Sellers; beware Ebay's escalating fees

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Sellers; beware Ebay's escalating fees
6 months ago

Sell something for say, $200.00 to a far-flung place and the shipping is $200 also.

Think Ebay's fee is about 10%?  Wrong.  Try 25%.  Ebay sales fee, Ebay shipping fee (yes, you pay a fee for your shipping costs, as if they were sales profits), Paypal's fee for you receiving the money.  All adds up.  If you don't live in the U.S., tack-on  another 2-3% for their cut over and above what they pay for the exchange of funds rate.  The only way to recoup the fee on shipping is to overcharge the buyer on shipping, which isn't a good idea.

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