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Three new Marketplace guidelines

W.E.G.

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I added three new guidelines to TAC-40's post at http://falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359625
11. (added 3/13/2019 by W.E.G. - FAL Files Administrator)
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF FUNDS: Seller should specify deadline for receipt of funds by buyer. The default deadline if not specified is seven calendar days.

12. (added 3/13/2019 by W.E.G. - FAL Files Administrator)
INSURANCE: It is understood that the seller will provide no insurance for the shipment unless the buyer specifically requests insurance, and the buyer also pays all added fees for such insurance.

13. (added 3/13/2019 by W.E.G. - FAL Files Administrator)
RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES DURING SHIPPING:
In today's internet-commerce society, many buyers assume that the seller is resposible for any losses prior to the item actually arriving at the buyer's destination. This creates particular peril for hobbyist sellers shipping valuable items through common carriers. For this reason, the seller should specify which party will bear financial responsibility for any loss during shipping. This principle is known in commercial shipping as "F.O.B. - Free On Board" - see generally https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOB_(shipping).
Example: "F.O.B. at time of delivery to USPS" means if the thing goes missing after seller delivers the thing to USPS, the loss falls on the BUYER. Frankly, I use the term "Responsibility for losses during shipping" as the sub-caption, as I think it causes laypersons way too much confusion to expect them to grasp the jargon of "F.O.B."
Here is a boilerplate term I use in my auctions:
Responsibility for Losses During Shipping: <br>
Buyer accepts responsibility for any loss, damage, or seizure, commencing at the<br>
time seller places the package in custody of the carrier.<br>
Seller will cooperate in every reasonable manner in the event of any incident<br>
that may require submission of an insurance claim associated with shipping.<br>
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I was recently banned for a period and given no reason other than "trolling" and now would like to know when I committed this offence and who made this charge? I don't get onto this forum much anymore would also appreciate know what time and day I committed this offense? Sorry but, I don't see any other place to post this on this site?
Steve
 

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Is the shipper not responsible for making sure an item is packed well and shipped responsibly? I just shipped out shirts. They are just t shirts and they were put in a padded envelope!
 
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