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Community Member
Posts: 251
Registered: ‎02-04-2013

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to goodie-hunter

If you register with USPS and buy labels from them, you also get the discount. If you educate yourself about policies and rules, you can accept them or reject the service. Ebay is not to blame for all your woes. Sellers did some of that themselves.

 

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Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-20-2007

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to alex-billy1

I suspect that ebay negotiated a lower 'rate' for us with shipping companies, but they figure they should get a cut of that action too since they did the work on our behalf.  

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penguins_dont_fly
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Posts: 176
Registered: ‎10-19-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to alex-billy1

alex-billy1 wrote:

 

I hope more people let ebay know that their new fee structure is disgusting and disappointing from a company I used to love so much.


 

 

 


eBay started charging FVF on shipping in  July 2011 .... right about the time this thread was started .... so not quite a new fee structure.

 

It is actually an FVF on the total amount of the sale.  It is belived that they started this because of sellers charging $1.00 for an item and $100 shipping to avoid the FVF on the sale.


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alex-billy1
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-24-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to athena330

I am so disappointed in the money grabbing direction that ebay is heading down.

 

Charging a final value fee on shipping is not only highway robbery in my opinion but it may not be legal. I'm looking into this but ebay are not providing a service for the shipping- they do not ship the item, they do package the item they don't even give a **bleep** if I ship the item so I do not see how they think that they should be able to charge us an additional amount as a final value fee inclusing shipping fees. Even worse is that they now set the shipping prices which come up automatically. The automatic amount imputed by ebay is not enough to cover the shipping cost and the ebay fee costs- so how is this fair! Ebay knows that the seller will lose money if they follow the correct Australia Post pricing.

 

I may report ebay to Consumer and Business affairs and get them to look into it- ebay are charging sellers for a service that they are not providing. Even if it is legal come on ebay don't you make enough money as it is... you need my extra 75 cents aswell. 

 

As a previous ebayer said there is absolutely no point in listing an item if you are only going to make a couple of dollars because you will end up losing money.

 

Thanks ebay you are making it really easy for us to donate those clothes instead of listing them. Everytime they put their fees up more and more people look for alternatives. I might set up a site called "NOT EBAY" which charges the reasonable fees that they should be charging.

 

I hope more people let ebay know that their new fee structure is disgusting and disappointing from a company I used to love so much.

 

I am so annoyed- I really hope the ebay executives wake up from the cash coma they are in and work out that its not worth the extra millions if you have to hurt millions of little sellers like me who in turn lose faith in you.

 

 

 

 

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Posts: 5,794
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to athena330

athena330 wrote:

I sold an item for .99 just to get rid of it and not to have to throw it away

and ended up losing money thanks to the stupid fees on shipping charges.


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yup... totally eBay's fault.

 

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-22-2006

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to goodie-hunter

Just started selling a couple of items recently, and have nothing but problems. FIrst, I sold an item for .99 just to get rid of it and not to have to throw it away, and ended up losing money thanks to the stupid fees on shipping charges. Then out of 4 items "sold" I've got 2 non-payers in the same week. **bleep** is up with all this? When did eBay go so down hill? What's worse is that I have to wait on hold for 20 minutes every time I need to call them about an issue (I never had to call before this month).

I need another site to sell items on. Any suggestions? This is bull**bleep**.

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Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-20-2007

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to coloradojudd

Ebay appears to have serioulsy lost touch with how their members view them.  

 

Charging Sellers a fee for an expense that the Seller never has any connection to?  There needs to be a law enacted for this kind of price manipulation.  What right does ebay have to add a charge against me for money that we never had access to?  The shipping cost is born on the buyer generally, then the shipping payment goes to the courier, then the Seller pays a fee on that?  Ridiculous Ebay!  

 

Its obvious that ebay made a strategic deal with shipping companies that is designed for the giant sellers in mind, not the little guy who made Ebay what it is.  You sold us out ebay!

 

And now with shipping costs going through the roof?   In fact it seems like UPS and USPS tailored their costs as well with these big ebay deals in mind.  Thus locking us in to having zero options.  You're squeezing us ebay all for your profit making greed.  

 

I've been on ebay for over a decade but with the liberal fees God we need alternatives so you don't become any more of a monopoly.   

 

Then there is the sometimes ludicrous Return Policy which invites abuse and scams of their own against the seller.  Ebay didn't think this through.  

 

Remember, ebay Sellers are also ebay Buyers, so you need to also take equal care of sellers.  The fees are out of hand.  

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Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-20-2007

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to postmaster

So basically EBAY wanted to make sure they got a cut of this $99 shipping charge by adding a fee to shipping?  

 

Ebay doesn't have a right to tax the Seller on a portion of a sale that the Seller never sees.  The funds go to a third party who makes the profit, yet the seller gets docked for it?  That's stealing from members in my book.  

