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    Can someone give me a true cost of how much it is to sell on Ebay .i have a iphone 4 brand new which i wish to sell say if iget upto £400,00 pound for it how much will i have to fork out ...much appreciated thankyou

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    10% of the final selling price (up to a maximum of £40)

    Insertion fees are not much £1.30 at the most. if you sell via paypal, they too will take fees of 3.4% +20p (paypal fee is based on total money transfer ie. including any p&p charge)

    Edited by: "Doors" 5th Jun 2011

    Insertion fees are free today

    Fleabay is an absolute rip off, You do all the work.. They take all the money.. Sell it on here

    Original Poster

    i did try to sell it on here but that Mod Sigma locked my post totally uncalled for

    The rates below are what you pay Ebay if you use buy it now.

    I'd be very careful listing that sort of thing on Ebay,will you get lots of people attempting to buy it from Nigeria etc who want to scam you.

    Technology-related
    £0.99 - £29.99
    5.25% of the final selling price up to £29


    £30 - £99.99
    £1.57 + 3% of the final selling price of £30 or more


    £100 - £199.99
    £3.67 + 2.5% of the final selling price of £100 or more


    £200 - £299.99
    £6.17 + 2% of the final selling price of £200 or more


    £300 - £599.99
    £8.17 + 1.5% of the final selling price of £300 or more


    £600 or more
    £12.67 + 1% of the final selling price of £600 or more

    Mobile phones with contracts
    £0.99 or more
    No fee

    If you put a picture of the iphone on your for sale thread, Sigma might unlock it.

    £400 buy it now would leave you with £375 after fees (assuming you charge the actual amount for postage on top).

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    deb8z

    I'd be very careful listing that sort of thing on Ebay,will you get lots … I'd be very careful listing that sort of thing on Ebay,will you get lots of people attempting to buy it from Nigeria etc who want to scam you.



    Just set your selling preferences correctly and only ship to the UK and this isnt an issue. Take lots of photos inc the IMEI on the phone & box before sending as your proof of what was sold.

    TUSSFC

    Just set your selling preferences correctly and only ship to the UK and … Just set your selling preferences correctly and only ship to the UK and this isnt an issue. Take lots of photos inc the IMEI on the phone & box before sending as your proof of what was sold.



    Of course it's an issue,especially to someone who isn't used to selling on Ebay,there are ways around the block AND newbies get caught up when a scammer bids it up high and get tempted to post it overseas,they don't realise the problems.

    Granted,the OP may be au fait with Ebay and scams,but forewarned is forearmed.

    If you follow the rules, selling high end phones is FINE on ebay. Seriously. Set strict selling preferences (not just location - only allow bidders with a credit card registered via paypal), only send to a UK address and always send via an approved method such as RMSD so you have proof of delivery. Take lots of photos to cover yourself in the case of a SNAD claim being raised.

    No need for scaremongering IMO. You have more chance of being scammed on this forum than on ebay.

    How is it scaremongering if a user isn't familiar with scammers oO
    Edited by: "Domthedonkey" 5th Jun 2011

    Banned

    KERMITZBITZ

    Fleabay is an absolute rip off, You do all the work.. They take all the … Fleabay is an absolute rip off, You do all the work.. They take all the money.. Sell it on here



    How do they rip you off, The fee's aren't hidden and they are far cheaper than a real auction
    And they do all the work not you, Try making a webpage with your item for sale on it and see how many hits you get
    Sell on here and you usually get a lower price even after ebay fee's

    the more info to the seller the better.. its not scaremongering.. its information

    You have your view of which I respect... but I also have mine.

    whatsThePoint

    How do they rip you off, The fee's aren't hidden and they are far cheaper … How do they rip you off, The fee's aren't hidden and they are far cheaper than a real auctionAnd they do all the work not you, Try making a webpage with your item for sale on it and see how many hits you getSell on here and you usually get a lower price even after ebay fee's


    KERMITZBITZ

    the more info to the seller the better.. its not scaremongering.. its … the more info to the seller the better.. its not scaremongering.. its information




    Exactly,until i said be careful selling on Ebay,nobody had mentioned the many pitfalls that can arise selling on there,especially if you're not a regular seller.

    I'm only looking out for people,wanting to make them aware,that's all.

