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    i bought a tobacco pipe on ebay. It was an auction and was the sole bidder. I think one reason was that the guy was charging $13.00 for 'standard' shipping. So I knew that going in. He shipped it in a priority flat rate box (free to him) and I received it within a few days. Great pipe. Love it, but I'm miffed that he charged more than double for the shipping.

    If you were in my position would you leave a negative, a neutral, or nothing at all ?
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    I had that happened to me once. I contacted the seller, he ignored, so I hooked him up with Neutral. Like in your case the item was as described.

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    Nothing at all. Jimmy you knew what the shipping was before you bought it, so he really doesn't deserve a negative. It ticks me off about that too, because he charged you way more than it cost him, but as I said you knew it going in. Tc
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    Was it packed securely and did the pipe meet your expectations? I might sent him a private message to him on eBay and share your concern but I wouldn't give him a neutral or negative. BTW...pics of the pipe? I owned a slew of them years ago but gave them up. They are lovely objects and I miss my Frog Morton and GBD's clad in sterling on the stem.
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    The only reason I suggested Neutral rating was because I have over 700+ transactions on eBay and as a seller I have always refunded the difference, if they were one. So I have no sympathy for people that overcharge and pockets the difference.
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    That's pretty steep for shipping unless he had to drive a 60 mile round trip to a post office or something. I probably would leave a neutral rating. When I sell I usually charge almost the exact amount or eat a bit of the cost.

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    People do this as a way to avoid paying ebay fees. They pay a fee for the bid price but not on the shipping price. It is sleazy.
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    As long as they are up front about it I wouldn't do anything different. I'd leave positive and just send him a PM telling him what I think about his shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    People do this as a way to avoid paying ebay fees. They pay a fee for the bid price but not on the shipping price. It is sleazy.
    This I was not aware of, I learned something today.Thanks.
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    Jimmy, if you still have the box with his address on it,, I'll send him half a bottle of Vegetal.

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