Ebay Fees Rising Again...

@Signal20 (2282)
United States
January 4, 2007 3:40am CST
Well, anyone who sells on ebay, looks like they're jacking up the prices again to sell stuff. They just raised them in July too. Here's the new fees starting January 30th if you haven't read the email yet: Insertion fee Starting price-$1.00 - $9.99 New Fee-$0.40 Old Fee-$0.35 Final Value Fee-$25.01 - $1000.00 New Fee- 3.25% Old Fee-3% They also raised them for ebay motors for anyone selling there. I guess I'll be closing my store up sooner then I thought and moving everything to Yahoo. Getting too expensive for me, can't compete!
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5 responses
• United States
5 Jan 07
Yahoo doesn't exist, and was run by Ebay. I too am sick of the raises there. I sell on Ebay. Good luck my friend.
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@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
5 Jan 07
What do you mean yahoo doesn't exist? Because they don't have the traffic like ebay? That I agree lol. Are you going to keep selling with ebay with the fee increase? It's just not worth it-for me anyway. Good luck to you too!!
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@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
4 Feb 07
You are so right!!! I messaged you about the yahoo thing, according to them, it's not true. But, that could always change. Who knows!! Think I told you to look into Live Deal right? Same situation though, not much traffic there, but I did have more lookers then at yahoo.
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@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I know it really is. And you know what else is frustrating, everything now they want degrees or special certificates/licenses that take 1-2 years to get. But not that long ago, it was on the job training-the best way in my opinion. I won't mention any "professions" like that, but I know 1 in particular shouldn't take that long. It's all about $$$.
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@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Oh no, not again! I also heard that postal rates are going up in May, I think!
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@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Well, I looked around on the USPS website, there is mention of a rate increase around May 2007, but can't find what it'll go up to. Great.......
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@rash219 (808)
• United States
4 Jan 07
hmm never knew tat....but other than ebay which other online auction site do you have in mind yahoo is still developing unlike ebay which is already established....i mean most people automatically go to ebay bcoz ppl arnt familiar with othr sites...they have a good hand in the market so even is they increase ppl will still go to ebay...
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@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Yeah, you're right ebay does have the market on that. I have a yahoo auctions store as well, and I don't get anywhere near the traffic I do on ebay. But, yahoo is free, at least for now anyway. I can just leave the stuff on there and not worry if I'm selling enough to cover the costs of running it :) I think ebay's going to be turning away a lot of sellers with this fee hike, someday they'll get competition lol.
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
4 Jan 07
A wsie decision, I hope that other people follow you to other auction sites because Ebay is just stealing more and more money... xx
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@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I wouldn't even mind the fees so much, but I'm barely selling enough to cover the costs of everything. There's just too much competition on there, and a lot more scammers as well lol.
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@cafay1 (257)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I don't sell on ebay I was a shopper. "was". The cost of shipping made the over all price so high it wasn't worth it to me. I wondered how that affected the sellers. Good luck to you all and I will browse the yahoo site for some deals.