eBay and PayPal Take Over 11% of Your Sale Price!

As a loyal eBay user for quite some time, I’m ready to see someone else take the helm.  The fees have gotten too high.

The fees on eBay for the last couple items I have sold is over 11% of the final value price.  Here is some information on the fees from my last sales on eBay.

Ebay:
Final price: $68.00 (Auction) Final Value Fee $6.12
PayPal:
Gross: $78.00 Fee: $2.56
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Total in fees: $8.68 % of sale price = 11.1%

Ebay:
Final price: $292.28 (Auction) Final Value Fee $26.31
PayPal:
Gross: $304.78 Fee: $9.14
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Total in fees: $35.45 % of sale price = 11.6%

Most things on eBay appear to be of the “buy it now” variety.  They are not auctions, just listings to buy something at a fixed price.  They need someone to take them out of the personal auction business all together.

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  • that really sucks man.  I have been disliking ebay as well.  I think its coming down to craigslist or amazon.