|Thu Mar 27 2014 15:32:41|
eBay Buyer Requests Combined Shipping: What Would You Do?
I would love to hear how your readers would respond to a question I got from a potential bidder.
I will say for the record, that when someone e-mails me and "asks" if I can combine items or if I can use a flat rate box because they plan to buy a quantity of items, I always answer Yes. I tell them to just let me know when they are done shopping. What I can not tolerate is the arrogance of some buyers...and almost always they are sellers.
It's not the request to combine that has me p****d off, it's the attitude. I blocked her - but as she says in the e-mail, she has multiple ID's.
"Have to ask. Ebay shipping policy is clear on combined shipping but sometimes you get people that think they can add time, gas, or whatever to shipping costs and call it 'reasonable'
Do you follow ebay policy on shipping costs? Meaning only actual shipping costs paid can be charged to the customer and only actual handling costs...that is actual paid costs for packing materials can be charged to the customer.
I would like to bid on several items but I need to make sure first. If so, could you start flat rate medium box for me and holler 'full' when it's done.
You probably know this but paypal and ebay have cheaper flat rates then going into the p.o. or even usps.com. I have several accounts where I sell vintage toys, shoes and childrens clothes. I put in combined shipping "I follow ebay policy on all shipping and handling costs". Never had a question yet. It's what ebay recommends to do; don't know why more folks don't.
Anyway hope you get this before the auctions closes."