Saturday, January 06, 2007

Increased eBay sellers fees Again

More eBay fees increases.

These are some interesting thoughts from an eBay member concerning the fees to sellers that eBay has increased yet again. These are the thoughts of an eBay member not related to this site. The views expressed may or may not be representative of this sites views. We have agreed to post the following for informative purposes only.

Pull ALL inventory from ebay is what all sellers should do. Any smart business person cuts their costs as much as possible to maximize their OWN profits. Selling on eBay just doesn't make very good financial sense. Why do you think Walmart, Kmart, Target, etc doesn't sell on here. Why? The fees would eat away at their profits. Your goal should be the same as the most successful big CEO. Cut your costs and Maximize your revenue which should translate to more profit for YOU. Your goal as a seller should be to line your pockets with as much cash as possible, not lining the pockets of others.
One good place to cut costs is eliminate the eBay fees.
Feel free to cut and paste this and pass along to all your friends. The power of the people dropping like flies from the eBay greed machine will get noticed.

Reprinted with permission from ebay member.

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At 8:47 AM, Blogger Moonifa said...

Hello Roger! Thanks for visiting my site and making your nice comments. (My Bravenet site).

I have never used eBay, so I am not aware of the history of their fees. But I was recently alerted to Google's shopping cart program which is free to use all of 2007!

Visit this link to learn more:

And you don't have to have a website to use it. How cool is that? I am betting once 2007 ends, and it is no longer free, that their rates will be very affordable.

Hope this helps someone. Have a great week Roger. GBU!

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Snape said...

Hi Roger
Have a super day !!!

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Carlos Alberto Ruiz said...

Thank you for the comment. I hope you come back in the future...

At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure how one makes a profit on ebay too with their prices. You have to buy the items at super low prices to actually make some money or sell a unique product.

I believe that those who make money make minuscule amount but they sell a lot of those items. If you want to make a business out of selling on ebay, it is worth getting a wholesaler from Asia (where our currency exchange rate goes real far) to buy things at bulk and then sell it. Then again, just look at the 1000s of people you are up against doing the same thing.

I also notice that they make some of the money by decreasing the price of the item and increasing the price of shipping -- so it makes the item seem cheap.

I know a guy that makes about $15,000 a year on games and game consoles but only takes back about $8000 or so after fees etc.

At 4:34 AM, Blogger Andres Au said...

Nice place Rogers.

At 4:34 AM, Blogger Andres Au said...

Nice place Rogers

At 1:50 PM, Blogger Charles-A. Rovira said...

While "One good place to cut costs is eliminate the eBay fees" may make sense on first reading, the only way it would make sense is if there was a common (read an internet accessible way) way to provide what ebay does.

They provide an "agora", a common virtual meta-place where that kind of business, the negotiation and sale of physical goods or services, is conducted.

Unless and until you (that's a rhetorical you,) can provide what ebay does (versions of which Amazon and Craig's List do provide, for instances,) you're stuck with ebay.

Conversely ebay (or Amazon or Craig's List) is stuck with you.

And their rate structure reflects the kind of market give and take that is has to.

For more ideas and information, check out the book: "Wikinomics" by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, ISBN: 978-1-59184-138-8

My own podcast MSBPodcast is a reaction to the need for a common place for MSers to congregate.

Its also to provide something that the current communication channels can not provide, respite from the flood of information about the disease of MS while providing information (and some podsafe music and some fun,) about how to cope with life after receiving a diagnosis.

I have had MS for thirty years and the last attack left me mobility challenged (a polite euphemism for a gimp with a cane.)

Denial of MS was inevitable (I didn't know and it was not diagnosed) and then it was because I had no models to project myself into.

In the winter of '84/'85, there weren't even treatments or drugs for MS except for ACTH. (Trust me, that was horrible)

MSBPodcast is my answer to that lack of a model.

It gives hope to the average MSer that he can cope, without becoming a basket case.

At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya! Thank you for visiting my journal and for the comment.:) 'Preciate it!

At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never use ebay but my brother always use. I dont trust them coz of risk.

Thank you for the comment on my photos on my blog.
I'm enjoying to read your blog.

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fees...that's how they make their money..see how banks rake fees too. I've only used ebay once and really paid a lot after the actual price.

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At 1:47 PM, Blogger Rachel Schell said...

thanks for the info!!!

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Gandksmom said...

Hey Roger! Thanks for stopping by. I totally agree with the ebay issue. I just started selling there hoping to make some money off of stuff I have laying around and it's become a big pain in the butt. I don't think I will be doing much more selling their either. Maybe it will catch their attention?


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