From: Fran on

"petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> I've never lost anything via recorded delivery. Standard delivery is
> another matter.

I've posted close on a thousand items sold on Amazon. In all that time, not
one has gone missing - and they were all standard, not recorded.


From: Fran on

"Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in
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?
>
> 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.

Precisely. And it knocks your listing priority down if your P&P charges are
higher than the norm.

> 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
>

Been there, done that. As it happens, it was neither an EBay nor an Amazon
sale, just a gift. I've had two recorded delivery items vanish and claimed
for both. They were items where for legal reasons I needed a POD.


From: Fran on

"Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in
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> I've only needed to claim once with just PoP and it was utterly painless.
> For about a tenner they didn't argue at all, and I have no idea if they
> spoke to the recipient or just took my word for it that they said they
> received nothing.
>

My experience as well. It took under a week.


From: petrolcan on
In article <haf1og$oai$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Fran says...
>
> "petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.25350bab19526909898cf(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
>
> >
> > I've never lost anything via recorded delivery. Standard delivery is
> > another matter.
>
> I've posted close on a thousand items sold on Amazon. In all that time, not
> one has gone missing - and they were all standard, not recorded.

*applause*

Well done you.
From: petrolcan on
In article <haf1mj$o1i$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Fran says...
>
> "petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.25350374140ecf8e9898cc(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
> > 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.
>
> You wasted your money and potentially your buyer's money.

I have? Even when the buyer selected collect in person?

> You know, that buyer you've not refunded yet.

I haven't? Wow, you're good. Did you ever stop to think that I may just
not have mentioned that I have refunded because, as stated before, its
really none of your business.

> There is absolutely no point using Recorded
> under the normal compensation limit.

In your opinion, the same opinion I give no credence to.