[CR]Re: Inflated Postage

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

From: "Lewis Ting" <lewisting@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <MONKEYFOODQdOgl4rhY000050b1@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 16:02:52 -0500
Subject: [CR]Re: Inflated Postage

Mike touched on one of my pet peeves...inflated shipping/handling charges.

I purchased an $11 item (handlebar tape) from an Ebay merchant (Italtecno1 of Niagra Falls, N.Y.) not long ago, the postage was $7.50, and since I really needed it, I begrudgingly went ahead with the purchase. The item took over two weeks to arrive, and when it did I found that it was sent from Canada, and the postage was less than half of what I paid. I then left a positive feedback for this merchant but mentioned that the postage was excessive especially when it took a while to get to me. This merchant then left me a neutral feedback (my first in over 200 transactions) with a terse message saying something to the effect that I knew the postage price ahead of time and I should not have purchased the item if I didn't like the price...guess what, I have not purchased another thing from this merchant, and I will most likely not again from any other merchant that uses this method.