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E-bay - just interested

I don't use e-bay ( and have no intention of doing so) but was just wondering about costs to the seller.

Lets say I had a lens for sale for a nice round figure of 200 on here.

I also put it on e-bay and it reached the same 200 and payment was via paypal. How much would go into my pocket?
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Re: E-bay - just interested

In my experience you'd be charged a flat 10% of the sale price by ebay plus (usually) a small listing fee and then a further 3.4% (3.9% if paid for in non sterling currency) by paypal.

Wish I had shares in ebay.............
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Re: E-bay - just interested

Anybody sold under commission through a camera shop? What's the percentage for that?
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Re: E-bay - just interested

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In my experience you'd be charged a flat 10% of the sale price by ebay plus (usually) a small listing fee and then a further 3.4% (3.9% if paid for in non sterling currency) by paypal.

Wish I had shares in ebay.............
So........I pocket 172 quid ?
Or put that another way: if I am selling here for 200 - I need to sell on e-bay for 230ish for the same return?
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Re: E-bay - just interested

I've done well with several transactions on eBay. I had a pair of unused and uncased speakers bought 50 years ago which were in a pile of stuff on the way to the "dump" before we moved down here. Put them on eBay and they went for 378 plus carriage of 75.20 and after commision and Paypal costs, netted me over 320! The buyer was in Taiwan but I had bids from Australia, China and South Korea. Couldn't have done this without eBay!
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Re: E-bay - just interested

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Ffordes take 20% of the gross selling price for a commission sale.

You do nothing except send the camera to them. They value, describe, photogrpah, list on the website, sell (we hope) collect cash, ship, provide (and honour) the guarantee, and handle any dishonoured payments.

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Re: E-bay - just interested

For more expensive or desirable gear, I think Ffordes is a much better route. Yes they charge a commission, but then they may well also get a higher price than you would via EBay - after all, a discerning buyer paying a lot of money may well want to use a reputable dealer offering a guarantee. I think this would be the way to go for gear that's worth more than two or three hundred pounds, unless you can sell via an enthusiast site like this one, where you avoid EBay fees and have some ability to track whether you are selling to a regular member who has a reputation to maintain!
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Re: E-bay - just interested

always check your post/courier insurance - the post office paid a friend 400 in stamps, but the buyer wanted cash refund - went to court judge said sellor must pay 's cash plus costs !

couriers pay cash/check/bank transfer !
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always check your post/courier insurance - the post office paid a friend 400 in stamps, but the buyer wanted cash refund - went to court judge said sellor must pay 's cash plus costs !

couriers pay cash/check/bank transfer !
Didn't know that, so went to the royal mail site and found out that the value that they pay out on is not the selling value, the cost value.
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Re: E-bay - just interested

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20% usually. Well it is where I live. Sold my kit in less than 4 hours.
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Re: E-bay - just interested

20% seems like a good deal; likely to be hassle free and most likely commission on a better price in the first place.
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