eBay half price insertion fee day - Thursday 03 May 2007 - HotUKDeals
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Ebay are offering half price insertions for auctions listed on Thursday 03 May 2007

This is not as good as the usual 10p listing fee but is great for those 99p starting deals!

The typical terms & conditions apply - full details on the website.
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#1
Thanks 4 posting up,gives plenty notice 4 us to get pics etc ready,I don't usually get the emails till a day after I see it up on here.
#2
did'nt know they had higher fees for music/dvds. Why is that?
#3
CrackerJack

However I tend to sell my dvds under a different category to avoid their outrageous 9% fees.

That's against eBay listing policy so you could end up having the listing pulled, you may not receive listing fee back, and/or they may suspend your account

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/listing-categorization.html

(I realise that's a link to ebay, but as it doesn't relate to any items, range of items, or seller(s) I hope its ok here)
#4
CrackerJack
However I tend to sell my dvds under a different category to avoid their outrageous 9% fees.


9% when selling a DVD! That's a disgrace.:x
#5
eBay are getting too expensive in my honest opinion.
#6
Maybe, but I'd rather pay 9% on £20 than 1% on £10.

All the ebay fees are clearly listed on their site, it's up to you if you decide to use it.
#7
Premier
That's against eBay listing policy so you could end up having the listing pulled, you may not receive listing fee back, and/or they may suspend your account

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/listing-categorization.html

(I realise that's a link to ebay, but as it doesn't relate to any items, range of items, or seller(s) I hope its ok here)


I list hand painted XBox 360 facaplates for my son & use to list under X Box modding, but that was included in the dreadful 9% fees, so now list under art, don't see anything wrong with that!
#8
eBay are getting too expensive in my honest opinion.

agreed!!


All the ebay fees are clearly listed on their site, it's up to you if you decide to use it.

well to be honest, its a bit of a monopoly as there's no decent alternative which reaches as many people as ebay does. and combined with paypal, selling becomes a rather expensive business......
#9
Premier
Maybe, but I'd rather pay 9% on £20 than 1% on £10.

All the ebay fees are clearly listed on their site, it's up to you if you decide to use it.


Am i missing something here? Surely 9% on £20 is higher than 1% on £10?
#10
its not the fees , its the money you get.. 9% of 20 gives you 18 ish.. 1% of £10 , gives you 10ish.. ebay gets you a better price because of market size... but do wish there was a decent comp. ebid and qxl had their chance.
#11
Premier
Maybe, but I'd rather pay 9% on £20 than 1% on £10.

All the ebay fees are clearly listed on their site, it's up to you if you decide to use it.

So you would rather pay £1.80 than 10p? Whatever floats your funny shaped boat :giggle:

It's not about their prices being clearly listed or not, that totally evades the point, the point is one where eBay are getting too expensive to sell on. There is cheaper competition out there but it is not as well established and therefore detracts from idea of getting the worth for ones item due to less buyer traffic.
#12
datamile
its not the fees , its the money you get.. 9% of 20 gives you 18 ish.. 1% of £10 , gives you 10ish.. ebay gets you a better price because of market size... but do wish there was a decent comp. ebid and qxl had their chance.

Not if you use a "buy it now" equiv. sale on another site.
#13
[SIZE=2]I thought the details would baffle some of you![/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Lets make it simple.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]What would you prefer in your pocket? £18.20 or £9.90.[/SIZE]
#14
I think their point was that the item will most likely sell for a higher price if listed in the correct category rather than some random/misc one. Though I really don't think the difference, if any, would be £10!
#15
CrackerJack
I'd rather pay 1% on both but we all know that ebay are a bunch of money hungry cretins. $300+ million profits clearly is not enough for them.

I would say it's pretty amazing for a company that provies an online only service, has no customer service in what seems any country and uses only automated responses. Not to mention PayPal who charge silly fees compared to other similar companies and at the same time have poor buyer/seller protection (moreso toward sellers).
#16
CrackerJack
Also freezing out Google checkout illustrates that ebay cannot handle a bit of healthy competition towards paypal.


yeah but ebay own paypal! I se a google version of ebay coming....
#17
Wow that would actually be amazing ^^ And we know google wouldn't charge anywhere near as much :D
#18
It's about time Ebay had some competition.
If someone set up a decent alternative they'd clean up.
You only have to look at BT domination and then the competition arrived...
#19
Well through my own personal experience I can only praise both ebay and paypal for how they have dealt with occassional problems. Nothing wrong if a bit of competition appeared, but if people don't like the costing don't moan about it, just don't use it. Have any of you looked at the cost of a normal highstreet auction, makes ebay look very cheap.
#20
So, would this count as half price if I listed a camera (using a few pics, supersized it etc) ?
#21
Makes me laugh all these "if ebay had competition" whingers.

Some of us remember the competition: yahoo,qxl and NSN auctions - ebay was the best of the bunch. Ebay beat them all though a better designed site and the feedback system, and fixed length auctions.

You may think the fees are higher than they were, but you won't get the sheer traffic and number of buyers on any other site.
There's no point having cheap listing fees on ghost-town auction sites where you won't sell anything.

Google isn't about to enter ebay or paypal territory, they are after the larger market: worldpay, barclays etc website credit card processing.
#22
dont forget yahoo auctions were totally free to sell!!! - have stopped using ebay as too many expensive + too many scammers!!
#23
sedd33
dont forget yahoo auctions were totally free to sell!!!


I wasn't actually aware of Yahoo Auctions until I saw the message above but then I encountered this...

http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/auctions/notice/

Too late for me :-(
#24
I remember yahoo auctions, I used that before I even knew about ebay.

Those were the days.
#25
Yahoo auctions stopped years ago!

I think i'll take advantage of this discounted fee
#26
Stick my digital photo frame on tomorrow then :-D
[mod]#27
Bump ^^^^

Thanks for the post :) Just a reminder that this offer is today!
#28
yup i shall be using this today - at the end of the day ebay is the best place to sell your items, people can see worldwide what you have for sale.

and for me i always list correctly, but due to the fees i usually make the postage more than i used to, but with postage alwys incrasing i guess you have to. if my ostage covers P+P and all associated fees then im happy, and then whatever it sells for is mine.
#29
Will fire on my 15" LG LCD TV, see what I can get for it.
#30
Listed 13 books...2p a go...26p total for 13 items lol I know the FNF are higher on books, but I don't expect any to go for over £1 if at all to it won't suck too much!

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