If you mail any item with USPS at a Post Office the total is on the PVI label.
Insurance is added.
Delivery Confirmation is added.
Return Receipt is obviously added as the recipient of the mailed item must sign for the parcel before receiving it. Certified is a service that also must be signed for.
All of these Services are reflected in the mailing cost on the PVI label.
Karen Rawls Postal Clerk Winchester VA
On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 18:48:31 -0400, Mary Kaminski <email@example.com> wrote:
> I agree with you-IF you are going to charge packing or handling, then
> list it in the auction-don't want to pay 'em, don't bid. Not listing it
> & then charging it is just wrong.
> Just as an FYI for some folks, the postage sticker itself shows only
> that cost-the postage. It does not show any insurance, return receipt
> requested or other charges-there should be an insurance sticker or
> certified mail sticker or something on the box, if those extra charges
> were incurred.
> You're right with your example tho'-that seller is gouging.
> Mary Kaminski
> Philly, PA
> Steven Willis wrote:
> >I see the old shipping and handling has reared it ugly head again. I may be
> >wrong here but I do not see the problem with charging anything you want to
> >if you just list it that way. I find it a little hard when I win a
> >derailleur on ebay and then they tell me it is 8.00 shipping only to see on
> >the box that it was 2.00. So that is 6.00 handling that I did not even get a
> >chance to decide if I wanted it or not. When I list a bike I charge boxing
> >and state it up front so just do the math and if you do not want it please
> >do not buy it. And yes I will let people pick it up and save the money. Well
> >that is my two cents worth.