And you thought eBay fees were high! Amazon = WTF?

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  1. BenjaminXavier

    BenjaminXavier Well-Known Member

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    I have some books listed on Amazon, and just sold one. When the money was posted to my account I thought "Wow, that seems too low..."

    Here's the breakdown for my $20.00 book

    $.99 "Your item sold fee"
    $1.35 "Your item was a book" fee
    $3.00 "15% of item price" fee.

    Total: $5.34 which is MORE THAN 25% OF MY INITIAL ASKING PRICE.

    And I have some textbooks listed on there for $1-$3!?! I would lose money if any of them sold!

    Jeez. I mean sure the convenience of getting rid of crap is nice but HOLY CARP.

    Also: in their TOS it says that you're not allowed to list the same items on any other website for less than what you listed them on Amazon (ie: if you have your own domain/website/store).

    I'm sure I'm not the first to complain, but I just had to say something somewhere and vent. WTF.
     
  2. Triple Melter

    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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    Well at least they don't take a cut of the money you get for shipping costs. eBay does now.
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Amazon has preset limits on what you can charge for shipping so doing whats been done on Ebay won't work.
     
  4. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Huh. Recently I bought a book for $0.01 (that's right, 1 cent!). I wonder how fees worked into that.
     

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