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    Just bought an lp (double) from a guy & he stated postage would be around £3.50 in his decription.
    Just recieved the invoice and it's for £3.90 (second class royal mail)

    now i know £3.90 is "around" £3.50, but for 2nd class!!!
    & I know it's only an extra 40p but I think it's the priciple.
    I Just think he's takin the P a bit cause it ended cheap.

    I sent a polite e mail, let's see what happens.

    What d'ya reckon?
    pay the man or make a stand?

    on a more +ve note, recieved about 25 lp's
    some doubles, 1 triple this morning, total P&P £7.50.
    Thats more like it
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  • #2
    A double lp will be about £2.70 for 1st class! Not including mailer.

    They cost me about 40-50p each so anything over £3.20 ish is postage profit! Which is a crime punishable by mantiovani death!



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    • #3
      Thats the kind of answer I was looking for&#33;
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      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] (sermad @ Aug. 17 2004,10:19)]A double lp will be about £2.70 for 1st class&#33; Not including mailer.
        Just out of interest, how much would it be including mailer and the cardboard package stiffeners?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (Belson @ Aug. 17 2004,11:24)]
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (sermad @ Aug. 17 2004,10:19)]A double lp will be about £2.70 for 1st class&#33; Not including mailer.
          Just out of interest, how much would it be including mailer and the cardboard package stiffeners?
          Depends how many you buy but I pay about 14p for each one. Polythene sleeves are about 12p each.

          I charge £3.25 for a double album. That&#39;s worked out accurately totting up all the packaging costs and sending it First Class. Obviously the weight of records varies so you can&#39;t charge every record at the exact cost unless you weigh everything indidually. Unless he&#39;s paying stupid money for packaging then this guy is making a little bonus profit on his postage.

          Of course some people bump up postage charges to cover PayPal costs.  

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] (Blighty @ Aug. 17 2004,11:50)]Unless he&#39;s paying stupid money for packaging then this guy is making a little bonus profit on his postage.

            Of course some people bump up postage charges to cover PayPal costs.  
            When you say he might be making a little postage profit, could you hazard a guestimate as to how much over the top you think he is with his quote. How much direct profit he will probably clear from his quote?

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            • #7
              Greg, excuse me sticking my oar in, but I guess your getting at the &#39;for the sake of 40p extra just suck it up and get the LP you want&#39; line? I know what you&#39;re saying (if that is indeed what you&#39;re saying ) but if the seller&#39;s exceeding his quoted postage AND only using the second class post that is a little cheeky.

              Personally, I don&#39;t mind paying over the odds as long as I know about it upfront. We all know roughly what postage costs and if someone&#39;s charging more than the going rate and states their charges that&#39;s fair enough, as l can choose whether to bid or not.

              As an aside, I have a new postie and he wrote me a note on a delivery slip the other day...

              &#39;Can you please get a bigger letterbox?&#39;

              Still he dropped off some records this morning and then called back a second time when he realised he&#39;d left another parcel in the bottom of his sack. Which was nice.  
              You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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              • #8
                I charge postage by weighing every record in a mailer with one stiffener if its in the uk and two if its overseas.

                I charge 50p on top of postage for a double. If you go to www.covers33.co.uk you&#39;ll see I have to buy quantities of 50-100 at a time or I lose money over this. So anyone that charges more than 50p for a mailer is obviously getting them in low quantities. I think selectadisc sell them for a quid a pop?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [b
                  Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ Aug. 17 2004,12:15)]Greg, excuse me sticking my oar in, but I guess your getting at the &#39;for the sake of 40p extra just suck it up and get the LP you want&#39; line? I know what you&#39;re saying (if that is indeed what you&#39;re saying ) but if the seller&#39;s exceeding his quoted postage AND only using the second class post that is a little cheeky.
                  Not at all, Rich - with the extra 40p, if indeed 40p we&#39;re talking about, then we&#39;re talking somebody&#39;s a mars bar out of pocket.

                  And if the guy does this loads of times with loads of people he might clear £4.00.

                  Just trying to figure out what warrants ebay suckiness.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] (Belson @ Aug. 17 2004,12:42)]Not at all, Rich - with the extra 40p, if indeed 40p we&#39;re talking about, then we&#39;re talking somebody&#39;s a mars bar out of pocket.

                    And if the guy does this loads of times with loads of people he might clear £4.00.

                    Just trying to figure out what warrants ebay suckiness.


                    I guess this is the think end of the wedge though Greg - although pricing shipping is pretty difficult. I never get seem to get charged the same shipping twice when I take a package to the post office.

                    As for your postie Rich, cheeky bastard &#33; My postie is going to love my new letter box, 1/2 the size of my current one. I doubt that he will appreciate that it is a proper OG circa 1850 one that the house *should* have......
                    Matt Hero

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (Belson @ Aug. 17 2004,12:42)]Just trying to figure out what warrants ebay suckiness.
                      See what you mean - it&#39;s the seller rather than the system that&#39;s at fault. Where I think eBay falls down in instances like these is feedback. I&#39;m always very wary of leaving negative feedback (in fact I don&#39;t, I just don&#39;t leave any) and getting negative feedback in retaliation. Don&#39;t know how to improve the system though so it&#39;s all very well me criticising...

                      You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (Matt Hero @ Aug. 17 2004,12:51)]As for your postie Rich, cheeky bastard &#33; My postie is going to love my new letter box, 1/2 the size of my current one. I doubt that he will appreciate that it is a proper OG circa 1850 one that the house *should* have......
                        He&#39;s new. As long as I get the records he can write what he likes. Although he did leave my &#39;Musique En Vrac&#39; behind the recycle bins, out in the rain yesterday so he&#39;s definitely a cheeky git. I also wonder about complaing to the PO about stuff like this - anybody else worry about postie retaliation? Jeez, I&#39;m a mouse not a man&#33;  
                        You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                        • #13
                          40p off each buyer is pretty good going. When I ebay I do about 50 records at once. So thats a nice twenty sovs I&#39;m nicking off folk.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by [b
                            Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ Aug. 17 2004,12:58)]He&#39;s new. As long as I get the records he can write what he likes. Although he did leave my &#39;Musique En Vrac&#39; behind the recycle bins, out in the rain yesterday so he&#39;s definitely a cheeky git.
                            Ouch, it&#39;s never the cheapies that get left outside is it &#33;

                            Fortunatly, Caz is at home to get my parcels for me now I&#39;m out at work. On the occasions that they get taken back to the PO, it takes up to a week for me to get there when they are open
                            Matt Hero

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by [b
                              Quote[/b] (sermad @ Aug. 17 2004,13:02)]So thats a nice twenty sovs I&#39;m nicking off folk.
                              You thieving b*stard&#33;&#33;&#33;



                              You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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