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#1841 shoeshine boy

shoeshine boy
  • LocationDecatur, GA

Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:59 PM

Site members, often who have conducted numerous transactions on this site, who ask for shipping quotes and then either disappear or act surprised when they find out shipping costs what it costs.   How $12 for USPS priority mail within the US still surprises anyone is beyond me.  Could I drop gloves in a garbage bag and ship a little cheaper?  Sure, maybe.  But why anyone would pay the amounts people pay for gear and then balk at $3 to ship gloves in a box instead of a baggie just boggles my mind.

 

seriously??? I got exactly the quote I expected. I'm just trying to decide if I like Yakapov specs that much.


always looking for non Reebok XL shells......


#1842 Gr8erade

Gr8erade

Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:35 PM

seriously??? I got exactly the quote I expected. I'm just trying to decide if I like Yakapov specs that much.

 

This is a pet peeve a lot larger than just you.   But that being said, sometimes a little courtesy of "thanks, let me get back to you" goes some distance too.

 

There are people here who absolutely get it and are so easy to deal with that I'll go searching for something I don't have for sale, or I'll go running down the street after a mailman so I can get a package out even quicker, or I'll cut a better deal just because.  When I see PMs from those people, its a pleasure.  Same with a some of the new people who have never made a deal here.  I'll walk them right down the path of getting the deal done right.  

 

But, the lack of courtesy from many here in many respects is an irritant.  Everything from "got pics?" requests have me taking additional photos, uploading and sending that never get followed up on, to responding to a bunch of questions, only to never hear from the person again would all go to making this place just a little bit better.

 

"What's your best price" is definitely another.



#1843 shoeshine boy

shoeshine boy
  • LocationDecatur, GA

Posted 13 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

oops! the "seriously???" wasn't at all directed to you. it was directed at the "why can't you just shove them in a shoe box and mail them parcel post for $3" people. :)

I didn't even realize that I didn't reply to you because I was on the road and just scanning through stuff during a break.


always looking for non Reebok XL shells......


#1844 Gr8erade

Gr8erade

Posted 13 March 2017 - 04:02 PM

oops! the "seriously???" wasn't at all directed to you. it was directed at the "why can't you just shove them in a shoe box and mail them parcel post for $3" people. :)

I didn't even realize that I didn't reply to you because I was on the road and just scanning through stuff during a break.

 

No worries.  Just ranting in the rant thread.   Happens whenever a sale post goes up. 



#1845 Monty22

Monty22

Posted 13 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

The "best price " should always be $10 higher than asking price. If everybody does this maybe it will stop?



#1846 FCB51

FCB51
  • LocationMontreal, QC

Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:53 PM

I'd gladly pay the extra, I had a guy wrap up a pair of gloves and send them to me in a DORITOS bag covered in packing tape!!!

#1847 schennbros

schennbros
  • LocationMontco, PA

Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

I'd gladly pay the extra, I had a guy wrap up a pair of gloves and send them to me in a DORITOS bag covered in packing tape!!!

 

Was he at least decent enough to leave a little extra Cool Ranch dust in there so your gloves tasted nice?


All show, no go.


#1848 JoeyJ0506

JoeyJ0506
  • LocationPittsburgh, PA

Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:50 PM

Site members, often who have conducted numerous transactions on this site, who ask for shipping quotes and then either disappear or act surprised when they find out shipping costs what it costs.   How $12 for USPS priority mail within the US still surprises anyone is beyond me.  Could I drop gloves in a garbage bag and ship a little cheaper?  Sure, maybe.  But why anyone would pay the amounts people pay for gear and then balk at $3 to ship gloves in a box instead of a baggie just boggles my mind.

 

Got a pair of Made in Canada Reebok 852s CHEAP in an eBay auction... less that $40 after shipping. I was really pumped when I saw they were delivered, and could not wait to open the bag. I was prepared for a little cleaning and TLC, but otherwise they looked like really nice gloves, especially for what I paid. I got home and found them smashed completely flat into a tiny bag and taped like that to make it as small/dense of a package as possible. Apparently, since the gloves sold so cheap, the seller was determined to save something on shipping. Got them through the wash cycle, at least they cleaned up really well. But, it is going to be some work with cardboard rings in the cuffs and time in the skate oven to get them back into a normal shape, some of the foam and plastics in the gloves were warped being shipped like that. I would have paid more for them to be put into a proper-sized flat-rate box.

 

Not to mention, the backhand liners were removed, and there was no mention of it in the item description. 



#1849 BigCy76

BigCy76
  • LocationMontreal, Quebec

Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

I'd gladly pay the extra, I had a guy wrap up a pair of gloves and send them to me in a DORITOS bag covered in packing tape!!!



That's olioli' s trademark...

If you're considering selling off anything Bruins, CONTACT ME FIRST !!!

 

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#1850 Dupes

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:28 PM

Doritos bag? WTF?


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#1851 Mapleleafs-13

Mapleleafs-13
  • LocationToronto

Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:31 PM

were the gloves covered in nacho cheese as well ?


Looking for size large praccy socks, with or without stripes in teal, orange, purple, dark maroon