If selling on Ebay....
Careful, if you sell a coin on ebay, and printout the shipping label, they give you the option of using ebay insurance, and not the US Post Office. But, the insurance provided by Ebay does not cover coins!!!!
I find tracking to be the best insurance. At least I know if it got to the buyer's house. Insurance from the post office can be a real problem. Especially if they lose the item. They can wait 6 months to pay. Oh Joy............
But if the post office loses your coin, you are out of luck, and Ebay and Paypal
will not cover that loss. I've had postal employees steal my coins.
Imagine mailing a $5000 coin, and the post office informs you they lost it! If you
did not buy postal insurance, you are out $5000!
Last edited by cudabob496; 08-15-2012 at 06:38 PM.
I never use any of those e-bay services. I just hand write the envelope/package then insure it at the post.
So far, so good. I had an 1802 VF30 go missing from an Indy coin dealer and he refunded my $$. He shipped
it completely uninsured, no tracking.....yikes!
the ebay shipping label, and insurance, is actually from the post office, so you can save a trip if you want.
Originally Posted by cloroxat
I there an e-bay charge or is it same as the post?
best I can tell, the same, and you save a trip to the PO!
I think the total cost to operate a car these days is about 70 cents a mile (gas, maintenance, insur, depreciation, etc)