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theanointedhand2014
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-15-2013

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to artie-chicago
The fees are too high, and the shipping fees are ridiculous! It seems like nothing to some but to others, it's like we are selling our stuff, to give EBay the profits. And the buyer protection is a joke ( it's nothing but a shout out to buyers to scam the sellers). I sold a item, shipped it, then uploaded the tracking information... USPS neglected to update delivery information... The buyer admitted to receiving it thru messaging. But later decided to open item no received case... eBay placed funds on hold... Disregarded the confirmation, refunded the buyer.... Case closed. So as the buyer not only did I loose my item, but I also lost the outta pocket shipping cost... This is why I don't think that the fees are fair.... eBay offer no protection to the sellers.... And if they do...I have not been made aware of!
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komokwa
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Posts: 5,889
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to bronx-dog

if u look at that long enough....it starts going backwards.......

i think i'm going to frow up.......



Who will save the river valley , that's my drinking water.! "Moxy Fruvous"
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bronx-dog
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Posts: 5,600
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to 12kaisha

12kaisha wrote:

You must work foe Ebay. Possibly the propaganda department.


Oh doink...  Now you've gone and done it... the secret's out.

Every time billy spreads some propaganda, eBay lets him

ride the eBay Roller Coaster and  billy likes roller coasters.

 

 

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hidy-hoo
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Posts: 6,359
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to 12kaisha

Seriously?  and I remember when gas was a buck a gallon!  No one here works for eBay ~ just a group of well-read sellers who know how to navigate the in's and out's of eBay policy to get the most bang for their buck when listing and selling their widgets ~ which translates into profits!





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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-29-2006

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to billy_biggle_fan

You must work foe Ebay. Possibly the propaganda department. Many of us recall the original % fees that Ebay had that along with sellers launched the Company to huge success, this would never happen with the current fees.

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komokwa
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Posts: 5,889
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to blueofthenite

none......absolutely none ! 

 

oh.....wait......they do it anyway.....



Who will save the river valley , that's my drinking water.! "Moxy Fruvous"
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-11-2014

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to blueofthenite

Especially if you shipped thru eBay, who then knows exactly the shipping cost. The original propaganda that this is to close the loophole of people avoiding fees by selling for a penny and charge high shipping fees does not apply here.

 

eBay needs to stop charge fees on shipping cost done via eBay!!!

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-28-2014

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to fortsasquatch

I just want the damned 'Shipping value fees' removed.

If something costs $4.80 to ship, what god damned right

does eBay have to tax a 3rd party cost.

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billy_biggle_fan
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Posts: 1,730
Registered: ‎12-11-2005

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to vutmat

They provide a well-known, highly trafficked website with millions of potential buyers around the world.  Being a top 10 retail website with a brand known to pretty much everyone entitles them to charge higher fees than other selling options.  In retail, the more buyer traffic you attract, the higher the rent merchants pay.

 

Having owned my own storefront and ecommerce site in the past, and dealing with set up, marketing, hiring staff, paying utilities/labor/insurance/etc., and everything else that goes along with that, the fees on eBay are quite reasonable in comparison.

 

Even if you only want to sell a few items here on occasion, the fees are still reasonable compared to running a yard sale or a flea market booth, both of which require your personal presence, set up, tear down, and possibly permits.  Here, you can just create a listing, answer questions, and if you get a sale, accept payment then ship.  And you can do so pretty leisurely.

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vutmat
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-15-2013

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to fortsasquatch

This is so terrible. What did they do for us to deserve 10% of what we owe. This is a total robbery. Paypal too .-.

 

That's $100 from $1000

and then the other fees and paypal fee.

 

I feel bad for sellers now.....

 

 

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artie-chicago
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Posts: 842
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to anonymoose99

Yes, it would seem obvious but unfortunately some sellers can't see the trees for the forest.  Absolutely nothing can be taken for granted when dealing especially with new and some veteran eBay sellers. A number of seasoned sellers continue to have a 'No Return'

policy because they have not had a problem where by they lose the merchandise and the money! And they tend to scream the loudest and blame eBay when they did it to themselves by not reading/knowing policy.

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twotoys
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Posts: 266
Registered: ‎07-24-2009

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to fortsasquatch

I think it's kind of funny that people are still complaining about the fees.

