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I know it's late but please help xx Ebay advise xx

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
I found a bin for my son's room that I'd been after for ages on ebay but it was pick up only, so I emailed them and asked if they would consider posting it, that I know it's a bit cheeky and I understand if not but if u don't ask u don't get kinda thing. They replied saying 'will post at cost, don't know how much?' I said many thanks and bid on the item and also some string lights that he was selling. Anyway, I won for 99p each and asked for a postage cost. He sent a msg saying did he agree to post as he has no record of it. So I sent him our convo email he came back and said 'will get it weighed and let u know'. He came back 2 days later and said 'because of size, it will have to go Parcel Force and will cost £5.'. I phoned RM and they said they take parcels 1st or 2nd class up to 2' so I emailed and said that he can post RM for a couple of quid and he said 'sorry, been to post office and that's the price, sorry'. I was going to say 'forget it' then.......but am I in the wrong???
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1 Like #1
Depending on their location it could be a hassle for them taking the items to the post office if they are big and bulky? Whereas Parcel Force will pick up which may be more convenient for the Seller which isn't unreasonable as they were originally only allowing pick up
1 Like #2
Without knowing the exact weight of the item it's difficult to say who's right unfortunately...perhaps you could have a look on the royal mail website if the seller tells you the (packaged) weight of the items. Problem is, when you e-mailed the seller you didn't ask the exact cost and he didn't specify how it would be sent, so it's a sticky situation. The seller could always leave you with an unpaid item strike if you decide not to go ahead with the purchase (regardless of the grounds), or else if you really want the items, I'd just chalk this one up to experience :-S
#3
Yes I spose so but he did have other items he was selling (smaller, admittedly) that he said 'I have taken to post office and this is the price, sorry' so he definitely got it to the P.O. It feels like to me he's peeved he only got a quid for each item so wants to charge me more. Maybe it's just me getting fed up with some poeple on there tho! So u thik I'm wrong hun?
#4
Trogglescow
Without knowing the exact weight of the item it's difficult to say who's right unfortunately...perhaps you could have a look on the royal mail website if the seller tells you the (packaged) weight of the items. Problem is, when you e-mailed the seller you didn't ask the exact cost and he didn't specify how it would be sent, so it's a sticky situation. The seller could always leave you with an unpaid item strike if you decide not to go ahead with the purchase (regardless of the grounds), or else if you really want the items, I'd just chalk this one up to experience :-S

Yh that's true, I spose ur right. I just didn't really wanna pay £7 for a kids plastic bin! Wondered if there was anything I could do n ebay, think ur right tho....maybe I should just pay it. Thanks hun xx
banned 1 Like #5
a quick google shows on the royal mail site

# How large can it be?
The maximum dimensions for rectangular items are 610mm x 460mm x 460mm.
The maximum length for rolled items is 900mm and the length plus twice the item diameter must not exceed 1040mm.
Items over these dimensions should be sent by Standard Parcels or using Parcelforce Worldwide
There is no weight limit for items sent First Class. (The weight limit for Second Class items is 1000g).
#6
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x
banned#7
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


maybe don't bid if the postage charges are over the top?
#8
colinsunderland
a quick google shows on the royal mail site# How large can it be?The maximum dimensions for rectangular items are 610mm x 460mm x 460mm.The maximum length for rolled items is 900mm and the length plus twice the item diameter must not exceed 1040mm.Items over these dimensions should be sent by Standard Parcels or using Parcelforce WorldwideThere is no weight limit for items sent First Class. (The weight limit for Second Class items is 1000g).
Yh, that's the info I got when I called them but there's no way the bin is anywhere near that size!! Humph! lol
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x

I never knew that, thanks hun. Will prob give that a go. That's the same as me, it bugs me that some people think they can put whatever postage price they like on items. It's a few quid in this case but it's not the monely but the principle - he's got my back up!
Thanks again hun x
#9
No worries x
1 Like #10
You would open up a Paypal dispute and enter the cost of the overpaid postage on the claim form instead of disputing the whole transaction x
#11
Thanks for all your help peeps....have 'liked' ur comments. Much appreciated xx
banned#12
it must be a small bin to be under those sizes. 46cm seems quite small, when you consider he has probably put it in a box too.
2 Likes #13
This is a difficult one.
The seller didn't want to post in the first place.

Now I know you Hannah and I don't want to upset you but I've said on many of these types of threads before, and got flamed for saying it, but I will say it again and you can agree or disagree ( in a nice way ).
I'm thinking of offering a load of magazines for free but don't really want to post them.
If I have to post them, then it will take my time to wrap them up.
I will have to pay for materials to wrap them up.
I will then have to drive to the post office to post them. ( I don't want to sit in all day waiting for a courier who may or may not turn up ).
I will have to pay for the car park, and there is petrol and wear and tear on the car to be taken into consideration.
So at the end of the day, there is my time, cost of materials, parking fees, petrol costs and wear and tear on the car to be taken into consideration.
Now some people think that is outrageous.
Why?
I think it is perfectly reasonable.

