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Bare Bottom Gear 08-26-2006 10:51 PM

PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
If you are listing items in this section please read the following information before listing it.

If you have FFS ALREADY posted to this section PLEASE read the following information and UPDATE your posts and prices.

We have noticed some items up for FFS that are a bit higher than what it should cost to ship it so here are the rules for this forum.

**If you are a buyer and see someone offering an item or items "almost ffs" please report that thread using the "report bad post" icon on the upper right hand corner (it's a white triangle with red trim around it and a ! in the middle of it) or pm me or another mod right away.

Any posts with ffs items in it that are found to be not truely ffs will be removed from the board.

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FFS: What does this mean? It means it's FREE for the EXACT cost of shipping and delivery confirmation (if you want it or if the seller requires it) only.

Here are some rules/guidelines/tips:

**IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SCALE AND DON'T KNOW THE WEIGHT PLEASE DO NOT ESTIMATE WHAT IT MAY COST. WAIT TO POST YOUR ITEMS UNTIL YOU KNOW WEIGHT AND THEN POST WEIGHT AND YOUR ZIP SO BUYERS CAN GO TO http://postcalc.usps.gov/ (for USA mamas) or http://ircalc.usps.gov/default.asp?Mode=Intl_Single&CID=10054 (for Canada mamas) so they can calculate the cost themselves.

OR

POST THE WEIGHT AND HAVE THEM PM YOU FOR THE SHIPPING COST. REMEMBER TO CHARGE FOR DELIVERY CONFIRMATION!

*You may not add on a dollar or two to help cover your costs, gas, shipping supplies you have on hand, your time etc. You may only charge the buyer the exact amount it costs to ship the item.

*If you want to get a dollar or two for your item(s) please DO NOT list them in the FFS section. List them in the appropriate section on the FSOT with a title of "Almost FFS xxxxxxx".

*If you had to go out and buy a speical package/envelope/box for this FFS item you MAY charge for that item but only exact cost and not gas and time to go get it. You should disclose that the shipping cost stated includes the cost of the package/envelope/box that you had to buy for this item. If you have envelopes, polymailers, boxes at home already for shipping diapers and other items you may not charge for those.

*Please state what the exact cost is for shipping the item as well as the weight and your zip. First class mail rates are the same no matter where you are shipping it to in the US as long as it's under 13 oz. So, you do not need to put your zip in your post for those packages. For parcel post and priority you will need to state the weight and your zip so the buyer can verify the costs and see if they want it. Doing this saves you from having to do quotes for everyone that pm's you. ;)

Canada packages that weigh under one pound ship for $0.50-0.75 more than first class mail in the US costs and there are no delivery confirmation services. PLUS, you will have to take the package to the PO because Paypal does not have a Airmail Letter Post option and that is what you will use. You may NOT charge for gas and time to take the package to the PO. If you do not want to take the item to the PO if you cannot charge for time and gas then you will have to offer the item to US mamas only.

*Be sure to state that the shipping costs quoted are for US mamas and that Canada moms need to pm you or use the weight listed to calculate it off of www.usps.com themselves. Again, this will save you time. ;)


A note about premier/business Paypal accounts with paypal and the fees associated with them:

If you have a premier account with paypal you will get charged fees no matter what kind of payment is sent to you. So, in these cases if you have one and are offering items up for FFS then you must state in your post that you are asking buyers to pay the fees as follows: $total cost for shipping + 2.9% + $0.30 = New total for paypal payment.

If you are a buyer please know that it isn't fair to ask a seller to eat the fees and pay for some of the shipping. What happens is: you send a $2.59 payment to the seller. Paypal takes out 2.9% then another $0.30 leaving the balance for the seller $2.21. It costs the seller $2.59 to ship the item(s) and she only got $2.21 so she has to pay for $0.38 of the shipping.

As you can see the extra fees will only be $0.50 or less so it's not that big of a deal since you are getting the item(s) for free. :)

Thank you all for reading this. :thumbsup:

Bare Bottom Gear 08-27-2006 10:15 AM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
Mamas, if you have items listed here in the FFS section PLEASE make sure you are following the rules and that your items are exactly what it costs to ship the item. If you have to estimate please put a note in your post saying that you will refund the buyers money if it costs less to ship the item.

PLEASE make sure you are only asking the EXACT price/cost for shipping the item(s).

If we get a report about your thread or if we see your thread and it has overpriced items in it we will pm you to ask that you change the price to exact shipping only. If you do not make the changes necessary within a reasonable amount of time (usually we give you 24 to 48 hours) we will remove your thread from the board.

Please remember, the FFS section is a way to help other mamas out. By charging for your FREE items you are breaking the rules.

wittymomma 08-31-2006 09:08 AM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
Not sure if I can post this here or not. But here is a calculator to help figure out pp fees...

http://www.ppcalc.com/

Bare Bottom Gear 09-03-2006 10:25 PM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
Bump for ppl to read. Lots of new people who don't know how FFS works!

Bare Bottom Gear 10-25-2006 10:05 AM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
Bump for ppl listing here....check to make sure you don't have extra added onto your ffs prices. ;) If you want to get $1 or around that for your items list them in the right FSOT catagories as "almost ffs" please!

graces-mommie 11-05-2006 11:23 PM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
ahhh, i was a little late reading this. but good to know. I probably paid too much, but I'll call it a learning experience!

www.ClothDecisions.com 11-10-2006 09:34 PM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
Hey thanks for the info, I am glad to know I was doing it right all along (not that I post a lot here in FFS, but...) :thumbsup:

Bare Bottom Gear 11-24-2006 01:26 PM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
Bump. Read above info throughly! Several posts have been reported in the last couple of weeks!

Bare Bottom Gear 12-27-2006 04:03 PM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
THERE ARE MANY THREADS BREAKING THE RULES HERE, THEY NEED TO BE FIXED RIGHT NOW!

SEE MY 1ST POST ABOVE FOR ALL THE RULES AND DETAILS ON HOW THIS SECTION WORKS!!

Bare Bottom Gear 01-20-2007 05:54 PM

Re: PLEASE READ: Rules for FFS Forum; If you've got a FFS item here please read this!
 
We've removed or pm'd several posts/ppl lately, please pay attention to the rules ladies!!


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