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Old 02-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Ebay are crooks!!! Did you know?

Did you know that they now charge you a final value fee of 9% on your shipping charge too... I couldn't believe it when I looked at my account today. You sell a Figure for $34 and $10 for shipping, they Charge you $3.30 for the figure and they charge you .90 cents for the shipping. Holy crap.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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They're not called FEEbay for nothin'!
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Even if eBay chose to charge double what they're charging now, I still couldn't think of a better place to sell my stuff.
Until a better alternative presents itself, this is the best deal in town.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Yea that is why they are rich now.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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My god you have to have a lot of equity in a item to break even. If you bought a piece of art for $500 and wanted to sell it later you have to be able to sell it for $580 just to pay off Ebay and Paypal to break even.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
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They did it because people were selling a 60 dollar item for $10 and charging $55 shipping.
I don't like the way they have a monopoly on the auction market, but if there's no serious rivals to compete with them, everyone is at their mercy, and they know it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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They did it because people were selling a 60 dollar item for $10 and charging $55 shipping.
I don't like the way they have a monopoly on the auction market, but if there's no serious rivals to compete with them, everyone is at their mercy, and they know it.
I had know idea they did that until recently. I guess you might as well offer free shipping and add it to the price. I never did before because I was like that's money that they don't take a cut of. How long have they been doing this?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #9
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I had know idea they did that until recently. I guess you might as well offer free shipping and add it to the price. I never did before because I was like that's money that they don't take a cut of. How long have they been doing this?
The first time I heard about it was December.
You watch!
Next thing...Paypal will place charges on gifts. Most people escape paypal charges by sending money as a gift so they don't get hit with the charge. Paypal will eventually get wise and take a cut. It's not if, it's when.
It's only a matter of time.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:04 PM   #10
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They did it because people were selling a 60 dollar item for $10 and charging $55 shipping.
I don't like the way they have a monopoly on the auction market, but if there's no serious rivals to compete with them, everyone is at their mercy, and they know it.
I've noticed people do this on amazon
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