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Ebay 5p insertion fee on thursday may 1st 2008

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Terms and Conditions What is it? For the entire day of Thursday 1st of May 2008 (local UK time), sellers who list item(s) using the Auction-style format in an eligible category, will pay a reduced I… Read More
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banned9y, 2m agoFound 9 years, 2 months ago
Terms and Conditions
What is it?
For the entire day of Thursday 1st of May 2008 (local UK time), sellers who list item(s) using the Auction-style format in an eligible category, will pay a reduced Insertion Fee of 5 pence (£0.05) per item listed. Please refer to "What's Excluded?" for more details.

When is it?
Thursday 1st May 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 format are included.
Any item previously scheduled to go live on Thursday 1st May 2008 will qualify for the promotion.
If you re-list an item on Thursday 1st May 2008 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 refun the Insertion Fee at the promotional price of 5 pence.
Items listed in the 'Parts & Accessories' sub category of the Cars, Parts & Vehicles category.

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 "Homes and Garden" category.
Items listed in the "Mobile Phones with Contract" sub category of "Mobile & Home Phones category".
Multiple-Item listings in all 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 Thursday 1st May 2008 but scheduled to start after the promotional period will NOT qualify for the promotion.
Any items listed which do not comply with our 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 Lising Upgrade Fees such as "Gallery", "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.

Further information
If the item is listed in 2 categories, the Insertion Fee will be 5 pence times 2 i.e. 10 pence.
If the item qualifies for the promotion, the "Sell Your Item" form will indicate to the seller that they have been charged the Insertion Fee of 5 pence.
Please be aware that items listed on the 1st of May 2008 will not be shown by default on the eBay.com site.
Items which list using a reserve price reserve price will be excluded from this promotion.
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banned#1
Excellent, please put ebay in your title though.
banned#2
dlm
Excellent, please put ebay in your title though.


done :thumbsup:
#3
isn't this the same day/week people are going to be on strike and not using ebay?

if so, please don't take this offer up, it will work out cheaper in the long run if people can hold out :thumbsup:

VOTED COLD
#4
Agreed. Clearly a desperate move by eBay to keep the cash coming in that day.

"Fight the power, little G" - Hooper X, Chasing Amy
#5
Thanks,damn though there loads I watch now on Thursdays so I have to tape.
banned#6
[QUOTE=ThePennyPincher]isn't this the same day/week people are going to be on strike and not using ebay?

if so, please don't take this offer up, it will work out cheaper in the long run if people can hold out :thumbsup:

VOTED COLD[/QUOTE

I can't find any information about a strike.

I'm prepared to strike to get the fees reduced.
#7
Shame they are forcing sellers to accept paypal from the end of April.
#8
i wish there was an alternative to selling garbage in my loft for less commission..
#9
anh_duong
i wish there was an alternative to selling garbage in my loft for less commission..


There is, go to a car boot sale :)
[admin]#10
Thanks Sassie :)
#11
Strike strike strike
#12
Great thanks - must find some time to list my stuff. - voted hot.
#13
dlm;1983290
I can't find any information about a strike.

Try a search engine.
banned#14


I've tried that
#16
dlm;1983515
I've tried that
Well try my amended link then - it's even more obvious!
#17
I would guess that most people are using google to search for info about this strike..... but aren't ebay one of the biggest singular sponsors of google, and a while back when google tried to push their own version of a online payment system (like paypal), ebay suspended the sponsorship for a week causing massive losses for google? So I would guess that it would be no supprise if it came out that ebay 'suggested' google play-down the strike..... ????
#18
The Strike is because eBay are walking all over sellers and are making things worse and worse (even though it is the SELLERS who pay for eBay!).

May the 1st is the eBay Strike - I'm still undecided but i'm swinging around to it.
banned#19
I'll be listing. Many people that strike will list more before or after their strike to make up for not listing on that day anyway, so it makes little difference.
1 Like #20
If people want to hit eBay hard, there is a simple option, bin your paypal account!

