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Old 03-15-2011, 02:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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FVF's will actually be the exact same; they are making the change so folks that offer free shipping are not actually penalized by doing so w/ regard to FVF's.

As for Ebay losing customers, every one lost equals 2 to 3 new accounts.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Great. So now sellers will start to charge more for shipping to recoup more fees.

Good job, ebay....
I hardly sell any cards on Ebay anymore but In the past 30 days on Ebay I have sold about $3000 (Mostly games & Books). On top of that I was paid $974 for shipping.

With Ebay new fees I would owe 11-13 % on that $974. However they are lowering the final value fee by 1%.

11% of $974 = 107.14 New fees
1% of $3000 = 30.00 Discount

I pay an additional $77.14. Yup I am going to charge more.

What scares me is the risk of losing my 20% Top Rated Discount. I can raise prices all I want but the reality is I need to stop selling small value stuff ($1 - $3). I only sold that cheap stuff to boost my transaction count to ensure I could keep my discount.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:22 PM   #28 (permalink)
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yea i was actually suprised when i found out that shipping costs weren't charged. maybe i add 8% to my shipping costs and let the 1's and 2 stars start pouring in!
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:27 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Especially if you use paypal shipping there is no excuse for not using it.

yeah since it's added automatically
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:32 PM   #30 (permalink)
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About how much does it cost to ship a basic card via paypal?
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I read that and I will not rise prices on shipping, because USPS has raised prices as well I will probably eat the cost.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:38 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Missed in the original posting was the line in the fine print of the e-mail that invites sellers to a free fitting session for a brand-new pair of a$$-less chaps.
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Part of this is the fault of the idiots that charge $200 shipping and $20 item value for a $220 item...
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Missed in the original posting was the line in the fine print of the e-mail that invites sellers to a free fitting session for a brand-new pair of a$$-less chaps.

I fixed the OP so nobody get confused as to whom this email is to inform.

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They have customers to lose. Of course people will always sell on ebay, but by doing things like this, they are drawing more and more people away from using their service.
eBay does not want collectibles sellers, especially sports cards

Of customer service costs, collectibles is their second highest cost behind electronics, but the fees collected from our transactions are some of the lowest. eBay "loses" money on collectibles and that's why they want us gone. It's not a conspiracy; it's the truth. They've been trying to rid us for years and every major change they make proves over and over again that we are not wanted
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eBay does not want collectibles sellers, especially sports cards

Of customer service costs, collectibles is their second highest cost behind electronics, but the fees collected from our transactions are some of the lowest. eBay "loses" money on collectibles and that's why they want us gone. It's not a conspiracy; it's the truth. They've been trying to rid us for years and every major change they make proves over and over again that we are not wanted
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eBay does not want collectibles sellers, especially sports cards

Of customer service costs, collectibles is their second highest cost behind electronics, but the fees collected from our transactions are some of the lowest. eBay "loses" money on collectibles and that's why they want us gone. It's not a conspiracy; it's the truth. They've been trying to rid us for years and every major change they make proves over and over again that we are not wanted
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Garsh...., I hope someone else makes another thread about the ebay fees.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:10 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I don't think ebay is any worse than card sites for selling. Most of the people that buy cards on card forums always want them for cheaper on the card sites than on ebay. Now you may say this is ok because people don't have to pay ebay fees, but this is false. People want cards for a good amount less. You still pay paypal fees when you receive a payment. And for people who say you should use gift this has no protection so that isn't a good idea. As much as ebay bites you in the butt it is still a big site which many people use every day and it will get your items a bigger audience!
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eBay does not want collectibles sellers, especially sports cards

Of customer service costs, collectibles is their second highest cost behind electronics, but the fees collected from our transactions are some of the lowest. eBay "loses" money on collectibles and that's why they want us gone. It's not a conspiracy; it's the truth. They've been trying to rid us for years and every major change they make proves over and over again that we are not wanted
How do they lose money with collectibles?

