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PayPal fee for selling on eBay - think I've been overcharged

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PayPal fee for selling on eBay - think I've been overcharged

Hi everyone, 

I've just sold an item on eBay for £8.10 (item cost £5, postage cost £3.10). PayPal have taken 70p as their fee but if the charge is 2.9% + 30p, I think they should only have taken 53p. I am based in the UK and a personal seller. 

Can anyone shed light on why I was charged so much? It seems like a mistake but am finding it difficult to contact PayPal or query this with them. 

Thanks for your help, 

Lin 

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Re: PayPal fee for selling on eBay - think I've been overcharged

@LinR1 

 

Is the buyer international?


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Re: PayPal fee for selling on eBay - think I've been overcharged

No, they are also in the UK.
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Re: PayPal fee for selling on eBay - think I've been overcharged

Is this a sales tax as a buyer, or are you being charged extra as a seller ???

 

I was charged sales tax as a buyer...... 6.5% and my state is 6% sales tax...  I told the seller that I was overcharged and he said he couldn't do anything about that, sorry.

 

Glad I found this forum...   Now at least I can ask.........

 

JHQ

 

 

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Re: PayPal fee for selling on eBay - think I've been overcharged

I was charged extra as a seller. 

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Re: PayPal fee for selling on eBay - think I've been overcharged

No, UK buyer, as far as I can tell. 

 

I sold another item a few days later for the same price and that had a lower PayPal fee, in line with what I expected, so I'm baffled by this first one! 

 

It's not a huge amount of money but I felt bad because I was selling my daughter's toy for her and she got a bit less money than she'd expected.