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what would u do bout posting item

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babyjjbaby Wed 16-Jul-08 21:52:35

i sold a seat unit on ebay and put postage £12 to united kingdom only so sum1 puts a bid on it wins it and lives in northern ireland when i rang the courier they say it wil be £17 to courier it as it is not mainland uk fair enough i emailed the buyer and said b4 she paid me that the coureir will be £17 so does she want me to relist it few hours later she pays me by paypal but only the £12 postage and no email what do i do i cannot post it as it only came to £20.99 with the bidding aswell hellllllllllp

elmoandella Wed 16-Jul-08 22:04:11

hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmm? does northern ireland come under royal mail's definition of uk?

think, not sure thouh, but i think if you put down royal mail delivery in the delivery option then you can do something abut getting more money?? or relisting item if you cant contact buyer. you would have to return cash they paid you in same manner as they paid you

Piffle Wed 16-Jul-08 22:06:55

royal mail parcel force treat ni as mainland
If buyer pays paypal you can book collection by parcelforce 48 for £10.99 choose print post label on paypal receipt on your account
Tie special discounted rate

elmoandella Wed 16-Jul-08 22:08:22

ooh piffle you are very knowledgable.
i bow to your wisdom. grin

babyjjbaby Wed 16-Jul-08 22:14:54

oh right i use yous ell we deliver but she never told me she lived in ireland b4 she bided but she hasn't replied to any of my emails

MrsMagooo Thu 17-Jul-08 06:23:14

I know it's like shutting the gate after the horse has bolted but whenever I list an itm that will be couriered I always state in clear capital letters on the listing 'The postage quoted is for UK Mainland only, if you live outside this area & wish to bid on this item please contact me for a postage quote'.

That way you have covered your bum & can request more money for postage should they live outside the UK Mainland post codes.

Hope you get it sorted

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 08:51:28

thanks i have sent a email to ebay if the item had sold for a good price i would of just posted it but it only sold for £8.99 so can't afford to

MrsMagooo Thu 17-Jul-08 09:25:33

Totally agree - it's so frustrating when postage ends up eating into your profit!

Dropdeadfred Thu 17-Jul-08 09:28:12

But you stated postage costs of £12.99 and Piffle has told you you can send it for £ why can't you send it?

bubblerock Thu 17-Jul-08 09:35:01

I use These couriers - they are brilliant. I booked 3 30kg parcels at 11am and DHL came to collect at 12.30pm - and they take Paypal!! That was Mainland UK so not sure how much NI would be.

bubblerock Thu 17-Jul-08 09:38:26

Forgot to say - they cost around £8 each to send and were large boxes.

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 09:47:34

i use you sell we deliver couriers and next day delivery is £10 so i said £12 to cover courier and part of the packing but that whas for uk mainland only and it is £17 for northern ireland

Piffle Thu 17-Jul-08 09:52:50

parcelforce see northern Ireland as mainland uk
You'll make on the postage if you do it as I said!!!

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 10:01:08

ok have u got a link smile

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 10:22:51

ahh the parcel force one through ebay can't collect today

bubblerock Thu 17-Jul-08 10:27:31

I just used a random Belfast postcode using my link above and they charge £6.95 - Take a look!

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 11:04:39

thanksused them sposed to be collecting today grin

bubblerock Thu 17-Jul-08 11:09:22

Great stuff - more profit for you! grin

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 11:15:34

i wish haven't made anything by the time the listing fees and sale price and packaging it isn't cheap any more ebay is it for selling

Piffle Thu 17-Jul-08 12:56:17

so book for tomorrow?

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 13:09:02

i can;t i am going away for 3 weeks

Piffle Thu 17-Jul-08 13:29:58

I leave my parcels under covered porchfor parcelforce
But dhl are buggers for missing collection
Good luck anyway

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 13:32:42

haha it would get nicked where i live lolgrin i don't know whi i have booked collection with i hope they turn up cos i am going away in the morning

bubblerock Thu 17-Jul-08 15:43:17

Did they collect yet?

babyjjbaby Thu 17-Jul-08 15:47:14

yep bout 2 pm grin

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