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[ale] OT: Cheap part hight shipping

The problem is that if you do a search for "USB" you'll see many devices
listed.  Most of them to me have unwarranted shipping.  I have to spend
the time weeding through those.

An intelligent search that will allow me to control ship costs would
reduce the time wasted.


On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 15:19, Jeff Hubbs wrote:
> I do a LOT more selling than buying on eBay and in my auctions I do one
> of two things:  1) I charge no shipping at all; 2) I charge ACTUAL
> shipping (and insurance, if warranted) based on the buyer's address.  I
> just recently made a couple of eBay buys and for one of them, I felt
> that the shipping charge was a bit unwarranted.  The only thing I can
> say is that you can complain to eBay about the practice or you can avoid
> patronizing the sellers who do it - and let them know why!
> - Jeff
> On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 15:00, kafka at antichri.st wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 02:51:13PM -0500, Dow Hurst wrote:
> > > That really isn't the answer.  Ebay should have a policy 
> > > about shipping charges that covers this situation.  The Ebay 
> > > cut of the selling price versus shipping charges acting as 
> > > profit is the real problem.  Especially on lower priced items!
> > > Dow
> > 
> > Well, that's no doubt a concern to sellers - but it's also the terms of 
> > using ebay, who also need to make money.  Those terms are clearly defined 
> > for all sellers, who make their own choices as to whether, and as to what, 
> > they offer on ebay.  Now, charging an exorbitant shipping price might be 
> > justifiable *if the seller is up-front about the charge*, but my 
> > impression was that this wasn't the case here, even though the seller is 
> > admittedly apparently acting in good faith now.
> > 
> > --George
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