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[ale] OT: Cheap part hight shipping

Really, all you can do is to let the seller know you wont pay his price
and will shop somewhere else. Then, when you find what you need at a
better price, drop the first seller a line and tell him how much you
finally paid for the products.  Most business people understand the law
of supply and demand and will adjust their price when they see that they
are losing sales in sufficiently large quantities to affect their pocket

just a thought

Walter Sams
SamsCo Htg. & Air,

On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 12:33, Christopher Fowler wrote:
> I just ranting about an experience.
> I like to purchase computer stuff from ebay.  Typically usb devices,
> anything.  One thing that bothers me is that people will charge a very
> low price for a product but the shipping is outrageous.  I'm not sure if
> it is illegal but IMHO it is bad business. I have an experience.
> I am in the market for USB -> Serial adapters.  I need many of them.  I
> found this auction on ebay for one that was $3.99 (BIN) but it had $8.95
> S&H.  To me those little things should not cost that much to ship.  If I
> bought more I would have to pay $6.95 for each aditional one just to
> cover shipping.  I decided to contact the seller.  He had many of these
> listed.  
> We need a large number of these units so I wanted the best pricing.  He 
> offered me 100 at $9.60 that included shipping.  I offered to pick them
> up locally at his place in MN to save on the S&H.  They do not offer
> local pickup.  So I offered to use our shipping account to I can pay
> $3.99/ea and not have to pay those high ship rates.  He decided to lower
> the price to $8.60 with free shipping.  I then asked him why he was
> charging me $5.00/ea to throw the item into a large box.  I've have not
> heard back.
> Chris
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