callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

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Yessss! eBay gives in

At last, eBay has given in over the 'free postage and packing requirement' which has been causing such grief to people trying to sell books. In come 'maximum limits'. For most books, it will be £2.75. How odd that this should be what Amazon Marketplace charges! There are still anomalies though: nothing to stop people charging the maximum for posting a lightweight paperback; some books will cost more than the allowed max. to post; you can charge more for 'antiquarian' books (watch people switch categories); only £7.00 is allowed for a collection or lot which might cost ten or twelve pounds to post. Still, for once they have actually taken notice of the howls of complaint carefully reasoned arguments which have been presented to them over that ludicrous new policy. Or has the change of heart been brought about by a fall in the number of listings? Surely not! As for being overcharged, caveat emptor.
Tags: ebay

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