View Full Version : Have ebay fees went up again?
07-31-2004, 07:22 AM
LOOKS like it, posting fees are $2.40 each item. $30 for honda motorcycle parts..
WAKE UP NEIL: Please... start a classifieds..
Jun 1 10:02:13 Tube caddy just near full of tubes selling as a lot 2246915234 Final Value Fee $2.50
Final price: $68.00 (Auction)
Jun 1 12:21:07 6"x48" air cylinder 3819276052 Insertion Fee $2.40
Jun 1 12:27:48 1973 MUSTANG drivers door 7903881025 Insertion Fee $2.40
Jun 1 12:30:31 1973 MUSTANG passenger door 7903881387 Insertion Fee $2.40
Jun 1 12:33:03 1973 MUSTANG Grille Pony horse and ring 7903881753 Insertion Fee $1.20
Jun 1 12:34:23 1973 MUSTANG FRONT turn signals, complete 7903881954 Insertion Fee $1.20
Jun 1 14:26:02 Other Honda : HONDA Dream 2480922872 Insertion Fee $30.00
Jun 3 19:03:35 Chicago electric cutting brazing heating torches kit 3819770638 Insertion Fee $1.20
Jun 6 12:53:11 1973 MUSTANG drivers door 7903881025 Final Value Fee $3.38
Final price: $100.00 (Auction)
Jun 6 12:58:29 1973 MUSTANG passenger door 7903881387 Final Value Fee $5.23
Final price: $167.50 (Auction)
Jun 6 19:03:42 Chicago electric cutting brazing heating torches kit 3819770638 Final Value Fee $1.59
Final price: $35.00 (Auction)
Jun 19 15:45:49 Tattoo machine coil winder - Make your own coils 5503212247 Insertion Fee $2.40
07-31-2004, 07:56 AM
Yes they did go up,last month I listed six items and the insertion fees were $.35,this past Friday I listed a few and the average was $1.24,guess the stock holders want more money.Course it just means that my starting prices went up $5 too.
07-31-2004, 11:29 AM
What that amounts to: $55 in ebay fees and less than $10 out of my mailbox.
Too costly to ebay anymore.
I posted the list of fees to show that.
IF Neil don't do something pretty quick I may start my own site classifieds. We have 8 harleys that can go there also.
07-31-2004, 02:20 PM
It's still 1/10 the price of a newspaper ad and you get 1000 times the exposure. A lot depends on what options you use during the listing and whether you use a reserve.
I've been seeing higher shipping rates so sellers are making up for it.
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07-31-2004, 02:53 PM
Website submission to search engines is now a paying item also. A few search engines still accept a free submission
What ever happened to the free internet for all?
07-31-2004, 05:24 PM
I get lots of hits on my surplus page that is a part of my webpage.
Sold all but one things. Plus the stuff I want to give away is going fast with FreeCycle.
07-31-2004, 05:51 PM
Dave,did you use an opening bid?I did this round and I think thats what did it.
08-01-2004, 08:51 AM
CCWKen summed it up nicely.
Locally, we have to pay around $24 for a crappy 3 line, 3 day ad that no-one sees.
Ebay is the only place that can give exposure to odd stuff whose nearest taker is 2,000 miles away.
Have any of you ever seen Labx? A machine tool and accessory version of this could be very good. I've bought several instruments from Labx auctions and it seemed to work ok.
There are (or were) no fees http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif
08-01-2004, 09:11 AM
I think what upsets me is the items sold but not paid for. No honesty anymore. Ebay may consider it sold and collect thier fees, but if the money never gets here it is not.
Posting bad feedback just allows non-payer to post bad-feedback. It should be the sellers market, not the buyers. Buyers can use a credit card then cancel after getting the item. Too many crooks.
08-01-2004, 10:30 AM
The credit card thing is exactly why I don't accept paypal or cards of any type,strickly M/O'S AND Cashiers checks,been down that road before,plus I don't like what my percentage money to paypal goes for,they suck!Period! Sorry for the rant,but Paypal gets my blood boiling quick.
08-01-2004, 07:42 PM
I'd agree that PayPal hasn't a clue about customer satisfaction. Truly and needlessly annoying business practices of the sort that only a virtual monopoly can get away with.
However, as a buyer, I pass or bid lower on money-order only auctions, unless the item is not likely to be seen again. A money order means 30 minutes wasted in a trip to the post office or bank. While it's not allowed, I often be happy to pay an extra $1 or so for the convenience of using a credit card.
08-01-2004, 07:56 PM
IF YOU OPENED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT BETWEEN OCTOBER 1999 AND JANUARY 2004, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY
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08-01-2004, 08:28 PM
I used to accept pay pal, they changed their rules, I refused to sign it, my account closed.
I only accept US postal money orders, it protects both parties.
I have never sold anything on Ebay, I refuse to pay those fees. My local classifieds that have all the machine tools in them are still free as long as you call them up and not use the net, go figure.
08-01-2004, 10:44 PM
David said; "Website submission to search engines is now a paying item also. A few search engines still accept a free submission"
It's a paying item IF you want to pay. Don't tell anyone but getting a few friends to "log on" to your website will get it entered in the engines. No need to pay. Just keep accessing the site. It won't appear any sooner if you pay someone else to do it.
Been there, done that!
Dave - File a non-paying bidder claim and get your listing fees back. Leave the feedback till the last day (30). http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
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