Originally Posted by Brianpore
Just because other people do it, does not make it right and should not be your fallback reason why it's OK to be upset at this seller....If you wanted to negotiate you should have done it before bidding.
Originally Posted by acosbysweater
Let me just say that I've rarely had a problem on eBay, either in buying or selling, but this one is starting to grate on me.
I think everyone has said almost everything that can be said, but I want to add one more thing. When you leave feedback, there are four categories where you can give the seller "stars." One of those is "shipping and handling charges." I would suggest, if you know he can ship the item for less then rate him accordingly there. He certainly doesn't deserve negative feedback.
The bottom line is the price it sold was the minimum he was going to let it go for. If he listed "actual" shipping costs, his item would have just been listed higher than $.99 you won it for. He made a judgement call to gain more initial viewers, hoping that once they saw it, the shipping price wouldn't bug them.