Big mail order companies will factor all these costs in when they are pricing stuff for sale.

This is not a personal dig at you Hannah, this is just how I think.
I don't think it is wrong.
#14
I don't think you're wrong, the seller may well be trying to load up the postage charges...perhaps check the price of the postage when it arrives, and if it's what the seller said it would cost (or there abouts once you add the cost of packaging materials the seller has used) then fair enough, but if there's a big difference, it's your perogative if you want to mark the seller down for overcharging you on the postage, or as littleprincessnicky (hiya!) says, open the paypal dispute for the overcharged postage. Hope your LO likes them after all this!! :-)
#15
Jumpingphil
This is a difficult one.
The seller didn't want to post in the first place.

Now I know you Hannah and I don't want to upset you but I've said on many of these types of threads before, and got flamed for saying it, but I will say it again and you can agree or disagree ( in a nice way ).
I'm thinking of offering a load of magazines for free but don't really want to post them.
If I have to post them, then it will take my time to wrap them up.
I will have to pay for materials to wrap them up.
I will then have to drive to the post office to post them. ( I don't want to sit in all day waiting for a courier who may or may not turn up ).
I will have to pay for the car park, and there is petrol and wear and tear on the car to be taken into consideration.
So at the end of the day, there is my time, cost of materials, parking fees, petrol costs and wear and tear on the car to be taken into consideration.
Now some people think that is outrageous.
Why?
I think it is perfectly reasonable.

Big mail order companies will factor all these costs in when they are pricing stuff for sale.

This is not a personal dig at you Hannah, this is just how I think.
I don't think it is wrong.


agree totally with what you say. I am surprised at some of the other responses!
banned#16
ebay don´t ya just love it?
#17
The op is in the wrong here, not the seller.
banned#18
Jumpingphil
This is a difficult one.
The seller didn't want to post in the first place.

Now I know you Hannah and I don't want to upset you but I've said on many of these types of threads before, and got flamed for saying it, but I will say it again and you can agree or disagree ( in a nice way ).
I'm thinking of offering a load of magazines for free but don't really want to post them.
If I have to post them, then it will take my time to wrap them up.
I will have to pay for materials to wrap them up.
I will then have to drive to the post office to post them. ( I don't want to sit in all day waiting for a courier who may or may not turn up ).
I will have to pay for the car park, and there is petrol and wear and tear on the car to be taken into consideration.
So at the end of the day, there is my time, cost of materials, parking fees, petrol costs and wear and tear on the car to be taken into consideration.
Now some people think that is outrageous.
Why?
I think it is perfectly reasonable.

Big mail order companies will factor all these costs in when they are pricing stuff for sale.

This is not a personal dig at you Hannah, this is just how I think.
I don't think it is wrong.

well said - its "Post AND Packing"

packing takes time & materials. £5 seems perfectly fair to me. You agreed to the cost originally so should pay up imho or move on.
[mod]#19
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


Why do you bid if you don't accept what they want to charge??

Basically you are a common thief and a fraud.
banned#20
Syzable
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


Why do you bid if you don't accept what they want to charge??

Basically you are a common thief and a fraud.

+1

I despise buyers who whinge after bidding & winning. Dont like the P&P? DONT BID - SIMPLES!
#21
You should have clarified the charges before bidding....OP in the wrong..pay up
#22
Hannah i would pay,

when it comes to p&p if i dont like the charge i dont bid...i would never buy it then claim back what i thought was overcharged
#23
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


are you serious?!?!?!?!

what is resonable to you, may not be resonable to someone else....you have no idea what costs are involved for other sellers!!!!
car parking, petrol, its not just a stamp and an envelope you know........
banned 1 Like #24
ilovepink
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


are you serious?!?!?!?!

what is resonable to you, may not be resonable to someone else....you have no idea what costs are involved for other sellers!!!!
car parking, petrol, its not just a stamp and an envelope you know........

I'm dumbfounded too by the underhand theft tactic too. Another muppet added to my ignore list.
1 Like #25
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x



Strong theft skills

If you did that to me i would send you some dog crap in the post as a thank you present
#26
csiman
ilovepink
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


are you serious?!?!?!?!

what is resonable to you, may not be resonable to someone else....you have no idea what costs are involved for other sellers!!!!
car parking, petrol, its not just a stamp and an envelope you know........

