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Two out of three knives received today

Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by timsclips, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. timsclips


    Nov 27, 2007
    Last week I won a couple of auctions for some Schrade knives, two were for LB-7s, lightly used Old Timer and Uncle Henry models, and one scrimshaw SC-503, also used but a pattern that I had been looking for. Today three packages showed up by USPS, one had a hole in it and stamped contents missing by the USPS. The LB-7s showed up no problem, nicely packaged for what was charged by the sellers. The SC-503 was missing. It was shipped in a 65cent padded envelope with $1.49 postage and the shipper charged $5.50 to ship. There was no insurance offered, although I probably would not have took insurance at the cost of the knife was small, $10.00.
    Am I wrong to be upset that the seller would overcharge by charging twice what it cost in material and shipping to send the package and then do a poor job of packaging?
  2. Trent Rock

    Trent Rock

    Jun 29, 2007
    Was the $5.50 clearly stated in the ad??
    I get people complaining all the time about shipping (I guess they complain by leaving me 1 "star" rating for shipping costs)
    I don't really know why they complain when the shipping charges are clearly stated in the ad
    I figure the 3 bucks extra is for his time waiting in line at the post office and packing supplies

    Having it poorly packed with holes in the box is a different story
    I guess you can leave him a 1 star rating for shipping charges and tell him to pack his stuff better next time

    There is a thread on BF somewhere about EBAY knife shipping nightmares.........
  3. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I have had two knives go missing in those padded envelopes!! Fortunately, I had paid for insurance, and got my money back. Hard objects, i.e. knives, get "squeezed" out easily. I tried it with my fingers. I was able to twist the package a bit, and push a knife right through the side!! Now I actually ask for boxes!
  4. lrv


    Sep 14, 2003
  5. El Lobo

    El Lobo

    Sep 6, 2002
    Just for some of the newer folks,

    The "Video" boxes are what I use for Priority Mailing. The smaller one will accommodate several knives and may still be under a pound. The slightly larger one will handle something like a Knife/Collector's Tin. These aren't Flat Rate, but rather $4.60 if under one pound, and a bit more if over. And I always get the $.65 Delivery Conformation, which you can track online.

    It's a shame about losing a knife from an envelope. :grumpy:

  6. thawk


    Oct 28, 2006
    Good tip Larry. Those are the priority boxes and if it is a decent knife, its worth paying the $5.25 to ship them with delivery confirmation. I pick the boxes and those green delivery confirmation stickers up by the stack at my local PO. When I ship I tape up all the seams and that pull strip thing so a quick entry would not be too inviting. I've even had people mail me a knife loose in a nonpadded envelope. :thumbdn:
  7. Mountainwind


    Mar 13, 2006
    I really hate it when a mint condition box, is sent in an envelope. I always arrives in a flattened condition.
  8. 6.0stroker

    6.0stroker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    :confused:Is it just lazy or maybe ignorance? I have made 4 purchases on that auction place:Drecently 1 came in the padded envelope:thumbdn:but at least knife was wrapped in bubble wrap :rolleyes:,2 in the tyveck envelope w/paper and the smashed box:thumbdn: (and new knife Thankfully not damaged),3 double posterboard envelope :thumbdn:no damage but poor way to ship IMHOand, 4 in the cardboard box and packed well:thumbup:.!? 1 out of three ain't bad :eek: will people ever learn:jerkit: always always if offered get the insurance and ask if its not why!!! thats my .02 worth!
  9. Roger999


    Mar 22, 2008
    I've had that happen when i bought on ebay last time, the knives fell open while transporting and the seller resent the knives :).
  10. timsclips


    Nov 27, 2007
    I never had an issue with the stated shipping charge of $5.50 that was stated in the auction. I do believe that when you are charging twice what postage and container is costing you, you do have an obligation to package well.
    I sold gun magazines for nearly ten years, mostly pistol magazines about the same size as a pocket knife but maybe less in weight. While I was selling them I charged a flat $5 fee, always shipped priority with tracking or insurance. I was getting about a dollar over actual cost of shipping for handling. Sold about 300+ magazines without having one get lost in the mail.

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