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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

eBay Tip #1

I figure it is about time I share some tips with readers about buying on eBay. My first tip is concerning shipping and handling.
Before making a bid on any item be sure to check out he shipping and handling charges. Many times they are decent, but occasionaly, ok quite occassionaly you will find a seller who marks up his shipping and handling heavily. The item will probably appear cheap but once the shipping is added the seller has made a nice dime.
One way around this is to make sure in your eBay view that you show the shipping charges and add in your zip or postal code so eBay can attempt to approximate the cost for you. If the cost is not shown in the view then go to the listing and look for a shipping section. Still no info. Contact the seller via eMail. Even if the item is a deal you shouldn't take your chances.

Also, if you are going to buy several items from the same buyer check if they will combine ship the items for you. This will same you money on shipping. Make sure you don't process the payment before asking though as they will ussually give you an adjusted invoice with the new shipping cost. Once you pay it is more difficult.

If you have any questions on this please leave a comment.

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