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5p listing on ebay - thursday 12th june

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***5p insertion fee - for one day only***

09 June, 2008 | 10:00AM BST


On Thursday June 12th 2008, Insertion Fees are just 5p* for any listing using the Auction-style, Auction-with-Buy It Now and Buy It Now only (fixed price) formats in an eligible category on eBay.co.uk.

Final value and feature fees are not included in this promotion.

*Terms and conditions apply
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#1
they seem to be having a lot of these offers recently!
#2
miserablemiser
they seem to be having a lot of these offers recently!


all the better for us - it does get quieter around this time but if you got stuff to sell we take advantage of cheap listings

free gallery has saved us a few bob as well:thumbsup:

dont know why people are voting cold - we are saving money
#3
The listing fees are already low, what they should do is 5p final evaluation day! then i would be happy!
#4
sharp910sh
The listing fees are already low, what they should do is 5p final evaluation day! then i would be happy!



yep:thumbsup:
#5
COLD - Ebay are ripping off sellers and subsequently buyers too.

The listing fees might be reduced in certain areas for certain features but the final value fees and the fact they are forcing you to use paypal, again at higher prices, means they are giving you something with their left hand and taking twice as much back with their right.
#6
holly100
yep:thumbsup:

see they have put fee up for selling cars from .£5 - £20 - big hike - good job i dont sell cars!!

where did you get this info from, as I see it is still £8 - http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/motorfees.html ?
#7
tanikk£
where did you get this info from, as I see it is still £8 - http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/motorfees.html ?


sorry - mine came up in euros ??? i.e. 20 shall edit - :oops:
#8
Anything eBay is ultra cold.

It used to be good ... until eBay "allowed" the scammers to move in.
1 Like #9
ZerocoolJ
COLD - Ebay are ripping off sellers and subsequently buyers too.

The listing fees might be reduced in certain areas for certain features but the final value fees and the fact they are forcing you to use paypal, again at higher prices, means they are giving you something with their left hand and taking twice as much back with their right.


Any alternatives ? No ! If you don't like it, don't use it .. if it was a complete rip-off, no one would be using them, right ?
#10
gizmouk
Anything eBay is ultra cold.

It used to be good ... until eBay "allowed" the scammers to move in.


sorry you have been scammed from the sound of it

i still think the majority of little sellers like me are honest - i know i am and so do my buyers

it is a reflection of life really - mostly good people a few baddies (very profound from moi!!):-D

were stil saving !!:thumbsup:
#11
I dont know if someone has noticed but ebay will always have their reduced listing day on thursday for some reason, I guess makes sense as listing on Thursday for 3 or 10 day auction, ends the item on Sunday which is idle.
#12
I always sell my stuff with Buy-It-Now when they have these cheap listing days :P
#13
Combine it with the free gallery and it will be a good day to list . However as everyone thnks the same the site getts swamped.
#14
It's the final value fees that are the killer - plus PayPal of course.

I hate eBay for the outrageous fees it charges these days - if only there were a decent competitor. In time there will be, and eBay will pay the price for the way it hacks off sellers now.
#15
Doc N
It's the final value fees that are the killer - plus PayPal of course.


When did it become compulsary to have to offer Billpoint/Paypal/Ebay as a payment method.

I went to list some stuff and it wont have it unless offer it!

Had this with certain items before, for example a wii game, said due to nature of item need to use paypal only!

The ofcom of the auction world should take action on this, no one should be forced to use a payment method they paint as safe when it actually isn't as safe as they promote!

Mind it took them years to scrap western union!
#16
You can list for free on eBid, and choose whichever payment method you prefer.

The only drawback is that the site is nothing like as busy as eBay.
#17
why do they always do it on Thursday?
#18
gogboy
When did it become compulsary to have to offer Billpoint/Paypal/Ebay as a payment method.

I went to list some stuff and it wont have it unless offer it!

Had this with certain items before, for example a wii game, said due to nature of item need to use paypal only!

The ofcom of the auction world should take action on this, no one should be forced to use a payment method they paint as safe when it actually isn't as safe as they promote!

Mind it took them years to scrap western union!


About a week ago. I agree it's ridiculous to force people to use paypal on every item. Thanks for the heads up about the 5p listing day though OP.
#19
It is surprising how many people dont even realise how much E Bay take out of a sale with listing fees, final value fees and paypal.
This along with their newly found attitude towards sellers has finally made me realise its not worth the hassle anymore, my fees (before paypal) have averaged £90 a month but they have seemed determined to get rid of me over the last few months with silly warnings for things that i have simply not done but no matter how much evidence i offer to provide the best they can come back with is that they are convinced i am wrong and they are right. :x

Ps thanks anyway OP, people do appreciate these offers being highlighted its just that E Bay is not top of everyones Xmas card list at the moment.
#20
tanikk£
Any alternatives ? No ! If you don't like it, don't use it .. if it was a complete rip-off, no one would be using them, right ?


Wrong. It's like petrol! Complete rip-off but people still use it. Why? because there's no real alternative.
#21
Still ends up being a rip off though with final value fee and paypal.
I sell this item that costs £36.50 and sell about 3 a week. All in all ebay and paypal fees add up to £11.53 for every 3 of those items i sell!!
Such a rip off.
#22
The excessive fees are bad enough but they now encourage buyers to have unreasonable expectations of service and to leave negative feedback if they don't get get it. I fear this is driving many of the small sellers away, if there was a decent alternative I would happily change.
#23
OO7
Wrong. It's like petrol! Complete rip-off but people still use it. Why? because there's no real alternative.


