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Ebay 10p Listing Day on Friday 29th December 2006

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9y, 11m agoFound 9 years, 11 months ago
Start the New Year on a high by taking advantage of our 10p Listing Day on Friday 29th December 2006!

After the Christmas celebrations, buyers are quickly coming back to eBay looking for great value items - make it easy for them to avoid the High-Street crowds. All Insertion Fees are discounted to only 10p this Friday, terms and conditions apply.
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#1
Thanks for the heads up Steve. I'm sure there'll be more than a few unwanted Christmas pressies heading that way :)
#3
by insertion fees does this just mean the (normally cheap) standard fees, or does it also mean "buy it now" fees "reserve price" fees, starting price fees etc
#4
I certainly have a few unwanted stuff i can list here.

Thanks.
#5
Thanks for the heads up dino :santa:
#6
Its just the basic insertion fee, but means that you can list anything with any starting price for 10p. So start at £50 for just 10p
#7
Thanks for the pointer :santa:
#8
emmajk42
Thanks for the heads up Steve. I'm sure there'll be more than a few unwanted Christmas pressies heading that way :)


Uh Hum... Plenty Of X-boxes For £50 on ebay come friday anyone? :roll:
#9
shame ebay do not lower the final value and paypal fees, thats where the discounts should be!
#10
[SIZE=2]You've got to love ebay![/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]How many well-timed listing days/promotions do they run? And all to get people listing/buying so they make more money![/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]But of course, it's best to list on these days, more money in your own back pocket![/SIZE]
#11
To be honest I don't like to list on a cheapy listing day, because I find the 'market' is flooded and you are less likely to get as much as you could for your item. If you are going to start your item at .99p then you don't save a lot. If you are listing a high value item at a high start then this promotion could save you a few quid.
You could pick up a few bargains, cheaply.
#12
thats trully sikh cant wait
#13
Spot on Steve, cheap listing days are the time to buy, not sell, too many power seller companies flood the markets giving the small fry no chance of making a profit. Always look to buy badly described items or items listed with spelling mistakes, thats how i make a few quid. All the best, boychuck
#14
boychuck
Spot on Steve, cheap listing days are the time to buy, not sell, too many power seller companies flood the markets giving the small fry no chance of making a profit. Always look to buy badly described items or items listed with spelling mistakes, thats how i make a few quid. All the best, boychuck


Good point about miss-spelled listings.
I use an auctionpixs tool:-
http://auctionpix.co.uk/search.html
#15
I find these 10p listing days are best for Buy It Now listings - stick any priced item on for 10 days for only 10p. That way you avoid the risks of disappearing in a sea of other auction format listings too. It would cost you more to put up a note in the newsagents window - although they probably wouldn't come knocking on your door demanding a cut of your profits after it sells (unlike our friends at eBay - oh, and Paypal too.....)!

Also remember that if you have an eBay shop, you can transfer shop format listing to BIN listings for 10p too. Always worth a pop.
#16
dinosteveus
To be honest I don't like to list on a cheapy listing day, because I find the 'market' is flooded and you are less likely to get as much as you could for your item. If you are going to start your item at .99p then you don't save a lot. If you are listing a high value item at a high start then this promotion could save you a few quid.
You could pick up a few bargains, cheaply.


That's actually a very good point. And as stupid as it seems, or should that be, as I seem, I never thought of it that way!

But isn't ebay a complete lottery regardless?

Without going too deep into it, when you take into account how you spell the item, how the person looking for the item spells what they are looking for (for example, Sony Ericsson (correct) or Sony Eriksson (incorrect)) then when they look for it, how much looking they do as well as many other possible factors, listing your item when there are 200 similar items, or even if you have the only one on there may not mean a bigger or smaller profit!

I know people have methods they believe combat this, such as listing them to end on a certain day at a certain time which seems is when there is the most people on ebay, but whether this actually works or not will never be found out!

I just want to make as much money as possible, with the least amount of effort needed! :-D
#17
Thanks! Listing days are great if you're selling something that not many others are selling.

btw - what's the best way to hear about these first? eBay doesn't seem to post them on their site (or they hide them) until the day before or day of, so that it doesn't prevent people from listing
#18
What's included?

* Only items listed in British Pounds Sterling on eBay.co.uk using the Auction-style, Auction-with-Buy It Now and Buy It Now Only (Fixed Price) formats are included.
* Any item previously scheduled to go live on Friday 29th December will qualify for the promotion.
* If you re-list an item on Friday 29th December that had previously closed without a successful sale, the re-list 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 price of 10 pence.
* Items listed in the 'Parts & Accessories' sub category of the Cars, Parts & Vehicles category are included.
* Sellers can list items with any starting price to qualify for the promotion.

Please note: To sell using the Buy It Now Only (Fixed Price) format sellers must either have 10 or more feedback, or if they have a PayPal account, they need to have 5 or more feedback.

What's Excluded?

* Items listed in the 'Cars' and 'More Vehicles' sub categories of the Cars, Parts & Vehicles category, apart from the 'Parts & Accessories' sub category (as detailed in the "What's Included?" section above).
* Items listed in the Property 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 in Shops Inventory Format.
* Any item listed on Friday 29th December 2006 but scheduled to start after the promotion has finished will NOT qualify for the promotion.
* Items selected by the seller to appear on eBay Express only.
* Any items listed which do not comply with our Listing Policies or Prohibited Items policies.
* Only the basic eBay Insertion Fee will be reduced to 10 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 "Gallery", "Subtitle", "Bold" or "Highlight". See the full details about eBay fees.

