quote:Originally posted by Magie Noire:
Because eBay is a monopoly and has billions of play dollars to play with -- BidPay doesn't.
I hate the fees as well. Still at the end of the day, I'm pleased I can sell something I paid $1.00 for, for $99.95 or whatever.
I agree, this year PayPal fees may go up. At some point, they will have to get creative with their fee hikes. They can't continue to raise them every year. They'll knock out their small sellers. Don't think for a second eBay wants to rid themselves of their smaller sellers. They don't. I was thinking they might do a tierd fee structure or something. I'm not sure how it would work.
Given the way eBay has increased their fees, I wouldn't be surprised if Paypal increased the fees on their Merchant Rates for monthly sales over $3000. This would keep the fee increase from hitting the little guy. I would guess something along the line of a .25% increase per Merchant tier.