This page sets out the fees charged by CQout. There are no fees for browsing the site or using the services of the site, unless otherwise clearly stated.
User Verification Fee
One-off fee of $2.59 which reflects the actual administrative costs of validating user details to create and maintain a secure environment in which buyers and sellers can trust that goods will be delivered, items paid for, and that time wasting frivolous bids will not be made.
The fee is a charged to the credit/debit card lodged at first registration and is non-refundable.
There is NO buyer's premium.
There are NO "listing fees".
Basic listings are free.
If your item fails to sell at the first attempt you may re-list it as many times as you wish.
A seller may choose to pay optional fees to feature and enhance their
(See Optional Feature & Enhancement Fees)
Final bid Fee
When an item sells (or a wanted auction is successful), CQout charges a commission on the final bid value of your auction. This is a percentage fee on a sliding scale as shown below:
These fees are charged to the seller for
a "normal" auctions and to the buyer
if it is a "wanted" auction. In
effect the person who places the auction pays the fees.
Commission fees are charged to your account immediately a listing closes successfully and are not refundable.
If a Buyer fails to make payment for an item (or Seller fails to supply the
goods in case of a Wanted listing), a commission fee refund is made only when the Procedures
for non-paying bidders (NPB) has been followed and completed.
Optional Feature & Enhancement Fees
You may choose to have your auction stand out from the rest by paying optional additional fees.
These fees are charged regardless of whether the auction is successful or not,
however an item maybe re-listed as many times as required without
incurring the charge again.
- Your item takes priority and appears first in the listings.
- Items listed in bold face to stand out.
|Home Page featured
||$0.06 , (Gallery images appear for Free in your shopfront)
|Second Category Listing
||Annual Fee $142.45 -reduced to $55.94 for
Late Payment Fees
All fees are charged once a month to the credit card that was registered and validated to your user ID.
If our monthly billing routine is unable to successfully charge your card, you will be sent an email reminder to update your card.
Accounts which remain unpaid after 7 days are subject to a $6.48 late payment fee and we may also suspend your user ID.
Other Front Page promotions, CQshopfront Fees
If you wish to raise your profile at CQout and increase your sales, please
contact us to discuss your needs, we will recommend the correct mix of Front
Page featured, Featured Shopfronts, Value Hawk, or "Month's Specials" that
would be most appropriate to your circumstances
Payment Collection Fees
EasyPay costs the Seller 4.2% of the transaction value (subject
to a minimum fee of £0.35 ($0.45)). There are no other costs, because CQout pays
monies received from Buyers direct into the Seller's bank account.
SecurePay costs the seller nothing... Zero... There are no charges from CQout
and monies are paid direct to the seller's bank account.
SecurePay fees are paid to CQout by the buyer,
as it is the buyer that initiates the SecurePay process as a means of protecting their
SecurePay charges the Buyer a fee of 7.1% of the total cost
(Final bid price + delivery charges) agreed between buyer and seller, subject to a
minimum fee of £2.5 ($3.24).
If you have any questions about other
aspects of the site, please see our Help