Insane prices on eBay.


Dunbar

macrumors 6502a
Jun 25, 2010
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Los Angeles, CA
Well, how else do you expect Russian arms dealers to get their hands on the iPhone 6 this month? I hear that they love their iPhones.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
12,869
3,407
Boston, MA
That's really not all that insane.

The phone retails for $950 plus tax (should there be tax, but let's assume not). Once youre done with eBay fees, you knock off 20%. That leaves the seller a couple hundred bucks.

That's about how much every iPhone at launch sells for, adjusted for inflation of the 6 plus.
 

spazma7ik

macrumors 6502a
Sep 12, 2009
913
330
I would hardly call a couple hundred dollars over retail insane.. But we'll see by the end of the bid.
 

Eileen89

macrumors 65816
Aug 12, 2014
1,146
327
I see people bidding on crazy high auctions such as this one every day. To me, no phone is worth this much. Butt other peoples mmv.
 

Photography

macrumors 65816
Apr 10, 2007
1,060
12
If you want to see crazy prices, search on eBay for sealed, new in box original iPhone first generations! They sell for as high as $20,000 to $25,000! :eek:
 

rainking

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 12, 2011
287
33
Johnson City, NY
Yea, I guess you guys are right. Didn't factor all the ebay/paypal fees. Not to mention the risk!!! Buyer file claims due to seller sending an empty box.
 

accountforit

macrumors 6502a
Jan 22, 2014
676
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That's really not all that insane.

The phone retails for $950 plus tax (should there be tax, but let's assume not). Once youre done with eBay fees, you knock off 20%. That leaves the seller a couple hundred bucks.

That's about how much every iPhone at launch sells for, adjusted for inflation of the 6 plus.

Ebay fees, even including Paypal, aren't 20%.

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Seems high, but after $300+ in fees and shipping costs. Hardly seems worthwile.
Not even close....you people are funny. If you actually used ebay, you would know that fee calculation isn't even close.
 

bwsteg

macrumors 6502
Sep 25, 2012
388
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Queens NY
How exactly do you sell a sealed iPhone? Doesn't the SIM card inside the phone come attached to be activated to your line? Do you guys open the box and remove sim?
 

vitacura

macrumors regular
Jul 25, 2014
135
1
Not even close....you people are funny. If you actually used ebay, you would know that fee calculation isn't even close.
eBay FVF is 10%, so about $150.
Paypal is 2.9% + $0.30, so about $44
Domestic Shipping with insurance/signature confirmation via USPS is about $50

So total is about $235 assuming a sale of $1500. The other auction is going for $2100, so the fees there are currently $271 + shipping. Really not that far off from the $300 I stated. Unless you are a power seller and get the small discount.
 

iPhone7ate9

macrumors 6502a
Jun 22, 2014
720
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I'll never sell anything high dollar value on eBay again. Paypal is too scary to work with. You send someone a brand new iPhone for $1500, everything seems fine for 28 days then they file a claim on PayPal saying item was not as described. Paypal sides with buyer and says buyer has to send you the item back. So what do they send back? It could be the same iPhone, now used and abused and scratched. Or even worse it could just be an empty box. All paypal needs for proof is a tracking # saying it was delivered.
 

rainking

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 12, 2011
287
33
Johnson City, NY
I'll never sell anything high dollar value on eBay again. Paypal is too scary to work with. You send someone a brand new iPhone for $1500, everything seems fine for 28 days then they file a claim on PayPal saying item was not as described. Paypal sides with buyer and says buyer has to send you the item back. So what do they send back? It could be the same iPhone, now used and abused and scratched. Or even worse it could just be an empty box. All paypal needs for proof is a tracking # saying it was delivered.
Yep....Only craiglist or local Facebook for sale groups for me.
 

shin93

macrumors newbie
Dec 14, 2012
13
2
if that's insane for you then how about $2000 for the 128gb 6+ ? ;) that's the price i have to pay here in indonesia :mad:
 

Charadis

macrumors 6502a
Jul 3, 2010
907
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That's really not all that insane.

The phone retails for $950 plus tax (should there be tax, but let's assume not). Once youre done with eBay fees, you knock off 20%. That leaves the seller a couple hundred bucks.

That's about how much every iPhone at launch sells for, adjusted for inflation of the 6 plus.
I would hardly call a couple hundred dollars over retail insane.. But we'll see by the end of the bid.
Seems high, but after $300+ in fees and shipping costs. Hardly seems worthwile.
It is possible the seller has ordered these preorders with lines eligible for upgrade/subsidized pricing.

On the other hand, I recently sold a MacBook Pro retina for 1120 - 17 shipping - 50 PayPal fee - 112 eBay seller fee. So yes, there is a huge chunk of money in fees. Then I got a chargeback, lost, and my account became -1120, but eBay refunded seller fee...I'll leave it at that. :cool: Sent from my iPad.
 

brun019822

macrumors member
Mar 30, 2006
98
0
Not too bad the phone is $950 then you add taxes depending on where you live that can be around $100 bucks so total of $1050 so a difference of around $300? That's not bad at all specially if you make a good living and didn't have time to pick one up at pre order.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
12,869
3,407
Boston, MA
Ebay fees, even including Paypal, aren't 20%.

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Not even close....you people are funny. If you actually used ebay, you would know that fee calculation isn't even close.
I was a powerseller. I used ebay quite a bit. Yeah... fees are quite close to that (they're actually about 15).