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FEDEX FEDEX FEDEX FEDEX

Post by dou » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

damn guys, when are you going to learn????

they are the most expensive, but

a. quick refunds on shipping damage (within 3-4 weeks)
b. package tracking via web (not like crappy ups tracking)
c. CODs require an ACCOUNT NUMBER to send (i.e. you can't be a MAIL DROP)

d

 
 
 

FEDEX FEDEX FEDEX FEDEX

Post by f11.. » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Gang,
Doug is 100% right. I have purchased several items in the past few months and
FEDEX is the only way to go. In recent examples of each; UPS takes the best
care of intermediate weight packages, USPS takes forever and beats the shit
out of the parcel, FEDEX gets it where its going in 3 days when you use 3 day
economy and the parcel arrives in reasonable condition for being shipped. The
competition between UPS and FEDEX is decided by ease of tracking.
I still haven't figured out a good way to transfer funds such that  no one is
unnecessesarily concerned about being ripped off. Personally, I don't like
COD because it is a pain for me. I usually am not where the parcel gets
delivered and then I wind up going to the "depot" to pick up the package.
Then the seller might have delays in getting their funds. (I know credit
cards are a good way to handle this but that is not the environment I am
trying to acommodate. Besides, credit cards are not immune to cheats/fraud.)
I have thought about "bonded" intermediaries, registration, like that.
However, I think this would approach business like proportions and once again
this is not the environment . . . .
BTW, the deals I am trying to facilitate are the person to person purchases
that are once and done kind of transactions. The folks who sell/trade lots of
gear often have to determine risk into each transaction and price
accordingly. Cynically put, they will get burnt sometime and they need to
factor this in.
Any one got ideas how we can get around the finances?
Art

> damn guys, when are you going to learn????

> they are the most expensive, but

> a. quick refunds on shipping damage (within 3-4 weeks)
> b. package tracking via web (not like crappy ups tracking)
> c. CODs require an ACCOUNT NUMBER to send (i.e. you can't be a MAIL DROP)

> d

 
 
 

FEDEX FEDEX FEDEX FEDEX

Post by Fox Mulde » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00


>Gang,
>Doug is 100% right. I have purchased several items in the past few months and
>FEDEX is the only way to go. In recent examples of each; UPS takes the best
>care of intermediate weight packages, USPS takes forever and beats the shit
>out of the parcel, FEDEX gets it where its going in 3 days when you use 3 day
>economy and the parcel arrives in reasonable condition for being shipped. The
>competition between UPS and FEDEX is decided by ease of tracking.
>I still haven't figured out a good way to transfer funds such that  no one is
>unnecessesarily concerned about being ripped off. Personally, I don't like
>COD because it is a pain for me. I usually am not where the parcel gets
>delivered and then I wind up going to the "depot" to pick up the package.
>Then the seller might have delays in getting their funds. (I know credit
>cards are a good way to handle this but that is not the environment I am
>trying to acommodate. Besides, credit cards are not immune to cheats/fraud.)
>I have thought about "bonded" intermediaries, registration, like that.
>However, I think this would approach business like proportions and once again
>this is not the environment . . . .
>BTW, the deals I am trying to facilitate are the person to person purchases
>that are once and done kind of transactions. The folks who sell/trade lots of
>gear often have to determine risk into each transaction and price
>accordingly. Cynically put, they will get burnt sometime and they need to
>factor this in.
>Any one got ideas how we can get around the finances?
>Art


>> damn guys, when are you going to learn????

>> they are the most expensive, but

>> a. quick refunds on shipping damage (within 3-4 weeks)
>> b. package tracking via web (not like crappy ups tracking)
>> c. CODs require an ACCOUNT NUMBER to send (i.e. you can't be a MAIL DROP)

>> d

All points well taken, also with FEDEX, you can mark on the form
"secured funds only"... meaning, the package is only given to the
recipient if he/she hands over a postal money order, cash, or a
certified check.....(no personal checks!)

And, they send the funds to you right away as soon as they get it.

Overall FEDEX, is probably the safest, and best way to go, the extra
cost is more than offset by the peace of mind.

 
 
 

FEDEX FEDEX FEDEX FEDEX

Post by tvsj » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

For big $ items, going through something like iEscrow (www.iescrow.com) or
TradeSafe (www.tradesafe.com) might make sense.



>>Gang,
>>Doug is 100% right. I have purchased several items in the past few months
and
>>FEDEX is the only way to go. In recent examples of each; UPS takes the
best
>>care of intermediate weight packages, USPS takes forever and beats the
shit
>>out of the parcel, FEDEX gets it where its going in 3 days when you use 3
day
>>economy and the parcel arrives in reasonable condition for being shipped.
The
>>competition between UPS and FEDEX is decided by ease of tracking.
>>I still haven't figured out a good way to transfer funds such that  no one
is
>>unnecessesarily concerned about being ripped off. Personally, I don't like
>>COD because it is a pain for me. I usually am not where the parcel gets
>>delivered and then I wind up going to the "depot" to pick up the package.
>>Then the seller might have delays in getting their funds. (I know credit
>>cards are a good way to handle this but that is not the environment I am
>>trying to acommodate. Besides, credit cards are not immune to
cheats/fraud.)
>>I have thought about "bonded" intermediaries, registration, like that.
>>However, I think this would approach business like proportions and once
again
>>this is not the environment . . . .
>>BTW, the deals I am trying to facilitate are the person to person
purchases
>>that are once and done kind of transactions. The folks who sell/trade lots
of
>>gear often have to determine risk into each transaction and price
>>accordingly. Cynically put, they will get burnt sometime and they need to
>>factor this in.
>>Any one got ideas how we can get around the finances?
>>Art


>>> damn guys, when are you going to learn????

>>> they are the most expensive, but

>>> a. quick refunds on shipping damage (within 3-4 weeks)
>>> b. package tracking via web (not like crappy ups tracking)
>>> c. CODs require an ACCOUNT NUMBER to send (i.e. you can't be a MAIL
DROP)

>>> d

>All points well taken, also with FEDEX, you can mark on the form
>"secured funds only"... meaning, the package is only given to the
>recipient if he/she hands over a postal money order, cash, or a
>certified check.....(no personal checks!)

>And, they send the funds to you right away as soon as they get it.

>Overall FEDEX, is probably the safest, and best way to go, the extra
>cost is more than offset by the peace of mind.