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Re: filmscanners: Buying on eBay

rafeb wrote:

> There's no harm in being careful, that's true, but no
> need to overplay the dangers either.
> When I upgraded from my first film scanner (a Microtek)
> I sold that unit to a fellow in Vancouver BC.  Long
> story short... the unit was carefully packaged, and
> arrived quite intact, surviving the long trip from
> Boston to British Columbia and through Canadian customs.
> I would expect that expensive gear would be insured
> for shipment.  Wouldn't that be the sensible thing?

Please read the paragraph below, which was in my earlier post.  Yes,
insurance is a no-brainer, bit have you ever tried to collect on
shipping damage?  I have... it is usually not worth bothering.

> Many simply don't care, thinking, hey, I got the
> cash in my hands, I sent out the stuff, and it's "insured".  Well, be
> forewarned, trying to collect on shipping damage, especially if the
> packaging is considered inadequate, is nearly impossible, and it
> requires a LOT of cooperation from the seller, and a lot of time and
> energy.



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