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Just a quick qusetion for those who sell on eBay..... do you add a little extra onto postage for yourself??

People have told me I should but I hate it when I recieve something that I have paid say $5 for and postage was only $2 so I don't add anything extra on, I figure selling the item is the money for me....

What do you do??

Just a quick qusetion for those who sell on eBay..... do you add a little extra onto postage for yourself??

People have told me I should but I hate it when I recieve something that I have paid say $5 for and postage was only $2 so I don't add anything extra on, I figure selling the item is the money for me....

What do you do??


Well depending on the item for us we add postage smile If it's only small we don't really bother
I dont add anything to postage.

I'm like you, i hate reciving an item to find that the postage was $3 less than what i actually paid.

We have Trademe here in NZ, but I don't add anything on either, unless I've had to go buy some packaging for the item.

Some people on trademe charge a "handling" fee, and every time I see the charge on an auction I think WTF? Trademe is really only for the home seller...like kids clothes etc, not for companies as such, so I don't understand why people would charge a handling fee.

Fiona.
I generally add a small charge to the postage but only enough to cover the packaging.

The only other time I would consider adding to the postage is if I lived rurally (or away from the post office) and had to make a special trip just for their package - but even then I would mention the added amount and reason first so the buyer would be aware.
i never add extra and tbh if i am looking at buying i stay away from the ones who have put extra on.
I don't because i know how ripped off i feel when i see someone's made $5 extra off postage. (That said if i think a sellers postage is too high i just won't bid.) I also hate it when a seller doesn't offer combined postage!

I mainly sell books and clothes so i always post in the prepaid satchel bags and just use stuff from around the home to package with (newspaper, folded down cardboard, shopping bags etc.)


Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds,
You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.

i have only sold something once, and it ended up costing me an extra $5 postage, i did the ebay estimation thing where it works it out depending on where the buyer lives, and it ended up being wrong <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' />

so i lost out on that one.

i think if it cost me a few dollars less i would probably chuck a couple of dollars in the package to pay them back just to be nice...

not that anyone has ever done that for me mind you!!!



i think if it cost me a few dollars less i would probably chuck a couple of dollars in the package to pay them back just to be nice...

not that anyone has ever done that for me mind you!!!


I've actually bought several books from someone and they combined the postage and sent back $3.50 with the books! I couldn't believe it; made me smile all day! The next day was the door knock appeal so i threw in an extra $3.50 for charity! smile


Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds,
You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.

Nope, I hate it when people add on money in the postage. I charge the exact amount and if it happens to be cheaper I always refund the buyer the difference.
No, it annoys me when I receive something from Ebay and find out that the seller is making a profit from the postage. There's been a couple of times I've sold something on Ebay and when I've gone to post the item, it has been cheaper than I stated on my listing, so I put the money in with the item.
IMO, over charging on postage is a sure way of receiving negative feedback.
I do a lot of posting ... not from Ebay but for Ley Lou.
Always try to estimate the exact postage and I certainly don't make any money off it.
I do take into consideration however, the cost of envelopes and packaging etc.
Most of the time for larger orders I use the pre-paid satchels. People know how much they cost so they know they're not getting ripped off.

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