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02-05-2002, 10:37 AM
What amount do you spend on average per month on eBay fees?

02-05-2002, 02:19 PM
OOOops I was just considering my listing fees!!! Did you want to include the final value fees also?

02-05-2002, 03:08 PM
Cindy, you're on a roll with polls!;)

I included my listing fees and final fees in my estimate. I'm glad to say its usually closer to $30 then $40, but...my larger fees come from better sales, so I can't complain!

Last year I plugged my info from ebay into a program (offered free at the time) on a site that figures all the statistics for you at ebay. It showed that the percentage of my fees to my gross sales was 9.46%. That was my first four months of sales. Compared to my sales in a regular gallery setting...I decided I'd keep doing auctions!

02-06-2002, 01:07 AM
I'm bet 20 and 30 but not consistently every month. I didn't list hardly any at all in DEC.

02-06-2002, 10:32 AM
LOL Carly :)

I think you got to the point with your figure around ~10% goes to fees. I kind of expected that to be a little less but still way better than a gallery - like you said.

Mine were averaging around $30 back when I was a regular too.

02-07-2002, 07:07 PM
Business is about selling. Selling is about marketing and advertising. You only get back if you put in. My monthly eBay advertising budget (ie. fees) is 30-40 on listing fees (that works out at about $45-60).

Some months I spend less like December I listed little since December is a slow month and Jan I listed only 4 pieces because I'm travelling. Some months more, like Nov, early Dec where I went a bit nutty and tried special listing features in a vain attempt to get sales, and spent about 80 in fees. Nothing works. BUT I consider eBay will have it's downs and seasons just like the real world.


02-12-2002, 11:02 AM
December was my first month selling on Ebay.

Ebay Fees $35.59
Recieved $444.50
Profit $265.83

Ebay Fees $86.95
Received $617.89
Profit $387.71

Profits are after subtracting S&H, fees and supplies. I'm hoping to continue the upward level of profits. :D