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The end of max £1 selling fees?


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I think eBay wants in essence to be an Amazonesque marketplace so the likes of many of us as small sellers are inconsequential and can be happily lost 

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THey think (quite probably justifiably) that most of their sales are by traders who are running a business selling lots of the same of similar goods.  Their thinking is along the lines of Tesco's maxim of "Pile it high sell it cheap".  They are not really attuned to the needs of those selling second hand goods including model railways, collectable antiques such as railwayana or out of print publications, 

 

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Meh, I’m an occasional seller and I’m very happy with eBay. I like managed payments. I like their offers (and I understand them). I can’t be the only one.

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1 hour ago, njee20 said:

Meh, I’m an occasional seller and I’m very happy with eBay. I like managed payments. I like their offers (and I understand them). I can’t be the only one.

Agreed, if prospective sellers don't understand new offers and the like, it only takes a phone call to eBay to provide full clarification. Job done !

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Now I really am confused!

 

I've got an offer of Only 2% Final Value Fees (excludes 30p order-level fees)

and another offer for the same period

 

Make the most of 50% off variable eBay selling fees*

Get that winning feeling when you clear out and cash in! Make more money on up to 100 listings. Offer ends Monday. This offer excludes a 30p order fee.

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17 hours ago, stovepipe said:

Whereas previously, and for those private individiuals who are still not on managed accounts, the Final Value Fee was/is defined as 10% of the total transaction value.

 

So they've redefined Final Value Fee - a well understood aspect of ebay - to something else which includes a fixed element, but not for everyone, and ditched that term in their marketing, for the much more nebulous sounding 'variable sales fee' , which sounds like it includes other things.

 

I'm suprised you can't see the problem for casual ebayers, like myself.

Yes, but only because the additional fees for accepting Paypal payments are now included. I agree they have made it confusing, but the basic fees haven't changed from the previous ebay 10% + Paypal's fixed fee plus percentage (which was about another 3-3.5%)

15 hours ago, sidmouth said:

I think eBay wants in essence to be an Amazonesque marketplace so the likes of many of us as small sellers are inconsequential and can be happily lost 

 

14 hours ago, Michael Hodgson said:

THey think (quite probably justifiably) that most of their sales are by traders who are running a business selling lots of the same of similar goods.  Their thinking is along the lines of Tesco's maxim of "Pile it high sell it cheap".  They are not really attuned to the needs of those selling second hand goods including model railways, collectable antiques such as railwayana or out of print publications, 

 

For many years now ebay have pivoted away from being focused on private sellers - but that gap has been filled by Facebook, Vinted, Shpock etc. However, for model railways, ebay still achieves more consistent sales and is worth the hassle. It's a personal choice and other sites are available but I'm not sure I would want to bother trying to sell, for example, a set of P4 wheels of Facebook.

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On 28/05/2021 at 18:47, YesTor said:

 

Fixed selling fee = 30p (which will always be charged no matter what the final value less any additional offers that may be applied)

Variable selling fee = 12.8% on the final value

 

How complicated can that be?


More complicated than just making it 13% with no fee...

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11 hours ago, Sir TophamHatt said:


More complicated than just making it 13% with no fee...

Except for the fact that the offer in question, which certain members were sent, was effectively capped at 2% of the final selling fee on all sales over £30.

The 30p selling fee is additional to the FSF.

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One benefit of using PayPal as a seller, was that they sent an email alert when someone paid for an item.

Does eBay do the same now? Otherwise it means polling one's bank to determine when it's 'safe'

to despatch an item.

 

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33 minutes ago, Nimbus said:

One benefit of using PayPal as a seller, was that they sent an email alert when someone paid for an item.

Does eBay do the same now? Otherwise it means polling one's bank to determine when it's 'safe'

to despatch an item.

 

The Nim.

eBay do exactly the same as PayPal have done for years with an immediate notification when a buyer pays for an item. It usually takes 24-48hrs for monies to be paid from eBay into the nominated personal bank account.

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2 hours ago, Black 5 Bear said:

eBay do exactly the same as PayPal have done for years with an immediate notification when a buyer pays for an item. It usually takes 24-48hrs for monies to be paid from eBay into the nominated personal bank account.

Indeed, but I suppose it means some sellers will take the view that Possession is 9/10 of the Law and wait until ebay has put the money into their sticky little mitts before mailing the goods.  

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3 hours ago, Black 5 Bear said:

eBay do exactly the same as PayPal have done for years with an immediate notification when a buyer pays for an item. It usually takes 24-48hrs for monies to be paid from eBay into the nominated personal bank account.

I didnt get any notifications on my recent sales - I checked and found they'd sold and been paid already! I did get one when the funds were transferred though and hadn't changed any settings in between.

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9 hours ago, Sir TophamHatt said:

Have received an 80% off variable selling fees offer the last few days.

Still don't like it that I won't easily know how much I'll pay in the end.

80% of the normal 12.8% selling fee plus the 30p order fee.

Best wait for a 2% final sale fee offer !

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3 hours ago, Black 5 Bear said:

80% of the normal 12.8% selling fee plus the 30p order fee.

Best wait for a 2% final sale fee offer !

80% off or 20% of!

Which is about the same as 2% compared to 12.8%!

 

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19 hours ago, Hal Nail said:

I didnt get any notifications on my recent sales - I checked and found they'd sold and been paid already! I did get one when the funds were transferred though and hadn't changed any settings in between.

 

If you'd previously turned off item sold messages as I had - since Paypal were also telling me I'd been paid - you now need to turn them back on or you won't get notified. 

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