Thursday, April 8, 2010

OUCH!!!!!!!!! These New eBay Fees Really Hurt

These new eBay fees are outrageous. For some reason I did not keep up with the news of the new fees until recently. Probably because they are so confusing to understand at first and I didn't think they would be this bad. I now realize this might be the worst move eBay has ever made and they have made a lot of bad moves in the last few years.

I sold a thrift store shirt for $69.00 last night.
The final value fee for the $69.00 shirt that I sold is $6.21. WHAT?
Before the fee change the final value fee would have been $3.73
If I subscribe to the basic store my final value fee would still be $5.16 after paying $15.95 up front.

What really annoys me is if you go to the eBay Spring 2010 Fee Update page this is what is written in bold


That might be the most misleading headline that I have read in years and I read a lot of junk online.

Something has to give here. My eBay business has grown every year since I started it full time in 2007, and I have been working hard to have my best year ever, but if eBay keeps killing us sellers who are really loyal to eBay then I might have to move on. I mean what will they do next. eBay fees will only go up, shipping rates will only go up. It will only make it harder for a 1 man operation like myself to make a living selling on eBay. I feel like I have to sell an extra item or 2 a day just to cover the fees. I am really upset and pissed off. I need to go have a beer and watch the Mets game.

John Paul

1 comment:

Candace said...

The fees seem pretty unreasonable. Have you found an inexpensive way around it?

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