I've always tried to advise people not to get one over the years but the mass obviously do...

Sales went ahead before and still can without using paypal and now they are forcing it down your neck by only allowing you to list certain items if offering paypal!
#21
As mentioned above ebays little way of making it look as if the day of inaction is not working
#22
Jakg;1983710
The Strike is because eBay are walking all over sellers and are making things worse and worse (even though it is the SELLERS who pay for eBay!).
What do you mean it's the sellers? The sellers simply factor in eBay's cut and pass it on to the buyers!
#23
gogboy
If people want to hit eBay hard, there is a simple option, bin your paypal account!

I've always tried to advise people not to get one over the years but the mass obviously do...

Sales went ahead before and still can without using paypal and now they are forcing it down your neck by only allowing you to list certain items if offering paypal!


as an ebay seller, i have tried dropping paypal, but the sales slumped alarmingly, including some buyers who purchased and then just 'assumed' i took paypal, was less hassle to just start accepting paypal again.
#24
Please have a look at : http://www.paypalsucks.com

Not everyone likes paypal - I sell on eBay, and most people prefer to send money via cheque. Now if they don't have that option, will they still buy? Some will I know, but there will be many that won't.

I like nochex but I guess now, their business will suffer :-(

I don't think this is right, so I'm not listing.

Voted hot to raise awareness
banned#25
jezjones

Not everyone likes paypal - I sell on eBay, and most people prefer to send money via cheque. Now if they don't have that option, will they still buy? Some will I know, but there will be many that won't.


Where do you get this information from? You can still offer that a buyer can pay by cheque, but soon they are introducing that you must also offer PayPal. Not that buyers can use PayPal only, but all sellers must offer PayPal. If most buyers prefer to pay by cheque, as you think, then there is no difference for you. The people that prefer to pay by cheque still can. But I think you will find that most buyers prefer to pay by PayPal. They get the security, they get the protection, and it's convenient.
banned#26
gogboy
If people want to hit eBay hard, there is a simple option, bin your paypal account!


You won't be able to sell soon if you bin your PayPal account.
#27
gogboy
If people want to hit eBay hard, there is a simple option, bin your paypal account!

I've always tried to advise people not to get one over the years but the mass obviously do...

Sales went ahead before and still can without using paypal and now they are forcing it down your neck by only allowing you to list certain items if offering paypal!


Had one, got shafted and no longer use it, in fact I'd advise everyone not to use it.
#28
bc.jacobs
Where do you get this information from? You can still offer that a buyer can pay by cheque, but soon they are introducing that you must also offer PayPal. Not that buyers can use PayPal only, but all sellers must offer PayPal. If most buyers prefer to pay by cheque, as you think, then there is no difference for you. The people that prefer to pay by cheque still can. But I think you will find that most buyers prefer to pay by PayPal. They get the security, they get the protection, and it's convenient.


You obviously never been stiffed by Paypal then.
#29
I think most people find ebay and the payment methods a double edged sword.

Ignoring the scams on ebay, which they seems very reluctant to do anything about - other than their future plans to plant cookies and java scripts on your computer to check if you are who you say you are (big brother is watching you ?) when you want to sell items, most people seem to love and hate ebay at the same time - they love the potential for getting good deals, and hate the fact that they squeeze as much money out of you as they can.

It seems ebay is going the same way that micrsosoft went with software - they are getting a little too big a dictatorial in their selling and trading ideas and dictating a little too much about what and how people sell and the methods they use for their transactions...... they are looking to take more and more out of the pocket of the seller on the promise of making it easier for the buyer

(it seems they need to read up in a dictionary what the terminology of 'promise' means though .....)
banned#30
Fat Bird
You obviously never been stiffed by Paypal then.


As a buyer, no I haven't. I make sure I only buy from people where the PayPal protection logo is showing, I check out the seller first to make sure the item will be genuine, and if something doesn't show up, then I make a complaint.

