Ebay Fees, Wow

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I sold a set of irons on eBay for $355 and just paid eBay $38.27 in fees. No wonder know one wants to sell there. 10% is criminal
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  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker.  3054WRX Points: 606Handicap: I.Q.Members Posts: 3,054 Titanium Tees
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    I’ve paid over $300 in fees this last month. Don’t forget PayPal and shipping
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  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade  865WRX Points: 261Members Posts: 865 Golden Tee
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    I sell a book (that I self-published) on Amazon. Their fee is 20%. They are all the same, like the railroad robber barons back in the day, they charge what the traffic will bear.
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  • rynobucketrynobucket  915WRX Points: 119Members Posts: 915 Golden Tee
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    With my experience selling, I normally can get 15-20% higher sales price on Ebay than anywhere else (including the BST). Therefore, I am willing to suck it up and pay the fees to have more eyes looking at and bidding on my stuff.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19313WRX Points: 1,411Members Posts: 19,313 Titanium Tees
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    rynobucket wrote:


    With my experience selling, I normally can get 15-20% higher sales price than anywhere else (including the BST). Therefore, I am willing to suck it up and pay the fees to have more eyes looking at and bidding on my stuff.




    Yup. Sell here and get ready to get lowballed. At least with ebay it's put up or shut up.
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    Yep usually 15% with PayPal and eBay fees. Price accordingly.
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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, Ca 3551WRX Points: 165Handicap: 4.1ClubWRX Posts: 3,551 ClubWRX
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    I use an eBay calculator so I can price accordingly and have an idea of my potential gain or loss.
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  • Joker91Joker91 Westminster, CO 572WRX Points: 280Handicap: 8.8Members Posts: 572 Golden Tee
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    It may be a lot but it's not like they are hiding it.
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  • KaTooMKaTooM Woodway, Texas 1452WRX Points: 177Members Posts: 1,452 Platinum Tees
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    rynobucket wrote:


    With my experience selling, I normally can get 15-20% higher sales price than anywhere else (including the BST). Therefore, I am willing to suck it up and pay the fees to have more eyes looking at and bidding on my stuff.




    I believe you're on to something! I may test your theory by listing a couple of Camerons that got nothing but crazy low offers (here on the BST).
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  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98  3609WRX Points: 231Members Posts: 3,609 Titanium Tees
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    Problem is same whether it’s ebay or amazon. They are basically a monopoly w zero competition. Until such time, they will continue to gouge people.
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  • straightshot7straightshot7  3484WRX Points: 989Members Posts: 3,484 Titanium Tees
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    10% to bring you a buyer ... It's all relative whether you consider that a bad deal.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14999WRX Points: 1,014ClubWRX Posts: 14,999 ClubWRX
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    At least with eBay you can charge for shipping to get a little bit back.
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  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy  1973WRX Points: 157Members Posts: 1,973 Platinum Tees
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    Not taking up for eBay here, but, I’ve never understood the complaining about 10%. Most consignment businesses charge 20-30% plus your item is listed all over the US and other countries if you desire. For what you get 10% is a bargain. I know they can be buyer friendly but so can PayPal which is what is frequently used here.
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  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey  6083WRX Points: 435Members Posts: 6,083 Titanium Tees
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    At least with eBay you can charge for shipping to get a little bit back.




    As a seller, I feel like buyers have wised up on this strategy as of late, taking the extra charge into account before making an offer or bidding. Maybe others have had better luck.
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    At least with eBay you can charge for shipping to get a little bit back.




    As a seller, I feel like buyers have wised up on this strategy as of late, taking the extra charge into account before making an offer or bidding. Maybe others have had better luck.




    That’s probably true. I haven’t sold much there the last few years so I could well be a bit behind the times. I always tried to build a few dollars into the shipping.
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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA) 3346WRX Points: 418Handicap: 7.2ClubWRX Posts: 3,346 ClubWRX
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    I always try the BST first because of the fees, but lately I haven't had much success there. The item typically gets a whole bunch of views, but then only a few "offers" if you want to call them that. eBay has a huge audience and like others said - make up your mind what your lowest price is and then consider the fees when selling. I rarely have a no sale on eBay.
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    I saw a Mizuno 3 wood on BST today, it is in pretty bad shape IMO, only 1 club face pic , whereas on eBay you can see a few club face pics. As a buyer I would rather look thru 10-20 and find one in really nice shape. Also you can see feedback rating , how long it will take to get to you.
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    At least with eBay you can charge for shipping to get a little bit back.




    As a seller, I feel like buyers have wised up on this strategy as of late, taking the extra charge into account before making an offer or bidding. Maybe others have had better luck.




    That’s probably true. I haven’t sold much there the last few years so I could well be a bit behind the times. I always tried to build a few dollars into the shipping.




    Hopefully you’re selling somewhere else. Don’t tell me you’ve slowed your ho’ing ways! Too many great offerings this year not to slore around.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14999WRX Points: 1,014ClubWRX Posts: 14,999 ClubWRX
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    At least with eBay you can charge for shipping to get a little bit back.




    As a seller, I feel like buyers have wised up on this strategy as of late, taking the extra charge into account before making an offer or bidding. Maybe others have had better luck.




    That’s probably true. I haven’t sold much there the last few years so I could well be a bit behind the times. I always tried to build a few dollars into the shipping.




    Hopefully you’re selling somewhere else. Don’t tell me you’ve slowed your ho’ing ways! Too many great offerings this year not to slore around.




