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Old 09-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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At the moment ebay only take a final sellers fee on how much the item sells for not including pp but soon the final seller fee will be on how much the item sells for plus the pp.
This is outrageous as this means you lose money twice, once through ebay then again through paypal. How many of you could be tempted to move away from ebay and start using other auctions sites like ebid? Where fees are a lot less.

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't they already double dip now?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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At the moment ebay only take final seller fee on what the item sells for excluding postage but soon the final seller fee will be taken from the whole price inc postage.
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That has been the case with ebay.com for a long time.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's changing here on the 4th September
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Greedy bastards!!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Greedy bastards!!
They really are starting to take more and more from the customers who made them what they are today.
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I will just demand payment via cheque instead (might avoid a paypal fee..) I would also remove the postage fee from the listing and inform the buyer of postage costs privately..
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I will just demand payment via cheque instead (might avoid a paypal fee..) I would also remove the postage fee from the listing and inform the buyer of postage costs privately..
This is a good idea but could cause upset with some buyers as they might see the postage as hidden fees.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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This is a good idea but could cause upset with some buyers as they might see the postage as hidden fees.
Just add a "Contact me for a postage quote" in the description, sorted?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I think it would cause more problems then its worth, as you would have to set the auction to free postage and by law you would have to grant that free postage.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think it would cause more problems then its worth, as you would have to set the auction to free postage and by law you would have to grant that free postage.
Just set a fee for a really diverse postage option that no one will ever want, such as 2nd class international freight or whatever, and say other postage prices available on request
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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well that should see their sales drop big time!! on the other foot, you can now list any item over a £1.00 for just 15 pence £0.15p. if you list an item at £50 start you would pay £1.00. now you can list £100+ for 15p.
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I will just demand payment via cheque instead (might avoid a paypal fee..) I would also remove the postage fee from the listing and inform the buyer of postage costs privately..
No offense but I would never send anyone a check. I'd simply move on and look elsewhere. I'm not sending a complete stranger a check with my routing & account numbers on it in the hopes that I might receive a product at the end. There is absolutely no protection on my end.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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For quite awhile there were auctions selling items for a penny or a dollar with postage set a price to reflect the rest of the items cost plus the shipping cost (like $100 to ship something worth $95). Ebay was making virtually nothing on these auctions, so they figured out a way to counter sellers who were (for the most part) skirting the auction fees.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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has anybody has any experience with other auction sites?
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I will just demand payment via cheque instead (might avoid a paypal fee..) I would also remove the postage fee from the listing and inform the buyer of postage costs privately..
Thats how it used to be anyway before paypal. You'd send or recieve a money order from places like amscot. I just got an invoice from them a couple days ago for $19 owed on a $150 sale. I think its a little much imo
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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..... That's why it's called feeBay.

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Old 09-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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thats why its called evilbay as well

actually they are triple dipping

ebay fee + ebay shipping fee + paypal fee (the last one is kinda a slap in the face because ebay owns paypal....so its essentially the same company) I could understand why they started charging the shipping fee because people sold an item for 99 cents and the shipping fee was $50 so that was the real cost of the item. So they flew under the radar for the original fee.

Now you can't get away with sh*t
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The way eBay is going I think it will become a site just for big names. Pirvite sellers will vanish
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It's a shame. But it seems like any time a system is put in place, someone is ready to find a way to beat it. As Nick pointed out, when more and more sellers began abusing the no-fee on shipping policy to the point of absurdity, the writing was on the wall.

I wish the fees were lower, but they are just the cost of doing business. When I sell something on eBay I don't have to pay rent on a store, buy insurance, security monitoring, deal with zoning nonsense and bonehead enforcement, etc. I just have to remember to gross up the shipping to account for the fees in the same way a brick and mortar retailer would have to account for the fixed cost overhead in merchandise pricing.
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