Howdy all. Not that I frequent the online boards too much, but I've been away for a while nonetheless. However, I did recently pick up a card off eBay and experienced a somewhat unique situation....not necessarily bad, just unique. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Here's the story.... Purchase a low end error card for $2.75 + $3.50 shipping. That shipping price, in and of itself, is perfectly fine. I get a bubble mailer and the card in your typical toploader and team bag. So here's the odd part. The shipping label was straight from the post office (not the paypal shipping labels we are most used to). The label said the shipping cost was $1.00 exactly.
First off, I have NO idea how the post office calculated shipping of $1.00 on a padded envelope like that. That's pretty swell! So then I wonder, was I over-charged for shipping? That's almost the same price of the card itself profited on shipping charges (not including the cost of materials and travel). I'm of the opinion of "who cares, it came safely AND not in a PWE". However, if the seller knows he only gets charged $1.00 for shipping, I don't feel this is entirely honest.
I just thought this would be a fun topic to discuss. I know the general thoughts on over-charging for PWE's, but this was something different.