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chichard Avatar
9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
I think I'm going to give in and get a ebay account and sell off stuff. To start off with I have about 7 PC Games still in their original boxes. However I'm trying to work out how much the insertion fee and (% of the) final value fee I would have to pay to ebay. I've looked through the help pages, but I can't work out which category it comes under. Would it really cost me 9%?

Any other tips would be much appreciated. Thanks
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
you will get lower prices when your items sell because your new
banned#2
http://www.ebaycalculator.co.uk/ never used it but just googled it, I use my own one i made in excel :)

also you will need jiffy bags to post it? if so best to buy a pack of ten of ebay, ebays the cheapest
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hothothot
you will get lower prices when your items sell because your new



Ok, so that kinda confirms one of the reasons why I don't want to use ebay. However it doesn't really answer my question about which fee applies.
banned#4
try here for jiffy bag
banned#5
games are media products and have a 9% fvf taken from it, however the insertion fee is lower, normally 10p, when you go to sell an item just before you list it, it tells you how much the fees will be :)

EDIT: note that the listing fee is 10p which means listing your item on a 10p listing day makes no difference if its a media product
#6
Ok so I wasn't seeing things, just wanted to make sure it was that amount along with the 10p insertion fee. Now time for me to read up about paypal.
banned#7
also its best to put the p&p as high as you can (within reason) because ebay wont take a percentage from the p&p.
eg you sell an item for £5 with free p&p, ebay will take 9% of that £5
whereas if you sell item for £3 and £2 p&p, ebay will take 9% of the £3 and none of the £2 :)

however dont list it for £0.01 and £5 p&p because ebay will remove it :)

EDIT: its 9% because its a media product, normally its 5.25%. If you need more help you can try the forums on ebay
banned#8
also make sure you know how much its going to cost to post an item, dvds etc are normally 70p 1st class and 60p 2nd
this site is good to look at for posting costs http://www.seajays.org.uk/postage/index.cfm
#9
PC games the same weight as DVDs are 60p to send 2nd class mail,they may cost more if sending in jiffy bags etc.Most the time I send games in mailing bags or envelopes,I rarely bother with bubble wrap unless someone paid a lot for it and says it happens to be brand new then they expect it to be in perfect condition.
So yeh for sending for 60p,I usuall charge £1.50- £1.99 depending on how popular item is,on the rare occasions I have had say a new release comp game I would charge £1.99 plus the Recorded on top. Anything that I suspect going for more than a fiver I send Recorded mail which is 70p,which I add onto the postage.
If you bothered about losing whatever amount then make sure you send Recorded mail,cos if you get a buyer wanting a freebie and it comes by normal post and you taken Paypal,that be your money gone.
Hence charging more postage than it costs to send you are charging for the packaging costs,the effort of packing and taking the item to the post office,the excess helps cover your fees or least most of them.

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