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Ebay: Managed Payments...no more Paypal

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by visolo, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    weird. i have an item up for auction right now. if you had an account registered with paypal did ebay get it from them at some point?
     
  2. Bobsblkwax

    Bobsblkwax Forum Resident

    Location:
    NorCal
    Maybe they haven't changed over all of the accounts from Paypal then. If you are an active seller, they did it in phases last year.
     
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  3. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    first time listing anything in a year at least
     
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  4. Bobsblkwax

    Bobsblkwax Forum Resident

    Location:
    NorCal
    That could be why. My brother is a fairly big seller and they changed him over earlier last year way before me. Maybe they won't even bother for occasional sellers.
     
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  5. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    I can no longer list on ebay because I refuse to sign up for their managed payments. My cutoff to change over from paypal to their system was back in January.
     
  6. Bobsblkwax

    Bobsblkwax Forum Resident

    Location:
    NorCal
    I wonder what percentage of sellers they will lose because of this.

    Giving them access to my bank account isn't a big deal to me since it's a small amount in there most of the time.

    With all of the competing auction / sales sites that specialize in certain items, I would be curious to see what happens.
     
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  7. llvhhui

    llvhhui Active Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Not just your bank account, eBay asks for your social security number too.
     
  8. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Time to get a free on line account from Capital One or someone of that sort for eBay purposes only.
     
  9. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    They haven't switched me yet, but for when they do I set up an account on Chime. No opening or maintenance fees, and they sent me a debit card I can use with no ATM withdrawal fees dozens of places near where I live.
     
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  10. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    If you're selling as a registered business, a tax ID number should be sufficient.
     
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  11. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    So they can give you a 1099.
     
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  12. My first calculation of fees charged by eBay after being forced to use eBay managed payments was just over 18%, the period was February 16 to March 15. The percentage always fluctuates, sales to states with sales tax collected are charged at a higher percentage of my sale and lower priced items are higher due to the fixed 25 to 40 cent fee for collection regardless of sales price. This likely means my total fees will average about 1% higher than when I used PayPal.

    Can anybody calculate the total fees have gone down for them since changing to eBay managed payments? The indication I was given was most would see lower fees after making the change, I was skeptical and when I saw I would be charged over 14% of the sales tax amount, I knew I was not going to be among the most seeing lower fees. It was probably a lie and just the opposite will be true and eBay knew that.
     
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  13. I am going to list items with shipping to Canada available. The eBay fees can be less than selling to USA buyers, at least for states where eBay has to collect sales tax and I have a bigger potential market.

    As far as selling single CDs for the typical price, say $6, the fee was $1.12 or 19%. With PayPal the fee was $1.09, this was a state with sales tax rate of 9.25%. About 95% of my CDs are worth $6 or less now, mostly less. Of course shipping has gone up also, Media Mail recently went up to $2.89, add packaging and label cost and I am done with selling the typical CD as a single item on eBay.

    I should add, I am not a business seller and I don't think it would be to my advantage to become one since my volume is low.

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  14. Sell an $80 SACD, fees with eBay managed payments 9.25% sales tax, $12.84, using PayPal $12.43.
     
  15. Cast Iron Shore

    Cast Iron Shore Forum Resident

    Location:
    US
    Does anyone know why they ask for your social security number? Do they use it to do a credit check? Do they keep it on file or delete it once they've confirmed you? I can't find the answers to these questions googling them so I thought I'd turn to y'alls.
     
  16. Bobsblkwax

    Bobsblkwax Forum Resident

    Location:
    NorCal
    My guess would be that it could be a banking regulation. They are not extending you credit, so I doubt if they can use it for a credit check, but who knows really?
     
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  17. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Tax purposes, maybe? If you go over a certain amount in sales you have to file it on your taxes.
     
  18. Bobsblkwax

    Bobsblkwax Forum Resident

    Location:
    NorCal
    There you go. They will send you a 1099 just like Paypal.
     
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  19. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    All of this is changing. $600 in sales and you'll be getting a 1099. Prepare for it.

    That is also why they have your SSN.
     
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  20. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    so I sold something this past weekend and never had to give any of this info to ebay and already got the payment
     
  21. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Have they had you sign up for their managed payments and stop using paypal yet?
     
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  22. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia

    nope it was paid directly into my paypal account
     
  23. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    If you haven't been forced to sign up for their managed payments yet, then it's still the status quo.

    Also, if you have old listings before they stop you from listing new stuff unless you sign up those will remain listed and can still use paypal, but you can't list anything in the future.
     
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  24. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia

    weird. I literally listed something for the first time in like 8 months. maybe that's why. i'm hesitant to list anything again so soon though
     
  25. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    They will give you notification stating that you have until a certain date to sign up for the managed payments or you will lose access to list. I think they are doing it in waves, you just haven't been drafted for it yet.

    I haven't listed anything on Ebay since January because I just don't want to play their game.
     
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