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Tradeguy
(enthusiast)
08/05/08 11:17 AM
Shipping Discounts stopped working  

I just reported this to Thom, and sent him my logs, but I wanted to make sure other sellers knew about this in case it affects them.

Sometimes after 7/29, the "make this item eligible for shipping discount based on my ebay preferences" apprears to have stopped working for me. Thom checked my logs and the "toggle" is, in fact, being sent to Ebay. But the resulting listing does not have the option checked.

I've been able to do a batch-update via Ebay and turn the option back "on". I only discovered the problem after having to refund several customers who were over-charged shipping. The preferences themselves are set correctly at ebay - it's just the "on/off" toggle on the individual auctions that seems to be the problem.

Everything listed prior to 7/29 seems to have worked fine, but currently I can't get any store or fixed price auctions to list with the ebay shipping discounts turned on.

Can anyone else confirm this?

Thanks!
Rich



bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
08/05/08 11:52 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

Yes I am seeing the same issue. As far as the shipping discount getting turned off. It is an eBay glitch. The power seller board is full of sellers having the same problem.. UPS is not calculating correctly, Preferences are not being applied to auctions. It is not just AW2K users having the problem. Even those using other third party software are also having the same thing happen.

I have been communicating with an eBay technician since July 30. The bottom line, they cannot pin down what is causing the issue. Not all the surprising

Do you mean the Auction lots are failing to list with the shipping discount preference selected? Or do you mean the options just isn't posting to the auction lots. As I have not had any listings fail though. The option is selected on all my Auction lots. But I will go back through my listings and see if I find any. And let you know.

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Tradeguy
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08/05/08 12:03 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

The auction lots are failing to list with the shpping discount selected. The rest of the shipping settings seem to be fine, and if I edit the auctions and turn the shipping discount setting "on", it seems to work like it should. Auctions and store item's listed prior to 7/29 are set correctly, and seem to be working correctly (the discount is both ON and calculating properly).

Thom just wrote me and said that aw2k is definitely posting the correct information, so it does indeed look like an ebay glitch.

I'm just glad its not something on my end ..lol.

Well, please let us know any other info you find. I have a few hundred store items about to expire.

As an aside....you can do a bulk edit via ebay of just that toggle. It's not quick, and it's not something I'd like to do often, but it is a temporary workaround. I did that for all items listed after 7/29.

Thanks again!
Rich



bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
08/05/08 12:07 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

I was messing around changing shipping options this morning. They all listed fine, store, Fixed price as well as regular core auctions. And that setting is selected.

But the discount preference did not list. It is going definitely posting to eBay but it is not displayed when I went into "Revise" to check.

I know the silly thing has been working though. I wish to heaven eBay would stop messing with this stuff and let it alone. About the time they get one thing fixed, three other things break down.

I am so sorry you are having to edit everything though. that is pitiful! On the bright side, at least there is a bulk editor... EVen if it is slow and cumbersome..



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Tradeguy
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08/05/08 12:25 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

I found the easiest way to check without having to go into revise mode is to look for a line of text down by the top of the shipping section that says: "XXX for each additional eligible item you buy from XXX!"

In my case, everything past the first item ships free - it's a really big difference for most of my orders, which are usually multiple item.

In case you have to do this, one thing I noticed in the bulk editor is that after you select the "fixed price discounts", you are asked to select a "shipping profile". I don't use that (and aw2k doesn't support them), so I selected the first "blank" in the pull-down. Suprisingly (and happily), it worked and turned the option "on" :-)

I also went thru a manual SYI to see if anything apparent has changed, and it all looked the same to me. Both of the shipping discounts (discounts and promotional) are toggled OFF by default. Far as I can tell, there's no way to change the "default" - you gotta click the box.



bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
08/05/08 01:36 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

That is hilarious. I did exactly the same thing.. went through the SYI form to see if something had changed How funny!

Thanks for the info on the Bulk editor..

I have several listing the discount preference is not selected for.. But not all. It is real random..



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bluepennylady
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08/05/08 04:08 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

Boy editing the listings can be a trick .. The drop down menu when selecting "Edit" for the Shipping discounts, did not always have the blank value in it. There was only "Default Profile" or "Remove profile"...

