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Old 10-19-04, 12:57 AM
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Half.com Shipping Reimbursement Question

I've sold a lot of DVDs and CDs on Half.com. What has always bugged me is they charge the buyer $2.49 shipping per item, but only reimburse $1.89 to the seller. I am very thankful to Ebay/Half.com because of the money I have made selling over the years, but I can't understand where the $0.60 goes. Does anyone know? I have sold about 1000 DVDs, CDs, and video games combined on Half.com. That's $600.00 that I feel is stolen from either myself, or the buyers. Does anyone have an answer?
Thanks, Mike
Old 10-19-04, 04:02 AM
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It is another way that Half.com can pad their pockets. But I thought I remember reading on the site they claimed they used it to help pay for return shipping for a buyer if they needed to return an item to a seller.
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Well, think of it this way. If Half.com didn't overcharge the buyer for shipping, they would take even more out of your end.
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I consider it a listing fee that doesn't have to be paid until the item sells.
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Even better, back in the day, before they offered discounted shipping when purchasing more than one item from the same seller, they would charge the buyers $2.49 for each item, but then reimburse the sellers $1.89 for the first one and something like $0.99 for each additional item.

It's all just extra money for them.
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I think it is the listing fees too... every compnay trying to charge hidden fees unless u email them to findout wat's going on

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