How to save eBay fees for valuable items

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Numiscent, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Numiscent

    Numiscent Member

    I guess it would have been smart to have mentioned that in my original post. Make no mistake, eBay makes rate and policy changes to get them more money from it directly. The reason they made this policy is because someone figured out that the extra amount they get from these special listings will outweigh the money saving techniques I mentioned, likely by far.

    Several years ago eBay abandoned the philosophy that keeping an open, honest, community with policies driven by the people itself. They now operate with a philosophy similar to Paypal, which is do what will get them more money now, which often means tricking people into situations. It's irresponsible and professionally unwise, because of the repercussions such decisions have on the members.
     
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  3. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    E-bay is a bad dream! Even though iam still a member i had to close my
    Store the fees from E-bay and there sleep over sister pay-pal were just
    To great!!
     
  4. Numiscent

    Numiscent Member

    Well this is a particular loophole that is a way to cut down those fees when it comes to higher priced items.
     
  5. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    My question is how long will this last?? E-bay likes to suck
    You in and then pull the rug right out from under you!
    Ive seen this to many times to mention:desk:
     
  6. Numiscent

    Numiscent Member

    I agree. I think this whole thing is actually an all-in-one shot to suck you in and get you at the same time. The $20 max FVF is not marketed to be a great deal. The free listings (no insertion fees) are the appeal that they are marketing, which will end up resulting in higher FVF for most listings. The $20 max FVF must have been made to cap the excessive rate in some way. So maybe they'll eventually change it to just be a lower rate after $20 is reached, but I don't think this thing I brought up was a plot to suck anyone in. In fact, I only decided to explain it because I thought it was so easy for most people to never notice.
     
  7. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    As a major dealer in military payment certificates i could not
    Stomach the fee,s and then when they bought pay-pal and made
    You list them for payment that was the last straw, You basically
    Take up the you no what twice!!

    They our constantly making it more difficult to sell there, My
    Presence there is primarily just for advertising now, I know
    Several people that left permanently, But if you cant make
    Money whats the point:kewl:
     
  8. dexterous

    dexterous New Member

    thanks for the tip im a huge ebay seller
     
  9. FlipOfACoin

    FlipOfACoin New Member

    Man, I wish I had known about that little trick. My last eBay invoice, before I quit selling on eBay and moved to eCrater, was a whopping $1,400. I could have saved a LOT of money had I known... Oh well, what's done is done.
     
  10. snapsalot

    snapsalot Member

    wish they still did this. It could have saved me a ton :(
     
  11. kangayou

    kangayou Junior Member

    I am sort of confused. I have only heard of "50 free listings each month". I have never heard about a 5 free listings. Are the "5" considered part of the "50" ?
     
  12. snapsalot

    snapsalot Member

    this is a old resurected thread. It no longer exists.
     
  13. kangayou

    kangayou Junior Member

    Thanks , didn't see the date.
     
  14. EBAY FEE IS SO HIGH , I AM THINKING TO CHANGE TO OTHER ONLINE AUCTION.
     
  15. can i post the ebay auction link or youtube in the coin talk ? how ?
    thanks
     
  16. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    If your bill wa $315 do you mind me asking you what was your total sales for that particular month?
     
  17. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    It's an old thread, sir; unfortunately, the gentleman hasn't been here in four years.
     
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  18. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    Sorry my bad....I sometimes forget to check the dates...lol I am sure I have activated old threads in the past without knowing it...oh well such is life...thanks for at least be kind and telling me. Enjoy your day.
     
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  19. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    No apologies necessary, but thank you. I just didn't want you waiting on a response that very likely will never come. Enjoy your day too, sir.
     
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  20. brentjgordon

    brentjgordon New Member

    is this still the case? i noticed one reply mentioned program ending in september....im strolling over to ebay now, thx for the info!
     
  21. brentjgordon

    brentjgordon New Member

    oops me to, i can read i swear i can, i just dont when i get excited about saving cash....bad habit
     
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