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Do you turn in sellers for excessive shipping?

This really ticks me, so I was wondering if anyone else turns in sellers who charge excessive shipping?

I hate finding a great deal on something, only to find out that the shipping is just as much or more than the product itself?

I try hard to make sure my shipping is really close to acurate and I wish others would do the same. Am I fighting a losing battle?
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I posted an item for .99 cents and shipping @12.00. Ebay took it off saying it was excessive. I had already sold 2 was 10.50 & 11.35 to ship USPS.
Other people had the same item listed for 9.99 plus 14.95 shipping.
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I've never turned anyone in but it annoys me. I buy coupons on Ebay quite often and I am always annoyed by the sellers who charge $1.50 for shipping and they come to me in a regular envie with a $.42 stamp on them. The other $1.08 is for handling?

Now it causes me to not order things if their shipping is too unreasonable. I just skip it! I don't want it to cut in to my budget/savings.

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U bought some coupons on ebay and i think i paid 1.00 or so but shipping was 2.50! I hadnt bought things on ebay lately( since i send ALL my time on AFC now) so i was had since i didnt read the ad. It really ticked me off.... i feel your pain....
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I sell books on Ebay. The shipping is always $9.95. No matter what it is. I always ship priority. It may seem high to some, but all my auctions start at .99. I do this to cover the cost of the product and handling fee.

My thinking is if you don't like my $9.95 shipping don't bid. I have to make a profit too!
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i stopped shopping ebay because by the time you pay for the item and shipping you can buy it new locally
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when I post something on ebay, I start the bid low, and adjust the cost in the shipping, the shipping I charge is ALWAYS posted in my auction, I start the auctions at 99 cents or less, and a larger shipping charge, to equal the minimum of what I want to get for the item, if I started the bid low, and the actual shipping charge, I might not get what I want, and I hate to have a reserve on something so low as coupons. When I buy anything from ebay, I check the shipping price, add what I am willing to bid on it and if I like the price, I bid, I don't ever ONLY look at the bid.....and for people who don't SELL on ebay, a lower final sale price, the less ebay fee you have to pay. Meaning, if some of the cost is in the shipping fee, the final sale bid stays lower, may have less bidders, but still get what you are asking for the item when you total it together.
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no, only because the shipping is posted, so you know what you are getting into.
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The ones that freak me out, are where the auction starts at .99, and the shipping is over $20 for something that isn't that heavy. While I've never turned in a seller for that, they're doing it to avoid fees.
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I sell books on Ebay. The shipping is always $9.95. No matter what it is. I always ship priority. It may seem high to some, but all my auctions start at .99. I do this to cover the cost of the product and handling fee.

My thinking is if you don't like my $9.95 shipping don't bid. I have to make a profit too!
Exactly. I always charge flat rate shipping with my auctions so the buyer has no question regarding how much their total will be. If they don't like the total, then it is their option not to bid. Making the shipment charge part of the payment is the only reasonable way to avoid Ebay's new rapacious fee structure (except Craigslist.......).
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I'm not talking a few dollars, I just bought my husband an ultrasonic cleaner for his tattoo supplies and some shipping was over $80 while the items was BIN for way less than that.

Shipping for most items is getting ridicilous, but it's not the sellers fault. When you have to send something parcel post, you're better off using the priority flat fee because of the free boxes (less overhead) instead of paying over $7 for a 1lb - 2lb item.
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I sell books on Ebay. The shipping is always $9.95. No matter what it is. I always ship priority. It may seem high to some, but all my auctions start at .99. I do this to cover the cost of the product and handling fee.

My thinking is if you don't like my $9.95 shipping don't bid. I have to make a profit too!
Exactly. When I get coupons I don't mind paying a bit extra for priority shipping, especially when I'm buying like 60 inserts and the sale ends on Thursday. I will not pay 3.95 though for 10 coupons though. You have to be really careful about all the terms.
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Yes you do! When I first started buying on EBay I didn't check the shipping! And boy did I get RAPED!

I also combine shipping. So every item you buy from me after the first one will only be $2.00 more. There are times that I don't make a dime after ebay and (same thing) paypal fees.
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I'm sure there are many who will take advantage of the system and either overcharge for the item or for the shipping. I do alot of price comparisons when I shop ebay including the shipping. I do find that most charges are comparible to others.

I have sold many things on Ebay too and the shipping is not expensive in itself. The handling depends on the seller's personal definition of the word. Handling can include the time (to clean, pack, drive,etc), materials (paper, ink, packing supplies, gas, etc.) and of course the fees they will have to absorb from Ebay and Paypal. Sellers are just trying to make a profit. There are many times where I barely broke even and my product was fairly priced.

You also have to remember seller's know buyers will pay a higher price based on need and convenience.
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the way i see it if you're not happy with their shipping costs, just don't bid and move on to the next auction. I too think some are ridiculous, but i understand that because of ebay fees, paypal fees, postage increases, packing supplies..etc...it's almost impossible to turn a profit on ebay~~i wouldn't report anyone, they just wouldn't get my business
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I've been thinking about doing it. Especially when I pay $10.00 shipping on something and I get it and it only cost $4.80 to ship. I understand some handling charges, but come on! How do you turn someone in for that?
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I admit I've reported a few auctions for excessive shipping fees....I found a t-shirt I wanted to buy for DS - the BIN was 8.99 which I could live with if shipping was $4 or so (which is reasonable to expect if it is slipped into a tyvek mailer and sent first class) but they wanted $12.95 for shipping. I was mad because no one else had that item.
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This really ticks me, so I was wondering if anyone else turns in sellers who charge excessive shipping?

