Save eBay and PayPal Fees – List on Kijiji and Show up for FREE on eBay

Posted on October 16, 2008. Filed under: eBay | Tags: , , , |


Try searching for a refrigerator on eBay (in the new Search) and you will see returned at the very top:

“Are you looking for… appliances for sale locally on Kijiji Classifieds?”

Click on the URL on eBay and you see the following (note that I do not live in Washington, D.C. — it just came up as the default):



Note to eBay sellers: Save yourself the listing fees AND the enormous final value fees AND the Paypal fees — just list on Kijiji and you can offer local buyers a great deal (since your selling fees will be zero)


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7 Responses to “Save eBay and PayPal Fees – List on Kijiji and Show up for FREE on eBay”

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eBay FVF is killing me. Thanks for the tip!

Is Kijiji the craigslist killer?

Any idea on the reason that they are doing this?

Just about everything I have done in the last year seems awful peculiar.

I’ve seen one comment somewhere suggesting that someone with a lot of influence may be looking to drive the stock down so they then could be bought out.

I’m not much into conspiracy theories, but it seems whenever you see eBay mentioned online anymore, it is in a negative fashion. So, if that is their plan, it is working like magic.

I suppose they have some sort of master plan, but it definitely has me scratching my head.

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Very nice information. Thanks for this.

yeah well there hotshot there are a few flaws with that plan. Unless you are selling a dishwasher nobody wants to use kiji because it is a pain in the a**.

Charging two fees under the guises of two companies is very surreptitious of ebay. It is exorbitant and gouges users. The entire fee should be consolidated so users can understand they are paying ebay’s listing fee and final value fee, and Paypal’s transaction fees. In other words you pay 8.75% of final sale value on ebay (or $25, whichever is less), ebay’s listing fee (usually another $.25), and Paypal’s 2.9% and $.30. Four fees!! WOW! What a rip off. They’re raking in 11.65% plus about $1 in flat fees. Since the percentages are both subtracted off of the final sale fee (instead of in series), Ebay & company gets every seller for at least 11.65% of their final sale! That’s more than Chicago’s sales tax 0f 10.25%, the highest in the U.S. If ebay wants to gouge its customers, they could at least combine all fees to make them a little more transparent. From now on I will only list items on ebay…not sell them. I will cancel my auctions before they expire to avoid these ridiculous fees and sell my items directly to buyers – hence only using ebay as advertising. And for that I will sacrifice the listing fee…nothing more. I might also create a second ebay account and outbid everybody on my own auctions and contact the next highest bidder and offer the auction item to them at the highest price they bid (outside the realm of ebay of course). Any way to avoid these ridiculous fees. Thanks, but NO THANKS!

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