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2013 eBay fee increase: 10% flat fee. Bad news for sellers

Tike71 276 March 19, 2013 at 06:14 PM in Finance (4) More eBay Deals
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Heads up eBay will be charging a 10% flat fee across all categories coming April 16th 2013
Those with eBay stores will be charged fees that will vary with different categories starting from 4% on 05/01/13
http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinfor...ation.html

This rate calculator shows the old and new fees and how much they will be milking sellers
http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinfor...lator.html



For the consumer electronics category you're going to be paying 43%-209% more than you pay now.

Old vs new fees. Free shipping offered
$20 fvf = $1.40 vs $2 (increase of 43%)
$100 fvf = $6 vs $10 (increase of 66.7%)
$250 fvf = $13.50 vs $25 (increase of 85%)
$500 fvf = $26 vs $50 (increase of 92.3%)
$1,000 fvf = $51 vs $100 (increase of 98%)
$1,500 fvf = $61 vs $150 (increase of 146%)
$2,000 fvf = $71 vs $200 (increase of 182%)
$2,500 fvf = $81 vs $250 (increase of 209%)
$5,000 fvf = $131 vs $250 (increase of 91%)
$10,925 fvf = $250 vs $250

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#2
they were already charging way too much....
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#3
wow, 10% plus paypal fee 3%
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Find and use alternate sites - i.e ubid or even amazon. (Yes Amazon charges crazy fees too, but at least they are not in bed with Paypunk)

The more people that get feet out of the mud and make fleabay realize they are not the only player in the town, the less likely they will increase fees.
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holy crap. some of my items would double in fee price.

christ!
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Ugh. Looks like I'm going to start moving more stuff to Craigslist. I sell a decent amount on eBay, because even with the fees its convenient enough to deal with it. This is getting absurd.

Edit: Been playing around with the eBay fee calculator and punching in my recent sales (some laptops, tablets, slingboxes, etc.). Fee is at least double. The new fees for the store is actually cheaper. Looks like eBay is using mob tactics to push more people into buying eBay stores.
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#7
Why doesn't eBay have competition?
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#8
Going thru their fee comparison page, the math makes it seems like their trying to convert more small sellers into paying the monthly fee for a storefront subscription.
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#9
That's because they must pay their CEOs outrageous salary.

http://www.reuters.com/article/20...ews&rpc=43
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#10
Geez , Ive not used Ebay recently due to their current fees , so now I'll just eliminate them altogether .

Thx for the heads up .
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#11
Jesus F. Christ, man. This shit is getting redonkulous. F U Meg and the whole eBay staff.
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#12
farking hell....

A $250 item goes from $19.20 in fees to $27 - Plus paypal.
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Don't be surprised if Paypal raises their fees as well
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Quote from curiouslybrown View Post :
Why doesn't eBay have competition?
This is the million dollars question. They can raise the price and people will still use them because there is not a direct competitor. These fees are insane for a cmpany already having billions in profits every year.
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Quote from DiaBlo666 View Post :
This is the million dollars question. They can raise the price and people will still use them because there is not a direct competitor. These fees are insane for a cmpany already having billions in profits every year.
with a doubling of fees, I think they will lose a lot of small sellers. All the stores and big sellers will stay but double fees really kills the occasional seller.
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