How much does Paypal fee cost when you list something on Ebay?

Didn’t even know that Paypal takes anything. I know Ebay takes about 10 percent, and if Paypal takes a ridiculous amount then I’m about to cancel my sale because this is just a rip off. I know that both companies, more so Ebay is helping you sell something but Paypal should not get a large percent since there not the one’s hosting the sale but ebay is. I’m expecting Paypal to be something small maybe 2 or 3 percent at most.
Thanks for that, still kind of pissy about it because that means 13 percent of my sale on my item is going to these companies. Kind of sickening, but I have no choice because listing on Craigslist is a hassle and I probably will make more money on Ebay in the end. Oh well, I just have to tough it up and realize that they are a business and they’re in it to make money too.

Why no longer accept PayPal(from eaby)

We have not written this to discourage anyone from using paypal but simply to enforce our position as to why we do not use paypal.

We no longer accept paypal because they repeatedly messed us about freezing our account requesting pointless information they already have and offering zero support. we have now set in place a reliable mechanism that allows you to pay using a credit or debit card immediately after you have won an item from us, once you win an ittem, check your email and you will find a message that has a link to pay now using your card.

We did used to accept paypal but have now changed our company policy due to several reasons. Firstly we have a facility to accept credit and debit cards via our merchant facility provided by Halifax bank of scotland and this offers us low cost payment processing.
We also have a selection of alternatives to suit most people. PayPal is a very expensive method of accepting payment and also in our experiance totally unreliable.

PayPal has no regard for its business customers and no respect or support is available. When operating a business, you expect a payment solution to be 100% reliable and free from interuption at all times. A solution that you can rely on when there is a problem and has friendly support staff that you can talk to etc.

PayPal have a habbit of freezing the accounts of Honest people at anytime for any reason without notice. This is also in their terms of service, THEY CAN LIMIT YOUR ACCOUNT AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE AND FOR ANY REASON. This is not suitable for any serious online business and can cause disruption, Distrust and other issues between a company and their customers.

Many of you reading this will have used paypal for years and not had a problem but there will be an equal number of people reading this who only use paypal because they have to, you have had accounts frozen for no reason and found paypals customer support to be no better than useless. Their so called customer support representatives unable or not willing to see it from your point of view even when it is blatently ovious..

Paypal has made millions of people very angry and sits there with the attitude that if those people do not like it, they just better learn to put up with it. PayPal make so much money and have so many members, they do not care about upsetting their customers because they have so many others and think that theose they do upset have no choice but to continue using their service.


Of course, PayPal would deny the above and would say that they only limit peoples accounts when there is cause but if thats the case, why has there been so many law suits against PayPal and why is there so many millions of people out there who cringe when they hear the name PayPal.

What amazes me is that ebay bought PayPal to offer their buyers and sellers the solution of safe and secure payments, I would also think they wanted reliability for their sellers who are their biggest asset, YET ebay do nothing to change the way PayPal operates.

You would assume that PayPal only freeze the accounts of Bad People but you would be WRONG.. PayPal have also frozen the accounts of many good people doing honest business and trying to make an honest living on ebay. While the Bad people, The Smash and Grab criminals get away with millions.

Example.. You are a Good Person using PayPal for many months, you have the odd dispute from customers whos package arrives late but you always resolve these and the customer is happy.
PayPal then freezes your account claiming they have to for reasons of Money Laundering and that you need to setup a direct debit to have the account restored. So you add your bank details and the account gets restored. THAT CAUSED DISRUPTION BECAUSE IT TOOK 6 DAYS TO RESOLVE. You then continue trading and accepting payments for another few months. SUDDENLY the account is limited again because of the same money laundering excuse. This time they want Photo ID, A copy of your latest utility bill, Proof of Inventory for all your stock and Postal tracking proof for all items sold in the last 48 hours.
Now you cannot accept payments anymore at least until the information they request is sent to them and even then, your not guaranteed they will remove the account limitation.
A Busy trader who oinly has paypal to accept payments will lose hundreds of pounds and will lose customers trust all because of paypals neglect for being a reliable solution.

