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posted on March 28, 2006 06:53:20 PM new
What does Expedited Flat Rate Shipping Mean to you when you see it in a listing.

Yesterday I won and paid for an item and the shipping was listed for 12.50 Expedited Flat Rate Shipping

She contacts me tonight saying thank you for your Quick payment..........I will be shipping your item at the end of the week........

Is that Expedited Flat Rate Shipping ????

posted on March 28, 2006 07:06:57 PM new
It means that when the mood finally strikes her to ship it out via parcel post or media mail, she will drive 5 mph over the speed limit on the way to the post office. For an extra 5 bucks, she'll run a stop sign (if no one is looking).

If Murphy's law is correct, everything East of the San Andreas Fault will slide into the Atlantic
posted on March 28, 2006 07:28:18 PM new
lol, By that time I would have forgotten what I bought.......lmao
posted on March 30, 2006 10:07:04 PM new
Toni, was the seller taking advantage of Ebays " GET It FAST" promotion? If so , you have grounds for a complaint to eBay.

Check out the HELP page for GIF

Get It Fast
posted on March 30, 2006 10:28:10 PM new
Recently my shipments have been extremely fast. Good for USPS. BUT Ebay's get it fast is a joke. There can always be a problem somewhere that can delay a shipment. They even list personal check- about as fast as a snail after the buyer decides it is time to even send it. That aside they recommend Paypal-- echeck another slow wait for funds.

AND THIS? The seller may offer other payment methods. If you want to receive the item quickly, eBay recommends that you contact the seller to agree on payment terms and shipping times before committing to buy the item.

What? contact us and convince us to ship before payment is what it sounds like to me or don't buy... There is a lot wrong with the above statement which is also under checks.

Under Paypal says send money instantly with CC or Bank. I beg to differ an echeck does not clear for 4-5 days depending when it was made in week can be more days. That is very misleading to anyone who does not deal with recieving payments and shipping end.

OOPS didn't mean to vent but that page just sucks...Or I am having a pi$$y moment. What am I so riled up for I so far have had great shipping times--Chill irked chill.

Tonimar hope your seller comes to her senses if I had put that in one of my listings I would ship next second if it was possible or at least next day. Maybe she meant Expedited to the end of week. LOL.... sorry for your problems.

Some minds are like concrete,
thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
[ edited by irked on Mar 30, 2006 10:30 PM ]
posted on March 31, 2006 05:28:06 AM new
As for Expedited Shipping I just feel if a seller lists it in there auction they should ship out either the same day or next day.

I don't list Expedited shipping in my auctions and I ship the same or next day the latest,

Well today is the end of the week so I guess my package is going out today.

I don't know if she was taking advantage of the GET IT FAST shipping but it sure sounds like she is.

It's just not right for a seller to list in there auction that they will do something and then don't do it, its just misleading to a buyer.


posted on April 1, 2006 05:59:27 AM new
Well today is Sat. and maybe my item will be shipped today, I emailed her asking when she intends to ship and her reply was:

I'll be sending it out tomorrow, I recently sold a bunch of items and I wanted to ship in one big batch there are still a couple people that haven't paid but I'm not waiting on them any longer.

I'm going to close her email and not respond because I know I will say something that I shouldn't.........I guess Expedited shipping means nothing to her, But forget about Expedited shipping for now. I find it hard to understand how a seller can hold on to an item for 5 days after receiving payment and not worry about shipping it out. Now it will be another 3/4 days before it arrives and that is too late for me to give the doll to my grand daughter like I intended to do.

So I guess I'm off to the store to buy a new doll and give her the Shirley Temple Doll the next time I see her, Even the Shirley Temple Red Shoes I bought from another seller on 3/28 have not been shipped yet.........the shoes weigh as much as a first class letter to ship and I paid 5.50 for shipping, You think I would have received the shoes at least.......lmao........


posted on April 1, 2006 08:14:27 AM new
Expedited flat rate shipping can mean -either USPS does the expediting or the Ebay seller gets off her ass and rush to the post office and ship first class,media or priority or any method she chooses.
/ lets all stop whining !! /
posted on April 1, 2006 08:52:33 AM new
Did you pay by PayPal? I ask because she has 7 days inwhich to send the item. If she sends it on the 8th day, she is screwed. I would file a non-received complaint against her on the second it is the 8th day.

Then when she e-mails, you tell her that you file expedited charge backs on items not sent expedited.
Many misleading tricks in 2006. The new Demomoron slogan.
posted on April 1, 2006 09:01:05 AM new
Yes, I paid with Paypal, So as long as she ships before the 8th day she is still doing right. So where she is wrong is she shows Expedited shipping in her auction.
posted on April 1, 2006 01:12:49 PM new
she means the post office will do expedited shipping,not her.

/ lets all stop whining !! /
posted on April 1, 2006 02:41:01 PM new
Well, I just received the Shirley Temple Shoes and one has a damage which wasnt mentioned in the auction.

I wrote the seller and told her she should have mentioned that there was a damage on one shoe, If I knew there was a damage I would not have bid. Waiting to hear from her if she decides to respond. She did say in her auction, that "There are no splits or chew marks on these shoes.".....but there is a split on the rim and a repair going down the side.
posted on April 1, 2006 03:06:19 PM new
"Expedited Service" is a term used by different carriers to define a specific premium service offered in their tariffs. It will have one meaning for a general commodities carrier, another for a household goods carrier, and another for a package or parcel carrier. It's not an appropriate term for a seller to include in an auction unless they are refering to a specific carrier by name. The definition I am familiar with, and used for 40 years, calls for a minimum weight of 5000 pounds and offers a money back guarantee by the carrier in the event of late delivery.

If Murphy's law is correct, everything East of the San Andreas Fault will slide into the Atlantic
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