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Old 07-12-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hi I am buying some yarn from the MM ravelry co-op and getting it shipped directly to a Diaper Swappers WAHM (in the US)to be made into an outfit for my LO's birthday. I messaged Becky asking for insurance to be included with the yarn and she replied saying that I would need to figure it out and add that to the order. I don't know how to do that! I don't want to bother her because I know she is super busy with several co-ops right now and I figure you guys must know.

I also want to find out for my own sake because I have had problems recently when I thought insurance was purchased (it wasn't) so I want to be able to purchase the insurance myself for future transactions or at least be able to have some idea/proof if it was purchased. Is there some site that I go to where you purchase insurance separately or is it calculated at the PO (in which case can I get it calculated from some app or something and then I add it to the shipping costs for my order right?). I am in Australia and I find your postal system very confusing. There seems to be multiple ways that items can be sent and multiple providers of shipping. :head scratch: I don't even know who she ships with and I can't seem to find that info on ravelry. Also she said DC is included, is that the same as tracking? It stands for Delivery confirmation, right?

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NO idea about the insurance, You usually just purchase it while paying postage. The customer is supposed to pay for ins because it's optional. That's how I've found it to be anyway. That's how it's listed on ebay an HC.


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OT but I'm wanting to have some custom knits for my DS but there are so many choices out there. I've seen some YYMN on HC but just don't know who to pick. Who are you getting to do your's? What colorway? Love me some MM!!
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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Hi I am buying some yarn from the MM ravelry co-op and getting it shipped directly to a Diaper Swappers WAHM (in the US)to be made into an outfit for my LO's birthday. I messaged Becky asking for insurance to be included with the yarn and she replied saying that I would need to figure it out and add that to the order. I don't know how to do that! I don't want to bother her because I know she is super busy with several co-ops right now and I figure you guys must know.

I also want to find out for my own sake because I have had problems recently when I thought insurance was purchased (it wasn't) so I want to be able to purchase the insurance myself for future transactions or at least be able to have some idea/proof if it was purchased. Is there some site that I go to where you purchase insurance separately or is it calculated at the PO (in which case can I get it calculated from some app or something and then I add it to the shipping costs for my order right?). I am in Australia and I find your postal system very confusing. There seems to be multiple ways that items can be sent and multiple providers of shipping. :head scratch: I don't even know who she ships with and I can't seem to find that info on ravelry. Also she said DC is included, is that the same as tracking? It stands for Delivery confirmation, right?
You need to know the value of the yarn to get an insurance estimate. Let me see if I can pull up a chart with insurance for each value range.

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http://www.endicia.com/price-change-...ils-additional

http://pe.usps.gov/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm#1613376
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NO idea about the insurance, You usually just purchase it while paying postage. The customer is supposed to pay for ins because it's optional. That's how I've found it to be anyway. That's how it's listed on ebay an HC.

Anyhoo..lol
OT but I'm wanting to have some custom knits for my DS but there are so many choices out there. I've seen some YYMN on HC but just don't know who to pick. Who are you getting to do your's? What colorway? Love me some MM!!
Common misconception. It is actually the sellers responsibility to insure the package. As it is their responsibility for it to get to the buyer.
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Common misconception. It is actually the sellers responsibility to insure the package. As it is their responsibility for it to get to the buyer.
Why doesn't pp require it then I wonder?
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Why doesn't pp require it then I wonder?
They may not "require" it but if the package isn't delivered they side with the buyer so it's a smart move on the sellers part.
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Why doesn't pp require it then I wonder?
Because it's up to the seller if they want to take that risk or not. Proof of delivery is necessary for the transaction completion. Even condition is necessary for a meeting of the minds to complete the "contract" (if you will) for agreement of the transaction to take place. Insurance only serves to cover the seller's behind if something happens, it doesn't add or take away from the transaction from the buyer's standpoint, and that's all that PayPal cares about.

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NO idea about the insurance, You usually just purchase it while paying postage. The customer is supposed to pay for ins because it's optional. That's how I've found it to be anyway. That's how it's listed on ebay an HC.


Anyhoo..lol
OT but I'm wanting to have some custom knits for my DS but there are so many choices out there. I've seen some YYMN on HC but just don't know who to pick. Who are you getting to do your's? What colorway? Love me some MM!!
I will send you a PM...anyhow I think she is awesome! I am using the Luna lovegood color way from MM with the luna's patronus trim let's see if I can find a link...
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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You need to know the value of the yarn to get an insurance estimate. Let me see if I can pull up a chart with insurance for each value range.

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http://www.endicia.com/price-change-...ils-additional

http://pe.usps.gov/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm#1613376
Thank you so much! So I just add this onto the yarn total and pay it all through paypal then?I don't purchase it separately and then inform the sender? She buys it when she ships and just needed me to cover the cost?
Sorry for all the questions!
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Re: Calculating insurance?

this is tricky.....insurance covers the value of the item, would you want the cost of the yarn replaced or the finished ietm? so like it its $30 worth of yarn but will cost $60 to knit(total cost $90) you'd really want insurance on $90 not $30...make sense????
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