January 13 2005

Blast you eBay!

eBay announced yesterday that as of February 18th they are incresing thier rates on a lot of their auctions. Here are some examples:

Gallery fees will be raised from $0.25 to $0.35 per listing.

10-Day Duration
The fee for 10-day duration listings will be raised from $0.20 to $0.40 per listing.

eBay Stores
The fee for the Basic eBay Store subscription will be raised from $9.95 to $15.95 per month. The subscription fee for Featured and Anchor Stores will be unchanged.

Now mind you these are just SOME of the increses, not all of them. This is outrageous. Sure, the amounts don’t seem that big, but on a percentage basis they are insane. A 100% increase to 10 day duration? WHO RAISES FEES 100% IN ONE WHACK? Well apparently eBay does.

So these new fees take effect on February 18th…guess what….eBay will make NO money from me on that day. I am not listing or ending auctions on that day. They can enjoy their first day of these new fees without my help. And in case you are wondering, I run about 200 – 250 items a week, so I am not talking only one or two items.

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