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#11 ayjay

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

 ayjay,

 

I agree with you completely

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:56 PM

Ayjay,

 

Truthfully, this is a marketing ploy used by many "catalog" sellers in the US. You usually see it as "postage and handling".  An item will be priced $4.99 (which is a reasonably good price).  Then "shipping and handling" is $7.00.  The cost of postage is actually less than a dollar. Thus making the total price about $11.00

 

 

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Is that not common in the UK?


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:04 PM

You can drill down searches on eBay for only stuff that's post free if you want to. I don't really expect to get postage for nothing (it'll be included in the price if it's post free) but I wouldn't buy anything for £4.99 that cost another £7.00 p&p.

 

I sometimes search for Stoneware Clay on eBay, ( a couple of sellers do sometimes have good deals).

 

This can often bring up American suppliers who might be offering 25lb of clay for about £15 - the postage can be as much as £70.  I know it's heavy, but why does it even appear in a bloody search?

 

I can drive for 40 minutes up to Fordingbridge and buy the stuff for £20.