Starting on Sep. 22 sellers can no longer offer insurance to buyers in their listings. According to eBay,
quote:sellers are responsible for their items until they are safely in their customers' hands.
So how is one supposed to account for an additional insurance cost? According to ebay,
quote:you can choose to add your insurance cost into your handling charges...or...You could also start your item at a slightly higher price to cover the cost of insurance.
Hmmmm...higher starting price = higher insertion fee = more money for ebay.
Also, all 3rd party listing services such as Auctiva, can no longer offer an insurance choice through their check out. This means that if you wish to insure your item through Auctiva, you will have to manually add it and pay for it yourself.
So much for making a little extra off of Auctiva Insurance.
I have never been closer to ending my ebay business. I wonder what ebay will do with all those happy buyers when there are no longer any sellers offering anything to buy. Will ebay then realize that their Customers are actually SELLERS and NOT buyers?