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Free Listing Day for Private Sellers on eBay

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for all private sellers there are no listing fees on 15th November. Read More
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for all private sellers there are no listing fees on 15th November.
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#2
Wonder if they are trying to tempt the private sellers back (which i hope so)....seeing as ebay seems to be swamped with shops at the moment.


Edit: Even though the final fees what they charge are extortionate!.
#3
I'd rather they did a 'no final value fee' than a free listing day.
#4
here here :whistling:
Foxy102
I'd rather they did a 'no final value fee' than a free listing day.
#5
yeh agreed. final value fee's are shocking. apart from recent stint my last real ebay sales session was back in feb. think it was 3.5% back in feb. this time round, 10%!!!

i emailed them in disgust and "as my case seemed genuine" they refunded my charges and charged my the old rates i was charged back in feb. still...next time it'll be back to the 10% for me! just can't afford that much of a cut to them
1 Like #6
Yep agreed. I've stopped using ebay. Now very expensive and no longer the friend of the private seller. Leave them to the shops and stores that want to advertise with them.
#7
Same here used to sell on ebay to make a few quid but when the final value fee's when up that was it,just buy the odd item now and again,don't know how the private seller makes anything in some cases it must cost them. :oops:
#8
I'm still a private seller on ebay, but am finding the final value fees sooooooooo much, where are people selling their things now?? xXx xXx
#9
Should be free to list anyway considering the amount eBay and Paypal take off you after you've sold an item.

I used to use eBay all the time to make a little extra cash. Not any more!. They shaft private sellers so hard it's no longer worth the effort. That and the fact eBay is rife with scammers ever since the new policies came into play. eBay = full of fail.
#10
The fees have been around this level for ages, and selling elsewhere online (amazon, play) is more expensive.
#11
i sold a copy of blood diamond on dvd on ebay recently....

it sold for £1.10. it cost me 12p to list, 24p to accept the transaction via paypal, 11p to ebay for fees. then i had to pay for postage 60p + the packaging it went in 25p.

far from cool! plus....my time spent doing it all!!!

on the other hand, i sold few mobile phones and made a healthy return. good question above though....where else can we sell?? apart from here which can still be tricky....
1 Like #12
Gumtree is quite good
#13
10% sounds quite high

Compared to Amazon, its a good deal

Amazon: "Individuals selling at Marketplace pay a GBP 0.86 per item completion fee, plus a closing fee of 17.25% of the sales price (11.5% for Electronics & Photo items) for each item sold."

Those ARE the 2 main places to sell and get a good price IMO, so I for 1 will accept the fees

Obvious thing to do is keep the fees in mind when ur listing an item, don't list it for 99p if you'll be unhappy if it sells for 99p!

Thanks 2 the OP for the heads up :)
#14
pinkleponkle
The fees have been around this level for ages, and selling elsewhere online (amazon, play) is more expensive.
So that makes it ok? :?
#15
i sell most of my stuff on buy it nows with the fees taken into account so i can see i will make a profit and im doing well from it couldnt sell anywhere else and it saves me going out and looking for work which wouldnt be flexable around the kids, i hate the fees but without them i wouldnt have anywhere to make the money.... will save some listings to do on the 15th!
#16
With 1.35 charge for a £10 sale the other day I won't be selling for a while.
#17
pinkpinkpink
i sell most of my stuff on buy it nows with the fees taken into account so i can see i will make a profit and im doing well from it couldnt sell anywhere else and it saves me going out and looking for work which wouldnt be flexable around the kids, i hate the fees but without them i wouldnt have anywhere to make the money.... will save some listings to do on the 15th!


+1
#18
Ebays fees have put me off lately. Fees plus paypal plus some listings having to have free postage means anything less then a fiver aint worth selling.

I bought something on there other day cost me 99p cost the bloke who sold it £1.28 just to post it to me then his fees and I paid by paypal!

