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According to the family history of the people who sold this to me, this piece came from New Jersey, and was probably salvaged from a ship being scuttled.
Bronze with cast iron screw section
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Every return is a loss for a seller! Not just in shipping fees, but in the time it takes in dealing with the details of the return and then relisting. Usually by the time I am done with a return, I would have been better off to have just tossed the item in the trash instead of ever listing it in the first place!
But it gets worse!
is a corporation and does not care about \"fairness.\" Their desire is to scarf up every last penny that they can! Thus their return policy, which is intended to make the buyer feel secure in buying on the site by being able to return any item for a full refund, including all shipping costs. This is a policy that is great for the buyer--- but not fair to the seller at all!
Because it is the seller who is expected to shoulder the cost of \'s \"generosity\" and pay all return costs, and not ! They force their policy onto the sellers- who resent it highly, especially when, because of this policy, we have buyers returning items frivolously, or worse yet, using the policies to try to extort discounts or \"free\" from us.
Here\'s my return policy:
If you buy from me and want to return an item--Pay the return shipping charge on the item! Period! When the item gets back to me I am going to refund your purchase price and the original shipping. Do not check the \"not as described box\" on the return form so you don\'t have to pay the return shipping! Anyone can find something that is \"not as described\" on a vintage item! And yours is not a special case!--Just be fair and pay! If you don\'t want to aoffere by this policy I heartily request that you just go shop with someone else!
And if it sounds as if I am fed up with the \"new\" buyers created by their insane return policy, I am. --and if you don\'t want to be regarded, (as I already regard ) as a giant, horse\'s rear end, then pay for your return!
Other Stuff To Consider:
Please remember--I am not an expert, I am someone who cleans out estates! I list items because I think it might be of interest to someone. If you are looking at something I\'ve listed you may very well know more about it than I do. In light of my return policy, it behooves you to ask questions and clarify before you buy, and then probably we can avoid the annoyance and cost of a return altogether.
I am always open to offers on BINS, (especially with items that have been in my store for a month or more) but keep in mind I also have a brick and mortar store, and when you offer some insanely low price for an item, realize that I could most likely sell the item in my store for more---without having to pay fees, without having to pack and ship, and without having to worry about returns!
I am not a great cleaner, especially with toys and intricate items, so if you buy something I promise to leave the detailing for you!