The only way I got the Shipping discounts to go through in the Bulk Editor was to go through and click "Remove profile" then go back and select "Default Profile" If I left it on "Default Profile" without switching, nothing would change on the listings..

I checked all the Auction lots I submitted this afternoon, none of them have the "Shipping discounts" applied. I edited several pages of listings.

At least we know others are experiencing the same thing.

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Tradeguy
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08/08/08 09:49 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

A little update...

I listed 10 items 2 days ago, and edited all 10 (in batch) to correct the shipping discount toggle. I thought I had double-checked each one to make sure the edit "stuck".

This morning I notice I sold 3 of the new listings, and the customer paid via paypal - and NO shipping discount was applied. I check each of those 3 listings, and each of them has the discount toggle turned OFF. Is this a glitch, or early onset dementia?

Immediately I check the other 7. Those are all turned ON. Amazing coincidence that the 3 that sold happened to be OFF.

So the question I have this morning is whether there is yet another ebay glitch in play here where the option actually changes.

As a test, I double checked the 8 listings from last night, and also uploaded, edited, and checked another 48 store listings I did this morning.

If I sell any of these items, and the discount toggle changes, I'll let you know!

Another problem I had, possibly related, is another buyer had a problem with insurance. Now, I don't offer insurance for most items, and my pref is set to "no". But when I generated a buy invoice this morning for several items, the insurance was set to ON, REQUIRED, and was $12.51 (for a $15 invoice).

I check each item, insurance is set to "not offered". My insurance pref for combined orders was set to "buyers choice", and should have been $1.70. Very odd.

As my final glitch of the day...(this one has been reported on the boards and ebay is "working on it")

Every time someone buys an item (store or fixed price) that has multiple quantities, instead of getting the usual "you sold an item" email, I get a "item ended" email, even though the item is still listed...



bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
08/08/08 09:56 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

YOu and I can suffer "dementia" together as the same thing is happening to my listings.. I edited... Checked. all is well. However, next morning, discount rule is again unselected....

So I edit again. This time taking great care to record each and every auction lot.... Yes, it works. Later in the day,, discount rule is unchecked again.

SOOO0000, I decided to contact live help.. I get hold of a real non-tech rep who hasn't the faintest what the API is... Their response, "You must select "Apply my discount rule" when configuring the shipping on every auction listing" AND "unfortunately you cannot set up discounts in your Preferences"

WHAT! you must be kidding. Have you ever looked at My preferences | Shipping discount rules... And I KNOW the apply rule must be checked. It is and it keeps getting unchecked.

We look at listing after listing. It FINALLY hits them something is wrong. So they promptly transferred me to tech.. And I am still waiting



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bluepennylady
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08/08/08 10:00 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Hi

Guess what.. Tech has responded!!1 YEAH! There is a bug.. It is not our listing tools... It is eBay..... We all knew that !

Here is their response.

Dear Judy,

Thank you for writing eBay in regard to listing your items with shipping
discounts.

There is currently an issue in the eBay API that's removing the shipping
discount profile selections from listings - this happens no matter which
tool that you use. A fix is currently rolling out as we speak and
should be finished by the end of this weekend. If you still see this
issue on Monday, please reply to this email and let me know!

I understand your frustration regarding this matter and apologize for
the inconvenience it caused you.

Sincerely,
Hayley M.

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Tradeguy
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08/09/08 07:24 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

8-9 Glitch update -

- API still not working as of this morning, so no "discount" is being applied to listings.

- I've had about 15 completed sales from last night - all multiple item sales, many on my newest listings, and the "edits" have stuck, and shipping discounts were applied.

- I've rechecked all of my recent listings and all the edits have stuck.

- The incorrect emails (listing ends instead of items won) have stopped, and the correct emails have restarted.

- No insurance issues.

So...right now at least for me, the only remaining issue is the initial application of the discount option...



bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
08/09/08 07:36 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

HI,

The eBay tech support told me the fix would not be completely rolled out until early Monday morning. They will test it bright and early to be sure all is well.

If it isn't,, well, we will get hold of them again.

Thanks for the update!



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Tradeguy
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08/11/08 01:18 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Well, I figured I'd give them most of the day...still not fixed. I just did a test to see.



bluepennylady
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08/11/08 01:21 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Hi, Rich,

Yeah, I just listed 7 auction lots not more than 5 minutes ago to check too. Mine are not working yet either.

