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09-22-2016 08:11 AM
I started to post the fees outcome that a sale will generate on my listings. Doing so buyers finally get aware of where their money is going. I believe 100% of buyers that never listed anything for sale don't even know sellers are paying any fee at all.
09-19-2016 11:12 AM
eBay has taken their position of power and has now placed greed at the forefront of their business practice. I just sold an small item and lost money due to fees. That in conjunction with the horrible treatment of sellers and I'm out. See ya eBay.
08-31-2016 06:13 AM
eBay then - Auctions - Buyer determined price - great deals.
eBay now - Binatorium - Seller determines price - very few great deals.
There are still great items on eBay, you just have to be willing to hunt for them.
08-30-2016 11:30 PM - last edited on 09-04-2016 05:04 PM by li.varia
eBay sucks for buyers as much as sellers. Craigslist and all the others too anymore. You used to be able to buy used items for a great price and that was the appeal. Now, it's as though you pay slightly less than retail. What is THAT about??
08-20-2016 03:10 PM
I agree with all complaints. I will be cancelling my account as soon as they take the last 4.50 for a $20. item. And, I do not think it is fair to charge .30 each for 10 pieces of sheet music...and for items that did not sell anyway (sheet music). Better to sell locally on kijiji...even if they don't sell it does not cost anything. Such a scam this site is becoming.
08-14-2016 10:46 AM
You get charged a fee for shipping no matter what, with calculated shipping and free shipping. There are more benefits to using free shipping, always use free shipping when ever possible. I'm not sure if they have fees on International shipping, If I remember correctly they don't.
Ebay did this because sellers where selling items for .99 cents with the price of the item in the shipping cost.
This was an item I sold back in December that had calculated shipping:
08-14-2016 04:33 AM - edited 08-14-2016 04:35 AM
Yes any item listed in Australia for $4 to 4.50 is not worth listing anymore as the postage cost is usually $2 and then fees taken out it becomes a waste of time. Items such as books, CDs, DVDs, Blue Rays is a waste of time these days thanks to Austalia Post and Ebay and Paypals greed...Talk about slitting your own throat !
"How is anyone supposed to actually make a profit if ebay is taking 10%? A decent profit on an item would be 15% "
For me, a decent profit is at least 50%, AFTER eBay and Paypal take their cut. 15% before ebay and Paypal fees won't even net you minimum wage. Even if ebay cut their fees in half, your net is way below what you need to make it worth your time.
08-03-2016 07:12 PM
08-03-2016 01:01 PM
I just sold a few cheap phones and my fee was $32.50 not to mention the paypal fee as well. Then I have to spend money shipping too. If I include shipping in the aunction, they charge you % for shipping too. I'm literally losing money. Whats the point.
07-27-2016 04:19 PM
06-01-2016 08:56 PM
05-15-2016 09:41 AM
I understand! They are starting to take ALL my profit and the volume sales are going straight down. More customers are asking to purchase items for a quarter of the asking price as well as free shipping. In the end it is costing more to sell than profit!
03-09-2016 06:03 PM
"The original poster (OP) started the thread in the year of 2010, last post (with that id) 2013."
This topic will live forever. And I was responding to the person who posted immediately before me.
Are you using a mobile app?
03-09-2016 05:56 PM
03-09-2016 05:37 PM
Your career feedback as a seller is 88.9%, so I thank you for looking elsewhere.
The original poster (OP) started the thread in the year of 2010, last post (with that id) 2013.
This is getting well.......
I know I just bumped this with responding, sorry, but jciydflizudyfr;lNA
03-08-2016 10:30 AM
03-06-2016 07:40 AM