I hate finding a great deal on something, only to find out that the shipping is just as much or more than the product itself?

I try hard to make sure my shipping is really close to acurate and I wish others would do the same. Am I fighting a losing battle?
As a former seller on eBay I would like to say that it is "SHIPPING AND HANDLING". The reason for this is that eBay charges a commission (or Final Value Fee) for the closing value amount of every item sold. We are also charged to accept paypal payments at up to several dollars per transaction and each auction costs at least $1 each to list. PLUS postage It also costs to pay for the shipping materials.

Seller's ARE NOT charged a percentage of the final value fees on shipping and handling charges. They do not pay a portion of the shipping and handling to ebay as they do with the final value of the auction. If you are selling on ebay to make money, and paying a commission on the final value of each auction, and you don't discount your costs into the shipping and handling expenses you will lose money.

Therefore, sellers figure into the shipping and handling the costs that it cost them to sell you that item. It isn't fraudulent and they aren't hiding anything from you because eBay requires all shipping charges to be stated prior to the buyer bidding on the auction.

The only difference is this: $1.00 auction + $3.00 shipping OR $2 auction + $2.00 shipping. The choice is your's to make. Nobody is forced to by anything on eBay.

As aggravating as it is for buyer's who see higher shipping charges, it is that aggravating for seller's that buyer's don't understand why the shipping charges cost more than just the postage. It's shipping and handling.

With that said, I am not talking about ridiculous shipping & handling charges, I am just talking about reasonable handling charges.
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I turn them in. It's against ebay policy to inflate shipping and handing so that you make a profit. You're supposed to start bidding at a price you're willing to accept. It falls under Fee Avoidance and ebay doesn't really like it when you cheat them out of their money.

I understand that the shipping costs are posted on the auction, but I try to play by the rules and get irritated when others don't. Ebay is raising fees because too many are doing sneaky things to avoid paying them. So, I have to pay more in fees because others didn't follow the rules.

I do charge a handling fee, as I do pay for envelopes and packing material. Ebay says you can not change a handling fee for paper, ink, gas, etc, as that is the cost of doing business and should be included in your starting price, not s&h.
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And all the hassles are why so many sellers are leaving. EBay is out of control.
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I hate the high shipping charges people are charging on ebay. I looked at a gameboy game last week it was a BIN for $12.99 shipping what $14.99 Go figure its a little cartridge no box no manual nothing just a game. I could ship that in a bubble envie for less than $2. I could buy that game new in the store for $19.99
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:52 PM

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I sell on ebay and I do a shipping calculator so they get exact shipping cost plus my estimate of fees. They take 12% for just selling an item out of my store, plus the paypal fee, plus the listing fee, also my packaging costs me about $0.15 per bag, and then add the actual shipping fee. I don't try to make money off of my shipping. I try and estimate what the fee is.

So for me selling a $20 item costs $2.40 selling fee (12%), approx $1.00 paypal fee, listing fee is $0.03 if it was sold the first month, $0.15 bag, and actual shipping. That's at least $3.60 in just fees to sell the item...not the cost of the item yet too!

I put it in all my auctions...fees included in shipping. Once people start selling on ebay they learn the fees add up quick!
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I had a kids lamp up there at one point and was charged 19.99 for shipping, $10 of it was all the bubble wrap I needed. But I start the lamp out low like 4.99 anyway I had someone bid on it and them email me telling me they weren't paying that much for shipping! So I replied back thats what was stated in the auction and please read everything in the auction before bidding. So then they write back again tell me the shipping charges were negotiable and they never had a problem with sellers arguing about shipping! So at this point I am getting really annoyed, So I replied again saying that no where in my auction does it say shipping is negotiable. My goodness! Thankfully they were outbidded. But geeze its a lamp and I wanted to make sure it didn't break during shipping!
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RE: Do you turn in sellers for excessive shipping?

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I started and ran an ebay business for a company that I used to work for. We were already a large wholesale operation and we added ebay as a side line. I think you need to keep in mind if this is a BUSINESS or a guy working off his kitchen table. We did not charge enormous shipping fees but added acouple dollars to cover the costs of boxes, tape, bubble wrap, UPS fees and surcharges, and payroll. All of this costs money! A little guy who ships 20 things a week can go down to the corner store and find the boxes he needs to ship or if his items are small enough, can get the priority boxes and use USPS. If the company is shipping 100's of items a week, he BUYS boxes. Depending on size, this can easily run $1 box. I am NOT trying to justify HUGE shipping fees, as I am totally opposed to this but understand WHY the ebay sellers do it. Ebay is huge and they know it. They charge whatever they want and continue to increase rates all the time. I LOVE ebay but I think they need to keep in mind that they have NO business ecxept for their selllers. They have NO product to sell, they NEED their sellers! It sometimes seems that they should remember their roots and treat their sellers better than they do! Just my 2 cents worth.
 

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