WT!!! I now HAVE to use Paypal to sell on Ebay

I dont now how long this has been going on for but I was listing my Game Boy today (10p listing), and it turns out I can not subit my listing unless I ONLY have the option to accept Paypal:x:x

This is F'ing ridiculous - the fees are high as they are and now I can only sell the Game Boy by accepting Paypal payment only:x:x

This is the message I got:

pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/…gif Dear Seller Thank you for choosing eBay.
Due to the level of disputed transactions in the category in which you are choosing to list, eBay is taking strong measures to protect both buyers and sellers on eBay.
To sell your item in this category you must offer PayPal as the only payment method. Please sign up for a PayPal account if you do not already have one.
[* paypal.com/uk/…ted Sign up for a PayPal account.
[* paypal.com/uk/…T7e Learn more about how PayPal protects buyers and sellers Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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i can understand that but, your both protected. state in the auction the message you recieved and that the final price will be plus ***% of the final cost due to the newly introduced rules resulting in paypal fees

i agree , thats a liberty , without a verified account which you have to pay for then it seems they just cant take enough money off the users

i listed a motorbike today , cost me 8 quid

Banned

teeach

i can understand that but, your both protected and and state in the … i can understand that but, your both protected and and state in the auction that the final price is plus ***% of the final cost due to paypal fees


you cannot do that

teeach

i can understand that but, your both protected. state in the auction the … i can understand that but, your both protected. state in the auction the message you recieved and that the final price will be plus ***% of the final cost due to the newly introduced rules resulting in paypal fees



You cant do that, the terms n conditions state u cant charge more to cover paypal.

Just build it into your postage costs

Original Poster

I also listed a Phone but that seems fine.

I would be more understanding if they had this rule on Phone especially with the countless Nigerian scammers, but on a cheap game boy:roll:.

Titchimp

You cant do that, the terms n conditions state u cant charge more to … You cant do that, the terms n conditions state u cant charge more to cover paypal. Just build it into your postage costs




ok set a reserve, or we mass complain to ebay, but it does seem fair enough to do this to protect buyers if there has been a surge on illegal activity on that category, raise the postage by the equivelent amount, like the hong kong power sellers. tbh it doesnt seem fair to be forced to only accept paypal as they (ebay) will make from the charges from paypal as they own paypal. seems like your being backed into a corner to pay ebay for the listing and then paypal for the percentage. this rule wont last for long i doubt

also is it stated in ebays t&c that they reserve the right for you to only accept paypal? or similar wording

http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/s.gifhttp://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/s.gif***PayPal Required for Listings in Some Categories***
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We wanted to let you know that from next week, items listed in certain categories on eBay.co.uk will need to offer PayPal as a payment option or as the sole payment method.
We are doing this as part of our ongoing efforts to reduce fraud and protect buyers and sellers in the eBay community.
PayPal will need to be offered as a payment option on listings in the following categories:
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[*]Video Games
[*]Health & Beauty[/LIST]PayPal will need to be the only payment method on sales in the following category:
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[*]Video Games: Consoles[/LIST]If you would like to sell in the categories affected, please sign up for a PayPal account if you do not already have one.
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[*][LIST]
[*]][COLOR=#0000ff]Sign up[/COLOR] for a PayPal account
[*]][COLOR=#0000ff]Learn more[/COLOR] about how PayPal protects buyers/sellers[/LIST]
[/LIST]We appreciate your continuing support in helping to keep eBay a great place to buy and sell.
Regards,
The eBay.co.uk Team

Ebay is starting to take the ****...hence i've boycotted using them for selling purposes!!! :x

I think the monopoly comission or whoever it is need to look at Ebay very closely.

I wish they had some real competition....another site that could give them a run for their money!!!
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