Apr 15

Ebay Shipping Calculations Gone Wild

by in ebay, ecommerce

One of the things that drives me mad is when a "cheap" item has a high shipping price.
You know the scenario I'm sure. Item "costs" about 2 euro, but by the time you pay for shipping it's suddenly 30 euro.

If you're using eBay.com from Ireland there's an option to show the estimated shipping cost as part of the display columns. If I can't see a price or it's simply too high I won't bother bidding.

Now there is a difference between "too high" and simply "insane"

Check this out (click to enlarge):

ebay-shipping-screwup.png

It's obviously a glitch in their system, as the items' listings show a much saner shipping price.

Don't you just love computers?

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2 Responses to “Ebay Shipping Calculations Gone Wild”

  1. From Francesco:

    It´s because it is delivered in person by Matt Damon wearing a tutu :D

    Posted on April 15, 2008 at 11:53 am #
  2. From Michele Neylon:

    Ah that would explain it :)

    Posted on April 15, 2008 at 3:56 pm #

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