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Old 04-11-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default Carboys on Ebay... Is this possible??!!??!!

Ebay carboys for 2 bucks?!@??!???@??@??!?


awwwww i figured it out... 45 bucks for shipping:?!???! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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Yes, those "rare" 6.5 gallon carboys are cheap. Shipping, though, is $48.01 to my zone. Um, maybe not such a great deal for a rare carboy.

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Old 04-11-2008, 01:36 AM   #3
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New to ebay, or what?
Rule number 1, don't EVER forget to look at shipping costs :-P

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yeah, that happened to me one, bid on something cheap and BAM!!!! rape you with the shipping charges....

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You could easily turn them in to Ebay for fee abatement. You know they're charging 4x the real shipping cost. I do that sort of thing a LITTLE but more like 10%.

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Yep. It's 53 bucks to my place.

I noticed a lot of folks are padding shipping and starting the auction at 99 cents. It's cheaper as eBay charges you more the higher you start your auction. It works out in the end as long as the buyer knows what it is worth and what it would cost locally to buy new.

I use Craigslist more than ebay to buy & sell. eBay takes their cut, then PayPal takes theirs, which amounts to what, 5%-10% of the gross sale amount?

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You could easily turn them in to Ebay for fee abatement. You know they're charging 4x the real shipping cost. I do that sort of thing a LITTLE but more like 10%.
Not if it is clearly stated. It's a buyers decision to pay it or not.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:07 AM   #8
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Wow, that sure is rare. I definitely don't have 3 just like it.

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I'm not new to ebay, I just wasn't paying attention as my girlfriend was talking away about w/e the hell she was talking about... Went back for a second look to check my shipping fee for it and BOOM...

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This seller is rather clever with his upcharge for shipping. I've seen the large shipping charge tactic before, but never hidden within the UPS shipping calculator. Clearly he's falsified the weight/dimensions of the package in order to inflate the estimate. I doubt a complaint to eBay will do much good, but it's a pretty sleazy tactic.

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