Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Another Day Gone, Another eBay Lesson Learned

I understood that out of each successful auction eBay would take a percentage of the final price as their cut. This was a given. However, I guess I did not pay close enough attention to fact that they also charge you a fee based on the cost of you shipping your item to the buyer.  Personally I do not understand the justification for this fee.

Where does eBay come in to the equation when I am shipping an item? When I’m packaging the item eBay is not there handing me a pair of scissors or some tape. When I’m on my way to the post office eBay is not there to offer to drive or even change the channel on my radio. When I’m standing in line at the post office eBay is not there to offer me a refreshing drink or a tasty snack. Ah, but when I’m finally about to pay the cashier and I reach for my wallet eBay is there to help takeout my money. Now I see.

Just when I thought I might be getting a grasp on how much to charge for shipping eBay throws me for another loop.

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I've been a huge comic nerd for a long time. It was my dad who first introduced me to comics when I was very young. He gave me his small collection of comics at the time and ever since then I’ve continued to add to it. Over the years I have collected hundreds of comics, toy figures, and other memorabilia. And though I would really love to hang on to them, due to unfortunate circumstances I have to let them go. *sigh* So, the purpose of this blog will be mainly to showcase what I have up for sale on eBay. Most of the items will be comic related memorabilia but I also have a few other “types” of collectables that I hope to be getting rid of as well. And every once in a while in between the post of what I have for sell I may just post some of the crazy ideas that pop-up in my head which of course you can simply choose to ignore. Thanks for stopping by.