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Ebay Free Listing Weekend 21st and 22nd May!

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5y, 6m agoFound 5 years, 6 months ago
Just had the email saying its free listing this weekend...

Its 0.00 insertion fees

On 21 and 22 May 2011

On auction-style 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, Advanced Sell forms
(Sell Your Item forms) or the iPhone application are included
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2 Likes #1
its a scam... all other fees apply..
banned 2 Likes #2
People still fall for this oO
#3
Why cold? Because you don't like Ebay or because its not cheaper??

If you are listing on Ebay anyway then its better to list it for free and still have the other fees than to have all the other fees AND the listing fee
1 Like #4
Plus it's eBay and from my experience, most people sell incorrect, fault, broken, fake, stolen items. Lots of liers and I wouldn't touch eBay now with a barge pole.
#5
However if you like eBay I can see how it can be good for some.
4 Likes #6
Emzy81
Why cold? Because you don't like Ebay or because its not cheaper??

If you are listing on Ebay anyway then its better to list it for free and still have the other fees than to have all the other fees AND the listing fee


As is explained every time this is posted. Yes, you are saving 20p on listing price, but the fact that it brings in so many morons means it floods ebay and lowers the final value.
banned#7
Emzy81
Why cold? Because you don't like Ebay or because its not cheaper??

If you are listing on Ebay anyway then its better to list it for free and still have the other fees than to have all the other fees AND the listing fee

Cold because its not a hot deal and only benifits people selling something rare
If you have something common you will likely get more selling it in local ads
Auctions should be seen as a last result not a starting place
2 Likes #8
I'd rather get less and sell on Ebay auctions than local ads,the hassle i've had with collection items does my head in,messing about changing the time/day they can collect etc,it stresses me out,i'd rather just post items out and be done with it.
3 Likes #9
More like GREEDYBAY
You do the work and sell your goods they take your money,
That's rip off britain for you.
1 Like #10
Rated hot! Great for listing for more than 99p without having to put a reserve price on.
banned 1 Like #11
deb8z
I'd rather get less and sell on Ebay auctions than local ads,the hassle i've had with collection items does my head in,messing about changing the time/day they can collect etc,it stresses me out,i'd rather just post items out and be done with it.

Until the buyer gets a full refund from Paypal at your expense :|
Another reason this is a cold deal
#12
Just sorted the kids rooms out, have ton of clothes with tags on. Been waiting for a free weekend as can start at my own price. Better than 50p at a car boot sale.
voted hot from me
banned 3 Likes #13
jaidenslot
Just sorted the kids rooms out, have ton of clothes with tags on. Been waiting for a free weekend as can start at my own price. Better than 50p at a car boot sale.
voted hot from me

So it goes for 99p if your lucky because 1000's of items won't sell at all and more so following a free listing weekend when the choice is far greater
Less ebay and paypal fee's gives you 65p and then you have to wrap it and spend ages in the queue at post office because someone else has 20 ebay items to send in front of you
But its all worth it because you have an extra 15p :|
#14
Thats fair enough, some people like ebay and some don't, I must say ive sold things on ebay for more than Id have gotten elsewhere, people seem willing to bid very high most of the time. But I know that a lot of people have problems.
I guess its risk vs reward and you have to choose an option.

Anyway this was just so people that were looking out for a free listing day knew that it was this weekend, so I hope it does help someone :)
15 Likes #15
As its a free listing day what you do is.

Set your price you want

Add 10% for ebay fees

Add 2% for paypal fees

List at that price and then if it sells you get what you wanted and if not you lose nothing

Pretty simple really
banned#16
Kuanshu
As its a free listing day what you do is.

Set your price you want

Add 10% for ebay fees

Add 2% for paypal fees

List at that price and then if it sells you get what you wanted and if not you lose nothing

Pretty simple really

Have you not lost the time spent placing the ad?
And you still have the item when it doesn't sell because countless items the same are cheaper because they were listed with no reserve
So you end up selling it in local ads for more
So why not do that in the first place
Pretty simple really :|
#17
Thanks for the heads up
hot from me.

Cheers
3 Likes #18
whatsThePoint
Kuanshu
As its a free listing day what you do is.

