Adding to this, although it's been a year since the last posting. I buy and send things, both on eBay, and now on here at BT. I'm a new trader, and thankfully I've had good luck. I realize paypal isn't the best solution, but I try to pay via paypal first because at least I have some recourse. However, I always ship with delivery confirmation, and if I were to ship something over $100.00 value, I would ship via Certified Mail. I've used Certified mail to send packages in the past, especially when I shipped items in the couple hundred dollars range. Certified doesn't cost much extra, but at least requires a signature to deliver the package, so that eliminates "wrong address", etc. Especially when you write on the certified card affixed, "Please Check ID of Recipient". I usually inform the party I'm shipping to, that I'm putting that on the package.
No method is 100% reliable unless you hand deliver it to the recipient. But I also try to be a conscientious seller and provide buyers with a tracking number so they know where their package is. I also photograph the package on the counter of the post office with my camera phone, to show the condition of the package as I dropped it off. If there's an issue with the package, I have the picture showing that I delivered the package to the post office unblemished - I feel this really helps with any postal insurance claims. In which I also insure packages over $100.00 as well - even if they are metal miniatures that are, for all intents and purposes, difficult to damage.
I have a lot of old, rare, and unused figures in my collection, and I'm hoping to make some great trades here at BT and get some good stuff, while helping those searching for things, find some cool stuff and maybe deals.
I haven't had a mailing issue yet - and now I've knocked on every wooden surface near my computer in the hopes that I didn't just jinx myself.
KOL: Magic Delicious McNasty
Per BT's Unofficial Rules - Lower Rating Ships First
or Neutral References - Sorry, but you ship first REGARDLESS of your Rating
, if you're buying from me, You Pay first, I ship. BUT (!) I am definately open to discuss it
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