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Another way of looking at it would be to consider it a bulk discount.

No that is itself mostly just another way of justifying the 'additional' charge/cost.  .... more 'marketing speak'  weasel words really.  For goodness sake just say it like it is ...    
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In a similar vein it annoys me that very few online retailers show carriage charges until you reach the final payment page of their system. That means I spend 10 minutes choosing an item or two, adding them to my 'basket' (or worse still 'cart') only to discover at the last instant that the 'carriage' costs twice as much as the item itself (or, at least, costs a five times as much as the other retailer who sells the item for only a couple of quid more).........

It's one of the few benefits of buying on ebay that the carriage is visible up front (you can even rode your search for "price plus carriage" meaning what it actually costs to get the bl00dy thing to your front door).


Edited by Sam.Spoons - 28 Feb 18 at 12:03am
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 18 at 10:55am
Originally posted by mozzy


Originally posted by Tynesider

Maybe they think anyone over 60 cannot sail

Over 60's is probably the biggest market for a sailing show! Can't offer them a discount otherwise the whole thing would be a loss! LOL

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Specific card fees were made illegal (due to abuse by many companies). You can still charge a booking fee or transaction fee (so a card charge by another name).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Old Timer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 18 at 1:56pm
Originally posted by Cirrus

'Stealth' charges .... just like 'admininstration charges' and similar.  Obvious modern day b**locks ...

Not many are fooled ... and most never exactly trust 'you' thereafter.   Come along -  Grow a pair and hit us punters with unified charges.. we don't care how 'you' want to split the charges down and don't believe you anyway when you do indulge with this sort of rubbish..  Plain speaking for plain charges  .... Damn it - we can take it really ! 

Here here .... we are not stupid ... just show us the bottom line.
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the RYA need to be careful with charges- we may all notice that less than 20% of the show is new each year, and there is a limit to the reasonable cost of meeting a few mates as we walk round

although to be fair, the Proctor centenary display shows a little more effort to make it a show

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I think the show is excellent value - cheaper for a family than a trip to cinema (ignoring the hideous cost of the train to get there)!
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What's the latest you can buy the online ckets? We want to make a last minute decision on going this year due to the Beast from the East coming west.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 18 at 6:23pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

In a similar vein it annoys me that very few online retailers show carriage charges until you reach the final payment page of their system. That means I spend 10 minutes choosing an item or two, adding them to my 'basket' (or worse still 'cart') only to discover at the last instant that the 'carriage' costs twice as much as the item itself (or, at least, costs a five times as much as the other retailer who sells the item for only a couple of quid more).........

It's one of the few benefits of buying on ebay that the carriage is visible up front (you can even rode your search for "price plus carriage" meaning what it actually costs to get the bl00dy thing to your front door).

 the  model comes from the old days of  internet shopping before the  courier firms  modernised ,  and weight / size  based pricing kicked in fairly  early  - also sometimes  you  cant give  shipping prices until  you know what is in the  order 

in current workplace can;t tell you  which shipping method  we'll use until  you have ordered  the goods and specified  your delivery address  ( as click and collect uses  internal  transport but  deliveries to home or work place can use  royal mail for some things and  /or courier for anything )

 Ebay shipping is generally a bit of a scam  as sellers often  charge far more than the price  of the carriage  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 18 at 9:16pm
Originally posted by zippyRN

the  model comes from the old days of  internet shopping before the  courier firms  modernised ,  and weight / size  based pricing kicked in fairly  early  - also sometimes  you  cant give  shipping prices until  you know what is in the  order

a poor excuse these days though as the shipping is almost always banded according to price. Some online retailers have a shipping cost shown on the website, it ain't rocket science, I try to avoid dealing with those who keep it hidden. 

in current workplace can;t tell you  which shipping method  we'll use until  you have ordered  the goods and specified  your delivery address  ( as click and collect uses  internal  transport but  deliveries to home or work place can use  royal mail for some things and  /or courier for anything )

so you list two or three shipping prices up front, that way I know add it to my how much it's going to cost me before I add it to my order, and also if I can reach a free carriage option by buying an extra item.

Ebay shipping is generally a bit of a scam  as sellers often  charge far more than the price  of the carriage  
 

That virtually disappeared several years ago when ebay started charging commission on the buying price plus postage. These days if the shipping for a large/valuable item is more than 15-20 it's 'cos the seller is in the US and you've more to concern you than shipping.

I do understand that some items like sails and spars (and other such large items) will incur a much higher shipping cost than a spray top or a few blocks but there is no reason why a basic carriage charge for smaller items shouldn't be shown up front.


Edited by Sam.Spoons - 01 Mar 18 at 9:21pm
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