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Registered: ‎01-11-2010
Why are your ebay fees so high?

Why are your ebay fees so high? I just sold an item on ebay for $900.00 and you charged me over 10%. I have began selling my items on other auction sites where their fees are a lot less. Being involved with computers most of my life I know that your actual costs are very very low. I feel that I am being cheated by ebay. It is easy to see why a lot of ebay users quit using ebay and finding other on line auction sites.

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-26-2013
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in reply to oak748

 

10% across the board is way too high!! It used to be 9% up to a certain amount then dropped!! Just sold 2 processors for $1,059.00.... The fee?? $105.00!! Now try and explain to me how it costs eBay anywhere close to $105.00 for me to list a stock photo and a few words! I've been an eBay buyer / seller for 14 years!! This is getting ridiculous!!

the_right_stuff99
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Posts: 3,027
Registered: ‎02-11-2004
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in reply to oak748

Being involved with computers most of my life I know that your actual costs are very very low.

Okay, Mr./Ms. Computer Guy/Gal, tell me:

 

How much does eBay spend on advertising, so people will come to the site to look at YOUR stuff?

 

How much does eBay spend on their Buyer Protection Program, so people will feel safe sending YOU money?

 

How much does eBay spend on their HUNDREDS/THOUSANDS of servers, mirror sites, disaster recovery, etc?

 

Break it down for us, Oh All-knowing Computer God.

shanechas
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Posts: 396
Registered: ‎08-01-2008
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in reply to oak748

You should have researched the fees before selling the item,  10% is a normal fee,  did you use a FREE listing on this item??  Every seller without a store gets 50 free listings a month, so you listed for free,  you should take into consideration the fee for selling a high end item and then adjust your opening bid accordingly,   Ebay gives every seller the option to know what the items they are selling will cost them when the item ends,  so it should not have been a surprise if you had done your homework....

mrsmtn
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Posts: 13,056
Registered: ‎08-14-2008
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in reply to oak748

You know that eBay's costs are very very low??  Do you think eBay is one guy with a server???  No, maintaining this worldwide service with all of the enhancements is sky-high costly.  That's what the fees are for.

nc-daydreamer
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Posts: 4,794
Registered: ‎10-06-2008
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in reply to oak748

This may be just the answer you are looking for:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/account/closing-account.html

 

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ritacummins
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Posts: 9,840
Registered: ‎05-23-2007
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in reply to oak748

Do those other auction sites have the same coverage as Ebay?   Do the same number of people see your item?   Is your percentage of sales on those other sites as good as it is on Ebay?

 

Do the math and you will see why over 100 million buyers and sellers use Ebay.

kraloe
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Posts: 40,314
Registered: ‎05-11-2005
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in reply to oak748

A person is not required to be a seller on eBay.