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Final postage fee

(7 Posts)
Summerwood1 Thu 02-Jun-16 20:53:17

I don't understand this with eBay. In my seller fees they now take out a final postage fee. How can this be fair as I only charge buyer what it costs me to post? Do I need to put up postage to cover this extra fee?

19lottie82 Thu 02-Jun-16 21:52:10

Ah ha that's the beauty of it, it's against ebays terms and conditions to increase your postage costs to cover their fees!

Summerwood1 Thu 02-Jun-16 22:25:40

I don't understand why they do that,it seems morally wrong!

GettingScaredNow Thu 02-Jun-16 22:29:08

Might be against their policies but I do.
If postage is £2.85 I charge £3.30 so the 10% is covered.

But then I don't add anything for packaging as I usually reuse boxes/jiffy bags etc

Summerwood1 Thu 02-Jun-16 22:37:52

Yes,I think I shall have to do that also.

GettingScaredNow Thu 02-Jun-16 23:05:01

My understanding is that lots of people were selling stuff cheaply and then charging crazy postage fees.
So item is sold for 99p with £10 postage. Ebay were charging fees on item cost so getting 10p.
They didn't like not getting their cut so they now charge 10% of the final amount paid as this way they get their full cut of whatever the seller takes home.
They say it was done to regulate postage charges but I think that is a secondary reason.
Mostly they want their cut
cynical much?

Summerwood1 Thu 02-Jun-16 23:08:32

I see,greedy eBay!!🍰

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