Are you getting Items advertised “Free Delivery” from Ebay? Yeah.. right, sure you do.
This free delivery joke has been run on Ebay since the beginning. The sad part is that it is not clear of why Ebay allows vendors to advertise misleading and falsely claim as “Free Delivery” when the majority of them obviously are not.
I mean, do you seriously believe that company that do offer realistic prices, can also afford to pay for your delivery? It is simply impossible and believing otherwise is just plain silly.
Lets look at few random items including some that I did purchase in the past…
Ok, We can see that for $184.85 AUD we can get the free delivery of this product..
Or we could buy this item for $142.19 AUD and then pay another $42.65 AUD for the delivery.. and that would bring the total to $184.84 AUD
So, free delivery for $184.85 or pay for the delivery and save yourself one cent! :D What a joke!
Now, the above was one seller advertising the same product,in the same page, making it very easy to see the lie.
The next one is another popular one, where a seller advertise free delivery of a product, that you can also buy directly from China, like he does/did, and just eliminating the middle man..
Here you can see the product is free delivery from Hong Kong.. Possibly the original supplier..
The exact same product is now free delivery but from Sydney for an extra $11,09. You got to be wary of those ones, because the delivery date could be also a lie. It does happen very often that he just buy the item the same day you ordered it directly from the supplier above. Therefore the accurate delivery time would be the one advertised in the original supplier, not the seller..
There are hundreds of similar sellers on Ebay and it is a pity that Ebay blindly pretend is not happening.. It is also important to remember that, the “Free Delivery” joke, doesn’t just happen on Ebay. If you take your time to compare different on-line store items, it doesn’t take long to see that this is a widespread problem
Buyer Beware as usual..