Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Boru13, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Nice edits ;)
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  2. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Let's not go overboard please. All well and good to send priority if a knife is traveling cross country but 1st class serves admirably well for less and without compromise to the buyer except -perhaps - an extra day of waiting. On a $100.00 or less knife the current $ 7.90 cost of a small flat rate priority box is prohibitive especially adding insurance and/or signature required (the latter makes more sense to me than insurance, 90% of the time and is my typical procedure).

    I completely agree with the new changes but would be very unhappy to be told how to ship too - which the new rule DOES NOT! :thumbsup:

    My 2 ¢

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
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  3. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    NO ONE is telling you how to ship, I'm assuming what you quoted is what happens after someone's had a few to many.

    The ONLY changes are in post #1 of this thread.
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  4. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi Ray -

    I thought anything over 1lb makes it unable to use 1st class shipping? Unless it is a small traditional most of my packages are over 1lb - maybe I am using too much bubble wrap and shipping tape. The last knife I sent out looked like a mummified machete; you could have used it to club someone without harming the knife.

    On topic - love the idea of no "net to me" - I have always skipped over any item where NTM existed in the sale or any request for F&F. If I REALLY wanted the item, I would just add the 3.5% and that was that - but I like making the exchange more consistent in this small way.

    I do wish we could ban F&F altogether, but I am good with incremental progress.

    best regards -

  5. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I understand, I was simply replying to the comment I quoted in which the suggestion was to "include 3 day priority" as a rule. At least that's how I understood the post. I am very happy for the changes in POST #1.

    I edited my post to allay confusion.

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  6. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I believe (edit) 13 oz is the limit for 1st class. Most folders I sell are well and securely boxed and wrapped at under
    13 oz. I check with my digital scale and have been known to swap out packing materials ;)

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
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  7. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Implementing Uniform pricing practices acrossed the board is an awesome new rule! Thanks bladeforums!
  8. OLd_gUY


    Feb 20, 2018
    Thank you! Hopefully, there might be some flippers who will view the change as being too much of a PIA to continue seeing the exchange as an easy way to pick up some bucks. I doubt that it will happen, but one can always hope.
    Kudos to Spark and to all involved :thumbsup:
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    The First-Class Package Service - Retail™ weight limit is actually 13 oz for packages.

    If buying the shipping label through eBay / PP which use Pitney Bows, they may have different rates
    covering up to 16 oz while still using 1st-Class Mail.
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  10. dfkdfk


    Nov 22, 2010
    This is great. Always hated that "Net to me" BS.
  11. nwmetalbug


    Jun 10, 2012
    Yep this is how it should be.
  12. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Yes sorry - you are right. I will edit my posts. Mind slip is a terrible affliction :rolleyes:

  13. grumpy514

    grumpy514 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    That "net to me" is for the birds. People adding 5% or more for PayPal fees when its 2.9% + .30 cents. Per transaction. Glad to see this.
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  14. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    That is a dick move. You are essentially dictating how you want a sellers ad to read, removing the choice of the seller to leave the price or not. As it says in the rules, it is the sellers choice. Do that in my sales thread not only will you not get the item. I will ask a mod to remove the price you selfishly quoted.
  15. Slauterhause

    Slauterhause Best Rob on BF. Way better than those other Robs. Platinum Member

    Aug 28, 2015
    These are excellent changes that will help everyone involved. Thanks for listening.
  16. DrBuzzKill

    DrBuzzKill Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Thank you, Spark! :thumbsup:
  17. lieferung


    May 24, 2016
    It's been a long time coming. Now I'm eager to see it enforced! Good job mods and Spark!
  18. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Looks good
  19. stonesell

    stonesell Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    I imagine that we will continue to see some “net to me” priced adds, until all sellers get a chance to read and understand the new rules.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
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  20. Doc Rich

    Doc Rich Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    Thank you for this, much appreciated. Bravo!

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