From: lordy on
On 2007-04-17, Peter Crosland <g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> lordy wrote:
>> I won an item listed as Free Postage. On further reading that was for
>> 'Collect in Person' and other options cost.
>>
>> I think that is a bit cheeky, and the auction should be listed as
>> 'Postage:See Description'.
>>
>> I'm going to pay, as it was all there in the advert, I just feel the
>> seller uses it as an underhand trick to pull in more viewings.
>>
>> would I be justified in leaving a neutral and saying that Seller
>> should use 'See Description' rather than 'Free' for postage?
>
> Item number?
>
> Peter Crosland
>

Take your pick!

http://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=real_dark_angel&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller

Lordy
>
>
From: lordy on
On 2007-04-17, Lordy.UK <spam(a)recycle.bin> wrote:
>> If it is listed as free postage but they won't post
>> it for free then surely it is misdescribed.
>
> On the face of it, yes. But if it is the eBay system that has mistakenly
> described the auction with a default of free postage because one of the
> options is collection, that's not really the seller's fault. It may
> however be something they were taking advantage of, but i may also be
> something they weren't even aware of.

I noticed when you do a listing there is a separate check box for Free
Postage. My suspicion is that, if you have Collect in Person:Free, then
leaving it unchecked will cause the Postage to appear as "See Description",
but ticking it will cause postage to appear as "Free"? If so, (a big
'if') then I think its 'not cricket' ticking it when your only free
option is collect in person. However I dont have the cheap listings to
play with yet. Maybe thursday?

Lordy.
>
>
From: Peter Crosland on
lordy wrote:
> I won an item listed as Free Postage. On further reading that was for
> 'Collect in Person' and other options cost.
>
> I think that is a bit cheeky, and the auction should be listed as
> 'Postage:See Description'.
>
> I'm going to pay, as it was all there in the advert, I just feel the
> seller uses it as an underhand trick to pull in more viewings.
>
> would I be justified in leaving a neutral and saying that Seller
> should use 'See Description' rather than 'Free' for postage?

The listing is quite clear. It says

"Free
Collection in Person
Service to United Kingdom
(more services) "

You have no grounds for complaint.

Peter Crosland



From: Stuart B on
On 17 Apr 2007 17:16:31 GMT, lordy <spam(a)lordy.org.ukinvalid> wrote:

>On 2007-04-17, Peter Crosland <g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> lordy wrote:
>>> I won an item listed as Free Postage. On further reading that was for
>>> 'Collect in Person' and other options cost.
>>>
>>> I think that is a bit cheeky, and the auction should be listed as
>>> 'Postage:See Description'.
>>>
>>> I'm going to pay, as it was all there in the advert, I just feel the
>>> seller uses it as an underhand trick to pull in more viewings.
>>>
>>> would I be justified in leaving a neutral and saying that Seller
>>> should use 'See Description' rather than 'Free' for postage?
>>
>> Item number?
>>
>> Peter Crosland
>>
>
>Take your pick!
>
>http://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=real_dark_angel&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller
>
>Lordy
>>
>>

Taking the first item as an example if I looked at that I doubt that I
would get past the part at the top where it says " Free .Collection in
person ..then Southsea" as I'm in Glasgow and thats a long way to go
to pick up a HD but even if I did scroll down to Postage Costs it is
clear to me that collection is Free but postage is not .

From: lordy on
On 2007-04-18, Lordy.UK <spam(a)recycle.bin> wrote:
>> The listing is quite clear. It says
>>
>> "Free
>> Collection in Person"
>>
>> You have no grounds for complaint.

The Listing may be quite clear, but so also is the term 'Free Postage',
although I've learned my lesson where eBay is concerned.

>
> Agreed - quite possibly for the first time :)
>
> The flaw in the eBay system though is that, in the search results it
> would have listed the default postage cost - which is obviously "free",
> hence making it seem initially appealling if the buyer didn't read the
> auction properly.
>

I admit I didn't take time to read it properly, and that's why I paid up.
It was all there in black and white, as I mentioned in my first post.

So just that we're all on
the same page. You guys think its OK for listings to say 'Postage:Free'
in the search results, as long as the listing itself says
"Free Collection in Person, all other items cost". In which case,
anyone that doesn't mind people collecting could do the same thing.


Lordy