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Is it really worth it?

(14 Posts)
Curiousmama Tue 12-Jul-11 11:10:25

I just posted 4 items and tbh it cost me more to post than I could charge. Think I'll give up with ebay now tbh. Once ebay take their cut it's just so not worth it.

carocaro Tue 12-Jul-11 15:21:56

U should charge the correct postage from the get go, then you would not loose out

MorticiaAddams Tue 12-Jul-11 15:26:39

Carocaro, if you read the post properly it says that the op could not charge more.

I haven't ebayed for aged but somebody told me that you could list items in the wrong catagory to input the correct postage and then move them. I can't guarantee it will work though.

aswellasyou Tue 12-Jul-11 19:39:33

Why can't you charge the correct postage? If you go into 'freight', the maximum is really high, £99 in some categories if I recall correctly.

BernadetteRostenkowski Tue 12-Jul-11 19:48:52

I was selling some books and they were big hard back books. I weighed them and did the royal mail price finder but then once I'd put all the details into ebay they said I could only charge up to XX amount in postage but it was less than the Post office price finder said it would be, meaning I'd have to take a loss on the postage.
I didn't bother listing them once I realised because it wasn't worth it, once you've paid the listing fee, the paypal fee and then taken a loss on the postage you're left with nothing.

sixlostmonkeys Tue 12-Jul-11 20:24:05

you can add the difference in cost to the starting price.
freight is for (I quote ebay) things like snooker tables, not unfortunately something like a big book or heavy coat.

thisisyesterday Tue 12-Jul-11 20:39:30

the fees seem to have gone up a lot don't they, and you have to pay paypal fees too

i was thinkiong the same thing, plus i've had THREE really bad experiences lately with bad sellers sad

i think i might just start selling on here instead

Lexilicious Tue 12-Jul-11 20:40:51

I'm trying to list something now and I can't seem to make it buyer collects only. Is that right?

Curiousmama Tue 12-Jul-11 20:43:40

thanks for the replies. Not sure if there's anywhere else to sell that'll work? I know people do it on FB from my old town not sure if they do it local to me now though but think I'll check? No fees!

thisisyesterday Tue 12-Jul-11 20:58:51

no, you ought to be able to make it pick-up only... that's def an option

Lexilicious Tue 12-Jul-11 21:18:50

curses. I was on the 'quick' selling page. Can I revise it?

fergoose Tue 12-Jul-11 21:26:00

change postage cost to 0.00 and type in the text collection only - postage/delivery not an option

Lexilicious Tue 12-Jul-11 21:35:54

ah thanks (and sorry for hijack, OP!). I managed to make it a collection only using a drop down which appeared when I revised. Ta!

kellestar Mon 18-Jul-11 19:12:33

If you put £0.00p postage costs, there will be someone who will pay before you get a chance to invoice and then you have to chase them for postage costs, or faff about refunding and then re-invoicing.

For books you can add 'freight' as an option and then postage costs detailed in the listing. I've done this a few times when selling Hardbacks and Series. It means you don't pay additional eBay fees on it, as postage costs are not included.

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