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hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 8712
peeps, what would I expect to pay eBay and PP if I sold something at 2k?
tae be or not tae be
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  • Moe_ZambeekMoe_Zambeek Frets: 2315
    2k plus postage both ways, potentially.
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 4971
    edited June 14
    10% Ebay, including p&p, and 3% PayPal. 

    £260 total assuming that £2k includes your postage charge.

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  • xRandomregxRandomreg Frets: 230
    around £280 - eBAy take 10% and then paypal is approx 4% - maybe a little less
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  • Wait till they have a promo, which they email out. 

    Therefore, sometimes it's zero ebay fees, so just the 3.4% PayPal charge... 
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3561
    I use reverb a lot ... fees are only around 4 percent . You can get the exposure on EBay but do the sale on Reverb


    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 8712
    Is there a reverb UK?
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 8712
    Wait till they have a promo, which they email out. 

    Therefore, sometimes it's zero ebay fees, so just the 3.4% PayPal charge... 

    Would this mean zero EB fees for the duration of the ad, which could last some time?
    tae be or not tae be
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3561
    hootsmon said:
    Is there a reverb UK?
    I sell on reverb . Com but it makes no difference ... still Uk buyers as well as USA and everywhere else in the world. 

    You dont need to use PayPal either you can have Reverb process the payment into your acount at a quarter percent. 

    I haven’t switched to that but am thinking about it as EBay and PP fees are horrific these days 

    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1232
    You'll pay...

    eBay listing fees - varies
    eBay Final Value fee - 10%
    Paypal - 3.4%+20p
    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RevMattRevMatt Frets: 227
    hootsmon said:
    Wait till they have a promo, which they email out. 

    Therefore, sometimes it's zero ebay fees, so just the 3.4% PayPal charge... 

    Would this mean zero EB fees for the duration of the ad, which could last some time?
    The promos vary,  sometimes zero final value fees,  sometimes limited to a maximum amount,  e.g.  £1. The promotion has to be accepted within a certain time frame but the offers lasts for the duration of the listing whether that's 3 days or 30.
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  • simonhpiemansimonhpieman Frets: 36
    Just a word of warning that I listed a guitar on the no final value fees dealy.

    For whatever reason they did it as a 30 day listing. Once the 30 days were up and it didn't sell I decided to keep it as I only really wanted to sell if I got top dollar - it was a Danelectro Convertible in seafoam green that I was very fond of.

    Then I got an email saying my item was sold and that I needed to get on and post it.

    Faaaaarrrrrrkkkk!

    Ended up costing me a fortune to sell something that I didn't even want to sell because they'd auto-renewed it. Absolute nightmare.

    If I ever have to use eBay again it'll be too soon.
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  • simonhpiemansimonhpieman Frets: 36
    edited June 14
    Oh, and they took ages to release the proceeds of the sale back to me - about a month I think. Nothing good to say about it.
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  • Just been on Hotukdeals.

    Ebay are doing a £3 final value fees promo over the weekend. So, everyone on ebay should get a message tomorrow. 

    So, list over the next three days, using a 30 day listing, and you will get charged £3 if it sells (plus 3.4% PayPal, if the buyer uses it).
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 8712
    ^ a £3 charge even although it's a 2K item?
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  • jonnyburgojonnyburgo Frets: 6034
    Yes i always use the deals they are usually £1 but ill go for the £3 deal if its on this weekend doesnt matter what it sells for the deal still stands.
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  • bodhibodhi Frets: 879
    edited June 14
    I believe those promotional offers are sent out to selected accounts only?  I think possibly to accounts which haven't sold any stuff lately.

    It usually goes like this:  Ebay sends you a message to invite you to take advantage of a promotional offer, e.g. they only charge you £1 or £3 for selling something.  You have to click a link/button in the offer message which takes you to a page where you can accept the offer.

    You still get charged the usual Paypal fees.

    Don't assume that you're making use of a promo unless you received an invitation and specifically accepted it.
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  • MtBMtB Frets: 408
    @bodhi ; not so. I've sold a few guitar cab speakers and a crash helmet very recently and have a couple of items on at £3 final fee.
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  • valevale Frets: 1036
    edited June 14
    RevMatt said:
    hootsmon said:
    Wait till they have a promo, which they email out. 

