Do you think Ebay is a dishonest broker?

August 7, 2011 11:25pm CST
Do you think Ebay is a dishonest broker? Requires an honest broker commission if the business is unable to come. Ebay fees requested even if no offer has been received from buyers.
2 responses
@maezee (34505)
• United States
17 Aug 11
Of course eBay is trying to make a buck off of US making a buck. There are so many 'upgrades' and extra little charges here and there for enhanced selling - like more pictures, a better layout, a longer bid - whatever - they are desperate to make money off of you! Plus, there's a listing fee sometimes (only 10 cents) and they get like 5% of your overall profit, which is also bunk if you ask me. I'm sure whoever came up with eBay is sitting comfortably in their South Hampton home as we speak, but eh, what can you do? If you have something REALLY worth selling (like Jesus toast or something), I guess it's worthwhile to do all these upgrades). For me, I make $10 at a time on clothes, so it's not really worth it to add all of these unnecessary fees to my already small profit. Eh, what can you do? You can always use Craigslist - ZERO listing fees or any kind of fee - but eBay just seems a lot more convenient if you ask me.
@najibdina29 (1309)
• Indonesia
8 Aug 11
These are listing fees. They have nothing to do with whether the goods are sold or not. After all, have the people who work on Ebay, to be paid. If you let yourself with your own stuff at a flea market, you must also pay fees, namely state fees.