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3. Bidding > 38. Save Money on Shipping

Save Money on Shipping

Save the seller time, get your item sooner, and cough up less money for shipping.

I hate being ripped off, and one of the most common rip-offs on eBay is inflated shipping charges. The problem is that most sellers who overcharge for shipping don’t even know they’re doing it.

Sellers want to cover all their costs, so it’s the buyer who ends up footing the bill for packing materials, shipping charges, insurance, and the bagel the seller ate while waiting in line at the post office. But even those who ask that you only cover legitimate shipping fees may still be charging too much, simply because they don’t know a cheaper or more efficient shipping method.

Tip

If you don’t know what method of shipping a seller will use, just ask. You have a right to know what you’re paying for, and many sellers will be willing to use a cheaper (or faster) shipping option if you request it.


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