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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:38 am 
 

Does anyone else besides me think the shipping amount on this item is absolutely nuts?


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The seller states it will be shipped via USPS priority mail and doesnt state another shipping method under the shipping and handling section.  But then below that she states that buyer pays actual shipping charges and no handling charges whatsoever.  So if a priority mail flat rate box is $8.95 then why the hell is she charging $20 for shipping?




They must have amended the charges since you posted this...it shows up for me as $8 and change for priority shipping.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:03 pm 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:
They must have amended the charges since you posted this...it shows up for me as $8 and change for priority shipping.


Strange.  It is still showing $20 for me.  But there is something else I just noticed.  It is calculating the shipping charges based on zip code.  I put in the zip code for Chicago and it changed the shipping price to $6.30.  So she didnt amend the shipping price but it is being calculated based on distance from the seller.

This doesnt make any sense to me.  Correct me if I am wrong but I thought Priority Mail used a flat rate regardless of distance within the continental U.S.  If I am correct then her shipping calculator is f'ed up.  :?

Edit:  I did get a message back from her and apparently the shipping calculator is messed up.  So at least she was as surprised as I was and was very nice about it as well.  :)


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:56 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote: Correct me if I am wrong but I thought Priority Mail used a flat rate regardless of distance within the continental U.S.

Only if it's in a Flat Rate Priority Mail box or envelope.  Otherwise the Priority postage is calculated by weight and destination much like all other USPS delivery methods.

Edit:  I did get a message back from her and apparently the shipping calculator is messed up.  So at least she was as surprised as I was and was very nice about it as well.  :)

Are you saying that nicely asking a question gets a pleasant response?  Shocking!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:07 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Only if it's in a Flat Rate Priority Mail box or envelope. Otherwise the Priority postage is calculated by weight and destination much like all other USPS delivery methods.


I was assuming that it would be shipped in a priority flat rate box thus the reason for the question to the seller.  I was told that it was too tall to put in a flat rate box with packing material so the cost to ship would be higher.  Regardless, unless she ships it in a wooden crate the shipping should still be quite a bit less than $20.

While I was typing this up I received a reply from the seller and she stated that shipping priority would be $11.90 and parcel would be $9.35.

JohnGaunt wrote:Are you saying that nicely asking a question gets a pleasant response? Shocking!


In this case yes.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:30 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:19 pm 
 

Here comes the King ....  8O  8O  8O




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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:26 pm 
 

PDT_Armataz_01_23  PDT_Armataz_01_23  PDT_Armataz_01_23

Where did they get this price from?  It's sure as hell not Amazon, as it's only $25 there.

(Though there is a $238.10 one there as well.  :lol: )

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:25 pm 
 

Here comes the King ....      

http://cgi.ebay.com/B11-Kings-Festival- ... _W0QQitemZ 300145592277QQihZ020QQcategoryZ44112QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewI tem




At that price I would think they could waive the $1 handling fee 8).  And maybe throw in a B12 too :D

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:14 pm 
 

Here's a variant.  Bid on B11 and buy something else




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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:15 pm 
 

Man this is one sad looking OCE.  Some of the supplements don't look that much better.  And all for the brain-numbing opening price of only $300.



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:18 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Man this is one sad looking OCE.  Some of the supplements don't look that much better.  And all for the brain-numbing opening price of only $300.


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At least he quoted the Acaeum ... although he is not on the member list ....


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:22 pm 
 

Man this is one sad looking OCE.  Some of the supplements don't look that much better.  And all for the brain-numbing opening price of only $300.

http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-Original-Collec ... tion_W0QQi temZ320152296145QQihZ011QQcategoryZ2545QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVi ewItem




Sorry, I don't see the mint part :?:

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:24 pm 
 

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Sorry, I don't see the mint part :?:


Don't worry no one else does either....


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:28 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:Sorry, I don't see the mint part :?:


Of course not; they're those little chocolate ones, and they're hidden underneath the pieces of paper with his user id on them. :lol:

(What's sad is that, even given its condition, he probably could have gotten a decent price for it had he opened it at a reasonable starting bid -- but instead he had to get greedy.)


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:28 pm 
 

napoleonsdad wrote:
Sorry, I don't see the mint part :?:


Maybe the stains on the books are mint flavored?  :P


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:06 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Maybe the stains on the books are mint flavored?  :P


A Scratch-n-Sniff OCE for the little gamer!  Surely, that's got to be more valuable than your than your typical, plain vanilla OCE.   :lol:

Also, I think an anagram of the user's name is a secret message for Acaeum members  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:42 am 
 

smarmy1 wrote:
A Scratch-n-SniffAlso, I think an anagram of the user's name is a secret message for Acaeum members  :wink:

I do a yuk ?

Maybe the "lucky winner" of the auction can lick the books and tell us if they are really minty. At the very least it would help clean up some of the covers.  :P


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:12 pm 
 

Ouch



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:36 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:Ouch


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more than $50 for a I6 from silver anniversary collector set...




The current high bidder obviously isn't the sharpest tool in the shed:




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Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:42 pm 
 

i thought his name looked familiar - he purchase something off me some years ago! cant remember what it was now - seemed a fine enough guy to me.

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