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Re: ahs green book


Oh, wow, yeah.  I frequently found that things I weighed at home on a beam
scale were a pound more at the post office, but I just had to eat the extra
cost - you made a deal, you have to come through with the goods as laid out
in the auction.  I ironed my problem out by going to a different PO whose
scales matched mine.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 9:35 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] ahs green book


> Well just like in the real world, there are good folks and bad ones.....
>
> I don't buy much on ebay, so don't have the real experience most do. But I
> bought (and paid) for some water plants. I then got a message from the
> seller saying the shipping was now doubled as it weighed more than they
> expected. Wasn't worth it at that price then...I told them to refund the
> money and forget it... never got the plants or my money :( Of course ebay
> has come a long way since then and there are more ways of dealing with
this
> problem now then there were back then....
>
> Donna
>
>
> >
> > I think some sellers don't take the time to check these things.  I
usually
> > pay right away b4 even receiving an invoice.  But if I get more than 1
> > item
> > from a buyer I wait and tell them to send me a combined invoice before I
> > pay.  That way I don't worry about a refund.  I suppose some might do it
> > intentionally, but I think most sellers are very interested in keeping
> > their
> > positive rating up and won't risk negative feedback from anyone.
> >
> > I received a cracked lamp ( a joke cmas gift ) via FedX from an eBay
> > seller
> > and she refunded everything, bid & shipping, even though it was still
> > suitable as a joke gift.  Things happen.  Usually it just takes a little
> > communication to work it out.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 7:38 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] ahs green book
> >
> >
> > > I have gotten real hardnosed about the shipping costs on eBay.  Last
> > time
> > I
> > > bought two small items from the same vendor and inquired at the time
> > about
> > > combining the shipping.  Well the shipping was combined but the price
of
> > > shipping was doubled.  I e-mailed my dissatisfaction to the seller and
> > was
> > > refunded half the shipping.
> > > zem
> > > zone 7
> > > West TN
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 1:06 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] ahs green book
> > >
> > >
> > > > Donna, you are right about shipping. Amazon allows their sellers
only
> > > > 3.49 shipping for any book no matter how heavy. It cost the seller
> > more
> > > > than that to ship it to me.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > eBay sellers can select their method of shipping. They can use it to
> > > > their advantage (or disadvantage) in several ways. They know the $1
> > item
> > > > will catch your eye (and is less expensive to post) than the $10
item.
> > > > So they might make up for the low price by padding their freight.
Or,
> > > > instead of shipping everything by Priority Mail, they make use of
> > First
> > > > Class for lightweight items like CDs, or Media Mail for heavy books,
> > to
> > > > hold your shipping down, making their item more attractive. I
recently
> > > > sold 3 items listed as FREE FREIGHT and they all sold because of
that
> > -
> > > > there were scores of the same items available that got no bids, but
> > that
> > > > caught their eye.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Conversely, one person listed a Brother TZ tape at a reasonable
price,
> > > > but shipping was over $8. I asked if it was a misprint as I've sent
> > them
> > > > FC Mail for about $1. Seller said she shipped UPS and that was w/in
> > > > reason. No one bid on it.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > One seller might list the same item in different ways with different
> > > > shipping methods to appeal to different kinds of buyers or as a test
> > to
> > > > see what works best. You can't get burned if you read the auction.
And
> > > > if they don't list the shipping in the auction (which is a pain in
the
> > > > neck cuz then you have to email and ask), either ask or don't bid. I
> > > > offered an item which was won by a nasty woman in CA. I had the eBay
> > > > calculator on my page so she could figure the shipping, but she
didn't
> > > > bother. She just decided what she felt it should cost and when the
> > > > invoice was higher she screamed holy hell. (My shipping was higher
> > than
> > > > what she thought the item weighed; she did not take into account
> > > > protective packaging weight and the method of shipping I listed in
the
> > > > auction) I reduced my shipping cost to hopefully prevent her giving
me
> > > > negative feedback.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Long before I did business on eBay, I was buying mailorder. I always
> > > > checked the shipping to decide if it was worthwhile. eBay is no
> > > > different. You should look at all your costs when shopping. And that
> > > > includes gas and time when shopping at a mall.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Kitty
> > > > neIN, Zone5
> > > >
> > > > -------------- Original message --------------
> > > >
> > > >> Although it is still a good deal....due note about ebay folks and
> > > >> shipping... I have been burned before :(
> > > >>
> > > >> The .99 book Kitty is referring to will cost 8.00 to ship to me
(yes,
> > I
> > > >> asked her) total 8.99 (although it would be more now that someone
bid
> > on
> > > >> it,
> > > >> not me) ... yet this same seller has another one (hum!) listed for
> > 5.00
> > > >> and
> > > >> 3.75 ship anywhere total 8.75.
> > > >>
> > > >> Not much difference in price, but gotta make you wonder ....
> > > >>
> > > >> Donna
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Sorry you paid more for it Theresa, that's how it goes sometimes
> > with
> > > >> > eBay. But it is a good book.
> > > >> > Update on my previous messages about my A-Z falling apart: I did
> > fix
> > it
> > > >> > with the glue as suggested but two sections would not fit snugly;
> > > >> > they're a little out of sinc with the rest. It is holding
together
> > > >> > well,
> > > >> > but the way I use it I wonder for how long. I ended up buying the
> > new
> > > >> > $80 - 2004 edition for a total of $8.49 including shipping from
> > someone
> > > >> > selling it through Amazon. I couldn't pass it up. Truthfully, it
> > was
> > > >> > $30
> > > >> > + 3.49s/h, but I had a $25 Amazon gift certificate that my credit
> > card
> > > >> > co. sends me everytime I hit a milestone. I can probably sell off
> > my
> > > >> > 1997-9 edition for $10 and actually come out ahead!
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > --
> > > >> > Kitty
> > > >> > neIN, Zone5
> > > >> >
> > > >> > -------------- Original message --------------
> > > >> >
> > > >> > > Hi Kitty- I have to say I just love this book and you are right
> > the
> > > >> > > $20
> > > >> > > I paid was well worth it. At 99cents it's a steal!
> > > >> > >
> > > >> > > Theresa
> > > >> > >
> > > >> > > kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
> > > >> > >
> > > >> > > >A few weeks back someone asked about shrubs for a certain
season
> > and
> > > >> > > >I
> > > >> > > >gave a list garnered from the AHS green book. This lists &
> > pictures
> > > >> > > >plants according to size, color, and season of interest.
Whoever
> > it
> > > >> > was,
> > > >> > > >found one on eBay for about $20, which is a good price for it.
> > > >> > > >However,
> > > >> > > >for anyone else interested, I just saw another copy of it
there
> > for
> > > >> > > >99
> > > >> > > >cents with 2 days to go. There are a few more copies of it
being
> > > >> > > >auctioned too at reasonable prices. It's a 1989 book, but the
> > > >> > > >arrangement of the material is very well organized for certain
> > > >> > > >applications.
> > > >> > > >
> > > >> > > >
> > > >> > > >--
> > > >> > > >Kitty
> > > >> > > >neIN, Zone5
> > > >> > > >
> > > >> > >
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