eBay seller shipping charges

eBay seller shipping charges

Post by JPJ » Mon, 19 Oct 1998 04:00:00



You are right on the button.  The cards I have bought from eBay came USPS in
either a thick tan envelope with or without bubble insulation; cost: $1.00
give or take. One person sent using UPS for $5.00--for one card!  And USPS
is just as fast as UPS ground!  You may try to ask the seller to send USPS
(not Priority of course).

I don't know what the fuss is all about lost or misdirected mail.  I have
never had any problems with this.  Those people probably just put on the
phone number instead of the zip code or something, or maybe for Nevada they
put VA.  Also helps to put the zip code extension--(example:  12345-6789).

Quote:

>Another major annoyance lately on eBay is shipping charges.  How many
>times have I seen some DOPE selling ONE $2 card charge $3 for
>shipping.  HELLO!  So basically its an easy way to sell a $2 card for
>$4.50 (allowing for about 50c for postage).   As a buyer, I've got to
>watch the auction price AND the postage.  I think most buyers do the
>same thing, but I'd guess many buyers don't look past the auction
>price.  I think too many sellers are trying to make it up in shipping
>(and handling) costs.

>Just in case anyone is interested in my experience (I do a bunch of
>trading too), here is what it costs to mail 1-10 cards

>Jiffy Envelope .25
>Postage .55

>For super secure transport.

>Another hint:  Don't get ripped off on Priority Mail on packages under
>1 pound.  I get the same service, no matter what the P.O. says.
>Remember, the P.O. no longer guarantees 2 day delivery on Priority
>Mail.  So for a 3 ounce package, you can pay .78 for 1st Class or $3
>for Priority Mail.

>Any comments?

 
 
 

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Post by Michael Willen » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Another major annoyance lately on eBay is shipping charges.  How many
times have I seen some DOPE selling ONE $2 card charge $3 for
shipping.  HELLO!  So basically its an easy way to sell a $2 card for
$4.50 (allowing for about 50c for postage).   As a buyer, I've got to
watch the auction price AND the postage.  I think most buyers do the
same thing, but I'd guess many buyers don't look past the auction
price.  I think too many sellers are trying to make it up in shipping
(and handling) costs.

Just in case anyone is interested in my experience (I do a bunch of
trading too), here is what it costs to mail 1-10 cards

Jiffy Envelope .25
Postage .55

For super secure transport.

Another hint:  Don't get ripped off on Priority Mail on packages under
1 pound.  I get the same service, no matter what the P.O. says.
Remember, the P.O. no longer guarantees 2 day delivery on Priority
Mail.  So for a 3 ounce package, you can pay .78 for 1st Class or $3
for Priority Mail.

Any comments?

 
 
 

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Post by PaceRams » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Any comments?>

Read the description........find out the shipping price......find out the value
of the card......decide how much total you are willing to pay....don't bid
higer than what you are willing to pay including the shipping fee..........
that's what I do........there's always gunna be some joker asking for $5
shipping for a $5 card or something ridiculous like that....just pay
attention......

h g

Thanks to UCLA, Kentucky, Northern Illinois, Temple, Georgia Tech & a countless
number of other young men for showing the world once again that there is
NOTHING that beats the action of NCAA football!

 
 
 

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Post by PaceRams » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>I don't know what the fuss is all about lost or misdirected mail. >

Believe me, some people have nightmares with this sort of thing. A few years
back, we sent out a large number of packages over a 3 week period. Not 1 single
person recieved their package. We filed traces, they couldn't find them. A few
months later, after our reputations were destroyed by this vanishing act, all
23 packages were found in a warehouse filled with letters & packages & boxes
stolen from 4 different states in a huge postal theft ring. Not more than a few
months ago, there was a problem with the mail box in front of the post office
for after hours use & someone was stealing the letters out of it. We've got an
official letter from the postal inspector about this, but a few people still
posted negative things about us for this mixup. Trust me, there are postal
nightmares to be experienced.

h g

Thanks to UCLA, Kentucky, Northern Illinois, Temple, Georgia Tech & a countless
number of other young men for showing the world once again that there is
NOTHING that beats the action of NCAA football!

