Views 2 Likes Comments Comment
Like if this Guide is helpful
Tips to saving money on postage when shopping on ebay - 1# BE AWARE OF FAIR POSTAGE PRICES - genuine/ reasonable sellers should always be able to provide you with prepaid postpacks. Prepaid postpacks come in 2 sizes - under 500g which should fit up to 3 lightweight items, should cost you $5 and a handling fee of 50c to $1 is fair and reasonable. A postpack up to 800g/ 1kg is $9 and should fit any heavy clothing items ( ie. jeans / even 2 pairs of jeans). Express post is also available in prepaid packs, which cost about $7.50 for under 500g and $10 or so for the bigger ones. 2# ASK TO COMBINE POSTAGE when buying on ebay it is definately better value to buy more than one item from the same shop / seller. Some sellers ( such as TIE DYE HEAVEN) offer free combined postage ( at our shop, you only pay for the post pack and then fill it up!) and most will offer you a special discount on postage with the more items that you buy. Do not just assume that your seller will do this as I have been caught out paying $5 postage for each item of clothing!!! 3# CHECK HANDLING FEES TIE DYE HEAVEN does not charge handling fees though many places do, and unfortunately they can be excessive , so ask! ask! ask! 4# ALWAYS CHECK POSTAGE PRICES IF THEY ARE NOT READILY VISIBLE if a seller has not indicated a postage price in the description or the listing,you can't be sure what they are going to charge you, and once you have made a bid or 'buy it now' its too late to back out as you have entered in to a contract and they can charge you whatever they like! don't assume that all sellers are fair! 5# REPORT INFLATED PRICING TO EBAY you can do something if you are charged $50 on a $5 postage item - contact the seller, then contact ebay or as a last resort, be very clear about the inflated postage when you leave your feedback! If you are in doubt about whether you are being charged fair postage - look up the australia post website which provides a postage calculator and only requires that you kow your post code and the approximate weight of what you are purchasing. Hope this helped! Allira
Have something to share, create your own Guide... Write a Guide
Explore more Guides