I'm dumbfounded too by the underhand theft tactic too. Another muppet added to my ignore list.


another reason why i no longer use ebay as a seller too many ways to get proper scammed...its not as if the postage cost is a secret...its right there!!!
#27
boothy
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x



Strong theft skills

If you did that to me i would send you some dog crap in the post as a thank you present


lmfao
#28
I understand completely what your all saying and to an extent, I agree. But the guy was already going to the post office with other items he was posting, he could have quite easily said 'no sorry, I don't want to post' etc..but I feel he misled me. I have paid it now anyway, as there's not much else I can do....like u said, I should've agreed to a posting price first but he didn't know a cost at the time as he hadn't thought he was posting it. It is a small plastic childs bedroom bin (less then 12" high). He would have to put it in a pretty big box to make it go over the 2' RM limit. I don't think I can check the postage price if it's sent by Parcel Force, don't think it shows on the front??
Thanks for all ur comments, that is what I asked for....I wanted to know If I was wrong...sometimes ur judgement can be clouded when ur peeved lol
#29
hannah19790
I understand completely what your all saying and to an extent, I agree. But the guy was already going to the post office with other items he was posting, he could have quite easily said 'no sorry, I don't want to post' etc..but I feel he misled me. I have paid it now anyway, as there's not much else I can do....like u said, I should've agreed to a posting price first but he didn't know a cost at the time as he hadn't thought he was posting it. It is a small plastic childs bedroom bin (less then 12" high). He would have to put it in a pretty big box to make it go over the 2' RM limit. I don't think I can check the postage price if it's sent by Parcel Force, don't think it shows on the front??
Thanks for all ur comments, that is what I asked for....I wanted to know If I was wrong...sometimes ur judgement can be clouded when ur peeved lol


it is a pain in the bum, but liek you said you wanted one for ages and now th search is over x
banned#30
hannah19790
I understand completely what your all saying and to an extent, I agree. But the guy was already going to the post office with other items he was posting, he could have quite easily said 'no sorry, I don't want to post' etc..but I feel he misled me. I have paid it now anyway, as there's not much else I can do....like u said, I should've agreed to a posting price first but he didn't know a cost at the time as he hadn't thought he was posting it. It is a small plastic childs bedroom bin (less then 12" high). He would have to put it in a pretty big box to make it go over the 2' RM limit. I don't think I can check the postage price if it's sent by Parcel Force, don't think it shows on the front??
Thanks for all ur comments, that is what I asked for....I wanted to know If I was wrong...sometimes ur judgement can be clouded when ur peeved lol

but he was only pricing yours up. He has to make another trip once you have paid.
banned 1 Like #31
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


You are a thief basically......

I despise dishonest buyers like you...they ruin ebay.
#32
This was listed as collection only though...

I'd be glad if the guy was happy to change it to postage for £5.00 if I had been after the item for ages - like you say
banned 1 Like #33
ODB_69
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


You are a thief basically......

I despise dishonest buyers like you...they ruin ebay.

not exactly a model seller either! oO

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/ScreenShot029-2.jpg
banned#35
o dear someone deserves a trading ban
1 Like #36
tbh, Postage is not all about the amount of stamps it takes to post an item..

You need to factor in, wrapping / packaging and boxing up etc plus perhaps, trip to the postage office - Not saying you are wrong or right, just pointing out facts.
suspended#37
Jumpingphil
This is a difficult one.
The seller didn't want to post in the first place.

Now I know you Hannah and I don't want to upset you but I've said on many of these types of threads before, and got flamed for saying it, but I will say it again and you can agree or disagree ( in a nice way ).
I'm thinking of offering a load of magazines for free but don't really want to post them.
If I have to post them, then it will take my time to wrap them up.
I will have to pay for materials to wrap them up.
I will then have to drive to the post office to post them. ( I don't want to sit in all day waiting for a courier who may or may not turn up ).
I will have to pay for the car park, and there is petrol and wear and tear on the car to be taken into consideration.
So at the end of the day, there is my time, cost of materials, parking fees, petrol costs and wear and tear on the car to be taken into consideration.
Now some people think that is outrageous.
Why?
I think it is perfectly reasonable.

Big mail order companies will factor all these costs in when they are pricing stuff for sale.

This is not a personal dig at you Hannah, this is just how I think.
I don't think it is wrong.


totally agree to this comment, most people only ever think p&p cost are only what was paid to post the item. Time, labour, packaging all should contribute what is charge to get the item to the buyer. To be honest £5 seems fair.

The other thing is that the buyer should have come to a solid agreement to the cost of postage rather than leaving it open, that way u know how much u have to pay in total before u commit to buying. Seller didn't want to send it in the first place, understandable, and for the sake of 89p (minus ebay ffv) he has to go through all the trouble of packing and visiting the post office.

another thing, CSIMAN LOL! Love the picture of littleprincessnicky ebay feedback! Absolute class!
#38
csiman
ODB_69
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


You are a thief basically......

I despise dishonest buyers like you...they ruin ebay.

not exactly a model seller either! oO

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/ScreenShot029-2.jpg


ha ha ha love it ...stalk much loooooool
#39
ilovepink
csiman
ODB_69
littleprincessnicky
You could continue with sale, and the open a Paypal claim/dispute for the overpaid postage. Obv taking off reasonable packing charges the seller would have spent.

I dispise Sellers who overcharge postage and have done this many a time. x


You are a thief basically......

I despise dishonest buyers like you...they ruin ebay.

not exactly a model seller either! oO

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/ScreenShot029-2.jpg


ha ha ha love it ...stalk much loooooool


mahoooooosive backfire pmsfl
#40
ODB_69
o dear someone deserves a trading ban


+1

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