Ok, so I just bought something on Ebay (a new stylus for my Handspring Visor). For this auction, the seller says to add 25 cents if you use PayPal–“To charge by PayPal: add .25¢ for costs (less than the cost of a postage stamp for other payment methods).” What the hell is this about? What gives them the right to get a cut of the money I save by not buying a stamp? Ok, I knew up front that this was the case. It’s not like this was sprung on me after I bid. After losing on like two dozen of these items, I just wanted one and a lousy quarter isn’t a big deal (quarter or no I still got a good price). The principle of it all is annoying though.
Maybe the bigger issue is this–do you know why I went on eBay to buy one of these things? Because the only way Handspring sells them in stores is at $15.99 for a pack of five of them! Hello, I only need one, damnit!