Another one was a USB Micro SD reader from Hong Kong cost me 25p delivered!
#19
I did not know ebay was still going, gave up selling a long way back, and gave up buying because I could not manage to close the selling account easily and keep the account for buying.
I find with the bargains on here and quidco it is cheaper to buy from recognised firms, and for tat that breaks down but useful for a while Deal extreme etc, is more than enough.
#20
aallank
I'm still a private seller on ebay, but am finding the final value fees sooooooooo much, where are people selling their things now?? xXx xXx


Gumtree.
#21
Final fees aren't cheap taking into account that Paypal will take a slice of the pie too. Still was gonna auction a lot of games this Sun anyway so bonus :D
#22
They are a business, they can charge what they like, you don't have to use them

But i wish they would stop making out like they are giving you a brilliant offer by offering a reduction on listing fees when really the money you save is tiny compared to the final value fees
#23
Agee frre listing is nothing, it's the final/paypal fee that gets you
#24
Ebay give waaaaayyyy too much protection to the buyer. Both ebay and paypal can take a running jump. SHOCKING service.
#25
anyone used
http://www.priceminister.co.uk

not sure what their selling fees are
#26
solid
Gumtree is quite good


But its owned by ebay also
EBID is the new ebay
http://uk.ebid.net/index.php
#27
"Save pennies" but give us pounds listing day on Ebaypal.

Its about time this monopolistic racket was addressed.

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#28
Agree with most of the comments. This is cold as its simply a marketing ploy by ebay which in real terms is nearly worthless.

To neoboy - check out the cex trade in prices before you list any games for auction. I did last time I sold my games and will use them all the time in future. You can post everything to one place making postage a lot cheaper and you see exactly what you'll get from the start. Often works out more money for a lot less hassle.
#29
Ebay is just a rip off how can it be called a deal ?
#30
worst thing is the free postage lark

I used to sell 12" vinyl, its costs about £3 for postage & mailer inc 2 card inserts, add on 30p ebay fees on that free postage aND ITS COSTS NEARLY £3.50 just to sell an item.. absolute rip off
#31
Sir Charles
Ebay give waaaaayyyy too much protection to the buyer. Both ebay and paypal can take a running jump. SHOCKING service.



full refund if the buyer is not happy...within 10 days

So if the post doesn't turn up and they claim after 10 days what do Royal Mail say....You have to wait 3 weeks before you can put a claim in... HOWS THAT ADD UP LOL
#32
This has to be one of the greatest legal scams. The saving to the average seller will be approx 30p. People tend to forget the final value fee which often runs into many pounds.

The best place by far in my experience is Gumtree. I have sold many items. No fees, No scamming Paypal disputes, "havent received" fraudsters etc. and most importantly, no need to comunicate with copy'n'past robots if I have a problem.

Gumtre is the way - and its owned by Ebay.
Seems I'm a poet and I dint even know it.
#33
ebay annoys me how they force you to offer DVDs with freepost, since when was the royal mail free ?
#34
I have sold a couple of things on Ebid a few times and while there are some fees, they are very reasonable.
#35
i havent heard one private seller with something nice to say about eBay. I feel unless they do something drastic to attract the private seller back they are in for a bleak future. They will become business seller oriented and slowly but surely they will fizzle out of their "huge sucess" and become an Amazon number 2, just with a terrible reputation on customer service..
#36
They also now make you have free postage on games/dvds/books!You cant add postage unless its a "large item". No postage addition allowed.

Let medecide how much to charge for postage thanks! :mad:
#37
folk used to list items for buy it now 1p, and with postage £4.99 for example.

It avoided the ebay final fee's, and meant sellers could make a profit.

Ebay have stopped that on DVDs and other items by forcing free postage, so ebay make more on the final fee's for any buy it nows, or auction listings. so, another way for ebay to increase their already over inflated profits.

Please can someone open an alternative to ebay like ebid that we all use, and boycott ebay altogether
#38
oh, and many sellers are being forced off ebay because of the 10% final fee's

my paypal fee's alone are about £2000 per year - imagine if everyone paid by cheque instead, or by BACS - I could offer products cheaper, and still take a luxury holiday each year !!
#39
hold on a second, what so good about this deal, is it not normally free to list if your price is 0.99p for private sellers. someone please tell me...................
#40
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="6"]AT EBID[/SIZE][/FONT]

Zero listing fees
Zero Buy now fees
Zero Final value fees
Zero Monthly store fees

http://uk.ebid.net/

SOUNDS GOOD

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