As a seller, I was once conned through PayPal (as opposed to by them), but that was before eBay owned them.
#31
ZerocoolJ;1984165
It seems ebay is going the same way that micrsosoft went with software
Too right - they are using their leverage as an auction house (natural monopoly) to push their own payment facility and kill the competition, just like MS bundling Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, etc. Time for an OFT or EC investigation, methinks.
#32
Oh - I forgot........

They will try and install Flash programs on your computer as well in 'their effort to make ebay safer' - what a load of rubbish.

If you beleive that you'll believe anything - there is no way I am having anyone or any website install programs on my pc - Mircrosoft got a massive fine in the USA for trying to do something similar a few years ago !
#33
The problem stems from ebay having no real competition IMO. I sell on ebay and am as peed off as the next bloke about the charges, feedback and paypal changes but not having a credible alternative I have no alternative but to shut up and get on with it.

And I am sure they are fully aware of this.
#34
True!!! I hate eBay for charging unreasonably too much and requiring Paypal as the only payment method in many cases.

And I hate Paypal for being so tricky on Seller Protection Program: You have to send to confirmed address (ok) by a method that can be tracked online and you have to keep the proof of posting (so ridiculous, what's the point of requiring an online trackable method AND a piece of paper of proof of posting) and some proof that the buyer has had the item, and so on. Practically, in 95% IMHO sellers have no protection at all.

I got a payment "reversed" some days ago for absolutely NO reason, NO explanation, NO complains from the buyer.
#35
Didnt ebays fees go up recently!? Just noticed their percentage final value fee is 7.5% of highest bid!
Thats insane. Plus they take a percentage of your Paypal payment, plus they take a listing fee. So they $crew you 3 times!!!

I only list items on offer days otherwise its not worth selling anything!!! Gumtree is the way forward for local selling. Plus its free.

Wont be listing on May the 1st under protest of their stupidly high fees!
#36
uk.ebid.net is also something worth looking at - I believe it has a payment model to try to get a foot in eBay's door (no listing fees so no harm in trying).
#37
mikeyp
Didnt ebays fees go up recently!? Just noticed their percentage final value fee is 7.5% of highest bid!
Thats insane. Plus they take a percentage of your Paypal payment, plus they take a listing fee. So they $crew you 3 times!!!

I only list items on offer days otherwise its not worth selling anything!!! Gumtree is the way forward for local selling. Plus its free.

Wont be listing on May the 1st under protest of their stupidly high fees!


Yes your correct - 7.5% for the first £30 or so pound and then 4.5% there after for the sale value up to £600...... and 1.9% on the amount above the £600.

A nice little earner for them - not so much of one for the seller anymore.

Some of the items I might have sold (once upon a time) on ebay when having a clear-out, I have given to a charity shop instead as for the few quid I might have got, its not worth my time or effort for the very little i'd get after the high fees, and I'd rather they make some money on the items than 'Dick-Turpin-bay'..... An idea I got a while ago from the local paper.
#38
Hotukdeals and the rest of us need to get back to basics.....1. Hotdeals by not allowing blatant advertising by companys via this site and.....2.The rest of us not being sucked in by their so called deals.........To me and obviously to some of you Ebay have placed the "Not so hot deal" to encourage debate......and it's worked.....Just ignore it and strike against Canadian capitalism. Weather is getting nice, take some fresh air and car boot your goods. No messing, no hassles, deal done, customer gone.
#39
Guys, I dont understand. Why complain about eBays fees? If you dont like them - sell elsewhere. This is basic market forces. eBay have raised their fees/put other T&Cs on selling, if the market wont take it then the prices will quickly revert. But remember that eBay werent put here in order to take up some moral high ground to assist users the world over to sell items - they are a privately owned organisation, and as such are(quite rightly) going to set their prices to maximise profits.
#40
strike strike strike!

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