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Ebay's store selling fees jumps to 28%
Look at these fees
trinorthlighting




msg:3577020
 4:32 am on Feb 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

12.00% of the initial $25.00, plus 8.00% of the initial $25.01 - $100.00, plus 4.00% of the remaining closing value balance $100.01 - $1,000.00

[pages.ebay.com...]

Add in pay pals fees, now they are taking up to 30%. Wow!

Think your saving some money on listing fees? If it sells they will take that and some in selling fees.

 

BananaFish




msg:3577025
 4:44 am on Feb 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Then if you're self-employed, the feds take %15 off the top... plus your regular income tax. Now you know how our fore-fathers felt. Maybe tarring and feathering Meg Whitman would certainly be a good first step... the Ebay Tea Party ... LOL.

Swanny007




msg:3577038
 5:51 am on Feb 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Gotta keep shareholders happy! Doing it by screwing the sellers is NOT the way to go... :-(

wsmeyer




msg:3577089
 8:16 am on Feb 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

There's a whole lot of reasons why I don't like eBay/PayPal but your post bothers me as I'm not really sure if you are just misinterpreting the fee schedule or if you are purposely trying to twist it around and get people all worked up over what amounts to a very slight increase of fees that are already quite low in my opinion.

Using the fee schedule in your link:

$0.01-$25.00 >> 12.00% of the closing value

This one is simple, under $25 you pay 12%

$25.01 - $100.00 >> 12.00% of the initial $25.00, plus 8.00% of the remaining closing value balance ($25.01 to $100.00)

This is a sliding scale, the maximum you would pay would be if your item was $25.01 - %12

The total % would decrease to the upper end of the band:

$25.01 X 12% = 3.00
$74.99 X 8% = 5.99

for a total of $8.99 which comes out to roughly 9%

$100.01-$1000.00 >> 12.00% of the initial $25.00, plus 8.00% of the initial $25.01 - $100.00, plus 4.00% of the remaining closing value balance $100.01 - $1,000.00

Again, this is a sliding scale, the MAXIMUM would be what we just calculated above - 9%

and again the minimum % would be the upper end of the band:

$25.01 X 12% = 3.00
$74.99 X 8% = 5.99
$899.99 X 4% = 36.00

for a total of $44.99 which comes out to 4.5%

Over $1,000.01 >> 12.00% of the initial $25.00, plus 8.00% of the initial $25.01 - $100.00, plus 4.00% of the initial $100.01 - $1,000.00, plus 2.00% of the remaining closing value balance

For items greater than $1000 the fees as a percentage will steadily approach but never actually reach 2% - as an example, lets use an item with a closing of $10,000

$25.01 X 12% = 3.00
$74.99 X 8% = 5.99
$899.99 X 4% = 36.00
$9,999.99 X 2% = 200.00

for a total of $244.99 which comes out to a mere 2.45%

William.

Swanny007




msg:3577257
 4:31 pm on Feb 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well in my case the things I sell are between $20 and $100 usually. Add on the PayPal fees and now I have to charge more... oh well they still have a lot of potential buyers ;-)

ByronM




msg:3577260
 4:40 pm on Feb 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

The sliding scale still sucks since margins dip on most things the more expensive they get unless you have a lucrative product which isn't exactly eBay materials to begin.

For example on low priced items a margin of 45-65% may be norm but on anything about say 3-400 the margin is 7% or less for the retailer side so after you pay your eBay fees that leaves SLIM PICKINGS - especially if they pay with paypal, want affordable shipping and will leave you nasty feedback if you don't pack in a box of chocolates with their purchase as well.

trinorthlighting




msg:3577522
 2:38 am on Feb 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

My typo, the title of the thread should say store and auctions and state up to 52%

Here is an example of a high % with their new scale:

.01 cent auction that sells at $1.00

$0.10 (Listing fee)
$0.09 (8.75% final value fee)
$0.03 (2.9% pay pal fee)
$0.30 (Pay pal transaction flat fee)

So, if you list an item and it sells for a $1 in an auction, you end up paying $0.52 in fees (52%)

Bottom line, if you average it all out they take between 15%-30% overall.

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