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Lafos
07-28-2006, 09:57 AM
Won a Twin Pod Cloud Car oversea. Actual shipping fee to germany for this item is about 18-20 $.

The seller send an invoice with a shipping fee of 75.00 $ !

After asking why the shipping fee is that high he responded:

"That is the price, includes seller fees, international fee, package, and labor fee, handling fee, and International paperwork delivery fee. Thanks and please pay A.S.A.P. Jeff"

ebay auction (http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=012&item=220010603319&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

schmugglers
07-28-2006, 10:09 AM
WoW!

Was es nicht alles für fees gibt! Frechheit;-)

Unbelivable that there are so many fees! What a mess

schmuggler

sotoam
07-28-2006, 10:47 AM
He might be sending the item Global Express Guaranteed. Ask him how he is sending it. If you go to www.usps.com (http://www.usps.com) and click on the "Calculate Postage" -> International Postage. You can get an estimate as to how much it will cost you. I checked it to send to Germany, put a weight of 5 lbs (probably a little heavy, but shouldn't be too far off with packaging materials). It came out to $76 with Global Express Guaranteed. Ask him to send it EMS, it shows up as $43.

wadeantley
07-28-2006, 02:52 PM
Maybe there is a "storage fee" too for the 20 some years it was put away.

He is pretty general about his shipping and handling charges. Did you get a quote before it ended?

MartijnEmmelot
07-28-2006, 06:11 PM
...I would Paypal the scammer for the 18 bucks of the auction and let him park the Cloud Car somewhere dark... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

~Martijn!

Lafos
07-28-2006, 06:31 PM
Isnīt this a violation of hidden fees ?

Jedi_Bri
07-28-2006, 11:39 PM
That shipping cost is LAUGHABLE. The last cloud car in box I shipped to Europe cost me about $25 for airmail parcel or letter post. Why he would demand item to be sent by Global Express is beyond me. Does he really need tracking on an $18 item. Geez. If he was going to be open to international bids, he should have given a warning that he only ships by global guaranteed if that is his policy.

I would ask him to send by air letter or air parcel post for around $25. If he refuses, tell him that he is not very cooperative with his customers and he doesnt deserve your business. Unfortunatly, some sellers are just plain inconsiderate.

toxictoyzz
07-29-2006, 08:33 AM
i hope that you can work something out with the seller! i think this falls under the hidden fee policy!
but if he won't ship it any other way and you are afraid of a negative feedback, then pay his shipping cost with paypal and hope that he will send it or $25 via usps. then you can file a claim with paypal for the remaining 50 bucks because you have proof. some people are trying to scalp buyers when it comes to shipping. he probably expected to get a higher final bid.

Leif_G
07-29-2006, 11:09 AM
"That is the price, includes seller fees, international fee, package, and labor fee, handling fee, and International paperwork delivery fee. Thanks and please pay A.S.A.P. Jeff"



Take it to eBay. I believe they will side with you in a dispute. His auction doesn't even mention all of those fees, and none of the extra fees are legit fees that he would have paid (to my knowledge).

In addition you should send him an invoice that includes a 'filing with eBay for unjust selling practices fee' + 'calculating out the [censored] fees fee'.

Lafos
07-29-2006, 12:02 PM
Thanks for all the help.

I canīt find the link at ebay, where I can inform eBay about this incident. Can anyone help.

I got another message of the seller, who now claims, that he has sold the item to a guy in his hometown ! I offered him to pick up the item by a RS friend.

toxictoyzz
07-29-2006, 12:49 PM
what an a§§. you should check his auctions in the future. he will probably relist the item! that makes me believe even more that he didn't get the final bid he expected. i seriously can't stand sellers like him! if you still want that item you should insist on your right and see if you can work something out with the shipping fee or have someone pick it up for ya. but ater having so much troubble you should just leave it where it's at and try to get another cloud car.

ThorOakenfelder
07-29-2006, 02:05 PM
Thanks for all the help.

I canīt find the link at ebay, where I can inform eBay about this incident. Can anyone help.

I got another message of the seller, who now claims, that he has sold the item to a guy in his hometown ! I offered him to pick up the item by a RS friend.



If you won the auction isn't it against ebay rules for him to sell it to someone else?

Leif_G
07-29-2006, 02:55 PM
I got another message of the seller, who now claims, that he has sold the item to a guy in his hometown !



Hang on to that email! If you end up sending that to eBay for proof, make sure you also include what is called the 'header' information for the email. You can use google to find out how to locate the header info depending on whether you use Outlook or Outlook Express or some other program. The header info of an email shows exactly where an email comes from and where it goes and even the path it takes to get there. That way they can always compare it to their data on him and know for sure he sent it.

stathis
07-29-2006, 08:11 PM
I got another message of the seller, who now claims, that he has sold the item to a guy in his hometown !



Alright! You've got yourself a non-selling seller (http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/seller-non-performance.html)! He has violated eBay rules, so now you can pursue him through eBay.

Nick

PaulyMT
08-02-2006, 07:28 AM
I once had an american who charged $145 for shipping an uncle gundy to the netherlands http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

pauly

sotoam
08-02-2006, 08:07 AM
I once had an american who charged $145 for shipping an uncle gundy to the netherlands http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

pauly



$145? Did he buy a plane ticket for his REAL Uncle Gundy? Sheesh! Some people like to try to take advantage of foreign collectors thinking they can charge an arm and a leg to ship stuff.

Rebojazz
08-02-2006, 09:53 AM
Wow, Uncle Gundy must have done some sight seeing on the way. Did he bring you any souvineers? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Lafos
08-02-2006, 11:13 AM
I once had an american who charged $145 for shipping an uncle gundy to the netherlands http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

pauly


I guess you didnīt pay the scammer ...

wildo
08-11-2006, 11:50 AM
A good advice : always ask the price of the shipping before you bid !

That's what i do to avoid any problems.