Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX
I sell alot and hate that eBay charges listing fees then Paypal charges fees to handle money
So what you are saying is, you don't want to pay for the "rented space" of advertising your goods? Well... if that were the case, then you might want to consider Craigslist instead of eBay. eBay gets a much wider global audience seeing your product for sale while Craigslist is more local. eBay wouldn't be in business if all of that were free (or at least they wouldn't make it as easy for someone to find your wares as it is now... ever try to search for something for sale on Craigslist? Man it's a crapshoot out there. But hey, it's worth what it costs.
Also, have you checked the "bank merchant rate" for obtaining a credit card swipe machine? You can spend thousands on one of those units.
Pretty much Visa, Mastercard, etc will charge you a fee just to have the machine plus a transaction fee for each charge you post. What you gain is the ease of payment from your customer and the assurance from Visa/MC/etc that the funds will be sent to you (i.e. the CC deals with the bad debt risk). All you have to worry about is that you properly provide your services and/or goods to the customer.
With Paypal, you don't have to have a merchant account. They do that for you. Yes you pay the transaction fees, but you'd have to do this anyway if you accepted credit cards. More or less, over the internet, how many people are going to send you CASH? Not too many I'd think (at least if they were smart they wouldn't... I sure as hell wouldn't send cash.)
So you see, you are going to have to pay one way or another. Would you rather they just increase the overall "buying fee" to cover both services? If so, then they could possibly do that, but honestly, I don't see them lowering their fees that much just because the brought in Paypal to the eBay mix.
Of course, as others have said, many sellers pass on the "fees" with their crazy high "shipping and handling" charges... so in that, it kinda evens out. (Yeah... like it really costs $15 to $25 to ship a 5 lb object using ground services across the country. Those folks are in actuality covering their "eBay fees" right there. )