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Just received an email from ebay, pay zero insertion fees on auction style listings (private sellers only) this weekend.

I know that not everyone gets excited about ebays free listing days, but for those that do - I hope this helps!
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banned#1
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered
The only winners are ebay and the few people who have something rare to sell if they are lucky enough to find a buyer
banned#2
realblender
I imagine its good for attempting to sell things for inflated starting prices on the off chance that a drunk or idiot is bidding ....

Even drunks and idiots can see the 10 items listed next to it with a 99p start price
Maybe a drunken idiot is whats needed :|
4 Likes #3
What the deuce!

I've been an ebay member since June 2002, and I've heard Jack Sh!t from them!

I shall commence the capturing of photographic images of many of my family's prized items forthwith, and will seek the assistance of Messrs Hewlett & Packard in the upward ladelling of said images onto the veritable feast of treasures available from that august purveyor of dreams.
5 Likes #4
It's the final value fees that are the killer usually not the listing fees; and Paypal fees of course.
#5
Laughing Spam

I've been an ebay member since June 2002, and I've heard Jack Sh!t from them!

Same.
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whatsThePoint
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered


Do I detect resentment at having opened a business seller account? Surely they are the only losers since their entry into the market is made uncompetitive.

Edited By: zaphodbb on May 06, 2011 03:22: dividing line
banned#6
zaphodbb
Laughing Spam

I've been an ebay member since June 2002, and I've heard Jack Sh!t from them!
Same.

whatsThePoint
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered

Do I detect resentment at having opened a business seller account? Surely they are the only losers since their entry into the market is made uncompetitive.

Nope, You've got it totally wrong, For one i think ebay fee's are cheap when compared to a real auction where your paying at least 15% (apart at a car auction where its around 5%) as a seller and buyer! with vat on top unless its a private seller
Plus once the hammer falls at a real auction its usually your problem if something doesn't work or breaks a week later

When you get free listing weekend you get a wider choice of the same item, so any bids get spread thinner, so overall final selling prices will be lower on average
1 Like #7
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zaphodbb
Laughing Spam

I've been an ebay member since June 2002, and I've heard Jack Sh!t from them!

Same.

whatsThePoint
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered


Do I detect resentment at having opened a business seller account? Surely they are the only losers since their entry into the market is made uncompetitive.


Business seller account? What the feck is one of them? I don't sell businesses, nor am I a business.

So no, Sh!tlock, you do NOT detect resentment on that basis. Savvy?
3 Likes #8
Please guys, stop with the fighting!!

If you don't like the deal vote cold or whatever, just wait a couple of weeks to sell your items and if you do like it, then start taking those pictures! We don't need to all break in to this big argument every time ebay has a free listing day.

Yes ebay are scum and only care about their profits, but it doesn't stop us from using it though does it.
#9
lakmii
Please guys, stop with the fighting!!

If you don't like the deal vote cold or whatever, just wait a couple of weeks to sell your items and if you do like it, then start taking those pictures! We don't need to all break in to this big argument every time ebay has a free listing day.

Yes ebay are scum and only care about their profits, but it doesn't stop us from using it though does it.

It's always the same isn't it whenever there is FLD thread.

List at the price you're happy to sell at :3

Auction listings have gone downhill over the years,you don't get enough bidders generally to push the price up,it's all about the BIN it seems these days.
#10
I have always done ok from ebay.
I tend to try to use the free listing weekends as every £1 counts right. So why pay for the advert if there is a promotion.

I have sold several items on ebay and every time have made more than I expected/wanted.
I admit the final value fees PLUS paypal fees are the killer. Especially when paypal are owned by ebay....double whammy.

Thats why furniture is good because the customer usually pays cash on collection so no paypal fees.

Anyway, my girlfriends mum has some stuff to sell so will list this weekend. thanks OP for posting.

H&R
#11
How many Orange San Frans are going to go on tomorrow? lol
2 Likes #12
They have these promotions every other weekend. Besides, isn't the insertion fee about 10p? What's the point?

Now no FVFs would be a different matter altogether...
2 Likes #13
whatsThePoint
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered
The only winners are ebay and the few people who have something rare to sell if they are lucky enough to find a buyer
Free listing days are really valuable when you want to sell stuff that you'd otherwise have put a reserve on.
A higher starting price means saving a few ££££'s on absurd reserve fee charges.
It's also handy if you relisting stuff.
And of course if you've got a bulk load then you can list them free starting at £1.99 then relist them free next week if they don't sell @ 99p for free....
This promotion has it's value but limited.
And eBay fees reflect their market position, if you don't want to use them then go elsewhere....
1 Like #14
I echo what aeon242 has said...

I find free list days very valuable in trying to offload much of my music collection that I am selling in order to pay-off some debt & generally get by in life.

Yes you pay 10% of the selling price as a final value fee, and paypal take about 4% as well (and yes, they are owned by eBay), but the alternative is trying another site with a vastly reduced user-base & perhaps NEVER selling your item.

