I did the same last night. I sent it by e-bay message and he got back to me saying the code was good and all and left good feedback
This is my first time selling on e-bay though, can anyone help me with 3 questions?
1) The fees are always deducted from the money you make only if you sell right? Will they still charge fees if your item doesn't sell?
2) How long until the buyer can no longer file a dispute? Is it until the return period I chose is over? I mean of course if he recieves something broken sure then complain but I mean like if I choose a 7 day return period and 2 weeks later I get a complaint, can they file a dispute?
3) Do I always have to use the e-bay shipping label? How much $ do they charge for that? Or can I just take care of it myself at the post office?
I was just curious about those 3 things. Thanks for anyone that helps!
1. Sadly yes, you still get charged. You'll still have to pay the insertion fee and any other fees for extras you put on the auction (buy-it-now, extra pics, etc.). But most of the time these are pretty small. I usually rack up no more than 15 or 20 cents per listing. The big fees come when you actually sell an item. On most normal auction listings (video games included) eBay will take 9% of the final sell price (not including shipping) up to a maximum of $50. The real gotcha moment is that eBay owns PayPal, so when PayPal takes their transaction fee, it's really eBay hitting you twice
2. From what I can find, a buyer has 45 days from the day they paid to open a dispute. I can't specifically find anything about a situation where a return time frame was listed and whether that had any bearing, though if you've been around these forums for any length of time, you'll quickly come to realize that eBay tends to side with the buyer most of the time.
3. No, you may take a package to the post office yourself. However, I've compared the pricing when doing labels through eBay, PayPal and the post office website, and they're always the same. In fact, the it's the post office that charges extra for doing it in person. I'd stick with doing it through eBay or PayPal. Tracking info is always automatically recorded and you'll have an indisputable record that you did ship the item (or at least paid to ship it.)
I hope that helps.