Another goodie from the crazeenydriver show archive. Here he's ranting about eBay raising sellers fees screwing them again. Used to love watching his weekly eBay talk videos back then. Now since they have him buy the short-hairs it's all promo about how good eBay and PayPal are.
Transcript: hey guys crazy New York driver here January 27th 2010 I've had some important ebay updates I want to talk to you about and some paypal updates and a few things that you've just come up that I really got to tell you about all right I want to get started and before I get started on that one update for the longest time I've had complaints not complaints but people broke my chops where they would say that I don't answer them right away and I don't get back to them those days are gone because I finally have internet connection here at work and I have my baby my macbook pro you'll be seeing a lot more of me and you'll be hearing a lot more from me I don't know if that's a good thing or not but i am now accessible all day at work i can answer my mail here i can make videos i can respond i can bed the bit well anyway you get the point before I tell you about the updates I assume most of you got the email from ebay yesterday telling you about the changes that are going to take effect watch 30th naturally they're geared to screw us sellers over that's good okay but i found that something last night by accident regarding paypal i want to talk about that first if i run short of time here guys don't worry i'll make a plot to ok paypal last night i was going over my ebay sales i came across a guy who hadn't paid and the auction ended over four days ago so i decided to send him the unpaid item notice to get him off his Duff and I attempted to do it but ebay wouldn't let me I was getting an error message saying that he already paid me now I know he didn't pay me because he didn't call me credit card and he didn't pay with propane I don't take paypal I think you guys know that so i theorized in my head that this guy probably tried to paint you in paypal and thought in his head he did alright so what happened is I took it upon myself to email the buyer and say did you try and pay me with paypal because I don't take it and the guy wrote back and said yes I did try I didn't read the auction it's my mistake I'll get in touch with you and pay you which he did but my point to you is an ebay buyer can click on paypal even if you don't accept it and ebay will not let you send him the unpaid item notice if he has done this that is how bad things are getting with ebay and paypal they're in bed for each other I think that's called incest but anyway let's get on to some other things the next thing I want to talk about is paypal i'm also a buyer on ebay and i'd like to buy a lot of stuff but i have a problem i used to be able to enter my credit card manually on ebay and i would get my item right away it was not processed by paypal per se but it was processed through their system even though i don't have an account which is fine with me because eight who's paypal does not screw buyers at all they screw sellers that's a given so we're gonna have to hold on you I got to do something about this guy hold on I'll be right back I've been buying a lot on ebay and at first they let me into my credit card manually without using paypal per se which is great but they won't let me do it anymore so I can no longer buy on ebay without firstly emailing the seller and asking them if you're going to take a credit up a money order which is a pain in the neck so I cope with a little idea a little idea see what you think of this my idea is I want I'm a I'm very strongly considering opening a paypal account as a buyer only not as a salad L stop stop stop stop stop stop don't be cursing me out yet hear me out all right I am NOT going to use my company account that is what I'm saying is the account that I've had for the last ten years which I built up i am not going to accept paypal on my seller account absolutely not and i'm not going to even use that account to do my buying because i'm afraid ebay will force me to incorporate that into my selling and i'm not going to do it so i decided to do i was talking to Scott Guerin about this last night and I'm going to open a second ebay account a legitimate one registered to me as a civilian okay it won't be registered here or work it will be registered to my house and i'll use that account only to buy items i don't know i will not sell anything so i won't be accepting paypal that's not going to happen but i will link that account to my personal credit card okay i'll just buy items there i think that will be safe that way i still don't have to accept paypal in my main account but i'm worth the bounce that all of you see what you guys thought of that anyway enough about paypal now let's talk about the changes all right some of you didn't get this i printed out the salient points again ebay is of course increasing their fees now they're going to tell you that they're lowering them but they're really not and let me explain some of you guys list regular auction weight which is you know you list item for seven days and you pay an insertion fee it might be 35 cents so depending on what you're listening at now what's going to change is from now on regular insertion fees listing fees gonna be 50 sets fifty cents boys now you'll hear a lot of hype about three send listings three-sentence ershon fees that is not for the average Joe that is if you have one of the upgraded stores which I don't have I have the basic store now they're trying to get all sellers except for like you know your occasional sellers you're trying to get all sellers to open store there are three levels of stores you're a basic store like I have cost 1595 a month if you have this kind of store your fixed price insertion fee will not be fifty cents it'll be 26 pariah okay which is not terrible all right the next level up is the premium store but that is 4995 a month that's a lot of bread guys then your listing fee is only five cents per item in the email I got from ebay they tried to goad me into going to this premium store for 4995 a month which ain't going to happen I'm going to keep my basic 1595 month store and the top of the line is the anchor store that is 299 dollar ninety-five cents a month who can afford three hundred dollars a month those are the guys who are getting the three cent auction listings is it worth it I don't think so okay my advice to you guys unless you're like just an occasional ham and Egger if you're a serious sell like I am go with the basic store 1595 one and I want you to go on the site will give you actual practice