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19-6-2022 14:52:17  #11


Re: Insights into Goodwill

Agree...this was a $ 9.99 win for me and I was willing to go their initial $ 32 S&H...but I felt this SGW location was playing a game of "slight of hand".

I still do not believe the recent hammer-down of $ 1200 for a Hermes 3000 that you did not even know if it worked or had parts missing.  I think some SGW shill-bidding is in play and the selling location might actually win their own auction and then just relist it in the not-too-distant future.
 

 

20-6-2022 10:51:55  #12


Re: Insights into Goodwill

Could the $32 shipping fee be a base charge that is subject to change based on weight and size after the auction closes? I've never shopped with Goodwill online, so I'm wondering if there's something in the fine print about the strange fee change.

 

20-6-2022 15:20:52  #13


Re: Insights into Goodwill

Uwe wrote:

Could the $32 shipping fee be a base charge that is subject to change based on weight and size after the auction closes? I've never shopped with Goodwill online, so I'm wondering if there's something in the fine print about the strange fee change.

They always list the item weight and shipping weight in the listing. 

 

21-6-2022 09:07:16  #14


Re: Insights into Goodwill

They have a shipping estimate tool as part of the listing and you enter your zip code to get the actual costs.  Their ads also list the machine/case weight, as well.

I always see what the S&H will be and then decide my maxium bid...knowing the S&H will be part of the final price if I win.

The changes in S&H happened after the auction closed and I won.  I was doing the "Pay For It" thing about 1/2 day after the auction closed and I noticed the S&H costs doubled.  And after I sent SGW an email to let them know hoe displeased I was, the S&H went up, again.

 

21-6-2022 09:11:24  #15


Re: Insights into Goodwill

FWIW...a 1950's Torpedo typewriter went hammer-down for over $ 800 USD and a Princess 300 went hammer down just a bit under $ 500 USD...just in the past week

Not sure who would put out that much money for an "as-is /where-is" purchase with no confirmation the darn machines actually work and/or are not missing internal parts.  And no returns, allowed.
 

 

27-11-2022 12:05:31  #16


Re: Insights into Goodwill

So I finally managed to snag an Olympia Report Electric (aka SKE-A61) made in Germany.

Should have it here in a week or so.

I plan to add a tan-colour to its ribbon cover...so it will look a bit like my IBM Model D and its colour scheme.

But working on this Olympia Report will probably have to wait until warmer weather returns to Idaho.
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