Friday, May 15, 2009

My Recent Ebay sales

You all know that I have a love-hate relationship with Ebay. I love to buy but selling sometimes throws me. This time I had a "hate" experience.

I sold 7 clothing items, and collected a total of $133 ($99 for the items and $34 in S&H fees).

I went to the post office, and nailed the shipping fees; it did cost $34 to ship my 7 items.

BUT, I didn't account for the $12 ebay fees and $6 paypal fees.

So in the end, I pocketed $80.

Basically, 40% of the money I collected went to Ebay, PayPal and the Post Office.

It's getting too expensive to sell on Ebay. Do you agree?


Allyson and Dave said...

Charge more for shipping...that is what Dave does.

Dena said...

Yeah, I agree. It has to be an item I know will sell for a decent amount for me to go the ebay route. I don't have enough time on my hands to waste it will ebay usually. I like to buy tho!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

Allyson, my fear is if I charge too much for shipping, people won't bid on teh item. I charged $8.50 for a suit for shipping. If I would have went to $10 it may not have gotten the bids???

Baseball Mom said...

That really bites. This is really why I never sold on Ebay. Their percentage.

Sorry you didn't come out more ahead than you did.

melissa said...

I never know what exactly to charge to come out ahead. I have learned to charge just a little more for shipping though. ie. .. it cost $4.80 for priority and I charge $6. I have never had anyone question this.
The way I look at it at least I am making something on many of my very new, sometimes with tag items - more than if I just gave them away.