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Bumpkin 95
Okay I bought a lantern and payed said price and shipping. Which was not a screamer of a deal but one I wanted for my collection. It was supposed to be delivered today but instead was a pink slip requiring me to pay $11 more dollars. My question is would the seller have know the shipping was not sufficient? He Never contacted me to let me know more was required. Shipping now cost more than the lantern. Which it was not pricey. Not even A very desirable Model just the date I wanted. Last month year of 220 production. Any way $11 dollars will not bankrupt me but this is the first  time I have been done like this. And want to see if they Probably  knew this when they did it. Thanks for the advice 
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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warren
They probably did it on line and didn't put in the correct deminsions and just dropped it off.  I would say he probably knew he did not enter correctly and hoped for the best. 

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Rustytank
I have never heard of this. But what Warren says seems entirely plausible to me. 
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Majicwrench
Contact seller, let him know.
Keith
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zoomkat
"Okay I bought a lantern and payed said price and shipping."

Have you filed a complaint with ebay?
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Rustytank
zoomkat wrote:
"Okay I bought a lantern and payed said price and shipping."

Have you filed a complaint with ebay?
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Bumpkin 95
Thanks guy’s I have never sold and shipped anything big really at all. Hopefully I will get it tomorrow and see if he went the extra mile on packing materials. I am okay with it if was likely a mistake. I try not to be too hard on someone for a simple mistake. But also don’t want to be taken advantage of either. I  Just wasn’t sure if they would have known. I have heard some of the stories of sellers getting screwed also. I figure it’s a tuff business to be in.
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
  • ICCC member #1927
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Rustytank
EBay may cover the extra shipping but you never know. They were less than helpful when I bought a gun barrel and the seller shipped me an empty box, and paid postage based on the empty box, not the box plus a 1919a4 barrel.
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Looking for birthday lanterns 11/58, 3/68, 3/73, 11/96, 6/97, 11/97, 12/00
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Bumpkin 95
zoomkat wrote:
"Okay I bought a lantern and payed said price and shipping."

Have you filed a complaint with ebay?



well I am waiting to see how things look when it arrives. They had 100% positive reviews. If it was pack sloppy or damaged  I will proceed from there 
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
  • ICCC member #1927
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Smudge
You could also decline to pay usps and the item would be returned to the sender.
Best thing to do is contact the seller; most people are honest and would want to make things right.
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clifforddward
I would certainly let the seller know...with a 100% feedback rating they most likely will want to make it right.

i have a feedback rating over 2500 and 100% on that site...I have had a few weird situations where I “took it on the chin” in order to make things right for a seller...just makes good business sense in order to preserve a good rating as other folks will refer to that in the future.
Cliff Ward
Cary, North Carolina
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TSPORT
I agree with Warren. Seller most likely prints own shipping label based on size and weight they entered.  If they entered wrong, shipping company entitled to difference but should not be your responsibility. Contact seller first, they can and likely will credit you the $11. It’s very simple on eBay and with PayPal.  I have seen plenty of times where seller under-reports weight on USPS shipping to save a few bucks. Sometimes the post office catches it, sometimes not. Also, many people ship GPAs with fuel in them. 
Big no-no.   Many abuses on sending items “Media Mail” that don’t qualify.   No, I don’t work for the postal service, just learned what’s what over many years of selling and shipping items.
Steve
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
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Murff
$11.00 is a pretty hefty error. If the seller is new to eBay selling, then he needs to get a scale and weigh and measure his parcels before he ships. Guessing at the weight is not good, as Lee found out.

Murff

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Coast to Coast
That happened to me once.  The seller had covered the entire box in tape to hide that it was a USPS flat rate box.  Unfortunately for him you could seem it through the tape.  He swore he paid proper postage.  I informed him of he details and he made up the difference.  You will have to go to the post office to find out what is going on.  
-Bird- Milwaukee, WI.
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BSAGuy
Seller messed up.  You paid him the auction price + his stated shipping charge.  That fulfilled your end of the contract.  Any shipping errors are his fault and responsibility.  It's cut and dried. Open a complaint with eBay.
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Bumpkin 95
Thanks again guys. I wanted to have a little insight about what happens on the other end. And I know some of you sell on there as well. And knew you could provide that. I will wait for delivery and make sure there are no other issues. Then contact the seller and see how it shakes out. 
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
  • ICCC member #1927
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Gasman64
Well, good luck, Lee.  I have nothing to add.
Steve
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Rfieldbuilds

Ive been the shipper on a deal like this.  When I started shipping stuff I didn't realize When I was rate shopping online that I had switched from priority mail to some Other USPS rate and printed the label.  Package was shipped in a Priority mail box.   Buyer got the notice and contacted me.  Obviously I paid up the diff.  

same with when I clicked media mail once😂😂😂, and again through UPS.  Though they are NOTORIOUS for mis measuring packages for either weight or dimensions and then back charging the customer.  This is a constant occurrence in our shipping receiving dept to the tune af $2-300/ month.  We have to constantly fight them on this.   

seller should reimburse you and fight it out with the shipper if need be.  

Randy
QL #15, Slant Saver #59, #0269 Turd Hurdler, #0269 Mil Spec Syndicate, Coleman Blues 243 #0269, BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #072, and a few others too.
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Dmacp
wonder if they used ebay shipping. You tell them what the dimensions are and they issue postage for those dimensions. honor system.

I don't use ebay shipping- they charged my customer $21 for shipping. When I mailed it I paid $46-that's quite a difference. I think the post office is getting the short end of the stick.
Dan
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