Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceOther - Business & Finance · 9 months ago

How can people get away with charging up to 8.00 for shipping a mug on ebay?

They lowball the prices and then charge a fortune for shipping. Or it's the same exact price. Really, it costs that much to ship a mug? Is this consumer gouging.

7 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    sounds very extortionate to me.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Because people focus on the upfront price.  They price that low enough to make the sale and then charge on shipping to make (in their mind at least), a reasonable profit.

  • 9 months ago

    Shipping fees are very clear on eBay - if you don't want to pay $8 to ship a mug, then don't buy it.

  • 9 months ago

    Obviously, you haven't shipped much.  It costs $2.99 just to send an envelope with the tiniest of a flat thing in it.  The box, wrapped in bubble wrap - you don't want it to break, do you?  And, because it is a breakable item, it is probably being sent insured.  The box is probably 8 x 8  x 8.  That's what is necessary to send a mug wrapped in bubble wrap.

    Source(s): Done a LOT of shipping.
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  • John
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Is simple, those who won't pay that, move on.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Have you tried to mail anything lately?  Postage rates went up a lot last January.

    I've have had people offer me $10 for an item that will cost at least $12 to ship.

  • 9 months ago

    Did you NOT click on shipping??  I always check that.  

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