I've also seen people say in their tradelists that they "only accept Paypal F&F or you pay fees"
Could we possibly disallow the use of this kind of wording in tradelists as well?
Kind of "weasel words" for this sort of thing are "$xx.xx amount to me."
That is, as opposed to saying "This item is $40.00" (which would mean the buyer pays $40.00, and the seller gets that amount minus fees," the buyer is expected to pay an amount which results in the seller getting $40.00 - whether by doing Gift/Friends&Family, or by paying the fee on the amount.
Granted, the seller could just say the item is $41 (or whatever), and there wouldn't be anything inherently wrong with that.
But to list it as $40, with the expectation of getting $40, is to intend to work around the fees.
God, I'd have to report the last 20 people I've bought from on here...I'm so used to it that it doesn't even phase me anymore, I just check their feedback before I pay...
I wonder if it would even be any better if people just added the 2.39% or whatever the fee is for the total intended cost or if people would still look at that price as if "asking to pay the fees" unless it's rounded up nicely. I just imagine people would secretly scorn once they see it's obvious they added in the total.
I only see this stopping if people get very long trade bans for doing this, but I can't imagine most people report it.
Bump for relevance.
The new changes listed in the OP starting today should address some of these issues going forward.
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