• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 27 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG is asking for recent reviews of older resorts, earn a free year membership!

    Read more here
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $18,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $18 Million dollars
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Paypal dispute results in the destruction of a $2500 violin

DeniseM

Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
55,733
Reaction score
6,401
Points
1,849
Resorts Owned
WKORV, WKV, SDO, Kingsbury Crossing/Tahoe, Kauai Beach Villas.
The US Post Office does the same thing. Let's say I mail a pkg. to someone and insure it, and they claim that it was damaged in the mail. To get the insurance, they have to relinquish the item to the post office. It cannot go back to the sender.

I once sold an item on ebay and this happened. I do not believe that the item was damaged, because it was very carefully packaged - I think the person thought they would get to keep it and the insurance.
 

am1

TUG Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2009
Messages
7,395
Reaction score
1,310
Points
448
I would not use USPS as a measuring stick.

When I shipped a computer I sold it arrived broken. Thankfully I had insurance. The buyer sent it back to be without insurance. I then had to take it to the post office and the manager did not want to pay out the insurance. Saying there was no way to tell when USPS damaged the computer.
 

DeniseM

Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
55,733
Reaction score
6,401
Points
1,849
Resorts Owned
WKORV, WKV, SDO, Kingsbury Crossing/Tahoe, Kauai Beach Villas.
I would not use USPS as a measuring stick.

When I shipped a computer I sold it arrived broken. Thankfully I had insurance. The buyer sent it back to be without insurance. I then had to take it to the post office and the manager did not want to pay out the insurance. Saying there was no way to tell when USPS damaged the computer.
In your case, the buyer was in the wrong - you cannot claim the insurance under those circumstances - the buyer did not follow the proper procedure. The scenario that you presented could have been a scam to collect insurance money on worthless computers.
 

am1

TUG Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2009
Messages
7,395
Reaction score
1,310
Points
448
In your case, the buyer was in the wrong - you cannot claim the insurance under those circumstances - the buyer did not follow the proper procedure. The scenario that you presented could have been a scam to collect insurance money on worthless computers.
Right the buyer should have taken the computer back to his post office and filed the claim. He just wanted a quick refund from me and must have figured mailing it back was the best quickest and easiest way.

I shipped the computer in the original packaging from dell. I only used it myself for a few months.
 
Top