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Old 20 June 2018, 17:14   #1
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eBay final value fees - beware

I’ve just sold 2 sibs. As usual I list things on several sites including eBay, gumtree and sites relevant to what I’m selling to maximise exposure. Both sibs genuinely sold via gumtree enquiries and so I pulled the eBay auctions to avoid all that goes with auction bidders. eBay are now trying to charge me £140, being 10% of the last bid before I cancelled the second auction on the Zodiac. Weirdly they didn’t charge me for cancelling the Yam 360s the week before. I’ve complained but has anyone else experienced this? Here’s a link explaining their charges https://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/end_early.html
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Old 20 June 2018, 18:20   #2
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Im with ebay here sorry to say, You tried to take advantage of the system twice and got bitten.

I'm not a fan of ebay fees or ebay big brother tactics anymore than the next guy but you played the game and lost. You may just have poked the bear and they charge you for the other boat now.
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Old 20 June 2018, 18:40   #3
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Sorry Hymer but I'm with Dubrus on this one. The link you give explains clearly why you were charged... the auction had run over 24hrs and you had bids.
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Be careful posting the same worded adverts on eBay and gumtree they are linked (I believe the eBay group now own gumtree) and the gumtree add takes its viewers to eBay on the apps but the lister cannot see it doing this when your logged in or using their apps to view your listing, check your gumtree add from a pc and you will see!
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Old 21 June 2018, 00:35   #5
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Yes I know that I played the system and lost. It was unknown to me until now and was just a warning really for those who might not be aware of it and are on the other end of the kind of cash deal suggested in the recent what to buy thread.

Yes gumtree are owned by eBay now as I discovered from the photo urls: I hope the Auzzies that started it got to buy themselves new campervans!
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I find it annoying when bidding on eBay for an item you want ,which then gets cancelled for no apparent reason.
But never knew you get charged for it if you have bids, sellers beware indeed
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I guess this only happens on auction items and not buy it now
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Old 21 June 2018, 04:01   #8
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I guess this only happens on auction items and not buy it now
they both had bin but that option disappearers as soon as thereís a bid above reserve (which was £1). I see they do classified ads and will use that in future as I guess they show up on eBay searches.
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Ebay own Gumtree.

You've entered into an agreement (that's effectively what you're doing) by placing goods for sale, so late cancellations can incur fees.
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They're after this chap for £200 after he tried to be clever & have passed it to the debt collectors.
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...f=10&t=1750153
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