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

Tike71 281 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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#61
how the f was ebay planning to notify all of us? i didn't get a message or email from them wtf
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Quote from Mr.Ritz View Post :
Anyway.. Anyone try ebays global shipping thing?
I tried it one time and will not participate again based on my experience and after reading the ebay discussion boards. I've read of to many issues.

Having the GSP spelled out in the auction, the buyer was from Australia. The GSP charged almost $5.00 for customs fees.She did not want to pay that portion of it as Australia has no customs fees for items under $1000.00. I did refund her that portion of it as the profit margin was enough to do so. So, who really has that $5.00? I wonder. I'm sure it is pitney bows.
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I tried it one time and will not participate again based on my experience and after reading the ebay discussion boards. I've read of to many issues.

Having the GSP spelled out in the auction, the buyer was from Australia. The GSP charged almost $5.00 for customs fees.She did not want to pay that portion of it as Australia has no customs fees for items under $1000.00. I did refund her that portion of it as the profit margin was enough to do so. So, who really has that $5.00? I wonder. I'm sure it is pitney bows.
lol...Thanks for the headsup I am enrolled but nothing I have is listed under it.
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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
I have put stuff on bonanza.com. Small market but fees are very reasonable, just needs more exposure.
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Ebay will not make more money by doing this. Sellers will go elsewhere...
I wish. Just look at their stock, it just keeps going up and up
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#66
wow this is a freaking insane price increase.
I hate ebay and their insane fees, also hate how they always back the buyer and screw over the sellers if issues occur.
When ebay bought paypal it should of gave ebay sellers a 3% discount , instead nothing happened and ebay increased fees.
Now they are raising fees again.....
If anything, the cost of business has gotten cheaper and they should be offering lower fees.
To offset losing customers, they just keep raising fees.

Hopefully one day someone will come along and compete with ebay and their insane fees.


Amazon fees are just as bad.
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We'd have as much luck trying to dethrone Ebay as finding a unicorn.
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#68
Cheat and hope you don't get caught by listing in the cheapest FVF category.
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Cheat and hope you don't get caught by listing in the cheapest FVF category.
I've tried this in the past and ebay will find out and pull your listings if you do it regularly. Maybe if you do it for one or two big-ticket items, but not day-to-day listings.
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Ebay is definitely going to take a hit for this. Small time sellers will not be able to sell anything on eBay anymore, without losing a lot of profit. 10% plus paypal fees is ridiculous
They will have to somehow repeal or fix this, because there's no way everyone will continue to sell

I really hope Google or the government steps in and shakes things up.
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Jeeze. Looks like I'll be trying out iOffer, Bonanza and Copious to sell my stuff. I've been doing quite well on Amazon since things I sell there mostly go for a bit more than on Ebay, but I like to sell mixed lots of drugstore cosmetics items I win and you can't do that on Amazon. Frown

F*&k Ebay.
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#72
Well, they took away fees to list items, but that's like a dollar or two max...
Unless you're a powerseller or constantly sell items, this is a terrible move
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Well, they took away fees to list items, but that's like a dollar or two max...
Unless you're a powerseller or constantly sell items, this is a terrible move
Well at least they'll stop sending me those "List 2,500 items for free!" messages now.
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#74
yahoo auctions used to be a good alternative.
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I really think the only player on the horizon that could emerge to as an alternative to eBay is Google. It would be a good way to promote their Google Checkout / Google Wallet service. Amazon is okay, but it would benefit from a more eBay-style listing for individual sellers... just in case your entire product description can't be summed up in a couple sentences.
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