I have sold a number of items on the BBS of late and whilst some members have let me know when items arrive others do not, the first evidence i have from some is when i see the items they bought off me being resold. My question is what do you do and why do you do it. Also how long would you consider it reasonable to keep your proof of postings if you had heard nothing from the buyer. Suppose a buyer you had heard nothing off contacted you two and a half weeks after posting to say they had not recieved an item you had sent and you had thrown away your proof of postage (what would your attitude be). I would add that i always repond when i get any item sent from a member as i consider this the right thing to do, but what do you all think.
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I keep the 'Proof of Posting' until I hear all is well at the other end.
Downright discourteous not to advise of receipt of the goods imo .......
I inform when sent out & when recieved.
If I don't get a message saying safely recieved I leave it a day or two from the estimated date & ask.
Some might only normally come on say once a week but if buying or selling they might appear to live on here then when something is posted go back to normal hours.
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I completely agree. When people don't let me know they got the item it leaves me wondering if they have it or not? and if they where happy with the item. I usualy message members to ask about a week after sending the item if they dont let me know.
Its like the nobs on e b a y that don't bother to leave feedback.
Common courtesy surely and I thought everyone would do this?
if its a private purchase il let them know when i sent/receive it
if its a shop i dont bother as theyl have tracking and they are sending out loads of items unlike a private seller with there possessions wanting to know there baby arrived safe and sound
i sell my own fishing bait and i like to know when its arrived and that they are happy with it , some let me know others dont bother
I always like to keep people informed of what is going on
But people don't always inform me of what going on or when it has arrived Called common courtiousy but not much of that about nowadays it seems I do get rather put out by this
I regard it as common courtesy to let a seller know when their item has been received, although I've probably been remiss on occasion.
Whenever I send an item, and receipt isn't acknowledged, I send a PM/Email asking if the item has arrived. The responses are varied.
As yet I haven't sold (or tried to sell) anything on the site. I have bought a couple of bits and always got back to the seller to let them know receipt and give feedback. I don't see the BBS as a commercial medium, and think it right and polite to let people know things arrived ok (or not in one rare case!)
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I think communication during a transaction both ways is paramount. I have been lucky with my purchases and perhaps go overboard to let the seller know what is happening, payment, receipt of goods, condition on arrival etc.
I have not sold anything on here but have dispatched a number of items otherwise, I always send by some form of recorded, signed for and preferably tracked delivery and in that way am double covered.
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I always try to send a 'thank you' by PM, when the goods arrive, and also add a similar post to the original sales thread. I may occassionally be guilty of forgetting to do so, and I apologise to any sellers that I have not thanked .
It's courteous to tell people when you've received an item.
I also keep my Proof of posting slips for about a year!
I always let the seller know when something has turned up, ditto when I post something (including on evilbay)
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