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    Any other people who sell guitars on ebay completely fed up with them? I've sold 3 guitars in the last month and decided to look at my fees I owe. To my shock, ebay now charges final value fees on shipping?!?! WTF So they take out over 10% final value fee, charge me a shipping fee and tell me to get on all 4 with the paypal fees too. I sold a guitar that was $250 more expensive then the one last night with a BIN, the one sold last night was a auction yet I got charged $7 more?? I'm done with this ebay/paypal bull**************** selling, I should have just stuck to the forums to do it. Are there any viable auction alternatives out there?
    Guitars:
    Too many to list, many Carvin's and friends.

  • #2
    I've never been on the selling end of an eBay transaction, but I purchased three guitars from eBay with PayPal this year and the transactions were all smooth and painless. Sellers tend to charge flat rates for shipping (and handling) so it's not that big a deal that eBay considers it part of the selling price. I think having the fees probably keeps sketchy sellers away, so I have a greater level of comfort making an eBay purchase than I would with other outlets ...

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    • #3
      I've never been on the selling end of an eBay transaction, but I purchased three guitars from eBay with PayPal this year and the transactions were all smooth and painless. Sellers tend to charge flat rates for shipping (and handling) so it's not that big a deal that eBay considers it part of the selling price. I think having the fees probably keeps sketchy sellers away, so I have a greater level of comfort making an eBay purchase than I would with other outlets ...

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      • #4
        eBay has been charging a FVF on shipping for years because of the scumbags who sell a Les Paul for $10 plus $850 shipping.



        And if you want to think back > 15+ years, you'd put an ad in your local newspaper classifieds for $20 and reach a tiny audience compared to eBay's reach. CL is good if you can deal with the lunatics.



        Forums have a very limited audience and a lot of tire kickers too, but if you have something desirable and priced right, it works for free



        Yes the eBay fees are expensive but makes selling a hell of a lot easier. I've sold 3 guitars in the last month on eBay that I could not sell on multiple forums and accumulated $120 in fees. I also sold 1 other guitar here during the same time period.



        With all due respect, none of eBay's fees are hidden so you should be able to ballpark your overhead before you list and adjust your price accordingly
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        • #5
          eBay has been charging a FVF on shipping for years because of the scumbags who sell a Les Paul for $10 plus $850 shipping.



          And if you want to think back > 15+ years, you'd put an ad in your local newspaper classifieds for $20 and reach a tiny audience compared to eBay's reach. CL is good if you can deal with the lunatics.



          Forums have a very limited audience and a lot of tire kickers too, but if you have something desirable and priced right, it works for free



          Yes the eBay fees are expensive but makes selling a hell of a lot easier. I've sold 3 guitars in the last month on eBay that I could not sell on multiple forums and accumulated $120 in fees. I also sold 1 other guitar here during the same time period.



          With all due respect, none of eBay's fees are hidden so you should be able to ballpark your overhead before you list and adjust your price accordingly
          My Gear
          Schecter Corsair
          TelePartsCaster x3
          Dano Convertible

          Taylor 114
          Gretsch Americana

          Vox Pathfinder 15R
          Vox VT15
          Fender SCXD
          Yamaha THR5

          For Sale:
          Duncan Pickups

          BG Pups Tele Set

          Looking For:
          Vox AC4C1 amp
          Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)

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          • #6
            Ebay sucks. The fees they charge sellers has scared them away making it suck for both buyers AND sellers
            .

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            • #7
              Ebay sucks. The fees they charge sellers has scared them away making it suck for both buyers AND sellers
              .

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by Meowy
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                eBay has been charging a FVF on shipping for years because of the scumbags who sell a Les Paul for $10 plus $850 shipping.



                And if you want to think back > 15+ years, you'd put an ad in your local newspaper classifieds for $20 and reach a tiny audience compared to eBay's reach. CL is good if you can deal with the lunatics.



                Forums have a very limited audience and a lot of tire kickers too, but if you have something desirable and priced right, it works for free



                Yes the eBay fees are expensive but makes selling a hell of a lot easier. I've sold 3 guitars in the last month on eBay that I could not sell on multiple forums and accumulated $120 in fees. I also sold 1 other guitar here during the same time period.



                With all due respect, none of eBay's fees are hidden so you should be able to ballpark your overhead before you list and adjust your price accordingly




                So in reality people will add on the fee's that ebay charges on shipping now to the shipping cost.
                Guitars:
                Too many to list, many Carvin's and friends.

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by Meowy
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                  eBay has been charging a FVF on shipping for years because of the scumbags who sell a Les Paul for $10 plus $850 shipping.



                  And if you want to think back > 15+ years, you'd put an ad in your local newspaper classifieds for $20 and reach a tiny audience compared to eBay's reach. CL is good if you can deal with the lunatics.



                  Forums have a very limited audience and a lot of tire kickers too, but if you have something desirable and priced right, it works for free



                  Yes the eBay fees are expensive but makes selling a hell of a lot easier. I've sold 3 guitars in the last month on eBay that I could not sell on multiple forums and accumulated $120 in fees. I also sold 1 other guitar here during the same time period.