 

Yes, they are high. Ebay is a business and they have figured out the best fees (for them) in order to maximize their profits. I can't say I blame them. We are all trying to maximize our profits. Why don't you sell your $100 item for $40? Someone will pay you $100 for it, but just go ahead and sell it for $40. 

 

There are other ways to sell, but Ebay knows they are the far and away the top of the chain for auction sites. I have tried Etsy, sold things on Craigslist, consignment shops, booths at swap meets and yard sales. Nothing can top ebay for buyer interest.

 

Stuff I could barely sell for $5 at any of these other venues will sell for $15 to $30 on Ebay. Even with the fees, I am making out ahead.

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Community Member
Posts: 6,932
Registered: ‎10-19-2004

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to brucewayne32us

brucewayne32us wrote:

10% of $20 is $2, not $.20.  But then add on to the price of the item, the shipping cost, the eBay and PayPal fees, and it's almost not worth your time to sell on eBay, unless you can purchase the item at a very low cost and sell it really high. 


Well, yeah, I thought that would be fairly obvious to anyone who wants to run a business.

 

If you're not making money on a $20 eBay sale, a reduction in eBay fees isn't going to make it worthwhile to continue.

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artie-chicago
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Posts: 842
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

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in reply to brucewayne32us

Quitting is easy. But finding another place to sell at 13% FVF with the following internet traffic. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!  

 

 

Globally 24th

 

U.S.A.     7th

 

13.77 page views per visitor

 

11:39  daily time spent on site

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-24-2014

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to pantlandia

10% of $20 is $2, not $.20.  But then add on to the price of the item, the shipping cost, the eBay and PayPal fees, and it's almost not worth your time to sell on eBay, unless you can purchase the item at a very low cost and sell it really high.  


pantlandia wrote:

 

 


I just got an email from Ebay announcing their hike on seller fees....up to 10% final value plus shipping!!! How are we supposed to make money with these ever climbing fees?


 

 


 


Looking at your completed items, you don't sell much over $20.00...which means at the most, your final value fees will be an extra 20 cents. You can't absorb that?


 

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the_right_stuff99
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Posts: 3,027
Registered: ‎02-11-2004

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to 1616west

1616west wrote:

I predict there will be a class-action suit against Ebay & PayPal someday..


A class-action suit because people were charged the fees that they were told they would be charged? That's hilarious.

 

BTW, people who actually read the user agreement know they've given up their right to sue, and have to use arbitration. But again, what's to arbitrate when it comes to fees?

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-20-2003

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to billy_biggle_fan

Craigslist~the number of potential buyers is smaller, but there are NO fees...zippo, nada. 

We've been doing it with good success and ,except for the occasional scammers (who are easy to spot), you can realize a better profit. Just list CASH ONLY!

Also, you can get rid of big, bulky items and usually have them picked up by the buyer.

 

I predict there will be a class-action suit against Ebay & PayPal someday..

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Community Member
Posts: 6,932
Registered: ‎10-19-2004

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to keatc888

keatc888 wrote:

absolutely way too high. Seller has to pay ebay fees, and paypal fees.

 

There should be other sites that are competitive to bring ebay/paypal fees down


But there aren't. Why do you suppose that is? There's no shortage of people with access to mass quantities of venture capital to start one up, so why haven't they? And why haven't the few sites that are available taken more than a small fraction of eBay's volume?

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flywelstore
Community Member
Posts: 1,214
Registered: ‎10-09-2013

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to keatc888
You could always start your own website and do your own marketing and pay your own webmaster/ maintenance fees and make your own deals with USPS-UPS and FedEx.

Or you could open your own B&M store and pay rent/utilities and other overhead.
And add marketing, etc to that figure.

Or you could go the consignment route and pay 30-60%.

Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom. ~ Sir Terry Pratchett
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artie-chicago
Community Member
Posts: 842
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: EBAY and PAYPAL Fees too high

in reply to keatc888

REALLY!  In order to sell a seller needs people lots of people visiting a site and eBay has one of the largest volumes of traffic in the world. Plus an easy method of receiving payment which costs 13% which leaves you 87 cents on every dollar to make a profit. And you call eBay/PayPal greedy! Why don't people just leave? Whine and complain and then the majority continue to sell/buy on eBay.  Where are peoples pride in themselves?  Membership requires one to accept the rules/polices now and going forward. Don't like it? Don't join or just leave!

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