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Old 03-21-2018, 09:07 PM
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Is it me or is it impossible to sell multiple items to one buyer without them screwing up waiting for an invoice to combine shipping?

The last 4 buyers I have had (not including ones that are members here and who communicate well ahead of time) have paid for multiple cards without waiting for a combined shipping invoice, even when I have replied to messages from them with DO NOT PAY specifically stated.

Tonight, I messaged a guy and told him to buy two cards, DO NOT PAY and I would get an alert and send him an invoice. So, he buys two cards and pays for one immediately, then messages me asking me to erase the shipping off the other.

The previous customer bought 9 cards and paid $31.50 in shipping on cards that cost roughly $15. Again, he had messaged me and I had given him specific instructions.

Just frustrated.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:30 PM
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To avoid all of the frustration, can't you automate your checkout settings so that on multiple single card purchases the ebay checkout system will automatically cap the s/h on your buyer's purchases?
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:39 PM
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The answer to your question is no.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:42 PM
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From a buyer's perspective, sellers are the exact same way. Tonight I bought two graded cards from the same seller. Shipping is $3.95 per card, but the listing says the shipping is capped at $4.95 max. So, I go to pay for the two cards, but I notice the shipping shows $7.90 ($3.95 X 2). So, I tried to commit to the purchase and clicked the "Request total from seller" link, but I got a message from eBay saying the seller doesn't combine shipping. Huh? So if the seller doesn't combine shipping, how do I take advantage of the shipping discount?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-TOPPS-...72.m2749.l2649

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Old 03-21-2018, 09:42 PM
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With my handset I cannot commit to buy without it making me pay. Laptop works as it should and I can wait for invoice.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:57 PM
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David, the only thing I can think of is there is a listing setting that says "require immediate payment on Buy It Now Purchases" or something to that effect. If they have that checked (and they may not know they do) that may be why you get that message. I went through and made sure mine did not have that option checked.

In that situation, I would wait and just message the seller. When someone buys a card, I immediately get a notification that reads "Sold - Awaiting Payment" I typically message the buyer to ask if they are buying multiple cards at that point and never wait for them to ask for an invoice. Once I know they are done, I fix the invoice and get it to them right away.

The guy tonight said he tried to request an invoice and accidentally paid. We got things straightened out tonight, but this is the 4th or 5th multiple card buyer in a row that has done this, a couple in much bigger sums. Sorry for venting my frustration!

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From a buyer's perspective, sellers are the exact same way. Tonight I bought two graded cards from the same seller. Shipping is $3.95 per card, but the listing says the shipping is capped at $4.95 max. So, I go to pay for the two cards, but I notice the shipping shows $7.90 ($3.95 X 2). So, I tried to commit to the purchase and clicked the "Request total from seller" link, but I got a message from eBay saying the seller doesn't combine shipping. Huh? So if the seller doesn't combine shipping, how do I take advantage of the shipping discount?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-TOPPS-...72.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-TOPPS-...72.m2749.l2649
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:05 PM
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It is not just eBay. I purchased 2 items from a seller on here from 2 different listings. They charged me the shipping from both listings even thought they sent the items to me in the same package. Price was still cheap enough I just paid it.
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:47 AM
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With so many changes over the years with Ebay, many buyers don't realize that when they want to buy more than one item from the same seller but when you click Buy It Now on the first item, it sends you straight to Paypal. To avoid this, don't click Buy It Now but click Add To Cart. Do the same with the other items from the same seller. Once done, go to your shopping cart and request total from seller. At this point, you commit to purchasing the items and they get locked in as you being the buyer. Now just wait for an invoice from the seller with combined shipping and everyone is happy. Problem is, when Ebay made the payment due immediately change, they never explained in detail how to avoid that and request an invoice from the seller.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:02 AM
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To avoid this, don't click Buy It Now but click Add To Cart. Do the same with the other items from the same seller. Once done, go to your shopping cart and request total from seller. At this point, you commit to purchasing the items and they get locked in as you being the buyer. Now just wait for an invoice from the seller with combined shipping and everyone is happy.
In my situation above, that's exactly how I did it. That's how I always do it when I'm looking at multiple items from the same seller. So, I decided on the two cards above, went to my cart to checkout, clicked the "Pay only this seller" option (I had other items in my cart from other sellers) and that's when it tried to charge me twice for shipping - it didn't apply the shipping discount. So, I backed up, and clicked the "Request total from seller" option knowing I would commit to the purchase and just wait for the invoice. Instead, I got an immediate message from eBay saying the seller doesn't combine shipping. Sure, at that point I could have messaged the seller and waited for them to correct it on their end, but I would have risked losing the cards to another buyer.

So, what you described is the way it's supposed to work, but my guess is that the seller didn't have their shipping discounts set up properly.
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