EBAY'S FINAL VALUE FEES ARE ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!
This is a petition for all of us sellers out there who think that Ebay fees and Paypal Fees are ABSURDLY high, and that they are just trying to put more money in their CEO'S pocket by taking away from our profits. Combine these fees with a customer service department who DOES NOT CARE, conniving and ABUSIVE buyers who make ridiculous demands at the cost of destroying our seller rating with unwarranted negative feedback, non-paying bidders, insertion fees, NO SELLER PROTECTION WHATSOEVER, and Paypal's 4% fees, and you are left with ZERO reason to continue selling on ebay. Why are we shelling out hundreds, or even thousands of dollars a month for a system that is COMPLETELY SCREWED?
I love the fact that eBay allows you to reach out to buyers around the world, but if you're just taking all of our earnings like this, the amount of traffic we receive really doesn't make a difference. Ebay also offers the option to open up a store, starting at $20.00 a month for the basic package. With this option, the final value fees on each sale are decreased by a WHOPPING 1%, bringing us down from 10%, to 9% (specifically in the field of Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories.)
For example, (direct quote from a frustrated seller on eBay's community forum):
" The final value fee of 10 percent is too high! The final value fee on shipping is ridiculous!
My item sold for 640.00 + 70.00 shipping = 710.00
- 20.89 Paypal fee
-145.00 Actual Shipping
- 64.00 Ebay Final value Fee
- 7.00 Ebay final value fee on Shipping
- .30 Ebay Listing Fee
I have been an active ebay seller since 1999, but if this doesn't change, I will be forced to find another venue to sell through. This is a major issue that needs to be addressed on a larger scale than a message board. Thank you for reading.