Re: Why would you do this?
Dick Wilson at DiLette Sales <cmdrdick42@...>
In case anyone is unaware, eBay has now cut Paypal out and is forcing it's members to give their financial info to a foreign company or the accounts will be closed.They are ramping that up in groups to be complete by the end of 2020.How does that affect you? Well, you won't be able to use Paypal for purchases or sales. As an eBay seller since they first started up, I have gone from a lover to a hater, because of the way that eBay arbitrarily forces new changes on members.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
In the beginning, we sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment. These were mostly sourced from the government (bid on a container) auctions before Government Liquidation.com became the only Mil surplus outlet. Once those guys started selling on their own site, the profit potential disappeared. Well, back to the point.
Today, I despise eBay, to the point of making up new cuss-words. We invested tons of money in programming for automatic handling of our sales thru Paypal. Now, all of that code is worthless.On July 15th, we closed all of our eBay accounts. Good riddance.
I am now retiring (at 78) and still have 30 skids of used electronics and a huge manuals library. I'll be donating the library to the WiKi and selling off the stuff wherever I can find interest.
Change is the only constant.
On Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:23:41 PM EDT, Dave Seiter <d.seiter@...> wrote:
Ebay has been taking a shipping cut for years (not sure how long, probably around 2012?). I stopped selling scopes because of that, as $120 shipping on an item that might sell for $35 isn't worth the effort (and properly boxing up Tek scopes requires effort!)
On Monday, August 3, 2020, 01:54:55 PM PDT, David Berlind <david@...> wrote:
I would say that while it's true that not ALL ebay sellers are padding
their revenue through exorbitant shipping fees, the pattern is bad enough
from eBay's perspective that the shipping cost is now included in eBay's
math for the cut it takes from a sale. This used to not be the case and was
almost certainly a response to sellers gaming the system. I remember going
on eBay and seeing things that I was interested in for exceedingly low Buy
it Now prices. Then, I became hip to how the sellers were making it up on
the shipping price because eBay wasn't taking a cut of that. Well, now they
do. For documentation, the shipping should be super cheap thanks to USPS
On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 4:23 PM Dave Seiter <d.seiter@...> wrote:
Ebay sellers most certainly do not all "make some money" on packaging and