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Community Member
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-14-2011

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to maddog1273

I know they are talking about the high cost of selling on eBay over at http://collectibletalk.com
Check out the eBay section of the forum.

 

Anyway, I know eBay has to make money too as with any business, but you would think they could lower their percentage down to say 6.5 or 7%. Wouldn't that still be enough to "keep the lights on" and still make a profit?

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-13-2015

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to hosanna417

Agree, all getting too expensive and when there is a problem impossible to contact anyone, and when you do,  it is some one in a foriegn country your talking 

to, they make it difficult to even discuss problems or issues.

 

 

PS their latest news 9 Billion dollars revenue, you can imagine the profit this is ebay only , no wonder everyone wnats to be a CEO there


hosanna417 wrote:
Right! eBay is trying hard to minimize what it looks like a MASS. my seller canceled item after 5days without notice but I can not leave a feedback. My biider did not pay but I could not leave a feedback. eBay block the chance to eBayers to leave negative feedback that will make eBay look uglier. but here it is, eBay loose customers one by one. They were on the seller side when they established eBay and did nothing for the scaamed buyers so they lost buyers and credit. now they do nothing for MF's who claim as they did not receive the item even though they did, that sellers had to refund money and lose their item. Now ebay is losing seller. I would never comeback to ebay. eBay is registering their name in the Stupid CEOs Club among the Daimler Chrysler OFFICAIALLY. This is totally lack of inovation and mis management and don't understand this as me as another CEO. eBay is tottally losing both parts.

 

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-08-2015

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to hondamedic
Right! eBay is trying hard to minimize what it looks like a MASS. my seller canceled item after 5days without notice but I can not leave a feedback. My biider did not pay but I could not leave a feedback. eBay block the chance to eBayers to leave negative feedback that will make eBay look uglier. but here it is, eBay loose customers one by one. They were on the seller side when they established eBay and did nothing for the scaamed buyers so they lost buyers and credit. now they do nothing for MF's who claim as they did not receive the item even though they did, that sellers had to refund money and lose their item. Now ebay is losing seller. I would never comeback to ebay. eBay is registering their name in the Stupid CEOs Club among the Daimler Chrysler OFFICAIALLY. This is totally lack of inovation and mis management and don't understand this as me as another CEO. eBay is tottally losing both parts.
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-25-2010

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to troy312014

I won't be selling anything else on ebay. I have to agree the fee's are horendous. I have been a member since 1999 and I have never seen fee's like this. I just sold an item for $415 and ebay took $41.00 plus a paypal fee of $15. Absolutely ridiculous. Not worth it anymore and I will be sure to tell others not to sell here. I use craigslist

Community Member
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎09-13-2014

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to sweetspud1

Hi,

 

Try using zauctions.co.uk alongside eBay.

 

It's free for all 2015!!!

 

NO FEES WHAT SO EVER!!!

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-27-2009

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to maddog1273

I just got yet ANOTHER OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive eBay invoice!!!!

 

I've been a member since 1999!!  I'm actively looking for alternatives.

 

WAAAAY TOO EXPENSIVE!! 

 

Community Member
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎09-13-2014

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to tet_6

zauctions.co.uk

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-06-2015

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to maddog1273

Just got charge 17% for sales fees. I will not use eBay any longer for selling items. Furthermore, they hold funds from sales far to long before releasing them so you can transfer the money from your PayPal account to your bank account.

Does anyone know of an alternative service?

Community Member
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎09-13-2014

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to yalcinirem2012

Use zauctions.co.uk

 

There are no fees at all at the moment.

 

Just bare in mind that eBay offer lots of back up and zauctions.co.uk only advertisies for you, like putting an advert in a shop window.

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-03-2015

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to moonbloodstone

I sold 3 smartphones  total $167.57  including shipping,,,,,,,,,,,,ebay charging me  $25.00  I am getting %15 charge from  ebay

total profit is 0  I won,t  work for ebay  anymore. this is too much

Community Member
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-26-2010

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to kansas_gal06

If You bought Chinese things to sell and have to compete with them You will definitely have to keep Your postage down. that will be a big expense. 

 

The other thing to be competitive is to advertise in Your listings that You are an American seller. I think that will help You. 

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-31-2015

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to maddog1273
Ridiculous!
Community Member
Posts: 1,191
Registered: ‎10-19-2014

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to cheek2222jet

cheek2222jet wrote:

Patience is the ability to read the fine print where all the EBAY FEES are.

 

 


No fine print.

 

Every time you post a listing, at the Top of the Page after "Continue" there is a "Review Your Listing" Page 

 

Before you hit "List My Item" ... you get this:

 

feeslisting.png

The blue "final value fee" link  leads you here:

 

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html

 


Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown out.

PostingID

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-30-2015

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to penguins_dont_fly

 I just found out  I owed a lot money on Ebay

 

 I got confuse mmm

 

I thinking  do not know  PayPal charge too ????

 

My GOD ..i guess i have to stop listing

 

 

MY GOD , mmmm

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-04-2015

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to penguins_dont_fly

Patience is the ability to read the fine print where all the EBAY FEES are.

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 1,191
Registered: ‎10-19-2014

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to troy312014
Yes, it does.

Which is why the need to research your product and associated costs before jumping in the shark tank is so important.

BTW ... eBay is NOT taking 50% of your profits.
They take 10% of gross
PayPal takes 2.9% + 0.30 of Gross

54% is your Margin (and I simplified that)
on your example above, you have an ROI (again, simplified) of over 1000%

If you are so sure that going it on your own is cheaper ... I suggest a little more reaserch for you.

Here's a good read:
http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/how-much-does-ecommerce-website-cost/

And, yes Kansas, know it's a rant ...but so many posters come here surprised at their fees ... eBay gets a small part of that blame for their "1-2-3" stuff, but there is no excuse for not doing your own research.

If you are just out to clean your closets, then maybe it is more on eBay. But when you are actually sourcing product for resale, then we are in the realm of Business ...


Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown out.

PostingID

Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-31-2014

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to maddog1273
Yes people who know real business should know that every single penny counts and adds up
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-31-2014

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

in reply to maddog1273
You get 50% of YOUR profits. Why should eBay get the other 50% when your doing all the work. This should be a capitalism country not a socialism communism country. It should be 80% for you and 20% for eBay
Community Member
Posts: 1,730
Registered: ‎01-19-2010

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

[ Edited ]
in reply to penguins_dont_fly

I wondered about  that double price, too, although I suspect ultimatetech is thinking ebay shoppers are notoriously cheap.

Which they are, and I'm including myself. :smileyhappy:

 

Anyway, I took their entire post as a rant, since they still have an active listing.

Community Member
Posts: 1,191
Registered: ‎10-19-2014

Re: eBay fees are getting too expensive!!!

[ Edited ]
in reply to penguins_dont_fly

Oh -- forgot one question:

 

How much would you be paying a payment processor per transaction, if you weren't using PayPal?

 


Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown out.

PostingID