By John Avis · June 10, 2008 · 2 comments
Having just been through the process of selling a cheap used car on eBay I have seen first hand the unfairness of eBay's fees for this category.
By a cheap car I mean $250.
eBay's fees are $5 for the listing and a fixed commission of $40 upon successful sale.
For a $250 car that means the fees total nearly 20%.
Selling a $50,000 car? Your fees would be just a fraction of 1%.
I realise that eBay have to be price competitive with other online car advertising sites but surely for cheap cars they could have a lower commission based on the sale price.
Now I see why I often see cheap used cars advertised outside of the used car category.
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