REPRODUCTION WWII PARATROOPER B3 MAE WEST LIFE VEST
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Sold Date: 11/19/2010
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Militaria & Weapons
REPRODUCTION WWII PARATROOPER B3 MAE WEST LIFE VESTThis is a reproduction of the famous Mae West worn during the Normandy jumps (see last picture). This was worn under the parachute. This is a reproduction made by What Price Glory and was used as a display piece. Just pulled out of storage, this vest is NOT a functioning vest and is only for display purposes. It is an exact replica of the real thing. All the straps are present and there is no damage or wear I can see on this. I can repack into a medium flat rate priority box if shipping gets to expensive. ($10.70) Comes from a smoke free home, feel free to ask questions. PAYPAL ONLY , I will ship within 3 business days of receipt of payment. I will only charge for shipping. I will NOT charge or pad my auction with handling charges. If there is an overcharge in shipping I will refund the difference. ABOUT HANDLING CHARGES : I still hate handling charges and view them as a loop hole for some unreputable sellers to increase their profits. I won't use handling charges unless a buyer requests insurance or delivery confirmation. Remember! The Post Office DOES NOT have true tracking!!!!! Delivery confirmation is the only service they offer with Parcel Post and Priority and all that does is show you when it was delivered, it does NOT track nor does tell you if the package was actually delivered to the right address. The Post Office will swear up and down they offer tracking but experience shows otherwise. If you want true tracking you have to mail out United Parcel Service which costs more, but has tracking AND insurance (up to $100.00) included in the shipping costs. ABOUT POSTAGE RATES . I do refund any excess postage the eBay shipping calculator charges if and when it happens and it does. If postage comes out to more, I eat that cost so I try to be careful about postage. I never deliberately try to increase profit by boosting postage. That has been suggested by a couple of people. You know what? Just because you had something shipped from somebody that came from someplace else cheaper doesn't mean it's that cost for all 50 states. And size of the box determines excess postage sometimes. When anything gets over 12 inches in width, length or depth some postage goes sky high. That's why I OFFER OPTIONS, because some postage will be much cheaper. I had one brainiack tell me something was outrageous and yes, the Priority shipping was very high, but if Dr. Spock there had bothered to look at the optional shipping he would have seen it could have been shipped three times cheaper via Parcel Post. Sometimes when this happens and I notice it I try to bring that to the attention of the buyer and will refund if they made a mistake after payment. You would be surprised to know how many people just accept Priority shipping without even thinking or looking at the optional shipping rates. NO I WILL NOT GIVE A DAMAGE REFUND OR DISCOUNT if it's damaged in transit. You DO have a SEVEN DAY RIGHT OF INSPECTION and return it (at buyer's cost) for a full refund of the auction bid amount. I have had more than one person tell me they wanted some money back for damage they wouldn't prove. Basically they wanted to get a kick back for what they bought. It's doesn't mean I won't work with somebody if it's a reasonable request, but sometimes people just have to have a little something extra after all is said and done. I try to pack things as best I can, and if I feel I was amiss on that I will gladly work with somebody. Sometimes I forget people value boxes and packaging and I can feel their pain so if I feel I didn't package something good enough I am more than happy to work with someone. Most of the time I am very careful although I do try to use whatever boxes I can find instead of buying them to keep from charging a handling fee. NO INTERNATIONAL SALES OR APO ADDRESSES! I'm sorry, but I've had to many problems shipping out of the United States and will not do so any longer, NO EXCEPTIONS. ...
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