cost to sell on ebay

Ever think of selling something on ebay? Many people think it’s free to sell items on ebay. That’s incorrect. There’s a bit of investment involved in selling on ebay. It’s a gamble. There’s a good chance your item will not sell and you’ll end up in the red. (Yes, you pay the fees even if your item does not sell). In fact, ebay has a terrible reputation for consistently raising the costs they leverage on sellers.

ebay also likes to hide their seller fees. Sometimes it’s just good to know right off the bat how much it’s going to cost to sell something on ebay. That may help determine if an item is worth selling on ebay or not. That’s the reason why ebay hides their seller fees. They want you to spend time getting the auction set up, then later in the process they mention the fees. ebay hopes at that point you have committed enough time and energy to the auction that you’d be willing to pay the fees no matter what they are. Well, I’ll make it easy for you. Here’s the link to ebay’s seller fees for auction items.

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Tom Saaristo
16 years ago

You’re right on target with this. I will say, however, that seller fees have never kept me from selling on ebay.