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This. I don't understand why I need to pay 8-10% of my sale price...that's often a lot of money. Then add on top the 6% from paypal...it's just too high of a margin. So I moved to craigslist...

I used to buy a lot from eBay, but because of fees (I'm guessing) prices seem to have gone up. No more computer parts deals...
Not only is Ebay/Paypals cut WAY too large, but they don't give a damn about the sellers anymore. You cant leave feedback on buyers, so they're free to scam you all they want. 99% of the time if you file a claim they do absolutely nothing either.

Ebay is BY FAR the worst place to sell stuff online. Just terrible.
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The fees are a little high yes, but no where else can get you the same exposure. I'm pretty sure its the only place I could find suckers to buy my old gaming rig... Core 2 Quad Q8400, 8GB DDR3-1066 ram, GeForce 9800 ... $700 .. lol. Helped pay for almost half of my new rig! /woot and this was after fees.
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post #23 of 41
ebay is a great place to get scammed when you're buying dvds. esp anime dvds.
post #24 of 41
eBay is taking the right steps, but needs to really move further in that direction, in order to be successful now they need to lose some of the fees for the average person just trying to sell something on Craigslist.

IMO, they need to re-engineer themselves to go the Craigslist direction, and also go in the direction for people who want to sell via shipping.
    
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It doesn't sound like they are offering anything worthwhile. All they are trying to do is plop down in the middle of more transactions and scoop more dollars.
post #26 of 41
Screw ebay and screw paypal.

They were alright back in the day, but after ebay bought paypal and started increasing their fees because they pretty much held a monopoly on transactions, it all went to hell.

If anything, one set of their fees should have been eliminated, instead they decided they wanted to price gouge.

Ebay is fine for buying rare collectible stuff, but as a seller, the fees just make their services disgusting to use.

I was never a power seller/buyer (though was offered powerseller status a few times), but I have 400+ transactions, 100% positive feedback and about half of my transactions were sales. I boycotted ebay in 2006 and have not gone back since.
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Ebay has become the parody of itself... My mom used to work there, only bad experiences.

Still, it's ok for picking up cheap or rare stuff
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Not only is Ebay/Paypals cut WAY too large, but they don't give a damn about the sellers anymore. You cant leave feedback on buyers, so they're free to scam you all they want. 99% of the time if you file a claim they do absolutely nothing either.

Ebay is BY FAR the worst place to sell stuff online. Just terrible.
+1

The inability to leave negative or at least neutral feedback for customers is ridiculous.

If anyone can help me set up a craig's list account, please let PM me. The help would be greatly appreciated, I'm in Thailand and can't post in the US listings without being able to receive an SMS to a US number to set it up.
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post #28 of 41
too bad yahoo closed their auction section. i bought one of my cars there for $200 lol. a sports car.

ebay fees are too damn high. im an honest seller/buyer and i dont mind doing paypal only transactions. paypal fees are enough.
but thats what happens when a company or govt gets too comfortable being dominant.. the ppl get screwed.
    
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post #29 of 41
of course it will, a new site will come out with lower rates and take over. thats how it works
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of course it will, a new site will come out with lower rates and take over. thats how it works
Oh? When will this happen? I've been waiting for nearly 10 years for someone to dethrone ebay. Every site that has tried has not only failed, but failed miserably.
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