Dec 24 2011, 09:35 PM
Hello, I got a Medium Priority Mail Box of cards up for sale on eBay.... I got this message today:
If I bid and win this lot will you give me $0.95 off of the shipping? Please
That is all the explanation he gave me.... All I am charging is $10.95 to ship it in the first place, not really much over the shipping cost for the box any way. I was just wondering if something like this has ever happened to any of you guys.
Dec 24 2011, 09:47 PM
Here was his answer.....
I don't know if I will have enough in my paypal to pay. Just let me know. If not, I will not be able to bid. Thanks
Dec 24 2011, 10:54 PM
He needs the 95 cents for food.
Dec 24 2011, 10:56 PM
I would ignore him or block him from bidding on any of your auctions. It's not worth the problems he may be.
Dec 25 2011, 05:21 AM
Some people have very limited funds, and he might just have $10 left, and want your lot badly. I know the feeling, on checkoutmycards, I had around $1.80 left and the two cards I needed were a combined $1.83 or something like that, so, I made an offer of 5 cents lower and got both cards
Im guessing its the same thing here
Dec 26 2011, 08:46 AM
Well, now the lot is over $15 so I don't know if he'll be able to buy it. I will probably work with him.
Dec 26 2011, 08:51 AM
I would work with someone who at least had the courage to ask, if you have the room to do it. If 10.95 is what it will cost you with fees and actual postage, then I would just tell him that and show him your USPS costs.
Dec 27 2011, 12:43 AM
Oddly enough, I got the same type of messages from the exact same buyer. He must send these out in bulk and not really pay attention to replies unless he gets a positive result since he asked me the same question on similar items within a couple days, ignoring the answer both times.
Honestly, he's probably just trying to find a way to save on costs in some way, shape or form. I guess I can't blame him, but I'm not going to kick the guy back money just because he wins.
Jan 1 2012, 07:51 AM
Thanks Sam... I will keep an eye out for this guy and since he does that will not give him any kickbacks.
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