Discussion in 'Ebay' started by invisibleme, Jan 24, 2009.
eBay needs to wake up.
They're going to run themselves out of business by jacking up their fees from all sides.
It's no wonder no one wants to list there, why pay all those fees when you can get the same thing done for less or for free?
And really, have there been any serious improvements to the site/service since they started jacking up the prices? I think the lion's share of those fees goes to paying the salaries of their (overpaid) CEOs.
Serves them right! I hope Paypal will also start losing money soon, maybe they'll revise their TOS and rethink their whole business strategy of fucking people over.
They've been making it harder for small sellers with every passing year (this is intentional if you ask me). Also, their site is a pain to navigate on the seller side. Bout time they get what they've been asking for IMO.
I would have to agree. Amazon is tearing them up right now. I used to think that Amazon should go for the kill and make an auction side of their site, but I don't think they need to, but I think it would be a very nice addition to CL, it seems to make more sense to me for CL to do that now.
You hit the nail on the head. They are driving small sellers out. On the high profit items you will notice that there are maybe 2 or 3 sellers that completely dominate, and everybody else gets raped by VERO. On top of that, if you do manage to get your listings to stay up, you always have an anxious feeling knowing that at any time paypal can decide to make you their bitch.
A couple months ago I started selling on Amazon, and I gotta tell ya, I may never go back to ebay and if I do, I will not run nearly as much volume as I do on Amazon...
Ebay's fees are ridiculous, I sold an item last week for $150 (after not having sold anything for 2 years). At the end of the day egay/gaypal fees were over $16.00!! That's more than 10%, way too much!! I hate you egay/gaypal
If your main beef w/ebay is fees, then don't bother w/Amazon theirs are higher I think
I tolerate them because Amazon isn't constantly jerking you around.
Amazon's fees are damn near rape...
ebay owns a significant share in Craigslist so is that really losing market share..?
I've sold on both, I've done extremely well on both. I have to say I like amazon much better, no upfront listing fees, you can list as much stuff as you want and rating doesn't play that big of part in selling.
They now have a 21 day hold on accounts with paypal/ebay. So you have to make sure you already have the money instead of dropshipping.
Amazon will hold your account too if you sell to much too fast as well. My first $4,000 day they held my account. Once they review and you prove you shipped they'll release and you'll me making your millions once again
Wait so you are basically you arr drop shipping $4000 of stuff a day through amazon
amazon seems to be the way to go nowadays. ebay JUST jacked up their price.
No shit. Like I have to pay ebay to use their service. Not only that, I have to pay paypal to use theirs when they are the same damn company? How about black-thorn? It's impossible to be a start up seller there anymore. How many times do I have to pay the same damn company to list an item? It is and always has been out of freaking control the way they nickle and dime. I can't even buy anything on ebay without paying them multiple times. They will go down for it. unless they change.
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