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WOW.. Expensive to sell on EBAY!

 
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Jul 22, 2014 19:21 |  #16

Etsy is way cheaper and you can sell things for way more, but it is a small market for photography stuff.


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Jul 22, 2014 19:36 |  #17

scorpio_e wrote in post #17049176 (external link)
I never had any issue on craigslist. I warn the scammers *LOL*

I just make fun of them - the scams are so easy to identify its a joke.

I happily sell on CL all the time :cool:


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Jul 22, 2014 20:00 |  #18

I had a 100-400 listed on here that didn't sell after 6 weeks or so and lowering the price twice. Got some offers even lower but turned them down. Put it on EBay for $150 more and sold it in a week or two. So after the fees I ended up with $50 more since I was gonna include S&H and PayPal. I'm not complaining !!


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Jul 22, 2014 20:07 |  #19

It's not unusual to get your fees back and more when selling on ebay. Last item I sold there for about 20% more than I was asking on another forum, where people kept trying to lowball that price. No hard and fast rules though. Sometimes the opposite is true.


  
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Jul 22, 2014 21:07 |  #20

eBay is the place where people will pay far more for stuff than they will here. Raise the price some and sell it there. As mentioned they charge their fee on the shipping so just figure what it costs to ship and include shipping in the auction price. This was because people would sell a $50 item for $20 and then charge $35 for shipping. eBay was only getting a cut of the $20 and the sellers were gouging on the supposed "shipping" costs.




  
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Jul 22, 2014 22:41 |  #21

reefvilla wrote in post #17048223 (external link)
WOW.. Expensive to sell on EBAY!

Long Live POTN

Talley wrote in post #17049226 (external link)
They cap the fee to $250 max.

It used to be $100 max, whereby ebay was a great place to unload high priced items.

Andrushka wrote in post #17049460 (external link)
I just make fun of them - the scams are so easy to identify its a joke.

I've gone so far as to invite their "carrier" to my home where I promised a cash payment on the spot. They never showed. Some scammer..

mikeinctown wrote in post #17049633 (external link)
This was because people would sell a $50 item for $20 and then charge $35 for shipping. eBay was only getting a cut of the $20 and the sellers were gouging on the supposed "shipping" costs.

I remember those days :) $.99 Canon point and shoot camera with $249.99 Shipping charge


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Jul 22, 2014 23:18 |  #22

This explains why every time I look on ebay I feel the items are sizably overpriced. That is unless buying certain items from HongKong.


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Jul 22, 2014 23:47 as a reply to  @ ptcanon3ti's post |  #23

The worst place to sell your gear is the online camera retailers that buy used gear.


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Jul 23, 2014 02:45 |  #24

I sell camera gear on Amazon. Haven't had a problem, been doing it for over a year, sold a bunch of L glass there (85l, 300 2.8, 100l, 17-40l + others). Fees are probably comparable to Ebay, nice thing is they deposit my money into my checking account. Craigslist is a good place to sell cheap junk.




  
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Jul 23, 2014 06:36 |  #25

Until about a year ago you could sell most electronics as Buy It Now for only 5% commission, then to "improve the seller experience" or whatever eBay said they jacked the commission up to 10%. Stores get a break but then there is the $20 a month or so charge for that.

All that said, the premium I get selling stuff on eBay usually covers the fees. Anything that isn't high end (EF-S lenses for instance) generate little interest here, and buyers on POTN tend to drive a hard bargain. :)


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Jul 23, 2014 10:12 |  #26

jrbdmb wrote in post #17050351 (external link)
Until about a year ago you could sell most electronics as Buy It Now for only 5% commission, then to "improve the seller experience" or whatever eBay said they jacked the commission up to 10%. Stores get a break but then there is the $20 a month or so charge for that.

All that said, the premium I get selling stuff on eBay usually covers the fees. Anything that isn't high end (EF-S lenses for instance) generate little interest here, and buyers on POTN tend to drive a hard bargain. :)

Knowledgable people are going to be more price aware than people who don't know any better. When you have 4 camera shops in Vegas and all of them want full retail then it makes sense to buy off eBay for $200 less than full retail. POTN folks know the used market is really greater than a $200 discount and so they purchase and look for the discount accordingly.

Amazon to me is starting to mirror eBay in some respects. used to be anything used on Amazon was less than the new price on something. Now I frequently see many, many things being offered for more than what you can buy new for.




  
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Jul 23, 2014 10:23 |  #27

I remember eBay getting themselves into trouble in Australia a while ago with the double dipping, not sure where it stands now though.

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Jul 23, 2014 12:00 |  #28

joeblack2022 wrote in post #17050720 (external link)
I remember eBay getting themselves into trouble in Australia a while ago with the double dipping, not sure where it stands now though.

http://blogs.smh.com.a​u …random_access/0​19366.html (external link)

They're allowed to double-dip, but they're not allowed to force sellers to use PayPal, which was the issue in Australia. If a seller chooses to use PayPal instead of one of the other services, eBay and PayPal are allowed to charge the fee for the service(s) each provides.




  
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Jul 23, 2014 14:11 |  #29

moose10101 wrote in post #17050903 (external link)
They're allowed to double-dip, but they're not allowed to force sellers to use PayPal, which was the issue in Australia. If a seller chooses to use PayPal instead of one of the other services, eBay and PayPal are allowed to charge the fee for the service(s) each provides.

eBay doesn't "force" sellers to use PayPal in the US, either, but the allowable options are all so obscure and/or expensive that the end result is the same thing.


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Jul 23, 2014 14:45 |  #30

I had great luck both buying and selling on Craigslist. Must depend on the local market.

eBay seems like a perfect place for unscrupulous buyers who want to get a freebie. Early last year I sold a tele to a buyer who then refused to pay. He openly wrote on another forum that he changed his mind because he thought that lens was too large / heavy, and was planning to file a "item not as advertised" claim & get a different lens. Luckily I found that posting and when confronted with it he paid up. However he would most likely get away with it had he decided to stick to his plan, and I'd be out shipping costs. It's virtual impossible to defend the "not as advertised" claim when selling a used item as eBay will not get into subjective evaluations of item condition and just side with buyer.


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