From: Fran on

"SB" <s_byers666(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:7a88cbb0-1e9e-4343-a847-2dd42584c433(a)c21g2000yqk.googlegroups.com...
> Is this a general scam in the eBay world? That of offering a low
> priced item - which would probably not make much of a profit anyway -
> and then hitting the me the buyer with outrageous postal charges. This
> has happened to me yet again - by a seller in the USA (funny that) - I
> am refusing to pay what is obviously grossly exagerated international
> postal / shipping fees and - far above what I usually pay - the seller
> has now raised a case against me for non-payment. Grrr ... SB

Did you read the auction? Check the postage costs? Do you have any clue what
the postage charges are from the US?

You're a non paying bidder and I'd add you to my blocked bidders' list in a
heartbeat.


From: Fran on

"Kevin F Stubbs" <kevin_f.stubbs(a)virgin.net> wrote in message
news:shGwn.700497$DL1.307656(a)newsfe25.ams2...

> Shipping charges to and from the US have increased significantly,
> especially if you want to meet Paypal Buyer/Seller Protection requirements
> of providing Proof of Delivery and ensure that they are fully insured.
>

If you're a sensible US seller, you'll use FCMI and Third Party Insurance.
It's far cheaper for all and works fine. There's a lot of paranoia about
tracking - not just in the US I hasten to add.


From: Conor on
On 12/04/2010 14:02, SB wrote:
> Is this a general scam in the eBay world? That of offering a low
> priced item - which would probably not make much of a profit anyway -
> and then hitting the me the buyer with outrageous postal charges. This
> has happened to me yet again - by a seller in the USA (funny that) - I
> am refusing to pay what is obviously grossly exagerated international
> postal / shipping fees and - far above what I usually pay - the seller
> has now raised a case against me for non-payment. Grrr ... SB

Its because of the ridiculous FVF that Ebay charge. No FVF on postage.

--
Conor I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.
From: Roland Perry on
In message <dnZwn.10$5D3.7(a)newsfe03.ams2>, at 13:23:45 on Tue, 13 Apr
2010, John Hopkins <glasshousejohn(a)ntlworld.com> remarked:
>Why are you moaning???? you can see the postal charges before you bid, if
>you don't want to pay them then DON'T BID - easy really.

It's great, innit. People moan about Ryanair's extra charges, when they
are quite well defined before you buy. And get all agitated about
forking out �10's on Credit Card Charges. But come similar issues with
eBay postage, it's suddenly "idiot buyer needs to beware".
--
Roland Perry
From: Roland Perry on
In message <lfJRQoBgvrzLFwbp(a)none.invalid>, at 09:48:32 on Wed, 21 Apr
2010, Mike Tomlinson <mike(a)none.invalid> remarked:
>>But come similar issues with
>>eBay postage, it's suddenly "idiot buyer needs to beware".
>
>Caveat emptor. Never a truer word spoken.

You snipped the bit about Ryanair, who since I posted my remarks are
once again in the news for trying to be over-aggressive towards refunds
for those apparently oh-so-very-aware buyers.
--
Roland Perry