Indeed, the cost always seems high when ordering low value items. But there is the actual faff of processing the order, which has a real cost associated with it.
How some of teh ebay sellers make a living I just do not know. Selling an item, delivered, for £1. I know they get discounted delivery, and work on high turnover, but I guess it is a case of making 10p clear on each item.
Sadly if we (collectively) keep buying from ebay, then the quality sellers WILL go out of business, and ultimately we will suffer.
Saying that, some small stuff I DO buy via fleabay but anything whee I cannot be certain of quality, I will go to a proper seller. Actually bought a fair bit of stuff from Robsport recently, some via fleabay (good deals etc) and some direct. All been a good experience.
I have handled online sales in jobs before, so I know what is involved. I understand the costs, but a properly organised business should have no problem. Fine item on shelf, print label, seal bag and drop in business post. Simple.
As for the club, they do most excellent work and I like the clubs pricing policy. Everything is straight forward and easy to see up front. Plus we know this is done for love of the cars not profit.
I suppose my big issue is hiding the postage. There is nothing worse than the postage appearing on the third page and it being 2 or 3 times the value of the item.