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Post# 442212   5/25/2021 at 15:40 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Did anyone else see the Hoover Dial A Matic belts (1 pkg of 2 belts).... $49.50 shipping?? I was perusing and saw it.
Good luck with that!

Post# 442217 , Reply# 1   5/25/2021 at 18:23 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, the belts are

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$5.00 and weigh NOTHING!!!

Post# 442218 , Reply# 2   5/25/2021 at 18:45 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I hope what you saw is only an error. I came across a cord for a Kirby Tradition for over $900 (!), and I think that was also a typo.


Post# 442219 , Reply# 3   5/25/2021 at 18:46 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Old scam...

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Yeah, that's a perennial scam on eBay. I guess the sellers who do it are depending on the buyers to look at the price and not the shipping charge. And once you hit the 'Buy it Now' button, you're technically on the hook to complete the purchase. Unfortunately, the powers that be at eBay don't do much of anything to discourage the practice. To make the scam worse, eBay collects sales tax on not only the purchase price but the shipping charge as well.

Post# 442220 , Reply# 4   5/25/2021 at 20:26 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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It's why eBay hit sellers for fees on their shipping charges. The higher your shipping cost is, the more fees you pay. Sellers often never ship when they see the fees that will be taken out. You want your fees as low as possible.

Post# 442223 , Reply# 5   5/25/2021 at 20:53 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Screws you on shipping. I've sold a number of of things you get the discount when buying label from them but they add on a bunch of fees. If they did lower fees for everyone it could build up like it used to be. They bought PayPal and recently sold. When they bought PayPal they jacked up all the fees. If anyone noticed Amazon went from selling books and CDs to the largest company in the world m. If they were smart model if like Amazon.
I was looking at a royal vacuum and 139.00 shipping. I know for a fact FedEx could ship it for $40.

Post# 442229 , Reply# 6   5/25/2021 at 22:23 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Reminds me of those RCA cables on amazon that were like $5000. Of course, that's an algorithm screwup. Dunno about ebay, the seller probably put in the wrong info for the shipping, that's all.

Post# 442239 , Reply# 7   5/26/2021 at 02:20 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

RCA cables-priced for--"audiophools!"Amazing what they will pay for cables!!!After all that 5K cable will go well with the 2 Mil speakers!!!

Post# 442253 , Reply# 8   5/26/2021 at 12:26 by Vacmadman (Pueblo Co.)        

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I have passed on a number of items due to the fact that the shipping was more expensive then the item itself.

Post# 442665 , Reply# 9   6/6/2021 at 15:14 by scudo (uk)        

Not just ebay I recently wanted a couple of screws for a Kirby, about $2 but $15 shipping to the uk.
Some ebay sellers will inflate postage / price if they are low on stock so they can keep the item listed on ebay until more stock arrives.

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