Part worked perfectly, fast delivery and well-packaged. A-1 all the way. Thanks!
eBay Managed Payments Information:
Sometime later this month, my eBay store payment processor will change from PayPal to eBay Managed Payments. This is a forced migration and is beyond my control.
PayPal and eBay both charge a fixed and a variable processing fee on each transaction. Unlike eBay, PayPal offers different rate combinations and allows sellers to choose the best rates for their expected average basket size. Currently, I am able to receive payments at PayPal's micro-payment rate, which has a small 5¢ fixed transaction fee. The eBay Managed Payments will have a significantly higher 30¢ fixed transaction fee.
It is the flexibility PayPal that provides that makes selling small basket orders possible.
Once the migration is completed I will have to raise prices, increase the minimum order quantity, or discontinue selling some parts on eBay altogether. Fierce competition from Chinese sellers — some of whom routinely sell counterfeits and will be immune from this migration — keep prices and margins low. It may simply not be possible or practical to sell regulators, resistors, or LEDs in smaller hobbyist quantities.
Every other domestic eBayer — again, foreign eBayers will not be migrated — will face the same challenge keeping their businesses afloat. I want to thank everyone for being my customer and supporting me on this incredible experience. I hope I am able to navigate these changes and continue to supply quality, genuine parts to US makers in the future.