eBay Query?!

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Posted 9th Jun 2020
Evening all
Been racking my brain and had a dig online to no avail

My question albeit a very simple one has no definitive answer (that I can find)

Maybe someone here can help!

Basically I've listed a item on eBay
On a Buy It Now
This was done when they where running the £1 final value fee promotion

My question is this?If I change the buy it now to auction format (you can do this under eBay selling tools) will I still be charged £1 or as Ive changed it will they charge me the full amount?

Its a very expensive item you see otherwise I would try and see for myself

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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Ask ebay, if not just wait for the next quid offer, they happen frequently.

I'd only wanna sell those speakers for local pickup cash only, too risky otherwise!
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What is the item and value please?

If expensive I woudl be extremely careful
ebay. Very expensive item. Potential for tears.
Thats my problem

Sought after Tannoy Speakers
North of £5K!
EmmaFuller09/06/2020 23:54

Thats my problem Sought after Tannoy Speakers North of £5K!


Very bold of you
Ask ebay, if not just wait for the next quid offer, they happen frequently.

I'd only wanna sell those speakers for local pickup cash only, too risky otherwise!
Also if you sell via ebay then PayPal will take a hefty cut regardless of £1 max fees
Edited by: "PenguinsForAll" 10th Jun
EmmaFuller09/06/2020 23:54

Thats my problem Sought after Tannoy Speakers North of £5K!


I would avoid eBay or do cash on collection only

Make sure CASH so they don't scam you and say didn't receive via PayPal to get a free item !

Loads of people been stung, try sell it locally or to a shop if cheaper

Be very careful it's an expensive item
PayPal fees are another thing
Sold posh stuff before with no issues

I look into the buyers history and go from there
So far never had any issues and always pack well and record info prior to dispatch

Will try and get them on the live chat tomorrow

Thanks ppl
I would sell locally but then you lose a lot of money

With this sort of this its a acquired taste
Usually goes overseas but as stated document indepth and pack things well (not too mention insurance)
EmmaFuller10/06/2020 00:26

I would sell locally but then you lose a lot of money With this sort of …I would sell locally but then you lose a lot of money With this sort of this its a acquired taste Usually goes overseas but as stated document indepth and pack things well (not too mention insurance)


Thread from 8 hrs ago hotukdeals.com/dis…845
It would be better to edit the listing but keep it as BIN but add in the option of offers as at least then you will get offers from people who are willing rather than having to wait the length of the bidding auction to find out if someone wants it. I don’t think I’ve bid on anything for years. If it isn’t BIN or offers I’m not interested as it takes too long to wait to bid only to loose it at the end and you think well I could have bought it for that a week ago if I offered it.
That is shocking
I would never use Hermes

How Nintendo use them as well als other big companies is beyond me
As mentioned i always look into buyers
Document and insure it all
Try the BACS and knock off a little usuallu works too
ArcadeAssassin10/06/2020 00:47

It would be better to edit the listing but keep it as BIN but add in the …It would be better to edit the listing but keep it as BIN but add in the option of offers as at least then you will get offers from people who are willing rather than having to wait the length of the bidding auction to find out if someone wants it. I don’t think I’ve bid on anything for years. If it isn’t BIN or offers I’m not interested as it takes too long to wait to bid only to loose it at the end and you think well I could have bought it for that a week ago if I offered it.


I am the same. I just don't have the patience for bidding anymore. Buy it now or best offer with best offer 10x more likely to catch my eye.
EmmaFuller10/06/2020 00:53

As mentioned i always look into buyers Document and insure it allTry the …As mentioned i always look into buyers Document and insure it allTry the BACS and knock off a little usuallu works too


Good luck.

I had a read around for the answer to your question but even the terms & conditions don't mention anything
notalwaysright1910/06/2020 00:57

Good luck.I had a read around for the answer to your question but even the …Good luck.I had a read around for the answer to your question but even the terms & conditions don't mention anything


Will report back
It's a minefield in more ways then one
ArcadeAssassin10/06/2020 00:47

It would be better to edit the listing but keep it as BIN but add in the …It would be better to edit the listing but keep it as BIN but add in the option of offers as at least then you will get offers from people who are willing rather than having to wait the length of the bidding auction to find out if someone wants it. I don’t think I’ve bid on anything for years. If it isn’t BIN or offers I’m not interested as it takes too long to wait to bid only to loose it at the end and you think well I could have bought it for that a week ago if I offered it.


Its currently set at that
I do agree with what your saying as I'm the same

But thought id give it a go and just see where that goes

Looks like eBay customer support it is then!
As far I've been told it all depends on the item number, as that's what has the promo applied to it. Most edits don't change the item number but I'm not sure whether changing the format will or not (I can see why logically it might, but also why it might not)..

