Hey. Hey, Hey, It looks like Ebay is finally getting tired........ - RC Groups
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Sep 16, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Hey. Hey, Hey, It looks like Ebay is finally getting tired........

of getting screwed on the seller fees because of those sellers that sell items on there for like $1.00, but then charge $50.00 shipping & handling fees.

I posted some books and other stuff on ebay and now, when you put down a shipping price, it will pop up with a warning saying that as of October the most you will be able to charge for shipping on this item will be $4.00 or $3.50 or...........

I'm assuming that they have changed their minds on the Paypal only issue because they are still letting me post stuff with money order only as payment.
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Sep 16, 2008, 06:55 PM
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I meant to do that
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I hope its true.
Sep 16, 2008, 07:43 PM
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I hope it's true also.

I hate sellers that try to make profit off of the shipping price...
Sep 16, 2008, 08:28 PM
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Problem is, the sellers classify it as "Handling & Packaging fees"
Sep 16, 2008, 08:52 PM
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At the same time, though, I don't want ebay telling me how much to charge for shipping, either.
Sep 16, 2008, 10:45 PM
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my father in law just sold a bunch of motorcycle parts on ebay last week.. most of the stuff shipped in the last couple days here... problem is it kept saying "your shipping price looks a bit high...." the fender i marked at 25$ shipping as well as a seat and 2 different pairs of shocks at 17$each... the fender cost 27$ actual seat 32$ shocks were 16.90$ each pair to ship.... i have a feeling this is going to be a hinderance more than a help
Sep 17, 2008, 07:03 AM
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Me Three. I sell a few college level books on ebay that my daughter no longer needs to try and re-coop a small amount of my investment. When I say small, it usually breaks down to about 25% or less. Now some if not most students wait until the last minute to get their books so they want Priority mail rather then book rate shipping. Well to ship a 5 pound book priority mail can run $10.00-$12.00 easily depending on where it's going. But yet Ebay is telling me that the most I will be able to charge for that book in October will be $4.00.

Like they say, for every action there is a re-action and it usually isn't good.

Originally Posted by Toker
At the same time, though, I don't want ebay telling me how much to charge for shipping, either.
Sep 17, 2008, 07:39 AM
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Do they even consider the cost of buying a box, driving to the post office, packing time? In other words do they permit handling charges along with shipping?

I have to drive 25 miles round trip to the post office. If the buyer does not want to pay my shipping charge that is one thing. I will no longer use ebay if they try to make me lose money on the shipping.

On the other hand, I will not buy from the people who pull the fraudulent high shipping charge in order to cheat ebay.


Sep 17, 2008, 08:26 AM
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I meant to do that....
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Ebay needs another option to be filled out for sellers that allows you to charge a "handling fee". They can moniter this also, but allows you to gain back the money sellers have to put out for packaging material cost, gas, box, etc.
Sep 17, 2008, 08:57 AM
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It'll be intereting to see if they enforce this new policy across the board. I have noticed a few China sellers that have been recently suspended and some that have lowered their shipping. However, most are still listing small items for an extremely low price and ask $20 or $25 for shipping.

Sep 17, 2008, 10:14 AM
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Frankly I think this is yet another nail in the coffin that will contain the remains of what feebay used to be.

I swear they are intentionally driving the small sellers out of the marketplace.

While I think it's overdue for them to reign in the sellers who abuse the system with silly high shipping fees I also think it's wrong for them to tell me what I can charge for shipping. (yea, I know. I am being something of a hypocrite)

I saw an article online recently citing layoffs coming at eBay. Up to 10% of their 15K employees may get their 'pink slips'.

Much of eBay's problems surround their ill thought out changes to both rate and feedback policies and have angered many sellers (including me).

Why on earth would these dopes running ebay monkey with things and antagonize their customers in a down economy?

Oh, wait. These are the same kinds of wiz kids that are running Lehman Brothers, AIG, Fannie-Mae....

<rant mode = off>

Mike "Fed up in MD" N.
Sep 17, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Oh, I did forget something....

These shipping charge limits are supposedly only be applied to media items at present. (books, DVDs, music CDs, etc)

Mike N
Sep 17, 2008, 10:37 AM
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If ebay and paypal (both the same company) would not take an arm and a leg in seller fees then maybe people selling would not charge such high shipping fees. You get chrged to list it, sell it and collect money for it. Ease up on fees and prices would come down.

Sep 17, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Feebay has driven me to selling here...which is good. But, feebay has a much much larger market that makes the sale of an item more probable there. The increased feebay/paypal/USPS fees and charges make selling of low dollar items, by hobbiests, less palatable all around.

The new Feedback Policy is a real loser for sellers........ no matter how much of an Ah the buyer is.... sellers can ONLY leave a positive feedback How's that improving the quality/validity of feedback ?????? I've sold on feebay since January 2001. It used to be comfortable but now it is a necessary evil.

I, as a buyer, have one "pet peeve" with a hobbiest (not a business!!) who wants to charge more shipping because they "have to drive 25 miles round trip to the post office" and "have to take their time to package the item". That is pure Hs. One can now print postage paid shipping labels online. And, the USPS comes by my mail box 98% of the time Monday thru Saturday. If you are not a business, then how can one justify charging for "their time" ???
Sep 17, 2008, 12:55 PM
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I think it is also important to realize that some things are more difficult to package correctly than others...aircraft and treadle sewing machines to name a few. I sell these and other items on Ebay and here, and I have found that if you want your items to arrive safely, you need to purchase custom boxes, packaging peanuts, styrofoam, and bubble wrap. These supplies are not cheap, and I clearly state in my listing that there will be a fee for materials used. The buyers I have dealt with over the years have not had a problem paying for good quality packaging and shipping, which is what I and many other sellers have always offered. I pride myself in how well things should be packaged, and know first hand how it feels to get something that has been damaged in transit, due to poor packaging.

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