Why does ebay display such high shipping costs?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by 12" 45rpm, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. 12" 45rpm

    12" 45rpm Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    New York City
    I am trying to sell some speakers on ebay and picked USPS. It said shipping varies from $15-$XX depending on the buyer's location. Ok, that's good. But when I create the listing and view it, it says shipping is $45! Where did that number come from? Why doesn't it show the range?
     
  2. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Forum Resident

    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Speakers are a tough one, because they tend to be big and heavy. I just sold a pair of bookshelf speakers that only weighed 15 lbs in the original box, and it cost $39 to ship from NJ to CA by the cheapest FedEx.
     
  3. glide

    glide Forum Resident

    Location:
    NY, NY, USA
    The range is based on location of the buyer and factors in weight, dimensions, and courier.
     
  4. 12" 45rpm

    12" 45rpm Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    New York City
    My listing is still active and has no buyer yet. That's why I am confused why it is saying shipping is $45 when it has no idea where the buyer could be located...
     
  5. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    You might check your listing to make sure YOUR location is set to USA.
     
  6. glide

    glide Forum Resident

    Location:
    NY, NY, USA
    Do you have location services enabled on the device you are checking from? It may well be assuming you are located someplace you are not.
     

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