Hi there, I bought a 2nd hand dress on ebay, paid immediatly when the auction finished on a Sunday and item arrived on Monday morning. It was well packed and I was happy with the quickly delivery, but there were no stamps, no notes from the seller. I'm assuming the seller lives near me and wanted to keep the postage fee which was a bit higher thn should be. I'm not bothered by this as I see postage as the price of the item anyway, but I'm just wondering if the buyer was out of order by doing this?
If the seller lives close by then I think it makes perfect sense to hand deliver - no risk of it going AWOL with Royal Mail. If it was me I wouldn't be bothered, you got the item very quickly and seller may have had fuel costs which justified the postage. If you're that worried send her a message.
Hmmm, well I guess you could look at it as the cost of petrol & time for the person to drop it round. And you did get it really quickly with no risk of it being lost in the post, so I'd say its ok for the seller to have done this
Yes I understand the buyer had to compensate for the package materials and time to do the delivery, I'm not disputing this. It was a nice surprise to have the item arrive so quickly but also it was a bit weird knowing now that the buyer knows my name and address and lives close by....maybe they should have contacted me first to see if I was happy with personal delivery? Maybe I'm just paranoid..
I did that once, when I was passing through Edinburgh. It was only something which had gone cheap, and postage was before the prices went up, so probably less than £2. No, I didn't refund postage, and I suppose I did it all 'wrong' in that I gave the package into the care of the workman who was renovating the bidder's flat. Bidder contacted me, said what a pity she hadn't been in, she'd have given me a cup of tea! Yes, I can see that hand-delivery is surprising, but it shouldn't be THAT unnerving, given that buyers' addresses and telephone numbers are out there. I wouldn't hand deliver something valuable without getting a receipt though, I suppose. When I told my cousin I'd hand-delivered an eBay parcel, he said the recipient must have thought, 'What extraordinarily wonderful service'!
I did this once. I realised the buyer only lived around the corner. She was greatful as she got it next day. She didn't ask for a postage refund & I didn't offer. P&p is to cover postage & packaging . She was happy I made the effort.