Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:33 AM
People like you and me list items, and then other guys offer on them. Paypal is the prefeded method of payment. You basically enter your card info, and paypal does the rest. Some people also accept money orders or personal checks, but if you are going to get on ebay, I HIGHLY suggest you sign up for paypal.
Buying is free, but if you sell, you are charged about 10% of the final amount of cash you get.
Any time you RECEIVE money from another person through paypal, they take ~3.1% as a fee. When you list items on ebay, they nickel and dime you all the way though your listing. Then, if your item sells, they take a percentage of the final sale as a fee.
This post has been edited by SpudCrushr: 05 June 2008 - 11:37 AM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:39 AM
Yes, if you SELL on ebay, you are charged. Like, one picture of your item is free, but each picture after that is 15 cents. That's just one example.
BUYING if free (well, you still have to pay for the item, buy ebay does not charge a fee)
One handy tip. Always look at the shipping price and calculate that into your max bid. Some people charge 100 bucks for shipping, some charge 10, and some give free shipping.
Say you want to buy an A-5.
One listing says 100 dollars buy-it-now! Wow, what a deal! But you look at shipping, and it says 100 dollars. Booo Now the total is 200
The next says 160 dollars buy-it-now... That's kinda expensive, but shipping is 30 dollars. Still, that's 10 bucks cheaper than the first.
The last lot is 170 dollars buy-it-now with free shipping. Total, 170. Best deal out of the 3
This post has been edited by SpudCrushr: 05 June 2008 - 11:43 AM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:03 PM
edit: and please!!! let me know when you ship it out or when you plan to ship it if it will be a few days!!!!
This post has been edited by Mechanical CB: 05 June 2008 - 12:04 PM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:56 PM
I for one will never buy an item if the picture is taken off a site, IE pic off actionvillage
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:05 PM