All one poster,
I have only a few key items on Ebay. I maintain that 100% rating and I divert every customer I can to my other stores. I include my phone number in my advertising. I also ask that the customer leave a number where I can reach them. For me, its payback time! Once they see your ratings they will buy......and they love saving the 10%.
Ebay sellers cost are 13% of the sale. That includes 13% of the shipping cost to ship the item to you the buyer. These kind of margins are driving sellers & buyers away. Their are now many many sites that you can sell for free or a monthly fee and seller cost are fixed.
It is all these other sites that are eating into Ebay and they will continue going forward. I have two stores on other sites, I also have a few items still on Ebay. My prices for these items on Ebay have the 13% higher price. All the people with smart phones can now do price comparisons when searching for a item. The choice for shoppers in my stores is the item plus the credit card charge of 2.9% OR Buy it on Ebay in my listing and pay 13%
This is happening all over Ebay. The extra 10% is killing Ebay. Don't believe Donahoe's excuse that it is due to the uncertainty of the Washington Politicians.
This trend is not going away with current Ebay pricing policies.
By the way, my seller rating in both my stores is100% and I offer Paypal
The numbers are just not there! Retail is headed for the big slide. Their is nothing that eBay or any of the other retailers can do. Thanks to the do nothing Politicians it is coming home to roost!
Their are no jobs, everyone is getting squeezed, Gov't is running out of money and Obama can't fake it anymore! Good luck holding this stock through earnings.