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  1. 31. DrJeepStr - Order #5018 Paid $55.05 via PayPal on 5/27/08. Never rec'd Dragonfly Geocoins. Complaints filed with PayPal (too late?) and local BBB. Numerous emails to vendor - NO Response. i did order one of this coin and i pay for it..... i only don`t know when anymore but i know i did because i got mail today jhuuuuuhhhh i was happy but when i open it there was a FREE CACHIN FREESTYLE geocoin in it never see that coin before i look on there webside and there is standing that the dragon will be shipped soon and on my order it stands to............. i think we have to wait, hope and pray that the dragon will fly soon to all of us........... Today I received some coins and there was also a Free cachin freestyle geocoin in it!! I give AETOYS another chance! Thanks MarK I STILL have NOT received mine I received some coin with a extra I Have written to AETOYS with NO avail. It is TOO late to complain to paypal. I am so frustrated- $50 Plus is a lot of money ! I do NOT know why others are receiving theirs and Not ME ! ! ! Fairyhoney, I could be wrong, but I don't think they have gotten the Dragonfly coin, but they got some other coins. One person states, "...i look on there webside and there is standing that the dragon will be shipped soon and on my order it stands to............. ...". Sounds to me as if the Dragonfly coin has yet to be shipped. If someone has gotten the Dragonfly coin, please correct me. maldar
  2. You can also try Great Hide Auction. Same as eBay mentioned above, but it is a FREE geocaching only auction site.
  3. Be sure to set some aside for me. I want a full set and then some to release. I cannot wait to see it, really happy you got this one going.
  4. I've had trackables go MIA for a year or more and then see them pop-up. There is no harm in trying to contact them to get them to mail the package to you. Try contacting the local geocaching group in their area, maybe someone knows them.
  5. This happens, it's sad, but true. You are not the first and won't be the last.
  6. I think that is the Initials of the artist, Clark Bowman. Not 100% on that though.
  7. Due to limitations, I have added the following paragraph to my Great Hide Auction listings: Due to the features of this site insurance and shipping/handling fees are included in the listed cost. Postage fees are in addition to these fees. This site also does not support Flat Rate Priority Shipping options. This being the case, please email me for a quote if you are buying more than one coin. For each additional item you buy I will subtract $2.00 from the final cost.
  8. This currently only applies to my eBay auctions, I will be changing my Great Hide Auction listings soon. After reading some info in another thread about shipping fees, I have revised my shipping fees and also lowered my shipping/handling fee for both domestic (50% less) and international shipping (33% less). I have also included another shipping shipping option for international shipments and changed one of the domestic shipping options. This should provide for cheaper shipping rates. As always, I combine shipping on all auctions. If you have questions about what it will cost, email me before bidding and I will give you an estimate.
  9. I think that I will have to rework my shipping fees. Since I have been selecting package and not envelope options when I calculate prices on postage. This means that the USPS site has been given me higher rates. It has been too long since I took the postal training for my former job. They have also finally got the new Small Fate Rate Boxes I heard a few months ago that they were coming. Before they added this new box, I was getting rates listed close to $10 as that was the next flat rate option. Since just one of my coins with envelope weighs in at 5oz, this is good news.
  10. Yeah you can. Ebay is exclusively paypal now. All other payments such as money orders or personal checks are against ebay policy.... along with another 5000 other things that are against ebay policy... WOW No wonder i have not seen a few of my regulars bidding. I had some good customers using checks and i never had any issue. <post removed by moderator>
  11. I just discovered than in the past couple days, as I had errors popping up on eBay about that. Too bad I cannot afford a merchant account.
  12. Taken from Knowing the Rules for Sellers. Actions that avoid paying eBay fees – Selling fees help eBay support both buyers and sellers. Listing practices that circumvent (avoid) fees are unfair to sellers who pay the appropriate eBay fees and may provide a poor buying experience. Examples of listing practices that are not allowed on eBay include: * Offering the opportunity to buy the listed item or other items outside of eBay. * Offering low item prices but unreasonably high shipping or handling charges. * Listing an item that requires an additional purchase. * Including contact information (e.g., email addresses, domain names, phone numbers) in the listing title, subtitle, item location, or images. * Listing an item where a seller allows buyers to choose from a selection of items. Taken from Your User Agreement. Using eBay While using eBay, you will not: * post content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on our sites and services; * violate any laws, third party rights, or our policies such as the Prohibited and Restricted Items policies; * use our sites or services if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from our sites; * fail to deliver payment for items purchased by you, unless the seller has materially changed the item's description after you bid, a clear typographical error is made, or you cannot authenticate the seller's identity; * fail to deliver items purchased from you, unless the buyer fails to meet the posted terms, or you cannot authenticate the buyer's identity; * manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other user's listings; * circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to eBay; * post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information); * take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of the sites or using it for purposes unrelated to eBay); * transfer your eBay account (including feedback) and User ID to another party without our consent; * distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes; * distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm eBay, or the interests or property of eBay users; * copy, modify, or distribute content from the Sites and eBay's copyrights and trademarks; or * harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent. So, YES, it is a violation if you claim it or not in you description.