I don't get that one
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About how much does it cost to ship a basic card via paypal?
$1.41 with deliver conf for a basic card (1 oz - toploader with some sort of "protection" in a #000 bubble mailer), $1.58 for (2oz - if you send in a screwdown or one touch)
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$1.41 with deliver conf for a basic card (1 oz - toploader with some sort of "protection" in a #000 bubble mailer), $1.58 for (2oz - if you send in a screwdown or one touch)
plus 3-4 % in paypal fees and labels or paper
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:18 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Missed in the original posting was the line in the fine print of the e-mail that invites sellers to a free fitting session for a brand-new pair of a$$-less chaps.
All chaps are a$$-less. Have you ever seen a pair of a$$ed chaps? Yes, that's right, they're called regular pants.

Sorry, had to make that point.



Ayway, this part from eBay is absurd:
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Just keep your shipping costs low to get the lowest overall fees.
First, there is a floor to shipping costs and that is what it costs to pack and ship. Most ebay sellers don't hve the economies of scale to dictate their shipping costs. Maybe that's what eBay wants, they just want to be the middle man for large self-sufficient businesses that don't really need them in the first place. Careful what you wish for.

Second, the goal of the seller isn't lowest fees, it's highest return. If they want to keep shipping costs down, they should work to improve the paypal/ebay shipping options and encourage sellers to use verifiable-cost shipping methods. With this new policy, they are all but admitting that they are implementing a shipping cost tax for sellers.

Bad policies are bad enough but trying to dress them up with BS about the motivations just make them worse.
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plus 3-4 % in paypal fees and labels or paper
i use regular paper and just cut the label out and tape it on.

so i guess you can add the cost of tape as well if you are going to break it down more lol...about $2.50 a roll for 3M tape.
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How do they lose money with collectibles?

I don't get that one
Higher level of required customer service (disputes, returns, fraud, etc).
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:24 PM   #46 (permalink)
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eBay does not want collectibles sellers, especially sports cards

Of customer service costs, collectibles is their second highest cost behind electronics, but the fees collected from our transactions are some of the lowest. eBay "loses" money on collectibles and that's why they want us gone. It's not a conspiracy; it's the truth. They've been trying to rid us for years and every major change they make proves over and over again that we are not wanted
With all due respect, where are you getting your information?? I'd like to see proof of this. I don't believe for one second that ebay is losing money on collectables, or that they are trying to get rid of those sellers. Every new rule I have seen seems to be made to weed out the crappy/ripoff sellers. I do believe that the customer service costs may be higher, but I'd need to see some documentation proving it. I don't agree with this new policy though, seems pretty rediculous. Sellers will just adjust pricing accordingly. They basically just raised the cost of shipping for buyers, the buyers are the ones who should be pissed.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:24 PM   #47 (permalink)
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ebay does this to put more money in their pocket, the lower the shipping the higher the final price = higher final value fees. i like how they encourage free shipping because thats what the "buyer wants".

remember when they eliminated the option to pay by check or money order strong arming the buyer to pay by paypal? they claimed it was all for the buyers safety...

why hasnt GOOGLE formed an auction site???
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:26 PM   #48 (permalink)
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With this new policy, they are all but admitting that they are implementing a shipping cost tax for sellers.

Bad policies are bad enough but trying to dress them up with BS about the motivations just make them worse.
i guess you can thank all those idiots that used shipping fees to avoid paying ebay...like selling a set of wheels for $100 and charging $600 for shipping....we've all seen it.

I still don't like it and I don't think it's a very good idea....I have a bike i need to sell on there and it will have $50 shipping, which i wont make a dime off of...so guess I now the thing to do is just charge $57 shipping now to offset the fees?

I think ebay might see higher shipping fees as a result of doing this...i could see people charging more to offset the fees.
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I for one will explain my shipping charges for now on.

15% fee added to my shipping cost due to ebay adding "shipping" to the final value fees. If you don't like it, send ebay a message. They are only costing the buyer more money!
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why hasnt GOOGLE formed an auction site???
apparently you haven't seen the google ads that are plastered all over ebay.

never bite the hand that feeds you.. in this case, ebay is the hand that helps feed google.
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