M Hellyer
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I go to the main page for a game and see all the listings of that game for sale in the "Marketplace" section. The game price is there but I don't know if I've ever seen the shipping charges. So, I email the seller to find the shipping charges. Am I overlooking the shipping charges somewhere in the Marketplace? In eBay shipping charges or a link to a shipping charge calculator are clearly shown, but I don't see that info in the bgg Marketplace. I would really like to see the shipping charges clearly displayed. I know shipping charges may vary by destination, especially internationally, but I would think at least a "domestic" (inside country) shipping rate could be posted.
 
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G Schulteis
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Even domestic shipping prices can be quite volatile.
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matt horn
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There's no functionality like ebay built into the BGG Marketplace. Some sellers will put a ZIP code and weight so that you can calculate it yourself, or sometimes they'll specify a flat rate shipping amount within the US.

There are postal zones within the US, so even then you can't accurately calculate domestic shipping rates without knowing the FROM and the TO. I suspect this is also the case in other large countries.
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Dan Taylor
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With ebay you're shipping the game within the next few days, so it can be packed, weighed and shipping calculated for that moment.

With the BGG Marketplace, it may be years. I may want the game on my shelf during that time to play while I wait for it to be sold. (Which is generally my desire...)
 
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