More bloody stupid ebay rules

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Another thing no one mentioned (this time) is Ebays fees,which(if I remember correctly) were much lower when I joined 20 years ago, Now (if you get paid through paypal,(which was owned by Paypal but isint now)which ,even if you ask to be paid on collection usually gets paid by paypal anyway) is 13.4%+20p(inc paypal fees) capped at £250!!
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Just don’t use eBay to sell machines, I never have ;-)
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treefrog wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:45 pm Just don’t use eBay to sell machines, I never have ;-)
thats because you dont sell any !!ESCAPE!!
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I don't like to use ebay for machines (I do for some small business I run) I do sometimes use it for machines. In fact I did this week and it worked out well.

The problem for a lot of us who are involved in slots to a lesser degree than the big movers like MrP., TF and BP is we don't have the wide network of interested collectors and as many other options as they do (perhaps simply because we don't know of them).
I go to Coventry (where prices have decreased for standard items like the bandits I like). I've tried selling on this site (with no success) and my own site (with limited success). I've avoided EH so far but might change my mind about that, I don't even know if there are sellers fees at EH? I'm getting to know more collectors but it's a slow process mostly based on meeting people who buy or sell me machines.
Ebay is getting close to being unusable for slot related items it's true, although it's cheaper than some auction rooms.
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5% sellers fees at elephant
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Interesting.
The next Coventry Auction November 26th is 0% vendor's commission.

However seeing as we announced 12 years ago that The Coventry Auction would always be the last Sunday in November and others (perhaps I mean other) has twice now planned to clash with us, I do wonder how long before EH thinks that's a good idea and follows suit?

BP :lol:
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The next Coventry Auction November 26th is 0% vendor's commission.
did I miss something earlier or is this the first time its been announced that the sellers fee at Coventry will drop to 0% this year?
Surely this is something that should be trumpeted from the highest hill (EH would) not slipped into a post on a different subject.

By the way when do we start entering lots? or did I miss that too :lol:
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Selling in general auctions such as auction houses listed on the saleroom are no better. I recently sold a slot machine in Sheffield Auction Gallery and on their internet link achieved a bid of £250 which was OK ish but you have to wait up to a month to be paid which it was, and the deduction was over £60. By the time I had worked out the fuel to take the machine there, it made me wonder if it was all worth it! :!?!:
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Interesting advert for a Jennings Galaxy on Ebay and only about £500 over priced. The thing is, if you're going to forge a selling permit and photograph it at least make a good job of it. :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112594047660?rmvSB=true
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With my eyes I cannot even make out the permit number....

..................................never mind any alleged discrepancies?
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