On 2 occasions the item I gave away fit in a USPS large FRB, I told the recipients that it will cost $14.95 for shipping.So... did someone send Vin exactly what he asked for? Or exactly what he asked for minus 3%? As much as I hear that adding for Paypal isn't allowed (by Paypal, not my job to enforce their terms), it's up to someone to ask for how much it costs and not let them sort it out on their own.
The first time, I made a mistake by not asking the recipient for the PP fee as I assumed that it was common courtesy of the recipient to add it as he was getting the item for free. When I got the exact amount for postage I still went ahead and shipped the item as I am a man of my word but I posted this: http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/1160699-post902.html ... not to call the guy out but to give a little guidance for any future recipients.
The second time however I told the recipient that shipping was $14.95 + PP fees. The recipient sent me $15.00. Again, I wasnt going to hold the item and ask him to give me another $.50 so I went ahead and shipped it, I didnt even bother emailing him back. In the grand scheme of things its spare change, but I'll say it again: it sucks when you give things away for free and end up having to partially pay for it and kinda ruins the sprit of this thread all together.
Also of note is that taking something and giving away something within 7 days for free rule is kinda of a joke. A few items I've given away was given to recipients that were either someone who signed up on this forum just to get the free item or just to turn around and sell. I've searched this thread and some of the guys that I gave my freebees to has never given away anything or hung around being jackals.
Its a shame really, I had some neat stuff that I was periodically going to offer here but in the end it isnt worth it.