- ebay email
One buyer in his well-meaning but misguided attempt to be ultra-compliant has already paid me “through eBay” (not via PayPal) before I even sent him an invoice and although eBay hasn’t even notified me of the new system yet. Predictably, there is no record anywhere of the buyer’s payment at my end and he will obviously not get his purchase from me until the money shows up in my bank account.
Does the new system have different rules and fees for private and commercial sellers, whereby the latter may face more restrictions and higher fees?
Is it not possible any more for any seller (private or business) to give the buyer his bank account details after a sale is completed, and the buyers effects a bank transfer (in jurisdictions such as the euro zone, where payment by bank transfer is the norm)?
If the seller then marks the article as paid eBay has no reason to complain or to act. Or will that option be abolished and payment through eBay be made obligatory? But that will only work if eBay goes fully Amazon and abolishes all the users’ freedoms to communicate with each other and input status updates on the progress of their transactions.
Fraudulent or impatient buyers may become a problem if eBay refunds too willingly. I bet eBay will immediately claim the money from the seller and even if my balance with eBay is zero at that moment, eBay can probably get into my bank account via the existing direct debit authorization.
I also see that there is now a flat fee commission on any sale, in addition to the percentage commission. That kills all the 1 euro/1 dollar micro sales, which don’t bring in real money but which are fun for private sellers who don’t charge for their time.