Paid Priority Mail $28 for 3 Emu eggs

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  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I purchased 3 Emu eggs on Ebay. The seller is charging me $28 for Priority Mail for 3 eggs to be shipped from 3 states away. The auction stated $12 shipping. I feel I'm being cheated and I haven't paid yet. Before I make my civil arguement, do you think this is price gouging or do you think it is a sane amount?
     
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If the auction stated that shipping was $12 dollars I'd remind the seller of that! $28 dollars is a rip off!!
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    If I can send 9 chicken eggs for $7 then they can send 3 emu eggs for the $12 they originally stated.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I agree. I don't know how much an emu egg weighs, but it would have to be a pretty heavy package to cost $28.00.

    What's the to and from zip codes and I'll figure it out on the USPS site.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I was thinking back to the most it has ever cost me to ship eggs and it was 3 dozen to Arizona for $15. The box weighed 9 pounds.

    ETA: It has been 3 days since the auction end. The seller sent an invoice, I have sent 3 messages (very polite) and have not heard back.
     
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  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    They should be able to ship them with a flat rate box for $10.35. 3 emu eggs will fit in a medium box.
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I agree with Katy, unless the seller had some kind of disclaimer abot it being estimated shipping. Even if they did, $28.00 is too much. Not sure what sixe and weight, but I would think the 3 emu eggs would fit in a 12 x 12 x 7 Priority Mail box, and shipping would be less.

    I checked the USPS website- a 5 pound box, 12 x 12 x 7, shipped from SC to CA and insured for $60.00, would cost $19.40.

    Sounds like someone is trying to make money off of shipping, too. Check ebay policies, you may be able to cancel based upon seller changing the conditions of the sale.

    Post the link and I'll be happy to take a look at their ad.
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I went to the USPS site and popped in a shipping from zip code in MO to your city, and it would cost around $28.00 to ship a 15 lb package.

    I'm pretty sure the eggs don't weigh 15 lbs......
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    pips&peeps :

    I agree. I don't know how much an emu egg weighs, but it would have to be a pretty heavy package to cost $28.00.

    What's the to and from zip codes and I'll figure it out on the USPS site.

    Thanks! I calculated the weight as being 1.5 lbs times 3 eggs plus 1 pound to account for packing materials = 5.5 pounds.

    According to USPS, shipping should be about $13 for online or $14 for post office purchased shipping.

    If the seller does not contact me about this, what do you think I need to do? I'm not trying to cause a stink, but if I'm not getting communication, I may have to file an Ebay dispute.​
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    How much was the sale for? They might have added insurance, my calculation is based upon that.
     

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