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    • cattie
    • By cattie 17th Oct 19, 1:44 PM
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    Buying delivery via ebay more costly?
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    • 17th Oct 19, 1:44 PM
    Buying delivery via ebay more costly? 17th Oct 19 at 1:44 PM
    I did a search but couldn't find an answer on mse. It's only over the past week I've attempted to purchase courier delivery via ebay. It was via Shutl the last time I used it, but now it seems that the new company ebay has switched to works out 1 more expensive for a medium parcel compared to me booking & buying direct from Hermes.

    If the courier prices are more costly via ebay, then what on earth can be the benefit of using them as opposed to buying a delivery service direct? I'm not sure if I'm missing something here as ebay seem to indicate that you save money by using their delivery services?
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    • swingaloo
    • By swingaloo 17th Oct 19, 2:02 PM
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    I use Ebay postage for my parcels but they are all small parcels or large letters which I send by Royal Mail and they are cheaper for those.
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    • By soolin 17th Oct 19, 2:24 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 2:24 PM
    I did a search but couldn't find an answer on mse. It's only over the past week I've attempted to purchase courier delivery via ebay. It was via Shutl the last time I used it, but now it seems that the new company ebay has switched to works out 1 more expensive for a medium parcel compared to me booking & buying direct from Hermes.

    If the courier prices are more costly via ebay, then what on earth can be the benefit of using them as opposed to buying a delivery service direct? I'm not sure if I'm missing something here as ebay seem to indicate that you save money by using their delivery services?
    Originally posted by cattie
    It varies as the prices seem to change frequently. However, just recently many couriers have been cheaper direct, but then they were under the old system. It always pays to check each day and compare prices.

    I use Ebay postage for my parcels but they are all small parcels or large letters which I send by Royal Mail and they are cheaper for those.
    Originally posted by swingaloo
    Large letters are the same price as buying over the counter. However small parcels are 2.90 2nd class which is the same as the RM online, but 10p cheaper than over the counter.
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