    I've been scammed on Fleabay and I'm nobodys fool... It's best to be careful. Well done Debz for highlighting some pitfalls that can happen.

    deb8z

    Exactly,until i said be careful selling on Ebay,nobody had mentioned the … Exactly,until i said be careful selling on Ebay,nobody had mentioned the many pitfalls that can arise selling on there,especially if you're not a regular seller.I'm only looking out for people,wanting to make them aware,that's all.



    Edited by: "KERMITZBITZ" 5th Jun 2011

    Banned

    KERMITZBITZ

    You have your view of which I respect... but I also have mine.



    but how do they rip you off?
    if you get more money even after fees then surely you are better off listing there however much they charge?

    deb8z

    Exactly,until i said be careful selling on Ebay,nobody had mentioned the … Exactly,until i said be careful selling on Ebay,nobody had mentioned the many pitfalls that can arise selling on there,especially if you're not a regular seller.I'm only looking out for people,wanting to make them aware,that's all.



    But how are those pitfalls ANY different than selling anywhere else?

    Taking precautions is fine, but IMO is basic common sense and doesn't need pointing out. Scammers are not exclusive to ebay and in fact it is harder to successfully scam someone on ebay now than it has ever been. Which is why scammers target gumtree more now.

    OP - just crack on and sell via ebay mate. Only post to the UK via RMSD, get photos, and you will be fine. I've sold MANY phones, including iPhones, via ebay and never had a single issue.

    Btw your fs thread will probably be locked soon

    Never assume everyone has the same level of common sense! They don't, no harm in extra info, those that know can ignore and those that don't learn something helpful

    TUSSFC

    But how are those pitfalls ANY different than selling anywhere … But how are those pitfalls ANY different than selling anywhere else?Taking precautions is fine, but IMO is basic common sense and doesn't need pointing out. Scammers are not exclusive to ebay and in fact it is harder to successfully scam someone on ebay now than it has ever been. Which is why scammers target gumtree more now.OP - just crack on and sell via ebay mate. Only post to the UK via RMSD, get photos, and you will be fine. I've sold MANY phones, including iPhones, via ebay and never had a single issue.



    She only pointed out one thing and said be careful, you've stated more in post 11 and this one than she has in her original post (which to me is 'common sense'.. ie, taking pictures is pretty obvious!).
    And you've just said it yourself, its harder.. Not impossible. If I were new to Ebay Id be grateful for the knowledge, however big or small. Shes just pointed out something that people might get caught out with and the OP obv isn't that familar with Ebay or else he/she would probably be aware of the fees for starters, or at least know where to look to find them out instead of asking here.

    Banned

    dont forget the paypal fees too!

    Banned

    Sell it locally, its an item in demand and will sell withing mins of an ad being placed in local free ads paper/website, cash in your hand and job done
    This is why i go against ebay, 90% (random number made up but probably true) of the stuff there could be sold just as easily from your door step

    Jezz,ya try to be nice and still get moaned at by some people.

    Original Poster

    suzyswift

    Btw your fs thread will probably be locked soon


    Just like my other unwarrented locked post -:(

    TommyCooper

    Just like my other unwarrented locked post -:(



    Not exactly unwarranted, you were asked to supply pictures of the phone, together with your username and date, as per the rules. If you've chosen not to do that then what do you expect to happen?

    In other words, supply some pictures as asked and stopy crying about how unjustified everything is...

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    Sell it locally, its an item in demand and will sell withing mins of an … Sell it locally, its an item in demand and will sell withing mins of an ad being placed in local free ads paper/website, cash in your hand and job doneThis is why i go against ebay, 90% (random number made up but probably true) of the stuff there could be sold just as easily from your door step


    In the free ads never thought of that thanks mate

    Original Poster

    civms47

    Not exactly unwarranted, you were asked to supply pictures of the phone, … Not exactly unwarranted, you were asked to supply pictures of the phone, together with your username and date, as per the rules. If you've chosen not to do that then what do you expect to happen?In other words, supply some pictures as asked and stopy crying about how unjustified everything is...


    Get your facts right i did supply a pic !!!!

    Ebays fees are scandalous in my opinoin not sure at all how many people can make a living selling stuff on there. Ebid.co.uk fees are much more reasonable just a shame more people don't use it

    Banned

    TommyCooper

    In the free ads never thought of that thanks mate



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