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eBay/PayPal Fees Killing Business?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by goldenrule, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. goldenrule

    goldenrule Newbie

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    Is anyone else getting bashed from the double-whammy that is eBay/PayPal fees? I make about 30-40 sales a month selling a low ticket item and in the end I hardly come out with profit. It's just not worth it anymore. What other options are there that don't cost to list services?
     
  2. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    While those services do take a hell of a lot of commission, you probably wouldn't be making any sales without them.

    Venture to a new platform and start selling there if you are confident that you can. It's not too difficult especially if you have some previous clients.
     
  3. ShakeThatA55

    ShakeThatA55 Newbie

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    they suck sh1t .. almost 10% fee for selling items.. retarded thiefs
     
  4. stressfree

    stressfree Senior Member

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    ^^ Nicley put!

    But clearly some make good profits from them still? Trouble is you are relying on keeping on their good side to keep our biz open. Very shaky ground!
     
  5. paynumbers

    paynumbers BANNED BANNED

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    move on cl :)
     
  6. HazardPT

    HazardPT Registered Member Premium Member

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    This has been known for a long time. eBay and PP fees kill profit making on the site.
     
  7. bigwallace

    bigwallace Newbie

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    I always use an ebay fee calculator to price my items. Some market research doesn't hurt either. Good old Feebay.