Saturday, December 20, 2008, 1:11:50 AM, David Ross wrote:
> I don't bother admonishing sellers (ebay or otherwise) on their postage a nd
> handling charges. If the cost of S&H plus the cost of the item is a barg ai
> n, no problem. If it isn't - well, there's lots of other sellers out ther e.
> Those tires could have been a deal for a pair at $0.78 plus $27 S&H. I e xp
> ect that the bids (and bidders) would take the S&H into account.
FWIW, sometimes the s/h charges shown by eBay are higher than what the
seller would actually charge. Recently I was interested in a very
small item that showed $17 for shipping to Canada. I asked the seller
whether it was really 17 bucks, to which he replied that no, he'd
charge me much less and that the $17 was auto-calculated by eBay and
was in that case wrong. My understanding is that this is more likely
to occur for across the border shipping (as I'm in Canada, this is
usually the case for me).
> Louis Schulman wrote:
> "Evidently the Cafe de Velo family has a daughter, Nadine, who has been
> selling on eBay. She had a pair of tires for auction with a starting
> price of $0.78, but the fixed shipping price was $27.00, for two 700c
> tires. I sent her a message suggesting that properly packaged, the
> shipping would be closer to $5.00."