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We all have seen items advertised on eBay for $4.99 "Buy It Now", with a $35.00 "shipping & handling" charge. Well, I was kind-a suspicious of this practice, until I found out WHY people do it.... and no, it isn't marketing psychology or anything really complicated. It boils down to simply this: eBay does not charge "final value fee" (or "commission") on "shipping & handling". So if a product actually costs $100, someone might list it for $40, and charge $60 for "shipping & handling" – this way, eBay only gets a percentage of the $40; not the whole C-note. Makes sense, right? Well it isn't always apparent, but what you should be looking for when you shop is your FINAL COST – It will cost you – whatever – and don't fret about what they call it. However, some people take advantage of such things, and do underhanded stuff like NOT listing their "shipping & handling" charges, or making them visible ONLY after you've committed to buy.... like the following Asshole:
These Assholes think I'm playin' – They think I'm bluffing! Well, guess what? When I say I'm gonna' do something, if you don't want it done, then see if you have the balls to sneak up behind me and bust a cap in my ass, because I DO WHAT I SAY I'M GONNA' DO. I railed on rip-off artists of this sort in a previous article, and it looks like I have to spend a few minutes here, doing the same thing to YET STILL ANOTHER ASSHOLE, who will REGRET he ever ran into me.
This piece is about Ebay auctions – now don't get me wrong. Ebay is a great marketplace, and when the staff learns of a problem like this, they are quick to resolve it. In any event, my purchase is protected because I pay online with Paypal. Here's the story – short & sweet:
I was watching an item I wanted on Ebay. As the clock ticked, it got to be 4AM in the morning, and although there were six bids on this 50mW LASER Pointer, the price wasn't moving. Perhaps everyone had gone to sleep.
HI, the shipping fee is
26GBp. You can pay it according to current exchange of USD to me or direct GBP.
email FROM SELLER
Item: High power 532nm
wavelength 50mw green laser pointer! (130049647611)
After I reported this incident to eBay's dispute section, the seller contacted
me and we mutually agreed to end the transaction. He re-listed the item and
changed his shipping price. It just goes to show you that making a stink and
standing on principle sometimes (actually) works.
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