That is just one example, paypal can limit your account simply because you receive a payment that is higher than your average payment receipts or simply because you login from a computer other than the one you usually use.

There is then the smash and grab theives who setup a paypal account, Add a bank account, Maybe a savings account they setup with a bank with limited ID then open a ebay account, For a few weeks they buy feedback (and yes you can on ebay although its agains policy, people still do it) Then once they have a feedback of 10 or 11, they list something like an apple mac laptop or something they would get £500 for. Once the poor unsuspecting buyer pays via Paypal, the theif immediately withdraws the money to the bank account 500 quid better off, dissapears. It might seem like a lot of work for £500 quid but think about it, people break into a car if they see half a packet of cigarettes on the seat.

So what is ebay doing about it?

Nothing, ebay trust Paypal to run the company for them.
ebays customer support is totally different from PayPal, ebay are polite and courtious and give you the feeling they care and want you to be a customer where as PayPal give you the feeling that they couldnt care less.
ebay need to take note that if their sellers have PayPal accounts limited that they list items without PayPal and those items do not sell as well. They are the ones ultimately losing revenue.

PayPal needs to be operated by ebay staff and by ebay.
ebay should take back PayPal and run it in the same way as they run their own website. They should link the systems so that trusted ebay sellers do not have to put up with paypal problems.

Next time you see an ebay item on sale and the seller does not accept paypal, do not just say, no paypal, must be dodgy, Take a look at their feedbac k and the other options they offer for payment because that person may be so sick of PayPal that they have decided not to give them anymore business. If a shop in a high street upset you, you would not shop there anymore would you?



How to sell on ebay without using Paypal

Realize that ebay own’s Paypal so they push users to use their system.If you are an Australian ebay user then Paymate is a great solution.
If you are a Canadian ebay user then CertaPay is great.
If you are a UK ebay usere then Nochex is great.

US ebay users and International Users can all use RevolutionMoneyExchange with a US Bank Account.
A Merchant Account & Gateway is the best solution to selling on ebay without Paypal and wanting to accept credit cards.


Accepted Payments Policy

eBay wants to ensure that the marketplace offers buyers an array of safe, appropriate, and convenient payment choices for the marketplace. As described in our safe buying guide, eBay strongly encourages sellers to offer payments through PayPal – PayPal is not only convenient to use, but it also offers buyers and sellers industry leading protection against fraud, chargebacks and theft of financial data. Merchants with their own merchant credit card processing account, and those who use a third-party credit card processor, may also offer their buyers the option of paying directly with a credit card online (including through third party checkout) or by phone.

From time to time, as new payment services arise, eBay will evaluate them to determine whether they are appropriate for the marketplace. Payment services that are not permitted on eBay may, in fact, be outstanding services for consumers in other contexts. eBay’s evaluation relates only to whether a particular service is appropriate for the eBay marketplace. eBay will consider the following factors, among others, in making its determination:


Whether the payment model offers substantial financial, privacy and anti-fraud protection for buyers and sellers

Whether the payment model raises the potential for confusion among eBay users, or involves incentives that may present fraud concerns

Whether the payment model involves precious metals, or other non-cash (points, miles, minutes, coupons, discounts) as consideration

Whether the payment service has a substantial historical track record of providing safe and reliable financial and/or banking related services (new services without such a track record generally cannot be promoted on eBay)

The identity, background and other business interests of the payment service sponsor

The license/regulatory status of the payment provider in the countries where it provides payment services

Offline payment methods generally do not offer the same level of protection or convenience as online payments. Nonetheless, they may be appropriate for certain types of transactions and sellers may use listings to offer acceptance of most valid financial instruments including personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders or COD.

Permitted on Sellers may offer to accept PayPal, credit cards including MasterCard/Visa /Amex/Discover, debit cards and bank electronic payments online for eBay purchases. Sellers may also offer to accept bank-to-bank transfers, often known as bank wire transfers or bank cash transfers. Sellers may accept COD (cash on delivery) or cash for in person transactions. Sellers may offer to accept personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, certified checks and other negotiable instruments. Please see the “Some Examples” section of this policy for those evaluated payment services permitted in the eBay marketplace.

