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[ale] OT: Cheap part hight shipping

Geoffrey wrote:

> 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.
> They are scamming you.  It's just another way for them to jack the 
> price up.  I NEVER purchase anything from ebay without knowing the 
> shipping charges in advance.  If I can't get that info from the page 
> info or from email to the seller, I don't buy.
> I've not purchased anything in a long while from ebay though.  Got 
> scammed on a DOA processor, lesson learned...
> -- 
> Until later, Geoffrey    esoteric at 3times25.net
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I have had local, Atlanta, sellers refuse to allow me to pick up the 
item in person.  I refuse to bid on those items.  It is a scam I 
believe.  I have had others allow it so YMMV I guess.