|Steve Withnell||21/11/2013 20:32:26|
848 forum posts
I've just sold an item on eBay for £45.
Fees: listing + FVF = £5.80 (1 free photo, no buy it now, no reserve...)
Paypal = 1.87
Total = £7.87
eBay now charge 10% FVF on the P&P! have these guys no morals?
End result - private selling costs 17% of sale price.
|1504 forum posts|
Morals? don't be silly!
The excuse for charges on p&p was to stop people charging exorbitant p&p.
|Kevin Bennett||21/11/2013 21:06:15|
193 forum posts
also if you sell an item that is heavy and will cost say £12.50 to post and the buyer wants to pick up and you say yes and then they go and pay in PayPal by mistake
if you do not send the invoice you still have to pay the post fee this sucks, as this happened to me last week
the only was I got the fees back was to agree with the buyer to cancel the transaction this is the only way to get the full fees back and then sell it out of eBay
so caution please
|2446 forum posts|
Not certain but possibly the fees on ebay UK are higher than in other countries, they do like clobbering the Brits.
|Kevin Bennett||21/11/2013 21:23:00|
193 forum posts
it is 10% selling fee and 10% on the total post fee
168 forum posts
I made a similar point about eBay on another thread. It really is becoming a joke now.
|Mike Clarke||21/11/2013 22:43:58|
94 forum posts
Interesting one this.
I loathe eBay with a passion. The fees are high, but I think really the amount you get for your item (due to the selling power of eBay) does cancel out the rip-off fees.
I remember when I was a teen the only way to sell things was on local notice boards and in the local paper which charged by the word. You didn't get a good price. On the flip side I have sold things on eBay for more than I paid for them!
An almost perfect alternative. I love to buy/sell on Home Workshop (great feel as though you're amongst chums), but there's things on there creeping in I don't like. Firstly traders pretending to be private sellers - you know who you are "Mr. I'm forced to sell the mill because of my bad back" Seen you sell at least 10 since, plus many other items. And others who refuse to budge from their inflated prices derived from eBay, ignoring the fees they are saving.
|447 forum posts|
If you think eBay charges are high then go to any auction house, as seller they normaly charge you 15% and the buyer is in for 30% or so of the hammer price. That is excluding any p&p which can be also shocking in the UK, Last year I received quotes for the same article ranging from 120 to 490 Pounds ex.VAT. Niko.
543 forum posts
Does anyone here sell on Ebid? if so whats your experiences
(apologies to the OP for the OT post)
|Gone Away||22/11/2013 02:03:07|
|829 forum posts|
Don't get it - why apologise? It's meaningless when you could so easily start your own thread.
|ronan walsh||22/11/2013 02:38:44|
|546 forum posts|
Ebay is a pain to deal with imho. If anyone on here has ever paid for something they have won and not received it, because of a crooked seller, complaining is a long drawn out process with zero satisfaction at the end of it.
|terry callaghan||22/11/2013 07:18:49|
|237 forum posts|
Its not just the fees, its the number of scammers.i sold a push bike on ebay.the bike was collection only.the chap picked it up, then started a claim saying that the bike was not new.ebay just returned the chaps money out of my account.so I had no bike, and no money.i wonder how many times he has played that game.michael
|Speedy Builder5||22/11/2013 10:47:29|
|2653 forum posts|
Just wait - won't be long before the publishers of ME cotton on to this !
|Tony Pratt 1||22/11/2013 13:37:33|
|2033 forum posts|
I can't understand your problem with non delivered Ebay items, just open a dispute with Paypal and get your money back. I have a fair number of transactions with Ebay, I don't like the charges but we all should know them before we start and you do reach a massive audience.
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|Michael Gilligan||22/11/2013 16:13:45|
20289 forum posts
I haven't yet checked the Terms and Conditions, but this looks potentially useful:
We’re always looking for ways to give you extra peace of mind and make you feel more secure when you shop online. That’s why you can now choose Pay After Delivery at checkout.
Received in PayPal eMail, today.
Edit: re-inserted the message as plain text.
Edited By Michael Gilligan on 22/11/2013 16:16:38
Edited By Michael Gilligan on 22/11/2013 16:17:22
|343 forum posts|
For my good stuff, I no longer use eBay and prefer my local auction room, it's a well run Very ethical organisation with internet presence and they invariably get better prices across the board than I've ever achieved on eBay!
Recent auction room prices have been: Clarke CMD10 mini mill, £260, 1ph Fobco Star, £150, Powerbase router, £85, 1ph Steel Chop Saw £85, Silver pocket watches £85 - £250, French Wall clocks £120 - £250 etc etc, prices I've never achieved in the 10 years I've been using eBay, in fact the Fobco and CMD10 were both listed on eBay And here with nary a bite!
Gumtree (owned by eBay and free to use) is also a good alternative as is 'Preloved', I sold my Unimat SL on there for £250 a few months ago when an eBay listing with a start price of £150 never even got a bite!
All I can say for sure is that the numbers of users now NARU'd is increasing, the variety of goods on offer is a shadow of what it used to be, and shill bidding since anonymous bidder profiling began is rife!
eBay might have been the cock of the dung heap at one time, but it's now sinking in it and choking on it's own crap, and when it eventually does, I for one won't feel sorry for it for the abuse I've had at the hands of their (mis)management!!
Edited By RJW on 22/11/2013 16:18:54
879 forum posts
Yes there is a lot of scammers out there on Fleabayt,he fareastern people seemed to have moved into this. sent an item to a buyer, reported me for not delivering and he wanted to have a replacement, sent that created because he had nor got that wanted another one, but had done a signed for for the second one. stitched him up.
|Ian P||22/11/2013 16:53:04|
2595 forum posts
I have bought items on eBay and been offered (and used) that service/feature.
I discovered later that regardless of the funds sitting in my PayPal account the money for those purchases was taken out of my regular bank account.
Not a large amount and not a big deal, but when I got the notification that the payments was to be taken I checked in PayPals T&Cs and it categorically states that PayPal funds will be used before charging my Bank or CC. Somewhere in the small print it might explains it but its easier for me not to use the P-A-D option.
|Stub Mandrel||22/11/2013 17:34:12|
4315 forum posts
I've been using PAD and its quite neat, but don't forget if sailing close to o/d limit! Great for buy now, pay on payday
The charges on delivery are because a lot of sellers were grossly abusing the system by charging exhorbitant postage and selling goods cheap. The previous system (of limiting postal charges on some items) could be pretty unfair.
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