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Inadvertently undercharged postage by a lot, wwyd

(22 Posts)
M1SSUNDERSTOOD Mon 29-Oct-12 11:29:49

Went to post some clothes which were considerably heavier than anticipated. I was quoted £5 over what buyer paid so haven't sent item. I have now opened a cancel transaction case with eBay but tbh would prefer to ask buyer to make good loss and still send item.

I know it's my fault but I have lost out on postage before and wondered if I should contact buyer direct or wait to see whether they accept cancellation or not?

halloweeneyqueeney Mon 29-Oct-12 11:31:08

send them it was your choice not to weigh first!

schobe Mon 29-Oct-12 11:31:39

Your problem, you should honour the transaction I'm afraid. Be more careful next time.

fergoose Mon 29-Oct-12 11:32:18

no you should send them and swallow the expense yourself. Why don't you try for a cheap courier instead?

SeveredCabbage Mon 29-Oct-12 11:33:46

It's just one of those things when this happens. You still need to send them really rather than ask the buyer to pay for it.

I guess my postage sometimes as I can't be bothered to go to the post office before I list so I do sometimes make a loss.

WitchesWreakinHavoc Mon 29-Oct-12 11:34:06

You should still send them. it is not your buyers fault you did not weigh them before you listed them.

KaraStarbuckThrace Mon 29-Oct-12 11:34:23

Collect + allow you to send stuff up to 10kg for about £7, if that helps?

EmpressOfTheSevenScreams Mon 29-Oct-12 11:35:06

I think you're going to have to suck it up. The buyer's going to give you rotten feedback otherwise.

halloweeneyqueeney Mon 29-Oct-12 11:38:24

you don't have to go to the post office to check how much the weight costs

SeveredCabbage Mon 29-Oct-12 11:39:59

I do Queenie as I don't live in the uk. Sorry, I should have said that.

Fairylea Mon 29-Oct-12 11:41:02

You should send them anyway and pay the cost yourself. I did the same thing once... sold a coat for dh and didn't realise how heavy it was... quoted 3.50 and it cost me 12!!!! I still posted it.

PrincessPumpkinshoutsBOO Mon 29-Oct-12 11:42:17

I'm afraid you just have to stick to it and send them, it is not the buyers fault that you made a mistake. Live and learn.

M1SSUNDERSTOOD Mon 29-Oct-12 11:57:06

Thanks for the quick replies. I know I have made a mistake and should just put it down to experience. Do I close case with eBay now or wait till buyers notifies then with their decision?

Fairylea Mon 29-Oct-12 11:58:07

I'd close the case now and send the item asap and explain to the buyer that it's on its way.

winterland Mon 29-Oct-12 11:58:57

Yep I've done that too but always posted the item and took the hit. It was my fault for not checking first.

JackThePumpkinKing Mon 29-Oct-12 11:59:58

Use Parcel2Go - get a quote and see how different it is. If you use one of the economy services you may well not lose out.

You should still send though, it's not the buyers fault you didn't work out postage properly.

M1SSUNDERSTOOD Mon 29-Oct-12 12:19:31

Thanks for the tips. I will close case and send by collect +. It is cheaper and I still have to make up shortfall but not as much. I already sent a parcel today and overpaid postage to another eBay buyer!

vj32 Tue 30-Oct-12 15:17:57

I had this and still sent it by RM as I had said I would in the listing. I don't know where you stand with EBAY if buyers complain that you didn't use the postal service you specified on the description.

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Fri 02-Nov-12 00:06:09

THis has happened to me once or twice and I have contacted the buyer, explained the situation and given them the option of paying the extra or recieving a full refund and me relisting the item with correct postage. Buyers have usually opted for the refund.

KnickersOnOnesHead Fri 02-Nov-12 12:33:43

I would be quite miffed if a seller told me they were not sending me an item because they undercharged on postage.

Just remember to weigh in future then got prices before listing.

JackThePumpkinKing Fri 02-Nov-12 16:33:46

Me too. I'd probably neg for that actually.

OneMoreChap Fri 02-Nov-12 16:36:32

Sorry, suck it up - that would deserve a neg . sad

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