Is this also an ebay venting thread
I purchased an item from a buyer in Canada. I am also in Canada. the item - a suit jacket - sold for a quite a low price, $23.00. The seller sent me an invoice with an international USPS shipping quote of $30.00 for the jacket, for a combined total of $53.00. (In my experience $30.00 is incredibly high for shipping a suit jacket internationally let alone domestically).
I requested the seller to send a new invoice with the domestic shipping charge and noted I would pay as soon as that was done. They then sent me the sole message I have received from them to date which stated they could not change the shipping as it would be unfair to the other bidders. He/She proceeded to send another invoice with international shipping at the aforementioned price. After another message on my part explaining this makes no sense, the seller opened a case with ebay to cancel the order, which I declined.
This morning, I contacted ebay customer service, who is sending the seller a notice to change to shipping to domestic. They said, predictably and understandably, they cannot force the seller to change the shipping.
That all said, I would rather pay for the item and it's offensive, incorrect, international shipping charge, as I got a great deal, but this seems very wrong. My underlying suspicion (with no evidence) is the seller thought they were going to get 5 times or so the amount they did for the item are and wanting to re-list it. Lastly, I appreciate this is far too much energy spent on $30, but for me it is more about the precedent of good business and feeling like I'm getting screwed. Any experiences, thoughts, or suggestions from you upstanding, frequently using, ebay sellers and buyers here on SF?Edited by hrb - 1/14/13 at 2:20pm