Set your price you want

Add 10% for ebay fees

Add 2% for paypal fees

List at that price and then if it sells you get what you wanted and if not you lose nothing

Pretty simple really


Have you not lost the time spent placing the ad?
And you still have the item when it doesn't sell because countless items the same are cheaper because they were listed with no reserve
So you end up selling it in local ads for more
So why not do that in the first place
Pretty simple really :|


Well I can use a computer and can list an item in around 1min so not really costing me much time(maybe harder for you)
The items I sell are mainly niche market so local ads are pointless
If you can sell better in local ads then fine for you but some people prefer ebay as you get a bigger market.
Im not a massive fan of ebay but It sure does help when I need to sell certain items and so wait for free listing days like this
banned#19
Kuanshu
whatsThePoint
Kuanshu
As its a free listing day what you do is.

Set your price you want

Add 10% for ebay fees

Add 2% for paypal fees

List at that price and then if it sells you get what you wanted and if not you lose nothing

Pretty simple really

Have you not lost the time spent placing the ad?
And you still have the item when it doesn't sell because countless items the same are cheaper because they were listed with no reserve
So you end up selling it in local ads for more
So why not do that in the first place
Pretty simple really :|

Well I can use a computer and can list an item in around 1min so not really costing me much time(maybe harder for you)
The items I sell are mainly niche market so local ads are pointless
If you can sell better in local ads then fine for you but some people prefer ebay as you get a bigger market.
Im not a massive fan of ebay but It sure does help when I need to sell certain items and so wait for free listing days like this

My mistake i forgot you still had the pics and description from last time when it didn't sell then so it would only take a min, to relist yet again :|
And i've already mention this will only be of use to people selling rare items
Bigger market, bigger choice so overpriced items won't get any attention

And as no one seems to like you much anyway, i won't bother responding to your poor attempt at an insult, but if it makes you feel bigger feel free to try it again, because its always funny what someone losing an arguement comes out with
12 Likes #20
If it did not sell last time it would take 2 seconds to relist X)
No one likes me? Not sure Ive ever met you in real life? guess you would be easy to forgot
Was not even trying to insult, just give the point that this is good for some people
Not really sure you can win/lose an argument on this X) but if it makes your life better.. you win
Congratz
banned#21
With the amount of practive you've had, i've no doubt it only takes you 2 secs and the fact you have got so good at it proves my point about over priced items not selling
This is cyber life, so you only have to look at your likes or lack of them on your profile to see that after 2 years next to no one has liked you or what you have said on here, stands to reason that would be reflected in real life as well
Glad you agree with me you'd have to be stupid to fall for this non nonexistent deal, shame you couldn't do that to start with instead of belittling yourself
3 Likes #22
whatsThePoint
With the amount of practive you've had, i've no doubt it only takes you 2 secs and the fact you have got so good at it proves my point about over priced items not selling
This is cyber life, so you only have to look at your likes or lack of them on your profile to see that after 2 years next to no one has liked you or what you have said on here, stands to reason that would be reflected in real life as well
Glad you agree with me you'd have to be stupid to fall for this non nonexistent deal, shame you couldn't do that to start with instead of belittling yourself


There is a 'relist' button which is why it takes 2 seconds.
4 Likes #23
What's the point in what whatsThePoint saying? It all seems pretty childish to me.

Heat for this, even though a lot of people disagree, hate eBay and whatever, but free = cheaper than however many pence it usually costs which sometimes does encourage people to try and sell stuff they'd have thrown away otherwise.
#24
Ebay works for me some of the time - not perfect but nothing is. If your going to list, may as well duck some of the fees, so heat added from me!!
#25
...i bought wii sing 2 for 15 inc P&P on ebay in jan...it was for my daughter which she didnt want..I stuck it on at 99 p with the free listing 10 day's ago...just sold today for 19.48 + £2 P&P

hot from me



Edited By: daalphamale on May 18, 2011 15:21
#26
This will drive down the price of all the free lego from the Sun that people are flogging :-(
2 Likes #27
whatsthepoint...shut up

Yes there are high fees and paypal costs and you have to post the item, who cares?