Tech told me on Friday, the glitch would be fixed by early Monday morning.. I'll bump my tech people and see what they say. I'll let you know..


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bluepennylady
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08/12/08 07:56 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Good Morning,

Just heard back from tech ----

The first level techs are having a pickle of a time getting the engineers to believe there is a problem with the API calls' Which there is and the first level techs know there is.

Then this morning, the engineers finally figured out there is a problem with the API calls... Go figure.. So the engineers are back working on it again...

Hopefully they will get it resolved....There is no ETA on fixing it though..




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Tradeguy
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08/12/08 08:12 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

>>Hopefully they will get it resolved....There is no ETA on fixing it though..

Is there EVER really an ETA? I mean, here they've been saying the problem will be fixed by Monday, and then you find out that the ones in charge of fixing it, didn't even acknowledge there was a problem until this morning (Tuesday).

Somewhere along the line Ebay tech support either stopped being truthful as a matter of policy, or stopped having any idea what is really going on.

Well, hopefully they'll fix this!



Tradeguy
(enthusiast)
08/12/08 08:13 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Forgot to post this - THANK YOU for your efforts and follow up on this!



bluepennylady
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08/12/08 08:23 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

I told the tech the most frustrating part of dealing with issues on eBay is getting someone to listen and then that tech to take the time to really honestly check it.. There are always the pat answers that it is the Listing tool you are using. And if I were to use eBay's tool, I would not be experiencing it. Or blah, blah, blah.

And you know, this first level tech told me he got just as frustrated sometimes as the engineers do not listen to them either about half the time. I gave the engineers auction id numbers I had just listed, along with listinglog and HTTP logfiles to support the API calls AW2000 used. Supplied the date when the discounts stopped working. Gave them Auction id numbers for the day before (July 28) and the discounts were correctly applied.

By george, something isn't right... And it is eBay..

I agree completely, they just stopped being responsible and truthful. Because there is some instances when accepting responsibility would indicate reimbursements for listing fees for a certain time frame. I don't think they will go there... So just don't admit the problem exists at all.

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bluepennylady
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08/12/08 08:24 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

Well you are just so welcome. I just wish I had better news to bring to you..

At least the engineers have admitted there is a problem with the API discount calls now... That is a huge step in the right direction.



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bluepennylady
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08/14/08 11:43 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

HI,

Just heard from eBay tech... The technician I have had the privilege of working with has finally been able to re-produce the discount listing issue on the engineers computers.. So now that they "know" exactly where the problem is, they can get a fix for it...That is the good news.

The not so good news,,,, it could be the first week of September before a full fix is rolled out... Those techs and engineers have their hands full with a ton of site issues.. And I think that perhaps combined shipping discounts not being applied in the listing process isn't top on the list of "Gotta get it fixed" in the next week.

But then you never know.. They might get it fixed by tomorrow. Just never know..

So here's hoping for a full fix this week..!!! Go eBay techs!




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bluepennylady
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08/15/08 07:14 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Hi,

well another new and improved update from eBay tech.. The first level techs has managed to get it through to the eBay engineers the discount issue is rather urgent..

At last word, the issue had been bumped up to a priority level and the fix is expected to be released middle of next week..

SOooooo, I guess we are all going to have to continue to edit all newly listed Auctions until the "Apply discount rule" is corrected on eBay's side of the world...

At least we know that they know and are working on it.

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bluepennylady
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08/22/08 09:03 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Hi,

I just received an email from eBay tech support.. The fix is being rolled out as we speak for the combined shipping discount bug... It is suppose to be completed by the End of the Day today.. However, it could be the weekend before we see the fix throughout the entire site in all Auction formats..

So keep watching your newly listed Auctions.. And after the weekend, if the discounts are still not being applied when listing., Please let me know so I can get back with the techs again-- while I still have a human ear who will listen



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Tradeguy
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08/22/08 04:41 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Thanks Judy! I'll let you know if I see any change.



Tradeguy
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08/24/08 05:03 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

API error still occurring - and I just had the old "discount change on the fly" occur to 2 of my store items.

What's interesting is that both of these items have been previously sold over the last 30 days to multiple buyers, in multiple quantity combined purchases, and up until the purchases today, the discount was working. But as of this morning, these 2 items no longer show as having the discount applied.

