(Topic ID: 285513)

Why do sellers ignore new members?

By TheSaint025

9 months ago


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    #51 9 months ago
    Quoted from woody76:

    Just being honest here and I have been on the site for years now. I have tried to buy 10 games in the last month with no luck because I like to ship games.

    Most sellers even on pinside think if they ship, they have to palletize. Unless they ship stuff for a living, most people aren't going to want to deal with that. Not to mention most don't have pallets or straps laying around.

    That's usually the first question I ask. along with -
    I'll set the shipping up, I just need them to coordinate a pick up time with the company. That they don't need to do anything, besides be there. As soon as it leaves their house, any possible damage is on me. I know I'm taking a risk by shipping and not buying in person. Surprisingly half or less of the people I've dealt with even on pinside have ever used STI.

    There are certain games that are impossible to get locally, and for 400 bucks vs. a 8 -20 hour drive, I'll pay the 400 every time.
    The majority of the time the seller is cool with it, unless they are really against shipping for whatever reason. Out of the 20 or so used games I've shipped with them, I've only had a bent leg.

    Obviously it's cheaper if you can get them to palletize and ship to a terminal, but the chances of that are slim to none. You also have a chance of a dumbass hitting the game with a forklift.

    #52 9 months ago
    Quoted from woody76:

    I dont really understand the NO ship thing. Once you get the money via wire or whatever and it clears who gives a crap

    Simple. Most people don't want to bother with arranging for the shipper to show up... or deal with after the sale problems.
    As many say; cash on the glass - otherwise go to fleabay and "risk it".

    #53 9 months ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    You've been lucky. Those shipping companies have a bad habit of fucking up games because they don't care enough about other people's stuff. I don't leave it to them to pack...I didn't spend all the time and money I did making my games look great just to have some momo screw the thing up because he's in a rush.

    Shipping is a PIA for a seller and I've shipped dozens of arcade games and pins over the years. As Beez mentioned, some folks go the extra mile to ensure the games are wrapped well prior to shipment. I put myself in the buyers shoes and as such, it does take a couple of hours to chronicle the condition of the game as it's cocooned in a roll or two of shrink wrap. Add in the expense of purchasing shrink-wrap, cardboard and a boat load of old towels/blankets, it becomes complex.

    I don't trust shipping companies to "white glove" a pin since they put a RFM through a wall in our home. In the grand scheme of things, my reputation is more important and spending a few extra bucks to ensure a pin arrives to a new home safely is just part of the hobby IMO.

    #54 9 months ago

    cash on glass is best method . I have shipped plenty with no prob but it is a hassle .
    Selling is a P.I.T.A when dealing with a large volume of people and when family emergencies arise at the same time . Probably could have sold my Current ad Of GOTpro 2 times but failed to deal with people fast enough or professionally enough for all inquiries .
    I never liked long distance relationships .
    Try to do your best but buy local or within driving distance is best

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