Put off my high Ebay shipping?

IntlSet

Bonjour!
Jan 29, 2006
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Chicago
Is anyone else AMAZED and what people on Ebay will charge to ship a handbag? Like, $30.00 for domestic parcel post, uninsured, for a bag without a box?

When I shipped Cat's bag, with the enormous heavy-ass Louis Vuitton box, and $500+ insurance, it cost me less than $30!

Amazing. :evil:
 

Daisy

Member
Oct 18, 2005
1,179
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Yep, most people incorporate their ebay & paypal fees into their shipping... and some will even tell you so!
 

Tanja

O.G.
Jan 6, 2006
3,501
20
Munich/Germany
I hate that. I just charge what I paid for + 1 Euro for packaging. I pay with insurance 8 Euros for domestic shipping and international it's 18. I actually won't bid on anything where I feel ripped off with the shipping costs.
 

JAP4life

O.G.
Nov 14, 2005
11,283
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Steeler Town
thats why, even though some of the LV sellers are reputable I wont buy..because i refuse to pay $30 dollars for shipping alone.
 

bella1

O.G.
Jan 22, 2006
656
0
When I sold my Papillon 30 last week, I had to send the original LV box it came in as well, and that had to go in another bigger box. After insuring it and doing just priority for US domestic, I had spent over $45 on shipping it. When in fact, I had charged them $20 on shipping. So, I did lose out a bit! :blink: The person ended up getting a great deal b/c they bought the bag for $599.99 w/original receipt and only less than 5 times of use...bought from eluxury in july'05.. !
 

valerieb

I want them all!
O.G.
Sep 13, 2005
1,497
2
Insurance really increases the price to ship. The last bag I sold on eBay cost me $23 dollars to ship by insured Priority Mail. I only charged $15 so I lost $$$$. I always include insurance in my shipping costs but many sellers don't--I'm sure they end up making money!
 

Kiari

O.G.
Feb 1, 2006
1,445
2
Northern Virginia
I cannot stand ebay because of all the fakes on there. I assume they are all fakes and not worth weeding through. I have openly told sellers their bags are fake and they continue to keep the auction up without telling the buyers its fake. Report it to Ebay and they do nothing....Its so frustrating. I just do my best to stay away from that place.
 

joyfishyu

Member
Jan 23, 2006
886
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Over the rainbow
They charge a higher shipping, so they end up with a lower final sale value which ebay will charge them percentage fee based on the final sales, which means they will be less charged. That is my understanding.

As for ebay shipping, it is so sad that some of you actually lost $ on your shipping. Is there any way to prevent that. On USPS's website, you can calculate postage for your package, I think ebay also provide a postage calculation function based on buyer's zip code. Has someone tried that? Does it work well?