    Therefore, sometimes it's zero ebay fees, so just the 3.4% PayPal charge... 

    Would this mean zero EB fees for the duration of the ad, which could last some time?
    The promos vary,  sometimes zero final value fees,  sometimes limited to a maximum amount,  e.g.  £1. The promotion has to be accepted within a certain time frame but the offers lasts for the duration of the listing whether that's 3 days or 30.
    but watch out for the listing checkboxes defaulting to 'automatically relist' if it doesn't sell.

    while the first listing may be fee-free because it falls within the specified 'sell by' window, the relist probably won't. meaning if it sells on the second showing, you get hit for the lot.
    hofner hussie & hayman harpie. what she said...
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  • bodhibodhi Frets: 879
    edited June 14
    MtB said:
    @bodhi ;;; not so. I've sold a few guitar cab speakers and a crash helmet very recently and have a couple of items on at £3 final fee.
    It has happened at least twice to me in the past that I received promo offers, went and clicked on the button or link to accept the offer, and then get a message saying something like "you've already accepted this offer".  Didn't give it that much thought at the time, but perhaps they kind of auto enroll you in some offers.

    Just saying don't assume anything.
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  • Yep, 100% - if l you haven't clicked accept offer, following an email, you're not getting the offer.

    Check your inbox tomorrow/ Sat. 
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  • KrisGeeKrisGee Frets: 374
    Official info:

    "When your item sells you pay 10% of the final transaction value, including postage. We call this a final value fee. We cap final value fees so you will never pay more than £250 for a single item."

    "
    Once a buyer pays for an item, the seller's PayPal account is credited with the full sum, minus PayPal's own fees(typically 3.4% plus 20p)."
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  • kt66kt66 Frets: 157
    I'm a "Gumtree and Cash" kind of guy
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  • thetomskthetomsk Frets: 65
    hootsmon said:
    Wait till they have a promo, which they email out. 

    Therefore, sometimes it's zero ebay fees, so just the 3.4% PayPal charge... 

    Would this mean zero EB fees for the duration of the ad, which could last some time?
    It still involves final sales fee but no listing fee. Unfortunately in the UK they have not dropped pricing to match reverb as they have in several countries...
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  • iain.reverbiain.reverb Frets: 238
    hootsmon said:
    Is there a reverb UK?
    ** Cough Cough**

    Hit me up on PM and if you're a first time user I'll give you a free listing ! 
    I work for http://www.reverb.com/uk Any questions, queries, complaints, Drop me a line.

    Remember to check out our Bank Holiday Sale 15% off New, Used and Vintage
    https://reverb.com/uk/sales/bank-holiday-sale

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  • AnchorboyAnchorboy Frets: 101
    Where they “get you” is they send the offer on a Friday - you click and accept - immediately list your item - but you haven’t read the small print as the “offer” starts on saturday. 
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  • hasslehamhassleham Frets: 255
    Whenever I make a listing with an £1 offer I always go to the "Selling Promotions" section and check that it's worked after i've listed it. If for any reason it's not gone through the offer I just relist it and make sure i've opted in and listed at the correct time.
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1084
    Now that Reverb has introduced it's own payment process (Reverb Payments) instead of PayPal, I really don't understand why folk persist with using Fleabay for guitars & amps. You are selling to a captive market with Reverb, and you eliminate the chancers on Ebay.

    Reverb charges/costs are:

    Reverb selling fee: 3.5%
    Reverb Payments: payment processing fee of 2.7% + £0.25 for all orders. (3.7% for intl. payments)

    So... 6.2% + £0.25
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  • andrewawardandrewaward Frets: 675
    Reverb is great - but not enough people are using it, ebay has a bigger audience...………...hence things sell quicker on it.
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  • Dan86Dan86 Frets: 88
    Definitely wait for a deal.. I sold a £3000 drumkit on eBay and my fees were £1 :)
    My art/photography : http://danuk86.deviantart.com
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