What's with people and their excessive shipping charges?

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  1. MikeTSI

    MikeTSI The Reclaimer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Maybe they're really heavy? :lol 
     
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    Yah man shipping charges are excessisve, why is ebay too lazy to crackdown on these? they would rather have the ebay community reporting these which is total garbage juice.
     
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    Paypal fees.

    It doesn't really bother me though, if you don't want to pay the shipping charges then don't buy the item.
     
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    Overnight?

    :lol 
     
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    You know what I've been running into lately? LOTS of people asking for me to voluntarily pick up their Paypal fees. On something I won not too long ago, the seller stated on the invoice, "it would be appreciated if you could add an optional extra 4 percent to the total to cover PayPal fees but it will not be required."

    Darn right it isn't required, and I'm not about to pick up the fees you owe for using the service (would have been around $20 in this case). I think it puts the seller in a bad position; you want to get your item and have a good transaction, and they're trying to railroad you into paying their fees for them.
     
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    That's just the case of the seller wanting you to cover all the fees.
     
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    cappeca wtf is this?

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    I don't know, it might sound stupid, but I prefer to pay $20 for something instead of $17 plus $3 for paypal fees. Funny, it feels like I thought I was doing a good deal then - BANG - fees to pay! Or that the seller is charging me for his fees (which he would anyway, only in this case I know about them). Or that I simply hate to know I'm paying for taxes and fees. :) 
     
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    When they can list whatever price for handling fees, it does get to be annoying. All of a sudden you're paying the paypal charges, ebay charges, and the regular shipping charges and buying them 3 gallons of gas to get to the post office with. Kinda stupid. Shipping will actually put me off from ordering something. Particualrly since I work with the post office and I can pretty much tell you shipping rates for whatever size/weight package.
     
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    I like it when the guy sells the item for a penny and shipping is $50. He's just trying to screw with e-bay and the buyer.
     
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    That's why it's called shipping and handling.

    Handling is worth however much I say it is.
     
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    That sounds like it belongs in the Fuzzy! :D 

    Seriously, though - the seller can set whatever shipping and handling they want; ultimately it's our choice if we want to place a bid.

    In my example, after the close of the auction (and having stated nothing of the sort in the terms) the seller wants me to just voluntarily choose to add another $20 on top of the $500 I'm already sending him. No thanks.
     
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    Handling is a term invented by lazy scammers to try to justify their ridiculous mark-ups.
     
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    If handling fees add up to that much, gas, packaging, whatever, then he should say so. It looks like hes just overcharging shipping to cover fees, which isn't the buyers responsibility.

    I personally don't agree whith paying extra for peoples shipping time, or even supplies. I never charge for those things and I sell ALOT. I always charge exact shipping, unless I have to custom build a crate, which I had to do when I was selling car parts. But I stated in the auctions how much would go to packaging fees.

    I don't know, high shipping is just my pet peeve.
     
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    That's why you just factor in the shipping cost with the cost of the item you're bidding on. And if the shipping charge isn't listed, be sure to ask.
     
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    I always charge an extra dollar over the actual shipping cost. Considering the buyer gets a brand new box, and the item packed in peanuts or bubble wrap, I'd say the buyer is getting a bargain.

    That said, it does chap my ass when I pay 5 dollars over the actual shipping cost and I get my item shipped in a shoe box (yeah, its happened) and my item wrapped with newspapers.
     
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    Then they give it to ya up the rear with those ridiculous "insurance" fees too! ITS FREE!!!!!!! up to 100 dollars, at my UPS Store at least.
     
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    Newspaper does make for a good shipping supply though, especially if you put enough in there. I'm a cheapass so the majority of my shipping supplies consist of reused boxes, peanuts, and newspapers.
     
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    it'd also be a case of me looking somewhere else. I don't charge people for using Paypal, and I'm not paying someone else's Paypal fees either.
     
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    Perhaps that has something to do with it.


    That said, the near mint swoop with broken head auction is laughable.
     

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