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EBAY FREE LISTING FOR ALL 23RD & 24TH OCT

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6y, 1m agoFound 6 years, 1 month ago
On 23 and 24 October 2010*

£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 from this promotion

Items will only be eligible for this promotion if they are listed with the Quick sell or Advanced sell (Sell Your Item) forms

Open to all users (except business sellers)
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2 Likes #1
This is starting to be a weekly thing from ebay now, all too boost their sales! Pathetic, if they actually reduced their final item fees then people may be intrested but come on free listing, WOW i saved 20p on something i sold for a quid. oO
#2
joeeeallover
This is starting to be a weekly thing from ebay now, all too boost their sales! Pathetic, if they actually reduced their final item fees then people may be intrested but come on free listing, WOW i saved 20p on something i sold for a quid. oO



What a lot of people forget is that the final value fee for a straight "buy it now" (with or without best offer) can work out at a fraction of the cost of the final value fee of an auction.

Ebay make a killing on someone wanting to save £0.20 to £0.40.........
#3
link don't work
where did you see this
2 Likes #4
Amazon is way better.

You don't get charged for listing an item.They calculate your selling price and postage and take away their fee so you know what you'll make before the item sells, so there's no fees to come of at a later date that you might forget about.You don't have to go through PayPal; who also take a cut of the money you make.And the people on Ebay seem to be a bunch of idiots compared to Amazon.

The only plus for ebay is the option to have an auction rather than just a fixed price.

Still giving you a bit of heat mind.
#5
YouDontWantToKnow
joeeeallover
This is starting to be a weekly thing from ebay now, all too boost their sales! Pathetic, if they actually reduced their final item fees then people may be intrested but come on free listing, WOW i saved 20p on something i sold for a quid. oO
What a lot of people forget is that the final value fee for a straight "buy it now" (with or without best offer) can work out at a fraction of the cost of the final value fee of an auction.Ebay make a killing on someone wanting to save £0.20 to £0.40.........
what is ebays fee for a buy it now ... i thought it was 10%, same as a straight auction
#6
Ebay is great to buy, a scam to sell. The amount you have to pay to Ebay just got out of hand.
#7
cadmus
YouDontWantToKnow
joeeeallover
This is starting to be a weekly thing from ebay now, all too boost their sales! Pathetic, if they actually reduced their final item fees then people may be intrested but come on free listing, WOW i saved 20p on something i sold for a quid. oO
What a lot of people forget is that the final value fee for a straight "buy it now" (with or without best offer) can work out at a fraction of the cost of the final value fee of an auction.Ebay make a killing on someone wanting to save £0.20 to £0.40.........
what is ebays fee for a buy it now ... i thought it was 10%, same as a straight auction

Not in the Technology sections, 5.25% for the first £29.99, reduced to 3% for the next £30-99.99, reduced to 2.5% for £100-199.99, you get the idea

It works out quite a bit cheaper than auction format fees if selling in the Technology sections.
#8
Doc1978
Amazon is way better.

You don't get charged for listing an item.They calculate your selling price and postage and take away their fee so you know what you'll make before the item sells, so there's no fees to come of at a later date that you might forget about.You don't have to go through PayPal; who also take a cut of the money you make.And the people on Ebay seem to be a bunch of idiots compared to Amazon.

The only plus for ebay is the option to have an auction rather than just a fixed price.

Still giving you a bit of heat mind.

You cant compare amazon to ebay. They are two completely different sales platforms.
#9
The final value fees percentage on a Buy It Now item does reduce when the selling price is greater than £49.99.

BUY IT NOW
£50.00 - £599.99
9.9% of the initial £49.99 (£4.95) + 5.9%of the remaining balance of the final selling price.

I'm going to sell some alloy wheels soon.

Auction price ending at £340, fees = £34 + paypal fees

Buy it now at £340, fees=£22 + paypal cost

Relatively few items are sold for more than £49.99 though.



Edited By: merckx on Oct 22, 2010 10:03: Extra
#10
ebay are favoring business at the expense of private sellers,then you've got rip off paypal which you must offer as a payment option,listing fees are only pennies,so not a hot deal for me i vote it cold
#11
These 'offers' are pretty irrelevant. Listing fees are only pence and are free anyway if your starting price is less than £1 (which I always do ... you actually end up with a more watchers & a higher price if you have a low starting price).

Just wish Google would buy up ebid so that ebay have some serious competition. I hate getting doubled fleeced by them ... final value fees then paypal fees.
#12
cold, its the fvf that needs discounting not the listing fee... ebay are a very greedy company.
#13
i just posted this a bit ago & it got spammed hmmmmmm!
#14
typical, soon as i put some stuff on ebay it does one a these again, ah well
#15
was waiting for one of these again, missed the last 2... cheers OP
#16
This is a good deal for those items you want to price with a 'reserve' but don't want to pay the cost...
Though I always think a high starting price drives away bidders who would in any case bid in excess of it....
Still good to know....
And in most cases BIN and Auction final values fees are the same...
1 Like #17
Ebay.com revenue growth is slowing
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2010/10/21/paypal-bails-out-ebay-again.aspx

The Paypal side of the business is doing well. Despite these free listing offers it is far too expensive for small private sellers. If you use both ebay and paypal together you loose at least 10% on the sale value. I've now started using Gumtree (online local ads) No fees but a bit more hassle that you get a few bogus emails asking you to send abroad etc. Friday Ads is another local ads site, which I havent used yet.
1 Like #18
Paypal are unscrupulous and took money from my account while I was on holiday. They believed the lying buyer's story that she didn't receive the item - even when I produced her signature! Wouldn't ever sell on Ebay again. Had to take Paypal to Financial Ombudsman to get my money back. Ebay weren't interested. Not happy.
#19
@Jollox, Don't worry, there is a free listing weekend every other weekend, ebay making a loss as people wise up to the final fee's being 10% and other sources such as Gumtree getting some attention.
#20
shieldsy
Just wish Google would buy up ebid so that ebay have some serious competition. I hate getting doubled fleeced by them ... final value fees then paypal fees.


