That's only one of the reasons I don't sell on ebay any longer... I've had good luck with Reverb, Audiogon and US Audio Mart.
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"EBay has always been charging sellers 10% + 3% for PayPal. That’s $13% off what the seller gets! Capitalism triumphant!"
eBay separated from PP a couple of years ago and is now handling what PP did in house. The final value fee (in many categories, not all) is 12.55% + $.30 listing fee per order. In the year before the split with PP, the fee was 3.5%. So that is $550.00 for the sale minus $69.02 FVF + $.30 listing fee for a total of $69.32. $550.00 - $69.32 = $480.68 - $476.53 = $4.15 short. My guess is that the additional amount was a credit card fee, from the buyer or he might have listed it in the wrong category.
BTW: I sell tons of stuff, mostly non audio related on eBay and think that what eBay provides in terms of exposure, easy format, ease of shipping and general customer support is a bargain.
I sell a lot of smartphones cloths and electronics that’s why I can’t post here Audiogon
after speaking with another eBay representative he told me this : the buyer is going to pay tax on my item so whatever tax applies then they’re going to charge me 12.55% of total amount
For me this means they’re misleading us with 12.55% they’re lying
why do you have to charge me the money I did not receive? So if the buyer is going to pay $20-$40 more for tax why do you have to charge me as a seller on that money (tax) I’m not going to receive? Doesn’t really make sense
If so then we all sellers are paying separate TAX before fees so the BUYERS
when you go the details of the transaction all this tax BS is not there only shows fees
eBay, as mentioned by one of the other posters, is the biggest game in town with the most exposure for your item. That's what you pay for when you go there, otherwise start your own auction website and pay what you want. Buenos suerte.
In reality, if you're a seller on eBay, you know what a particularly tone deaf organization they are for their sellers. Most of the changes that have taken place over the last 20 years haven't been beneficial for sellers and as a result you saw a visible drop in quality sellers. Bottom line is they don't seem to care if you stay or go and they continue to hand their paying sellers off to offshore customer service reps who barely understand the language. Good luck with that, I've been selling elsewhere since the PayPal split.
There is still one good thing about eBay - their Global Shipping Program. I have yet to find a similar reasonably priced, convenient to both seller and buyer, service to get bulky items shipped from US to Europe. I have successfully purchased an AVR, subwoofer and floorstand-speakers. All other shipping options - USPS, DHL, UPS - were priced way too high.
Thanks to eBay GSP the transaction became at least half reasonable.