Recommend
 
 Thumb up
 Hide
9 Posts

BoardGameGeek» Forums » Gaming Related » Trades

Subject: Shipping Question rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
David Turner
United States
Dallas
Texas
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
When you have a trade, how is it assumed it is being shipped? UPS, USPS? At what rate?



DT

 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mike Schmidt
United States
Maquoketa
Iowa
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Everyone I've traded with has shipped have shipped through USPS, most of them paid for Priority mail(2-3 days) + Delivery Confirmation. But I don't think there's necessarily a standard as long as it gets there in good shape.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lourdes Tallet
United States
Unspecified
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Avatar
I think it's always best to keep the assumptions to a minimum. Just clearly and directly state how you're planning to ship and whether or not you have any flexibility, and ask before finalizing a trade how the other person plans to ship. You can express your preferences as well.

On another note, I would request any item be shipped in a box, not an envelope or bubble mailer, and I would always do likewise. There have been a couple of threads recently (one of them mine) regarding shipping damage due to poor packaging or shipping without boxes.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
George Kinney
United States
Bellefontaine
Ohio
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Thats completely up to the sender, unless you negotiate something specific with them.

Personally I only use USPS Priority, and only a very tiny minority of boxes I've received came via UPS/Fedex.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Greig
Canada
Peterborough
Ontario
flag msg tools
Always believe
badge
I went out there in search of experience, to taste and to touch and to feel as much, as a man can before he repents...
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
dturnerfish wrote:
When you have a trade, how is it assumed it is being shipped? UPS, USPS? At what rate?



DT



I use Canada Post and their cheapest method possible with tracking.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
yegods
United States
Campbell
CA
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
i use Fedex exclusively, as they are cheaper than the USPS when it comes to packages over a pound or so, and much cheaper if you can ship to a business address.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
David Turner
United States
Dallas
Texas
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
One reason i am asking is because of cost. I have been using UPS, and it runs about $12 for an average Settler Size game.

When shipping something that is valued about $25 new.....


 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Barak Engel
United States
Oakland
CA
flag msg tools
And the Geek shall Inherit the Earth
badge
I am the unholy trinity: Agnostic, Atheist, and Skeptic.
Avatar
mbmbmb
Generally First Class or Priority + delivery confirmation for domestic US.

Internationally I will always ship airmail unless specifically requested otherwise.

I've also done UPS to Canada once (big mistake; ended up taking longer than regular airmail and double the price) and twice in the US; UPS seems like a better option for same region shipping of larger games, as it ends up costing only a $1-$2 more than USPS and gets there faster.

I have also found that priority mail is only worth the extra $1 or so for cross-country shipping, when it gets there 1-2 days earlier. For anything other than coast-to-coast, first class takes about the same time if it gets out in the morning, or at worst one day later if I send it in the afternoon.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Bernard Donohue
United States
Newark
California
flag msg tools
badge
Kneel puny Doomtrooper before the might of the Ezoghoul!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I tend to use priority shipping. It gets there faster, doesn't cost all that much more generally and I can pay for the postage online.

Also, if I buy the label online, they throw in the delivery confirmation for free.

Quite convenient.

I almost ALWAYS ship in a box. Unless I'm sending something really small (like a card game).

I also love those automated shipping kiosks at the post office. They've made trading/selling/ebaying soooooo much easier.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.