I like the look of them, but seller is charging £3.00 postage. I don't think its reasonable to expect someone to pay more than £4.00 for a second hand pair of non-designer children's trousers so am not going to bid. Am tempted to email seller explaining I would bid but have been put off by high postage, but I suspect this is not really ebay etiquette.
But ... would anyone really pay more than that for 1 item of used children's clothing?
Pinkmonkey - the answer to that is that sellers pay final value fees based on the selling price of the item - this does not include the stated postage amount. People bump up the postage to reduce the final value fee owing (and cover listing and paypal charges)
The starting bid price (sorry don't know the technical term) is 99p. There's nothing to suggest she's going to post first class recorded delivery. So that's £3.99 for a pair of used trousers before you start bidding. For a girl of 7!!!
Think I'm getting old. Was outraged to see mars bars are now 50p in my the corner shop. Haven't bought one for about 20 years, just noticed while I was waiting to pay for something else.
I never look at bid price and postage separately. Always calculate the total price. For £4 starting, I would expect something quite special. Even boden can start below £4, so that item would be a no go for me. Would not make it to my watch list.
Some sellers on ebay bump up the postage thinking that this will make them money. Not so. If you watch several similar items, you can see that items with lower postage get more bids and sell for a higher price than the ones with bumped up postage. So even though the final valuation fee might be higher, overall you make more money if postage and start bid are low.
I have given up buying kids clothes on ebay, once they get past 2 years old the clothes are bigger and heavier. I get stuff from Primark now or a local dress agency that does kids stuff too - no postage!
P&P is a big factor on Ebay. I dont tend to buy clothes on Ebay but wouldnt pay £3 postage on a pair of kids trousers so the seller would miss out.
I used to love Ebay, even though I only buy new items you could get some good bargains. However its not the same anymore due to people being over the top with P&P charges. I tend to find it cheaper to just order from a store online, at least then postage is capped to a set amount and there can be discount codes for free postage etc.
that said I never pass on my charge in my auctions postage on single items would be between 90p and £2 depending on weight.
I think you get better prices on auction when p+p is low
But £3 would not be classed as excessive
Piffle, paypal fees are 3.4% on the total amount + 20p. Don't forget the extra 20p! I have all but given up selling low value items on ebay (mainly outgrown children's clothes). It is such a buyers' market and even if I manage to sell, the fees don't make it worth my effort