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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Auction Disc. : About cost of stamps against postal expenses

 

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mitoneu

31 Mar 2017
05:57:48pm

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I noticed several posts lately discussed the issue of buyers who bought (on Auctions or Approval Books) relatively cheap stamps and are worried about the higher costs of the postal charges.
I had this problem both ways: as a buyer and as a seller.
Therefore, I my next books I will add a notice of the type: "if you consider that the postal expenses are too high in regard of the price of the stamps you bought, you can cancell your offer within 15 days". This would give the buyer time to go through other books and see if he can reach a satisfactory amount.
I wonder if something like this couldnĀ“t be officiliazed in the site.

Best regards, Miguel
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crisale9

31 Mar 2017
07:49:42pm

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re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

Dear friends:
To tell you the truth I send the stamps without shipping cost inside the US. and only 1 o 1.50 for international shipment.
Sincerely
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31 Mar 2017
08:59:01pm

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re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

i charge 65 cents for a regular letter or 6x9 envelope in the U.S. and 1.30 worldwide so if someone makes a small purchase and pays with paypal its not exactly a moneymaker. I do not like to do it to someone else. phil

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michael78651

31 Mar 2017
09:19:26pm
re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

The sales rules are clearly written, and require buyers to pay for what they buy. Buyers certify when they click on the buy or bid button that they have read the sales platform rules, and the seller's terms. If a buyer doesn't like a seller's terms, the buyer should not purchase from that seller.

The rules will not be changed to make payment discretionary. If we did that, then we would have a large number of people "buying", but then not paying. We have enough of that already as too many sellers forgive non-payers. The result is that buyers take it for granted and assume that it is alright to buy and not pay. That causes problems for the sellers who, rightfully so, want to be paid.

With that said, however, Stamporama gives latitude to sellers to create their own terms and conditions regarding their selling activities. If that's what you want to do, then you can state that in your terms. Note that individual terms that vary in this manner from the site rules will not be enforced by the auctioneer.

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31 Mar 2017
09:48:22pm
re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

Being the stamp mogul that I am, of the 5 lots I have sold on SOR I have paid the postage on all of them, one the cost of the lot was less than the postage, two of the others were half the cost of the lots, the other two I made a Kings ransom on the postage.Thumbs Up

As far as buying, I'm sure on several purchases my postage has exceeded the value of my treasures and even the actual cost, it's all good to me, I read the terms and understood the terms and gladly paid for my purchases.

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Tom in Exton, PA

01 Apr 2017
10:22:05am
re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

A note to sellers-- As you are listing, ask yourself "Do I have enough items for sale to make it worthwhile for someone to place an order?"

I cannot tell you how many times I've found a single 20 cent item from a seller, and didn't buy it because it just wasn't worth creating a transaction and paying postage. On looking at all their lots in USA Category, I see they had less than 10 items priced from a nickel to a quarter.

There are also sellers charging very high shipping charges. I recently came across one with a New Jersey postmark cover for $1.00. I would have happily paid another dollar for postage, but reading their terms they want $3.75 postage plus another 50 cents for orders under $10. Um, nope!

I do buy from a few folks regularly. With one seller, we have an understanding that I'll buy the few small items each week, and he doesn't invoice me until we agree I'm done.


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03 Apr 2017
05:24:22pm
re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

Hi Everyone;

When I was selling on here, a year or so ago, I considered about 2/3 of my buyers to be my friends. We often chatted via PM and e-mails, about everything from favorite movies, recipes, and of course stamps. Since they were mostly repeat buyers many times over, we had flexible agreements about payment.

