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07-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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I found someone local (2 hours away) who has a Quantaray 70-300mm lens for $75. Since I work nights and sleep days, I don't have time to drive up there to get it and asked him if I could buy it via PayPal and if he would ship it. He said he would, but he wants to charge $15 to ship it.

Does that sound high to anyone else? Or does someone on here have a lens similar?

07-02-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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It depends on the size and weigth of the package. He might have to buy a box and packing material. Many things could explain this price. Based on my experience, shipping to canada from the US costs less than 10$ normally.

If you think it's too expensive, tell him, simply. Or find a way to meet him somehow.
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He's probably bumping up the price a little to cover PayPal fees.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
He's probably bumping up the price a little to cover PayPal fees.
Yea, when I placed items on Craigslist, I got offers to buy and ship somewhere out of area. When I quoted a shipping charge to cover the packaging costs, postage, insurance, and PayPal fees, some thought I was robbing them. Unless one actually sells stuff, one has little idea what is involved in shipping costs and fees.

Got to the point where I only meet face-to-face, cash only.

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