Beware the Postal Scam

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Beware of sellers asking low prices for goods and charging high or even extortionate postal charges. The total cost may seem quite reasonable for the goods, say a solar light at 1p then £11.99 postage = £12.00 not bad for a light that normally sells for £18.00.

But be careful, the goods are usually very inferior, often broken or damaged on arrival and often downright shoddy, but when you try to make a claim it is pointed out to you that you only paid 1p for the goods and that is all you are entitled to claim, and you may even have the additional cost of returning the goods to the supplier. So not only have they got their money for the goods through the extortionate postage charges but they probably won't even refund the 1p because it is too costle for you to send the goods back.

There are currently moves to bring one of these transgressors to court to test the validity of their actions which are totally against Ebay rules, if a court finds against them then Ebay will be obliged to police the matter properly in the same way they have been orderd to provide full and proper details for buyers under the Sale of Goods Act and Distance Selling Regulations which are regularly transgressed by Ebay sellers.

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