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Post by cadking on Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:13 pm

As a seller on ebay, you get notice of changes to the policies. As of Oct. 20th, ebay will no longer allow sellers or buyers to use checks, money orders or cash to pay for purchases. Everything that sells on ebay is supposed to go through either PayPal or PayPro.
If you donít have an electronic payment method, they are going to try to block you from bidding. If you wish to continue to purchase items off of ebay, you should start setting up your accounts.
Several sellers have already started putting in their sale items a note that they will continue to accept paper payment if the buyer wants to go that route. What upsets me is that ebay already takes a flat fee for the posting, and a percentage after the sale, but now they want another percentage for handling the money.

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Post by dianakay on Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:32 am

I, frankly am disgusted with the way Ebay is going. I really think they are hurting themselves in the long run. Paypal is convenient at times but to make it mandatory is really going to far. Receiving a payment of $7.00 from a buyer, will cost you an additional .50 cent. An $85.00 sale will cost $2.75 and large sale of $500.00 will cost you $16.00. For the seller who sells say, 50 items a week or even just in a month, this will really put a dent in profits. To add this on top of the fees that are already in place is going to hurt the sellers right in the pocket book. As if the economy wasn't already killing us No They also are stopping us from listing our address on the sellers page for receiving payments or our email address. I don't know about others, but I have enjoyed kibitzing with my buyers and have developed a few friendships over the years. For me, that is half the fun and they are taking that away too.

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Re: PayPal Only!

Post by cadking on Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:48 am

I don't know if this will make a huge dent in the smaller sellers, but you are right about the larger sellers not staying with ebay. With limiting the communications between sellers and bidders, by preventing the address and emails to be listed, questions are going to be more difficult to ask and to answer. With ebay stopping the option of paper payment, many sellers will leave the community. Think about how many auctions have in their listing that they will not accept PayPal. I see this on a regular basses. If I continue with ebay, I will start adding in a handling fee to cover the cost of PayPals cut, of course, ebay has already thought of this and are now limiting the amounts sellers can charge as a handling fee.
I found one seller who currently has the following in each of their auctions:
PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!
eBay has announced a new policy that attempts to force all buyers to use Paypal exclusively when buying on eBay. Sometime in late October eBay will no longer allow us to mention the fact that we will accept checks or money orders as forms of payment (we will be prohibited from mentioning this in our listings or invoices under threat from eBay of being banned from the site).
WE WISH TO STATE THAT WE WILL ALWAYS ACCEPT PAYMENT BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER!!!
Under this new, highly restrictive policy, it will be necessary for our buyers to request that we accept their check or money order payment but rest assured that even though we will be prohibited from stating this in our listings, WE WILL ALWAYS ACCEPT CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS AS PAYMENT FOR ITEMS PURCHASED AT OUR WEEKLY eBay AUCTIONS AS A SERVICE TO THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SERVICES!!!
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Post by priscill on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:01 pm

I am wondering if there is a site at least near equal to ebay. I purchase many items from ebay and do not like to use electronic payment. I have thought I might sell on ebay but everytime I look at their prices for doing so, I don't believe I would make much. I am so tired of the greed that runs rampant. How much profit do they make a year? Guess I should check Standard & Poor. Anyway, I agree with you that there are some buyers I have made friends with and keep up a correspondence with them. I shall miss making new friends. In fact, I am thinking about not using ebay anymore.

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Re: PayPal Only!

Post by Admin on Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:37 am

priscill wrote:I am wondering if there is a site at least near equal to ebay.

Hi priscill and welcome to the forum.

There are many on-line auctions available. You can find them with a quick Google search. Keep in mind, however, that what you might save in fees could be negated by a smaller auction audience.....especially if you intend to sell fairy lamps.

I agree that eBay's new policy seems a bit restrictive and I suspect they are profit motivated but will probably attach some "safety concerns" to their decision. That said, I am a capitalist and do not object to a business making a profit.....even a large one. As a consumer, I am free to participate or not.

While I accept all forms of payment...even an occasional "promissory note"....I prefer electronic payments. I consider them safe, quick, and efficient. And, I understand that some do not share that degree of confidence but, electronic payments are quickly becoming the "norm" for the payment of many "bills".

More often than not, my eBay auction items are in the mail the morning after the auction closes due primarily to Paypal payments. I enjoy the convenience especially if you consider the option of taking checks to the bank......Gees, I hate waiting in lines to make a deposit.

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