[CR]Re: bike boxing & ebay pricing


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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 18:04:44 -0600
Thread-Topic: bike boxing & ebay pricing
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From: "Craig Fenstermaker" <Craig.Fenstermaker@AmericanMedicalSystems.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: bike boxing & ebay pricing

Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 13:13:50 -0500 From: LouDeeter@aol.com To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]bike boxing & ebay pricing Message-ID: <0D488D31.6BB18DC7.0269AA25@aol.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Precedence: list Message: 5


> $35 does sound a little steep for someone who has boxed a
> number of bikes

I think the $35 is a red herring. He is probably using that to not only cover his packaging costs, but also to ease the percentage of the sale price he has to pay Ebay--in other words, part of the $35 is already factored into the price. But, I'd rather the seller quote the packaging and shipping costs than have to deal with "Buyer Pays All Shipping Costs" and find out later that that includes a hefty packaging fee. I now email sellers to tell me "how much will you add to the winning bid to ship the bike to zipcode 32819". That eliminates the ambiguity and helps me price my high bid. Afterall, it isn't the high bid you are paying, but the total cost including shipping. I can't imagine people actually buying bike boxes anymore since most bike shops give them out free. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL

Lou, You are a wise man. This seller is an experienced ebay dude and I suspect he calculates his pricing just as you suggest. He's not a bad guy, just rode with him Sunday, but he is a businessman, not just a hobbyist. Best regards

Craig Fenstermaker Minnetonka Mn

But my ride was in SD