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.
by John Avis | June 19, 2015
It's been a while since I posted one of my rants about eBay but there has been something annoying me for some time now. eBay have a feature where sellers can list multiple variations of an item, each with a different price.
by John Avis | September 10, 2011
Have you ever been interested in buying an item on eBay that is available as "Best Offer", where there is multiple quantities on offer and some already sold, and you want to see what the other people have paid?