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I wasn't sure what forum this question should go in but figured this might be the place.<br><br>
So someone purchased some hemp inserts from me off the TP. I wrapped them up nice and cute in blue tissue paper and shipped them off in a first class mailing envelope.<br><br>
I just got a pm from the person saying that somehow the tissue paper got wet and got some blue spots on the inserts. (these were used inserts that already had some pink stains on them).<br><br>
I offered to let her return them and refund her money because she sounded very angry. But I just wonder if it is really my responsibility to do so. I am the one who wrapped them in blue tissue paper (as I always have all items I send out) but I did not get the package wet. That must have happened when in the post office's care.<br><br>
So I was just wondering what other's opinion might be on this. It's not really about the money but more the rude pm that really hurt my feelings.<br>
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I can't answer your question, but whenever I ship in a paper envelope I always wrap in a plastic bag of some sort...generally reused from when I've received something.<br><br>
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Is the reason you wrap in a plastic bag to protect the items from getting wet?<br><br>
I guess here in California in the summertime I didn't even think about the items getting wet (rain) in another state.
 

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Yep...that's where I live, too! =) It's leftover from last winter...when I got a package with ink that ran which made me think of it.
 

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Personally, I wouldn't have complained in the first place- sure, if these were NEW inserts, maybe. But if they were used and stained who cares?<br><br>
I suppose technically you're responsible, but not in my book, lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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ps- plastic wrap is a good idea
 

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Yeah it was such a rude pm for some blue spots on pink stained inserts. She is worried it won't wash out but it's not like they will be seen when stuffed inside a diaper. And she has a son so I would think blue spots would be better then the pink I sent them with. I just hope she accepts my offer for a refund because I don't want to deal with someone so snide over an accident.<br><br>
I'm thinking maybe I should invest in some of those nice plastic bags I sometimes get diapers in from other WAHM's. Anyone know where I could find them?
 

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Unless you're going to be making a lot of oney, I'd go w/ generic ziplock. Full Moon Baby Gear & SOS use the drawstring, you could probably ask them if you want to go that route.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> Yep I know where to get them, Ebay! I like this particular seller <a href="http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=corijennin&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rows=50" target="_blank">http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...sort=3&rows=50</a> She has the best prices and shipping I have found.<br><br>
Edited to say: I thought you meant the poly mailers, not the little bags with the draw strings. I have no idea where those come from. I would just use ziplocks or plastic shopping bags. I love to reuse everything, however I ended up getting those poly mailers because I had more fluffy mail going out from the TP than coming in and ran out of mailers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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Found them! But you have to order them in cases of 1000 :LOL <a href="http://www.veripack.com//Product/dept.asp?dept_id=11104&DeptPath_id=110%2C+1110&DeptPath_id=11104&ClickedSku=no&RequestImageFile=no&HeaderName=Clear+Drawstring+Bags&mscssid=2898ag7ey623te676tt006l6j9y3f77Q" target="_blank">http://www.veripack.com//Product/dep...t006l6j9y3f77Q</a>
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I can't answer your question, but whenever I ship in a paper envelope I always wrap in a plastic bag of some sort...generally reused from when I've received something.</td>
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Just want to insert a note of caution when wrapping things in plastic, ziplocking, plastic drawstring bags... I know of and have heard of a few people who did this with diapers and the person then received the diaper in "yucky" condition, LOL. One case where by the time it got there there was actual mold on the inside of the diaper... and a few others where the diapers were soaking wet... or damp... because of the condesation build up inside of the plastic bag... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ick! LOL i would assume this would only be a concern if you are shipping to humid areas.... but its all the more reason for me not to wrap things in plastic if air can still get in (like it can with drawstring bags).<br><br>
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