From: Toby on
"petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> In article <b9idneJL57Qfk4HWnZ2dnUVZ8n2dnZ2d(a)bt.com>, Toby says...
>>
>> "Niel J Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
>> message news:hfh195$30m3$1(a)energise.enta.net...
>> > "DavidM" <davidm_uk_notme(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:k3vnh5lsnj7rprk30q4uduej0gleu947op(a)4ax.com...
>> >> From a set of auctions that have just finished I have a bidder who has
>> >> won several items and, since I can pack and post these all together, I
>> >> want to apply a reduced postage.
>> >>
>> >> I've clicked on the "Send Payment Details" and have the "Send Invoice
>> >> to Buyer" screen, with the items listed but if I change the postage
>> >> then recalculate it just re applies the total postage for all items.
>> >> Tried adding another postage type and recalculating but it just
>> >> defaults back to the original total.
>> >>
>> >> How do I go about providing a reduced postage charge that the buyer
>> >> can then just pay (via PayPal or cheque etc)?
>> >
>> >
>> > Change the postage in the box but do NOT click on re-calculate. Just
>> > click
>> > on send the invoice.
>> >
>>
>> How do you apply a reduction for multiple items that are in a free
>> postage
>> category?
>>
>> I am asking this on behalf of a friend as I don't sell on Ebay. He states
>> he
>> can't see a way to give a discount as that was only available to postage
>> charges.
>
> Why would you want to give a reduction on postage if the postage is
> stated as free?

Because postage isn't free in reality and is now included in the BIN price.
Prior to Ebay forcing free postage, the postal rate was discounted for
multiple purchases, but that isn't possible now.


From: Appelation Controlee on
On Mon, 7 Dec 2009 11:05:42 -0000, Toby wrote:

> "petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.258620f67f875682989adf(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
>> In article <b9idneJL57Qfk4HWnZ2dnUVZ8n2dnZ2d(a)bt.com>, Toby says...
>>>
>>> "Niel J Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
>>> message news:hfh195$30m3$1(a)energise.enta.net...
>>> > "DavidM" <davidm_uk_notme(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> > news:k3vnh5lsnj7rprk30q4uduej0gleu947op(a)4ax.com...
>>> >> From a set of auctions that have just finished I have a bidder who has
>>> >> won several items and, since I can pack and post these all together, I
>>> >> want to apply a reduced postage.
>>> >>
>>> >> I've clicked on the "Send Payment Details" and have the "Send Invoice
>>> >> to Buyer" screen, with the items listed but if I change the postage
>>> >> then recalculate it just re applies the total postage for all items.
>>> >> Tried adding another postage type and recalculating but it just
>>> >> defaults back to the original total.
>>> >>
>>> >> How do I go about providing a reduced postage charge that the buyer
>>> >> can then just pay (via PayPal or cheque etc)?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Change the postage in the box but do NOT click on re-calculate. Just
>>> > click
>>> > on send the invoice.
>>> >
>>>
>>> How do you apply a reduction for multiple items that are in a free
>>> postage
>>> category?
>>>
>>> I am asking this on behalf of a friend as I don't sell on Ebay. He states
>>> he
>>> can't see a way to give a discount as that was only available to postage
>>> charges.
>>
>> Why would you want to give a reduction on postage if the postage is
>> stated as free?
>
> Because postage isn't free in reality and is now included in the BIN price.
> Prior to Ebay forcing free postage, the postal rate was discounted for
> multiple purchases, but that isn't possible now.

The free postage thing was supposedly introduced for the benefit of buyers,
so don't subvert the business model - let 'em benefit from it.
From: Toby on
"Appelation Controlee" <me(a)privacy.net> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 7 Dec 2009 11:05:42 -0000, Toby wrote:
>
>
> The free postage thing was supposedly introduced for the benefit of
> buyers,
> so don't subvert the business model - let 'em benefit from it.

I Agree, but how do you discount? The only discount offered when sending a
receipt is on postage but this is already at zero.

Toby