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showbizkid
10-18-2008, 12:20 AM
Decent price on this V8 starter, but look at the shipping cost!

http://tinyurl.com/5vudt9

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JDP
10-18-2008, 01:00 AM
It's the new ebay rule screwing him up


"EBAY DEMANDS A SHIPPING COST I CAN NO LONGER HAVE A UNSPECIFIED SHIPPING COST FOR HEAVY OR BULKY ITEMS. COST IS ADJUSTED WHEN I PACKAGE, WEIGH AND HAVE A SHIPPING LOCATION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. DO NOT PAY UNTIL I INVOICE OR YOU MAY OVER DRAW FROM YOUR ACCOUNT."

JDP/Maryland
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JDP
10-18-2008, 01:00 AM
It's the new ebay rule screwing him up


"EBAY DEMANDS A SHIPPING COST I CAN NO LONGER HAVE A UNSPECIFIED SHIPPING COST FOR HEAVY OR BULKY ITEMS. COST IS ADJUSTED WHEN I PACKAGE, WEIGH AND HAVE A SHIPPING LOCATION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. DO NOT PAY UNTIL I INVOICE OR YOU MAY OVER DRAW FROM YOUR ACCOUNT."

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

bams50
10-18-2008, 04:55 AM
That was definitely a LOL moment. I bet I could ship one for a good $10K less[:o)]

Personally I wouldn't be afraid to buy it and trust the seller for shipping; I've never had trouble with that. I bought some NOS wheel covers and paid what the seller wanted for shipping. Out of the blue I got a credit from him into my account for $1.41; reason- excess shipping cost.

Once in a great while you see a seller with a small BIN but really high shipping (nice sneaky trick) but that's pretty rare. Most sellers don't care about dinging you on shipping, they just want their item sold.

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Parish, central NY 13131

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ClaymoreWW
10-18-2008, 07:48 AM
I always thought the low selling price and higher-than-normal shipping was an end-around the ebay selling fees. The seller gets the TOTAL price they want/need, but short ebay out of the selling tax. This specific sale is different and explained in the text.

--george

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