Why are so many people trying to sell a Xbox One on Ebay?

#1starman98Posted 11/24/2013 10:10:38 AM
I don't get it......

Average selling price- $650 (Assume Buyer pays any shipping costs)

Price of Xbox One with tax- $540

Profit $110 but....

- $20 Paypal Fee
-$65 Ebay Fee
-$5 Shipping fee charged from Ebay

=$20 Profit

Is it really worth it for $20?
#2Brandy1977Posted 11/24/2013 10:11:27 AM
Could be broken systems they are just trying to get rid of.
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#3ElPolloDiablo87Posted 11/24/2013 10:12:21 AM
I've never sold anything on Ebay, but I call BS on your claim that there are $90 in fees per sale.
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#4CHRlSTMASPosted 11/24/2013 10:22:08 AM
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
I've never sold anything on Ebay, but I call BS on your claim that there are $90 in fees per sale.


It's not. eBay fees have now gone f***ing despicable.

I just sold my busted laptop and my monitor for some funds toward a TV which will go nicely with my PS4 on Friday.

Anyway, both sold combined for 234. I now owe eBay 23 of that, they took 13 of it when the two parties paid me through PayPal, so that's 36 out of 234 eBay just took.

BUT, I'm gonna spend another 20 sending the things.

So all in all, that's 56 lopped off 234, leaving me with just under 180. It's an absolute f***ing disgrace.

We really need a new company to come along and wipe the smile off eBay's face.
#56speednissanPosted 11/24/2013 10:23:43 AM
starman98 posted...
I don't get it......

Average selling price- $650 (Assume Buyer pays any shipping costs)

Price of Xbox One with tax- $540

Profit $110 but....

- $20 Paypal Fee
-$65 Ebay Fee
-$5 Shipping fee charged from Ebay

=$20 Profit

Is it really worth it for $20?


That's why I only sold a couple Wiis back in the day. The Ebay fees are horrible now.
#6whitelytningPosted 11/24/2013 10:25:08 AM
Brandy1977 posted...
Could be broken systems they are just trying to get rid of.


Its not.
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#7CasualNinjaPosted 11/24/2013 10:32:39 AM
Give it a couple weeks and those things will skyrocket before Christmas. All the people who procrastinate their shopping will pay a ton to make their kids happy.
#8That_Damn_KidPosted 11/24/2013 10:34:15 AM
eBay is doing a special where for new consoles like Xbox One, you get 50% final value fees
#9starman98(Topic Creator)Posted 11/24/2013 6:02:53 PM
That_Damn_Kid posted...
eBay is doing a special where for new consoles like Xbox One, you get 50% final value fees


Where did you find this out at?
#10assassin10133Posted 11/24/2013 6:18:10 PM
They're trying to turn a profit, there are people who bought the thing specifically for this reason, knowing it would sell out and hoping turn a good profit by selling theirs after. As a comparison my cousin got a PS4 off of Kijiji for $550 this last Wednesday.