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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 07:52 AM   41
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I sold a lot of my baby items on ebay and lost so much money because I only charges exactly what it was for postage and like you started bidding low as ebay suggested and then damn they sold low and once you took out ebay fee's and paypal fee's I actually made a loss - so I no longer sell clothing unless it is really sort after (Boden etc) as it isn't worth the hassle!

You can put in your description that you do not combine postage or offer discounts as then it is there in black & white!

She should not assume but people do sadly

Also after lots of people not paying me I set mine up for after 4 days of no payment it automatically opens a dispute for non payment

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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 22:29 PM   42
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THANK GOD SOMEONE ELSE KNOWS WHAT I AM GOING THROUGH!!


I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY PEOPLE THINK I'M THE ONE WHOSE WRONG FOR PUTTING AN HONEST ESTIMATE OF SHIPPING EACH ITEM!!


I AM literally making like $2 or worse yet LOSING MONEY because my pricing and shipping EVEN COMBINED is NOT enough to do anything more than ship the damn items!!! I FEEL SO CHEATED DUDE!



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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 07:55 AM   43
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This person has bid on atleast 10 of my auctions which are mostly clothing lots from my baby girl. I have alot of nice clothing and I listed most like new or new sleepers for $1.50 or so with a $3.75 shipping charge so that I could ensure I would make a profit even if I didn't start my items at $5 or more with "free shipping" but the single item auctions are worth atleast $5/$10 each not including any shipping and handling.
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I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY PEOPLE THINK I'M THE ONE WHOSE WRONG FOR PUTTING AN HONEST ESTIMATE OF SHIPPING EACH ITEM!!... I FEEL SO CHEATED DUDE!
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 13:39 PM   44
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If it’s an honest estimate on shipping why are you bothered about combining it?



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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 18:09 PM   45
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Are you planning to send them as separate packages? Or sending them combined postage but charging for separate posting? I would feel cheated if the latter is the case, as it's making a profit where you're not supposed to (shipping charges should be for just that). If you're annoyed because you'll have to do multiple trips to the post office it's OK to tell her that you will post on x date and send whatever she's paid for by then, and anything she wins later has to be sent separately.



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 01:54 AM   46
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If she’s bidding on items she should be prepared to pay the full item cost and full shipping cost. I’d never assume anybody was going to combine shopping unless it had been discussed first. So many things that I look at bidding on are cheaper with one seller but have higher postage as that’s how they make money - rightly or wrongly it doesn’t matter we’re all grown ups and know it’s a money making website



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 03:24 AM   47
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But surely $30 for postage is just ridiculous for 8 items of baby clothing?



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 03:31 AM   48
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But surely $30 for postage is just ridiculous for 8 items of baby clothing?
Yes it is which is why I wouldn’t bid on it, nobody is making the buyer do it. She should consider all of this before bidding



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 11:26 AM   49
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If you refuse to combine the shipping which you can do you should pack each item individually and send them separately as you would different sellers.

Buyer can't assume you will combine postage if you haven't agreed but at same time you can't charge excessive postage like £5 when it only costs £2, but you should take into account packaging, I know eBay sets limits on some items for postage as we have been stung before and lost money.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2018, 05:16 AM   50
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I think firstly you have to list your items for how much you actually want for them instead of bumping up the postage. It always annoys me when people charge a ridiculous amount for postage on something I know for a fact (having sold many items on eBay myself) don't cost that much to post. As someone else said, I'd rather the seller listed an item with an appropriate price tag and the realistic shipping cost.

I think this person is also wrong to assume you will combine postage so she saves money. Many sellers will state whether they are happy to do this, and if you haven't then that's your right to do so and it isn't up to the buyer to dictate to you whether you combine postage. She should have asked you, not made assumptions. Her mistake, not yours.
If she hasn't paid up (I haven't read everything) then do what you have to do in order to relist the items. I had a buyer do this once, I gave her ample time to pay up and I messaged her a few times without reply so I let eBay know and relisted the item. I think I also blocked her too, which I would do if you don't want her bidding on your items anymore.

Be clear about things to avoid anyone else assuming you will combine postage, charge what you believe the items are worth and don't go with what eBay recommend as sometimes they are way off. And, charge a reasonable amount for postage. If you're unsure how much it will be then have them weighed at the post office or go to their website and do an estimate, weighing from home (this is what I do) and charge that. Otherwise people tend to get put off when they see a hefty postage charge for something as light as a feather. You won't lose out this way, providing you charge what the items are actually worth.
You could also do bundles which a lot of people are attracted to and will happily get into bidding wars over



 
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