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i bought a dress which i am happy with,the p&p was £2.50.when it arrived it had a large letter stamp on it,it was in a blue plastic envelope.should i leave 5 stars for p&p.obviously i was willing to pay the p&p before bidding,just thought the price was slightly excessive.

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scott
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  • campdavecampdave Forumite
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    I wouldn't. Seller obviously using postage to boost their profit.
  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    I tend to mark down a star if I feel a little put out by postage. I reserve 5* for those who actually charge only post and packing.

    However it is a personal thing, you must do what feels right for you.
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  • scotty1971scotty1971 Forumite
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    maybe just give her 3 stars then
  • Ralph-yRalph-y Forumite
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    Or have done with it and give her 1 star ....

    that will teacher her!

    you where happy with the amount, but are now annoyed ???

    why not haggle to bring the price down ?

    work out the price of the bag and deduct the stamp and demand a refund ......

    or at least do the gracious thing and message her first.

    I am not having a go at you personaly, it just seams that the number of people who think so much about being 'stung' for a few coppers is to my humble self amazing.

    It is also why (along with other Ebay factors) I no longer sell things on Ebay

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    Don't forget she paid paypal fees on the postage aswell (5%) and petrol to the post office. You may think it's not a lot, but most large parcels are about to be £5.00 or so, so that's another 25p to paypal. Petrol isn't cheap! Labels cost tuppence. Perhaps, start giving sellers a break. They need to put their kids through college, somehow.
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  • compmhcompmh Forumite
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    Why don't you contact the seller and query her postage? Maybe they would refund you the difference?

    I sold an item recently in a similar situation - I charged £2.20 postage but it went as a large letter. I got sidetracked and didnt have a chance to refund the postage difference and the buyer left me neutral feedback saying the top was nice, "shame about the mark up on the postage". A bit harsh, maybe - because if she'd contacted me we could have sorted it out.
  • scotty1971scotty1971 Forumite
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    going to give her benefit of the doubt.give her 5 stars no point ruining her stars
  • Or as nobody seems to have pointed out been a genuine mistake, it's hard to know when listing something if it's going to fit through the LL slot or not. Maybe she/he didn't know that it had gone as a LL if they had quite a few to post.
  • GoldiegirlGoldiegirl Forumite
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    I expect the seller thought it'd go as a packet, but it turned out it was thin enough to go as a large letter.

    In cases like that I'd normally give 4 stars for postage, but wouldn't make any adverse comment.
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  • ThinkingOfLinkingThinkingOfLinking Forumite
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    soolin wrote: »
    I tend to mark down a star if I feel a little put out by postage. I reserve 5* for those who actually charge only post and packing.

    However it is a personal thing, you must do what feels right for you.

    My postage DSR is 4.6 when I charge exact stamp price only (no packaging and no recorded delivery etc) or sometimes actually charge them less than the stamp price. I've given in and started offering free postage.
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