Rob Atkin wrote:
I would never send anything over £40 by anything but fully insured post and that's built into the price. Weigh everything first and calculate the correct postage before you post the ad.
I tried that on a few items I sent out to other RB members, and our national postal service is such a mess that it's impossible to predict until you're actually shipping the item.
If you walk up to the counter there and ask for the cost to send something of certain weight and size, they just tell you : "either bring it in or stop wasting our time".
As a result of that, I have actually sent items out BEFORE being able to send the buyer an exact quote.
One of the buyers promptly paid without any problem, the other ... well ... I Karma'd him a set of headset spacers if he'd pay the postage. He still owes me the 1,09 EUR and didn't even answer the PM I sent 2 weeks later, asking if he received it.
Lesson learnt, I'm not doing any business with him ever again.