Sellers listing using the Auction-with-Buy It Now format will still be charged the Listing Upgrade Fee for Buy It Now.
#19
alchemista
Thanks! Listing days are great if you're selling something that not many others are selling.

btw - what's the best way to hear about these first? eBay doesn't seem to post them on their site (or they hide them) until the day before or day of, so that it doesn't prevent people from listing

I found out in the Ebay Sellers Newsletter that I received earlier on today and it was mentioned on the PS Board last night.
#20
Cant wait till friday better get searching items to list........extra pennies will come in handy now xmas has gone:santa:
#21
[SIZE=2]The best way to keep fees down is to list an item at 1p BIN and chargwe the rest in P&P that way ebay only take 15p listing fees and no final value fees. What has happened to their free listing days?[/SIZE]
[mod]#22
Thanks for this Steve :thumbsup:
#23
boychuck
shame ebay do not lower the final value and paypal fees, thats where the discounts should be!


agreed. eBay have the monopoly though .. google need to do something quick.
#24
Cyrus
agreed. eBay have the monopoly though .. google need to do something quick.


It just is not healthy when you have a company like ebay who totally dominate. The paypal fees are an absolute joke, 3.4% + 20p for all recieved payments!

There are cheaper payment operators out there such as Nochex, but because ebay own paypal they promote it so that everyone uses it.
#25
You could always get payment by cheque or have a basic bank account that people can transfer into. No overdraft and you transfer the money into your proper account immediately, so it always maintains a zero balance.
#26
speg
You could always get payment by cheque or have a basic bank account that people can transfer into. No overdraft and you transfer the money into your proper account immediately, so it always maintains a zero balance.


a bank account for ebay is a great trick and one I have used for years, why should ebay get your profits :santa:
#27
The only thing about BT is not many people know about it, and they dont consider it safe. Plus theres no buyer protection etc.
#28
gd_miester
The only thing about BT is not many people know about it, and they dont consider it safe. Plus theres no buyer protection etc.

There is buyer protection when you use BACS.

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/confidence/isgw-sending-payments.html
#29
speg
You could always get payment by cheque or have a basic bank account that people can transfer into. No overdraft and you transfer the money into your proper account immediately, so it always maintains a zero balance.


Cheques are out of the question from me as my 'local' bank is a good 30 minutes away.

I offered strictly direct bank transfers but buyers tended to stay away from my auctions.
#30
mshtel
[SIZE=2]The best way to keep fees down is to list an item at 1p BIN and chargwe the rest in P&P that way ebay only take 15p listing fees and no final value fees. What has happened to their free listing days?[/SIZE]


Yes you could always do that, but then you run the risk of eBay cancelling your auctions due to blatant fee avoidence - it happens all the time.
#31
I was going to suggest something similar crazyhorse69, but I didn't know (but should have known or at least guessed) ebay would take such a heavy stance!

I think I remember seeing something about informing them of what could be considered excessive postage costs.

But what is excessive? You could live a 50 mile round trip away from your nearest post office (and what with all the closures of late/in the pipe line, that may not be too far from the truth), you would have to technically add that into the costs, then with the actual postage charge itself, it can all add up!
#32
dinosteveus
There is buyer protection when you use BACS.

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/confidence/isgw-sending-payments.html


Except you eat the first £15, which makes it worthless for the majority of sales on Ebay.
#33
Artemis
Except you eat the first £15, which makes it worthless for the majority of sales on Ebay.

The £15.00 Admin fee is paypal on ALL ebay Standard Purchase Protection claims. Even Paypal, if the seller did qualify for the £500.00 Paypal buyer protection.
1 Like #34
[SIZE=2]Everyone registered with ebay gets a message about this offer so why need to post here and overheat the thread?[/SIZE]
#35
mchu6am4
[SIZE=2]Everyone registered with ebay gets a message about this offer so why need to post here and overheat the thread?[/SIZE]


I don't know what you mean. I'm registered with eBay and I never received this offer - I'm sure a few others are the same. As to "overheating" the thread, people can vote hot or cold, as they see fit on this forum :)
#36
emmajk42
I don't know what you mean. I'm registered with eBay and I never received this offer - I'm sure a few others are the same. As to "overheating" the thread, people can vote hot or cold, as they see fit on this forum :)


sorry i thought everybody got a msg when they log into ebay (like i do) but maybe u need to select some options re msgs in ebay preferences.
#37
mchu6am4
sorry i thought everybody got a msg when they log into ebay (like i do) but maybe u need to select some options re msgs in ebay preferences.


That could be it :)
#38
mchu6am4
sorry i thought everybody got a msg when they log into ebay (like i do) but maybe u need to select some options re msgs in ebay preferences.

Yes you need to 'sign up/enable' messages from ebay.
Here:-
http://cgi4.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?OptinLoginShow&hm=uu.re%60j45731&hc=1&OptinLoginShow=dinosteveus
You will have to log in to access this link after you have clicked on it.
Hope this helps :thumbsup:


edit,
Sorry about the ebay link Emma :)

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