For all of you that partake in ebay selling, please allow me to give some advice (and vent).
When you list an item, be sure you have accurately calculated your shipping costs. You can't just list the shipping at $20 and then try and invoice the buyer for more & for insurance costs, etc. Insurance covers the seller, not the buyer... so asking the buyer if they want insurance makes no sense to me. When an insurance claim is filed with a carrier, it is suppose to be filed by the sender, and the payment is sent to the SELLER not the buyer.
The reason for all this? I just bought a sign on ebay that had shipping listed at around $30. Now the seller is sending me messages asking if I'd like to pay for insurance and to wait for an invoice because he has to go buy a whole bunch of crating & packaging materials, etc.
I have sold on ebay, and I understand sometimes you can miscalculate shipping... but you just have to eat those costs & show more due diligence next time you list something.
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