They could select stamps over 30-60 days, and when their next pension check arrived they would ask for an invoice. I never had a non payer, thru several hundred transactions, and still chat with them and consider myself lucky to call them my friends. I guess I was never really into selling for the money, but just the fun of it all. Big Grin

In all these years since my first sale in 2007 to a collector in Finland and now over 25 different nations, it is still fun, and I have a globe full of collector friends, and many great memories too. Thumbs Up

Just sortin' it out....
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mitoneu

31 Mar 2017
05:57:48pm

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I noticed several posts lately discussed the issue of buyers who bought (on Auctions or Approval Books) relatively cheap stamps and are worried about the higher costs of the postal charges.
I had this problem both ways: as a buyer and as a seller.
Therefore, I my next books I will add a notice of the type: "if you consider that the postal expenses are too high in regard of the price of the stamps you bought, you can cancell your offer within 15 days". This would give the buyer time to go through other books and see if he can reach a satisfactory amount.
I wonder if something like this couldnĀ“t be officiliazed in the site.

Best regards, Miguel

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crisale9

31 Mar 2017
07:49:42pm

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re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

Dear friends:
To tell you the truth I send the stamps without shipping cost inside the US. and only 1 o 1.50 for international shipment.
Sincerely
crisale9:

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philb

31 Mar 2017
08:59:01pm

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re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

i charge 65 cents for a regular letter or 6x9 envelope in the U.S. and 1.30 worldwide so if someone makes a small purchase and pays with paypal its not exactly a moneymaker. I do not like to do it to someone else. phil

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michael78651

31 Mar 2017
09:19:26pm

re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

The sales rules are clearly written, and require buyers to pay for what they buy. Buyers certify when they click on the buy or bid button that they have read the sales platform rules, and the seller's terms. If a buyer doesn't like a seller's terms, the buyer should not purchase from that seller.

The rules will not be changed to make payment discretionary. If we did that, then we would have a large number of people "buying", but then not paying. We have enough of that already as too many sellers forgive non-payers. The result is that buyers take it for granted and assume that it is alright to buy and not pay. That causes problems for the sellers who, rightfully so, want to be paid.

With that said, however, Stamporama gives latitude to sellers to create their own terms and conditions regarding their selling activities. If that's what you want to do, then you can state that in your terms. Note that individual terms that vary in this manner from the site rules will not be enforced by the auctioneer.

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fredcdobbs

APS # 224327
31 Mar 2017
09:48:22pm

re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

Being the stamp mogul that I am, of the 5 lots I have sold on SOR I have paid the postage on all of them, one the cost of the lot was less than the postage, two of the others were half the cost of the lots, the other two I made a Kings ransom on the postage.Thumbs Up

As far as buying, I'm sure on several purchases my postage has exceeded the value of my treasures and even the actual cost, it's all good to me, I read the terms and understood the terms and gladly paid for my purchases.

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Tom in Exton, PA
01 Apr 2017
10:22:05am

re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

A note to sellers-- As you are listing, ask yourself "Do I have enough items for sale to make it worthwhile for someone to place an order?"

I cannot tell you how many times I've found a single 20 cent item from a seller, and didn't buy it because it just wasn't worth creating a transaction and paying postage. On looking at all their lots in USA Category, I see they had less than 10 items priced from a nickel to a quarter.

There are also sellers charging very high shipping charges. I recently came across one with a New Jersey postmark cover for $1.00. I would have happily paid another dollar for postage, but reading their terms they want $3.75 postage plus another 50 cents for orders under $10. Um, nope!

I do buy from a few folks regularly. With one seller, we have an understanding that I'll buy the few small items each week, and he doesn't invoice me until we agree I'm done.


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TuskenRaider

03 Apr 2017
05:24:22pm

re: About cost of stamps against postal expenses

Hi Everyone;

When I was selling on here, a year or so ago, I considered about 2/3 of my buyers to be my friends. We often chatted via PM and e-mails, about everything from favorite movies, recipes, and of course stamps. Since they were mostly repeat buyers many times over, we had flexible agreements about payment.

They could select stamps over 30-60 days, and when their next pension check arrived they would ask for an invoice. I never had a non payer, thru several hundred transactions, and still chat with them and consider myself lucky to call them my friends. I guess I was never really into selling for the money, but just the fun of it all. Big Grin

In all these years since my first sale in 2007 to a collector in Finland and now over 25 different nations, it is still fun, and I have a globe full of collector friends, and many great memories too. Thumbs Up

Just sortin' it out....
TuskenRaider

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