Has anyone ever shipped a baby to Alaska? Some guy is wanting to purchase my Holly on Ebay and is telling me that since Alaska is part of the United States it shouldn’t cost any more to ship the baby there than to anywhere else in the USA. Seriously??? Not sure what part of Alaska he’s in, but from a quick glance at UPS rates from Florida to Alaska shipping would be over $100.
Just tell him you’ll only charge actual costs for shipping there and stick to it. He’s bound to know it’s expensive and he’s just trying to get you to absorb the costs instead of him. If no one has placed a bid on your item yet you can probably go back in your listing and edit it to charge actual shipping no matter where it’s going. Then he won’t have to think he’s being picked on for living there!
This guy could be thinking about the flat rate boxes, but I know that most of my reborns will not fit in them. I have my shipping set up for USPS priority, but if a customer request for a cheaper price on shipping I will change to standard shipping which is cheaper, but the delivery time is longer.
Thanks everyone, for responding. I have my auctions set up for UPS delivery, stating that I do not ship to Alaska or Hawaii. I don’t think I can change shipping rates right now since there are bids. Something to consider in the future & I think I’m going to charge actual shipping from now on…way too many times I’ve had to eat the extra charge when it costs more than $22 to ship UPS insured, which is what I have my rates set at now. I’ve never had this happen in the 13 years I’ve been on Evilbay.
LOL! I had a girl commenting on my Facebook pics. Things like, “I have to have this baby! How much?” I replied with the price and she said she couldn’t afford it. Never asked for it for free but she keeps making similar comments my other babies.
You cannot change the shipping cost quoted once there is a bid; you can add another option on the invoice, I think, but it is up to the buyer which one they choose. People bid taking into consideration the total price of the item with shipping included.