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(09-19-2012 02:11 PM)bgt masters of tikid Wrote: Because cards sent in PWE are machine sorted. Cards shipped in bubble mailers that are 3/4 inch thick are hand sorted. If you've ever seen a machine sorter at work you definitely wouldn't want to put a card through it. They go through rollers which bend the card and if its too rigid it gets stuck and chewed up. Use paypal shipping and you can ship in a bubble mailer with DC for like $1.64.
(09-19-2012 05:41 PM)bgt masters of tikid Wrote: I believe the actual point of this thread is why do people use PWE's. Subject too, doesn't mean they actually are marked as such. As for the feedback, I didn't read any mention of him dinging his feedback score, only putting a note in his feedback that the trader sends in a PWE. I have no issue with as its true. I might have missed it, but if thats all he did, he did nothing wrong. If i shipped out a card (you needed for a set or a play collection) in only a penny sleeve with the address wrote on it (the penny sleeve) I'm sure you'd be ticked off even if it came undamaged. Perhaps we have different views though because you use PWEs and I don't though so I am a bit one sided in the whole matter.
(09-19-2012 05:51 PM)petillo64 Wrote: I would be annoyed if I had shipped it bubble mailer, and the trader on the other end shipped it PWE. In my opinion that would warrant a $1.50 paypal transfer to break even! If you feel like going that road... Or you could do what was mentioned earlier in sending a message that PWE without prior consent is not okay by any means.
It's all about communication people!
FWIW, I am getting annoyed with Ebay sellers charging 3 for shipping, stating their shipping methods and then shipping PWE to the contrary. If I wasn't so concerned about them ruining my 100% feedback in a retaliatory action, I'd start flagging them.
(09-19-2012 05:51 PM)petillo64 Wrote: It's all about communication people!
(09-19-2012 06:04 PM)northflacards Wrote: I'm pretty sure sellers can't leave negatives on ebay right now, just positive or leave feedback later are the two options they give me when leaving feedback for buyers. Maybe they can but have to go through a more lengthy process, I don't know.
The only cards I ever received damaged were a purchase off of ebay, and they were in the old flimsy toploaders, placed in a bubble mailer. Have never received anything damaged in a pwe in over 15 years.