Anyone sell on eBay?

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  • coda 5 Jul 2011 17:37:35 1,868 posts
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    Basically I've recently started selling on eBay and I'm utterly confused by how they charge for insertion fees and the like.

    I'd always been under the impression that they charged you automatically whenever you list an item, so for instance - I put an item up for sale and the insertion fee is £1, then they'll deduct £1 from my Paypal balance straight away.

    But today I've gotten a £112 "Monthly eBay Seller Fees" transaction pending in my Paypal recent activity list. So they've charged me one lump sum for all the fees I've incurred in the last month?

    If so, how do I change it to stop them charging me monthly like that?
  • psychokitten Moderator 5 Jul 2011 17:42:20 7,794 posts
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    There's an insertion fee but there's also a final value fee as Rodpad says, based on how much the item sells for. It's all outlined while you're listing it :)

    They wait and do a monthly bill instead of charging you just after each transaction, so it's all lumped together.
  • crashVoodoo 5 Jul 2011 17:44:03 3,979 posts
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    You can't. That's how it has always been.

    Also, as rodpad said the screw you for 10% of the final value regardless up to a maximum of £40 and then screw you via Paypal as well.

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  • oceanmotion 5 Jul 2011 17:44:11 16,088 posts
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    ebay fuck you.

    It's the agreement you made with them, it's always monthly but you can pay them whenever you want before that. Maybe it was just coincidence with that item you put up for sale being the monthly date.

    What you been selling ? £112, ouch.
  • coda 5 Jul 2011 17:49:34 1,868 posts
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    Is there a way to get a rundown of all the individual fees they've charged?

    This is my selling total for the last 60 days by the way -

    Listed 14
    Sold 14
    Amount £617.48
  • oceanmotion 5 Jul 2011 17:53:10 16,088 posts
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    Go into your ebay account - seller account - select invoice - wait for rage to come
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    10%
  • coda 5 Jul 2011 18:04:35 1,868 posts
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    WooHoo!!! wrote:
    Go into your ebay account - seller account - select invoice - wait for rage to come

    Cheers.

    So is there not a way to change the way they charge me?
  • mrpon 5 Jul 2011 18:23:59 29,427 posts
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    Add more onto your fixed/reserve price to compensate. Quite simple really.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • coda 5 Jul 2011 18:31:32 1,868 posts
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    They just charge you more if you increase the reserve don't they?

    I don't use them anyway, I hate people who start auctions at 99p and then have a research price 40x-80x that starting bid. It's stupid.

    If I'm going to be selling something then I always make the starting bid the minimum I'm willing to accept for the item.
  • Deleted user 5 July 2011 18:33:16
    99p, no reserve
  • Scurrminator 5 Jul 2011 18:42:01 8,459 posts
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    They do 99p as it's free

    You dare to strike Scurrcules!?

  • caligari 13 Sep 2012 19:24:32 17,182 posts
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    Does anyone else HATE it when a buyer wants to collect an item from you?

    It always feels like some kind of creepy Internet date - painful small talk, and a load of sweaty hand shakes.

    Edited by caligari at 09:45:00 20-01-2013
  • Cappy 13 Sep 2012 20:19:38 12,096 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    Does anyone else HATE it when a buyer wants to collect an item from you?
    Yes. That's me hating having to meet people in general though.

    The last guy who popped over was very nice, he even enquired if I had more to sell, besides being a decent chap he was very enthusiastic about boxed, mint Gameboy software.

    I was at least a head taller than him so I was reasonably confident I wasn't going to be forcefully gagged with a Mario plushie and brutally arse raped.
  • coastal 13 Sep 2012 20:19:43 5,389 posts
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    @Ilovechips u selling drugs?

    Edited by coastal at 20:20:27 13-09-2012

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  • caligari 10 Oct 2012 22:32:49 17,182 posts
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    Did eBay just change their logo? Spooky!
  • elstoof 10 Oct 2012 22:43:13 8,091 posts
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    It apparently instills a vision of the companies direction and ambition, one eye learning from the past with the other preparing for the future, according to the shit written about it in the paper the other week.
  • Buztafen 29 Nov 2012 10:30:03 16,470 posts
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    Seems as good a place as any.

    I sold a GPU on eBay and the buyer came back to me saying it was faulty. I told him to return the card to me so i could test it and to bear in mind i'd recorded the serial number for the card before i sent it.

    The card has arrived back and the serial number sticker has been removed. I think this guys sent back his own faulty card and kept my working card. Question is do i have a leg to stand on if i raise a dispute?
  • drhcnip 29 Nov 2012 18:45:54 2,593 posts
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    typical ebay game, that is

    did you record the serial or photograph it? i certainly think it's worth a punt but ebay do have a tendency to side with the buyer, i've found - the photographic evidence would give you a bit more to go on.....
  • elstoof 29 Nov 2012 18:51:10 8,091 posts
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    I'd send a threatening letter cut out from magazine letters explaining that you know where they live.

    Edited by elstoof at 18:52:03 29-11-2012
  • boo 20 Jan 2013 08:54:17 11,897 posts
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    Looking for any advice on ebay selling.
    I've had an ebay account for some years and have good feedback as a buyer (even if it is from 2 or 3 years ago), but nothing as a seller.

    I figured I'd start out small with some books etc and try and build up some feedback.

    Any tips?

    General concensus seems to be 'finish an auction at about 9pm on a Sunday evening', but other than that I'm suffering from a bad case of the n00bs.

    Is there any way to search for completed auctions / sales so I can see what price things sold for?

    One of the books I was considering listing at 99p is for sale - a used copy for £60 and a new copy for £90. But there's a big difference between what people ask for and what things actually sell for, so I'd rather be checking out completed sales.

    Cheers.

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  • mrpon 20 Jan 2013 09:37:13 29,427 posts
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    Try Amazon for book trade-ins. I use it as a guide to see if something is valuable. With ebay have a look at Community - News section for when the next zero listing weekend is and use that weekend to list all your items at a higher opening price for free.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • boo 20 Jan 2013 09:40:12 11,897 posts
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    Thanks! I'll have a look.

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  • mrpon 20 Jan 2013 09:46:32 29,427 posts
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    For completed listings, search for your items and then tap completed listings on the left. You'll find the app differs slightly on iOS/Android in that it can show you completed but can then filter on those that actually sold.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • caligari 20 Jan 2013 09:49:04 17,182 posts
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    @boo - yes, there is an option to review 'completed listings'. It's really handy if you want to stick something up for a 'Buy It Now' (a quick sell, rather than a 7-10 day bidding war).

    Type in the item you're looking for so that you get the 'live' results - in the column on the left of the screen will be lots of different options. You might have to expand a few of them, but the 'completed listings' option will in there - somewhere.
  • caligari 20 Jan 2013 09:49:41 17,182 posts
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    ...or what Mrpon said! :D
  • boo 20 Jan 2013 10:10:00 11,897 posts
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    :o)

    At the moment, having had a quick look at ebay and a look at the pile of books I'm looking to sell, I suspect the charity shop may be the sensible option.
    I'll have to see what else needs selling. We're planning on moving this year, so could do with thinning stuff out.

    /looks at massive collection of retro consoles and games that haven't been touched in years

    No. That would just be silly.

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