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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:34 am 
 

Plaag wrote:Well I only wanted to know about the deal Judges Guild had for Runequest products, so am happy for that little bit o' knowledge I got from Greg.

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and not about the cheap labour deal they struck up with using ducks? :)



  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:49 am 
 

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Plaag wrote:Well I only wanted to know about the deal Judges Guild had for Runequest products, so am happy for that little bit o' knowledge I got from Greg.

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and not about the cheap labour deal they struck up with using ducks? :)


Ducks are in Runequest if you didn't know.
Course now I suspect someone will post a picture of a duck..I'm sure a certain person has some. :wink:

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:08 am 
 

Plaag wrote:Ducks are in Runequest if you didn't know.
Course now I suspect someone will post a picture of a duck..I'm sure a certain person has some. :wink:

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well that was what my comment was meant to imply in a sorta-way

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:16 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
Plaag wrote:Ducks are in Runequest if you didn't know.
Course now I suspect someone will post a picture of a duck..I'm sure a certain person has some. :wink:

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well that was what my comment was meant to imply in a sorta-way

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Ah, it sort of went over my head (wondering why you said that..) like water off a duck's back :) okay that was not funny :?

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:19 am 
 

anyway....think we have waddled (grin) off-topic enough now, back onto the "postage issue" :)

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:23 am 
 

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So..How long do packages usually take when sent to Italy (airmail)? Only country I've had to send outside the Global Priority Mail way so am curious.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:27 am 
 

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So..How long do packages usually take when sent to Italy (airmail)? Only country I've had to send outside the Global Priority Mail way so am curious.

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Don't know about Italy, but I sent one to UK and it took 40 days plus. I think it went to a member here (ebay name not the same as Acaeum name, so I am not positive).


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:29 am 
 

well from the UK...i am always wary of sending things to Italy unless its someone i actually know (ie from here or previously dealt with).

it normally takes about a week airmail from here. should generally be quicker, but tends to pan out to about that on average.

i have also had 2 parcels go missing, which i refunded, and i still believe they actually got there and i had one sent and they didnt get it (tho the right address was on the parcel ) and bizarrely, a month later, it was returned to me!

so yes, now, i make sure sufficient insurance it sorted whether the buyer wants it or not.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:29 am 
 

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So..How long do packages usually take when sent to Italy (airmail)? Only country I've had to send outside the Global Priority Mail way so am curious.

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Don't know about Italy, but I sent one to UK and it took 40 days plus. I think it went to a member here (ebay name not the same as Acaeum name, so I am not positive).


Thanks..
Just to clarify, was that airmail or surface mail?

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:31 am 
 

if it took 40 days odd, that must have been sent surface. no way airmail would take that long from the US.

mind you i have known them to send things wrong at times.....

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:59 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Once again it's nice to read how gracious the industry figure is.  I hope he posts some interesting stories; I know that some people will be wanting to know print-run counts and edition variations.

Can someone start a separate thread for "Questions to Greg" or something? I suppose I could. I'd just like such information to be accessible and not buried in this thead.
So, Greg, I've got a copy of Dreamlands from 1986, product number 2315-X, and I was wondering how rare . . .   :D

I do want to warn everyone: I AM a storyteller and will be glad to share, but I am also generally quite inaccurate about prints runs and so on, and also, have not worked at Chaosium for 7 or more years and am a bit rusty on some things.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:39 am 
 

Greg Stafford wrote:Can someone start a separate thread for "Questions to Greg" or something? I suppose I could. I'd just like such information to be accessible and not buried in this thead.


Done. Here it is:
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:24 pm 
 

Just a heads up for UK Sellers...

PayPal have confirmed that they do not consider Royal Mail to be eligable for their Seller Protection Policy when sending outside of the UK.

PayPal say you are not covered if you ship with Royal Mail at all. This is because Royal Mail offer no trackable service that requires a signature on delivery. They only offer one or the other, and PayPal's terms and conditions require both.

So if you're going to sell something to someone abroad, do one of the following things....

A. Only send something you are willing to accept as a loss.
B. Send with a courier (TNT, DHL, UPS, etc.)
C. Don't accept PayPal payments from overseas customers.
or D. Only sell to someone you know.

You should also know that PayPal Seller Protection only applies to the US, the UK and Canada. All other parts of the world are excluded. If you send outside of the UK, US and Canada, you do so at your own risk.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:44 pm 
 

Everything I encounter about the English postal system makes "going postal" in the US seem so much better.  It really makes me appreciate the US Postal Service.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:49 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Everything I encounter about the English postal system makes "going postal" in the US seem so much better.  It really makes me appreciate the US Postal Service.

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Having spoken to yours, and to mine, on the phone, I have to say the UK Customer Service offered by our postal service, sucks big time.


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MShipley88 wrote:Everything I encounter about the English postal system makes "going postal" in the US seem so much better.  It really makes me appreciate the US Postal Service.

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thing what makes it all the more laughable tho, is that being such a small island, it would be EASY to implement other systems, such as what the US have and would be far more useful for all n sundry, but as is with the usual UK way, we wouldnt fecking have a chance in hell of getting it.

same as what happened times gone by with the modem speeds etc. BT our main telecomms company wouldnt adjust because they had a stranglehold on the market. it was only when the laws came in to break their monopoly that we started to get faster speeds...

postal system is very similar.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:59 pm 
 

Naw. The labour unions wouldn't have it. Can't go making things better or they'll go on strike. And as for 'missing in the mail'... Well if you work in an office you steal photocopy paper and highlighers. So why shouldn't they steal post?


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:16 pm 
 

Well, has any postal worker over there actually 'gone postal'?

And it sucks that other countries don't adopt the same policies for shipping, I can now understand why people won't ship overseas, or only to certain countries.

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