Wednesday, August 20, 2008

eBay Imposes Maximum Shipping Limit

eBay today imposed a new maximum shipping charge on all listed items. I like this change ... others are expressing concern.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yah, people are going to hate it when the actual shipping costs really are high. I've currently got something listed where the shipping is going to run $200 to $400 depending on the buyer's location (it's a statue.)

Anonymous said...

honestly, this is ebay crapping on the little sellers most of all. If you charge $3.95 for sending a CD or small DVD, the mailer, padded, cost you 75 to 1.00 and shipping will be a little over $2.00. I don't think $1.00 or a little less than that for handling is wrong. Handling means time, though ebay thinks gas the post office doesn't count. Time to start selling on craiglist?

fixyourthinking said...

But eBay would allow that charge ... $6.95 + would fall under excessive shipping.

Anonymous said...

I plan to offer shipping of CDs and LPs at eBay's shipping limit, but this shipping will include wrapping in only a single sheet of paper, and the buyer takes the risk of damage during shipping. A second shipping option, at a higher price, will include a padded mailer or shipping box. I really miss the days when eBay was simply a venue for selling, and not my mafia-like business partner.