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Off Topic Area => The Lounge => Topic started by: Coralsnake on September 11, 2019, 07:20:18 PM

Title: Ebay Paypal
Post by: Coralsnake on September 11, 2019, 07:20:18 PM
I haven't sold anything on eBay in a while, but noticed the fees have increased sustainably

I think you are required to use Paypal

Is it my memory loss, I don't recall Paypal charging fees ?

These people are raking cash
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: Rickmustang on September 11, 2019, 07:22:00 PM
PayPal charges fees on top of eBay.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: acman63 on September 11, 2019, 07:33:12 PM
between ebay and paypal is usually about 10%
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: Coralsnake on September 11, 2019, 07:50:39 PM
Not anymore,
I will move on from that nonsense
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: Krelboyne on September 11, 2019, 08:11:51 PM
I figure it at 13% total fees between eBay and Paypal. Ebay calculates fees on shipping costs too. It is their way of encouraging sellers to offer 'free shipping'.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: 2112 on September 11, 2019, 10:08:12 PM
Also now collecting sales taxes on sale, fees and shipping
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: silverton_ford on September 12, 2019, 01:29:38 AM
I had it figured a roughly 13% as well when you add all of the fees.   I think the percentage goes down the more you sell and the more positive selling feedback you get.  I think one would have to push a lot of volume to really make much of a living.  Not as easy as it looks.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: tesgt350 on September 12, 2019, 07:35:32 AM
Ebay bought PayPal several Years ago.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: CharlesTurner on September 12, 2019, 10:30:45 AM
Ebay bought PayPal several Years ago.

Changes coming...

https://www.vox.com/2018/1/31/16957212/ebay-adyen-paypal-payments-agreement

10-13% may seem like a lot, but it's a worldwide audience.  Fixed price items are free to list and will stay on as long as one wants.  Set the price to 10-15% over what the absolute minimum is needed.  If the item doesn't move, then lower over time.

Ebay gives a small discount on shipping, so that helps a little.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: roddster on September 12, 2019, 10:35:44 AM
  Ebay's management wrecked the whole thing long ago.  All in the name of "progress......."
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: Shelby6t5 Mike HHI, SC on September 12, 2019, 11:26:50 AM
You can ask for payment using friends and family, no fee on PayPal side. Just donít post that in your auction.

Mike
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: 67 GT350 on September 12, 2019, 11:44:54 AM
Friends and family has no protection for the buyer. I run if a person on fleabay wants me to do that. Its a different story on here if asked for that because I trust people on here, I would think if a person got ripped off then a post about who ripped someone off would send a warning signal. If you pay using PP and do F&F, on fleabay, if you never receive the item, you are screwed.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: pmustang on September 12, 2019, 02:50:12 PM
Paypal protection is a joke. I lost several hundred and contacted paypal who gave me everything in the sellers account. Which was .08. So the limit of their guarantee is only what is in the sellers account

Also when you list on ebay your auction features other folks auctions with similar items listed on your auction!!
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: 69mach351w on September 13, 2019, 09:36:16 PM
Ebay bought PayPal several Years ago.

Changes coming...

https://www.vox.com/2018/1/31/16957212/ebay-adyen-paypal-payments-agreement

10-13% may seem like a lot, but it's a worldwide audience.  Fixed price items are free to list and will stay on as long as one wants.  Set the price to 10-15% over what the absolute minimum is needed.  If the item doesn't move, then lower over time.

Ebay gives a small discount on shipping, so that helps a little.
+1.
Yes ebay usually gives me a pretty good shipping discount. Last time I sold something I got a 12% discount on shipping.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: SHELB66 on September 13, 2019, 09:50:55 PM
^^^  I agree as the shipping discount certainly helps to somewhat offset the other fees.  Being a "top rated seller" also entitles you to some additional fee discounts.

Craig R.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: 67350#1242 on September 14, 2019, 09:50:27 AM
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Yes ebay usually gives me a pretty good shipping discount. Last time I sold something I got a 12% discount on shipping.

Yes, but they end up with it all when they charge you 10% on shipping and PayPal gets 3% on the shipping as well.   Greedy b*st*rds but the only game in town.  Wish there were more competition in the online auction space.
Title: Re: Ebay Paypal
Post by: 2112 on September 14, 2019, 12:24:22 PM
  Wish there were more competition in the online auction space.

Hemmings could own this in the automotive parts market, but I think they are currently consumed with trying to be another BaT, who beat them to the punch by 5 years.