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5p listing day on Thursday 4th September @ Ebay!

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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
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What is it?
For the entire day of Thursday 4th September 2008 (local UK time), sellers who list one or more items in an eligible category using the Auction-style, Auction-with-Buy It Now or Buy It Now Only (Fixed Price) formats will pay a reduced Insertion Fee of 5 pence (£0.05) per listing (Promotional Insertion Fee). Please see below for more details.

When is it?
Thursday 4th of September 2008 from 00:00:01 BST until 23:59:59 BST (promotional period).

What's Included?
Only items listed in British Pounds Sterling on eBay.co.uk using the Auction-style, Auction-with-Buy It Now or Buy It Now Only (Fixed Price) formats are included.
Sellers can list items with any starting price to qualify for the promotion.
Any item previously scheduled to go live on Thursday 4th of September 2008 will qualify for the promotion.
If sellers re-list an item on Thursday 4th of September 2008 that had previously closed without a successful sale, the re-listed item will qualify for the promotion. If the re-listed item sells and is eligible under the eBay re-list policy, eBay will refund the Insertion Fee at the Promotional Insertion Fee price of 5 pence.
Items listed in the Parts & Accessories sub-category of the Cars, Parts & Vehicles Category are included.
What's excluded?
Apart from the "Parts & Accessories" sub category as detailed in the "What's Included?" section above, all other items listed in any "Motors" categories are excluded from the promotion.
Items listed in the "Residential Property" sub-category of the "Home & Garden" category.
Items listed in the "Mobile Phones with Contract" sub-category of the "Mobile & Home Phones" category.
Multiple-Item listings in all formats. This includes both Auction-style (also known as Dutch Auctions) and Fixed Price formats. See the full details about Multiple-Item listings.
Identical listings that do not comply with our Duplicate Listings policy. See the full details about our Duplicate Listings policy.
Shops Inventory Format listings. See the full details about listing items using the Shops Inventory Format.
Any item listed on Thursday 4th of September 2008 but scheduled to start after the promotional period will NOT qualify for the promotion.
Any items listed which do not comply with eBays Listing Policies or Prohibited and Restricted Items Policies.
Only the basic eBay Insertion Fee will be reduced to 5 pence. All other eBay selling fees will still apply, including but not limited to Final Value Fees, optional Reserve Price Fees and all Listing Upgrade Fees such as "Subtitle", "Bold" or "Highlight". See the full details about eBay fees.
Members listing using the Auction-with-Buy It Now format will still be charged the Listing Upgrade Fee for Buy It Now.

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#1
Cool :)
Had a box of stuff I wanted to list for a while already.
Now I got a reason to do it at least lol
#2
Thanks for the heads up OP. Ebay have really peeved me off by increasing their fees as of last week, so this is the perfect opportunity to sell some stuff that I can get rid of.
Voted hot.
#3
...I've gone right off selling stuff on ebay now. They may have lowered insertion fees...etc, but have increased final value fees to about 10% (this is more than double what it was in many caes)! Extortion if you ask me.
#4
yeah but useful is there is no interest here. Perfect for me as my archos 160gb got little interest as of yet and this seems like the only way to sell it. Heat added.
#5
Yup - last chance to list for me before I go elsewhere. I completely refuse to pay their new fees so am leaving well alone. Gone are the days of selling anything for less than £2. Now you need to do that just to break even. Ridiculous.
#6
Thanks for the heads up. Have some items to list before the fees go up and this will give me the incentive to do it!
#7
Excellent - I've been waiting till the kids go back to school to list a load of stuff. Most of it is ready on turbo lister so a ten day listing from thursday will be great.
#8
Remember if you sell an item which is in plentiful supply on ebay, you may end up getting less for it after a cheap listing day as the market becomes flooded. Good deal if you have something more in-demand to sell though.
Like others, I am avoiding buying and selling on ebay whenever possible now, their greed has gone too far for my liking.
#9
nick_sub
Remember if you sell an item which is in plentiful supply on ebay, you may end up getting less for it after a cheap listing day as the market becomes flooded. Good deal if you have something more in-demand to sell though.
Like others, I am avoiding buying and selling on ebay whenever possible now, their greed has gone too far for my liking.


Good advise but would an archos 160gb with battery dock be considered to be less in-demand on a day like this?
1 Like #10
It's hard to tell but there can't be too many of those on ebay at any one time, so unless a few happen to get listed today it probably won't make any diffrerence. Also, as it's a flat rate insertion charge you can just fix a price you would be happy with and re-list it in a few weeks if it doesn't sell and, as long as it sells the 2nd time, you still won't be charged the full insertion fee (or that's how it used to work anyway.)
#11
gee thanks rep added for help.
#12
cold from me, ebay is getting greedy, fees going up again, gaypal fees on top:x
#13
theyiddo
...I've gone right off selling stuff on ebay now. They may have lowered insertion fees...etc, but have increased final value fees to about 10% (this is more than double what it was in many caes)! Extortion if you ask me.


