Auction tips and tricks

Auction Information Channel

SEARCH: The auction information channel Directory of Information

auctions Akron, Ohio listings, estate sales Akron, Ohio, surplus liquidations Akron, Ohio

We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
 Please check back frequently as new topics are added and current topics are updated daily.


Click here to show your advertising on hundreds of sites instantly
officejax online auction and surplus outlet shopping mall

Place your TextLink AD here free
Pet pictures cat pictures dog pictures   used bmx bicycles for sale   used diecast toys for sale   surplus advertising supplies for sale

Is The eBay Fee Increase Actually Good For Business?


Fee Increase Leaves Some Sellers Angry, Others Thrilled

Much of my email from readers this month concerned the recent announcement from eBay that it will increase many seller fees on February 18, 2005. Since many business people use eBay's online store system as their primary ecommerce point of sale, it's no surprise that most of the emails I received were of the angry variety.

One email in particular caught my attention because it urged me to visit a website to sign an online petition protesting the fee hike. The email directed me to http://www.petitiononline.com/eBayfee/petition.html and upon further investigation I found that 22,548 digital signatures had already been collected (as of this writing).

Thank goodness not all of them had my email address.

This will be the fifth rate hike in as many years for the auction giant and should really come as no surprise. Price hikes are a normal course of business. It was the size of the hike that has many sellers upset.

The rate hike involved the following fees:

· A basic eBay Store will now cost sellers $15.95 a month, a 60% increase from the current $9.95 a month.

· Closing commissions on most items sold through eBay Stores will increase by 50 percent.

· Gallery photo fees will increase from 25 to 35 cents.

· The Buy It Now fee will jump from a flat fee of 5 cents to 10 cents for items priced over $10 and 25 cents for items over $50.

· Final value fees will rise from 5.25% to 8%.

Many of the emails I received pointed out that small sellers are making very little profit as it is so the increase in fees will only serve to drive these sellers completely out of the eBay business. Some sellers accuse eBay of purposefully trying to run them off, but I doubt that's the case. eBay has no reason to drive away the small sellers, but that realization never occurs to those who feel they are being priced out of the market.

Not everyone is too concerned over the fee increase. Jim Cockrum, eBay Powerseller, publisher of "Creative eBay Selling News," the world's largest newsletter on creative eBay selling, and author of one of the best selling eBay books of all time "The Silent Sales Machines Hiding On eBay" has other opinions.

"I don't see the eBay fee increase as a bad thing," Cockrum said in a phone interview. "I actually see it as just the opposite - it's a good thing because eBay is eliminating my competition for me. Who leaves eBay when eBay increases seller fees? It's not the customers (or shoppers). They don't go anywhere since they aren't affected. Only a handful of the weaker sellers leave eBay when fees go up."

Cockrum recommends that sellers use eBay in non-traditional ways to build their online businesses so that future fee hikes will not have an affect on their e-business.

"Selling on eBay continues to be one of the more popular ways to make money online, though very few people are getting rich with an eBay business alone," Cockrum said. "Many Powersellers don't make enough profit to cover their costs. The key to really making money with eBay is not in selling items at auction, but to use eBay to drive customers to your other online ventures. If you do that, the rate hikes do not affect your bottomline nearly as much."

Not everyone shares Cockrum's enthusiasm. Many small sellers think the government or a regulatory board of some kind should get involved to help keep eBay fees in line. This probably won't come to pass anytime soon, but who knows. I can remember when a little company called Microsoft had free rein before they killed off all comers and came to monopolize their market. eBay seems to be headed in the same direction.

The threat of regulation may be the reason eBay is now attempting to smooth the ruffled feathers of the miffed masses. eBay announced this week that they would give a one-time $15.95 credit to eBay store owners and reduce minimum listing fees for inexpensive items from 30 cents to 25 cents, effective immediately.

Too little, too late? Could be. Many sellers believe that eBay may be writing its own obituary with such stringent price increases and such little thought for the smaller merchant. The online petition predicted the long term effects of the fee increase to be:

· Smaller sellers will stop selling on eBay and try to sell somewhere else online. They will never have the chance to expand themselves on eBay.

· Larger sellers may consider starting their own online store or sell elsewhere.

· Prices of auctions will increase. Buyers will turn back to retail stores. The idea of eBay is that you can find things cheaper there, even when adding shipping and handling together.

· Discourage new sellers, decreasing competition (which is what the eBay market thrives on for pricing).

Only time will tell if the predictions come true, but for the short term many smaller sellers are closing down their eBay stores and moving up the street to Yahoo.com.

Here's to your success!

Tim Knox

Small Business Q&A is written by veteran entrepreneur and syndicated columnist, Tim Knox. Tim's latest books include "Small Business Success Secrets" and "The 30 Day Blueprint For Success!" Related Links: http://www.smallbusinessqa.com http://www.dropshipwholesale.net


TODAYS NEWS BY OFFICEJAX FREE ADVERTISING AND AD EXCHANGE SOLUTIONSMORE RESOURCES updated Thu. October / 19 / 2017

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018
Reuters
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, the head of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender ...

and more »

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 (BHP, BLT) - Markets Insider

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 (BHP, BLT)
Markets Insider
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, the head of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender ...

and more »

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 - Reuters Africa

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018
Reuters Africa
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, the head of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender ...


UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 - Reuters Africa

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018
Reuters Africa
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, the head of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender ...

and more »

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018
Reuters
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, the head of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender ...

and more »

Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 - Times of India

Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018
Times of India
(Adds quotes, context on reservoir unitization). By Marianna Parraga. HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, the head of the National Hydrocarbons ...

and more »

Pristine 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 heads to auction - expressandstar.com

expressandstar.com

Pristine 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 heads to auction
expressandstar.com
An immaculate 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 with a mere 6,000 miles on the clock will go under the hammer next month. The classic fast Ford will be auctioned as part of Silverstone Auctions' NEC Classic Motor Show Sale, and is tipped to sell for ...

and more »

Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 - Reuters

Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018
Reuters
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another oil auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, a senior official said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender in an election year. The bid ...

and more »

Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 - Reuters Africa

Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018
Reuters Africa
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another oil auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, a senior official said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender in an election year. The bid ...

and more »

Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018 - Reuters Africa

Mexico expects to hold a third oil and gas auction in 2018
Reuters Africa
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another oil auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, a senior official said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender in an election year. The bid ...

and more »

Google News

free amv format video downloads   amv format video downloads   amv format videos                    office cubicles and office partitions for sale in Ohio                                
 


Click here to place your AD on this page for freeHere

Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It

Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It

Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It

Surplus Outlet Directory
www.OfficeJax.info

www.ElletFleaMarket.has.It

5th Avenue Flea market
www.5thAvenue.Has.It

Free Automatic Link Exchange

Find homes for rent
in Akron Ohio
www.homes4rent.has.it

 

 

AUCTIONS OHIO


AUCTIONS AKRON OHIO

Ron Rosier's auctions formerly located on Arlington St. Watch here for our new location.

AUCTIONS CANTON OHIO

Carol's Auction
 
2906 Waynesburg Dr. SE. Canton, OH. 44707-2065
Carol Hall & Bill Alge MAP

Dueber Rd. Auctions

 

Auctions Ripley, Ohio
Campbell auctioneer


OHIO AUCTIONS

 

 

Surplus Overstock and used PET SUPPLIES

buy arts and crafts supplies below wholesale in Akron, Ohio

university of akron university housing available

Find unclaimed freight in Akron Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

officejax surplus office furniture outlet Akron, ohio

[Back to Top]

OfficeJax free ad space available here

online shopping
 in Akron, Ohio

Triplet jeweler's loop's
magnification for crafting
coin collecting
jewelry appraisal
NOT $169.00
NOT $99.00
While supply lasts
$15.00

Akron crafts and hobby news center

Akron currency trading

Akron Ohio pet news

Advertising and promotions Akron, Ohio

Best Tips and Home Remedies

The Akron blogging news center

Akron Ohio web site design news

Akron Mortgaging and refinancing

auction Akron Ohio

auctions Akron Ohio

 

auction news and listings for Akron, Ohio

Rosier's Auction
Akron, Ohio

Home | Site Map
© 2012 All Rights Reserved

    

Akron beacon journal unclaimed property storage unit university of akron honda akron ohio dodge akron ohio pontiac akron ohio akron real estate ford akron ohio jeep akron ohio restaurant akron chevrolet akron ohio cadillac akron ohio  used car akron ohio akron ohio lexus akron ohio mazda akron ohio akron canton airport akron child hospital gmc akron ohio hyundai akron ohio insurance akron akron oh real estate buick akron ohio chrysler akron ohio toyota akron ohio akron attorney akron beacon journal obituary akron mercury ohio acura akron ohio volkswagen akron ohio health insurance akron nissan akron ohio flight to akron akron watson akron u akron doctor akron general hospital akron public schools city of akron akron beacon akron city hospital kia akron ohio akron family  mortgage akron akron apartment oh rental bmw akron ohio akron general medical center infiniti akron ohio akron vacation akron public library akron canton university of akron ohio akron florist mercedes benz akron ohio akron travel akron beacon journal classifieds mitsubishi akron ohio audi akron ohio saturn akron ohio akron ohio porsche akron news akron metropolitan area transportation study akron municipal court akron school closings akron airport akron aeros akron civic theater akron zips akron newspaper akron brass oldsmobile akron ohio jaguar of akron ohio wayside furniture akron ohio akron oh hotel hotel akron akron zoo akron pa real estate akron hospital akron summit county public library akron apartment akron general akron ohio plymouth akron auto auction 98.1 akron wkdd akron beacon journal.com akron weather summit mall akron ohio akron summit county library  bank of akron akron ferrari ohio akron art museum akron zips football ticket akron dental insurance akron ny real estate akron ohio zip code news akron ohio university of akron athletics akron lincoln ohio akron lawyer akron police department  coroplast akron ohio custom signs and advertising solutions at OfficeJax online flea market