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Your thoughts of an ebay buyer winning an item at US$13.97 but then gets the item delivered first class?

Your thoughts of an ebay buyer winning an item at US$13.97 but then gets the item delivered first class? Topic: My custom case shipping
July 22, 2019 / By Dolina
Question: costing the seller $17.00 in postage? Looking at this it's obvious the seller didn't earn any profit plus it cost the seller extra so the seller doesn't make any profit and looses profit. I had won two small pocket sized antique books plus shipping and handling which totaled $13.97. When I got the item I saw on the customs form that the listed value of the items was US$30.00 and it cost the seller US$17.00 to ship out items. Does that even make sense? She didn't make any money, in fact it costed her more money to ship out item. Wouldn't it have made sense if she had just shipped out item by air mail in a bubble mailer for a total of about $2.68 to $4.74?
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Carlyn Carlyn | 5 days ago
Whenever I've purchased from ebay the shipping and handling costs were always passed on to me the buyer. There is a place on most sellers' items that gives you a choice of which way you the buyer want your item shipped and if you elect to have insurance. Some sellers on Ebay add to there profits that way by charging "handling". I wrote to one of the seller who did this to one of my purchases before I checked into the shipping options and she told me that was the extra it cost her for the "free USPS flat rate box" her time and gas going to the Post Office. I'm not sure how it would work for "customs" on out of the USA purchase. I've found that in a lot of cases it costs me more to buy from ebay due to the shipping than buying at regular prices off the internet and getting better bulk shipping rates. But then that's been my experience so I only go to ebay when what I want to buy is no longer available like a replacement for something I already have and don't want to replace with the new and improved model that I don't particularly like.
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Carlyn Originally Answered: How Do I Know If My Ebay Item Has Been Shipped?
eBay has it's pro's and con's but in in my experience, contacting eBay customer care resolution team and/or PayPal results in satisfaction. Kind of shocking.. especially since it's been the case in ALL cases. With no exceptions.. if/when I have had any kind of issue with a (what eBay calls "trade") transaction, payment, misdelivered package, inadequate answer or reply from seller, item arriving that was not as described, etc.. Even just general Q&A's re: how eBay works.. they are there to help. And they do. Your question ^ sounds slightly complicated and a little difficult to determine but that's exactly what my questions/issues have been like when I've contacted eBay customer care and they have assisted with my solving (or they just stepped-in and solved) whatever it was. In spite of the fact that it's a pre-order, they can still assist you by acting as a liaison between you and your trading partner/seller. I know for a fact that they will do that. eBay customer care WILL search the system, contact the seller, (do whatever it is they have to do).. to get you the information you need. Also; eBay Buyer Protection will kick-in no matter what. (Buyer protection is included with all purchases), so if something arrives too late for it to be relevant to you, if it's flawed or wrong or anything else.. EVEN IF the seller has flaked and just not been forthcoming with pertinent details re: what you bought, when it will arrive, not provided a tracking number... eBay will help you to find out what you need to know and they will take measures to get the item to you, (or force the seller to handle the situation PDQ). Go to "my eBay". Click on to customer support then click 'contact us" They'll give you the option of phoning (supplying the toll-free number as well as a temporary code that you use when making the call), or you can do online chat with eBay customer care. Tell them exactly what you wrote in your question and they'll help you. eBay customer service resolution center: http://ocsnext.ebay.com/ocs/home? contact eBay customer care: http://ocsnext.ebay.com/ocs/cusr?query=1479
Carlyn Originally Answered: How Do I Know If My Ebay Item Has Been Shipped?
The bad thing about pre-orders is that if they take you past 45 days, you lose the opportunity to open a case about non-delivery.

Ange Ange
That's the REVERSE of what you usually see sellers doing on eBay! More often, you see sellers charging $15 in shipping only to find out the item actually cost $5 to ship (and no fancy packing materials so maybe they cost $2). I would wonder if the seller really paid that much? If they did, maybe they didn't realize the cost, got to the post office and was quoted that much - so instead of looking for alternatives he/she just sucked it up and paid it. No, it does NOT make sense and I wonder why a seller wouldn't look into it a little bit before listing an item and stating the shipping.
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Ange Originally Answered: Ive been recieving lots of offers for my item on craigslist, but im skeptical?
Every time i sell something on craigslist i get the same thing, i prefer to deal local and would suggest to stay away from the offers you are speaking of, they seem like a scam to me. When i was selling my engagement and wedding band on craigslist i got tons of those responses, they were even offering more than i was asking, i held out and sold locally and was happy i did. good luck!
Ange Originally Answered: Ive been recieving lots of offers for my item on craigslist, but im skeptical?
be careful, if the offer seems too good to be true, it usually is a scam. there are a lot of poeple who do a lot of scams, so unless your getting cash in your had and then handing over the item, dont agree to anything.

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