- In the last three months I've had two coins disappear on their way to
me. Fortunately, they were both low budget errors of minor
importance. Because of that, neither was insured. This serves to
demonstrate the level of risk involved in sending coins through the
So the reluctance of some folks to send their precious specimens
through the mail is quite understandable. I've been lucky that no
truly irreplaceable specimens have been lost in the mail either
coming or going.
- Well I will say something about that one myself. I have had mail
being sent to me, check's and coin's that have been lost here in the
mail also. I am talking to the post master out here and they don't
help a bit. I'm am mad, VERY MAD at my carrier that don't run until
10:00pm at night!! Who want's to pay for your mail when all they do
is lose your mail? I think my mail carrier is pulling off the road
and going through my mail, as I spoke to the post master at the
office this week, "nothing they can do"! Who want's to pay UPS or
FEDEX for shipping at the local auction's? I was also told that the
collectable coin's cannot be insured in the USPS mail system anymore,
what is this about? Anyway, I am just venting on the mail issue's,
sorry but, our USPS mail stink's....
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond"
> In the last three months I've had two coins disappear on their wayto
> me. Fortunately, they were both low budget errors of minor
> importance. Because of that, neither was insured. This serves to
> demonstrate the level of risk involved in sending coins through the
> So the reluctance of some folks to send their precious specimens
> through the mail is quite understandable. I've been lucky that no
> truly irreplaceable specimens have been lost in the mail either
> coming or going.
- In these two instances I'm quite sure everything is on the up and
up. One coin was sent from a friend as a gift, and the other from an
honest dealer that I've known for years. It's possible that they
printed my address wrong on the labels, or the USPS simply dropped it
into their black hole.
Over the last six years, I think I've only had four coins disappear
on their way to me. No coins I've sent have disappeared. That's
still a pretty good record. I still like the post office, but if
their insurance is a sham and if other services to it better and
cheaper, I will consider switching.
--- In email@example.com, "mrlindy2000"
> Bummer! I actually pressure sellers insure everything, especiallysince I am paying the upcharge.. I tend to think the extra $1.30
> charge is an official confirmation the item was really sent to me.If you paypaled these sellers you could contest the charge, but you
> need to do this in 30 days. Not 31or 32. In any case you shouldconsider filing a complaint with both ebay and paypal. If there is a
> recorded history of this they will eventually ban the seller. As aseller I insure everything, even when I misquote the fees in my ads.
> Concerning the uninsureability of coins through the post office,it would be really nice to know what the real story for 2004 is? Are
> numismatic items covered or not in 2004? I am sending ALL myheavier items throgh Fed Ex ground now. Its shocking how much less
> FEDEX ground is. Most recent example: 28 pound tripod sent 1/2 wayacross the US and insured for $175, post office fee $67.00, Fed
> Ex ground fee $18.71. A fraction of the delivery charge and up tothe minute tracking too.