Theo, I agree with you about the shipping charges. However I always take shipping into account when ordering by mail/phone/internet. Many brick and mortar retailers have exorbitant shipping charges. If that makes them evil.. so be it I guess. I have bought a lot through eBay, and sold some as well. The seller, not eBay, set the shipping charges. If they are too high, I just don't bid.
I have seen stuff go for crazy prices at "in person" auctions. I suppose if that makes the auctioneer "evil", he and I can both live with that!
And you are right, you don't have to like it. Still doesn't really make it evil!
Yeah, but that's the only word that easily fits the e in Ebay.
They had made some changes for the worse, hence the evilBay. Since then they have flip-flopped, and made some changes for the better. Not fantastic, but better. But I will probably call them evilBay forever. I got hosed by a seller on there, and 'eBay' did absolutely nothing for me. I had even returned the junk I had been sent, and got absolutely no return. That didn't go well with me. But, I am quite serious about them being the last resort for me, I used to get a lot of old books, mostly on boatbuilding, and that was the only place I could find one. And passed on any number of them, because the shipping cost made the price too high. OK, so maybe it's the sellers that are evil, but when shipping cost for a book is $50, when it can be shipped for about $2, and eBay just lets it slide, then they inherit at least part of the evil.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.