Can you believe eBay cancelled 2 of my auctions with no warning because in my description I asked that winning bidders add 3% to the total purchase price when using paypal. Is this just wrong of me to ask that the buyer pay this fee? I dont think so since paypal is a convenience to the buyer moreso than me.
This is the explanation eBay gave me:
First of all, I would only accept paypal payments as a favor to the buyer since I prefer a money order anyway... & 2nd paypal charges me 3% of every payment I receive through their service which is outrageous. If it was like a $100 sale then no big deal, but when you sell a $1200 item + $100 to ship it 3% is a large amount.Your listing(s) contained the following information:
"PAYPAL(add $10 to total for paypal fees...paypal charges me 3 percent
The above text is a reference to an additional charge for bidders who
pay by credit card or a separate payment processing service. This
surcharge, which is an added cost to the buyer over and above the final sale
price and reasonable shipping and handling costs, is not permitted on
Additional charges that are an added cost to the bidder over and above
the final sale price are not permitted by eBay. Currently, the only
fees that may be added to the final price of an eBay item are reasonable
shipping and handling fees, escrow service fees, and certain currency
Sorry I'm just venting now, but I feel like this is complete bullshit. The freaking bidder has the power to decide if he/she wants to pay my fees so I dont see the big deal.
Doesn't eBay own paypal? I seem to remember hearing that.