EBay rant!

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DaveDCB

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How is this right? I’ve spoken with eBay and they have confirmed they now charge a fee on the postage costs, wtf?! Price just goes up even higher now!

Becoming a joke to sell on there now! The only reason I have is to clear some unwanted bits which I didn’t want random folk turning up at the house to collect a £20 item for!

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sfrs4

sfrs4

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so surely by their own logic, if you charge a low carriage fee you shouldn't be charged....oh wait they don't earn money from being honest!
 
Lancs Lad

Lancs Lad

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How is this right? I’ve spoken with eBay and they have confirmed they now charge a fee on the postage costs, wtf?! Price just goes up even higher now!

Becoming a joke to sell on there now! The only reason I have is to clear some unwanted bits which I didn’t want random folk turning up at the house to collect a £20 item for!

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They really are scroats, all sorts of little tricks like almost impossible to ship stuff back at your own cost or courier these days.
We still use it a bit as like you say it can be the only way sometimes but I wait till 80% off selling fees, the £1 ones seem to have gone now
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
How is this right? I’ve spoken with eBay and they have confirmed they now charge a fee on the postage costs, wtf?! Price just goes up even higher now!

Becoming a joke to sell on there now! The only reason I have is to clear some unwanted bits which I didn’t want random folk turning up at the house to collect a £20 item for!

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you do see a huge number of sellers charging ludicrous amounts of postage, for cheaper than expected items .. can't believe anyone actually buys them TBH. :rolleyes:
 
sfrs4

sfrs4

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you do see a huge number of sellers charging ludicrous amounts of postage, for cheaper than expected items .. can't believe anyone actually buys them TBH. :rolleyes:
It was a way of getting round sellers fee's, so you sold the product for 99p so only paid fees on the 99p then the rest of the actual price was made up with carriage costs, this is why bay are now charging a percentage of carriage costs, and the rest of us are suffering because of it.
 
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Brendan

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I hate selling on eBay the rates are a rip off and to top it off seems to be full of mongs.
One special buyer decided to purchase a collection only listing then insisted it was posted, after they had paid through eBay when was listed as cash on collection.
Had to give a refund to them and eBay still charged me a selling fee for the privilege utter twats
 
Lancs Lad

Lancs Lad

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I hate selling on eBay the rates are a rip off and to top it off seems to be full of mongs.
One special buyer decided to purchase a collection only listing then insisted it was posted, after they had paid through eBay when was listed as cash on collection.
Had to give a refund to them and eBay still charged me a selling fee for the privilege utter twats
I cannot get over people inability to read these days.
Messages like is it 110V? Description/title and attributes all state 110V ...wtf is wrong with folk these days. Mong's is a good word .
 
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DaveDCB

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I hate selling on eBay the rates are a rip off and to top it off seems to be full of mongs.
One special buyer decided to purchase a collection only listing then insisted it was posted, after they had paid through eBay when was listed as cash on collection.
Had to give a refund to them and eBay still charged me a selling fee for the privilege utter twats
I do find the chat team which operate on Twitter very helpful in situations like that, they soon get problems sorted. It’s just a shame that the genuine sellers get tarred with the same brush as the bad ones!
 
Storrsy

Storrsy

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I only sell on Facebook these days. Plenty of mongs on there too but at least your not paying for the privilege. eBay is a joke. I'm actually surprised they're still going given that there's plenty of other ways to sell stuff without the charges.
 
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Brendan

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I only sell on Facebook these days. Plenty of mongs on there too but at least your not paying for the privilege. eBay is a joke. I'm actually surprised they're still going given that there's plenty of other ways to sell stuff without the charges.
Have found it hit and miss, there is a lot of messers either flat out liars or just never turn up
 
Lancs Lad

Lancs Lad

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I only sell on Facebook these days. Plenty of mongs on there too but at least your not paying for the privilege. eBay is a joke. I'm actually surprised they're still going given that there's plenty of other ways to sell stuff without the charges.
eBay seems to be mainly new stuff and commercial vendors now
I'd like to know the amount of actual punters selling tat these days.
I do find I buy a lot of stuff off eBay...parts and machine bits etc...often unavailable anywhere else.
For small business it's a hassle free way of selling without all the cost of their own website and getting decent SEO ranking and AdWords etc.
 
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Brendan

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eBay seems to be mainly new stuff and commercial vendors now
I'd like to know the amount of actual punters selling tat these days.
I do find I buy a lot of stuff off eBay...parts and machine bits etc...often unavailable anywhere else.
For small business it's a hassle free way of selling without all the cost of their own website and getting decent SEO ranking and AdWords etc.
Apparently a lot cheaper than being on amazon
 
William127

William127

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eBay seems to be mainly new stuff and commercial vendors now
I'd like to know the amount of actual punters selling tat these days.
I do find I buy a lot of stuff off eBay...parts and machine bits etc...often unavailable anywhere else.
For small business it's a hassle free way of selling without all the cost of their own website and getting decent SEO ranking and AdWords etc.
Ebay is my first port of call for most online shopping, easy to search, easy to filter, normally lots of choice. I often search ebay instead of Google when I'm looking for a picture of something, like if I'm trying to get an idea of what a part actually looks like or to see the spec of something.

For secondhand stuff and for selling Facebook marketplace is my first choice.
 
Storrsy

Storrsy

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Ebay is my first port of call for most online shopping, easy to search, easy to filter, normally lots of choice. I often search ebay instead of Google when I'm looking for a picture of something, like if I'm trying to get an idea of what a part actually looks like or to see the spec of something.

For secondhand stuff and for selling Facebook marketplace is my first choice.
Yeah I think eBay is fine for buying off. But selling second hand stuff Ive always felt the fees were extortionate.
 
Lancs Lad

Lancs Lad

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Yeah I think eBay is fine for buying off. But selling second hand stuff Ive always felt the fees were extortionate.
Unless you get the offers...sold a load of stuff on the £1 selling fee weekends. Currently got stuff on the 80% off deal.

Final poit with eBay...always handy to have mates that you can rely on ...at the end of an auction. Cough.
 
pettsy

pettsy

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Trying to buy a wheel rim on ebay at the moment. Will take offers but have to pay via card to make the offer but item is collection only 🤬
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
Trying to buy a wheel rim on ebay at the moment. Will take offers but have to pay via card to make the offer but item is collection only 🤬
location Matt ??
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
buy all sorts from there, but haven't used it to sell anything in a long time .. fees are too silly and it can be a right faff listing stuff :rolleyes:
regularly buy the cat's food off there - cheaper than local, delivered to the door and is just a click away :giggle:
 
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