Ebay Listing Fees

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timaco-nc
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25 Mar 08 06:20:26 pm
Goodness gracious! I am new to all of this and it took me a pot of coffee and half the evening to read through ebay's listing fee schedule. It seems to me that you can't fart without them getting a piece of your air.

Just for a ballpark figure what is the average listing fees y'all payout.

I am looking to promote items with a sale price target of $150 - $250.

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greens23
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25 Mar 08 07:30:02 pm
hey, i use the website ebcalc.com to get an idea of the fees you will pay. it depends on what price you start your item at. your insertion fee to list the item will range from .15- 2.00. once the item sells, you pay a final value fee of $2.19 for the first $25.00 of the sell price then 3.5 % on the rest of the sell price. so for a $150.00 item, you ebay fees would be $6.56 for the final value fee plus your insertion fee. then of course if you accept paypal, you pay another fee....paypal charges .30 plus 2.9% of the amount you receive. that would be about another $4.65 on $150.00....so in total, you are paying about $7.00 to ebay and another 4-5 dollars to paypal on a $150.00 transaction....i hope this helps.

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aussiebares
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25 Mar 08 10:14:59 pm
dam rip off but who else has the traffic that they do ass holes

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grboutique
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26 Mar 08 12:39:16 am
I pay an average of $400-$700 a month in fees through ebay and about that much amount on paypal also but now I have my own merchant provider that I use to accept credit cards through ebay and I have to say, it is much cheaper than paypal and the best thing is, you have full control over the funds.

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grahamg
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27 Mar 08 06:49:37 am
If you want the traffic, you must pay the piper....

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27 Mar 08 09:49:40 am
I pay an average of $400-$700 a month in fees through ebay and about that much amount on paypal also but now I have my own merchant provider that I use to accept credit cards through ebay and I have to say, it is much cheaper than paypal and the best thing is, you have full control over the funds.

You should create your own website and pay that much in advertising fees. I bet youll make more money. :D


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grboutique
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28 Mar 08 02:10:31 am
You should create your own website and pay that much in advertising fees. I bet youll make more money. :D



The problem is I don't know how to create my own website :cry:

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grahamg
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28 Mar 08 04:12:26 pm
I can let you have some software that creates the sales page for you.

Or I could create the whole site for you? For a small fee? PM me if you're interested.

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jamestec
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30 Mar 08 01:03:20 am
you could try using phpprobid.com software to create a site. If you want to check it out,It is used on auction-one.com which is a full working auction site, of course you'll still have to advertise to get traffic started on your site but hey it gets around having to pay all those ebay fees

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grboutique
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30 Mar 08 07:06:00 am
Thanks you guys! I really appreciate all the help. Anybody using a prostore? I was just wondering if it is a good choice to start but I really want to build a website to at least lessen the fees on ebay =) Graham, thank you for your offer too! I'll pm you when I am ready to get my own website =)

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timaco-nc
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11 Apr 08 11:42:32 pm
Probid is a great program. I just installed it on my site at Link hidden: Login to view

It is a bit pricier than some of the other programs available but you get what you pay for and this program has a lot of neat features.
If you can do a bit of the computer work yourself you can save their installation fee. I had the site up an running in about 45 minutes.

I just couldn't manage to squeak out a living with the way things are on ebay these days.

I'll get back to the business of selling my own items after I have built up a decent flow of traffic to the new site -- but ebay will not get another penny from me.

My question is can you recommend any other payment gateways?

I'd like to get clear of paypal in the process too and completely cut all ties with ebay and company.

Thanks for any info...

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11 Apr 08 11:51:47 pm


It is a bit pricier than some of the other programs available but you get what you pay for and this program has a lot of neat features.
If you can do a bit of the computer work yourself you can save their installation fee. I had the site up an running in about 45 minutes.

I just couldn't manage to squeak out a living with the way things are on ebay these days.

I'll get back to the business of selling my own items after I have built up a decent flow of traffic to the new site -- but ebay will not get another penny from me.

My question is can you recommend any other payment gateways?

I'd like to get clear of paypal in the process too and completely cut all ties with ebay and company.

Thanks for any info...


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timaco-nc
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12 Apr 08 12:07:41 am
Thanks for the speedy response Jimmy and for giving me a heads up on a few of the options available.

I'm off to check them out.

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grboutique
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12 Apr 08 12:34:46 am
Any other softwares that you guys can recommend for building website? Like softwares for building company's logo, etc.... I went to look at Link hidden: Login to view and it's great but it's not for me. I want to build a website that is not in auction format. Thanks you guys! =)

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grboutique
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12 Apr 08 01:40:42 am
What do you guys think of Link hidden: Login to view ? I visited the site and it looks promising =) Anybody had experience with them? Any inputs will be greatly appreciated =) Thank you!

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timaco-nc
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12 Apr 08 02:48:45 am
GR

Do you want it in cgi of php format?

Syeryn

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grboutique
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12 Apr 08 02:53:19 am
Ahhh... Sorry but what does cgi & php? I just want it just a regular website where customers can easily purchase an item =) not an auction base website.

Thanks Syeryn! for your response =)

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timaco-nc
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12 Apr 08 03:00:49 am
Okay. I'm sure you can find a template for that online easy enough. I thought you wanted to program a mutli-user site.

Try looking through these open source pre-designed web templates. You might find what you are looking for there.

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grboutique
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12 Apr 08 04:04:25 am
thanks Syeryn! I will look into it. By the way, have you look at Link hidden: Login to view ? It look decent but I want to know if anybody from salehoo's member have tried their service.

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