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    Bad smell

    Sweet-looking panniers, too bad about the smell.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BURLEY-B...em180155190812

    What do you think the smell is? Skunk? Leftover tuna sandwiches?

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    Seller needs to quit riding with the panniers on after carb-loading on Skyline 5-way chili.
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    Ten dollars to ship?!?!? Sweet jeebus, you could fold them up, put them in a Bulk Rate Priority Mailer and ship them cross country for ~ $4.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Ten dollars to ship?!?!? Sweet jeebus, you could fold them up, put them in a Bulk Rate Priority Mailer and ship them cross country for ~ $4.00
    There's an added cost for the hazmat warning sticker.
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    Oh, okay... Nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krink View Post
    There's an added cost for the hazmat warning sticker.
    LOL



    I guess if I were interested - I'd have them describe bad smell. I mean sometimes things can have a heavy plastic smell or carry an odor like blankets, etc you get from Mexico or India. Smells like that. And those will most likely stay - but can be dealt with.

    And then there's the other more organic smells. And if they couldn't get those kinda smells out then I wouldn't try it. Ick.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Ten dollars to ship?!?!? Sweet jeebus, you could fold them up, put them in a Bulk Rate Priority Mailer and ship them cross country for ~ $4.00
    Unfortunately, on ebay the shipping is where the profit is made.

    I can buy a jersey from the US which ships ALL THE WAY to Canada for only $18.

    The actual shipping cost will be under $4US.

    Needless to say, I won't buy from them.
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    ooooh that smell! can't you smell that smell?

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    Won't a soaking in bleach and ammonia cure the smell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ply View Post
    Unfortunately, on ebay the shipping is where the profit is made.

    I can buy a jersey from the US which ships ALL THE WAY to Canada for only $18.

    The actual shipping cost will be under $4US.

    Needless to say, I won't buy from them.
    That's why I'm very selective where I spend my eBay dollars. I can see making a bit of hedge on shipping, there's tape & bubble and all that stuff to pay for. But I refuse to let someone make their profit on my shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3MTA3 View Post
    ooooh that smell! can't you smell that smell?
    all I can smell is the glove.
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    I asked them about it. They said it's the smell of the waterproofing treatment breaking down. I think I'm going to pass.
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