FYI for Ebay sellers....

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  1. lowle harrison

    lowle harrison Well-Known Member

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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Another poor corporate choice! Durring an pandemic to spread the virus on surfaces of packages house hold to house hold. Or the workers who handel them.
    I'm no germaphobe in fact have been in situiations where gloves were not available durring an event that would make most sick .
    My concerns is the unknown!
    There has been no proof of what this virus is capable of doing! Other than killing humans.
    17 days after an out break on a ship the virus was still on board,on hard surfaces.
    This entire situiation is subject to change by the minuite.
    I personally do not need something that bad that may or may not effect my or my family health.
    If just 5 out of 10 Americans truly knew first hand.... what Spain and Italy are experencing at present maybe the voices would be louder....!
    Buckel're in for a ride of a life time.
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    As a Federal licenced food handler,and my wife licenced in the Dental field, I can assure you that you need to follow the tips given on bring packages in house, gasing up at gas stations, use a paper towel on the nozzle, any person to person contact without following the proper protocol of removing outer package, before bring in home.
    Hand washing afterwards.

    We are creatures of habit.....I am the biggest offender of not praticing at home what I do at work. Think about it....and that's the key....we become very comfortable in our every day home, what we eat where we eat....
    Each day the numbers increase both infections and deaths...everywhere percentages are rising...... make good choices....
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  5. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    What's the life expectancy of the virus on a cardboard or paper package? Why is it that UPS, FedEx and USPS package handlers are not dropping like flies? Inquiring minds want to know.
  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Inquiring minds only need wait a week......;) then re ask the same question....look at NYC, and every other hot spot.....what do they have in common?
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  7. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Smart move on their part. Wash your hands after opening it to be safe. There’s no evidence at this point packages spread it and the unknown hysteria from some really isn’t helpful.

    The evidence actually suggests they don’t as one piece of mail would infect many others and so on and everyone would have it by now. Absurd to tell people to ignore all mail until this passes
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  8. harley bissell

    harley bissell Well-Known Member

    I don't have the training or the credentials of Paddy54. That said I am opening all packages on my porch and only the contents come inside. Letters and bills do come in. As for cash which could have been exposed to anything I have the use of a UV cleaner made for CPAP machines that should work fine to decontaminate money. Early reports on the Wuhan autopsies say that 41% were blood type A and 20% were blood type O. When wife heard that I was grounded. I've been out once for a chiro appointment and may be out next Tuesday for early bird old fogey hours at Walmart and meijers and will be back home by 9 am. Praying for everyone. I hope that the people who are rooting for the destruction of our economy and massive deaths live through the karmic debt they are building.
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  9. dlts

    dlts Active Member

    It doesn't hurt to be made aware of possibilities. I am receiving something from Amazon on Monday and will be extra careful after reading Paddy54's post. You never know...
  10. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    We need more fear! The children of today are going to be emotionally damaged with the fear they see and hear in media and people (f they are allowed to see a real one).
  11. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    There is no harm and no real energy required to be a little bit more careful with things. If in the end it was determined that it didnt help... who cares? Because it might. After all this, maybe everyone will learn to be just a little bit more “cleaner”.

    And as someone who usually doesn’t particularly enjoy the general population.... the social distancing rules should be made permanent lol
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  12. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    I'm not trying to instill fear..... but hey one needs to think if there is some coins laying in a coinstar!
    Make good choices......

    The world was a different place last was in a different place last summer.....but now we are here..... make good choices
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  13. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    The only problem with your statement is, it's not a proven fact. It makes sense but making sense doesn't make it a fact. ;)
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  14. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    To some extent for sure. However though with all the mail in the world and how much it touches each other we do have to come to 1 of two conclusions, it only extremely rarely does or everyone has it type thing.

    Also that the cruise ship had it 17 days later and not everyone had it in the confined space etc. it’s very rare for anything days later to do that. Wash hands after it for sure to be safe but my issue was with the you can’t even get mail or packages when billions go out a day
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  15. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I've been picking up my mail in boxes for several days now, bringing it home, and letting it sit in the box until opened. I safely discard the packaging set the coins aside for a few days, and wash my hands.

    After the coins have "recovered" from any potential exposure, I examine, receive them into my books, photograph and list them for sale.

    That's about the best way I can think of to handle the situation.

    If they weren't metal, I'd microwave them, but that wouldn't end well.:D
  16. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    The microwave was a much needed laugh.

    I generally wash my hands after (but I’m doing that anyways before touching my face) and the shipping time is a big delay for most things as well. I do try and open everything at once to limit the hand washing to some extent and save my skin a bit. One could even use gloves if they wanted to be extra careful
  17. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    True, but if that is the stance then you have to do it for everything. Food, letters, your car, clothes etc. just doing it for packages if that was the case it was that contagious won’t help
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  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Early guidance was that the virus remained infectious for up to 72 hours on hard surfaces, only 24 hours on cardboard or paper. I don't especially trust those figures, though, at least not with my life.
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  19. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I haven't tried to collect statistics, and I only look at a tiny subset of eBay, but I'd guess that they're hurting big-time in this. Discretionary spending is going to absolutely crater, and some of the big businesses that sell through eBay are probably going to have to curtail operations or shut down completely.
  20. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Both my UPS and Fed Ex drivers were wearing latex gloves in my last couple of packages received. But I am playing it safe just to be sure. I am a senior citizen after all. But I see a problem that has not been addressed. For years doctors have been telling us, as a society, that we have over done the sterile thing. For a long time everyone seems to have been an absolute clean freak and this is why children are getting sick much more often than in the past. There's been no allowance for people to allow themselves to build up natural immunities to germs. Clean, clean, clean and re-clean. I was a child of the 50's & 60's and our biggest fear was the measles or chicken pox. Even in a family of 10 we rarely got serious colds or the flu. It was only after our two boys went to school that we caught what they caught ( in the 80's & 90's ). After they left home we never got really sick again. Be safe my friends.
  21. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    yup, I agree. It’s a good time to simply clean the things we touch every day. What’s the harm?
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