Report: #1152448

Complaint Review: eBay

  • Submitted: Thu, June 05, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, June 05, 2014
  • Reported By: Angelos — Austin Texas
  • eBay


eBay eBay Rip-off Internet

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We recently discovered that Ebay charges an insertion fee of $ 20.00 not only when you start a listing but MONTHLY for as long as your listing is not sold, and this is regardless of how low your asking price is.

This charge is collected if you place an item for sale in their "imaging" category. When you look at their fee schedule for this category, it prominently displays an insertion fee of $ 20.00 and a selling fee of 4% of the selling price. You have to dig in into their fine print to find out that this is a MONTHLY charge (it took us 45 minutes to get to the right screen that says that this is a monthly charge).

What a rip-off !!! We just tallied our charges and they amount to over $ 600.00. Over $ 320.00 for an item that we were trying to sell for $ 250.00.

They call this fee an "insertion fee". How can they justify collecting in perpetuity? You only insert an item once, when you start your listing.

We wonder how many eBay customers have been riped-off this way

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