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Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:00 PM

Said goodbye to selling on eBay

I have sold many (perhaps tens) of thousands of dollars on eBay over the years, and never resented their cut for managing the site. After several months of a hiatus in selling, I listed an item today to find out that I needed to re-register. I gritted my teeth about entering the last four of my SSN for them, but I completely balked when they wanted the ability to remove funds directly from my checking account. I don't worry so much about eBay, but if someone hacks them, then I could be screwed, blued and tattooed. And, no, I am not willing to open another checking account with just a few bucks just for eBay selling access. I guess all good things come to an end.

Access to withdraw funds directly from my checking account? Not just no, but Hell no.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:01 PM

1. it says right on the card , this is not an id . hem

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:05 PM

2. I have to agree with that.

I went and checked my eBay and mine is tied to my credit card. Also has a link for PayPal (which is owned by eBay and DOES have access to my checking.)

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Response to padfun (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:11 PM

3. I just experienced the same thing. Ebay explains the change that you won't have to pay....

....the transaction fees to another party now, just to Ebay itself. Makes no sense, on face value, because, as you said, they own Paypal.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:23 PM

8. Actually ebay no longer owns Paypal and they are trying to replace it with their own alternatives...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:59 PM

9. There you go. Now it makes some sense. Thanks.

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Response to padfun (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:19 PM

5. That is still the way of buying on eBay

But but to sell, they want authorization to withdraw funds without prior approval. When you do a Pay-Pal transaction, you are involved directly in the process in real time, you know how much you are paying, when to whom and for what. To me, that is a big difference.

I am not willing to hire a team of Ivy League lawyers to review the contract on what, when and how much of my money that they could attach so that I could make an informed decision so it is bye-bye, it has been a good 20 so years.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:17 PM

4. I have been selling on Ebay for 20 years

and have turned it into a full-time job for the past 13 years. Ebay no longer owns PayPal, and they have their own payment system. I have set my Ebay account to have my sales income transferred directly to my bank account daily. So, I guess it isn't a bad thing? They take the fees directly out of the sales now, instead of billing once a month for the fees. I do miss PayPal, mainly for the easy business loans that were paid back with a percentage of each sale.

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Response to Jacoby365 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:21 PM

6. If it was my livelihood, I would make allowances, but not for selling a few thousand bucks a year.

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Response to Jacoby365 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 01:21 PM

7. Thanks for the info

I looked it up and yes, they no longer own PayPal.

Looks like change is in the air.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 04:10 PM

10. K&R

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