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    ebay - how much are you stung for?

    Anyone out there well up on the end costs for ebay sales please?
    There is a guy local to me listing a camera with a buy it now @ £450.
    How much would he get if this sells through ebay once his costs are deducted? - assuming it sells at buy it now price of £450.
    I thought it is something like an 18% hit (after ebay & paypal costs). Am I correct?

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    yeah 18% between ebay and paypal fees sounds about right.

    Original Poster

    ace101

    http://ecal.altervista.org/en/fee_calculator/ebay.co.uk/ Then you select … http://ecal.altervista.org/en/fee_calculator/ebay.co.uk/ Then you select the but it now at the top and fill the rest in.



    thanks, using that link I get £393.20 - that's still around a 12-13% hit

    edit : did it again with buy it now tab & got £405.
    Edited by: "J9STL" 13th Jan 2011

    No where near correct for a buy it now technical item ,More like £30 fees
    Edited by: "tonyg1962" 13th Jan 2011

    ace101

    http://ecal.altervista.org/en/fee_calculator/ebay.co.uk/ Then you select … http://ecal.altervista.org/en/fee_calculator/ebay.co.uk/ Then you select the but it now at the top and fill the rest in.



    That calc has been unrealiable for me recently for BIN items. Seems correct on auctions tho.

    It mazes me how much nonsense is posted about ebay fees,
    http://i53.tinypic.com/sbrdb4.jpg

    Buy it Now items charge only £10-£12ish.

    If you put on auction, 10% Final Value Fee or cap at £40 max

    Original Poster

    @ tonyg1962 - hence the reason I asked the question - it's a minefield for those who are not in the know - thanks

    No problems mate its just that anyone who asks always gets told anything from 10% to 20% by people who dont know,Ebay isnt as expensive as everyone says if you know what your are doing,

    J9STL

    @ tonyg1962 - hence the reason I asked the question - it's a minefield … @ tonyg1962 - hence the reason I asked the question - it's a minefield for those who are not in the know - thanks


    Edited by: "tonyg1962" 13th Jan 2011

    Original Poster

    As an update; someone has bid at the starting price of £399, hence negating the £450 BIN price. By my reckoning, even with an end selling price of around £450, the seller will now take a £55 hit - wow!

    J9STL

    As an update; someone has bid at the starting price of £399, hence … As an update; someone has bid at the starting price of £399, hence negating the £450 BIN price. By my reckoning, even with an end selling price of around £450, the seller will now take a £55 hit - wow!



    What a silly seller. I saw something I liked which I valued at about £15-20 for collection. Had 6 days left on a 99p starting bid with £30 BIN.

    All I needed to do was bid 99p and it's negated their unrealistic BIN price. I'm more than certain as an auction it won't go anywhere near that.

    I looking at the same thing, £25 sting isn't much of a loss when they company is just listing on a big search engine from £450. Ouch.

    J9STL

    As an update; someone has bid at the starting price of £399, hence … As an update; someone has bid at the starting price of £399, hence negating the £450 BIN price. By my reckoning, even with an end selling price of around £450, the seller will now take a £55 hit - wow!



    Its not a £55 hit its 10% up to a maximum of £40, so he will have £40 in fees

    Original Poster

    bob100

    Its not a £55 hit its 10% up to a maximum of £40, so he will have £40 in f … Its not a £55 hit its 10% up to a maximum of £40, so he will have £40 in fees



    £40 fees plus paypal costs of around £15 = £55 hit
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