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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,
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.........
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.