Originally Posted by Gary Ladd
How much did you pay in return shipping costs?
Guess you never had someone refuse to sign/accept your returned package...from what I hear, that's all the rage on da 'Bay these days...
What difference how much I paid to send back worthless junk?
Ebay's no free lunch and return costs about a 5th the price of the first bench hour of a tech. You want cheap, no warranty goods, sometimes you pay for the privilege. That's life.
No, in Australia large packages aren't usually delivered if you send Registered Mail, just a notice in the letterbox they have an article waiting for them at the Post Office. They have to present ID before they take possession and the items are not in view, instead they're all kept in a holding bay out the back. Also, I pay extra for tracking numbers and such. They have to present a really good case to eBay if the tracking number shows it's arrived.
If the system fails and it get's returned, you can chose to do it again or get it repaired and keep it (or sell it.)