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| p.1 #16 · No love for AK & HI for sellers? |
Henry, thanks for the reply. The USPS tracking is a little weak, but I don't really see that as a reason not to ship. I have never encountered an issue with the mailman not getting a signature and I have been buying and selling on ebay for several years--but not on a daily basis, like I'm sure you deal with over at B&H. In fact, I prefer to get USPS mail instead of UPS/Fedex because the USPS provides locking boxes on my block. If the package doesn't require a sig, it goes in there. If there isn't a signature required for the UPS guy, they just leave it on the porch--they don't even knock anymore. Bigger chance of theft and exposure to the elements.
The Fedex guy threw a package over the fence at my brother's place in LA a few years back. Not cool for electronics.
Most Alaskans are happy, in my experience, to pay the difference if the seller wants to use UPS/Fedex, and it's really not too bad for ground--and comparative with USPS Priority for speed. So I still don't see a reason not to ship.