                  With all due respect, none of eBay's fees are hidden so you should be able to ballpark your overhead before you list and adjust your price accordingly




                  So in reality people will add on the fee's that ebay charges on shipping now to the shipping cost.
                  Guitars:
                  Too many to list, many Carvin's and friends.

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by esphil
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                    Any other people who sell guitars on ebay completely fed up with them? I've sold 3 guitars in the last month and decided to look at my fees I owe. To my shock, ebay now charges final value fees on shipping?!?! WTF So they take out over 10% final value fee, charge me a shipping fee and tell me to get on all 4 with the paypal fees too. I sold a guitar that was $250 more expensive then the one last night with a BIN, the one sold last night was a auction yet I got charged $7 more?? I'm done with this ebay/paypal bull**************** selling, I should have just stuck to the forums to do it. Are there any viable auction alternatives out there?




                    you probably got more than enough extra selling on Ebay to cover the fees. Ofcourse, you could take them to your local store and have them consign it for 20-25% of the selling price, if it sells after being grubbed over for a few months. Or just put it here and get no responses, or lowballs, or trade offers for stuff you don't want.
                    tlbonehead@yahoo.com
                    www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy
                    -For Sale:
                    -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
                    -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
                    - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
                    - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
                    - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by esphil
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                      Any other people who sell guitars on ebay completely fed up with them? I've sold 3 guitars in the last month and decided to look at my fees I owe. To my shock, ebay now charges final value fees on shipping?!?! WTF So they take out over 10% final value fee, charge me a shipping fee and tell me to get on all 4 with the paypal fees too. I sold a guitar that was $250 more expensive then the one last night with a BIN, the one sold last night was a auction yet I got charged $7 more?? I'm done with this ebay/paypal bull**************** selling, I should have just stuck to the forums to do it. Are there any viable auction alternatives out there?




                      you probably got more than enough extra selling on Ebay to cover the fees. Ofcourse, you could take them to your local store and have them consign it for 20-25% of the selling price, if it sells after being grubbed over for a few months. Or just put it here and get no responses, or lowballs, or trade offers for stuff you don't want.
                      tlbonehead@yahoo.com
                      www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy
                      -For Sale:
                      -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
                      -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
                      - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
                      - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
                      - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by Meowy
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                        eBay has been charging a FVF on shipping for years because of the scumbags who sell a Les Paul for $10 plus $850 shipping.



                        And if you want to think back > 15+ years, you'd put an ad in your local newspaper classifieds for $20 and reach a tiny audience compared to eBay's reach. CL is good if you can deal with the lunatics.



                        Forums have a very limited audience and a lot of tire kickers too, but if you have something desirable and priced right, it works for free



                        Yes the eBay fees are expensive but makes selling a hell of a lot easier. I've sold 3 guitars in the last month on eBay that I could not sell on multiple forums and accumulated $120 in fees. I also sold 1 other guitar here during the same time period.



                        With all due respect, none of eBay's fees are hidden so you should be able to ballpark your overhead before you list and adjust your price accordingly




                        Exactly! Doesn't take an atomic physicist to figure things out.
                        tlbonehead@yahoo.com
                        www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy
                        -For Sale:
                        -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
                        -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
                        - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
                        - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
                        - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by Meowy
                          View Post

                          eBay has been charging a FVF on shipping for years because of the scumbags who sell a Les Paul for $10 plus $850 shipping.



                          And if you want to think back > 15+ years, you'd put an ad in your local newspaper classifieds for $20 and reach a tiny audience compared to eBay's reach. CL is good if you can deal with the lunatics.



                          Forums have a very limited audience and a lot of tire kickers too, but if you have something desirable and priced right, it works for free



                          Yes the eBay fees are expensive but makes selling a hell of a lot easier. I've sold 3 guitars in the last month on eBay that I could not sell on multiple forums and accumulated $120 in fees. I also sold 1 other guitar here during the same time period.



                          With all due respect, none of eBay's fees are hidden so you should be able to ballpark your overhead before you list and adjust your price accordingly




                          Exactly! Doesn't take an atomic physicist to figure things out.
                          tlbonehead@yahoo.com
                          www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy
                          -For Sale:
                          -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
                          -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
                          - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
                          - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
                          - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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                          • #14
                            EBay, for all its' faults, is still the best way to get exposure on something you're trying to sell. Even if you keep in mind the fees, it is still easier than dealing with freaks on CL, or having to consign (for a bigger fee, usually), or trading in and getting less than 50% of the actual market value.



                            EDIT: or pretty much what tl said two posts above...
                            This used to be a great place. Thanks, GCI, for killing it.See y'all at Wein's.

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                            • #15
                              EBay, for all its' faults, is still the best way to get exposure on something you're trying to sell. Even if you keep in mind the fees, it is still easier than dealing with freaks on CL, or having to consign (for a bigger fee, usually), or trading in and getting less than 50% of the actual market value.



                              EDIT: or pretty much what tl said two posts above...
                              This used to be a great place. Thanks, GCI, for killing it.See y'all at Wein's.

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