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    What would you do if….

    This story is based on actual facts. I will not disclose information on when or who this story pertains to (or if they are even on this board) so don’t ask. All I want to know is what would you have done in my shoes.

    So, say an offer was made to you… A free item. All you had to do is pay for shipping… Say you discussed with this person very few details… Although the one that I consider pertains most is:
    “Hi, thanks so much J. I’ll get the money to you as soon as you let me know the amount. For priority it is prolly 3.85”

    So, say this person on the same day goes out to ship the item. After trying to get the item out USPS this person is “unable to” so they go to FedEx. At FedEx they are only given the options for shipping and chooses the “cheapest” one. Which happens to be just under $25 including the box to ship it in. So, this person goes ahead and ships the item then comes to you and asks for the $25 bucks. Remember that you had mentioned the item probably would cost $3.85 to ship, and you get a $25 bill…

    QUESTIONS:
    1) How would YOU handle the situation as the receiver?
    2) If you were the shipper and saw it would cost $25.00 to ship the item… Would you have still shipped it without further contact to the receiver?

    Thanks for your time. I have already come to a resolution with this person… I’m just wondering what you would have done.
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    I would say tough crap..You should have contacted me first before paying 25 bucks to Fedx. Then go for a compromise...
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    If there is that big of a difference in price for shipping the other party should have contacted you about it.
    I sure as heck would not spend $25 of my money to send something I told someone it was going to cost $3.85, I would not expect a full reimbursement.
    I'd say send them $3.85, they should have checked with you first.


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    I would pay the 25 and then proabably not enter into trades with this person again. I'd pay that to avoid a confrontation over that amount. It sounds like they screwed up on shipping but didn't try to defraud you to make a profit or anything.

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    If it were a couple bucks difference - no sweat. That's a huge difference. The other person should have contacted you first. His bad! Send $3.85 and be done with him. report to Tony P.

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    99% of people would go "$25!?" and then contact the person to renegotiate.

    Pay the $3.25. If it was $5 or $6 then you'd probably pay to make it easier, but not with 25.
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    Well if I was the person shipping I'd wait. The person shipping the package should have enough brain mass to contemplate and what to do, and that would be wait. If I got a bill of $25 for shipping AFTER they told me $3.85 I'd be one teed off person.

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    Pretty much agree with all the people on here....should`ve been sent priority or first class...I`d be very upset and prbably wouldn`t pay...but remember the persons intentions...and they probably just had a "stupid moment" wich wvery body has every now and then agreed?
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