" figure from me in SC to CA priority mail and it ran $10.00.

Alex

ClonedEmperor
07-11-2006, 02:10 PM
They are loose figures, and the seller lives in California while I live in New York. Thanks for answering my question! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif I just wanted to make sure I didnt get jipped, and even with the shipping its still worth it

He's not including insurance, and it might even cost more (I think he charges a shipping and handling charge)

gratefulhan
07-11-2006, 03:38 PM
They are loose figures, and the seller lives in California while I live in New York. Thanks for answering my question! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif I just wanted to make sure I didnt get jipped, and even with the shipping its still worth it

He's not including insurance, and it might even cost more (I think he charges a shipping and handling charge)



Hey, just another piece of advice since you are new to ebay: if you can, get insurance with the shipping. If your package arrives damaged or if doesn't arrive at all, you will be able to get your money back. If this would happen and you did not have insurance, the seller would not be obligated to refund your money. Unfortunately, people can scam you by saying they shipped an item when they never did. Agian, if you don't have insurance, they are not obligated to pay you back. What is nice about the insurance is that it puts responsibilty on the Postal service and removes any responsibility from both the seller and buyer. This help to avoid any disputes that could arise thourgh Ebay transactions.
In all of my Ebay auctions, I make insurance required because you never know what will happen in transit or who you are dealing with.
I would say that if the seller is not offering insurance, just contact him/her and ask if can be included. I have done this many times in the past and the sellers have not had any problems including it. The insurcne depends on much you are spending on the items. For example, for both U.S.Parcel Post and Priority Mail it is $1.30 for the first $50, from $50 to $99 it is only $2.20, etc... It is not much extra and it is really worth it in the long run. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Rick

ClonedEmperor
07-11-2006, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the advice! I really hope no one would do that, but its really to bad that it does happen. And a dollar fifty extra is not too much to cough up.

gratefulhan
07-11-2006, 09:25 PM
ClonedEmperor,
Your welcome! If you look at some of the other posts in this section, you will see that people do some crazy and unfortunately, inventive things on Ebay to try to scam others. And it is not always the sellers, it can be the buyers as well. More than likely, you have legitiment seller here but even so the postal service can screw things uptoo, so it is always better to cover yourself just in case.

It is a shame that we have to worry about these things but some people will do aything to cheat others out of money.
It is just like what Pink Floyd sung: "Money-is the root of all evil today" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

I'm glad I could help,
Rick