I had to kill those 2 items and re-list, and then re-edit them.

Is ebay trying to get everyone to just offer free shipping?



bluepennylady
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08/24/08 01:38 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

I am so glad you said something. I thought I was losing my mind.. Same thing happened to me,, meaning the discount rule changed midstream.. When originally listed, the listing had the discount applied. Then later the discount disappeared...

eBay is rewarding Free Shipping much more that is for sure.



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bluepennylady
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08/25/08 10:30 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Rich,

I have heard from eBay technicians this morning concerning the API applyshippingdiscount issue... The fix is not yet rolled out. There is a problem with it....

Currently the next projected "fix" date is the End of Day on 8/26/08.

They promised to keep me posted.. I can say this ---. the technician has been very proactive and responsive attempting to resolve the issue.. I really wish they would post the issue on the system board though as the issue does affect combined shipping discounts as well as the buyer's ability to group purchases together for a single payment...



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bluepennylady
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08/27/08 09:43 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

Good Day all!

The Shipping discount not being applied wihen listing issue has been resolved! YEAH!! Check it out... All my Auctions I listed yesterday and last night are working good as new!

Yipee! no more editing.

If you experience any difficulty or see the discount not applied to your Auction listings after today, please let me know...



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Tradeguy
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08/27/08 04:58 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Woo Hoo!!!

I just listed store items and fixed price auctions - it worked!

Bluepennny - Thank you so much for getting on Ebay for us!



bluepennylady
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08/28/08 04:39 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: Tradeguy]  

H,

That's what I did when it worked.... YaHoooo!!!

I am so glad it the issue is resolved. It was getting kinda of old revising every single listing, wasn't it..

I'm just glad there was someone who would listen.. That doesn't always happen...



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substance292
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11/23/08 04:30 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Hi Judy,
A while ago I was here on the forum posting that the combined shipping wasn't working in my listings. I've been editing all my listings, and yes, I still have to re-insert the background img tag because eBay removes it every time I edit. If I'm able to use the edit checkbox that works good, but if I have a listing with multiple items and one was purchased I have to manually edit the listing.

Anyway, I'm here because I just can't stand it anymore. I am setting my shipping options, $2.50 1st Item and zero for additional, and checking the box "apply shipping discounts". And it is not working. Hasn't worked since I was here before. I have to edit EVERY listing I make with AW2K.

Please help *wimper wimper*





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bluepennylady
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11/23/08 06:15 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Hi, Cher,!

It is so good to hear from you!

YOu will have to refresh my memory -- I do not recall the precise details.

Are you saying that you have your shipping set to a Flat Rate of $2.50 with $0.00 for each additional item and the Auction lots do not list with those values?

Or are you saying they list with those values and yet when a buyer goes through checkout at eBay, they are charged something else?



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substance292
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11/23/08 06:27 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Hi Judy! The listing shows the amounts that I put in, $2.50 shipping and free additional, for each item. The combined shipping is not working. I have to go back and edit the listing to add the check to the box to apply my combined shipping rules.



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bluepennylady
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11/23/08 07:02 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

Forgive me if I ask obviously dumb questions but I want to be sure... You do have a Flat Shipping rule defined in your "My eBay preferences"?? Just a single rule. not multiples? And what is the Flat Rate rule you have defined?

So the checkbox in AW2K on each individual Auction lot is not posting to eBay? On all your Auction listings? Or just the Flat Rate listings?





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substance292
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11/23/08 07:24 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Hi Judy, yes, my shipping is set to flat rate, and I have one combined shipping rule. My desire is to charge largest 1st shipping amount and nothing for anything else.

The flat rate shipping rule is: Charge the highest shipping cost for one item and add an amount for each additional item (free).

I have set a calculated shipping rule also, but I don't have any listings that are calculated. I checked to see if I can delete that setting but it won't let me.

Does this make sense?



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bluepennylady
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11/23/08 07:30 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

Yes that makes sense.

Can you provide me with a screen shot of your Auction lot Shipping options? And I need an Auction id for one of the affected auction listings.

Attach it to an email to me

info@pennyworthsales.com




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bluepennylady
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11/24/08 09:52 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

Just checking in with you... Did you email me the info yet?



