eBay Fees


For those who use eBay, this will not be news, but for others it might be relevant.

The cost of doing business on eBay is likely to increase following a decision by eBay to include shipping in the calculation of the fee payable to eBay.



Whilst this might not seem significant in the instance of larger purchases, it will increase the fee to eBay on most small transactions.  If a small item cost say $10, but the shipping was $15, the vendor will face a significant fee increase.

This won’t hurt the casual vendor, but will make a difference to the micro-business selling via eBay.

This might result in vendors moving to the free classified site Gumtree, which has a very large market in Melbourne and Sydney.  But, did you know Gumtree is owned by eBay?


All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players William Shakespeare
A fool and his money are soon parted. What I want to know is how they got together in the first place Cyril Fletcher
My main problem is reconciling my gross habits with my net income Errol Flynn
All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy Spike Milligan
A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything but not enough to do nothing Warren Buffet
Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund F.J. Raymond
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others Groucho Marx

© 2022 Moneytax. All rights reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy

Site by PlannerWeb.