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Selling Stuff On Ebay

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by endlesszeal, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    So Ive decided to try and get rid of some stuff and I read the brief tutorial on the site, but nothing really specific.

    Anyway, I was wondering what eBay charges besides the 2.9% from PayPal. Also, usually I wait for PayPal to clear and then send the item, right?

    How does reserves work? If it doesn't meet my price, it doesn't sell, so I still get charged for putting it up?

    Last question, how do I make it so the buyers can calculate their own shipping with USPS?

    Thanks a lot guys. [​IMG]

    P.S. If you say Google, I will pee in your mouth. I figured there has to be some people here who has direct experience instead of me reading possible B.S. posting on different sites.
     
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    ebay charges a listing fee (goes off your starting list price by a percent) so it encourages you to list it for cheaper.

    then, they take a percentage of the sale price.

    reserve is another percentage to add... which is why you find a lot of no reserve auctions.

    if it doesn't sell, you still get charged listing fees + reserve fees, but no sale fees. i think you get a free re-list though.

    then paypal will take 30 cents + 2.9%.

    i'd set a flat rate shipping, and tack on a couple bucks.

    higher shipping = lower sell price = less fees.

    but you can only take that so far.

    and google it mofo. :p
     
  3. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    someones getting pee in their mouth
     
  4. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    thanks B. apperciate the very good info.

    p.s. golden showers for you.
     
  5. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    its best if you use a shipping service with option to NOT display the ship price, like stamps.com

    i do tons of buying and selling on ebay. i add on enough shipping fees to make all my auctions free.
     
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