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    #16
    Re: Wondering if I'm wrong in my thinking

    Many of the third party sellers on Amazon handle their shipping that way. Their prices are low, but each item you order has a separate shipping and handling fee. They make up what they lose in price by having handling fees. The place I work for was going to order 20 flash drives. One person found some for $3.00 each and told me to order them. I had them in my basket and noticed that $5.99 was added to each for S&H. I did not place the order. Found them for 3 dollars more per item but with free Amazon shipping, still saved money over the first place.

    Rule of thumb, if the third party seller has great prices, expect to pay when it comes to S&H.
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      #17
      Re: Wondering if I'm wrong in my thinking

      I'll keep an eye on amazon purchases more closely. I guess I'm spoiled with Prime.

      Besides, there are so many more places to buy fabric online. I can do without buying through that company anymore. Shame though. I liked buying my backing fabric there.

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        #18
        Re: Wondering if I'm wrong in my thinking

        Originally posted by BobW View Post
        ... This is a "Scam" that a lot of e-bay sellers use. They sell items for next to nothing and then charge really high shipping. That is how they make their money..
        Once upon a time that was true. Ebay used to set their fees on the final price of the item. So the above scenario was rampant across the site. Now, however, they charge fees on the selling price PLUS shipping so there is no longer an incentive to list something for ninety-nine cents and charge $20 shipping.
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          #19
          Re: Wondering if I'm wrong in my thinking

          Originally posted by Pandabear View Post
          I'll keep an eye on amazon purchases more closely. I guess I'm spoiled with Prime.

          Besides, there are so many more places to buy fabric online. I can do without buying through that company anymore. Shame though. I liked buying my backing fabric there.
          check out BackSide Fabrics - Your Best Source for Wide Quilt Backing Fabric | for a great variety of wide backings at decent prices.
          K is for Karen 😊​..................
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          T - is it TRUE?
          H - is it HELPFUL?
          I - is it INSPIRING?
          N - is it NECESSARY?
          K - is it KIND?

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            #20
            Re: Wondering if I'm wrong in my thinking

            I recently had an order from E-bay. One item was the Eleanor Burns scalloped ruler on sale for about $8 bucks, but $12.00 shipping !!! I had other items in the cart and able to combine shipping on those items but not the ruler.........so, I dumped the ruler. If I'm buying from the same seller, I request combined shipping but if there are more than one seller, it's just a game of paying a lot of shipping charges. E-bay does not always make it easy to combine the ship charges from the same seller. You have to press the Buy Now button, but not pay for the items until you contact the seller. It's a pain. That's why I usually buy from MSQ whenever I can.

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              #21
              Re: Wondering if I'm wrong in my thinking

              I just bought eight bundles of fat quarters from the same seller on ebay. Before I completed the purchase, I asked her if she would give me free shipping because I was buying so much (would have been around $18 seperately to ship) - She was gracious and agreed as long as I placed the order all at once 47 fat quarters, most of them nice blenders, for under $40 - we'll see how the quality is! If it's worth it, I'll get some more from her...

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