10 percent? That is harsh, does that include paypal charges?
#14
electriclinux
10 percent? That is harsh, does that include paypal charges?



No it doesnt include paypal fees they are additional ...

and most items are now going up to 9.9% FVF (Final value fee)
#15
ouch, but I guess there is nothing for it if you can't sell anywhere else.
#16
is there an alternative to ebay with less fees???
#17
yeah here and craiglist but both only have a limited member base while ebay has a huge number of buyers meaning it can be difficult selling elsewhere, I am placing my item here and if it don't sell I will put it on ebay.
#18
There'd eBid. But due to the number of people who use it I expect you'd get a poor price. You could dry your local freeads and of coarse don't forget the HDUK for sale section.
#19
electriclinux
Good advise but would an archos 160gb with battery dock be considered to be less in-demand on a day like this?


Do you have an Xbox 360?
#20
mitchwales
Do you have an Xbox 360?


yes
#21
Nice one....... I have loads to list too;
Have always thought that the only winner on ebay is ebay:roll:
#22
ebay are a joke. Ive sold a bunch of stuff for around 35 quid less than id get on ebay just to avoid the hassle caused by them and their excessive prices
#23
Diekund
ebay are a joke. Ive sold a bunch of stuff for around 35 quid less than id get on ebay just to avoid the hassle caused by them and their excessive prices


Same here.
#24
saaya2020
is there an alternative to ebay with less fees???


Gumtree is free to list and you can include photos as well. But apparently ebay now own gumtree!

I've had good success selling stuff on gumtree and the buyer usually collects and pays cash so no time wasted packaging and posting and no Paypal fees to pay. :thumbsup:
#25
I've used 2 alternatives in the past Tazbar & Ebid.
However the chances of getting anything sold are pretty remote so if I want anything to actually sell there's only ebay.
As they are a virtual monopoly, if enough people were complain to the Office of Fair Trading they may be forced to reduce their fees.
#26
From what I understand the new fee structure is worse for "buy it now" than auctions;

Final Value fees for Auction listings
Note: There are no changes to Insertion fees for Auction listings. Please see the eBay Fees page for the existing Insertion fees.

All categories, excluding Technology** and Media*
Final selling price Final Value fee (current) Final Value fee (new)
£0.01 - £29.99 7.5% 8.75%
£30.00 - £599.99 4.5% 5.25%
£600.00 or more 1.9% 1.5%

This is where I read that information, http://pages.ebay.co.uk/pricechange08/#fees so the only changes made to the fee structure for normal auctions are the final value fee going up by 1.25% - still a hike though, but not as bad as going to 10%!!
:?
#27
Thanks for the heads up OP
#28
I used to use eBay a lot a few years ago but rarely use it nowadays due to their increasing fees. It's not worth selling items of low value when you tack on insertion fees, final value fees, Paypal fees plus the cost of postage and packing.
#29
DMcG1873
I used to use eBay a lot a few years ago but rarely use it nowadays due to their increasing fees. It's not worth selling items of low value when you tack on insertion fees, final value fees, Paypal fees plus the cost of postage and packing.


Agree with everything apart from PnP - The buyer pays that.
#30
I agree with many points above but uncomfortably ebay has almost a monopoly, if you have an item and you don't even get offers in place such as hotukdeals you nearly have to sell it on ebay, I just hope I sell my archos here or craiglist , otherwise I have to make the long (albeit virtual) walk of shame to ebay and hand over the fees to get a sale.
#31
Babbler
Agree with everything apart from PnP - The buyer pays that.


D'oh!

Just goes to show how long it's been since I last used it. :lol:
#32
Ebay should be reported to the Monopolies Commission as they are now charging more than many real life auctions - especially when you include the paypal cut.

Try this instead...

http://ww.adtrader.co.uk

Also - if anyone knows an alternative - please post it.

Its also worth remembering if we use UK or EU based companies the tax on profits stays here - so ultimately it can lessen the tax burden on individuals and provide better services from the revenue.
#33
nice!
#34
electriclinux
yes


damn lol
1 Like #35
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banned#36
Eurgh, I HATE ebay.. cold from me. They charge too much for fees, poor service for what you pay!
#37
Most sellers make up for their fees with hiked up postage prices.
#38
No matter what Ebay do, I will never sell on there again. They are the greediest, arrogant company I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with.

Voted cold, whatever they lower at the front end, they just add more on at the end.

Only people who make money at Ebay are Ebay themselves.:x
#39
I used to sell loads of ebay although im totally cutting down to as little as possible now as there fee's just take the mick!

There just greedy, they must be making soo much money :@
#40
Ebay + PayPal = £crooks

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