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How do we handle donations for high cost items

Started by navymustang, Today at 06:10:47 AM

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navymustang

Here is the issue, let's say I post an item for sale that is listed for $3,000. I donate 2% to the site. to get it posted. Then it sells but for only $1,800. Do I get a refund from the site for a portion of the original donation?

How are we handling that?

Thanks
My 737-800 full-scale cockpit is complete and been put in storage (for sale). Now onto my full-size helicopter project. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors. Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

jackpilot

No idea really, Trev will chime in.
(IMHO a donation is what it is.)
Besides, when you advertise in a paper or magazine, whether you sell or not (or cheaper) has no incidence on the amount paid pay for the service.
                   
My 2 cents. :D


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Trevor Hale

Today at 10:14:09 AM #2 Last Edit: Today at 10:28:56 AM by Trevor Hale
Hi Jim (Navymustang) Here is the problem... and to be honest I didn't even want it to come to this because it should never have, but the biggest issue is people find a way to take advantage and they do, and ruin it for everyone.

I made the policy based on the "Listing price" Reason being if people tell me they sold it for 1800 and I gave a refund, then they could easily cheat the system and provide me with fake information after the fact. to get their refund.

Alternatively, if people ended up selling it for more I doubt they would contact me and give me more than they gave up front.

The only reason for this is to stop the guys doing this for a business using this forum as a venue for them to sell their overpriced items and not have to pay for the service.  Original intentions were give a deal to your forum friends for free, or go sell it on Ebay where they take a bigger cut then 2%. For some reason people come to sell their stuff here for free and avoid the paypal and ebay fees., and it isn't so that they can help their fellow builders out..  it purely is so they can avoid the fees.

On the other hand, the Donation on a $3K Listing is only $60 US. so ask for $3060.00 for your part and in the end you will only end up out $1.20USD if you decide to take a 50% off cut and accept $1800.00 for your part tell them to make it $1831.20 to cover your $31.20 Loss.

Sorry

Trev
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FredK

The 2% "Listing Fee" is not unreasonable.

I do not see an issue with it.

Fred K
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navymustang

Fred, sorry - you misunderstood. I am not at all opposed to the fee. I was wondering if we pay $60 in fees, then sell the unit for half the listed price, do we get half our fee back.
On small items, say under $100, no issue, but with large items like whole cockpits, or projection systems, or computer systems, the fee adds up rather quickly.
And we all know that we list things for for more than we are willing to take, to allow room for negotiation.
My 737-800 full-scale cockpit is complete and been put in storage (for sale). Now onto my full-size helicopter project. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors. Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

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