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Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by retrojc » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:03 am

Do people do that? I got charged £3.00 more than actual cost, so am tempted?

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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:09 am

You accepted the postage charge when you paid didn't you?

Complain to the seller, that's about the best you can do.
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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by Megamixer » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:14 am

Usually it doesn't bother me too much since I know that some of that postage cost covers the packaging. Though if it was clearly a very inexpensive packaging method then it's different. Also, as a seller myself, I know how easy it is to get the postage wrong when one of the Royal Mail's crappy price guides randomly throws up an inaccurate figure.

On the flipside, I have - on occasion - voluntarily refunded some postage payment when I've got it wrong. I did this without the buyer even asking but it may be worth messaging the seller.

Just be ready for some arsey comments if it's a seller who purposely ramps the postage up to make a bit of sneaky profit on the side.
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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by bensonrad » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:24 am

If you bid you are accepting their pricing. I do find it frustrating though, if the high charge is in no way reflected in their packing materials/speed etc at all. Just had a MOC TNA Sting figure arrive from USA, I asked the seller to make sure it was sent protected in a box atleast....it arrived in a paper A4 envelope! He shall receive the lowest possible star rating from me now. Another person sent me a boxed figure at the cost of £8 I think it was, actual postage was £1.78, they had wrapped it in a bin liner and stuck the stamps on! I messaged them saying what was the extra £6 for. they came back with "my time and effort taking it to the post office". :roll: The item was 99p so guess they were just ramping up their profits, had the figure cost a lot more I would not have bid.

The more low star ratings they get, ebay then put a block on the number of listings they can put up, and prevent them from doing free listings weekends etc.
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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by retrojc » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:32 am

Well, i'm annoyed for a couple fo reasons,

1 i messaged him asking to make sure the minty Game Boy games were posted in a box, he sent them in a jiffy bag, needless to say they're not quite mint now, so I feel i've ober payed for my product.

What annoys me more is when i messaged him to make sure that the items would be posted in a box he tried to cancel the transaction, but i declined. Frustrating

So i got 4 nearly mint games opposed to mint games, in a second hand large jiffy bag :@

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Post by Dam » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:15 pm

I'd certainly ask about getting some postage cost back, I expect to pay a bit more for postage than the actual stamp cost, but not that much! I often give sellers 1 star for postage costs if I think I've been overcharged too.

On the other hand I recently bought an arcade stick for £35 + £5 postage, (I think this might have been the max. amount allowed in the category) and it turned up in a box with £10 postage on it! I felt bad for the guy, especially as I'd got the stick at a decent price too, but I didn't offer him any more money, so maybe I'm a bit of an asshole too :(

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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:38 pm

that's one thing that amazes me, how any seller thinks a cardboard box is going to be adequately protected in a jiffy bag :?

probably the new PO pricing has not helped that, sellers trying to keep packages under a certain thickness.
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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by retrojc » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:44 pm

It's a shame, as i don't wsh to return the items, but i do wish o claim some pennies back.

The gameboy which came bundled with it also has a veritcal dead pixel line, sucha shame.

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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:52 pm

retrojc wrote:It's a shame, as i don't wsh to return the items, but i do wish o claim some pennies back.

The gameboy which came bundled with it also has a veritcal dead pixel line, sucha shame.
unless it was mentioned in the listing, I'd ask to return the lot for a full refund. Unless you got it for a really good price of course :wink:
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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by Megamixer » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:04 pm

jdanddiet wrote: probably the new PO pricing has not helped that, sellers trying to keep packages under a certain thickness.
That's the thing. It's getting harder and harder to set reasonable postage prices that cover adequete packing whilst also not putting the buyers off. Plus games have a capped postage limit on them anyway.

Still not an excuse though and I always box up any game in a cardboard box, for the buyer and also because I'd hate for a retro game to get wrecked in the post!
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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by hash47 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:15 pm

DVD box sets are also annoying with the postage limits, they need to change that.

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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by ChipTune » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:29 pm

I havent read all of the above so Im not having a go at anybody here, just to make that clear..

But.. ebay is full of whiney little bitches who kick up a stink about postage costs and think that if they pay £2 postage for a game, and it costs the seller £1.50 to send it (postage only, not the cost of jiffy or whatever) then they should get the money back.. this is petty and greedy in a pathetic way.. this kind of mentality puts me off selling to ebay buyers.. I had an offer today for a console with games that was £75 less than my asking price.. his reason being that he has already bought a lot of the games from Japan.. How the hell is that my problem.. tough!

Then you get the penny pinchers asking if you can do cheaper postage for items as they have no idea how much stuff costs to send via royal mail.. I sent something the other day, an item that I didnt get a very good price for, and it cost me nearly £2 more than my postage asking price.. but I dont go asking them to send me the extra...

I hate all this buying a game for 99p then moaning about a few quid postage.. how cheap are some people? I mean I am in no stretch of the imagination a wealthy person, but the tightness of people really baffles me.. I regularly take crap I am sick of looking at to charity shops, and often pick up a few more items while im there.. yet some people censored and moan about a matter of PENNIES...

Sometimes people on ebay make me want to just make a video of myself smashing their item up with a hammer after refunding them just to show how little I give a sh1t about their game they got for £1 but message me moaning that postage was 56pence less than what they paid for

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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:32 pm

feel better now chippy? :lol:
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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by James A » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:24 pm

If the stuffs been damaged in transit due to poor packaging and the gameboy wasn't described right then you can raise a dispute over it and ask for a refund. It just depends on the ammount of damage and if you can be bothered with all the hassle that it causes.
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Re: Claiming postage back on ebay?

Post by StarshipUK » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:25 pm

retrojc wrote:Well, i'm annoyed for a couple fo reasons,

1 i messaged him asking to make sure the minty Game Boy games were posted in a box, he sent them in a jiffy bag, needless to say they're not quite mint now, so I feel i've ober payed for my product.

What annoys me more is when i messaged him to make sure that the items would be posted in a box he tried to cancel the transaction, but i declined. Frustrating
That should have been a sign there for you to agree to cancel it and AVOID!
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