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Final value fees

What's a final value fee?

When your item sells or ends with a winning bid your seller account is charged a final value fee based on the item's total cost to the buyer, including postage, packaging and any other related costs. If you are a business seller, the final value fee will differ according to the category you sell in.

How do I know what the final value fee will be?

To see how final value fees are calculated for these listing formats, refer to the Fees for private sellers and Fees for business sellers pages.

Auction-style: The final value fee is based on the winning bid and total cost to the buyer, including postage, packaging and any other related costs.

Fixed price (Buy it now): The final value fee is based on the purchase price and total cost to the buyer, including postage, packaging and any other related costs.

Reserve price auction-style listings: The final value fee is based on the closing bid when the reserve price is met and total cost to the buyer, including postage, packaging and any other related costs. There's no final value fee charged if the reserve isn't met.

Multiple item-fixed price listings: The final value fee is calculated per item sold and based on the final sale price of each item plus the total cost to the buyer, including postage, packaging and any other related costs.

Listings with variations: The final value fee is calculated per item sold and based on the final sale price of each item and the total cost to the buyer, including postage, packaging and any other related costs.

Fee calculation for special categories: See eBay Motors fees.

You won't be charged a final value fee if:

  • There's no bid on your item.

  • No bids meet your reserve price.

  • Your item or service is listed using a Classified Ad listing.

How can I get a credit or refund of the final value fee?

This fee applies whether or not you complete the sale with the buyer.

If a buyer backs out and doesn't buy the item, you can open a case in our Resolution Centre to work it out with the buyer. If the case isn't resolved or you mutually agree not to go through with the transaction, you can request a final value fee credit to your eBay account when you close the case. This credit will be applied to your future listings. If you'd rather get a refund, see Requesting a refund from eBay (for sellers) .

Also, if you cancel the transaction in our Resolution Centre and the buyer agrees, you can receive a final value fee credit or refund.

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