|[OT] TAS selling fee shock|
Message #1 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 5 Mar 2011, 6:14 p.m.
It's been awhile since I sold anything on TAS, so when I recently got the bill for the sale price on two calc auctions, I was shocked to see that the sale fees have gone up dramatically. They are now a flat 9% of the sale price, regardless of the amount, with a maximum limit of $50. So, unless the final price exceeds $555.56, the sale fee as a percentage of the sale price will be 9%. Add to that the listing fees and PayPal service charge, and the total fees will exceed 12% of the sale price. It makes me wonder if it's even worth the hassle to list items on TAS, unless they will fetch more than $1000, which is not the case with any but the rarest vintage calculators. My first calc did not get much, since I made the mistake of listing it at too high a starting price and having it finish early Friday evening, when people were on their way home from work. The buyer is also a seller, so maybe we'll see it re-listed at a high BIN price! Well, at least it wasn't the infamous Mr. C, who put in a lowball bid on my second auction.
Edited: 5 Mar 2011, 6:16 p.m.