ebay sux

@thebeing (657)
Romania
February 7, 2008 9:01am CST
damn ebay sux for sellers!!!!!!!!!!! i wanted to sell online one of my photos, and i got these "fee for this, fee for that"...what the hell???????? i'll end up paying more than i'll gain. I put a very resonable price for my photo, but i cancelled the auction, because i had to pay some fees to ebay. And, whenever i pay online, my bank charges me like 1 euro (regardless of the ammount spend). So, i wanted to sell a photo with 1.5$, but, in order to be able to sell it, i would have to pay like 2$ :( damn.
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
7 Feb 08
For something that inexpensive it wouldn't even be worth the time to post it.
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@thebeing (657)
• Romania
7 Feb 08
i agree to that... as it was with this picture of mine... i can't sell it with...4-5$, coz it's too much....umph...
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I pretty much gave up on Ebay a few years back. Once they were all but taken over by the mail order companies they were useless. These days you can't look for anything without seeing the same item posted 3000 times by 200 different people. These companies are getting other people to take all the risk ( posting fees & such you still pay even when the items don't sell ) while they still get their profits. A real craftsman can't even compete. A picture dosen't really show the quality difference enough to justify the extra expense. What was once a good idea is now broken.
@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
7 Feb 08
lol....yes, the fees do suck but you have to learn your way around them. If you use templates find a site with free templates, don't add any extras of any kind, don't use buy it now, don't use more than the free thumbnail picture you get for free. The basic listing shouldn't cost you more than $1 if that. It's the extras that get us. Good luck with any future listings!
@thebeing (657)
• Romania
7 Feb 08
thanx for the tips. i did keep my "pretentions" at a minimum. But, still, i had to pay like 2$..so, i quit. :)
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Is there any other auction site in the WORLD that is any different? Try selling at Christy's or Sotheby's and I believe their cut is like 20%. As for your bank, you should be using PayPal anyway which is a lot less than 1€. It is what we call... CDB (cost of doing business). Zelo
• Italy
9 Feb 08
Selling photos on eBay? Really? What is the point of that? Who will ever buy a picture? The only deal is selling some hundred pictures for $0,01 each, and the only point in doing that is growing your feedback for bigger deals. And that's it. No other picture market on ebay.
@WC1989 (595)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I know the feeling. I recently started a spreadsheet with all fees and all earnings and there have been times when the net gain was negative lol. Also, they increased the prices. It used to be you could get a .99 listing for for 10 cents. Now it's 20 cents .. A lot of people add charges to their shipping. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, but a lot of them don't think of a price that's high enough for a seller's fees, but low enough for a buyer's wallet. (I mean seriously. 7$ to ship a ps3 controller? When it actually only costs about 1.7$? A reasonable rate would have been 3.5$) I actually made myself a nice little calculator on excel that will give me the ideal shipping rate to cover fees, while being low enough for buyers^^. Now, all I have to do is turn it into javascript and others can use it. I already did like 40% of the script. Now I just need to get my butt up and I might finish it.