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#4226 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:30 AM

I just posted in the Marketplace about a bunch of 4:3 LCD monitors I am pushing.  These are surplussed from our division, I am testing each one of them on an F18A, and right now have around 15 or 20 with about 50 more on the way.  They are slated to be disposed of sometime next week so the more interest I can get now the better.  I am asking $10 each singly, or $5 each for four or more, plus packaging and shipping which I will determine once I know there is interest.



#4227 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:46 PM

For those looking for a TI-99/4 console.



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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:39 PM

I haven't sold anything on ebay for a number of years. While doing some research, it seems that I would have to pay a 10% base fee plus 4% additional fee because I have no current seller rating.  14% sure is a hefty fee.. does anyone have experience with ebay to know if this is really the case?



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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:45 PM

I know that they charge you a 10% fee of your total selling price and they also charge a 10% fee of your shipping price. It's gotten ridiculous!

On top of that, PayPal charges you around 3% of the total transaction.


Edited by ClassicComp, Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:45 PM.


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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:15 PM

you are welcome to sell through arcadeshopper.com for a more reasonable fee pm if interested



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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:54 PM

eBay only charges the 10% on your shipping if you do not use eBay's shipping options.  This is mean to prevent people from boosting up shipping price to avoid fees.  Otherwise, yes, you will pay 10% to eBay and around 3% to PayPal.  I have no idea about the extra 4% for low rating.

 

BTW, I understand this applies to individual sellers. If you have a store you pay less in fees, but how much less is not clear to me.



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:39 AM

TI-99/4 in original, albeit water damaged, box. No indication that it actually works and very sparse description, so buyer beware. Looks like it also includes a cassette cable but no Program Recorder.

 

https://www.ebay.com...or/283423994103



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:39 AM

Not mine.  Corcomp 9900 Mini PES (32K, RS232, Serial - NO disk, NO PSU):  https://www.ebay.com...0?ul_noapp=true

 

I do have a PSU spare laying around that I bought for these.  Will have to find how much I paid for it.  So if you buy this, let me know and I'll research the PSU cost for you.



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:17 AM

eBay only charges the 10% on your shipping if you do not use eBay's shipping options.  This is mean to prevent people from boosting up shipping price to avoid fees.  Otherwise, yes, you will pay 10% to eBay and around 3% to PayPal.  I have no idea about the extra 4% for low rating.

 

BTW, I understand this applies to individual sellers. If you have a store you pay less in fees, but how much less is not clear to me.

 

Can you confirm that it is indeed true that they don't charge fees on shipping if you buy shipping through ebay?  Because that would be news to me and contrary to what I believed.  I still remember when they changed the policy and began charging sales fee on the full amount so if they changed at some point I missed it.


Edited by Mitkraft, Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:21 AM.


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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:34 AM

This is what I was told by two different eBay reps, one who understood my question and one to whom I had to explain my question.  I will confirm by going back through my last two sales... stand by...



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:54 AM

Okay, on a recent sale for $20 + $7.42 shipping, PayPal hit me up for $1.10 (roughly 4%,) and eBay charged me $2.47, 10% of the sale. 

 

Mother-effers.

 

In total, my $20 sale netted me $16.43, or 82% of my sale price.  That is like a tax bracket.



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:19 PM

Okay, on a recent sale for $20 + $7.42 shipping, PayPal hit me up for $1.10 (roughly 4%,) and eBay charged me $2.47, 10% of the sale. 

 

Mother-effers.

 

In total, my $20 sale netted me $16.43, or 82% of my sale price.  That is like a tax bracket.

 

Looks like that's 9% of the item + shipping ($27.42 x .09 = $2.47). This is how I've always understood it. Certain item categories have differing percentages and if you have an ebay store (also a monthly fee), the percentages are slightly lower.

 

The lower your price, the more they take as a percentage. When I sell $2.99 CDs or DVDs with $3 shipping, I net about $1 after all is said and done (subtract ebay & PayPal fees, cost of shipping and cost of packaging). I sell them since I'd prefer not to throw them away, but sometimes I feel it's just a fool's errand.



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:57 PM

That month I received a credit, thus the discrepancy.

 

Discounts and credits
Credits-$0.27
Subtotal-$0.27



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:16 PM

Thats what I thought. You just got charged the standard 9% final value fee. FYI, the PayPal fee is 2.9%+30 cents which equals your $1.10.

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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:28 PM

Good to have that figured out.  Still, eBay is charging the percentage on the total sale plus shipping.  And still makes it not worth selling small stuff and just chucking it instead -- better to just run it by a local charity.

 

(I say "worth" it because I also have to keep assorted boxes and packing material on-hand, which start to become a nuisance and cumbersome.)



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:17 PM

ebay seller "help" is where I found the info for the 10% final value fee and the 4% additional fee since I don't have a seller level anymore. Paying fees for shipping and for paypal are icing on the cake. 

 

Standard fees for most categories, including Music > Records, eBay Motors > Parts & Accessories, and eBay Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies. For vehicles, see our Motors fees.  First 50 listings free per month, then $0.35 per listing*  10% (maximum fee $750**)

 

We may apply additional final value fees on your sales in the following circumstances:

    If your account doesn't meet our minimum seller performance standards for the US at the time of sale, there will be an additional 4 percentage points fee on the standard final value fees at the time the item sells. You can go to your Seller Dashboard - opens in new window or tab to check your current seller level for the US region. Above Standard and eBay Top-rated Sellers will not be charged this fee



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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:26 PM

I just posted in the Marketplace about a bunch of 4:3 LCD monitors I am pushing.  These are surplussed from our division, I am testing each one of them on an F18A, and right now have around 15 or 20 with about 50 more on the way.  They are slated to be disposed of sometime next week so the more interest I can get now the better.  I am asking $10 each singly, or $5 each for four or more, plus packaging and shipping which I will determine once I know there is interest.

 

I'd like four of them.  Do you have room to bring to VCF-SE?



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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:44 PM

 

I'd like four of them.  Do you have room to bring to VCF-SE?

 

I will make room for them.  I am planning on renting an SUV for VCF as the lot I plan to bring I do not expect to fit into my car.



#4244 Flottmann1 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:32 AM

not Ebay,

Cyberdeck TI-99/4A Computer  with 3 USB

 

 

 

https://www.etsy.com...8c94418513800a1



#4245 Schmitzi ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:19 AM

wow. And they can make it portable :lust:



#4246 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:38 AM

That looks like a nice plaything--and seriously easy to transport too. . .



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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:21 AM

Nothing says it is TI-99/4A compatible............



#4248 Schmitzi ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:42 PM

There is a Rasp PI 3+ inside, so at least it is TIPI compatible ;)

(and should work for some TI99-emulators)



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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:44 PM

I don’t see the point of this mod. Gut a likely working TI only to turn it into an emulator machine which fits into a much smaller case?

Like gutting a working jukebox and turning it into a clothes dryer.

At first glance I was hoping for a true TI laptop.

Edited by Airshack, Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:45 PM.


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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:04 PM

I don’t see the point of this mod. Gut a likely working TI only to turn it into an emulator machine which fits into a much smaller case?

Like gutting a working jukebox and turning it into a clothes dryer.

At first glance I was hoping for a true TI laptop.

 

Now if it was a Silicon Graphics server to a mini fridge, that would at least be useful

 

https://www.instruct...-into-a-Fridge/







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