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Collector Amspider private msg quote post Address this user
Hello forum friends hope all is well. I have a question, I listed FF48 raw on eBay and it just sold. Problem I have is this person has zero feedback and wants me to ship to a PO Box. I have never run into this issue before. Am I over thinking 🤨 or am I about to get hosed?? I know everyone needs to start some where but!! FF48 is a big starter book. He did pay instantly.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Not sure why a po box would be an issue. In my opinion it makes it impossible to steal via porch pirates.

Why do you think a po box is an issue?
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Collector Jabberwookie private msg quote post Address this user
@Amspider

Not to sound dismissive, but if he paid, what are you most worried about?

You’ve got the payment, right or am I misunderstanding?

PO Boxes are normal for a lot of people so that’s not a red flag to me, but the no feedback could be.

If you got paid, the payees address is US and the PO Box is US, I feel like you’ve done your due diligence and should be in good shape.

Congrats on the sale!

I wish I’d seen it.

Have you shared your ebay seller info here, yet?
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
It is a valid question. The problem that can arise is that the buyer can come back saying that they never received the item. As long as you have messages through eBay you should be fine. Worst case you’d have proof the buyer asked to ship to an alternate address.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
If the po box was tbe default address. I don't see it as a problem. If he is asking you to ship to am alternate address, then heck no. Only verified addresses should ever be accepted. I don't care if it's in the email messages or not.
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Collector Amspider private msg quote post Address this user
Ok, just making sure. Thanks 🙏🏼
I have posted my eBay account several times, never hurts to add it again
My eBay account is Espime

Thanks for all the advise.
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Collector manfred_spain private msg quote post Address this user
I've been using a PO Box for years because it is safer for my packages. If you have tracking, you can see that it has been delivered to the box. And I believe you can also require a signature, which will have a slip added to the PO Box when the item arrives, and they will have to take that to the front to sign and get the package. Ultimate protection for you.
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Collector Amspider private msg quote post Address this user
That’s what I will do perfect 👌🏽
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Collector Jabberwookie private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Amspider
Ok, just making sure. Thanks 🙏🏼
I have posted my eBay account several times, never hurts to add it again
My eBay account is Espime

Thanks for all the advise.


You may have and I missed it.

I’m adding you now and please keep us posted.

Definitely don’t want you getting screwed on the sale, but it sounds like you’ve done all you can do.

My fingers will be crossed for you!
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
If he paid by PayPal, his PO Box address should be the same as his PayPal address. If those addresses differ their can be issues of he cries foul.
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Collector no1lufcfan private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by GAC
If he paid by PayPal, his PO Box address should be the same as his PayPal address. If those addresses differ their can be issues of he cries foul.


100% agree a verified PayPal address is key 👍
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Collector Amspider private msg quote post Address this user
It’s via the NEW EBAY (Feebay)
I will have signature guarantee
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@Amspider oh right...new eBay...I'm not familiar with how payments are made but look into a verified shipping address requirement. If its shipped to an unverified address it could be problematic for you. I'd ask eBay to be sure.
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
I only use my PO Box, and I include the physical address of the Post Office with it. In situations where it's Fed Ex and they simply won't bring it there, I have it held at a Fed ex location. I would never have a valuable comic like FF48 sent to my home address.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
I live in a town that only has PO Boxes, FYI.
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amspider
It’s via the NEW EBAY (Feebay)
I will have signature guarantee
I do find the '0' feedback unnerving, though. This person is diving right in there with a key.

I remember reading a thread (can't recall if here or cgc) that the buyer blew his stack when the seller informed him he added Sig Required to the shipment. That would be a huge red flag for me. Maybe you should let them know before you actually send it, just as a protective measure against the 0 fb.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I read that you should only send it to the address affiliated with the account. This will prevent you from getting burned.
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Collector EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
I definitely would find the situation worthy of concern. A high dollar book going to a zero feedback buyer and shipping to a PO Box. It has plenty of red flags. Only ship to a verified address and you should be fine. I might also come up with a reason to delay shipping by a few days. But I would be interested to know how long the account has been open, buyer may have opened the account specifically to buy this book.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I would echo what others have said about using his eBay-provided address. I always use eBay's shipping option; you can pick USPS, FedEx, whatever, but eBay shows you where it's heading and you can print a package label after you pay for it. Even if you don't want to buy shipping through eBay, check what they have as his address. If it isn't the PO Box, send him a message that you aren't allowed to ship to anything besides his eBay address.
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Collector Amspider private msg quote post Address this user
I mailed it. It is what it is. I have never sold to someone with zero feedback nor a regular address. I do agree a PO Box is smart to avoid pirates
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Collector Huntergreene2 private msg quote post Address this user
@Amspider As a rule it seems people with lots of feedback, even in the thousands, are more problematic than people with zero.
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
@Amspider - You should be fine as eBay seller protection should come in to play if fraud involved. The key is sending per ebay guidelines and to the buyers ebay verified address even if it is P.O. Box.

Congrats on sale.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
As long as you get signature confirmation, you’re good. USPS requires signature confirmation for any item insured for $500 or more, anyway. Since it’s a FF 48, I’m pretty sure it sold for more than that anyway. You should be fine.
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Collector Redmisty4me private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siggy
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Originally Posted by Amspider
It’s via the NEW EBAY (Feebay)
I will have signature guarantee
I do find the '0' feedback unnerving, though. This person is diving right in there with a key.

I remember reading a thread (can't recall if here or cgc) that the buyer blew his stack when the seller informed him he added Sig Required to the shipment. That would be a huge red flag for me. Maybe you should let them know before you actually send it, just as a protective measure against the 0 fb.


Signature Confirmation as an add on can create huge headaches/delays in some situations, so unless required by 500+ value, I can understand why a buyer might be concerned/upset.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
I've had buyers pitch a fit over signature. Fortunately I had it in description so there was no blowback after I pointed it out.
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Collector chester15 private msg quote post Address this user
To be seller-protected on eBay or if paid through PayPal, for items over $750 you are required to use signature confirmation (if it sold for more than $750).

Contacting the buyer with this information ahead of sending it is a good idea. It will appear to be as a courtesy, whereas you are actually trying to gain a better feel about the buyer. Better to deal with potential problems/objections while the comic is still in your possession. But in any case, don't send it without signature confirmation. I'd rather cancel the sale than send it like that, and you will still have that option.
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Collector Amspider private msg quote post Address this user
JUST AS I SUSPECTED the buyer is claiming the mailer was empty!!! I should have stuck to my gut. Luckily I photographed step by step and provided it to eBay now my funds are on hold until they figure it out. F@&#
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@Amspider

Wow. You have the worst luck I've ever heard of....
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
I gotta ask, did you put signature confirmation on it?
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim

I don't think that is the problem. He got the package. He is saying the package was empty from my understanding.
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