03-20-2013, 02:38 PM #261
Oh, Europe is a little higher, I am aware of that, but $6.00 is still over the top even from there. It's taking me some time, but Europeans are warming to me sending their cards in a Re-Inforced Top-Loader inside a very secure Plain Envelope, heavily taped and not put through a machine.
There is a misnomer phobia about using a plain envelope that if done correctly, should be embraced. I send 3 card to Europe for $1.50, a fourth jacks the price up to $2.25 - exact postage.
03-20-2013, 02:51 PM #262
03-20-2013, 02:54 PM #263
I assume the gas cost as an expense against my profits, and I prefer not to pass it along to the buyer. To be honest, I do free shipping on Ebay to avoid any of that hassle. I save my lower-end and mid-end stuff for SCF/HI, and the high-end ones go on Ebay.
03-20-2013, 09:15 PM #264
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03-20-2013, 11:37 PM #265
I also only charge $2.99 to the USA.
I don't do PWE, never have, never will. I also usually add in 'bonus' cards for the buyer to bring their envelope weights to 100g (ie. a grab bag of base cards)...
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03-22-2013, 03:00 PM #268
Ebay is whacked!
After 6 years of successful Ebay selling, with never a single negative I have decided to join the ranks of Ebay haters and not sell anymore on their site. Because I have received too many low DSR's for the Shipping and Handling rating they have placed selling limits on my account and are now holding my Paypal payments from my buyers.
This is so beyond comprehension for me that I'm not even mad, I'm finding it more comical. I guess I'm somewhat to blame, charging $4.00 for shipping to Canada and $5 to the US. However I pride myself on the service I provided all my Ebay customers, gauranteed next day shipping after payment is received, brand new top loaders or 1 touches, professional packaging including team bags, decoys, bubble envelopes etc. Going to the post office everyday costs money but I guess buyers and ebay don't understand that.
My feedback is littered with positive comments my customers expressing how quick they received their items, I contribute that to my daily trip to the Post Office.
I am worried about how I will continue ripping as much product as I do without the channel to sell the product, I depended on Ebay to maintain my enjoyment in this hobby and really can't continue ripping as much without it. With that being said maybe I need to look at that and think of this as a positive.
There's no doubt I enjoy ripping the odd case of the The Cup, Ultimate Collection, are many various boxes of product. However everytime after I would always feel the pressure of the $3000-$5000 I just spent to quickly get the cards listed on Ebay and recuperate some of those funds.
I have been unsatisfied with Ebay for quite sometime now, the two biggest reasons being; the gamble you take everytime you sell a card and ship without tracking(no seller protection, auto side with the buyer) and the fees. Today was just the cherry on top of the icing.
If curious my ebay ID is 13stepper. I've ended all my BIN and auctions that didn't have bids.If you can't be bothered listing your cards on Ebay, don't want to pay the high fees, deal with the lousy buyers, then sell your cards to me.
03-22-2013, 03:16 PM #269
This is awful! In the couple of months I have been active on ebay buying cards I have not had any problems so far and any minor issues were taken care of. Sometimes people don't have common sense and each and every time I bid on an item, I always check the sellers feedback and if their feedback is less than 99% I simply don't bid on the item. Why don't people have the same kind of common sense?
As a buyer you can't expect everything to go your way with a sale and to give someone a negative comment just b/c the card wasn't shipped the way you wanted it to be or you paid a little too much shipping for it, then again read the description and don't bother bidding! I hope your ebay experience doesn't take away for your passion for the hobby since you seem one of the dwindling few that actually cares about it.
03-22-2013, 06:20 PM #270
Happened to me about 2 months ago. I have 500+ positive feedback with zero negatives.
I called customer service and that was a waste of time. She had told me the only reason I got the lower rating was because of my shipping ( $3 to Canada, $4 to USA ). She told me the only way to garuntee my rating in shipping goes up is if I sell 50 items on eBay with free shipping. Told her where eBay could shove it and hung up