9900 CPU was:Re: Rescued Items

shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com
Sun Jun 5 10:00:23 CDT 2005

Allison wrote:
> I don't do Ebay.  It involves more trust than I am able to muster.
> From what I've seen more monies lost than I care to loose.

Most sellers and buyers are perfectly honest.  What hurts me (more
emotionally than financially!) is when I buy something heavy and
fragile, and the seller is so naive that he packs it poorly and it
arrives banged up, damaged, or broken.  Usually it's obvious that
there was insufficient packaging - e.g. 70 lb items put in lightweight
cardboard boxes filled with just styrofoam fuzzies.  But I feel
bad going after the seller, because he honestly thought that shipping
insurance would cover his carelessness.  Clearly he was mistaken.

OTOH not going after the sellers who are careless like this encourages
them to continue shoddy packaging.

The big-time test equipment sellers I've dealt with have always done
exceptionally good packaging jobs.  These guys are always up-front about
the cost of packaging materials, because they've done it hundreds of
times before and know how to make it survive the hazards of UPS guys
kicking the box off the back of a moving truck.  I have no qualms at
all dealing with such sellers!


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