    I have slowed my ways. At least a little bit. I only bought two sets of irons, a couple driver heads, and a couple driver shafts last year. And I think I’ve actually kept most of it.
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  • extrastiffextrastiff  998WRX Points: 125Members Posts: 998 Golden Tee
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    Problem is same whether it’s ebay or amazon. They are basically a monopoly w zero competition. Until such time, they will continue to gouge people.
    companies like Amazon are willing to loose a ton of money in order to gain market share. It's almost impossible to compete at this point.



    I believe the explanations on how these companies work tirelessly to satisfy the "customer" could explain why eBay is so buyer friendly. Who knows.



    But yea I agree, we all will be at their mercy, whether it's pricing, policy changes, product changes, until someone figures out how to compete. It is what it is unless the laws change.
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  • cardia10cardia10  2576WRX Points: 224Members Posts: 2,576 Titanium Tees
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    I keep about 40-50 items on Ebay a month and average about 200 in fees per month. Always get more than selling here and it reaches million, not thousands. It can be a pain as you deal with some problems, but I can block bidders there.
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  • msh134msh134  25WRX Points: 43Handicap: 14Members Posts: 25 Bunkers
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    I sold a set of irons on eBay for $355 and just paid eBay $38.27 in fees. No wonder know one wants to sell there. 10% is criminal
    yeah getting ridiculous I sold a set recently and was stunned at the 70.00 fee never again
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    goondawg wrote:


    Not taking up for eBay here, but, I've never understood the complaining about 10%. Most consignment businesses charge 20-30% plus your item is listed all over the US and other countries if you desire. For what you get 10% is a bargain. I know they can be buyer friendly but so can PayPal which is what is frequently used here.




    It's an absolute bargain. Sure, you feel the sting when you sell something nice for $300 and cough up $40 in ebay/PP fees, but how many of us have sold something for $10-$20 and whispered to ourselves "I can't believe someone wanted that." Then you're more than happy to pay the 10 percent.



    And I also never offer free shipping, whereas on the BST and facebook groups there's the assumption that the seller pays. That really adds up over time. Plus if you pay for postage through eBay you'll save money.
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  • bobcat88bobcat88  373WRX Points: 99Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 373 Greens
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    If you're ever trying to find out how much you can expect to take home from an eBay listing, since there are eBay, shipping, and Paypal fees, use this link https://finalfeecalc.com/



    My bigger concern with selling clubs on eBay is that no matter how many pictures, details in the description, and every bit of honesty you include in a listing, if the buyer is disappointed with the item or just changes their mind, you have essentially no chance of winning any dispute against them as a seller.
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    At least with eBay you can charge for shipping to get a little bit back.




    As a seller, I feel like buyers have wised up on this strategy as of late, taking the extra charge into account before making an offer or bidding. Maybe others have had better luck.




    That's probably true. I haven't sold much there the last few years so I could well be a bit behind the times. I always tried to build a few dollars into the shipping.




    Hopefully you're selling somewhere else. Don't tell me you've slowed your ho'ing ways! Too many great offerings this year not to slore around.




    I have slowed my ways. At least a little bit. I only bought two sets of irons, a couple driver heads, and a couple driver shafts last year. And I think I've actually kept most of it.




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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, Ca 3551WRX Points: 165Handicap: 4.1ClubWRX Posts: 3,551 ClubWRX
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    Unless you frequently sell on eBay you will be annoyed by the eBay fees. They offer discounts on listing and final value but you have to establish a store. Definitely not a place for flipping things unless you get the stuff for cheap to free. Then you probably don't worry much about the fees. Just take the 12% they charge you and tack on to your price. It's not rocket science. Stores do this when they lost their items.
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    bobcat88 wrote:


    If you're ever trying to find out how much you can expect to take home from an eBay listing, since there are eBay, shipping, and Paypal fees, use this link https://finalfeecalc.com/



    My bigger concern with selling clubs on eBay is that no matter how many pictures, details in the description, and every bit of honesty you include in a listing, if the buyer is disappointed with the item or just changes their mind, you have essentially no chance of winning any dispute against them as a seller.




    The last part is the most true statement ever. I remember when eBay used to protect the seller but those days are but a distant memory almost to the point to where I’m not sure it ever existed. And it’s not like there was any other competition out there with eBay to where they were losing buyers by the droves to make them change their policy.
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  • Svang5Svang5  666WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 666 Golden Tee
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    Time to boycott ebay.....
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14999WRX Points: 1,014ClubWRX Posts: 14,999 ClubWRX
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    Is eBay as protective of the buyer when it’s one of the big time sellers?
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  • stevopagolfstevopagolf  1519WRX Points: 144Members Posts: 1,519 Platinum Tees
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    I prefer not to use ebay more so because of the end of month paypal hit--I wish they would hit my account as I collect the money. Here I get what I get. I have come to the realization that having something that I don't use sitting in my garage provides no value or benefit what so ever so anything I can get for it on BST is a plus.



    I have a job. I don't try to make money on golf club transactions. Almost everything you buy depreciates in value. Kind of like gambling only spend what you can afford to lose.
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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, Ca 3551WRX Points: 165Handicap: 4.1ClubWRX Posts: 3,551 ClubWRX
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    Being a buyer is great. A seller has a big learning curve. Over all, it is what it is. Take it or leave it. Remember Ebay does not need you. It has enough of you. So Boycotting ebay is like saying you wont buy gas because the gas prices are too high.
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