An eBay seller recently shared what he paid on eBay and I was floored, 22.62%?
I was wondering what that person was doing and asked, he said no extras, just plain BIN listings and send me the invoice to proof it –
When I looked at the average of all fees paid by all sellers on TTP last year it was 7.3% and we have started to promote your listings also heavily on Facebook and Instagram (you can advertise your listings on eBay as well but only against additional fees!).
Here is how I see the two sites –
- TTP is less than a third of the cost selling on eBay with items over $1,000 only carrying a 1% fee!)
- We do mostly Diecast and nothing but collectible toys
- We are nice to both buyers and sellers
- We are super fast in replying to your concerns and solving them (I know I have no social life…)
*An edit for today, December 22, 2019.
So, my buying with eBay had pretty much ended with the earlier new sales tax change. However—its the Christmas season, and I found something on eBay that would be a PERFECT gift for a loved one, as its a “one of”…not to be found elsewhere. I decided to just go ahead and buy it.
Of course, I forgot about the tax—and the price I had just paid was “fair”. But after the taxes— had I remembered…
…I probably would have passed on the item.
Here are my “ORDER DETAILS”…..just look at the extra taxes!
That really hurt, especially this time of the year. So its back to TTP with my Diecast list…
We don’t want to encourage people to not pay their taxes, but eBay has been tax free since the beginning…and we were used to it. Laws targeting marketplace sales first hit the scene in 2017, shortly after Amazon started collecting sales tax in all sales tax states. There are now 34 States where sellers have to pay Sales Tax (and on Jan 1 there will be 38) even if you sell only one item. Taxes are eventual, but in the mean time….I’m sticking with TTP and hobbyDB.
I would love to hear what eBay charges you or what you think. Please leave a comment below!