Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lesson Learned :: Selling on eBay

So I don't sell on eBay often because I don't want to deal with the craziness of buyers. Not to mention I kept hearing about how horrible the fees are there and I didn't realized how bad they really are until I recently sold a doll there. Check out the breakdown of selling on eBay.
Doll sold for     - $45
PayPal fee       - $1.61(Not bad at all.)
eBay fee           - $5.20 (Yikes that is high!)
Total received - $38.19
Yes I know eBay doesn't take it out immediately but they will take it and it's still a lot of money. I didn't add the cost of shipping the doll since the buyer pays that. I think I'll stick to selling on the secondary marketplace on the doll boards from now on. :-)
Lesson learned.... Use eBay as a last resort for selling.