|Thu Oct 23 2008 11:02:50|
Sellers Gaming eBay's New Shipping and Handling Caps
By: Ina Steiner
An email from a seller today claims many international and some US sellers are getting around eBay's policy that restricts Shipping & Handling caps in the media category.
"I'm noticing a disturbing new trend. Sellers are violating eBay's new shipping caps in media categories on a widespread basis, but they're doing it in a very very bad way. They are listing the maximum allowed shipping charge in the listing, but then in the description itself they list the actual shipping charge."
He pointed to a listing that had "US $4.00 Expedited Flat Rate Shipping Service" in the Shipping field, but included a notice at the top of the item description page that said the shipping to US buyers would be the same as for Europe ($14).
Note that AuctionBytes published the results of a survey on the topic of eBay's S&H policies this week.