Surely we've all miss priced postage on something or other in the past? Its a lesson for him to learn, I've never tried to reclaim the cost, mark it up as my mistake and move.
Ebayer wants more for postage....!?
I've sent a seller a few more quid in the past, when I've paid a low price & I can see how much the PO have shafted them for. Pay it forward etc, & all that.
As elsewhere there are a ton of well priced and insured couriers available at that price or less, Seller got it wrong, Seller loses out this time and hopefully has learned to do research rather than that Buyers are bad people.
If couriers are being named, Interparcel's insured UPS service are my choice for things I don't want breaking and their collection times seem to be pretty sender-friendly too...
Royal Mail/Parcel Force seem to be trying their hardest to persuade competitors to eat their lunch. It's very strange. Maybe they're sick of bring in business?
ebay's orcing policy on postage is a joke, it won't let you put the actual price in for things... EG: i was only allowed to put a shipping price of £8 (parcelforce 24) for a jacket i sold recently, it actually cost me £12 for that service.
As aracer, I did a listing recently and I could put in whatever postage value I wanted, sounds more like user error tbh.
Certain categories on ebay have postage limits (mostly lower value items I think), you can set the price anywhere up to the limit. Its to stop unscrupulous types bumping up the postage cost to reduce fee's/dissuade buyers from returning poor quality stuff as they won't get the postage refunded.
Sounds like they need to reassess the limits though!
I'd certainly go for the item with the cheaper postage if I had a couple to choose from.
Surely you'd work out the max you wanted to pay, bid accordingly on the first one, then if you lost it you'd work it out again for the second one, bid again and pay exactly the same?! The exception to this is where someone is taking the wee and charging an arm and a leg.
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