If you want to sell something and your willing to deal with the above then let people do it, if you dont then go away and take your views with you

Have some things to bang on ebay, eg. something for £40, put it on ebay for £45, £4 final cost, £1 paypal, boom made me £40. If it doesnt sell, it didnt cost me anything

Hot from me
#28
Great for ebay fans, thanks. So many negative comments! If you're not interested then does it matter?! :p
#29
whatsThePoint
deb8z
I'd rather get less and sell on Ebay auctions than local ads,the hassle i've had with collection items does my head in,messing about changing the time/day they can collect etc,it stresses me out,i'd rather just post items out and be done with it.

Until the buyer gets a full refund from Paypal at your expense :|
Another reason this is a cold deal

I'm not silly enough to accept Paypal,cash only on collection.
#30
The only time I sell on eBay is when I dont care how much I get for something and I just want rid. But the last time I listed something (it was a new bath) the winner wanted me to drop it off in London. (The end price was 99p)
#31
Again? That's great news!
#32
My local Auction house takes 20% off the final sale fee, so ebay is cheaper and I get better prices on ebay than the carboot... if you don`t like ebay then ignore this post and go on your way... or better still
..............................................SHUTUPFOOL..........................................
#33
I buy and sell a few motorcycles and a lot of spare parts on ebay, and frankly there's nowehere better.

It's swings and roundabouts. If I don't quite make as much on an item, it follows that I don't pay quite as much for something that I want. Savvy?
#34
I'm not sure but I think whatsthepoint has a problem with ebay / people using ebay ???
:/
I just don't understand why people insist on pushing their point of view down people's throats !!
we get it , now go away
#35
sorry but cold from me
the insertion fee is nothing. the 10% final fee is the killer
3 Likes #36
Free listing day is better than a listing day with a fee...

You're all going against ebay and not this deal.
2 Likes #37
whatsThePoint
With the amount of practive you've had, i've no doubt it only takes you 2 secs and the fact you have got so good at it proves my point about over priced items not selling
This is cyber life, so you only have to look at your likes or lack of them on your profile to see that after 2 years next to no one has liked you or what you have said on here, stands to reason that would be reflected in real life as well
Glad you agree with me you'd have to be stupid to fall for this non nonexistent deal, shame you couldn't do that to start with instead of belittling yourself


What an absolute clown you are.

Anyway another thing with these is to make sure you start at a price you would be happy to get for the item as it wont cost you to set a higher starting price and then list each item as 1,3,5,7 and 10 day listings so you get 5 chances to sell it.
If it sells you have time to remove the other listings again at no cost.
#38
just lost around £5 as buyer claimed item not received. paypal claim in buyer favour although i have proof of delivery from my local post office (receipt). recorded delivery was an option but buyer chose standard. still ..... i have to pay for it !!!

cold .. with paypal fees + 10% ebay + additional stress + you might lose your item and have to pay for it


Edited By: saeco on May 18, 2011 16:24
#39
Voted hot.

The free listing weekends are extremely useful. I put 219 auctions up during the last one (7th & 8th May) and of those 219 items I sold 24 of them. Not great you might say, but the point is I sold them at prices I was happy with rather than listing them at 99p no reserve and risking low final prices.

This time around I will simply spend half an hour pressing relist on the unsold items and no doubt in two weeks time I will have sold another 24 items, for very little additional effort.

You do have to be careful setting your prices though. One of my auctions was for a laptop @ £120. The fee was 10% for an auction format listing, so £12. However had it been listed as a buy-it-now with a fixed price of £120, the fee would only have been £4.17. You just have to make sure you set your start price high enough to cover the additional fees, otherwise the free listing vs. spending 40p for a buy-it-now listing is a false economy.
#40
dam0wned
What's the point in what whatsThePoint saying? It all seems pretty childish to me.

Heat for this, even though a lot of people disagree, hate eBay and whatever, but free = cheaper than however many pence it usually costs which sometimes does encourage people to try and sell stuff they'd have thrown away otherwise.

Seconded!

This whatsThePoint geezer clearly has some sort of bee (or possibly an entire swarm of them!) in his bonnet about ebay!

Much the same as anything else really, there are good people and idiots on ebay. If you don't like it, don't use it. Doesn't change the fact that this is a good deal.

(Although, as ebay have e-mailed this to all ebay members, I do rather question the point of posting it on here ..... but what the hell!)

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