So that is the question.. Recently, like as recent as the weekend I managed to sell close to $192.00 worth of merchandise. Sounds good right.. Not so fast.. After I added up the fees Ebay charges and then added up the fees PayPal (who is also owned by Ebay) charges, I came out close to $162.00. Yes, it was $30.00 in fees between the two..
Ontop of that I still have to pay for shipping on one item and I have to purchase insurance at the post office for each item. Yes I charged shipping but, on Ebay you have to keep your shipping low because if you put it into the purchase price or you charge a high amount shipping you item will not sell and Ebay also charges you a fee for your shipping charges. Some racket huh?
I figure by the time all is said and done I will come out with approximately $150.00 which granted, isn’t bad for items I didn’t think would sell at all but my gosh $30.00 in fees and I listed these auctions on a day where there were no listing fees!…
So my question is, do you think it’s really worth it to sell on Ebay?