Re: End comparables more than 5 minutes apart
- From: rjn <email4rjn@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 09:24:09 -0800 (PST)
Here's a typical clueless seller:
Numerous identical items ending within 5 minutes
of each other, if not within seconds.
And "Standard Shipping"? What might that be?
Stuff I see in listings for Blu-Ray titles is amazing.
The only way to ship a generic BD title (up to 5 platters)
is the obscure USPS First Class Parcel rate in a bubble
envelope. Only a small minority of BD sellers do.
I see sellers using Priority Mail, which will be about twice
the cost of FCP, and provides no extra benefit for a
shipment that doesn't need a cardboard box. I see sellers
using Media Mail, which will be $1.00 more than FCP, and
is DSR-killer-slow. And, of course, sellers rarely communicate
the DC number (because they are buying it separately at the
USPS counter, and not even getting the pre-printed label
DC discount for doing so).
A red flag, and entirely misleading 73.8% of the time,
as many BD sellers are breaking up multi-format sets,
and you will not get what the stock photo shows.
The seller-entered item description often fails to clarify
exactly what's on offer, and it appears to be more
incompetence than malice.
Returns: Not Accepted
Another needless red flag, and scammer magnet. The buyer is
covered by BPP, so what this off-putting term really means
is that the buyer will get a refund AND keep the item,
and clobber the DSRs.
Another recent gem:
"Buyer agrees to pay within 2 days of auction close. No exceptions."
With eBay/PayPal fee creep, it's probably getting more expensive
every year to learn the hard way. Most BD sellers would lose
less money dropping their unwanted titles at CD TradePost.
Regards, Bob Niland mailto:name@xxxxxxxxxxx
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