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Selling guitars on eBay - click and collect...?

Postby BJG145 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:08 pm

Just wondering if anyone had any experience with this...looks like it might be quite a convenient way to arrange delivery...?
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Postby N i g e l » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:52 pm

Ive bought stuff on ebay with click and collect. All went smoothly and I picked it up from local Argos.

What are your main worries ?
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Postby BJG145 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:57 pm

OK, thanks. (I don't generally like posting guitars; just want to make sure the stuff is properly handled/insured.)
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Postby N i g e l » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:09 pm

Is it insured ? Check the small print.

I think any of the carriers ive used recently have a get-out clause for musical instruments.

Double pack ,
& post on Monday - to avoid weekend parcel football at the depot !
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Postby adrian_k » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:01 pm

Are you selling or buying? It's up to the seller to arrange insurance, although you can ask the buyer to fund it. But check the shipper's excluded items, I was selling recently and found that the item (not a musical instrument) was excluded by many shippers, and those that would ship it would not insure it. I was quite surprised to see the number of things that are now excluded or not insurable.

Safer to do buyer collect and photograph the buyer with the item on collection if it's an expensive item. If this sounds paranoid remember that eBay's policies are completely skewed towards the buyer.
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Postby BJG145 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:15 pm

...well, exactly. It seems that guitars are not excluded in eBay's T&C (which surprised me), and that it might be a handy protected way to sell instruments under £1K , but I was wondering if anyone had looked into it. (I usually insist on collection in person but it limits the market quite a bit.)
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Postby N i g e l » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:16 pm

there are specialist couriers for musical instruments
e.g.

https://www.overlandexpress.co.uk/music ... nt-courier

and a lot of reccomendations online ;
search
"Best courier for shipping a guitar within the UK"


But yes as you say, collection in person is limiting as a seller.
As a buyer, collection in person + make an offer is excellent !
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Postby Agharta » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:47 pm

This might be obvious but don't accept PayPal for collections as you have no useful proof of delivery.
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Postby N i g e l » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:29 am

I have accepted paypal in the past as I dont like dealing with cash. Obviously that costs 3 or 4% or whatever it is these days.
I always print out the auction page and get it dated, name printed & signature as a receipt & have a camera running as a kind of cctv back up.
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Postby Agharta » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:42 am

N i g e l wrote:I have accepted paypal in the past as I dont like dealing with cash. Obviously that costs 3 or 4% or whatever it is these days.
I always print out the auction page and get it dated, name printed & signature as a receipt & have a camera running as a kind of cctv back up.
That might work if you go to court but means nothing to PayPal.
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Postby N i g e l » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:15 pm

Fair enuff, I can imagine what it must be like, trying to reason with a faceless, monolithic company when the "computer says no".

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