 
 
 

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Post by Eric C. R. Moss » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Per Mollie's suggestion, about a year ago, I started adding insurance to
EVERY package.  Never ever had a problem (but I do not sell all that
much).  If the buyer does not want to cover insurance, I don't sell.  I
just do not need the headache.  Anyway, that boosts postage for me.

Eric

Michael Willency
: Another major annoyance lately on eBay is shipping charges.  How many
: times have I seen some DOPE selling ONE $2 card charge $3 for
: shipping.  HELLO!  So basically its an easy way to sell a $2 card for
: $4.50 (allowing for about 50c for postage).   As a buyer, I've got to
: watch the auction price AND the postage.  I think most buyers do the
: same thing, but I'd guess many buyers don't look past the auction
: price.  I think too many sellers are trying to make it up in shipping
: (and handling) costs.

: Just in case anyone is interested in my experience (I do a bunch of
: trading too), here is what it costs to mail 1-10 cards

: Jiffy Envelope .25
: Postage .55

: For super secure transport.

: Another hint:  Don't get ripped off on Priority Mail on packages under
: 1 pound.  I get the same service, no matter what the P.O. says.
: Remember, the P.O. no longer guarantees 2 day delivery on Priority
: Mail.  So for a 3 ounce package, you can pay .78 for 1st Class or $3
: for Priority Mail.

: Any comments?

--
___________________________________________________________________________
Eric Mossel                             Department of Molecular Virology


Lab Phone:  713-798-3423                Houston, Texas 77030
___________________________________________________________________________

 
 
 

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Post by Vic6stri » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Insurance makes sense, but what the guy said before was it was overkill to
spend 5 dollars to ship a card worth 2 bucks. If I'm sending out a chrome Moss
rookie or some plutonium laser-cut refracting glow in the dark autographed card
numbered 1 of none then I'd send UPS of FedEx insured, but if I'm sending
someone a couple of commons to finish a set it goes out just like my bills
fo...i it gets lost I'll send some more or return the money.
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Remmerd » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Jiffy Envelope .25
> Postage .55

Hey, where are you getting those mailers for 25 cents?  The cheapest I
find around here is $0.38 each in packages of 20 at the Office Depot.

--
Mike Remmerde
Vancouver, Washington

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Remmerd » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> posted negative things about us for this mixup. Trust me, there are postal
> nightmares to be experienced.

Same thing can (and has) happened with UPS & FedEx.

--
Mike Remmerde
Vancouver, Washington

 
 
 

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Post by TheDUD » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Another hint:  Don't get ripped off on Priority Mail on packages under
> 1 pound.  I get the same service, no matter what the P.O. says.
> Remember, the P.O. no longer guarantees 2 day delivery on Priority
> Mail.  So for a 3 ounce package, you can pay .78 for 1st Class or $3
> for Priority Mail.

> Any comments?

Priority guarantees 2-3 day delivery. As for people paying $3 for a
under 1 pound item, they should know better and use a little common
sense. I said it before and i'll say it again, these people are ***s
and if you *don't* use common sense you will get burned and it's no
one's fault but your own.

Most of the time sellers offer either priority or regular. So you have a
chocie to spend about $1 on regular or $3 on priority. If you spend $2
on a card on ebay, you're most likely getting a deal even if you add the
shipping cost. If you're not getting a deal, you most likely need the
card and willing to pay that much for the card.

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Post by PaceRams » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Priority guarantees 2-3 day delivery. >

What guarantee? There is none. You don't get a refund or credit if it takes
longer than 2-3 days. I know; I've had a "priority" package take 2 weeks (and
plenty others taking longer than 2-3 days) & all I got from the post office was
a "We're sorry". Has anyone reading this ever gotten a refund or credit on a
delayed 2-3 priority package?

h g

Thanks to UCLA, Kentucky, Northern Illinois, Temple, Georgia Tech & a countless
number of other young men for showing the world once again that there is
NOTHING that beats the action of NCAA football!

 
 
 

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Post by Michael Willen » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:


>> Another hint:  Don't get ripped off on Priority Mail on packages under
>> 1 pound.  I get the same service, no matter what the P.O. says.
>> Remember, the P.O. no longer guarantees 2 day delivery on Priority
>> Mail.  So for a 3 ounce package, you can pay .78 for 1st Class or $3
>> for Priority Mail.

>> Any comments?

