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Playing the "shipping cost guilt card"?

Discussion in 'Swapmeet Talk' started by W7UUU, Nov 29, 2018.

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  1. AB3TQ

    AB3TQ Subscriber QRZ Page

    Outdated information. ebay closed that loophole years ago. Check out "Final Value Fees".
     
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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Pretty much 99% of this seller's postings on QRZ are "for sale" ads dating back over a decade. NOT his first rodeo.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Shipping can be free, But packaging and handling cost a bundle. :rolleyes:
     
  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sure. Of course. But KNOW THOSE COSTS before listing "$100 includes free shipping anywhere in the Solar System"

    NOT the buyer's problem :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  5. AG5CK

    AG5CK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I made that mistake selling an item on Ebay. I ate it and learned a lesson. No way I'd ask the buyer to pay for my ignorance.
     
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  6. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, then I'd point that out and tell him to go pound sand (down a rathole for the more full effect)... :p
     
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  7. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm not a "Seller" , though I do look for hard to find items on occasion...
    I have seen a few items (Very recently) that were small, and easy to ship, with low starting bids, and YUUGE shipping costs, So apparently
    that loophole still works up to a point.....
    Ymmv
     
  8. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    No, they are just trying to get the item noticed and making up for it on the back end. Or they have entered the numbers for shipping incorrectly. The fee still has to be paid on the TOTAL.
     
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  9. AB3TQ

    AB3TQ Subscriber QRZ Page

    That is a strategy by the seller. Perhaps the buyer won't notice the high Shipping and Handling amount. But ebay is definitely getting their cut of the FINAL PRICE that is paid by the buyer. The policy can be looked up. I told you what to look for. So believe whatever you want, but ebay is not stupid. That loophole is closed.
     
  10. N2EY

    N2EY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It could be a scam.

    It could be an honest mistake.

    IMHO, it doesn't matter. Trying to get the buyer to pay for shipping after having clearly advertised "FREE SHIPPING" is just not the way to do business.

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
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