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RE: 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.

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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