Ask eBay, and then probably ask them again just to make sure.
Not sure if what you ask works. The nearest I have done is change the item I am selling completely, just changed the pictures and the description and it was still £1 FVF. However I kept as BIN and did not change the format.
Ferris10/06/2020 01:07

As far I've been told it all depends on the item number, as that's what …As far I've been told it all depends on the item number, as that's what has the promo applied to it. Most edits don't change the item number but I'm not sure whether changing the format will or not (I can see why logically it might, but also why it might not)..Ask eBay, and then probably ask them again just to make sure.


Thanks
Will give it a go later and report back

Thanks again for all the input everyone
EmmaFuller09/06/2020 23:54

Thats my problem Sought after Tannoy Speakers North of £5K!


Have you ever sold anything before with £5k+ value? High possibility your funds will be put on hold by PayPal, may also trigger fraud alerts so extra hassle to deal with.
Edited by: "jamie15" 10th Jun
jamie1510/06/2020 01:17

Have you ever sold anything before with £5k+ value? High possibility your …Have you ever sold anything before with £5k+ value? High possibility your funds will be put on hold by PayPal, may also trigger fraud alerts so extra hassle to deal with.


Nope
Been on eBay for nearly 20 years and near enough and feedback 1K+ at 100%
When I upped £££ they implemented a 21 day hold which I think is standard across all accounts if they notice your activity money wise shooting up
That was a few transactions and since then no issues

If via eBay/PayPal
Buyer pays
PayPal fee
I withdraw
Minutes later its in my bank

Gone through all the verification bits too which I think helps
EmmaFuller10/06/2020 01:27

NopeBeen on eBay for nearly 20 years and near enough and feedback 1K+ at …NopeBeen on eBay for nearly 20 years and near enough and feedback 1K+ at 100%When I upped £££ they implemented a 21 day hold which I think is standard across all accounts if they notice your activity money wise shooting upThat was a few transactions and since then no issuesIf via eBay/PayPalBuyer pays PayPal feeI withdrawMinutes later its in my bankGone through all the verification bits too which I think helps


Yeah the 21 day hold is a pain, plus sometimes they hold withdrawals for up to 72 hours too. It depends on previous account history. I wouldn't dare risk a £5k item sale, buyers chargeback even for items of under £15 value.

£5k might trigger fraud alerts (requests for business documentation, especially if you are using a personal account).

A £5k transaction costs £145.30 in standard PayPal fees I hope if selling a high amount you have negotiated lower merchant PayPal fees.
jamie1510/06/2020 01:34

Yeah the 21 day hold is a pain, plus sometimes they hold withdrawals for …Yeah the 21 day hold is a pain, plus sometimes they hold withdrawals for up to 72 hours too. It depends on previous account history. I wouldn't dare risk a £5k item sale, buyers chargeback even for items of under £15 value.£5k might trigger fraud alerts (requests for business documentation, especially if you are using a personal account).A £5k transaction costs £145.30 in standard PayPal fees I hope if selling a high amount you have negotiated lower merchant PayPal fees.


Totally agree

I'm quite anal with stuff so its hard to pull a fast one

People have tried but eBay/PayPal side with me
Frustrating thing is they are allowed to continue to buy (not penalised)
Perhaps eBay and PayPal then know they have a scammer but surely if your caught trying to defraud a seller they should get rid

I dont remember about the fees but its something along those lines (£150 odd)

Personal account and business account
Listed on Personal to take advantage of £1 eBay fees but sold some Martin Logan speakers which went for a decent price not too long ago and not had any questions

I think they don't really care
As long as your low volume and dont cause them any bother they just let you get on with it

Been with them a awfully long time so perhaps for most who have signed after its different

In 20 years everything has changed so for me to do all this now would probably take another 20 years of perfect transactions
PenguinsForAll10/06/2020 00:06

Also if you sell via ebay then PayPal will take a hefty cut regardless of …Also if you sell via ebay then PayPal will take a hefty cut regardless of £1 max fees


I learnt this the hard way.
Who is going to deliver your 5k parcel?
I’d rather drive personally
Fully aware of fees
PayPal compared to eBay is very minor

With regards to couriers you get specialists

Bit hard driving all over the world time wise as most stuff goes outside of the EU
Not too mention other factors
41040725-6yaYA.jpgAccording to Claire it is!
I wouldn’t risk changing it, looks like £1 fvf will be back this weekend anyway
EmmaFuller10/06/2020 10:59

[Image] According to Claire it is!


You've left your name in one of Claire's messages.
jessica4110/06/2020 16:58

I wouldn’t risk changing it, looks like £1 fvf will be back this weekend an …I wouldn’t risk changing it, looks like £1 fvf will be back this weekend anyway


What makes you think that?
jessica4112/06/2020 09:32

See £1 selling fees are back!!


Lucky guess or inside knowledge?
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