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Old 03-04-2018, 12:56 PM
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Default PWCC and Probstein shipping fees.

Just noticed, while scrolling through some e-bay postings, the shipping fees of these 2 companies/business's. (for us CDN's)

Looking at this first card of Gene Hermanski for .99c with one bid, it shows a shipping fee of $20.00 dollars. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...EAAOSwXfdama8a

The next card of Billy Loes shows a shipping fee of $65.00 with 2 bids but still a total of .99 cents. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...EAAOSwS45ama8l

I have seen PWCC charge shipping based on the price they receive for cards so without bidding on the Loes card, I already know the one bidder has likely bidded up this card to a much higher level than the .99 cents.
Not that there's anything wrong with that as he likely wants the card somewhat badly, but I am surprised, without the high bid being shown, that PWCC has already upped the shipping fee to $65.00.

The $65 shipping fee already tells me there is no point in bidding on this card as it likely quite a bit higher than I am willing to pay.

As an aside, when did shipping fees become so pricey? I remember when PWCC had a stationary/one time fee of $15.00 dollars, now it is through the roof depending on how much a crd sells for?
I assume/know, it is for insurance purposes, but this is getting way out of hand imo!

Probstein never sold to CDN's so I assume he is now willing too if one wants to pay the $32.00 dollars he now charges to ship up here.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...oAAOSwYlVamG68

Just a rant coming from a frustrated CDN buyer.

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Old 03-04-2018, 01:10 PM
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The Loes should sell for $700 or so. I would imagine insured shipping to Canada is pretty close to the $65 he charges. This is one reason a lot of sellers have stopped shipping out of the US. A couple weeks ago I checked to see what it would cost to ship one wax box to Canada. I could ship it to most of the US for $8 or so. It was $38 to ship to Canada. That was with no insurance.
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:27 PM
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The Loes should sell for $700 or so. I would imagine insured shipping to Canada is pretty close to the $65 he charges. This is one reason a lot of sellers have stopped shipping out of the US. A couple weeks ago I checked to see what it would cost to ship one wax box to Canada. I could ship it to most of the US for $8 or so. It was $38 to ship to Canada. That was with no insurance.
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There is no doubt in my mind, we, as buyers, are getting gouged up here. I understand the need for insurance/to cover your butt, etc, but I believe not just these businesses/companies, but others as well, are making bank on their shipping fees, which is, of course, against e-bay rules. E-Bay rules state clearly to only charge actual shipping fees, not to overinflate them.

Regardless, since I don't purchase from either one anyways, the fees won't affect me. I was just wondering when fees got so high stateside or are these businesses/companies free to charge whatever it is they want now all disguised as insurance fees?

Are insurance fees really that high now on X number of dollars/value?
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:39 PM
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Global shipping any cheaper? I've had buyers asking me to opt out so probably not. I like that once I ship, it's out of my hands though.
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:47 PM
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Global shipping any cheaper? I've had buyers asking me to opt out so probably not. I like that once I ship, it's out of my hands though.
I never thought I'd see the day but Global is cheaper than these 2, anyways.

Personally, I have never seen an increase with shipping fees the higher the price of a card goes.
We are not talking about $1000.00 dollar + cards here, usually ones well under $2-$300 hundred dollars.
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probstein is still dead to me!
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probstein is still dead to me!
I thought that might be coming, Raymond.
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I never thought I'd see the day but Global is cheaper than these 2, anyways.

Personally, I have never seen an increase with shipping fees the higher the price of a card goes.
We are not talking about $1000.00 dollar + cards here, usually ones well under $2-$300 hundred dollars.

They are estimating what the card might go for when they list the shipping fees. Ebay doesn't allow you to revise your item to fiddle your stated fee once it has a bid on it.

Global shipping program may be different. I don't use it, but It's possible Ebay calculates VAT and other taxes into the fee when calculating and may take the next price bid up when listing that shipping cost.

If there is a stated shipping fee, nobody makes money on Ebay gouging on shipping (except for maybe Ebay). Ebay takes a bigger cut of the shipping fee then they do for the actual item, for most bigger sellers, not even mentioning the cut Paypal takes.

International shipping charges and the ramifications of lost packages to those sellers have been escalating out of control the last several years. With the coming trade war, it's not going to get any better.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:06 PM
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They are estimating what the card might go for when they list the shipping fees. Ebay doesn't allow you to revise your item to fiddle your stated fee once it has a bid on it.

Global shipping program may be different. I don't use it, but It's possible Ebay calculates VAT and other taxes into the fee when calculating and may take the next price bid up when listing that shipping cost.

If there is a stated shipping fee, nobody makes money on Ebay gouging on shipping (except for maybe Ebay). Ebay takes a bigger cut of the shipping fee then they do for the actual item, for most bigger sellers, not even mentioning the cut Paypal takes.

International shipping charges and the ramifications of lost packages to those sellers have been escalating out of control the last several years. With the coming trade war, it's not going to get any better.
I could be mistaken, but I believe I have seen the shipping fees rise when the bids on the cards have also risen.
I will watch the links above and a few others to make sure I am not wrong, but I believe that is what I have seen? (I'll likely end up putting my foot in my mouth again, however! )

Just posting some to watch. This Parko is currently at $35 to ship.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...gAAOSwLXtama8A
This Pafko is at $65 to ship
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...YAAOSw8GFama8B

Both Loes are now at $65 shipped.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...sAAOSwEoxama8k
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...EAAOSwS45ama8l
This Hodges is currently at $35 shipped.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...wAAOSw68lama83
This current .99 cent Valo is at $35 shipped.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...AAAOSwGvlama81
This Bob Usher is currently $20 to ship.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-...wAAOSwCj5ambAT

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Old 03-05-2018, 10:27 AM
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You may want to check out the COMC mailbox service. It gives you a US address to ship stuff to and then COMC can ship everything to you at a pretty reasonable flat rate. They have a warehouse in Redmond (Seattle area) and one in Canada, so I believe they move your cards to the Canadian location and ship them.

https://www.comc.com/mailbox
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