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Re: (TV) I've got the e-bay buyer blues

going to de-lurk for a bit here.

if you are interested in something on ebay that does not list shipping,then
take advantage of the fact that you can write that member and ask them in
advance for costs of shipping to your destination. if you don't like that
response,then DON'T BID.

i sell a few cds on ebay almost every other week to feed my addiction for
more cds. i always  *list*  the shipping (i am in canada) as $3 for N.A. and
$5 for anywhere else. more often than not,i break even on packaging and
postage and sometimes even have to chip in a few cents. what i'm trying to
point out is that most sellers are upfront about shipping,if asked.

also,check the sellers feedback. sometimes the comments there will tip you
to a problem.

lost my point,but all i was trying to say is that don't lump all sellersd in
the same boat. i have found many gems on ebay and hope to continue to do so.
william    ebay id:: deltoid*

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark G. Ryan" <mgryan@cruzio.com>
To: <tv@obbard.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 12:19 PM
Subject: (TV) I've got the e-bay buyer blues

> I've noticed that this practice is also widespread on Yahoo Stores.
> Anybody who has this experience should file a complaint with the
> Federal Trade Commission.  You can do so on-line:
> http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/consumer.htm
> Specifically:
> https://rn.ftc.gov/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
> It will never change unless people complain.
> My understanding is that the seller is actually violating the law if
> they call it it "shipping" and then charge you more than the actual
> shipping costs--but I could not find this rule in a quick search.
> For more info, especially on shipping delays and refunds, see "Business
> Persons Guide to the Mailorder and Telephone Merchandise Rule" (HTML):
> http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/mailorder.htm
> This has some good general info on on-line auctions: "Internet Auctions:
> a Guide for Buyers and Sellers" (PDF, 416k):
> http://www.ftc.gov/menu-internet.htm
> Mark
> "Casey, Leo J" <CaseyL@VOLPE.DOT.GOV> wrote:
> >
> > Speaking of e-bay, I'm probably not telling
> > anyone on MM List anything they don't already
> > suspect, but I have made several purchases
> > both in USA and UK where the S&H (postal charge)
> > was ridiculously high.
> >
> > The sellers are making extra profit by inflating
> > the true mailing costs.
> >
> > Just to make this slightly on topic:
> > a couple of days ago I bought on e-bay
> > a Japanese pressing of the LP "Flash Light".
> > The seller in UK charged me $8.00 SHIPPING
> > (no insurance included).
> >
> > Even from USA e-bay sellers I've
> > frequently had to pay $4-5,
> > which is often more than I pay for
> > the item itself.
> >
> > Do you [the mm list] think my complaint about
> > being overcharged for postal is unreasonable?
> >
> > Leo
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mark G. Ryan
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 2:26 PM
> > To: tv@obbard.com
> > Subject: (TV) (long OT) Re: bootleg
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> mgryan@cruzio.com
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