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A field to enter Max to pay (against the S&H)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:22 am    Post subject: A field to enter Max to pay (against the S&H) Reply with quote

Hello I hope you are well.

When I try to bid same product from different sellers who charged different S&H, is there a way I can enter the maximum amount I'm willing to pay (include S&H), so that you will deduct against the S&H becomes the Max \"Bid\" value?

For example if i'm willing to pay ?GBP 100 for one same product from 5 different sellers who charged S&H at ?GBP 5,?GBP 10, ?GBP 15, ?GBP 20, ?GBP 25 respecitvely. I enter all with the same ?GBP 100 i'm willing to pay, then it will adjust automatically the \"Bid\" value against the corresponding S&H, to be ?GBP 95, ?GBP 90, ?GBP 85, ?GBP 80 and ?GBP 75 accordingly.

This will streamline the whole process and will definitely save a lot of time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2024 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you have to do this manually, and I too spend a lot of time doing so.

However, unfortunately, as you may have noticed the shipping prices retrieved by this site are not very accurate. This is particularly the case when it comes to international shipping. As a consequence, even a perfect implementation, on the Gixen side, would tend to be error prone due to the information retrieved from the Ebay side not being fit for purpose, at least not at the moment.

Similar suggestions have been made, in the past, with respect to currency conversion, that's also a process you have to perform manually here as on Ebay itself.

It is perhaps surprising that Ebay have never chosen to implement any options that would simplify this for their buyers... I suspect they've worked out that the cost of doing so would not be justified, since likely they'd actually attract lower bids than they do now, with current buyers often not realising how much they're really going to have to pay as a result of paying the advertised costs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would also have to cater for those sellers who offer a choice of shipping (e.g. regular or next day). Not sure how easy this would be.

As an aside, when sniping on a number of the same items, I actually prefer to calculate the snipe amount manually, as (even with \"identical\" item) there are often variations such as whether an item is boxed, or comes with additional accessories, or whatever.
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