This is exactly the problem, ebay really have no serious competition at all. We can moan all we like about the fee's but there aren't that many alternatives with the exposure ebay has.

Google getting seriously involved in this field is exactly what's needed, can't really see it being their bag though unfortunately.
#21
pet2000
Doc1978
Amazon is way better.You don't get charged for listing an item.They calculate your selling price and postage and take away their fee so you know what you'll make before the item sells, so there's no fees to come of at a later date that you might forget about.You don't have to go through PayPal; who also take a cut of the money you make.And the people on Ebay seem to be a bunch of idiots compared to Amazon.The only plus for ebay is the option to have an auction rather than just a fixed price.Still giving you a bit of heat mind.
You cant compare amazon to ebay. They are two completely different sales platforms.

Yes you can.Both make you money if you sell stuff through them, right? Well, Amazon take a lower fee, you don't get paypal fees and in my experience with both; Amazon items sell for much more.
#22
Think we should all list the alternatives to eBay when trying to sell your stuff!
#23
shouldn't this be in freebies?
#24
Brilliant - have done well with the last few free listings. Ebay is great if you are selling off a collection accumulated over more than 30 years. The auction fees, although pricey, work out less than if you took them to an auction house. A lot of our stuff gets sold overseas and how would we, as Jo Public manage to sell so well without the medium of ebay, not to mention not having a clue with pricing some of our stuff. An example is, my husband was going to sell a leather jacket that I did not like. He thought maybe put it in the freeads for £40 but we put it on ebay and in the end it went for over £800 to Japan. It was one of our early sales some years back and we are constantly amazed at what some items go for. I have also found ebay handy over the years for buying and cross fingers that we have only had problems with 1 or 2 sellers/buyers over the 8 years we have had dealings with ebay.
#25
I use Gumtree mainly for local pickup items, but have sold some items by post, and I use Play.com for SOME dvds, games, cds and books. Otherwise I use Priceminister. Ebay is always on the buyer's side and now that sellers cannot leave negative feedback, unscrupulous buyers have no worries about non payment etc. Also I loathe Paypal having been scammed by buyers in the past and refuse to accept it as payment, so Ebay can get lost.

Edited By: angus58 on Oct 22, 2010 13:32: misspelling
#26
I've heard a few people talk about selling stuff on Amazon, but when I tried as a private seller the categories were very limited, seemed you had to sign up as a business seller at about £28 pm to get all the options?
Anyone tried it?
#27
hey thanks op i hope yopu dont mine but i just have a ebay ? is it me or have they removed the bit on the right of the listing that tells you were in the uk they are based thanks
#28
toonarmani
shouldn't this be in freebies?


I posted this in freebies last night! where is it lol :(
#29
batemansxxxb
ebay are favoring business at the expense of private sellers,then you've got rip off paypal which you must offer as a payment option,listing fees are only pennies,so not a hot deal for me i vote it cold


Yeah that is far less work for them - if you were ebay who would you rather deal with one Power Seller selling hundreds of items per day or 200 individual private sellers ...

Just amazed that nobody has been able to put together a decent alternative as it is pretty much a license for printing money ... if done right.
#30
Sharpharp
@Jollox, Don't worry, there is a free listing weekend every other weekend, ebay making a loss as people wise up to the final fee's being 10% and other sources such as Gumtree getting some attention.


Interestingly, eBay own Gumtree.
#31
dunno where it should be just posted it in deals as that is where i have seen it b4 and thought most people view the deals rather than freebies etc
im not bothered about the heat put this wherether it should be,just thought i would let people know as i have been waiting on a free listing day
#32
Doc19781 person likes this
Amazon is way better.

You don't get charged for listing an item.They calculate your selling price and postage and take away their fee so you know what you'll make before the item sells, so there's no fees to come of at a later date that you might forget about.You don't have to go through PayPal; who also take a cut of the money you make.And the people on Ebay seem to be a bunch of idiots compared to Amazon.

The only plus for ebay is the option to have an auction rather than just a fixed price.

Still giving you a bit of heat mind.


Just checked this out and after listing a card trading game for £15, Amazon take £4 (incl. VAT). Buyer gets charged £4 postage taking the take-home amount to about ~£15. I listed it but doubt it'll sell as well as it would on e-Bay.
#33
i'm fed up with ebay, might look into amazon but i dont think its as popular
#34
cold because ebay + paypal fees are still a ripoff
1 Like #35
It's not worth your while selling on Ebay anymore in general - too many scammers claiming items 'didn't arrive in the post' etc. I'd rather just give my stuff to the charity shop these days.
#36
These threads always go the same way,moans about Ebay/Paypal.
#37
as per usual its doesnt include buisness sellers,/powersellers,
#38
Ebay. Home of the turnip head posse.

aka I always seem to get retards as highest bidders.

Also prefer to give stuff away rather than face the turnip heads thesedays (no disrespect to turnips).
#39
n1ttygr1tty
as per usual its doesnt include buisness sellers,/powersellers,

No, but there is this mentioned today as well...

Reduced Final Value Fees for Business Sellers
#40
Desktop PCs & Monitors, Laptops & Netbooks (within the Computing category) and Photography

great help that is lol

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