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Community Member
Posts: 1,422
Registered: ‎12-21-2013

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to coloradojudd
hidy-hoo to the rescue! `*Thank you, Hidy!*`
I'll have to upgrade my device soon (meaning my brain)!
In spite of the name, my `mobile` is not so agile when it comes to copy/paste.. so I'll just remain a lil' pecker for now, lol! :smileyhappy:

Thanks again, Miss Funky Town To Hell and Back! ROFLMAO! That post killed me! :smileyvery-happy:


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calebbay812
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Posts: 25
Registered: ‎03-30-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to munik-fl

If shipping an iPhone cost you $22, your an idiot.

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hidy-hoo
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Posts: 6,949
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to goodlittlekitty

http://community.ebay.com/t5/Selling/Ebay-Down/m-p/22276982/highlight/true#M271280

 

Hi, kitty ~ nice to see you back in our neck of the woods, fondly known as the Part Time eBay Sellers "group home" ~ word game is still here ~ just sayin'!

 

You are right ~ your link is missing some characters (and so is the PT group ~ :smileyvery-happy::smileysad::smileymad: ~ (sorry, couldn't resist ~ just a little side joke!) ~ When I want to copy/paste, I just "blue out" the URL in the address box ~ copy it and then paste ~ like I did up there ^^^^^

 

@goodlittlekitty 



How much better life would be, if a liar's pants really did catch fire!  winking fire flame photo: smile flame smiley_fire.gif

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Community Member
Posts: 1,422
Registered: ‎12-21-2013

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to coloradojudd
Can someone tell me how to copy/paste the following as a link? I must be missing some characters? Thank you.

community.ebay.com/t5/Selling/EBAY-DOWN/m-p/22986347#M346649
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slocode111
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Posts: 1,278
Registered: ‎04-15-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to plarson

I seriously don't think eBay even knows what they want. They want to promote everything for everybody and they can't seem to do any simple thing very well. eBay needs to keep it simple and to FOCUS on one thing at a time until they get it right.

 

eBay isn't very clear about what their goals are or what their core values are and I think this is because they are more beholden to their share holders than to their customers.



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Community Member
Posts: 7,552
Registered: ‎10-19-2004

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to coloradojudd
If it's not cost-effective to sell $9.99 items, don't sell them.
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Community Member
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-11-2009

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to mothergalaxies

ebay want to be amazon -they are trying to get rid of auction style listings . that is what i think

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Community Member
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-11-2009

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to slocode111

first off if we raise cost of item no one will buy it. bubble wrap tape ink paper are we suppoused to eat those sosts on a 9.99 item. ridiculous. ebay was started as an auction house. which is what it was intended for, now they want to be amazon.I have been doing this since 1998. I think they dont want auctions anymore. free shipping is **bleep**. I would have to raise price of most itrems 12.00 or more. the shipping calculator does not work right . it gives the wrong cost for items in buyers favor humpf!

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slocode111
Community Member
Posts: 1,278
Registered: ‎04-15-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to p20vline

p20vline wrote:

I my self like messing around with eBay's accounting system by not paying my seller fees when they are due,,,EBAY used to be fun but not anymore.


It sure sounds like eBay is still fun for you!



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p20vline
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-12-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to mavisandminnie

No eBay are not allowed to this but eBay think because they are so big they can do whatever they want. I my self like messing around with eBay's accounting system by not paying my seller fees when they are due, but i only do this for a month or 2 any later than that then ebay sting you an extra 1.9% for when the fees are not paid. My opinion is **bleep** eBay with all of their fees especially with their ILLEGAL PayPal fees. EBAY used to be fun but not anymore.

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-10-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to marinernl

The bad sellers caused this.  I have been on eBay since 1998.  They used to not charge a fee on shipping, then sellers would sell a $100 item for $1.00 and charge $99 shipping and thus only pay 10 cents FVF, eBay saw this and began FVF on shipping.  The bad thing is if you list and item where based on weight it can be computed, there is no profit and it should not get a FVF, but still does - tape, boxing, and packing material are not cheap.  The bright side it is the largest venue for items anywhere, so a fee will always be involved.  We just sold some items at a local auction (due to size and weight) and the fee was 20%, and no reserve was allowed, there were less than 100 people there, whereas eBay you have millions of potential buyers.

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-24-2009

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to coloradojudd

I just sold an item for $16.50. Ebay cahrged me a FV fee of $1.65, = 10%.  The shipping was $6.94. Ebay cahrged me a FV fee of $0.69, = 10%.

I paid my shipping label thru Paypal and paid a fee of $0.98 over the shipping amount, = 14%.  This is getting out of hand. Have to find something else!!

The real fun of selling like this, is completely gone.

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