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Postby BigMusky » Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:17 pm

I bought an Ice Shanty on ebay at a great price...about 100 dollars less then stores. Then I got the 80 dollar shipping bill and it seemed like I should have just bought it at the store. I hate ebay and almost never buy stuff on there anymore.
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Postby L0rdB23 » Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:33 pm

it is mine to answer an earlier question .. the 25 dollars includes the shipping, insurance and tracking.. plus i gotta buy stuff to secure it like bubble wrap and the packing foam and it is 2 controllers 8 games and a xbox in 1 box .. its not exactly light. i agree it is expensive to ship but it doesnt scare off as many people as ud think cuz theyre still getting alot for alot less then they would pay in stores when u think about it with tax and all that other stuff
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:29 pm

I sell on eBay a lot (many hundreds of items sold - might be up to a thousand, I dunno) and I usually charge more for shipping than it actually costs. Handling is the time it takes to do everything. I usually sell just cards, and charge $3 (it's almost always international, and comes to about $1.50-$2 so I make maybe $1 for "handling" on each card).

But buying is a pain in the ass. Shipping to Canada is always more, and then there's duty that the government charges if they find out it's merchandise you bought form the internet. I bought 4 soccer jerseys, and they charged me I think $75 for duty, or something ridiculous like that.

BTW Lord: I think it's against eBay policy to advertise auctions like this. Not sure, but I think so.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:33 pm

Also, why are you selling it? I spent over $100 on a Blue S Controller and Madden 05, so if I didn't already have XBox I'd definately think about bidding.

You'd probably get more if you auctioned each item off separetely (the S controllers sell for pretty good moeny I think; most people prefer them to the replicas). And Madden 05 should get some good money, it's still fairly new. Not to mention the system itself...
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Re: anyone lookin for a great xbox deal for xmas???

Postby acsguitar » Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:00 am

L0rdB23 wrote:just wanted to show you guys this deal on ebay

1 Xbox- 8 Games- 2 S Controllers .. Give It A Look

comes with fable, halo, max payne 2, madden 2005, baldurs gate,
time splitters2, xmen legends, otogi

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8145385061&category=62053&sspagename=rvi:1:2


Ill think about it but only if i have your word that this isn't going toward midget porn!
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:06 pm

LBJackal wrote:I sell on eBay a lot (many hundreds of items sold - might be up to a thousand, I dunno) and I usually charge more for shipping than it actually costs. Handling is the time it takes to do everything. I usually sell just cards, and charge $3 (it's almost always international, and comes to about $1.50-$2 so I make maybe $1 for "handling" on each card).

But buying is a pain in the ass. Shipping to Canada is always more, and then there's duty that the government charges if they find out it's merchandise you bought form the internet. I bought 4 soccer jerseys, and they charged me I think $75 for duty, or something ridiculous like that.

BTW Lord: I think it's against eBay policy to advertise auctions like this. Not sure, but I think so.


I always know that shipping on EBAY is high so I always calculate it into my highest bid. If I lose, I lose. As for cards, I have bought quite a few on there and it pisses me off when people charge a lot to ship a card. Chances are that if they are selling a decent card, there is just about no handling involved. I would expect that the card is already in a toploader so there is almost no handling. Most people just stick it in an envelope and mail it just like a letter. If they happen to use a padded envelope, how much is that?? I hate it when the pic in the auction shows the card in a toploader and I pay $3 S&H and then it comes in a regular envelope with a standard stamp on it. :-[ Does it really cost almost $3 to stick it in an envelope and drive it to the post office?? :-?
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