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Ebay's final listing fees are outrageous !!!

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Was selling tickets on Ebay and the final listing fee was totally out of order !!! The tickets i was selling sold for £144 and Ebay decides to charge me £14.39 for the pleasure of them finally sell… Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Was selling tickets on Ebay and the final listing fee was totally out of order !!!

The tickets i was selling sold for £144 and Ebay decides to charge me £14.39 for the pleasure of them finally selling.....
Is this right for what they can charge me? i was thinking of selling lots of stuff but stuff it if im going to be charged loads once its ended

Has anyone else had this and what are your ideas to get around this......(increase the postage) lol :)
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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banned#1
The listing prices have been removed and they now charge 10% of the final price from what I can gather. sucks.
#2
welcome to the e bay realm
banned#3
If you settle outside of ebay and just meet up and exchange using cash thats the way to get round it. Did this for a car sale recently saved £450 :)
#4
This has been discussed before - you need to bear in mind that Ebay is the world's largest auction site and by listing your items there gives them the best possible chance of selling...hence the fee.

The alternative to paying the fees - don't use ebay.

Increasing the postage isn't a good idea either - I avoid sellers with overly costed delivery prices and I guarantee others do likewise.
#5
Ebay may suck, and it does! Trouble is, where else do we go?
#6
alcatraz1968
Ebay may suck, and it does! Trouble is, where else do we go?


here?
#7
Next time check the prices before listing.
#8
Sheep87
here?


No other alternate auction site has taken off, so who knows, maybe 'here'...
#9
try gumtree
#10
these new fees have been around for months, you should keep an eye on the announcements pages, but yes the fees on ebay plus paypal now are getting beyond a joke, it used to be a place to make a few quid ere n there but theres little or no chance of that anymore
#11
what was the face value of the tickets and how many did you sell
#12
fwibble
what was the face value of the tickets and how many did you sell


+1
#13
Iv sold unwanted tickets before on getmein.. for face value might I add..
no charges at all.. they just stick a bit on top & make their money like that.. then pay your money straight into paypal.
ebay sucks.
#14
Ebay does suck, 10% of every sale.......they must be RAKING it in now !!!

wonder how much there making a day now lol
#15
They are ******s I must say I tried CQout but it was chinese people selling instant buy fakes
#16
there you go folks, a reply from Ebay

Hello,

Thank you for your email about the increase in Final Value Fees. I'm
happy to give you more information on the subject.

Please note that we've structured our fees differently to reflect the
needs of members who sell occasionally compared to those of a seller
running a thriving business on eBay. As a private seller you'll be able
to list items for free if your start price is under 99p, and only pay
fees if you decide to use listing upgrades (e.g. bold, subtitle, extra
pictures, reserve price). So we'll be removing the up-front cost
associated with listing items on the site.

Please note that if your item sells, the simplified Final Value Fee
structure makes it easier for you to know what you're paying. You now
pay 10% of your final selling price, up to a maximum of £40 (50 EUR).
Therefore, you are charged with the maximum Final Value Fee of £40
irrespective of the price at which you sell your item. If the FVF total
is less than £40 then you are charged on the basis of 10% of the final
selling price. For e.g.:

1. If you sell your item for £399 then you are charged with the Final
Value Fee based on the calculation (£399 * 10) / 100 = £39.90

2. If you sell your item for £400 then you are charged with the Final
Value Fee of £40.

3. If you sell your item for £401 then also you are charged with the
Final Value Fee £40.

I hope I've explained everything clearly. If you need any more
information please get in touch.

Kind regards,

Valerie Leech
eBay Customer Support

saxo_appeal
Please note that if your item sells, the simplified Final Value Fee
structure makes it easier for you to know what you're paying. You now
pay 10% of your final selling price, up to a maximum of £40


How can it be easier to know when its a bloomin auction and you dont know how much it will sell for !!! lol GGRrrrrrrrr
#17
also its not across the board , different catgories charge different amounts
#18
ahhh ok, what makes a catagorie be more or less expensive?
#19
I think it is probably reasonable that ebay take a cut of your profiteering ;)
#20
unfortunately ebay have the market share for the auctions ..... you pay the high fees as no where else online gives you such a wide variety of buyers

you could try getmein, see tickets, or sell them for face value on many sites like this on or the fan sites of the band ... people are always after a ticket into a gig, my mum bought our status quo tickets after some generous soul sold his tickets he didnt need anymore, for face value on their fan site
#21
I don't see the problem, all the big "real life" auction houses also charge 10% commission, and some of them more, 15% and 20%

Before it was very complicated, with varying amounts for varying prices, now it's nice and simple. As people have said, it's a small price to pay for the huge amount of potential buyers.
#22
peodude
I don't see the problem, all the big "real life" auction houses also charge 10% commission, and some of them more, 15% and 20%

Before it was very complicated, with varying amounts for varying prices, now it's nice and simple. As people have said, it's a small price to pay for the huge amount of potential buyers.


i agree but i what i think most people are annoyed about is that it is much more than they were perviously being charged
#23
It is ridiculous, i started looking into Amazon Marketplace & sell there, but for every £32.95 item i sell Amazon keep £5.50ish, so they are even higher!!! Also started advertising on ebid 6 weeks ago & had my first sale today!!!!!! horrible site layout, but at least its free to list on there!!!! think its always best to spread the items around, sell about 15 items a week on Amazon now, probably 35-40 per week on ebay, so its not all bad
#24
clondikemike
It is ridiculous, i started looking into Amazon Marketplace & sell there, but for every £32.95 item i sell Amazon keep £5.50ish, so they are even higher!!! Also started advertising on ebid 6 weeks ago & had my first sale today!!!!!! horrible site layout, but at least its free to list on there!!!! think its always best to spread the items around, sell about 15 items a week on Amazon now, probably 35-40 per week on ebay, so its not all bad


the thing is ebid doesn't have the buyers amazon & ebay have ...... they have enough sellers but amazon and ebay have all the buyers ... ebid needs some serious advertising to gain some market from amazon & ebay eg. say about their free listings and cheap fees
#25
faevilangel
the thing is ebid doesn't have the buyers amazon & ebay have ...... they have enough sellers but amazon and ebay have all the buyers ... ebid needs some serious advertising to gain some market from amazon & ebay eg. say about their free listings and cheap fees


I totally agree, tbh i am advertising on there and the views for my items have actually been more than the views for my ebay items:?, its also a pain as you have to start out with "0" feedback and on ebay i have over 2200, but is suppose its a waiting game as it was on ebay,

User interface is awful, couldnt work out what to do when i had notification that i had sold an item:oops:, couldnt find anywhere to print out the invoice, couldnt find the place to let the buyer know the item had been shipped & provide the tracking details etc, just muddled along in the end,
could be very good, but like you said, needs more exposure, just wish Google would do what they were rumoured to do & set up google auctions, think that is what we need so ebay start lowering their fees etc

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