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OT:Shipping Insurance

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by TC, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. TC

    TC TS Member

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    To be fair to both buyer and seller, who should pay shipping insurance? Should the item be insured for the purchase price or replacement value? I recently had an issue with some parts that were poorly packed and arrived damaged which was difficult to resolve.
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Whoever pays for the shipping costs pays for the insurance. If its "shipping included", it's included in the final price, if its "plus shipping", the buyer pays. Either way its worked into the final price. Or you can "self insure", meaning you'll cover any loss or damage out of pocket (sometimes worth the risk on low value/low risk items, but not on a firearm). Either way the buyer should be covered in the event of loss or damage, either by you or the shipping company. The only time the buyer assumes any risk in shipping is if THEY choose to have the package sent uninsured to save $, then its on them.

    Insure for purchase price, thats your "value", and the only real "value" you'll be able to prove, and will most likely be the only amount you'll be able to recover anyways.

    For items poorly packed, the insurance claim will most likely be denied anyways, so always go a step more than what you think you need when it comes to packaging.
     
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