- Report: #467203
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Half.com - Ebay
Half.com - Ebay2145 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, California U.S.A.
Half.com - Ebay The shipping SCAM has been going on for years! San Jose California
*Consumer Comment: It's not a scam but they are double dipping
* : Yes, this is true but...
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Here's one example: I sold a book on half.com Jun-20-2009 and was reimbursed $2.64 for media mail shipping. The actual media mail shipping was over $3.00 (sorry I didn't get a receipt to know the exact change). I went out to half.com and put the same book into my shopping cart as if I would purchase it and the shipping charged to the buyer is $3.49. Half.com scammed $.85! They are doing this on each and every transaction so can you imagine how this is adding up to big profits? I recently bought some other books and as a buyer was charged $3.49 and $3.99 respectively, while I am positive the buyer is only going to get $2.64. Rest assured these are not commissions. The commissions are listed as a separate line item for each transaction under the sellers account.
What to do: I don't know. I've made some complaints to my local news stations consumer watch dog reporters. I have the paperwork to report to the BBB, but as I can see from other posts here, that organization is corrupt and non-reponsive. I suppose the only thing I can do is quit using the site, but many times as a buyer even though I know I'm getting scammed $.85 - 1.35 on shipping, the product is still cheaper than I can get it anywhere else. As for selling, I only use the site for high priced text books now because if I sell a $.75 book and have to boot an extra $.85 for shipping, then I LOST $.10 on the transaction.
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/02/2009 05:39 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Halfcom-Ebay/San-Jose-California-95125-5905/Halfcom-Ebay-The-shipping-SCAM-has-been-going-on-for-years-San-Jose-California-467203. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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