|Re: I have an HP-70 vintage calculator for sale|
Message #7 Posted by DaveJ on 13 Apr 2009, 11:20 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Dan Grelinger
Here is an example of what it costs to sell via Ebay and take PayPal.
$10 Initial Bid: $.55 Insertion Fee
$25 Winning Bid: $2.19 Final Value Fee
(Assume $10 in shipping cost)
Pay Pal Fee: $1.32
So, a total of $4.06 in fees for a $25 sale. If you whip out your trusty HP, you will see that the fees are over 16% of the sale! If the above transaction was to someone across the boarder, make that 17%!
So, you don't think the fees can be anywhere near 12%?
BUZZZZZZZ! Wrong Answer, try again.
The fees come down very significantly based on final value price.
Please re-do your calcs based on a realistic selling price for what we are talking about here and compare apples with apples.
I do believe you'll find it's closer to 5% (list+sale) for a $250 item, not including PayPal. So I stand by my comment that it's nowhere near 12% for the OP's calculator we are talking about here.
Only a fool or high volume power seller sells cheap things (like $25) on eBay where the fess are a killer.
On Ebay Australia, to sell a $250 item, the fess are as I quoted previously. 7.1% using PayPal, or only 4.7% without PayPal. This is slightly less than it is in the US.
Edited: 13 Apr 2009, 11:24 p.m.