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substance292
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11/24/08 04:02 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Hi Judy! I just emailed you some info. I've fixed all the listings that didn't have the little shipping box checked. So, as you know, I'll have to list some more!!!

Talk to you soon,
Chere



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bluepennylady
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11/24/08 04:11 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

When you list, generate the HTTPlog file for me and send it to me.

You go into the Program options in the lower right hand corner, check "Generate HTTP log".

Send me the HTTPlog.txt file as an email attachment so I can see what is happening.



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substance292
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11/24/08 05:01 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Will do!



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bluepennylady
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11/24/08 06:30 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

I never received the email from you today...

did you email it right after you posted here??



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bluepennylady
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11/24/08 06:30 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

Oh my never mind, Good lands, it just arrived!

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substance292
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11/24/08 11:24 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Hi Judy,

You have mail! I just sent you 2 emails with screenshots, links and a log file. Hope your inbox doesn't explode. I really appreciate you looking into this for me.

Talk to you soon,
Cher



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bluepennylady
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11/24/08 11:27 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,,
Naw! It won't explode. It is kind of use to getting lots of emails

And yeah I am still up too.. Doing laundry and trying to tackle the dirty sock monster in the utility room along with cleaning house. Getting ready for thanksgiving... Wednesday night is "pie night" here...

I'll let you know what I find!

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substance292
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11/24/08 11:32 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Thanksgiving??? I'm not even doing it this year. Plan to have a huge party for Christmas though. Of course, I'm thankful every day that I'm able to open my eyes and crawl out of bed.

I didn't realize that a holiday was so close, sorry to load you down with a big problem. I won't die if you don't have time to look at it until next week :D

Take care!




Cher

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bluepennylady
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11/25/08 08:53 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

No worries... I didn't mean to insinuate I couldn't give you a hand with this... My sister is actually having Thanksgiving at her house this year which works great for me. It is just everyone comes to my house to do all the cooking, like the pies, noodles, etc. It is a tradition.. All grandkids and the girls all come on Wednesday night and we bake half the night away. Kids LOVE it. Last year the two little boys had to be vacuumed off as they ended up looking like little Pillsbury dough boys all covered in flour. They were so adorable!

It is a lot of work for me but it sure creates wonderful memories for Dale and I as well as all the kids.. My kids still remember the Wednesday night baking nights and they are in the 30's. In fact, Neil is out of town-- he called and wanted to know if we were still having family bake night Wednesday. Of course we are.. And he is now on the road heading back from North Dakota as he said "I AM NOT missing baking night!""





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bluepennylady
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11/25/08 10:05 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

If you don't mind, will you please check your Flat Rate Combined Shipping rule for me and see if you have checked the "Free Shipping" checkbox. OR in the "Additional item ships for" box did you enter in "0"?



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substance292
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11/25/08 01:45 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Both. I have only one flat rate rule now, same for both international and domestic. Free for additional items.

When I list it shows "discount available" on multiple items listings. But that only applies to that listing. When someone buys multiples of more than one listing it's $2.50 for each listing.



Cher

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substance292
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11/25/08 01:48 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Ooooooooo, that is an awesome tradition!!! I hope you got pics of the dough boys for your scrapbook :)

I didn't mean to insinuate that you didn't have time either, but if you want to play with the family until next week please go ahead! Family is more important than this little thing :)




Cher

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substance292
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11/25/08 03:16 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Judy,

ok, i made the change you requested and while i was in there i set the buyer combining to 30 days. here's the listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=190269567428

i clicked revise to see the listing and the "apply my flat rate shipping rule" box is not checked.



Cher

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bluepennylady
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11/25/08 05:38 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

And did you check to see how many days you allow buyers to shop and group goodies together for a combined shipping discount. Like 1 or 5 or 7 days? I do not recall all the choices but I do know you can choose at least 7 days, 14 days or 30 days. There are other choices, I just don't remember exactly what they are..

So how many days is that set to?



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substance292
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11/25/08 05:42 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Judy,

It is set to 30 days. I double checked that when I changed the flat rate rule this last time.



Cher

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bluepennylady
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11/25/08 05:42 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

Goodness which part of "I set the days to 30 days" didn't I understand I am so sorry!

I'll do some more digging and let you know what I find.



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substance292
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11/25/08 06:00 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Judy,

LOL, don't be hard on yourself, I only sent you a mountain of stuff to look at!



