Protest to the Ebay Fee Structure Increase

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Ebay sellers are very concerned about the recent fee increase. Of course as ebay grows, it is understandable that the fee structure will increase. But sellers are questioning the amount of increase, mainly the gallery fee (from 0.25 to 0.35) and the final value fee (from 5.25\% to 8\%).

Many sellers are making little profit as is. Ebay is clearly discouraging the smaller sellers, however don't all sellers have to start out somehow? Sellers are saying that they will have to close their ebay store due to the subscription increase, or increase their prices to offset the fees. Many people want to leave ebay entirely.

The long term of the increase of the fee structure are:
a) Smaller sellers will stop selling on ebay and try to sell somewhere else online. They will never have the chance to expand themselves on ebay.

b) Larger sellers may consider starting their own online store or sell elsewhere

c) Prices of auctions will increase. Buyers will turn back to retail stores. The idea of ebay is that you can find things cheaper there, even when adding shipping and handling together.

d) Discourage new sellers, decreasing competition (which is what the ebay market thrives on for pricing).

Several ebayers have stated that they want to boycott. However I have started this petition to show ebay the concern we have for the new increase in the fee structure.

We protest that ebay should reconsider the fee increase entirely, but if not possible, please do think about not increasing the fees as much (some fees have double...or even tripled!).

I understand that even an increase in listing fees is understandable, but the substantial increase at the same time in the final value is absolutely absurd. Please listen to the ebay sellers, we are the backbone of ebay.

32270 Signatures

  • Barbara
    • Comments
    • cost more for all the problems ? NOT
  • Colleen O
    • Comments
    • No more fee increases!
  • Lisa H
    • Comments
    • ebay do the math!!!
  • shoshi o
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    • absolutly exegerated. It will destroy ebay
  • P R
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    • OUTRAGEOUS Increasing + 50% bottom line for all sellers
    • Location
    • San Francisco
  • Ed
    • Comments
    • Hope this helps
    • Location
    • new york
  • Dave R
    • Comments
    • A monopoly pushing small sellers around
  • Bob Singleton, J
    • Comments
    • I'd hate to own Ebay stock next month.
  • Ausra B
    • Comments
    • The fees will eat up alive!
    • Location
    • Miami, Florida, USA
  • Rhonda M
    • Comments
    • EBAY IS GREEDY!!!!!!
    • Location
    • Dover Ohio
  • rebelx30
    • Comments
    • Raise the fees and I stop selling on the 18th
  • Phil G
    • Comments
    • We want better service
  • Stephen
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    • The fee increase for the store alone is enough to make us close our store. Its cheaper to host your own site.
    • Location
    • FL
  • Joseph B
    • Comments
    • Little guys are history
  • daytona_fiona
    • Comments
    • This is an outrageous increase in seller fees! I will have to reconsider selling on e-Bay and look to another auction site.
    • Location
    • South Carolina
  • Lotus L
    • Comments
    • Increase in Galley Pic and FVF is too high. Almost Double?
    • Location
    • California
  • Myrinda D
    • Comments
    • We should get MORE for our money!
  • John F. W
    • Comments
    • Percentage increase is outrageous
  • C. S
    • Comments
    • the fee increase is ridiculous!!!
  • Sandra W
    • Comments
    • none
  • tiffany
    • Comments
    • after almost 6 years on ebay-i've had enough-final straw-
    • Location
    • indiana
  • Grant E
    • Comments
    • Nolonger worth listing items
  • Beth Ann H
    • Comments
    • Unjustified Rediculous Increase
    • Location
    • Texas
  • Lisa B
    • Comments
    • I will go elsewhere
    • Location
    • NY
  • Aaron M
    • Comments
    • mmm
    • Location
    • Tehachapi, CA
  • rochelle g
    • Comments
    • this is greedy
    • Location
    • indiana
  • Michelle M
    • Comments
    • I just closed my ebay store because of this.
  • Scott S
    • Comments
    • Stop being peckerwoods.
  • Scott K
    • Comments
    • stop being greedy!
  • kinetic*energy
    • Comments
    • I am moving to Wagglepop
  • Jessica c
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    • I will have to decrease my listings 30%
  • James L
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    • the new fee is way too high
    • Location
    • California
  • Rene C
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    • I will have to close my eBay store and I guess I'll just be listing on Ruby Lane from now on. My last eBay auctions weren't worth the fees in the first place.
    • Location
    • Central Florida
  • Kimberly P
    • Comments
    • none
  • Kristi Eudell M
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    • I am a small seller and this just rips!
    • Location
    • Kentucky
  • nick c
    • Comments
    • the fees are crazy, im done with ebay
  • Amelia W
    • Comments
    • Please consider the cost of selling
  • Airsurplasparts
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    • I close my store to no more ebay for me on this prices
  • Susan S
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    • byeeeee
  • Martin K
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    • These fee increases put me out of business
  • Michael K
    • Comments
    • outrageous increases...
  • Brea V
    • Comments
    • Your increase in fees is way too dramatic!You are going to loose alot of your business!
    • Location
    • Rockford, Michigan
  • laird tyler f
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    • EXCESSIVE GREED
  • kathy c
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    • Greed will be the downfall of Ebay!
  • Jim S
    • Comments
    • Disappointed in increases, will start to look elsewhere for future auctions.
    • Location
    • Florida
  • cindy w
    • Comments
    • fees to high
  • Barry H
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    • Will explore other auction venues or create my own website--ENOUGH!!!
    • Location
    • Missouri
  • Scott A
    • Comments
    • This is greed at its highest level!!
    • Location
    • spokane, wa
  • Mark H
    • Comments
    • greed!!!! Need I say more
    • Location
    • BELPRE OHIO
  • Donald B
    • Comments
    • Lower the Fees