|06-26-2008, 08:56 AM||#21|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: swamp lands USA
I can see where the sellers are charging more than actual on the shipping.
As a seller, I get charged a certain price to advertise a GI Joe depending on my starting or buy it now price. Depending on if the item sells either through buy it now or auction style, I get charged a percent of the sell price. To make matters worse, when someone pays with paypal (owned by ebay), I get hit another 3.5% on the total of the sale with shipping.
So, to sell a GI Joe action figure I might loose $3-4 just on fees. Who wants to loose money just to sell something after doing all the leg work to find the item, advertise, and box up and ship?
Thus to help eliminate loosing money on fees, I have to sell the item at below retail, but charge more for shipping which helps eliminate some of the selling fees. Then there is the change in feedback rules. A buyer will leave a negative before contacting the seller and the seller is stuck unless it can be resolved.
The buyers have all the pull on ebay. You don't loose money and if you don't agree with the sellers terms or pricing....just don't bid.
|06-26-2008, 09:56 AM||#22|
Bizarro Cobra loyalist
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Having said that, what are you going to do? No other site gives you an audience like eBay, and from what I understand, they have had sites shut down before they can come close to presenting a threat to their monopoly. It still gives me enough money for my toy buying needs, where I don't need to dip too far into my measly checking account. So, I accept eBay.
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