Cher

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bluepennylady
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11/25/08 06:12 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

Well one would think I could read though! Holy cow... 30 days was a big as life in your post

Try one more thing, and I know you do not want your shipping option this way, since you are editing the listings, let's see if this works.

Go back into your Flat Rate Shipping rule and change the additional item ships for $0.00 t0 $1.00. Then list one auction using the same setting on just that one auction. Addit'l item ships $1.00 and see if the combined shipping displays on the auction lot.

If you will look at the shipping box on that last listing, the message to buyers "This seller offer combined shipping" or Each additional item ships for "Free" from this seller" did not appear.

All my listings have that message displayed. So I am wondering if the field value set to $0.00 is problematic.



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bluepennylady
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11/25/08 06:50 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

Let me be sure I am not misunderstanding.. You listed this Auction id 190268809406 and then edited it and checked "Apply shipping discount" in the Revise your item form. So now it displays "Save on shipping, buy additional items from this seller's listings"

Auction id number 190269392556 is what you just listed yesterday and it has not yet been edited, correct? But the shipping displays, "Free shipping for each additional eligible item you buy from stylebycher!" Yet when you go into Revise your Item, "Apply shipping discount" is not checked on this particular listing?



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substance292
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11/25/08 07:54 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

I will try that and let you know the outcome.

Just a question though, if you offer free shipping on additional items, and you have your flat rate shipping rule set to $0.00, then why wouldn't that work for me?



Cher

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bluepennylady
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11/25/08 08:02 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

I really don't know. We know the "Apply shipping discount" is being uploaded to eBay. So something on eBay in the settings is causing the setting to be unchecked. I am just changing preference settings around to find what that might be.

My Flat rate rule is to charge the highest price and $1.00 for each additional item. However, in AW2K, I can set the Shipping service to Free Shipping and $0.00 for each additional item shipped and the "Apply shipping discount" is checked. The message inside the Shipping terms on eBay displays additional items ship for only $1.00 on eligible items purchased from bluepennylady

When the buyer goes through checkout, they will just pay for the item and not an $1.00 for each additional item. The setting in AW2K overrides my preference settings which is the way it is designed to work.

So I am wondering if the $0.00 value in your preferences is a factor. It might not be at all.



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substance292
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11/25/08 08:05 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Ok, that is done. The current listings now say additional items are $1.00. Here is the new listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=190269620690

No combined shipping message on this one.



Cher

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substance292
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11/25/08 08:37 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Judy,

Here is an update, I'm on the phone with eBay as we post here. Since you've been working with me on this I've been keeping a close eye on my listings, making sure the shipping discount box is checked. Today there were several that I know I changed yesterday that again today had that box unchecked. I figured that I had just screwed up an not clicked submit. So I fixed them. Then I fixed that new one that I listed for you last night, the green pearls. I checked the listing to make sure it showed the message. Later, I looked at the listing and that shipping discount message was gone, so I edited it again, and the box had become unchecked. This time I know that I had fixed it before.

So, are you ready for this, eBay says that several users have reported this same issue, of the shipping rule box becoming unchecked all by itself. I am now on a list to have that bug fixed. So they say.

I am so sorry that I've put you through this when it wasn't AW2K in the first place! You have been so kind to help me so much. I hope you are not mad at me :(



Cher

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substance292
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11/25/08 08:39 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Actually, I fixed auction listing 190269392556 earlier today.



Cher

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bluepennylady
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11/25/08 08:45 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

My word, no I am not mad at you.. I am glad you called them. I was going to contact tech tomorrow about it and see what they said..

That is really weird how only some users listings are affected and not others. The last time this happened it was everyone that was affected. But they did get it fixed. eventually

Keep us all posted. And I'll let Thom know



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substance292
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11/25/08 08:58 PM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: bluepennylady]  

Judy,

I will let you know if they ever update me on it. My account must be one of the few on the old forgotten server in the basement that they forgot to update.

Thank you for everything. Have a happy Thanksgiving!




Cher

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bluepennylady
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11/26/08 07:11 AM
Re: Shipping Discounts stopped working new [re: substance292]  

Cher,

You are so very welcome. I was going to contact the eBay tech that I know this morning and find out if there was something up at eBay because that is the only thing that makes any sense.

You have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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