I recently decided to bid in a HA auction on a Bronze Age book and managed to lodge a winning bid at $550. This, of course, gets boosted to $660 once Heritage adds its 20% commission. That’s a lovely healthy margin for them. Feels a bit over the top, but I knew that was what they would add. The only menaingful way to pay from the UK is a credit card, so they add 2.5% for that.
What I didn’t expect was them deciding to add another huge wedge for shipping. I normally pay $20-$35 for a single garded book to be posted from the US. Heritage has billed my credit card for $105 + 2.5% because they used my credit card again. Shipping costs were described as to be determined until they billed my card
Absolute rip-off and will never buy from them again…my first thought.
Am I being ridiculous about this…my second thought.
What do you think?