I hate eBay, well moreso PayPal. They pulled my auction (which has been promptly relisted). PayPal charges a fee for credit card payments, yet I am not able to charge to make up for their payments. BUT, I can increase the price, and offer a discount to use different forms of payment.
You mean eBay pulled your auction because you were stating that the buyer had to pay the additional Paypal fees if they used a credit card to pay? Sounds like that's what you're getting at anyways... Yeah, I heard that eBay had disallowed doing exactly that not too long ago. Kinda blows, but I guess that's what they consider to be the price for doing business... That, or their forbidding the practice so it doesn't discourage folks from using their other company - Paypal.
Still not sure how you could alter the price however, unless you stick a reserve on it, or increase the opening bid. But, though it might sound a little unethical, you could charge "inflated shipping" to cover the credit card cost, I suppose - maybe a couple bucks or so. That wouldn't look too terribly out of the ordinary, and judging by some of the outrageous shipping charges I've seen on eBay, that's exactly what some people are doing...
I take PayPal, Money Orders and Cashier's Checks. Absolutely NO Personal Checks, and absolutely NO Credit Card payments through PayPal. I will accept only PayPal Balance Transfers. Any attempt to pay in a different form will immediately be turned down, and I will leave negative feedback. Absolutely no exceptions.
Hell yeah! There ya' go Adam... You tell 'em!
What's the credit card percentage fee on Paypal nowadays anyways? 2-3%? I never accept the credit card payments from folks in the forums when I hook 'em up with stuff either. No one's takin' a slice of my damned pie!
Good luck with your auction Adam, I'll be watching it...