Re: [CR]Re: Outragious shipping charges

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From: "stevens" <stevens@veloworks.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Outragious shipping charges
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 09:32:29 -0700
In-Reply-To: <20050207161309.KPKE2069.imf21aec.mail.bellsouth.net@mail.bellsouth.net>
References: <20050207161309.KPKE2069.imf21aec.mail.bellsouth.net@mail.bellsouth.net>


Excessive Shipping/Handling


>From http://ebay.com/<blah>

The seller is responsible for determining the shipping and handling charges on listings, and eBay encourages sellers to clearly describe the item and terms of shipping and delivery in their listings to avoid possible confusion. Before bidding on an auction or buying in a fixed-price listing, bidders/buyers should contact the seller about any questions they might still have that are not directly answered in the item's description.

Sellers may charge reasonable shipping and handling fee to the final price of their item, providing that this fee is disclosed up front in the listing. A SHIPPING AND HANDLING FEE CAN COVER THE SELLER'S REASONABLE COSTS FOR MAILING, PACKAGING AND HANDLING THE ITEM. Shipping and handling fees cannot be listed as a percentage of the final sale price. ***

When a bid is placed, the bidder is entering into an agreement with the seller to purchase the item, WHICH MOST OFTEN MEANS INCURRING SHIPPING CHARGES THAT MAY ALSO INCLUDE HANDLING FEES.

In the case of disagreements between buyers and sellers regarding shipping charges, eBay encourages the parties to try to work the matter out. Usually these situations can be amicably resolved.

Steven L. Sheffield Zoutmeerstad, Utah

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 11:13:09 -0500, Scott Ramsay wrote
> Peter,
> This also is a pet peve of mine and is getting to be more the "norm"
> the last year or two. Unfortunately it is not limited to Ebay! It is
> abused by a few sellers (one in particular) who post here on the CR
> list. Take an item that the postage is clearly marked on the
> envelope $1.06 and then charge your credit card (without permission
> because they kept in on file for over a year) for $8.00 And then
> were too cheap to send it USPS Priority, usually about 10 cents
> more than 1st class, Anyway!
>
> Other than personally black listing the seller, what can you do?
> Really, I'm interested in your opinion. Scott, I share your
> frustration, Ramsay Kernersville, NC
>
> Don't know if I'm too sensitive to this, but since
> when does a shipper get paid for his labor on
> shipping, and be able to profit on his shipping as
> this Ebayer might.
>
> Peter Naiman
> Shorewood, WI
>
> _______________________________________________

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