Had a few fishing reels to sell and posted them on Ebay. Here is a breakdown of what it cost to complete the transaction. Have sold a significant number of items on Ebay in the past but the fees were no where near this much.
Selling price of reel $259.95
Ebay fee $ 26.00
Paypal fee $ 7.84
Shipping cost $15.61
Money left for me $210.05
Total cost to sell and ship a $260 reel on Ebay was $49.95, a bit ridiculous I think.
Breakdown of shipping by USPS
Postage cost: $9.45
ShipCover Insurance (for $259.95):
Surplus lines tax: $0.15
Surplus lines stamping fee: $0.01
Signature Confirmation™: $2.35
Your eBay Discount (14%): -$1.30
This was a fairly small bait casting reel, weight of 10.8 ounces.