  13. Due to eBay listing rules I had to change a the wording in a few of my listings. The term "Like New" is not allowed as it confuses the search engine. I have changed the term to "Near Mint", which is allowed. Since there are some people watching these items, I want them to know what is up with the change. If you have any questions please ask me. Read post #129 if you want to know some of my reasons for grading the coins. You can also visit my site: http://www.coinsandcache.com/qualityratings.html. This link directs you directly to how the items are rated and shows what defects there maybe. All in all the Near Mint coins are really in a collectible state; but being a collector of comic books and other things over the years, I tend to have high standards. So my flaw in that department is a boon to you.
  14. I don't know how that qualified for first class, as the weight limit for first class is 13 ounces. USPS site info on services. I also looked up the cost of the weight you stated, and the only service that will ship at that weight is Media Mail, which coins don't qualify. USPS site info on Media Mail.
  15. Sweet, the GPSr that keeps on giving. Should get a TB for it and each time it is given away it gets logged.
  16. Was that parcel post or 1st class. It sounds like a parcel post rate.
  17. This one is really easy. Go to your local Meijer, there are 2 I know of in the Jackson area, or a local 1 hour photo place. Just ask for any spare film canisters they have. I have walked out with bags full a couple times.
  18. I think that some of this is due to the fact that not all their employees know all the regulations. As I stated above, I worked at a postal contract station. There are small fees that many people overlook. While a large 9x10 envelope may be the same weight as a 10# envelope, you should be charged an oversized fee for it, which is normally the cost of on extra ounce; which is also the cost of a postcard stamp. Any envelope over 1/4 of an inch think is also charged this fee. This is due to the fact that these cannot be processed by the machines and must be handled by hand. I cannot recall the number of times I had to remind a coworker about the extra fee.
  19. Yeah, I don't agree with the Priority only service. I think I understand why they may to it though. For me, I would have to be buying many coins to make Priority worth the cost.
  20. That sounds about right. I use to work at a Postal Contractor and I know that each ounce is additional, but I think that First Class only goes to 13 ounces. After that it is Parcel Post, or Priority. You also have Media mail, but that does not relate to us and Express is so expensive. I ship internationally and using the postal service is the best route to go when doing such sales. When I thought to check to see what UPS would charge to ship one coin it came out to close to $60. I think that was to our friends Down Under. Now, that would have arrived in 2 days, but that is extreme. In all my time on eBay, only once has someone use asked to anything other than the cheapest way; and that was only express mail via the post office.
  21. Look into the size of the coin, as well as what other services they might be including. My 10 commandments of Geocaching coin weighs more than 2 regular sized coins and I also require insurance. The postage and insurance alone cost about $3.50 for one these coins. I still then have to cover the cost of the packaging, time and gas to the post office, and time spent packaging the product. Now, I know some people will say that they don't want insurance, but if I did that I would increase the cost of my coins to offset the chance of a loss. Now this would hurt people that purchased multiple coins from me as insurance starts at $1.70; and if instead of requiring insurance I tacked on an extra $1.00/coin, that buyer is now out $.30 for the second coin. Depending on the price of the coin, say $7.50, that is $5.30 for 6 coins @ $45. At $50.01 the price of insurance increases. That is almost another whole coin they could purchase, or can be viewed as a good portion of the cost of the shipping they are paying. Another option I could use is to say that insurance is included in the cost of the coin; at which point I would just raise all the prices on my coins by $1.50. Instead of them being $7.50 they are $9.00 and now you are out $5.80 on 5 coins before you reach the $50.01 where the cost of insurance increases. I thought about this a lot as you can see. I believe it was best not to inflate the cost of the product and to give a lower cost by charging the insurance. I also offer to combine shipping on all my auctions, and rates are based of the actual postage rate plus standard rate for shipping/handling. Based on the number of coins it takes time to cut out the box board I tape the coins in and if they are too heavy for first class mail, I have to tape bubble wrap around that before they go into the flat rate priority envelope. I know some people just throw coins into a padded envelope, but I take the time to make sure they are safe and don't damage each other in shipping. So you are correct, a bubble mail doesn't cost too much, but for me there is still: Packing tape, bubble wrap, time spent packaging, time driving to and from the post office, and the gas to and from the post office. Thanks, maldar
  22. I have listed some coins for sale on the following sites: You can visit my store at Great Hide Auction or my auctions at eBay. Since they are both new accounts you can checkout my feedback at my personal eBay account. Happy Bidding.
  23. You are correct on that. The mint I when with called the Antique Gold, Antique Copper; and vise versa. When I sold them I called them as I saw them. I don't know how the antiquing process can turn gold to an orange color and copper to a yellow color. I think they were full of BS, personally.
  24. maldar

    Mosaic Round

    Thanks for the idea on the colors. I didn't think about that as I was using the public domain Geocaching logo.
  25. maldar

    Mosaic Round

    I'm going to try that next time, but I also like that it blends in a bit; sort of like you have to search for it like with a cache.
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