From: Mark on
Hi,

I have several heavy items on listed on ebay (around 4Kg). I also
hope they will fetch between �70-�150. I listed the P&P at the
cheapest (insured) delivery cost I could find at the time.

Since then I have found a cheaper option. Is it sensible to reduce
the delivery cost on the auctions, or would this just overcomplicate
things? We're not talking about a big reduction, just a few pounds.

At the moment only one item has any bids and is still very low (just
over �1).

From: Mike on
In message <77e7b5pdr8jee7dv2c6t1oa2qk01di69je(a)4ax.com>
at 17:53:15 on Fri, 18 Sep 2009, Mark <i(a)dontgetlotsofspamanymore.net>
wrote
>Hi,
>
>I have several heavy items on listed on ebay (around 4Kg). I also
>hope they will fetch between �70-�150. I listed the P&P at the
>cheapest (insured) delivery cost I could find at the time.
>
>Since then I have found a cheaper option. Is it sensible to reduce
>the delivery cost on the auctions, or would this just overcomplicate
>things? We're not talking about a big reduction, just a few pounds.
>
>At the moment only one item has any bids and is still very low (just
>over �1).
>
If it was me I would - "a few pounds" is significant - a straight amend
will do

For the item that has a bid on it, I believe you can add additional
delivery methods - so if you've used "Special Delivery" for example, you
could add "Other Courier". You could also "add to description" to
explain what you've done if you like
--
Mike News
From: petrolcan on
In article <77e7b5pdr8jee7dv2c6t1oa2qk01di69je(a)4ax.com>, Mark says...
>
> Hi,
>
> I have several heavy items on listed on ebay (around 4Kg). I also
> hope they will fetch between £70-£150. I listed the P&P at the
> cheapest (insured) delivery cost I could find at the time.
>
> Since then I have found a cheaper option. Is it sensible to reduce
> the delivery cost on the auctions, or would this just overcomplicate
> things? We're not talking about a big reduction, just a few pounds.
>
> At the moment only one item has any bids and is still very low (just
> over £1).

Add a note to the auction stating that you may be able to find a cheaper
method of shipping. When the auction ends inform the winning bidder that
you have found a cheaper method and issue them with a refund of the few
pounds.

Your buyers will thank you for it and it should be reflected in your
feedback.
From: petrolcan on
In article <dl28b5h653224tjlbqpetmie2ggm5vi4t7(a)4ax.com>, Spacker says...
>
> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> >In article <77e7b5pdr8jee7dv2c6t1oa2qk01di69je(a)4ax.com>, Mark says...
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I have several heavy items on listed on ebay (around 4Kg). I also
> >> hope they will fetch between £70-£150. I listed the P&P at the
> >> cheapest (insured) delivery cost I could find at the time.
> >>
> >> Since then I have found a cheaper option. Is it sensible to reduce
> >> the delivery cost on the auctions, or would this just overcomplicate
> >> things? We're not talking about a big reduction, just a few pounds.
> >>
> >> At the moment only one item has any bids and is still very low (just
> >> over £1).
> >
> >Add a note to the auction stating that you may be able to find a cheaper
> >method of shipping. When the auction ends inform the winning bidder that
> >you have found a cheaper method and issue them with a refund of the few
> >pounds.
>
> That would be a stupid thing to do. They will bid what they want to
> pay less the postal charge. If they knew the post was going to be £5
> lower they would bid £5 more. You would also be losing visibility in
> search results because of the higher postal charge. Either leave it
> alone or relist it with free postage.

Not my experience.

> >Your buyers will thank you for it and it should be reflected in your
> >feedback.
>
> They would be more likely to neg you for not using the postal service
> they were expecting to get.

Sellers standard rate. No postal service implied.

> Especially if the cheaper one takes longer
> to arrive.

Hasn't happened. If anything it gets there quicker.
From: Mike on
In message <MPG.251eaf7b54ec4794989827(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>
at 09:06:57 on Sat, 19 Sep 2009, petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com>
wrote
>In article <dl28b5h653224tjlbqpetmie2ggm5vi4t7(a)4ax.com>, Spacker says...
>>
>> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> They would be more likely to neg you for not using the postal service
>> they were expecting to get.
>
>Sellers standard rate. No postal service implied.
>
>> Especially if the cheaper one takes longer
>> to arrive.
>
>Hasn't happened. If anything it gets there quicker.
>
Another lie from Spack.

Especially with national postal strikes looming - another courier may be
faster than RM, I remember in previous postal strikes using alternate
methods and getting good FB as a result
--
Mike News