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Listing/Sale costs

(4 Posts)
oneofeach2010 Thu 24-Jan-13 22:38:13

I'm a relative new eBay user.

I sold something for my brother, was happy to as he helps me out loads, and would like to give him a breakdown of the costs from listing the item, to eBay and PayPal fees. Is there anywhere I can get this info for a specific item.

Apologies if this is a completely ridiculous question.

lljkk Netherlands Fri 25-Jan-13 18:57:06

Is this too complicated?

X = price you sold for + postal charge you made
P = actual postal or delivery cost to the penny
F = 10% of X, the Ebay final valuation charge.

Z = (0.034 * X ) + 20p = Paypal fee

Net profit = X - P - F - Z

sarahtigh Fri 25-Jan-13 21:41:59

you technically might have to add in

Q = actual cost of any packaging ( mailing bag bubblewrap poly peanuts etc)
K = listing fees ( including extra photos delayed start time , more than one category, start price higher than 99p, adding a Buy it now,
F = MAX OF £70 ( useful if selling car or similar) and F is 10% of sale price not sale price plus postage

so profit= X-P-F-Z-K-Q

lljkk Netherlands Fri 25-Jan-13 21:44:36

oh yeah, thanks for the corrections & additions!
It does get confusing.

My other rule of thumb is to take 20% off the sale price. Often about right.

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