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milorafferty

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Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« on: February 23, 2017, 12:05:31 PM »

Ball sold on Feb 13th. Here is a list of the messages that followed. The buyer didn't contact me at all during the bidding. Buyers messages are in bold, mine are in italics.


Feb 13th


is there any scratches on it?
-No, it's in perfect condition. Has been out of the original packaging only twice.

Great. Look forward to getting it. Thanks.


-I will get it out tomorrow. Shipping will be FedEx so if it's a residential address, you should have it Saturday. (and here is where I screwed up, shouldn't have mentioned how long I thought it would take for delivery)

-I'll attach a tracking number within a couple of hours




You said I should have the ball by Saturday. FedEx tracking says Tuesday 21. Can it get to pa by Saturday from California?
-Usually FedEx only takes four days with FedEx home but they show it as taking longer on this one. I don't have control of that, sorry.


Feb 14th
It's still awaiting shipment at FedEx so maybe once it arrives at FedEx and they scan it and in transit it might show something different. It only says shipping label has been created.
-Yes, FedEx will pick it up today. They often update the delivery date after pick up.


Ok. It's almost 4:30pm here and no tracking updates yet. I am assuming they have the ball.
-I'm in Califorina, usually the tracking number starts working around 6 PM PST




Feb 15th
FedEx picked up ball on 2/14 but did not depart California until today 2/15. Not sure why it took until today to depart
-It probably has something to do with where you are located and how FedEx ships from Central California to that location. But I don't really know. I sent another ball yesterday at the same time as your and it shows delivery on Saturday.


-I use FedEx because it's always been quicker than UPS for me. Monday is a holiday, so it makes sense they wouldn't deliver it then, so I guess it will be Tuesday when it arrives.


-Before it's usually 4 days for FedEx home delivery to residential areas, but you might fall into an area that is unique.


Feb 17th
I have not seen an update since 2/15. Is there no other FedEx stops between CA and PA?
(my first thought was to ask if he thought I worked for #$@%^*& FedEx, but I kept my cool)
-It's probably on a train, so it won't be scanned until it gets to the east coast.


-I shipped a ball to Iowa the same day as yours and it's scheduled to be delivered today. I shipped a ball Wednesday to Chicago and it's scheduled to be delivered Saturday.


-Yours still might be there tomorrow, but it doesn't look like it at this time. Normally it would be there Monday, but no deliveries on Presidents Day I guess.


Feb 18th
I am starting to wonder about my ball. It's now the 18th and still no update since 15th which says departed Tracy, CA. I would think by now it would have arrived in pa or somewhere closer.
(I didn't reply.)


Feb 20th
Did you get my last email I sent the other day? Ball still says departed from CA on 2/15. This is now the 20th.
-Yes, I received it. Looks like delivery is still scheduled for the 21st.


I know it's still scheduled for delivery the 21st but there has been no other scans since the 15th at any FedEx location. That's what concerns me.
(I didn't reply)


Ball arrived on the 21st just like FedEx originally said. Buyer gave me good feedback, mentioning "good communication".


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« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 12:08:48 PM by milorafferty »
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Re: Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2017, 09:30:52 PM »
Anytime milo  ;)

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Re: Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2017, 10:57:00 PM »
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Re: Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2017, 11:27:30 AM »
What's your eBay name? I would be interested in checking out what you list occasionally.
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Re: Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2017, 11:36:10 AM »
What's your eBay name? I would be interested in checking out what you list occasionally.

same as here, milorafferty
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Re: Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2017, 11:49:22 PM »
Pardon the tangent, but how does a seller know how much it will cost to ship the ball when posting an item to sell?

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Re: Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2017, 11:57:19 PM »
Pardon the tangent, but how does a seller know how much it will cost to ship the ball when posting an item to sell?

Mostly experience. I generally charge a flat rate of $30 for shipping on eBay. For shipping to the lower 48.
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Re: Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2017, 08:12:22 AM »
My flat rate to everyone is 24.95. In my 2+ yrs selling on ebay, i had 1 person buy something and ultimately complain that $24.95 was too high to ship a ball and said should not cost more than $10 and demanded me to change my price. Told him it was listed in auction and he shouldn't have bid if he didn't like shipping price. Ended up not paying and he got a non-payment mark on his account and got suspended from Ebay for his remarks to me.

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Re: Another Reason selling on eBay is a pain-in-the-a$$
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2017, 01:10:49 PM »
I have not shipped anyting I sold on Ebay in an while but there was times that I lost money by having to pay more on shipping than what the buyer paid.