Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Salesrep, Jun 5, 2005.
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Thats the way a low down dirty crook makes himself feel honest, this form of shipping rips ebay off for there ending sales fee, I also like the description, in that the serial numbers will not match the one pictured.
This person is thinking that if they start an auction at 99 cents and have a shipping/handling fee that is what they REALLY want the auction to start at, they will end up paying ebay a percentage of a couple of bucks rather than a percentage of over a hundred bucks. This approach can save the seller money. The problems are:
1. The bidders may not notice the s/h fee and bid the amount up to where the auction would normally be, thus paying twice as much as they intended.
2. It is dishonest. Basically the point is to rip ebay off. It is against ebay rules and can get a seller banned from ebay if caught.
3. It shows that a seller is shady. I would not bid on such an auction because now I know the seller is not an honest person, and if they are willing to rip ebay, I bet they are willing to rip a bidder off as well.
Thats one of the bad things about ebay, they basicly force users to make sure others are honest...
This is a complete fraud. I have bought and sold hundreds of items on ebay and have never charged more that $15.00 for an item. (and that was for a complete proof set from 1955 to 2004). I suppose it was the sellers intent to hope that any potential bidders would overlook the shipping price and therefor double his or her money for this item.
E-bay has it's good points and bad points for anyone in the coin collecting hobbie or for anything else for that matter. This is one example of some individual that is an out and out thief and should be " flogged in the town square" for this rip-off. I appreciate the disclosure of the item and description for this individual and I've put him/her in my "never to bid on" list for the future.
All his S/H/I charges in the past 20 completed auctions are under $5.00...
But I would defiantly get clarification form the sell before I bid...
1. He says "PLESE NOTE THE S/H FEE" and
2. He tells you he's showing one coin and planning to send you a different one.
He's ripping off both the buyer and EBay.
One thing I missed... it was a one day auction and is now closed...
Certainly a strange auction but you never know what's going to show up next in Ebay Land...
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