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Old 03-10-2016, 07:52   #1
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pirate Mail order...

I think I'm going to open an online chandlers and a general online store..
I'll take all the orders.. add a delivery charge then send an e-mail saying the goods are on the way.. after 6 weeks the customer comes back asking whats happening and then I tell them the delivery company is having difficulty finding my address.. after 10 weeks I'll send them another e-mail to say the package has been lost.. however I'm happy to send a re-fund for the goods ordered.
At 25 a pop in delivery charges I'll make a fortune..
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Let me guess... Marine Parts Depot dot com?
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LOL...too funny
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Your forgetting the money you make on the float as the money sits in your account before the refund... (all those pennies add up with enough volume)
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Your forgetting the money you make on the float as the money sits in your account before the refund... (all those pennies add up with enough volume)
That's just what I was thinking.
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Take the orders plus handling fees then order the items on Amazon Prime to be shipped to the customer. 😉


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Take the orders plus handling fees then order the items on Amazon Prime to be shipped to the customer. 😉


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No, no, no. Actually delivering goods will do nothing but generate returns and warranty claims, destroying the business model.
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Old 03-10-2016, 14:42   #8
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Re: Mail order...

who sed anything about ordering or actually sending the items???? hell ye make the dough on the shipping fees. boaty ye need a partner??
or better yet--i start a list for folks interested in knowing if you are legit--charge money tell em yes and you.., haha ha ha ha h aha ha ha
who needs nigeria or ethiopia or whereverville when we gots interwebzzzzz
oh yeah....
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It's common for people to offer items they don't have for sale, when someone buys the item the 'seller' then buys the item and has it drop shipped. They add a small percentage to the cost to cover their trouble. When there is a problem with the item it gets sent back to the address on the package and the original seller ends up having to refund the original cost plus the extra % that the reseller added. Not sure what the practice is called... Free money maybe... Good luck with the business
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You could also buy things from normal hardware stores and 'marinise' them and then resell. And by marinise I mean double the price!
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I'm just wondering how they'll respond when I demand a 'Complete Refund'.. way I look at it is they have not completed the contract.. its then down to them to claim the costs back from the shipper.. also.. apparently the items I ordered are no longer 'in stock'..
See how they respond before I name and shame a UK store..
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