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For the first time ever, eBay is making it free to list up to 50 items per month in auctions at any start price, and free to add the “Buy it Now” option to those listings, to appeal to auction enthusiasts as well as shoppers who want an immediate purchase.

Hope this proves useful for some.

*** UPDATE ***

This might be Ebay US only, I'll update this listing if I can find more information.

*** INFO URLs ***

http://thenextweb.com/us/2011/03/15/ebay-to-allow-50-free-listings-per-month/

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110315006417/en/eBay-Expands-Free-Listings
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#1
I'll stick to paying for buy it now with the far lower completion fees.

Will probably con a few who don't know the difference tho.

Edited By: eek on Mar 15, 2011 16:19
2 Likes #2
A good saving for some but they still screw you with other fees.
11 Likes #3
ebay fees are rip off
wish there was some competors out there that would be like ebay.so we could benefit
3 Likes #4
khalifazed
ebay fees are rip off
wish there was some competors out there that would be like ebay.so we could benefit


Agree, seems these days they want to push out the normal sellers and lay the path for shop sellers only
#5
monkeyman192
khalifazed
ebay fees are rip off
wish there was some competors out there that would be like ebay.so we could benefit


Agree, seems these days they want to push out the normal sellers and lay the path for shop sellers only


Monkeyman, if you are referring to small sellers then you couldn't be further from the truth, small shop sellers pay a fortune & get shafted for allsorts compared to so called "private sellers" ..we are then also shafted by the really big boy's now jumping in who really an do no wrong, even when they are VERY MUCH in the wrong.
Alot of the time it's just simpler to lie your backside off & claim to be private!
#6
I do wish microsoft or someone would make for a competitor to ebay it's ridiculous, seen so many people just up & quit the bay!
2 Likes #7
free listing days every month so this wont change much, a few pennies here and there, what jacks me of is paypal fees, its a ebay company and they make it out there a different company.
2 Likes #8
Don't use them anymore to sell - too expensive. Paypal now charges you for gift payments also! Total rip-off. Sell my games on play and other stuff on Amazon.
banned#9
OMG, great deal.... definitely it will attract many new sellers to eBay.
7 Likes #10
eBay - What a con.
2 Likes #11
Yep, it's the final value fee which really obliterates any profit :(
#12
sounded great until i read This might be Ebay US only, I'll update this listing if I can find more information.
3 Likes #13
Still getting hot for some reason, thought this was hotUKdeals not hotUSdeals! :)
the gooner
sounded great until i read This might be Ebay US only, I'll update this listing if I can find more information.
2 Likes #14
khalifazed
ebay fees are rip off
wish there was some competors out there that would be like ebay.so we could benefit


ebid??

http://uk.ebid.net/

Go Casey!
4 Likes #15
the option not using ebay is too have a pile of items you will never use again in your house - its better to get something for anything you have rather than lying around
#16
bump up postage fees - it will lower the selling price slightly (perhaps by the amount you have overcharge by) but you won't get ebay slamming you for fees eg. sell a cd for 1p and put postage as 98p
5 Likes #17
misterboumsong
the option not using ebay is too have a pile of items you will never use again in your house - its better to get something for anything you have rather than lying around

I'd rather give my stuff away to charity than let Ebay tell me how I should accept payment ( enforced Paypal ) , then let Paypal screw me even further on fees , then hold my money for 21 days , then refund the criminals out there who chargeback on flimsy excuses .

Paypal are the new mafia .
#18
gman1
Still getting hot for some reason, thought this was hotUKdeals not hotUSdeals! :)
the gooner
sounded great until i read This might be Ebay US only, I'll update this listing if I can find more information.


I can still make use of it.
I'm selling a 10th Prestige Service on eBay.com :P
#19
These changes are for US ebay not UK http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y11/m03/i15/s00
#20
monkeyman192
khalifazed
ebay fees are rip off
wish there was some competors out there that would be like ebay.so we could benefit


Agree, seems these days they want to push out the normal sellers and lay the path for shop sellers only


Totally agree with this.
#21
I've not though of using play to sell my PS games, i'll have a look into it - cheers

Totally off topic - sorry, i really dont like ebay....
#22
Tallyho
misterboumsong
the option not using ebay is too have a pile of items you will never use again in your house - its better to get something for anything you have rather than lying around


I'd rather give my stuff away to charity than let Ebay tell me how I should accept payment ( enforced Paypal ) , then let Paypal screw me even further on fees , then hold my money for 21 days , then refund the criminals out there who chargeback on flimsy excuses .

Paypal are the new mafia .


Thats your fault for being too stingy to send recorded del.
3 Likes #23
Worst cust service ever

Extortionate fees

= money grabbing soulless company
#24
I’ve used ebay to sell and buy a few things. Last week I (again) chased a supplier who provided faulty kit (via ebay), I have returned the goods, and he hadn’t responded despite numerous emails. Today I get an automated email from ebay stating the case I opened was now automatically closed due to time out.

The lesson – don’t try to be diplomatic, don’t give fair time to respond, instead chase and chase aggressively if you need to complain. As now I can’t open a new case, nor can I leave negative feedback, as the feedback period has expired as well! I’m out of pocket, and I can’t warn anyone that the supplier (inksupermarket) has failed to provide replacement. Oh yes, PayPal doesn’t help, as it simply suggests you go to ebay resolution centre!!!

Just like it was years ago IBM PC – its time to see some popular ebay clones.
3 Likes #25
10% is the final value fee these tossers charge, i sell now and then, but they take all the profit away from me, then paypal shaft me for recieving payment....i emailed them and told them exactly what i think of ebay....we need some sort of body who can make them change their charges etc..but they have no competition from anyone..
#26
The really hot deals on here allways start off cold.

