|Re: "Somewhat higher" ?|
Message #13 Posted by jbssm on 23 May 2006, 1:46 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by Mike
About not using PayPal, cmon let's be honest here, everybody knows an auction gets less bids if you don't offer PayPal to your buyers. I ALSO accept money orders when I make an auction, the problem is that everyone uses PayPal to pay when it's available, having no regard to bank transfer.
So, the bottom line is, the BUYER should pay for the PayPal fees, not the seller, PayPal is a service that the buyer wants, not the seller, and if the buyer doesn't want the trouble of going to is bank or of making a payment trough is bank internet page at least in the cases the bank transfer is free, it should be the buyer paying it.
And PayPal and eBay are the same, just use eBay a little and you see how far they go to make the buyers and sellers use PayPal.
In fact, just recently, if you do remember, eBay forbid in it's policies several payment methods that competed with PayPal. Although you could say that Western Union was not a safe service ... well, nor is PayPal and we hear lot's of bad stories about it.
And just for you to know, I don't use eBay a lot, but I buy more than I sell, I'm just stating what I think it's fair.
Edited: 23 May 2006, 1:47 p.m.