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Old 04-04-2019, 06:18 AM
 
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Beginning in May 2019, Paypal which is no longer owned by eBay will be keep all fees after a refund. This means that if a customer buys a $100 item off eBay from you and returns it back to you. Not only will you have to refund the customer but Paypal keeps all of the fees. The fees are $0.30 + 3%, which means they are keeping over $3 in fees.
That's interesting, I haven't seen that policy change. However, that just brings them in line with most all other credit card processors who don't give refunds on fees for returns.

It's one of the costs of doing business.
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:12 AM
 
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Well are there still people making at least decent part time money for doing it full time? Example doing 8-10 hours a day finding products and buying it by driving there and then selling and able to make say 1k a month? Obviously that is very little if you look at hourly wage. But are there ppl that make 2k plus or 3k plus a month consistently?
We sell $3000-$5000 a year on eBay and have for almost 18 years. Do the math. That is nice extra income.
Itís not as hard as some people portray it. Yes, youíll have a return or a bad buyer in 1 out of 100 transactions, but that is just business. Suck it up buttercup. We spend less than 4 hours a month doing it.
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:58 PM
 
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Let Go and Facebook marketplace is going to kill eBay for small time sellers.

My sister will buy junk at yard sales, then sell it on Let Go.

Example, she bought some kind of foot soaking tub thing for $2 at a yard sale still in the box, sold it for $15 on Let Go.

Met the buyer at the gas station across from her apartment. No printing a label, no fees, no going to the post office etc.

She's not making a living doing this tho. Pocket money maybe.
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:51 PM
 
Location: hongkong
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Why people dont go to the official website of the product where they actually get what they actually looking for
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Why people dont go to the official website of the product where they actually get what they actually looking for
If by official site, you mean the manufacturer's, publisher's, etc. site, you will typically pay list price. Manufacturers sell through a distribution network where largest retailers/distributors get the biggest discount from list price. The manufacturer does not want to undercut his distribution network. There are some exceptions to this such as overstock inventory where a distributor wants to get rid of excess inventory.

I recently bought a basketball and basketball shoes online. The basketball manufacturer (Wilson), was very competitive with the cheapest prices I could find online. There is not much discounting with this product. With basketball shoes, there were always cheaper prices from online retailers as opposed to direct from manufacturers such as Nike and Adidas.
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Small community in the California Sierra Mountains
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Ebay's been relisting my EXPIRED items against my will.

I average about $1000-1050 a mo in actual profit.
Starting to seek out selling my items in a general store not far from our home.
Also honestly, listing less on Ebay soon as their combined fees w/ Paypal are much higher
Amazon cut me out of the majority of categories to formerly sell in...so I haven't made a sale in a long time
November is lower as I only sold for half the month.
April records lower since it's only April 12th today but is on track, overall
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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Ebay's been relisting my EXPIRED items against my will.

I average about $1000-1050 a mo in actual profit.
Starting to seek out selling my items in a general store not far from our home.
Also honestly, listing less on Ebay soon as their combined fees w/ Paypal are much higher
Amazon cut me out of the majority of categories to formerly sell in...so I haven't made a sale in a long time
November is lower as I only sold for half the month.
April records lower since it's only April 12th today but is on track, overall
You control your listing. You can end it at any time.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:18 PM
 
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Why people dont go to the official website of the product where they actually get what they actually looking for
A lot of listings on eBay are collectibles, one of a kind, hard to find, used, old stock, etc. There are no official sites for these items.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Small community in the California Sierra Mountains
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You control your listing. You can end it at any time.

Again, "EBAY's been relisting my EXPIRED items against my will"
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Small community in the California Sierra Mountains
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