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Community Member
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎05-24-2016

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to eddieg11
"It isn't just final value fees,relisting fees per month are extremely costly if you don't sell quickly,100 listings times .030 cents per listing is adding to the expense ,selling cheap and paying high fees with eBay is going to put you to paying more for the month than you earned with the sales"

You had 146 listings in the past 3 months. With 50/month free, your listing fees should have been minimal. Your real problem is your 10% sell rate. Maybe your stuff isn't a good fit here.
Community Member
Posts: 7,481
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to lureiam14

lureiam14 wrote:
Garage sales may be free,but where I live there is a fee monthly for garbage collection 🚚👌

... and I applaud you for knowing the difference between Free and Fee, it would be great if more did. wink.gif

Community Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-03-2016

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to eddieg11
It isn't just final value fees,relisting fees per month are extremely costly if you don't sell quickly,100 listings times .030 cents per listing is adding to the expense ,selling cheap and paying high fees with eBay is going to put you to paying more for the month than you earned with the sales,sale within the free listing period then you will do all right,fees are a necessity in this type of business, JUST NOT SO MANY,AND AT EVERY TURN!?
Community Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-03-2016

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to eddieg11
Garage sales may be free,but where I live there is a fee monthly for garbage collection 🚚👌
Community Member
Posts: 3,358
Registered: ‎10-19-2014

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

[ Edited ]
in reply to purebliss1971

purebliss1971 wrote:

I didn't know about these fees until after I sold the item!  You have to search and search to find the actual fees, eBay should be ashamed!  


@purebliss1971

 

Hmm ... the bottom of every listing looks like this, with a total of the insertion fees and a disclaimer that you will be charged a fee when the item sells:

fees1.jpg

 

Clicking on the i tells you to click on the amount ... clicking on the insertion fee total gives you this (also with a disclaimer that you will pay a fee when the item sells):

 

fees2.jpg

 

And clicking on "Learn More" in either the first screen or the second screen brings you here:

 

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/insertion-fee.html#fvf

 

That doesn't seem very "hidden" or buried so deep that you have to "search and search".


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Posts: 7,481
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

[ Edited ]
in reply to purebliss1971

Hmmm... my response above failed to cover a few other issues that may "surprise" you.

 

  • You can't leave Negs, or Neuts for buyers... that's new... uh... since 2008.
  • Free Shipping isn't really free, you still have to pay the Post Office.
  • No Returns, does not mean No Refunds.

Have a nice day. smile.gif

Community Member
Posts: 7,481
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to purebliss1971

@purebliss1971 yup, really... what more do you want??????????????????????????

eBay doesn't hide it's fee structure under a rock in the middle of the Enchanted Forrest...

The fees are clearly posted for all to read. If you can't do that much to educate yourself,

eBay ain't for you, because contrary to what many believe, eBay is a business, it's not a

chatrity. If you want cheap, or free... haul your treasures to the end of the driveway...

Option 1, is called a Yard Sale, you may have heard of it, Option 2, is called Garbage Day.

Oh, and yes, both are FREE.

Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-13-2016

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to bronx-dog

Really?? That's the response!

Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-13-2016

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to hidy-hoo

I didn't know about these fees until after I sold the item!  You have to search and search to find the actual fees, eBay should be ashamed!  

Community Member
Posts: 7,481
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to purebliss1971

purebliss1971 wrote:

I was also surprised by the HIGH FEES selling on eBay!!


I hope you read the prices on a restaurant's menu...

get a "surprise" there and you could be washing dishes.

Community Member
Posts: 12,094
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to purebliss1971

purebliss1971 wrote:

I was also surprised by the HIGH FEES selling on eBay!!  I will NOT use them anymore, which unfortunate because I love the safeguards eBay provides ( which should be able to be covered easily with 3-5% commission)


@purebliss1971  There is no reason to be surprised by eBay fees as they are all stated quite clearly ~ 10% of the total selling price for eBay in most categories without a store, and 2.9% plus .30¢ for PayPal.  In addition, listing fees are displayed on the listing form before you hit "post".

 

If you find another selling venue that only charges 5% and reaches the world wide audience that eBay does, by all means, come back and let us know.

 

In the future, read the boards and groups and ask questions before you start selling and you will receive valuable information that will make your eBay selling profitable and fun.



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Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-13-2016

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to multimedea_media

I was also surprised by the HIGH FEES selling on eBay!!  I will NOT use them anymore, which unfortunate because I love the safeguards eBay provides ( which should be able to be covered easily with 3-5% commission)

Community Member
Posts: 278
Registered: ‎10-14-2015

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to eddieg11
Your buyers should be paying your shipping charges.
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-01-2015

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to premier-inst

I'm not a full-time EBayer, just an occasional seller with good items from time to time.

 

I haven't sold anything on EBay in a while. I come back, sell two items, and find that shipping charges and fees took 35%! Of course that does not include the value of my time spent photographing, listing, packing, shipping, and answering customers' questions.

 

Not sure I made the right move coming back. Paying out that big a percentage makes selling on EBay seem hardly worth the trouble. Maybe c's list or even Goodwill would be a better option.

 

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-01-2015

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to caffine-kid

Lets combine and start search of alternative sites which charge lesser fees. Ebay is popular because of us (sellers) and we must make them realise that we will leave if they do not lower this.

 

10% as final fee value and then 10% on shipping as well is ridiculous.

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 996
Registered: ‎04-28-2015

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to eddieg11
After four years of the shipping FVF, sellers should have either adjusted or bailed.
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-23-2015

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to lifestyledesigners

Postage charges are pure theft.

The post has nothing to do with Ebay.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO SELL SOMTHING ON EBAY AND LOSE MONEY.

Greed is taking over...

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2009

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to eddieg11

So now that we agree that Ebay Final value fees are so high, what can we do about it? Any ideas? Petition?


eddieg11 wrote:
I think 10% is too high for eBay to charge for a final fee for items purchased. The bigger the item the lower percentage the fee should be. Giving up 10% for an item that you sell for $500 should not cost you $50 to process. Especially sinc most things are sold under cost on eBay. Thoughts?

 

Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-28-2011

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to eddieg11

Ebay, why are your punishing your sellers???? Thoes Final Shipping fees and the th 10% final value fees are ridiculous!

I feel that you guys are getting more and more greedy with all these fees every year.

All these fees + Paypal fees. That makes ebay NO fun any more. I am selling stuff here and there to make a little extra, but now i will not support your high ridiculous fees and i will stop selling on ebay. I CAN"T AFFORT THOESE FEES!

Please understand that your sellers are bleeding. And alot of people will sell on other outlets. Don't punish your sellers, they are the once who keep ebay alive and going. But you will lost them, because of your greedyness.

 

Good Bye Ebay, i am out of here.

Community Member
Posts: 6,088
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: Final Value Fees are too high!!

in reply to herosekhar

The waiter typically has to provide more items/service on $100 meal compared to a $10 one

 

only if you're in the same restaurant



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