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Increasing shipping charges to avoid eBay fees?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Zeraw08, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. Zeraw08

    Zeraw08 Newbie

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    Is it risky to decrease the price and increase shipping charges (example : the item is priced $5 and I pay $2 for the shipping, I price the item at $1 and charge $6 for the shipping) in order to avoid final value fees?
    Has anyone got any problem with this technique?
     
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  2. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I can't speak for everybody but higher shipping charges put me off as a buyer
     
  3. bobby96

    bobby96 Newbie

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    use classified there is no charge for shipping just post it in big states,your home town then when people search on ebay your classified show up
     
  4. anatho

    anatho Elite Member

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    I have seen a lot of Hong Kong/Chinese sellers on eBay doing this, they offer items at $ 1 or $ 2 and shipping is $ 5 or more.
    Since they do it all the time and also many of them are powersellers, I think there is no problem with eBay.
    Problem might be that the buyer receives your item and sees that you asked $ 6 for shipping while on the package is a $ 2stamp .....
     
  5. Zeraw08

    Zeraw08 Newbie

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    Do you know another method to avoid these fees? Because I'm doing a lot of drop shipping on eBay and their freaking fees are cutting 70% of my profit...
     
  6. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    I do it, and I don't give a damn.
     
  7. sousen

    sousen Junior Member

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    No you cannot, ebay is not full, read carefully their shipping charges policy if you do that your account may get banned