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    I have found this same thing happening. I pay special attention to what it cost for shipping when ordering. Some cost are reasonable for the items weight and size. When I order something tiny for a tiny price and the shipping is 3-4 times higher than the item, I don't need it that bad. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    two thumbs up for asking what is going on.. I would have frowned and decided if I really wanted the book..

    nice to know !

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    thanks for letting us know, this way we can all help others, shipping cost is high

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGibbs
    on ebay if the shipping is way beyond what it should be then on feedback, give positive, but the star thing at the bottom, I always give the lowest stars. Pushes them way down on the priority list when looking for an item.
    YES I know...despite the fact that the shipping can include the cost of packing materials, our gas to deliver it, our ink to print the label AND the fact that ALL ebay buyers want their order TODAY..but only want to pay for next month's shipping rate!

    I even shipped for FREE like ebay said we should and still got low DSR's on shipping..and I did NOT add anything into my shipping cost..and even refunded if it did come in under...do you know how many people do NOT check their PP accounts to see that refund??

    So glad I closed that store..I can actually SLEEP at night and not worry about pleasing a hundred strangers with BAD manners every day!

    I actually bought some patterns on ebay just this week from a seller in Alaska..her shipping quote seemed high so I ask her, and she said yes, the "model" put the price in at $4.95 for priority, but patterns can ship first class for only $2.50(there were 4 of them)...
    what wonders a little communication can bring about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    I would ask if they could send it media mail, much cheaper
    WRONG...most people do not realize that anything UNDER 13oz can actually ship cheaper going first class! Most times I can even add Delivery confirmation and still be lower than MEDIA...

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    I think it's show how really foolish it is for the business not to get the auto charge removed from the order submission. I don't understand taking the risk if losing a lot of orders over something so easy to change. When I see a high shipping charge I AUTO click cancel.

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    i can't tell you how many times i've cancelled an order because the shipping is out of line. if only companies only realized how much business they are losing by putting an 'automatic' charge on. or... they may realize that there are a certain number of people that will just pay it and the extra money for shipping becomes part of their profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    I would ask if they could send it media mail, much cheaper
    WRONG...most people do not realize that anything UNDER 13oz can actually ship cheaper going first class! Most times I can even add Delivery confirmation and still be lower than MEDIA...
    not true, the cutoff is about 7 ounces. For instance, a 13 ounce book is $2.41 media, $3.41 First class.


    Also, please (PUHLEEEEZZE) speaking as an ebay seller, if you are unhappy with any aspect of your transaction CONTACT the seller before leaving feedback and give them a chance to make it right for you. Feedback is NOT a way to communicate with the seller.

    Spoken as one who got marked down (1 star on all 4 categories) for an item which did not arrive and for which the buyer received a full refund. Now I ask you, is that fair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
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    not true, the cutoff is about 7 ounces. For instance, a 13 ounce book is $2.41 media, $3.41 First class.
    I am afraid it is I that is correct...
    as taken from the USPS website:
    First-Class Mail gets your mail there fast.
    Postcards, letters, large envelopes (flats) and small packages can be sent using First-Class Mail®. This service, along with Priority Mail and Express Mail, is ideal for sending personal correspondence, handwritten or typewritten letters, and bills or statements of account. It may also be used for advertisements and lightweight merchandise. First-Class Mail prices are based on both the shape and weight of the item being mailed. For items weighing more than 13 ounces, use Priority Mail.

    First-Class Mail includes:

    First-Class Mail Cards – rectangular cardstock mailpiece not contained in an envelope.
    First-Class Mail Letters – small rectangular mailpiece no thicker than ¼ inch weighing 3.5 ounces or less.
    First-Class Mail Large Envelopes – flat rectangular mailpiece no thicker than ¾ inch.
    First-Class Mail Packages – a box, thick envelope, or tube weighing up to 13 ounces.
    Presorted First-Class Mail – for high volume business mail
    First-Class Mail Commercial Plus – Commercial customers who mail higher volumes of lightweight packages have the option to use First-Class Mail service.
    Priority Mail® - Cost-effective delivery in 2-3 days to most locations.

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    The PO here always asks me if I want Priority or First Class. The difference in price is pennies. If there is room on the truck/plane third class and media mail go the same time as priority mail. Only if the mail transport is full do the lesser posts have to wait.

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