Who by? The Ebay sellers on here.

Why? Because obviously they want to buy them and sell them on Ebay so they vote cold in bulk.

All those anonymas cold voters are probably the same people who are commenting on this post!

Food for thought...maybe!
#27
I'm not sure whether this is allowed or not (feel free to delete this post if so) but I've just developed an Android app which helps you make sense of UK eBay fees, eBay Calculator.
Some people on here might find it useful.

On topic, for now Buy It Now seems to be the way to go to minimise fees but I hope eBay extend this to the UK.
Although I find PayPal fees to be the most extortionate!
#28
Ebid would be good if more people used it. I got a gold account which means i pay no fees but knowone has ever bought anything so pretty useless
6 Likes #29
Just checked out ebid as suggested earlier. Waste of time. For example, there's 41 cars for sale on there. On ebay, there are 189000 cars. Because of this, very few will choose to look on ebid, therefore your stuff won't sell.

Don't get me wrong, I hate ebay with a passion and I shudder to think the revenue they are making which basically removes any kind of profit. The enforced PayPal payment method is disgraceful in my opinion, and means that you can kiss goodbye to 13% of what you sell your stuff for.

Their customer services is complete sh*te and must be manned by trained chimps, unable to put a coherent sentence together, and they offer pretty much zero assistance to buyers and sellers alike.

Without a mass ebay exodus though they have it tied up.
2 Likes #30
striker33
Tallyho
misterboumsong
the option not using ebay is too have a pile of items you will never use again in your house - its better to get something for anything you have rather than lying around

I'd rather give my stuff away to charity than let Ebay tell me how I should accept payment ( enforced Paypal ) , then let Paypal screw me even further on fees , then hold my money for 21 days , then refund the criminals out there who chargeback on flimsy excuses .

Paypal are the new mafia .

Thats your fault for being too stingy to send recorded del.


It went recorded delivery for your info as*hole , all the way to Italy .

Paypal just caved in & paid out .





Edited By: Tallyho on Mar 15, 2011 17:53
2 Likes #31
I've been recieving this for a few months now although I never use them as I prefer Buy it Now.
For those complaining about ebay's fees, simply do what I do. For buy it now listings set the selling price to 99p and the delivery price as the price your'd like for the item. I've been doing this for many months and I only get charged 5p as the final value fee for every item sold.
3 Likes #32
Turned into an eBay discussion.
Quite happy to wade in. I have a shop (£15/month) and have to pay 8-10% of final value + PayPal etc. You get zero protection, massive loss of revenue and eBay treat you like C**p. They have really lost the plot and are totally ripping people off. I also have a shop on eBid. Nicer, friendlier, MUCH cheaper and doesn't rip you off. Just needs the word spread.
Would love to see anything eBay banned here. Just personally speaking ;)
#33
saturn118
I've been recieving this for a few months now although I never use them as I prefer Buy it Now.
For those complaining about ebay's fees, simply do what I do. For buy it now listings set the selling price to 99p and the delivery price as the price your'd like for the item. I've been doing this for many months and I only get charged 5p as the final value fee for every item sold.


But with the detailed seller ratings now, if enough buyers put your Postage fees as unreasonable (low stars) then you'll get flagged by eBay...
#34
saturn118
I've been recieving this for a few months now although I never use them as I prefer Buy it Now.
For those complaining about ebay's fees, simply do what I do. For buy it now listings set the selling price to 99p and the delivery price as the price your'd like for the item. I've been doing this for many months and I only get charged 5p as the final value fee for every item sold.


Further to my above:

eBay have made it known that they are 'cracking down' on postage quoting. This is to specifically to stop this. It is likely a system will be introduced that 'sniffs' out obscure postage rates and bans the sale etc. I know of many shop sellers (high sellers) that get threatening emails from eBay about postage fees. Whilst it works, fill ya boots...I fear the end is nigh!
#35
This is for eBay.com i.e the US site.

Expired. Let a mod check it out and unexpire if incorrect
#36
PsychoChimp
saturn118
I've been recieving this for a few months now although I never use them as I prefer Buy it Now.
For those complaining about ebay's fees, simply do what I do. For buy it now listings set the selling price to 99p and the delivery price as the price your'd like for the item. I've been doing this for many months and I only get charged 5p as the final value fee for every item sold.


But with the detailed seller ratings now, if enough buyers put your Postage fees as unreasonable (low stars) then you'll get flagged by eBay...


Yep, they have it sewn up. They don;t give a toss about the listing fees, all they are interested in is the FVF.

I had an issue with a seller who refused to sell me the item I won, and ebay not only didn't help me, they let the seller re-list the item. They gave me the 'stock responses to enquiries'.

But why should ebay give a toss, they got £28 (plus the listing fee) from the seller for my transaction, and then another £X from the seller for his next listing.
#37
total rip off sold 2 box sets of DVds could only charge £1 p&p cos thats al they weill let u for DVDs it cost me £5.41 to post they sold for £12 so will have nothing much left when they add fees
#38
^^^That's where they shaft you.
2 Likes #39
When have the fees ever been fair? When has the staff / automated emails ever been fair? ebay's worst trate for me is the amount of clueless businesses who use it, clogging up your searches with items that can be bought for half the price elsewhere on ebay or Amazon.
#40
misterboumsong
the option not using ebay is too have a pile of items you will never use again in your house - its better to get something for anything you have rather than lying around

who is that in your avatar? is that Olivier Dacourt (ex Leeds and Everton)?

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