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.