Not permitted on Sellers may not solicit buyers to mail cash. Sellers may not ask buyers to send cash through instant cash transfer services (non-bank, point-to-point cash transfers) such as Western Union or Moneygram. Sellers may not solicit payment through “topping off” of a seller’s pre-paid credit or debit card. Finally, sellers may not request payment through online payment methods not specifically permitted in this policy. Please see the “Some Examples” section of this policy for those evaluated payment services not permitted in the eBay marketplace.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions including:


Listing cancellation

Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

Listing cancellation

Limits on account privileges

Loss of PowerSeller status

Account suspension

Some Examples Of Accepted Methods

Payment Services permitted on eBay:, Bidpay, cash2india, CertaPay,,,,,,,, XOOM

Payment Services not permitted on eBay:,,,,,, CCAvenue, ecount, e-gold,,, EuroGiro,, Google Checkout, gcash, GearPay,,,,, Liberty Dollars,,,,,,, paypay, Postepay,,,, stamps, Stormpay,,


The Story Can Be Found Here:
Paypal freezes $20k in Hurricane Katrina Relief

What are the Acceptable Alternatives to Payapl?

If you want to start a business then get registered where you live and get a merchant account and gateway service to process credit and debit cards.
People respect businesses much more than Paypal because they know you are a legitimate business and have to adhere to the law.

Sellers may offer to accept:

*PayPal, merchant credit cards (including MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Discover® Network), debit cards, and bank electronic payments for eBay purchases.
*Bank-to-bank transfers, often known as bank wire transfers or bank cash transfers.
*Cash on Delivery (COD) or cash for in-person transactions.
*Personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, certified checks, and other negotiable instruments.

You can use this on eBay because RevolutionMoneyExchange is a BANK WITH A BANKING CHARTER
First Bank & Trust, Brookings, SD

This is the best service on the internet for simple payments.

Number one this is a bank fully FDIC insured not like Paypal. This system is regulated by the US government and therefore much safer and secure. If you risk entering your information into Paypal you are putting yourself at risk. Paypal uses employees in foreign countries that have no extradition treaties with the US and give them access to your financial details, if they abuse this power there is no repercussions the US has no jurisdiction. So Why in the world would you use Paypal. It isn’t safe, it isn’t a bank, they don’t have to follow banking laws, they have no banking charter, and you think they are a good company simply because everyone else uses it. That is a Lemmings solution. Use a bank with a banking charter that is under US laws and is backed by the FDIC.

The solution is very simple, I sent you an invitation for signing up with RevolutionaryMoneyExchange

About the Company:

This was developed by Steven Case founder of AOL and is a brand new system from Nov. 2007

Please do some research on it and read who is behind this new service it is quite amazing.

Read the Yahoo article here:

and then also read the USA Today Article:

Its a new concept to compete with Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, and Discover. The Revolution Card is in Barne’s and Noble since Nov. 2007 There is 150,000 merchants now using it.

What do you have to loose?
Nothing you’ll make $25 and you can spend that at my online store. Don’t be an idiot and don’t get scared. All banks ask for your SS number & ID, that is what happens when you deal with a bank under a banking charter. Go to any bank and apply you’ll be asked for the same things. Be Smart, Be Protected, Be Safe Online, Use US Companies, Get American Customer Support, And Stop Being An Idiot. Be A Proud American Individual.

Payments Permitted and Not Permitted

Payment Services permitted on eBay:, Bidpay (Closed-Was A Great Service), Canadian Tire Money, cash2india, CertaPay,,,,,,,, XOOM

Payment Services not permitted on eBay:,,,,,, CCAvenue, ecount, e-gold,,, EuroGiro,, Google Checkout, gcash, GearPay,,,,, Liberty Dollars,,,,,,, paypay, Postepay,,,, stamps, Stormpay,,

Google Checkout it is a great new service with very low rates, actually the best rates for processing credit cards, you won’t need a merchant account or a gateway.  You won’t be able to use this on ebay because they have made it an unacceptable means to complete a transaction.
Find out more at
(However you can’t use this on ebay)