Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
Guru
 
JogaBonito1502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 7,841
Default eBay Question

Sorry I'm posting a dedicated thread, but I want a quick answer. Does eBay charge you monthly to maintain an account? We created one under my dad's name to sell a processor and now they sent him an e-mail with a "monthly invoice". What does this mean?
__________________

JogaBonito1502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Szat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 625
Default Re: eBay Question

I've never sold on eBay, but I do know that you have to pay eBay to post an item for sale even if it doesn't sell.
__________________

__________________
Intel Quad 6600, Asus P5N-E SLI, GeForce GTX 560 1GB, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Zalman 9700NT, X-Fi Xtreme Gamer, 650 watt PSU
Szat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
Guru
 
JogaBonito1502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 7,841
Default Re: eBay Question

Yeah...That fee wasn't $4.65. I'm sure of it.
JogaBonito1502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
tom-knox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,451
Send a message via MSN to tom-knox
Default Re: eBay Question

AFAIK They don't charge you to maintain an account. The monthly invoice when i receive it is an invoice of all my listing fees and other charges for the month past. 9/10 times it's an invoice for 0.00 because i mainly buy, but when you sell the invoice will list charges and how much is paid etc.
__________________
New laptop:
2.1 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor :: nVidia GT150m :: 15.6" HD LCD :: 4gb RAM :: 320gb HDD

New player: iPhone 4 32gb
tom-knox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
Guru
 
JogaBonito1502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 7,841
Default Re: eBay Question

Oh, I see. I've only sold one thing. I don't understand how the listing is $4.65. Do they include shipping in this price? I do recall seeing a $4.65 taken from the PayPal account from eBay, but no shipping. Hopefully that's what it is....selling + shipping fees.
JogaBonito1502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:40 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
PokerDegenerate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,465
Default Re: eBay Question

Ebay does NOT have a monthly fee...The reason they send you a monthly invoice is because some people sell A LOT of stuff on there so instead of them sending you an invoice for every item that you sell you get a complete invoice monthly and take care of ALL the charges at 1 time... If you only sell 1 item then you will receive an invoice for that 1 item at the end of the month but if you never sell anything again you will continue to receive invoices but they will be a charge amount of 0.00...When these come you can just disregard them since obviously you owe them nothing...The charges you receive per item is based on a commission that they charge (of the total price the item goes for) and also there is other small fees which some of them are multiple pictures for your item, starting price, if you have a reserve price set, and I'm sure there is a bunch of other ones as well...

PokerDegenerate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:40 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
tom-knox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,451
Send a message via MSN to tom-knox
Default Re: eBay Question

As far as i know you'll have received the cost of the shipping in the money you took from the sale of the item. Then you have to organise the shipping of the item.

Paypal take a commission from the sale price, so do eBay, eBay will also charge you a listing fee.
__________________
New laptop:
2.1 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor :: nVidia GT150m :: 15.6" HD LCD :: 4gb RAM :: 320gb HDD

New player: iPhone 4 32gb
tom-knox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
PokerDegenerate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,465
Default Re: eBay Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by JogaBonito1502 View Post
Oh, I see. I've only sold one thing. I don't understand how the listing is $4.65. Do they include shipping in this price? I do recall seeing a $4.65 taken from the PayPal account from eBay, but no shipping. Hopefully that's what it is....selling + shipping fees.
Ebay Does NOT take out money for shipping...well unless you used www.half.com which is a sister company of ebay (same username and everything) but that is more for textbooks and movies/video-games...On ebay the shipping charges are added into the payment when the person purchasing the item pays for it...You should be able to view the invoice for the charges which will give you a breakdown of exactly why the charges amounted to that...
PokerDegenerate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:45 PM   #9
Guru
 
JogaBonito1502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 7,841
Default Re: eBay Question

Oh I see. That would make sense. Shipping was $4.80. The buyer took care of it. The item sold for $91.00. So the buyer paid me $95.80 out of which around $4 was taken for a fee. Then I payed $6.80 for shipping (I decided to include insurance on my own end). So the $4.65 must be eBay's fee of the $91 from the item.

Thank you very much. Rep has been distributed.

edit: I was mistaken about the $4.65 taken from PayPal. That was the shipping fees from USPS.
JogaBonito1502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:46 PM   #10
muz
Golden Master
 
muz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,928
Default Re: eBay Question

ebay charge
listing fee
final value fee which is a small percentage of the final value the item sold for not including the shipping
paypal charge
their fees for processing payment a small percentage of all money recieved including shipping
__________________

__________________
Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb
Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive
muz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0