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ShortShip – Sort eBay Listings by ACTUAL Price!

It’s a typical scenario. You’re scouring eBay for a good deal on some computer equipment and you think you find the perfect one for the perfect price. But alas, shipping and handling is $20. Is this some kind of sick joke?! Sadly, it isn’t. They are serious. The seller is either located in Hong Kong (that’s why the item so cheap) and shipping is really that expensive. Or, the seller just wants to bait, switch and, price gouge making a hefty profit on the shipping without incurring any eBay fees on the profit. Usually, it is the latter. How do innocent, hard-working, good-meaning, God-fearing buyers avoid these lecherous merchants? There are two things you can do.

You can tell eBay about the atrocious prices that these sellers are charging for shipping, that it is cruel and unusual! But what good will that do? eBay is a mammoth company that has more on its mind than overpriced shipping. What difference will that make? You will only be sacrificing your personal pride by becoming a tattletale. 😉

Or, you can use the SortShip Firefox plugin. This extension was a godsend for me. Now, I’m getting the best deals on my eBay auctions and I don’t even have to waste my time with any of those high-shipping items.

shortship.pngThe functionality is simple. When you’re searching eBay, two additional columns appear at the end of the results table. The first one is the total price you would pay with shipping if the auction ended at that very second. The second column shows what you would pay if you choose to Buy-it-Now.

Pros and Cons

  • What’s great about this extension is that you can sort the auctions by total price with shipping or buy-it-now price with shipping!
  • The bad thing about this plugin is that it will only sort the auctions on that particular page. So, if you’re search query pulls up 5 pages, the sort function will only take into account items listed on that single page, not all five pages.

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2 Responses to “ShortShip – Sort eBay Listings by ACTUAL Price!”

  1. Trendor Says:

    This addon is NOT free. It is MALWARE. It requires users to complete an AFFILIATE search weekly in order to keep it “activated”.

  2. blogger Says:

    Its not malware. Malware is designed to harm your computer. This is more like affiliateware/benign-adware. Rest assured, no spyware or system-slowing software is installed.

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