On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:45:35 AM UTC-4, Ralph Mowery wrote:
Over the years it's shifted to a larger percentage of Ebay
stuff being BIN. Which works for many things, like a part that
you need now. Auction works good for used, second hand, things.
Another thing that's changed is Ebay's fees have gotte outrageous.
The final value fee is now typically 10%. The when you pay for it
via paypal, they get a nice cut of that too. Ebay is like the perfect
business. It's pretty much a big server, no inventory, no carrying
costs, no involvment in actually selling it. You make the ad, you
handle the questions, it sells, they get a nice chunk of cash. I've
seen sellers bitching and saying they are moving to other venues, eg
Amazon, but Ebay is hard to ignore.