Thursday, March 01, 2007

I Think I'm Getting Hosed On Ebay!

I won this Saturday. The seller emailed Monday with the shipping charges, said 'it seemed a little high, and that she wouldn't blame me if I reconsidered."

I immediately emailed back asking if there was maybe a cheaper way to mail it, because I did indeed want the bowl. I sent another email yesterday because I didn't hear back from her.

Now it's Thursday, and she's still not responding!
Did I broach Ebay etiquette? Did I piss her off?

What if I pay the ridiculous shipping fee and she doesn't send me the damn bowl?



Blogger Netter said...

If I were you, I would find out the size and weight of the bowl. You should be able to figure out how much it would cost to mail by calling the post office with that info. Then you will know for sure how much you are being screwed. Keep in mind the packing material will add a little weight to it.

It does seem a little fishy to me, but give the lady a day or two, maybe she just got busy or something came up.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Oh man. I am with Nett. Give her a couple of days and call you post office and find out. Sometimes people get a little busy with life and forgot things.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Oscar the Grouch said...

You technically haven't been hosed until you pay for an item..and it never arrives...

I'm speaking from experience..I'm still waiting on the outcome of my dispute...

8:49 AM  
Blogger Knitting Momma said...

I'm a little more cranky about stuff like this. I'd give it another day or two and then email and say, "Look, if I don't hear from you in 48 hours I'm retracting my bid and leaving negative feedback."

But I'm cranky. It's a truth universally acknowledged.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...

Her slowness in responding to email might be an indication of how slow she'll be getting it shipped to you.

What are her feedback comments like, anybody mention slowness?

1:57 PM  
Blogger SusannahS said...

Ah, the joys of eBay! I looked at an item one time that was being sold in Bermuda or some far-away place---the item was $10.00, but the shipping was going to be almost $30.00!!! Which seemed high even for international shipping. The seller was tacking on "handling" fees for the packing material and the time spent packing & driving to the post office!!!
On the other hand, I love eBay for yarn! Many, many yarn lovers abound in cyberspace, and many, many great deals are to be found (even with shipping costs)!

3:12 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

Most of the time, they have this meter on the site that lets you calculate shipping...That sucks, though. I would do what nett suggested - try to calculate it on your own & get back to her with what you're willing to pay. If she doesn't respond, leave negative feedback.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Kare said...

good luck with this.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Ladybird said...

But doesnt that bowl look a bit ancient - as if it was excavated from some archaeological site?
You really want it?

8:13 AM  

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