Exactly, very good example ! Why wrong ? You can buy a G-wiz, and pay for leccy instead, but not many people do that, so it is not that bad yet !

I prefer to sell an item for £10 and pay £2 to Ebay, than go to Ebid and end up giving it away for a pound - but no fees, proud I am not ripped off, just lost £7 in profit !! Isnt that silly ? I am sure if Ebid was as popular as Ebay, they would charge the same, this is business and the idea of business - to generate profits, I dont mind if they help me to get rid of all that stuff I don't need
banned#24
this new feedback system is really awfull, any buyer can rip off seller by giving negative feedback...even if a buyer doesn't pay for an item, seller can't leave a egative feedback...although e previous feedback system was much awfull
I agree wit other members that ebay and paypal fees are too much..they are just taking an advantage of not having a compatative website...
#25
Yes its expensive, yes they shaft us with the hidden costs but there is nothing that can touch it currently on the web. Am a bronze powerseller but know that ebay have started taking the [email protected] the last 18 months really. With regards to the feedback system if people start leaving negative feedback for nothing you can always respond back with written negative feedback although it will say positive. JUST TYPE LIKE THIS AND IT IS NOTICEABLE AS THIS PARAGRAPH SHOWS! With regards to having paypal on your listing have you also noticed more and more shops are not taking cheques, they are a dead duck and will eventually be fazed out in less than five years and who knows maybe in a few years we will be able to go after paypal and their highway robbery charges like we are with banks!

:whistling::whistling:
#26
tanikk£
Exactly, very good example ! Why wrong ? You can buy a G-wiz, and pay for leccy instead, but not many people do that, so it is not that bad yet !

I saying wrong to this statement: "if it was a complete rip-off, no one would be using them, right ?"

I prefer to sell an item for £10 and pay £2 to Ebay, than go to Ebid and end up giving it away for a pound - but no fees, proud I am not ripped off, just lost £7 in profit !! Isnt that silly ? I am sure if Ebid was as popular as Ebay, they would charge the same, this is business and the idea of business - to generate profits, I dont mind if they help me to get rid of all that stuff I don't need


I agree. I think people are resentful because ebay keep hiking up the prices and reducing the service. It wouldn't be so bad if they actually offered a decent support for the millions they are making each day but the fact is they are a monopoly so they know they can charge whatever they want without lifting a finger to help you when you need it, and you'll keep coming back for more! :p
#27
I've paid eBay over £100 in 4 months, and the second you need their help (i.e. when i got suspended for selling a battery!) they are useless.
#28
Jakg
I've paid eBay over £100 in 4 months, and the second you need their help (i.e. when i got suspended for selling a battery!) they are useless.


Think that's bad? Try getting eBay to reimburse you when something goes wrong!
#29
i use a 10% rule of thumb for figuring total ebay/paypal fees.
#30
the auctions-with-buy it now still charges me 15p. Why?? Thought it was 5p?
#31
zaheer2003
the auctions-with-buy it now still charges me 15p. Why?? Thought it was 5p?



The small print said the fee was 15p in the media category, was that where you were listing?
#32
Received an email from Paypal early this morning and I've quoted the important part...

Paypal

Effective from 9 July 2008, PayPal will change its fee structure to make it more attractive for our UK customers to send personal payments. We are pleased to announce that:

1) PayPal will not charge a recipient (regardless of their account type) of a PayPal payment if that payment was funded by the sender's bank account or PayPal balance and it is designated a Personal Payment

2) PayPal will apply a fee for payments received for Personal Payments or Commercial Payments if such a payment is funded by a credit or debit card, however for Personal Payments funded by a card, the sender will have the option of paying the fees for that payment

3) Also, PayPal will no longer require its customers to upgrade from a Personal Account to a Premier or Business Account once it has received a total of £250

For 1) Thank god the payment options default to bank funded and so all those that rush through the Paypal checkout will end up sending money that doesn't get taxed to hell and back once the seller receives it!

For 2) where it says the sender has the option of paying the fees that the receipient would normally incur; I can't really see anyone wishing to voluntarily pay 3.4% + 20p on top of what they're already paying. Ok, for low amounts of money that percentage might not be much but once you get into the hundreds that percentage works out to be a sizeable amount of extra money. Nice try Paypal but no buyers are going to fall for this one.

:thumbsup:
#33
charltonfan1
The small print said the fee was 15p in the media category, was that where you were listing?


no just listing in the normal categories such as mobiles phone, gps systems etc.
#34
Cuddy
Received an email from Paypal early this morning and I've quoted the important part...



For 1) Thank god the payment options default to bank funded and so all those that rush through the Paypal checkout will end up sending money that doesn't get taxed to hell and back once the seller receives it!

For 2) where it says the sender has the option of paying the fees that the receipient would normally incur; I can't really see anyone wishing to voluntarily pay 3.4% + 20p on top of what they're already paying. Ok, for low amounts of money that percentage might not be much but once you get into the hundreds that percentage works out to be a sizeable amount of extra money. Nice try Paypal but no buyers are going to fall for this one.

:thumbsup:

will ebay payments be classed as personal or still be taxed?

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