- Sep 2, 2006
Sellers, now is not the time to skimp on insurance-read on! In late Oct. I sold 2 Illy cups to a guy in FL-I am in SC-he paid by echeck via Paypal, and I sent them out on 11/3-because the auction was for $31.00 I went for the minimal insurance (green tag, no #). I wrote and thanked him, asked him to let me know they arrived safely-never heard. That happens. 3 weeks later, I get an email asking if I could verify shipping date, as he hadn't received them. We wrote back and forth, found out you have to wait 30 days to file a claim, and all the guys at the PO asked me why I didn't spring for the extra $1 to insure for more than $51, thus getting a tracking #-I mailed buyer hard copies of the receipt and green slip, he brought them to his PO, sorry no clue, he was told. Yesterday-5 weeks later-I got an email-they arrived! On Sat. someone slipped a "last notice" under his door, he never received any flags from the PO-when he went down there to get package, and asked about the "final notice" they said they had no idea! Anyway-moral here for me is that everything gets insured for at least $51, you are helpless without that #-it is worth the extra, esp. when a package can get lost for 5 weeks between 2 states-safe shipping! And he was the nicest guy, I don't want to think what it would have been like with an irritable collector!