Does sellers responsibility end at FedEx?


Heavy expensive cd player sold with buyer responsible for shipping. If buyer wants ground and no insurance, am I still responsible for anything if mishaps ensue?

I offered to pay insurance and an additional $50 toward 3 day air. They said ship it quick and cheap. It's packed in original box and foam and that box is in a second outer box. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
jim63
I would insure it to CYA. If the buyer declined to buy insurance because he felt the additional cost was a financial burden, that would send a red flag up to me. Surely he would want it to arrive in good shape and avoid dealing with the shipper if damaged. The only other step you could take is to add yet another outer box to insure "shock" resistance. But again, why could a buyer afford an expensive item and not want to insure it?
Good luck
It sounds like you are dealing with a loser of a seller, I would walk away from this deal. Another deal will always come along.

The person who actually pays the shipping agent is responsible for the performance of the shipping agent. Normally, the seller will pay for the shipping and insurance costs and just add the cost to the buyer's bill.

As far as I am concerned, the seller is responsible for any shipping related damages unless the buyer handles all of the shipping accommodations.
John... the way I am reading this is that Jim63 is the seller and has a buyer that doesn't want to pay for insurance, (which is stupid).

I agree that insurance should be mandatory and if the buyer balks, find a new buyer.

Seems kinda like a scam waiting to happen...
Charge him if he is too cheap keep on trucking!!
There is really no reason to ask this question here as it is not a matter of opinion, it is clearly covered in the Audiogon Member FAQ to whit:

"The Seller in all cases is responsible for delivering an item as described in his ad."

IMHO, even though the common carriers will do everything not to pay a claim, it is simply foolish, cheap, and very, very optimistic to forego insurance.

Then again if you like driving without a seat belt, having unprotected anonymous sex and taking a leisurely swim in the Hudson River then this "no insurance" thing might be right up your alley.
Thanks Mofi, you are right.

No the seller's responsibility doesn't end at FedEx, as Viridian clearly states. Well said Viridian.
Thank you for the replies. I am seller. I have not bought or sold equipment for a long time. I searched hi and low on site to find clarity on this. I wanted a quick answer as i want to provide buyer with fast service. But in the end, I realized I do not want to be the buyer or seller on any transaction that does not use the best and most appropriate shipping means and precautions.
seller opted out in writing, it's not your responsibility.
if any dispute, you show written communication and keep all funds.
peace.
5-18-15: Jim63
But in the end, I realized I do not want to be the buyer or seller on any transaction that does not use the best and most appropriate shipping means and precautions.

Well said, and good move. Another buyer will always come along.