Ebay £0.00 insertion fees this weekend - no April fool! - HotUKDeals
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On 2 and 3 April 2011
£0.00 insertion fee on Auction format listings with any starting price
All final value fees and optional listing upgrade fees still apply
Items listed using professional tools are excluded
Open to all users (except business sellers and below
standards sellers)
Only items listed with the Quick Sell or Advanced Sell forms
(Sell Your Item forms) are included
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#1
Why has this gone cold?! If someone has some stuff to sell on ebay surely this is better than paying the insertion fees?!?!
#2
I've got to agree with the above. It's free. why on earth would people vote cold? there must be some real trolls on this site!
#3
whatsThePoint
waby1234
Why has this gone cold?! If someone has some stuff to sell on ebay surely this is better than paying the insertion fees?!?!


which is better small insertion fee or larger final selling price
Is it really better to lose a few pounds in the end so you can save a few pennies in the beginning

ramraideruk
I've got to agree with the above. It's free. why on earth would people vote cold? there must be some real trolls on this site!


Maybe its cold because you end up getting less for your item due to the increased amount of items for sell spreading the bids out thiner, unless you have something rare

so having common sense doesn't make you a troll
but i'm not sure what wanting to get less for your item makes you?


What a load of rubbish! You're projecting on something which may not be the case at all. This could be looked on as an opportunity to try ebay for the first time and/or get rid of something you don't need with a few pounds in return. I think your handle really sums up your attitude!
#4
You are both making valid points, it will encourage more people to try ebay and is a good opportunity if you haven't done so before, but that in turn means a lot more people will put things up for sale and therefore you are less likely to get a good price for the item you are selling.

You don't pay any insertion fees for items with a low starting bid anyway (99p), so free insertion weekends are immaterial to people selling smaller value items (and are probably more of a hindrance for the reason just given above).

It's perhaps more of a help to people selling higher value items, you can start the bidding at £50 and don't pay any fees other than the final value sale fee, which you'd have to pay on top of the insertion fee anyway (I don't *think* they sneakily increase this when they are doing free insertion weekends?

Previous deals posted on here for free insertion weekends have got some heat, there was one just a couple of weeks ago.
#5
voted hot, ive got a few things to sell that i dont want to start at 99p so it'll save me a few pennies listing this weekend.
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start the bidding at the least amount you are willing to accept - simples. You may not get any bids but ya never know - that is what an auction is all about
#7
shirlsky
start the bidding at the least amount you are willing to accept - simples. You may not get any bids but ya never know - that is what an auction is all about

Exactly. I want to make £50 from my item. Ebay fees are 10% fina sale. PayPal fees are 3.4% + 20p.

If I list it at £60 (+£5 P&P), I get charged:
£6 for the final sale fee (10% of £60, final sale fee doesn't include P&P).
PayPal take £2.41 (3.4% of £65, plus 20p).
£5 P&P has gone to the post office (not a realistic amount, I know... but it could be a heavy bulky item?)
I make £51.59 (£60-£6-£2.41).

So, starting off at £60 can get me my target.

Hence, it's like what shirlsky said, start it with the amount you'd be satisisfied with. If you don't get any bids, you don't lose out. If you do... great!

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