This is some serious fucking bullshit right here!! I’ve just been reading up in the new terms and conditions which yet again are making ebay an even shittier place to sell stuff. They say fees have reduced for some people but certainly not for the average private seller.
You used to pay 10% to ebay and 2.9% to paypal. So if you sold an item for £30 you would get £26.13. Obvs you have to the pay postage.
Now you pay ebay a fee of 12.8% plus a flat fee of 30p per transaction which would leave you with £25.86.
They’ve also said that 30p transaction fee is payable even if an item is cancelled!
And the final nail in the coffin is that if you are seen to be divulging your contact info to an interested buyer, they will charge you their fee! So you have a 1k bike for sale, ebay thinks you’re trying to be sneaky and takes £128 from your bank account. Fucking ludicrous.
Consider also that now all the payments are going directly through your bank account; there’s going to be a huge delay with everything from getting paid to getting refunded.
And just one last scenario. Say some cunt buys something from you with no intention of going through with it. You buy the postage via ebay/royal mail and then the buyer cancels.
You’re now down 30p straight away AND you have to wait two weeks to get your postage refunded....