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Is this a resonable thing to ask of a seller? And if they don't get back to me in time should I go aheadand bid ...

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DisenchantedPlusBump Thu 24-Jul-08 19:12:21

Theres a bundle of clothes with no bids ending in a few hours, a few minutes after the seller has some separate items that I would also like.

The p&p on the bundle is £10 (large bundle)
then the other item is £6
and £4 for another.

I have asked if she will package them all together if i win them all and then I will arrange a courier myself.

So i will just pay the winning bids.

Is this OK?

If she doesn't get back to me in time before the end should I bid? I don't want to pay £20 postage on something that could go altogether with 1 courrie for £8.


missjennipenni Thu 24-Jul-08 19:18:04

dont bid unless you are happy with the postage costs beforehand. If the sellers refuses, or doesnt get back to you, dont bid! They can report you as a non paying bidder if you refuse their postage costs, which can get you kicked off ebay.

2point4kids Thu 24-Jul-08 19:22:38

If you bid and she doesnt get back to you then you will have to pay the £20!

Plus seller will see you have bid and know you are keen enough to want them anyway so may well say no when she might have otherwise said yes iyswim

DisenchantedPlusBump Thu 24-Jul-08 19:28:18

awww I really wanted them.

I hope she gets back to me.

Flibbertyjibbet Thu 24-Jul-08 19:44:31

If you really want them then I would email again and ask if she will combine postage on all 3 bundles.
some people make a bit of money to cover their paypal/listing fees, some p&p may be higher than the actual postage cos they have to pay for packaging materials.

I wouldn't bid unless you get a reply - you can't complain about p&p to ebay as its listed on the item so the idea is if you think their p&p is high you don't bid.

The seller will still have all the faff of parcelling up the items and possibly having to wait in for your courier. If I was the seller I'd prob say no and take it to the post office myself when it suits me (but I combine postage smile)

DisenchantedPlusBump Thu 24-Jul-08 20:31:54

I think ill buy the main bundle with the £10 p&p, id be happy to pay that.

And leave the rest, it looks like its not going to be bid on by anyone else so may be able to get them included after auction finishes

missjennipenni Thu 24-Jul-08 20:40:58

most people only bid in the dying minutes though...

certainly happened when i sold DS's baby clothes on ebay

DisenchantedPlusBump Thu 24-Jul-08 21:00:57

Yey, got it for 99p

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