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Registered: ‎06-19-2013

Can buyer change shipping rate after the item has been sold

Hi - I've only had a few purchases from ebay in the past. I just bought an item and the shipping cost was set at 6.50. After the item sold the person sent me an invoice with the cost of shipping at over 15.00. After I emailed them asking about it they stated that I lived on the other side of the country and the calculator when they listed the item wasn't correct. I never would have purchased this if I had known this. Can they do that after the fact?

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nowibuystuff
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Posts: 5,240
Registered: ‎04-30-2008

Re: Can buyer change shipping rate after the item has been sold

in reply to susanmarie123

The only recent purchase I see is the DUNCAN Butterfly Yo-Yos - 12 Total


 


Shipping shows priority and ranges from $5.60 to 88003 (Sellers zip)


to $6.95 for a zone 8 >> 96929


 


Best to pay right away after the auction ends before the Seller has a chance to add anything


 


At this point if you don't pay , The Seller can open an unpaid item dispute


You can try calling eBay and explaining the problem to them BUT seems most times they do nothing about it


 


Try sending the Seller an eMail explaining to them that eBay does not allow Sellers to up the shipping cost after the fact


 


 


Delivery Confirmation is now called "Tracking"

BUT seems to still be Delivery Confirmation

Copy & Paste from USPS site >>

If you shipped with Express Mail®, you’ll get point-by-point tracking details. If you used another service—USPS Tracking™, Certified Mail™, Registered Mail™ —you’ll see when it went out for delivery.
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tonystark74
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Registered: ‎03-02-2013

Re: Can buyer change shipping rate after the item has been sold

in reply to susanmarie123


they stated that I lived on the other side of the country and the calculator when they listed the item wasn't correct.



If it's the Yo-yos, the seller had the shipping calculator set for a Priority 1 lb. package.  Surely 12 yo-yos would weigh more than a pound, so if the the calculator gave the wrong price, it was the seller's fault for not using the correct weight (GIGO).


 


If you still have the email that tells you that you won the auction, you might be able to click the 'Pay Now' button and still get the original shipping price (I don't know for sure - that's just what I have heard).  If you are able to pay that way, the seller would either have to ship or refund your money.  If the seller cancels and refunds, I would leave appropriate (NEG) feedback.

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