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Selling on Ebay update

October 5th, 2013 at 02:08 pm

So after my last round of selling on ebay I was amazed at how much the costs have increased. Has anyone else noticed how much the prices have gone up?

6 Responses to “Selling on Ebay update”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    NE was just complaining to me about that last night. Smile He's decided to open up a store on Ebay - he figures it'll save him $50+/month in fees.

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    That's a great solution!

  3. disneysteve Says:

    That's one of the main things that has ruined ebay for small sellers. Unless you are selling higher priced items, the fees destroy you. I used to sell regularly. At one point back in 2000, I always kept 100 auctions running and I did well but most of my items are lower priced like under $20. Today, doing that is impossible. Between rising fees and rising postage, it just isn't worth it. I can't sell the items for enough to cover everything and still make a decent profit.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Yep, the fees are rising. I think I've estimated them to be at about 10% of the selling price, unless they have gone up more.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CCf,
    That's about what NE has figured them to be as well - about 10%, then add on the 3% Paypal fees .. it really eats a chunk of the profit.

  6. scfr Says:

    I'm averaging 15% for eBay and Paypal combined. Most of my items are lower priced.

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