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    Ebay and giving to charity question ?

    I've a mate whose an author who wants me to eaby some of his hardbacks with the option of a personal dedication and autograph with all the processed going to a charity he supports (via ebay to get the listing and final valuation fee's back so the charity get the max).

    What I can't find out from ebay is what happens if anyone disputes receiving their book?
    I'd like to insist that they're all sent registered post but ebay won't let you.

    So if someone say they haven't got their book where does the refund come from ? Do they take if back from the charity ? Do you have to do it even though you never got the funds in the first place ? Or do they hold the funds and only pass them on after a set time in case there a dispute ??

    Anyone point to to an answer ??

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    Why won't Ebay let you send registered post? Are they insisting books are Freepost now too?

    nat66;6917087

    Why won't Ebay let you send registered post? Are they insisting books are … Why won't Ebay let you send registered post? Are they insisting books are Freepost now too?



    Doesn't matter if its free postage they can still be sent recorded delivery so i'm confused!

    Original Poster

    Yes, books are 'free post' though how you can send a half kilo hardback for free is beyond me. . .

    Yes, I could still send it recorded but then the start price has to be higher and the charity loses out on getting the full amount.

    deb8z;6917163

    Doesn't matter if its free postage they can still be sent recorded … Doesn't matter if its free postage they can still be sent recorded delivery so i'm confused!



    You said that so much better than me!!

    steve1221;6917320

    Yes, books are 'free post' though how you can send a half kilo hardback … Yes, books are 'free post' though how you can send a half kilo hardback for free is beyond me. . . Yes, I could still send it recorded but then the start price has to be higher and the charity loses out on getting the full amount.



    Try listing it under a similar category which doesn't insist on freepost? Most people search for an item rather than a category. If you look at which categories current 'books' with postage charges are listed under that may give you some ideas?
    Eg; 260506701790

    nat66;6917367

    Try listing it under a similar category which doesn't insist on freepost? … Try listing it under a similar category which doesn't insist on freepost? Most people search for an item rather than a category. If you look at which categories current 'books' with postage charges are listed under that may give you some ideas?Eg; 260506701790



    A fairly rapid way to lose your ebay account. They class it as fee dodging.

    Just start it with a higher start price and send the book via recorded, don't see how the charity loses out out because of this?

    Original Poster

    Ok, I'm confused (not hard). I've been looking at Books, Comics & Magazines > Fiction Books Which it insists is free postage.
    Just found a hardback edition (the same as I'd be listing) but with a postage of £2.50 ???
    This is being sold by an ebay shop, so do I take the rules for shops are different to the rules for everyone else ?

    Original Poster

    ChipSticks;6917453

    A fairly rapid way to lose your ebay account. They class it as fee … A fairly rapid way to lose your ebay account. They class it as fee dodging. Just start it with a higher start price and send the book via recorded, don't see how the charity loses out out because of this?



    If the book sell for £10 and the postage is the best part of £3 then they only get 7. Plus, if its listed at 100% going to charity where does the postage come from ???

    This idea getting less like a good one all the time.

    Send it standard, do a claim through RM for the rare occasion someone claims it's gone missing, or in fact it does go missing. You could of course then send another book so the charity still get the money.

    Maybe word it to say that 100% of the money goes to charity after ebay/paypal fees and exact postage cost?

    Here all week btw!

    steve1221;6917489

    If the book sell for £10 and the postage is the best part of £3 then they … If the book sell for £10 and the postage is the best part of £3 then they only get 7. Plus, if its listed at 100% going to charity where does the postage come from ???This idea getting less like a good one all the time.



    Ah I grasp your meaning now, I was thinking just a percentage was going to go to charity. I really don't know what to suggest, other than give ebay a miss. lol. They are getting to be a joke, all this free postage crap, just means more money for them. It would have been so much better to have postage caps for the categories, like no more than £1.20 to send a dvd etc. Although I'm unsure how that would work on things like books.

    [QUOTE=ChipSticks;6917453]A fairly rapid way to lose your ebay account. They class it as fee dodging.

    oooops:oops: sorry I didn't realise that, just saw thats what others do.......................ignore my advice lol!
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