EBAY Rant!

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  1. markgodley

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    Oh my god...

    Just went to sell my guitar hero guitar on ebay, its going to cost £8,94 to send 1st class recorded (thats the exact price, not me trying to make money) Now ebay are telling us the max ammount we can charge. This is £5 for accessories.

    Better still i tried putting my drum kit on ebay and its going to cost around £16 to spend recorded by courier, but still im not allowed to charge more than £5!

    They should base it on weight, IMO
     
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    A petition should be started to boycott ebay - for various reasons to show them that no matter how big they are they can't bully every single ebay user whenever they feel like it.
     
  3. Sniper Ash6

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    just add a couple of quid to the price and explain thats wot its for

    surely they will allow that or not even know?
     
  4. markgodley

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    Gaming is £3 max postage, i assume its the same for DVD (or didnt you have to offer FREE POSTAGE at one time)

    I like to put my item in 2 categories, heres a screenshot of the error too, you cant ignore it. You cant proceed until you alter it.
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  5. Sniper Ash6

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    why u selling all your GH stuff? and how much the drums for

    thats stupid, you will have to find a way round it via price or somethin or email them and ask
     
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    There's logic behind their decision - alot of sellers used to use P&P to hide the true cost of an item with ridiculously high postage costs. That said it seems like they've set the bar too low in this instance.

    Anyway, why not sell here? ;)
     
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    its worth a try selling here anyway, doesnt cost you anything
     
  8. markgodley

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    I can get the whole set for cheap so i buy them and sell them on separate, earns me a few pennies cos im a poor student :D

    They brought the star system to combat the postage charges, if you fall below certain critiea within 30 days i.e 4.3 / 5.0 you results appear lower in the search results.
     
  9. Sniper Ash6

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    how much do you buy the sets for and how much do you sell the things on for then?
     
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    Like he's gonna tell you :D
     
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    Just put them under different catagory 'instruments'?

    Who searches by catagory anyway - i never do

    i only ever use search box

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    Parcel2go is only 7.60 ish for DHL delivery 48 hours.

    The DVD thing is free, caught me out right joke
     
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    just curious :D

    there probs will be a way round the whole delivery thing
     
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    £4.20 for Royal Mail standard parcels (up to 2kg).
     
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    you dont really want to use standard for ebay though do you?
     
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    ebay is now very poor.

    The reason they have done this is because they can't take a final percentage of the shipping.

    Haven't used ebay in ages. It's a con.
     
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    The drums weigh 9kg and i only send things recorded now. Royal mail recorded is like £20+

    Do not fear i just found a way round it on ebay.

    If you go to the shipping options when you list an item there is an option to for 'Heavy or bulky item" and it lets you put whatever amount you want on it
     
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    Try parcel2go, its about 7.60 and they collect from your house..
     
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    Can't understand as i've seen people wanting 8 quid on 1 xbox game.
    about time they bought some thing like this into ebay.

    yes i agree it should be dont by weight.
     
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    Recorded it's going to cover it if it gets lost, you need to send it Standard Parcels with the £1 insurance. It will cost less to post too.

    eBay have said though that they will allow people to put higher postage rates on for heavy items, you have to select a certain option but they will be checking auctions that pick this to make sure people aren't abusing the system.
     
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    I've not used ebay for a while now because os the costs (and with paypal on top of that)

    The only solution i can suggest is put the item up for sale as collection only then add at the bottom delivery can be encluded for £xxx As you can add extra delivery costs into the invoise you send or via paypal can't you?
     
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    Can someone tell me which option I have to pick to select my own postage costs? I selected 'heavy bulky item' likes been suggested, but all it says is enter postage info into item description.

    I've just spent over an hour listing two items trying to find a work around!

    Following this I'm seriously considering never using ebay again.

    I am selling two bulk lots of comic books. One lot is over 5kg in weight, but ebay put a postage limit of £2 something on my listing! :eek:

    It will cost over £10 to post within the UK, but I for the life of me cant see how to enter the postage cost as I would like. :(
     
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    Im glad ebay are doing this, it stops sellers having a 99p buy it now and £9 postage costs for a £9.99 dvd etc.

    Im glad they have done it.
     
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    agreed but i do feel for original poster who is genuinely charging the proper fee and not allowed to.

    If i were original poster i would put max post in and then put a reserve of the rest and explain in his description that he has had to start the auction with a reserve of blady bla because he cant put the correct amount in.
     
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    Agree with the sentiments of the OP. :smashin:

    I sell quite a few dvd's on ebay and as of recently they have now forced sellers to offer them post free. This includes box sets. Now the last time I looked, Royal Mail doesn't allow people to use it's services free of charge :rolleyes:

    Apparently if you read the community forums there, eBay did a survey of buyers and buyers said they would prefer delivery to be free...well..no **** Sherlock!!! They were hardly gonna say otherwise were they.

    I agree it's a cynical move by eBay to make buyers incorporate the cost of the postage in the price of the item (from which they take a final value fee!!).

    Far from this being good news for buyers it's bad news all around as sellers have to incorporate packaging costs into the prices or pay it out of their own pocket. The upshot is the buyer pays more for the item and gets longer delivery times as sellers use the cheapest postage options available.

    The only winner here is eBay :thumbsdow

    It's about time someone with the might of Google or somebody took on eBay. The only reason I still sell there is the buyer base is so big and my items get the widest exposure there. I agree there are alternatives like Amazon but as far as I'm concerned they aren't comparable competition...yet!

    And as for the change they made to feedback which means sellers can no longer leave negative feedback for buyers...don't even get me started :censored:
     
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    Go for it this is a rant thread lol

    I can see why they disabled it as sometimes i did feel blackmailed into leaving postive just so they didnt leave me negative.

    There should be at least a neutral option, some1 just took 14 days to pay for an item, yet i can only leave positive..
     
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    Just leave a negative comment in caps as a positive, thats all you can do. :devil:
     
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    Ebay remove those
     
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    Don't you just love Big Brother! :nono:
     
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    Couldnt of said it better myself. That statement totally echos the reason I continue to use them.

    I was outraged yesterday that it would only set me a posting limit of £2.35 for 5kg worth of comic books! :eek: I even went into their postage estimator and that came to £11.99 - which is what I wanted to charge, but like I said - whatever I tried it wouldnt let me up the postage costs to this amount.

    I know I'm missing something here, but couldn't find a walk around last night. :(
     
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