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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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Quote from joogle View Post :
the sucky thing about amazon is a person can return the item even close to 90 days, i had a bad experience with that once
Yes this is really crazy.

Happened to me on day 89 - customer said the item was too big for his head (delivered 85 days prior)

Had to give him a full refund to include shipping.vomit
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I guess we as sellers need to raise the prices a bit to compensate instead of trying to undercut each other. Like if item is nornally selling for $300 on amazon and on ebay the lowest is like $220 people start to raise those prices to $230-$240 then we can offset some of the new fees. But that would need everyone to be on same page which is impossible to control and people will still try to undercut left and right to try to get rid of their item.
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Can I sell on rakuten (buy.com) or that's only for the big guys?
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Crying

The tears of flippers are delicious.
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Crying

The tears of flippers are delicious.
lol :d
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Quote from mrtrance View Post :
I guess we as sellers need to raise the prices a bit to compensate instead of trying to undercut each other. Like if item is nornally selling for $300 on amazon and on ebay the lowest is like $220 people start to raise those prices to $230-$240 then we can offset some of the new fees. But that would need everyone to be on same page which is impossible to control and people will still try to undercut left and right to try to get rid of their item.
Yes, for everyone to be on the same page would mean everyone to be in the same financial situation and thought process to do business. As you said, impossible. You probably have folks on here who would rather do a sale for $5 vs waiting patiently to do a sale that yields $50.
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Yes, for everyone to be on the same page would mean everyone to be in the same financial situation and thought process to do business. As you said, impossible. You probably have folks on here who would rather do a sale for $5 vs waiting patiently to do a sale that yields $50.
I accidententally waited over a year for the "$50" scenario. Totally forgot about the stuff too.
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#53
Well...I was just complaining about how much the fees are currently, looks like I will be selling elsewhere from here on out. I hope their stock drops to $1.00/share.
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Well...I was just complaining about how much the fees are currently, looks like I will be selling elsewhere from here on out. I hope their stock drops to $1.00/share.
Where will you be selling amazon costs just as much.

Anyway.. Anyone try ebays global shipping thing? Or ebays new easy return thing. They have a warehouse now that can hold your items like amazon from my understanding
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Crying

The tears of flippers are delicious.
Couldn't agree more....lmao
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#56
I sold on eBay for several years starting in the 90s. Quit due to health issues in 2007 and now I'm glad I did. There have been SO many crappy changes since then, it's unreal. I was going to start selling a bit here and there, but am having second thoughts.

The main problem is that aside from Amazon, the competition just doesn't get the traffic. Even on Amazon, it seems as though third party sellers are usually higher that Amazon itself.

There's Bonanza which may be the closest to eBay. So many others have tried and have failed miserably or are failing. Ebid and ioffer are two off the top of my head. I even tried ecrater, which is totally free, but that didn't get traffic either. Feebay must pay gazillions to Google and these other guys just can't compete.

The DSRs (the stars) and not being able to leave neg FB for buyers are just two of the clusterf*** things they pulled. And this may not sound like a big deal, but you can't use a wildcard (the *) anymore to search. That hurts buyers AND sellers. From what I understand, they just bought some new kind of searching software which is maybe why no more wildcard allowed.

If you use ebay at all, http://www.ecommercebytes.com is worth getting, usually lots of heads up stuff on there. Its free and has all sorts of inside scoops on the goings on of ebay, Amazon and others. EOR Wink
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#57
if i purchase the ebay store option for a year at 15.95 a month...

it ends up being the same as it use to be for me...

yes i know ebay is scamming but its my main option for making dough..
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wtf????!!!!?!?!
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Quote from mrtrance View Post :
I guess we as sellers need to raise the prices a bit to compensate instead of trying to undercut each other. Like if item is nornally selling for $300 on amazon and on ebay the lowest is like $220 people start to raise those prices to $230-$240 then we can offset some of the new fees. But that would need everyone to be on same page which is impossible to control and people will still try to undercut left and right to try to get rid of their item.
HAHA, nice! An ebay cartel.
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Quote from Mr.Ritz View Post :
Where will you be selling amazon costs just as much.

Anyway.. Anyone try ebays global shipping thing? Or ebays new easy return thing. They have a warehouse now that can hold your items like amazon from my understanding
The slight upside to Amazon is that for most items you can get a bit more for it compare to ebay. Like for a laptop that was selling for lowest price at $460 BIN on Ebay with free shipping I was able to sell on AZ for $500 + 8.95 shipping. I've noticed on most items you can price your item 5%-10% higher and come out ahead more compared to selling on Ebay at a lower price point.
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