>Priority guarantees 2-3 day delivery. As for people paying $3 for a
>under 1 pound item, they should know better and use a little common
>sense. I said it before and i'll say it again, these people are ***s
>and if you *don't* use common sense you will get burned and it's no
>one's fault but your own.

>Most of the time sellers offer either priority or regular. So you have a
>chocie to spend about $1 on regular or $3 on priority. If you spend $2
>on a card on ebay, you're most likely getting a deal even if you add the
>shipping cost. If you're not getting a deal, you most likely need the
>card and willing to pay that much for the card.

I'll tell you, I have NEVER seen that option.  Also, you do see lots
of $2 cards on ebay, I'm surprised that its even worth it to list them
at minimum 25c a pop.  Generally, it is cheaper to get these cards at
a local source if you can find them, even with minimal postage
charges.  What I am saying is that charging ridiculous postage borders
on the unethical.

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>"I have a twinkie in the car, it's ALL your's if you want it"
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Post by Michael Willen » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>> Jiffy Envelope .25
>> Postage .55

>Hey, where are you getting those mailers for 25 cents?  The cheapest I
>find around here is $0.38 each in packages of 20 at the Office Depot.

>--
>Mike Remmerde
>Vancouver, Washington


I've got a great little store in the neighborhood which is VERY
expensive EXCEPT for these mailers.  They are not bubble mailers,
instead they are fibers or something inside.  Probably much better for
the environment.  Price varies by size, but I can buy them one at a
time.  The major office supply mailorder houses have them, I'm sure,
if you buy enough to make it worth buying 100.  The 25c model hold
about 1 team set bag well.
 
 
 

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Post by CEM » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>I'll tell you, I have NEVER seen that option.  Also, you do see lots
>of $2 cards on ebay, I'm surprised that its even worth it to list them
>at minimum 25c a pop.  Generally, it is cheaper to get these cards at
>a local source if you can find them, even with minimal postage
>charges.  What I am saying is that charging ridiculous postage borders
>on the unethical.

Maybe not - Ebay does not charge commission on shipping.  So by having a $3
shipping charge on a $2 card and offering it starting at 1 penny seem like a
great deal to me.

Here is a rough example:

$2 for the Card + $1.07  Shipping & Insurance = $3.07 (Ebay costs
.25+.1=.35)
Sellers Net=  $3.07 (Revenues) - .35 (ebay) - 1.07 SH&I  - .05 (Top loader)
= 1.60

$ .07 for the card + $3.00 Shipping & Insurance = $3.07 (Ebay costs
.25+0=.25)
Sellers Net = $3.07 (Revenues) - .25 (ebay) - 1.07 SH&I  - .05 (Top loader)
= 1.70

As you can see, shipping needs to be considered in the total price BEFORE
you bid.

I also have to say the sports card buyers seem obsessed with the small order
shipping cost ratios.  We don't see this in Non-sport or vintage toys.  If
someone needs a small part for a vintage toy, they never complain about the
SH&I charges - even if the item is priced at 110% of list.  We usually just
offer people who complain the option of canceling their bid and moving on
with life (since they were unable to read the SH&I charge posted on the
auction)  - then we sell it to the next person in line.

CEM

 
 
 

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Post by MAnder00 » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Yeah, I agree that charging $3.00 for a card that is hardly worth anything
adsurd.  Back when 1987 Donruss cards  were hot, some guy opened an entire box,
and dutch auctioned all the packs on Ebay.  He ended up charging like $3.00 for
each pack.   So, he ends up with like $5 total per pack, and makes out like a
bandit.  

Me, I sell on Ebay a lot.  Usually, I only sell if the card or lot is only
worth a sufficient amount.  Then, I charge a flat rate for shipping ($3.00)
included insured mail.  And most of the time, the shipping is from $2.00-$3.00

I have heard that buyers who notice they were over charged on shipping dont
always give positive feedback unless they are asked to do so.  


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Post by MCloth58 » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


As a seller at eBay i always let the buyer decide whats the best way to ship
it, and if they decide to pay me for the shipping, I only charge $.50 wether
they buy one card or win several individual cards, the shipping is always the
same, or they can always send a SASE, it always gets me mad when i see a card i
want, but the shipping is too much, so i just DONT BID (sellers listening?) I
hope so!

Mitch

Just a collector..
alyways looking to trade for more McGwire and Johnny Damon cards
currently at 553 different McGwire cards