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The Round Table / Re: Ebay Up To Their Old Tricks
« Last post by *CountessA* on August 06, 2017, 02:33:02 PM »
eBay's emails are an avalanche. They tell me they've chosen things for me which they know I'll want; they tell me I'll find my sort of shopping inspiration in their email; they tell me what's "trending" (ha - am I bovvered? I AIN'T BOVVERED!); they tell me this is it, the one I've been waiting for (I wasn't); they advise me to be the sharpest tool in the shed; and so on and so on and so on.

I don't want to disable all messages from eBay as I may use the occasional discount offer, but if I could just disable the "WE think we want you to know about these things" emails, it would be a considerable saving on my inbox's ability to cope. The whole experience is simply - annoying. Result: I am less and less inclined to buy from eBay as I don't have nice fuzzy warm feelings about eBay.
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The Round Table / Re: Ebay Up To Their Old Tricks
« Last post by *Brum6y* on August 03, 2017, 01:27:54 AM »
It is curious how all the little quirks you find along the way seem to always lean towards the maximising of fee charges.

Adding postage into the final value fee calculation was a bit rich - but I can understand why they did that.  I'm just waiting for them to start charging FVF on postage for pickup items....


EBay has done one thing out of paranoia that is actually costing them sales.  My seller friend had a recent situation where they were going out of their way to help a Buyer (who didn't have a lot of experience or confidence with eBay) sort out multiple purchases for a combined invoice, to save the buyer on shipping costs.  From what I can gather about the exchange, I suspect eBay may have been filtering messages.

That is a great way to put Buyers off - and to have Sellers bear the brunt of the Buyer's displeasure.  Such a rich reward for the Seller who was spending so much time helping their customer.

Which reminds me ... there is talk of eBay forcing Immediate Payment for all items under $1,000 - so say goodbye to a lot of sales where a customer might want multiple purchases under a single lot of postage - UNLESS - that seller can set up "rules" for the shopping cart that will allow for automatic calculation.  It's a bit hard to do that when you sell items varying from the size of a business card to a small overnight bag and where half of the packages can go at letter rates - when eBay thinks everything is a parcel.

So ... what was the question....?
So Ebay iS up to their old tricks ;)
Oh, right .... It seems so.
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The Round Table / Re: Ebay Up To Their Old Tricks
« Last post by callostemma on August 01, 2017, 09:25:03 AM »
So Ebay iS up to their old tricks ;)
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The Round Table / Re: Ebay Up To Their Old Tricks
« Last post by *Brum6y* on July 31, 2017, 07:09:57 PM »
My money is on the eBay shopping cart.  I've seen it before.

There are a couple of qualifications, but mostly PayPal just uses whatever eBay provides.
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The Round Table / Re: >**** ELKO SMASH ****<
« Last post by *Brum6y* on July 31, 2017, 06:48:06 PM »
Sorry.  You lost me at: "The SS Tello is capable"
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The Round Table / Re: >**** ELKO SMASH ****<
« Last post by *CountessA* on July 31, 2017, 05:46:31 PM »
Tello, you DID read all that! :gmuffled:
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The Round Table / Re: >**** ELKO SMASH ****<
« Last post by callostemma on July 31, 2017, 01:39:15 PM »
If it does it comes right side up  passenger still  in situ
 change name to titello :titanic: :titanic:
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The Round Table / Re: >**** ELKO SMASH ****<
« Last post by tellomon on July 31, 2017, 12:35:31 PM »
"The SS Tello is capable of not capsizing..." is a nice touch.
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The Round Table / Re: >**** ELKO SMASH ****<
« Last post by tellomon on July 31, 2017, 12:32:32 PM »
Am I sposed to read all that?

I got "and a person whose brain has been so damaged that he/she is maintained only by life support and is in a vegetative state." My heavy drug days are of no consequence.

It's the self-imposed isolation that I enjoy most.

Send many USD's asap! I'll manage just fine....



:groucho:
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The Round Table / Re: Ebay Up To Their Old Tricks
« Last post by callostemma on July 31, 2017, 11:51:48 AM »
Its when you use payapl topay.
It decides the postage
Honest sellers often refund some of the postage
However ebay   base their charges on the amount plus postage
the seller can claim a refund from refunded postage but it makes  extra work for them
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