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#318889 - 12/11/19 08:40 PM Re: All or Nothing OR My Way or the Highway [Re: jgw]
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Probably a good opportunity for somebody to start building secure delivery boxes for the home?

You can buy them from Amazon.
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#318892 - 12/11/19 09:10 PM Re: All or Nothing OR My Way or the Highway [Re: jgw]
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ships at the Amazon rate which is better than ebay's


I'm betting you don't buy or sell anything om ebay: Ebay sells nothing and ships nothing, so there is no such thing as "ebay's rate". Individuals and company's sell things on ebay, and then ship them directly to their buyer. The rate they pay is their own rate, if they have negotiated or taken advantage of a shipper's account discount. Otherwise it's just the normal public rate.

Amazon does stock and ship most of their items. Recently, they have included items from companies that get shipped directly from the company to the buyer.

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#318893 - 12/11/19 09:14 PM Re: All or Nothing OR My Way or the Highway [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
The reason you get ebay stuff in Amazon boxes, is because that's an Amazon box the seller already had from an Amazon order. I've got tons of empty Amazon boxes!

Amazon is a LOT more reliable than ebay. On November 19th, I bought something on ebay. The "seller" never shipped it. I had to wait until 12/10 to ask ebay to step in. They did give me a refund right away, once I could explain the issue, but that's 21 days of rattling around in circular weblink limbo. I knew he hadn't shipped it on day 3. Almost everything I order on Amazon is shipped for free the same day, and arrives in a day or two.


Generally a good rule of thumb for the larger sellers but please allow me to explain my own situation:

I am not a big record company but I do make a living selling a couple of different concert videos on the internet, through my own website and through eBay.

My own FAQ starts off with the disclaimer
"PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 30 DAYS FOR SHIPPING"

Now, it has never ever taken me anywhere near 30 days but I post that disclaimer because there are slow periods where I only get one order a day, or maybe two.
That would mean I am making daily trips to the PO. No thanks, cost of shipping envelopes and time to prepare is more than enough of a drain.
I wait till I have at least five or six orders, (or even ten) then ship them all out at the same time.
So it might take a week, or even two before I do ship.
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#318933 - 12/13/19 12:40 AM Re: All or Nothing OR My Way or the Highway [Re: jgw]
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My last ebay seller included: "Orders shipped within 2 days" in his posting, and then he never shipped at all.

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#318935 - 12/13/19 12:49 AM Re: All or Nothing OR My Way or the Highway [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
My last ebay seller included: "Orders shipped within 2 days" in his posting, and then he never shipped at all.

Understood, just mentioning my own methods so that it's out there smile
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#318960 - 12/13/19 09:30 PM Re: All or Nothing OR My Way or the Highway [Re: jgw]
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I think waiting to aggregate shipping is fine if you state the receiving date in the posting, and then meet that date. A lot of stuff I buy on ebay is "want it", so the date is not that important. A lot of stuff on Amazon is "need it".

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