NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
ebay GSB

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-05-2018, 07:26 PM
Fred's Avatar
Fred Fred is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,414
Default Shipping - clueless sellers

I just received a package via USPS that contained an OJ that I purchased through fleabay.

Talk about the OJ gods protecting a piece of cardboard....

The card was in a baggie (thin sandwich baggie) and placed in a very thin standard 4x7 bubble mailer. NO STIFFNER - NO NOTHING ELSE - NOT EVEN A LABEL SAYING "DO NOT BEND".

Holy crap, the card made it to me without being bent or mutilated.... I am in awe and completely dumbfounded how the card made it to me without being damaged.

Any horror stories about shipping? Can people really be this clueless?
__________________
doh, doh, doh, doh....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-05-2018, 07:29 PM
dictoresno's Avatar
dictoresno dictoresno is offline
member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: NJ
Posts: 81
Default

ive had cards come in just a manila bubble mailer before, no sleeve no cardboard and make It just fine. I however bulletproof my stuff....graded card sleeve, cardboard, wrapped in bubble wrap and then in a bubble mailer. some people just don't understand lol.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-05-2018, 07:35 PM
keithsky keithsky is offline
keith janosky
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,160
Default

I have won ticket stubs on Ebay from different guys and have had a couple over the years throw them in a regular white envelope with a stamp on it and charge me 5.00 or so for shipping. Not even between cardboard or even a card shield, nothing. Throw it in an envelope put in the guys mailbox for the postal person to pick up and wash there hands of it. Guess they thought going through the mail would give it more patina. Idiots

Last edited by keithsky; 11-05-2018 at 07:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2018, 07:35 PM
Bill77 Bill77 is offline
Bill Avery
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 201
Default

I once had a graded card shipped to me in a cut down priority envelope that was nothing more than the front and back of the envelope loosely taped together. I could see the slab through the sides of the "envelope" and it still arrived on time and undamaged. I don't know how the seller was able to ship it with tracking and not be told to put it in better packaging.

I have also had several cards shipped in nothing but a plain white envelope and only a penny sleeve and a sheet of paper for protection. They all survived the postal system and arrived faster than most if not all packages with tracking.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-05-2018, 08:24 PM
D. Bergin's Avatar
D. Bergin D. Bergin is online now
Dave
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 3,396
Default

The first image. I received like this from an Ebay seller. "Received Without Contents". A large pile of rarer vintage boxing ephemera I was really looking forward to. Still haunts me today. Stuffed in a plain white mailer. Shipping label was barely held on by a couple of pieces of scotch tape. Not even holding the whole label down. No tape holding the contents in. No surprise not a single item from the entire group lot made it to me in the package. Not the fault of the USPS.

2nd image was SHIPPED by me. It started as a durable poster tube. An adhesive label that also had several layers of shipping tape reinforcing it to the tube. The only thing returned to me was the label, neatly sliced off of the tube, in a USPS baggy that said "WE CARE" and a copy of a package search request I filled out when the item went missing in the system. This was their way of telling me they found the package in their system. A neatly sliced off shipping label attached to literally nothing.

No accounting for what or why something might happen to a package sometimes.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-05-2018, 08:43 PM
SetBuilder's Avatar
SetBuilder SetBuilder is offline
Manny
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
Posts: 438
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by D. Bergin View Post
The first image. I received like this from an Ebay seller. "Received Without Contents". A large pile of rarer vintage boxing ephemera I was really looking forward to. Still haunts me today. Stuffed in a plain white mailer. Shipping label was barely held on by a couple of pieces of scotch tape. Not even holding the whole label down. No tape holding the contents in. No surprise not a single item from the entire group lot made it to me in the package. Not the fault of the USPS.

2nd image was SHIPPED by me. It started as a durable poster tube. An adhesive label that also had several layers of shipping tape reinforcing it to the tube. The only thing returned to me was the label, neatly sliced off of the tube, in a USPS baggy that said "WE CARE" and a copy of a package search request I filled out when the item went missing in the system. This was their way of telling me they found the package in their system. A neatly sliced off shipping label attached to literally nothing.

No accounting for what or why something might happen to a package sometimes.
These stories are just so weird. It's like the x-files of USPS package shipping. First the seller that sent you the ephemera with no protection. I'm convinced some sellers really hate their customers.

Then the cardboard tube...wow. I've mailed stuff in those poster tubes. They are strong and sturdy. What on earth could have happened to it that only the label survived? Did it burn in a fire? Did a delivery truck fall off a cliff and then they found the label in the rubble?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-05-2018, 09:09 PM
brianp-beme's Avatar
brianp-beme brianp-beme is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,760
Default

15+ years ago I had dozens of ebay transactions involving 100's of Zeenuts from a seller who wrapped the raw cards in a double layer of paper towel and and sent them in a regular white envelope. All came to me in fine shape, but they did not escape damage as they still smell like cigarettes. Heavy smoking and cards do not mix.

Brian
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-05-2018, 09:39 PM
drcy's Avatar
drcy drcy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,202
Default

Years back, some college students tested to see what could be mailed just by writing the address and placing a stamp on the unwrapped item. All sorts of items went through, but the USPO drew the line at a fish.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-06-2018, 08:39 AM
phikappapsi phikappapsi is online now
Joe H
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fairport NY
Posts: 230
Default

about 5 years ago, I purchased a 1928 Yuengling Ice Cream - Gehrig - PSA 8

Guy shipped the card raw in a bubble mailer. per USPS the sorting machine must've caught/snagged on the the bubble mailer... Shattered the PSA case in 4 places, bent the card on both ends and the shattered plastic sliced the card down the middle.

Seller refunded, and he insured at full value, so no money was lost - but I cried. The hobby lost a stunning Gehrig that day
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-06-2018, 01:22 PM
D. Bergin's Avatar
D. Bergin D. Bergin is online now
Dave
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 3,396
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phikappapsi View Post
about 5 years ago, I purchased a 1928 Yuengling Ice Cream - Gehrig - PSA 8

Guy shipped the card raw in a bubble mailer. per USPS the sorting machine must've caught/snagged on the the bubble mailer... Shattered the PSA case in 4 places, bent the card on both ends and the shattered plastic sliced the card down the middle.

Seller refunded, and he insured at full value, so no money was lost - but I cried. The hobby lost a stunning Gehrig that day

Jeez, Priority Boxes are Free. I know I worked in Package Delivery for a dozen years, so I know what packages are subjected to, going from hub to hub, but some things you assume people should foresee when they send something out, especially of high value, but many seem completely oblivious to sometimes.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OT- USPS Shipping Increase Impact on Online Sellers ibuysportsephemera Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 10 10-20-2015 01:22 PM
Shipping questions for sellers??? D.P.Johnson Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 2 02-02-2015 07:19 PM
Ebay sellers - high shipping cost even after eBay took part of pie? asphaltman Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 19 11-08-2013 02:55 PM
Ebay sellers not shipping to Canada? brandoningram Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used 34 04-29-2011 03:17 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 AM.


ebay GSB