Fee Increase For Selling CDs On Ebay

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by rob68, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. rob68

    rob68 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Michigan USA
    I thought they were calculating their fees wrong for my last 2 sales, until I did some digging and saw that final value fees for CDs just went from 10% to 12%. Unreal. Records are still 10%.

    I might switch my shipping from First Class to Media Mail to offset this. Packages I've been sending First Class lately are taking almost as long as Media Mail anyway.
     
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  2. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    Using PayPal and similar online shipping tools, I've found that Media Mail costs the same as First Class, at the weight class for shipping a single CD. In my experience, Media Mail only comes out cheaper for a heavier, multi-CD shipment.
     
  3. Rodz42

    Rodz42 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    it used to be close for a single cd....not anymore
     
  4. Disappointing, because sellers will only raise their prices in response. As a frequent eBay CD shopper, this is the same path I saw happening on Amazon that basically killed off CD sales on that site.
     
  5. Romerovm

    Romerovm Forum Resident

    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    They usually announce this kinda crap. I never got an email.
     
  6. Biittner Hair Flyin'

    Biittner Hair Flyin' Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hillsborough, NC
    I recommend that you think carefully about doing so. I have sold some things on ebay and have never had a problem with something I shipped via First Class or Priority Mail. On the other hand, I've had a few problems (lost, delayed, damaged packages) when shipping via Media Mail.

    If the cost isn't that much different, I suggest NOT using Media Mail to ship something.
     
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  7. Biittner Hair Flyin'

    Biittner Hair Flyin' Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hillsborough, NC
    Same here! I hope more and more that a top-notch alternative to ebay will come about at some point. (And no, Amazon isn't a good alternative!)
     
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