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    If this is your listing I suggest in the future offering Free Standard Shipping(if its under one pound). Choose First Class when purchasing postage with eBay. You will save about half the cost of shipping. 73, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

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    you do not have to offer free shipping...........My parents have sold on ebay for 15 years and have never once shipped an item for free
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    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post
    If this is your listing I suggest in the future offering Free Standard Shipping(if its under one pound). Choose First Class when purchasing postage with eBay. You will save about half the cost of shipping. 73, Mike
    I ship everything first class, and never use Ebay.
    Going to the post office in person saves me, on average, around 15% verses Ebay shipping .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    I ship everything first class, and never use Ebay.
    Going to the post office in person saves me, on average, around 15% verses Ebay shipping .
    That's interesting. I have never been able to beat ebay USPS shipping compared to direct purchase from USPS.

    The listing shows Free Expedited Shipping which is why I made the suggestion.

    On the Free Shipping debate for eBay sellers I have always figured that since ebay takes their percentage out of shipping either way it doesn't matter to me. There may be some higher physiological marketing reasons for/against Free Shipping but I'm not up to the challenge. 73, Mike

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    all good but I save anywhere from 10% to 30% per item using Ebay shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    all good but I save anywhere from 10% to 30% per item using Ebay shipping

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    I have been selling on ebay for more than 15 years. I can tell you that postage at the post office costs more because the post office discounts online sales. If you go the post office website or ebay, does not matter, it is cheaper than in person. If they have to pay a counter person to help you then you have to pay for that in higher postage. Why you keep coming up with different results, I do not know but there are several factors that affect shipping. Box dimensions and weight have to be accurate. If they are not, then the shipping cost will not be correct. For instance, your receipt says 4.2 ounces. On ebay, any first class package under 8 ounces ships for $2.60 anywhere in the US.

    I also weigh in on the no free shipping side of things. I have never offered free shipping and find it makes little difference. If you check prices you will see that items with free shipping cost more so the actual item cost is the same to the customer. Free shipping offers excitement to those that actually believe that there are free things in this world while the reality of customer paid shipping offers the security of the seller not going into pocket for shipping. If you use priority and first class, you can actually cover most if not all of you fees using the shipping discount.

    Just a few thoughts from someone who does not often get involved.


    Because of the unintended negative tone of this post, I want to add that the sale you made seems good to me. You found some trash and turned it into a few dollars, nothing wrong with that. I am just thinking to help you improve your ebay performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    Show the weight and dimensions you have punched into ebay

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    Priced high the shipping is not free just the buyers think it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    Show the weight and dimensions you have punched into ebay
    The dimensions are already on screen under service ( can't pick size for First Class anyways )...
    Last edited by RLS0812; 09-05-2016 at 04:13 PM.

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    First class is NOT expedited shipping.
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    I, for one, am stumped. Obviously there is something in your account that is causing you to be penalized. Perhaps you are new to ebay? Low seller ratings? Failure to set up auto withdrawals for payments, something. Without going through your account, I have no idea. All I know is that first class for 8 ounces is $2.60. I ship that weight about 3 times a week. I would give ebay a call and see why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    Why is the "carrier" line blank? I can't imagine that it would affect the cost but it does seem odd. I don't even have the option to leave it blank. Haras, is correct, 8 oz. = $2.60 or should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    The dimensions are already on screen under service ( can't pick size for First Class anyways )...
    Also, I see under the "Purchase postage" button, there's a check mark for "Sign up for the billing agreement...". This tells me that at time of screenshot postage payment was not being automatically deducted. That could very well be the issue. Under "Purchase postage" on my screen is the following, "When you click "Purchase postage", the total label cost will be charged to your PayPal account and you will be able to print your postage."

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsas View Post
    If you check prices you will see that items with free shipping cost more so the actual item cost is the same to the customer. Free shipping offers excitement to those that actually believe that there are free things in this world while the reality of customer paid shipping offers the security of the seller not going into pocket for shipping.
    On many of my item I always go "free shipping" (costs me $2.60 like talked about above) The reason I do this? Many customers buy 2 to 5 lots of some of my auctions and every lot has that $2.60 built into the price. 5 lots will still only cost me $2.60. I just made an extra $2.60 on 4 lots.

    Here I am cyberdan, at yardsales I am dollardan


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