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|12-12-2012, 07:44 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Shipping cost update - USPS Media Mail / Parcel Post
I have been blatantly incorrect about shipping computer games VIA USPS Media Mail within the USofA. Computer games and software in general, as it turns out, at least in my research, are not allowed to be shipped Media Mail. So, it's either Parcel Post or Priority Mail.
It's a cruel game. I always use Delivery Confirmation when mailing eBay items. I've found it keeps the P.O. honest when delivering. Delivery Confirmation is free with Priority Mail but not with Parcel Post. 19 cents here, 85 cents there. USPS Online is a little different. Sometime my head spins. I know, blah blah. yadda yadda, what a putz.
Sometimes I wonder whether it's worth it to figure out what the least expensive option is.
Having read and re-read the USPS guidelines for Media Mail, I have found myself mistaken. I've used Media Mail before, plenty of times, but now am leery because, well, I don't want to cause any problems. USPS spot checks boxes and don't want to take that chance. From what I have read, if a package gets spot checked and it is determined that it is not media, the person delivered to will be charged for the difference. And there are other horror stories that abound.
Yes, it makes the transaction cost more and that's just the way it is.
I had to post this as it's The Right Thing To Do.
Anyway, this is really the last of my Amiga software items that are listed here. Amiga was fun. Timex/Sinclair was fun. TS1000 fully setup with my small business at the time, TS 1500, TS2068 color system with four FDD 3" Amstrad floppy drives, CP/M bootable capable of running WordStar, dbase II, Microsoft Basic, and a few other very expensive CP/M formatted business titles. I used to belong to and edited a Timex Sinclair Club newsletter here in Seattle and used that machine with a dot matrix printer to do the job. As well as the other fun type computers that have come and gone. Digressing, again, damn it Janet!
I've one A2000 with a DBK MegAChip 2000/500 that's going up on eBay in a few days. An A2000 labeled keyboard going up. And a working stock A3000 that I'm not sure about selling yet. And five working boot SCSI hard drives (Quantum's) backups and pulls from several A3000's over the years. And then that's really really it. :^)
My sincerest apologies to those I've communicated with who were expecting Media Mail shipping transactions. If you've no interest in continuing with your purchases, no worries. It's all good.
Good, fast, cheap. Pick two.
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