The Postal Service is not perfect, but until they invent a matter transporter
like they have in Star Trek . . . it's about the only way to ship merchandise
out. In any case, the Postal Service or one of its close cousins is still
needed to ship merchandise to the Buyer.
However, sometimes the package gets lost in the mail or even damaged and the
customer gets mad. This is why the Postal Service offers insurance and any
respectable Dealer should offer Postal Insurance as an option to their customers.
Even though the dealer cannot twist the buyers arm and insurance is an additional
cost that for the most part will never be needed, just remember, you never really
Another aspect to consider when using a shipping service is sometimes it will
take longer than the usual 3-5 days for payment or merchandise to reach its
location. For one reason or another it would seem that certain locations take
longer than others for the mail to reach its destination. This rule would also
seem to change depending on where the person lives. Mail between Wichita, Ks.
and Denver, Co. takes around two weeks, but someone living in New York might be
able to send something to Denver in 3 or 5 days. The Postal Service is just
whacked that way.
Perhaps, when armed with this information, both Dealers and Buyers can be a
little more patient and give the benefit of doubt even in the midst of our
push-button, need-it-now society. Most of us are honest and complete our end of
the obligations we commit ourselves too. So the next time it seems to be taking
longer than you think it should, ask the Dealer or Buyer in a courteous,
professional manner when they sent the payment or merchandise off and then wait
for it to arrive. Of course, this is not to suggest you wait 15 years for the
payment or merchandise to find its way into your mailbox . . . but that's another