From: The Older Gentleman on
petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> In article <1j75pvq.193b74usmrvggN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>, The
> Older Gentleman says...
> >
> > petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > You mean my most recent neg? That buyer was expecting something that was
> > > not listed or pictured. He was a fuckwit.
> >
> > Heh. You weren't selling an old Honda instrument console, were you?
>
> A canon lens. Text described a lens and front lens cap. Picture showed a
> lens and front lens cap.
>
> Fuckwit then tries to get me to pay him so that he can buy the correct
> rear lens cap that wasn't included.

Jesus. Auction url?


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From: petrolcan on
In article <1j75pyj.awb5a369je3fN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>, The
Older Gentleman says...
>
> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > In article <hadl6v$22b$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Fran says...
> > >
> > > > "petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > 1st class recorded delivery. Go look it up.
> > >
> > > ===
> > >
> > > Why on earth bother with Recorded Delivery for a widget that sold for a
> > > fiver? Sheer stupidity.
> >
> > I saw the posting name and guessed the content of reply before reading.
> > I was right. Surprise, surprise.
>
> It's not bright, is it? And it loves stirring stuff up.

> If the buyer is paying for p&p, who cares what it costs?

I have yet to have a buyer complain to me about sending recorded
delivery, after all it's only an extra 70 odd pence.

> And always using recorded delivery (or similar) is a good policy, IMHO.
> Sooner or later something is going to go missing, and being able to wave
> some sort of tracking form, recorded delivery form, whatever could
> easily fend off a neg from an irritated buyer.

Sending recorded means that I can go online and check delivery. I had
one buyer about six months ago saying he hadn't received an item so I
pointed him to the RM delivery confirmation and he went oddly quiet
afterwards.

> I know that there's Proof of Postage but my experience is that not all
> buyers are actually aware of its existence. But *everyone* knows about
> recorded delivery.

I've never lost anything via recorded delivery. Standard delivery is
another matter.
From: petrolcan on
In article <1j75qdb.8p7e0ix7jympN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>, The
Older Gentleman says...
>
> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > In article <1j75pvq.193b74usmrvggN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>, The
> > Older Gentleman says...
> > >
> > > petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > You mean my most recent neg? That buyer was expecting something that was
> > > > not listed or pictured. He was a fuckwit.
> > >
> > > Heh. You weren't selling an old Honda instrument console, were you?
> >
> > A canon lens. Text described a lens and front lens cap. Picture showed a
> > lens and front lens cap.
> >
> > Fuckwit then tries to get me to pay him so that he can buy the correct
> > rear lens cap that wasn't included.
>
> Jesus. Auction url?

heh. It was last December so the listing has expired now. You can see
the feedback in my profile.
From: Dr Zoidberg on
"The Older Gentleman" <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1j75pyj.awb5a369je3fN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk...
> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> In article <hadl6v$22b$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Fran says...
>> >
>> > > "petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> > > 1st class recorded delivery. Go look it up.
>> >
>> > ===
>> >
>> > Why on earth bother with Recorded Delivery for a widget that sold for a
>> > fiver? Sheer stupidity.
>>
>> I saw the posting name and guessed the content of reply before reading.
>> I was right. Surprise, surprise.
>
> It's not bright, is it? And it loves stirring stuff up.
>
> If the buyer is paying for p&p, who cares what it costs?

For something costing about a fiver the extra for recorded is a significant
increase which could reduce the amount they are prepared to bid.
After all , they are going to have a total price in mind that they are
prepared to pay and you may as well have as much of that as you can.

> And always using recorded delivery (or similar) is a good policy, IMHO.
> Sooner or later something is going to go missing, and being able to wave
> some sort of tracking form, recorded delivery form, whatever could
> easily fend off a neg from an irritated buyer.
>
> I know that there's Proof of Postage but my experience is that not all
> buyers are actually aware of its existence. But *everyone* knows about
> recorded delivery.
>
I'd be more than happy having proof of postage - if it goes missing I can
just refund the buyer and claim from the PO

--
Alex

"I laugh in the face of danger , then I hide until it goes away"

From: The Older Gentleman on
petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> I've never lost anything via recorded delivery. Standard delivery is
> another matter.

Agreed. That said, I've only lost one or two items on standard delivery
over the years.

Oddest was a big box of brand new bike[1] spares - quite valuable, as in
over �120 - sent to Norn Ireland[2]. Didn't arrive. Turned out there was
a postal strike in Belfast.

Would-be recipient shrugged, and said he'd wait. It turned up something
like three or four *months* later. I'd just sent it ordinary parcel
post. Haven't made that mistake since, not with valuable parcels.

[1] XS650 stuff: filters, gaskets, odds & sods.
[2] Hog!


--
BMW K1100LT Ducati 750SS Triumph Street Triple Honda XBR500 CB400F
SH50 MZ TS250 GHPOTHUF1 chateaudotmurrayatidnetdotcom
Nothing damages a machine more than an ignoramus with a manual, a
can-do attitude and a set of cheap tools