is displaying incorrect prices says Tamebay reader Simon of . Looking at the cost of International Parcels to the US, it would appear that you can send a packet via Airsure for £5.00 and International Signed For at a cost of £5.15.
The main problem is that if you notice the weights they’re a maximum for 0.00kg. That’s because the true cost is actually the price of standard Airmail plus the Airsure or International Signed For fees which are then added on to give the true postage cost.
Of course you can figure that out fairly easily…. once you know the numbers are misleading. However if you figure you can send a 200g item and have it speedily shipped with International Signed for for £5.15 you’re going to be more than a little upset when you come to pay for postage and find you’re £4.42 out of pocket.
I know it’s billed as an “Estimator” and there’s a disclaimer saying the tool is for guidance and to check the Royal Mail website, but getting your costs almost half what they should be isn’t a very good estimate.
eBay really need to delete the text saying “Extra Weight is not supported. Maximum weight allowed 0.00kg. Cost for Maximum weight” and replace it with something along the lines of “Plus the cost of Royal Mail Airmail”
Oh, and as a final point, eBay have the cost for Airsure incorrect too. Airsure doesn’t cost an additional £5.00, the Royal Mail Airsure cost as of today is actually £5.40.