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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-19-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping Scam from Ebay?

in reply to coloradojudd

I just called a Representative and she hang up on me because i started to asking questions about this Final Value Fee for Shipping. She also tried to tell me that she didnt understand me just because she did'nt want to work. 

Dissapointed as soon as i can i will move from here to AMAZON.COM. I buy most of my items from there and they have the best policies and protection for buyers and sellers. AMAZON has the best costumer service too.

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-16-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to calebbay812

"your an idiot"

 

That is just beautiful. You're obviously one of the smart ones.

cerberusthegatekeeper
Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-15-2013

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

[ Edited ]
in reply to derekdbro6161

some should go aganist ebay start a riot like in fergison   this final feel  is bull shi@#$#@$   ebay rapes you in prices and owns paypal and takes fees there a monopoly and some one needs to bring it to a halt  THEY JUST FIND NEW WAYS TO MAKE MORE MONEY OFF US and like most of you out there  sheep plain simple not many will stand up  so  they will just  put you in line to slaughter .

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-15-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to coloradojudd

I sold 10 items this month and the average shipping cost was $11.00. EBay charges me $1.10 fee on each shipping cost!!! That's crazy. Why are they making money on money we are paying the postal service?

 

And also, it seems odd to me that they charge us a 10% fee on shipping costs ... yet when they take their fee in paypal, we are charged the fee against the full value of the shipping.

 

So I pay $11.00 to ship an item ... EBay charges me $1.10 for that. And then on PAYpal, they charge their fee based on the ENTIRE TOTAL of sale + shipping. Given that EBay and PAYPal are the same company ... that means PAYPal is making 11 cents on money I've actually paid to EBay!! Seems like a small amount of money ... but if you consider how many people are selling on EBay, if they collect a few cents off each shipping transaction which they've actually charged us for, that's a few extra million dollars a year in their pocket. When is enough enough??

nanny1017
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-12-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to coloradojudd

So I do not charge for shipping. I just figure the shipping into the purchase price as I figured this was easier and would attract customers. I basically seel the items on ebay because I like to make them and this way I cover the cost of the materials and shipping plus make a few bucks to replenish my hobby. So I had an item on there for about 2 weeks and then someone wants to buy it and have it shipped overnight. So I researched and it was $20 if I could stuff the dress into a USPS envelope. So today I was listing an item and thought what I owed was a little much and low and behold there was a final value shipping fee on top of the final value fee and the listing price. I called and they said we always charged that. What a crock! I understand if they were doing this to people who overcharge shipping but those that are not overcharging should not be charged for an overnight shipping charge. Ebay gives a discount and then takes it back in a final value fee. Wow that maes no sense!


coloradojudd wrote:
Holy **bleep**,

ebay now charges final value fees for the price of shipping????
I charged $7.15 for shipping an item in a listing.
It cost me $7.15 to ship that item.
Ebay charged me a $0.72 final value shipping fee.
I lost money.

What **bleep**!
The response was from customer support was that this was an improvement to ebay to encourage free shipping.
How the heck can I afford free shipping?
The small time seller is getting pushed out of ebay.
Guess I'll stick to Craigslist.

 

Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-26-2014

Re: Final Value Fee For Shipping????

in reply to alex-billy1
Totally agreed! I will be the one who'd love to go to your 'NOT EBAY' site!
Community Member
Posts: 275
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.

 

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.  

penguins_dont_fly
Community Member
Posts: 333
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
Community Member
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.

 

 

 

 

bronx-dog
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Posts: 5,899
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**.

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.  

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.  

Community Member
Posts: 1,431
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:


calebbay812
Community Member
Posts: 33
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.

hidy-hoo
Community Member
Posts: 7,166
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 



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Community Member
Posts: 1,431
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
slocode111
Community Member
Posts: 1,355
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.