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  1. #1
    Dec 2002
    phoenix, az

    ebay and paypal - expensive

    i was going to sell something there,,,for $40 ....after the ebay insertion fee. the final value fee, and paypal fee..its comes to 13% total, and thats not counting shipping...i quess the final vaule fee is what disturbs me.....make all this money on just nothing more than furnishing a web site.....sort of like robbery.....should be more like 5% total.
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  2. #2
    Nov 2004

    Re: ebay and paypal - expensive

    make your own damn sites and charge less. i would if i knew how.

    how bout this, you program and i come up with the ad slogan. split the profits in half. whaddya say?
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  3. #3
    Jan 2003
    S.W. VA.

    Re: ebay and paypal - expensive

    Paypal call them.

  4. #4
    Mar 2006

    Re: ebay and paypal - expensive

    its not robbery, millions of people do it every day and agree to the terms. you really make out with volume, not just a one timer

  5. #5
    Feb 2005

    Re: ebay and paypal - expensive

    It is robbery. I sold something on EBay after not selling for a while and I was shocked at the EBay bill. I don’t know when they started but they didn’t always charge these outrageous fees. PayPal still seems to be fair IMO.

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  6. #6
    Apr 2005

    Re: ebay and paypal - expensive

    They have had a lot of recent changes on price structuring for sellers and it is more expensive now.

    I guess some of it goes to cover some of the losses they eat from scammers because buyer purchases are all covered if the seller is a deadbeat.

    There was one seller that was selling DDR2 kits very cheap, must have sold near a thousand kits, hardly anybody got their kits and Ebay refunded all the buyers

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