Also remember that whilst many people use eBay in an attempt to sell CDs & DVDs that have a very low value (99p start), there are items that have a high value & WILL sell if listed, even at a high list price. Free listing means that we don't have to pay the higher fee for listing an item at the lowest price that we would want to sell it for, which might be as much as £49.99.

I need to make between £50 & £100 per month to get by at the moment - free listing pretty much guarantees that I hit that target.
#15
And of course if you've got a bulk load then you can list them free...

Not any more. The free listing days now specifiy that you have to go though the manual seller form. If you use Turbo Lister, fees still apply.

Don't know if there are any tools out there that fool the system that you are using the manual forms.
#16
I was waiting for one to do a clearout :) awesome.
#17
yesss!!

gonna save me a whole 10p
banned#18
aeonf242
whatsThePoint
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered
The only winners are ebay and the few people who have something rare to sell if they are lucky enough to find a buyer
Free listing days are really valuable when you want to sell stuff that you'd otherwise have put a reserve on.
A higher starting price means saving a few ££££'s on absurd reserve fee charges.
It's also handy if you relisting stuff.
And of course if you've got a bulk load then you can list them free starting at £1.99 then relist them free next week if they don't sell @ 99p for free....
This promotion has it's value but limited.
And eBay fees reflect their market position, if you don't want to use them then go elsewhere....

A higher starting price means everyone bids for the countless other ones starting at 99p with no reserve
yours ends up with either no interest(as proven by the need to relist) or a lower final price because fewer people are watching it
And if your selling items at £1.99 why bother, do a car boot
#19
I want to list my copy of Windows 7, start at about £30, so this is good for me
#20
eBay is $hite full stop!

They must wear masks and stripey jumpers and I am someone who has over 1200 feedbacks!
banned 1 Like #21
RussWWFC
I want to list my copy of Windows 7, start at about £30, so this is good for me

How is saving 10p on starting auction but losing £'s on final price good :|
#22
Nice now I just get shafted for final value and paypal fees, why cant they start a "no final value fee weekend"
greedy swines
#23
A saving is a saving regardless of when or how its made.
Paying 0p for a listing is better than paying 10p, every little helps.
If your gonna list items anyway then you would have had to pay final value and paypal anyway.

Edited By: jeetez on May 06, 2011 15:24
#24
Time to have another clearout,, recieved this e-mail as well.
Why all the moaning we all know ebay suck, get over it and move on.
Time to get a bit of space back and make a few quid for the hols.
banned#25
jeetez
A saving is a saving regardless of when or how its made.
Paying 0p for a listing is better than paying 10p, every little helps.
If your gonna list items anyway then you would have had to pay final value and paypal anyway.

So your saying if you save 10p on the start price, that justifies getting lets say £5 less when the auction has finished :|
#26
Laughing Spam
What the deuce!

I've been an ebay member since June 2002, and I've heard Jack Sh!t from them!

I shall commence the capturing of photographic images of many of my family's prized items forthwith, and will seek the assistance of Messrs Hewlett & Packard in the upward ladelling of said images onto the veritable feast of treasures available from that august purveyor of dreams.



i have know Idea what your talking about, but it sounds good.
#27
Perfect timing. Thank you.
#28
As a buyer I love FLD, more choices and some bargains to be had :)
#29
whatsThePoint
aeonf242
whatsThePoint
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered
The only winners are ebay and the few people who have something rare to sell if they are lucky enough to find a buyer

Free listing days are really valuable when you want to sell stuff that you'd otherwise have put a reserve on.
A higher starting price means saving a few ££££'s on absurd reserve fee charges.
It's also handy if you relisting stuff.
And of course if you've got a bulk load then you can list them free starting at £1.99 then relist them free next week if they don't sell @ 99p for free....
This promotion has it's value but limited.
And eBay fees reflect their market position, if you don't want to use them then go elsewhere....


A higher starting price means everyone bids for the countless other ones starting at 99p with no reserve
yours ends up with either no interest(as proven by the need to relist) or a lower final price because fewer people are watching it
And if your selling items at £1.99 why bother, do a car boot


Most of the items I'll be selling will be unique to ebay or with a starting price well above 99p.

Love them or hate them but for certain things they're still the best option for selling and if you're lucky and get a bidding war you can be quids in. As for car boot sales after someone tried to knock me down on a book I was selling for 20p I thought screw this I don't want to deal with these w@@@ers anymore.
#30
Time to sell rather than buy. For once!
banned#31
unterwasser
whatsThePoint
aeonf242
whatsThePoint
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered
The only winners are ebay and the few people who have something rare to sell if they are lucky enough to find a buyer
Free listing days are really valuable when you want to sell stuff that you'd otherwise have put a reserve on.
A higher starting price means saving a few ££££'s on absurd reserve fee charges.
It's also handy if you relisting stuff.
And of course if you've got a bulk load then you can list them free starting at £1.99 then relist them free next week if they don't sell @ 99p for free....
This promotion has it's value but limited.
And eBay fees reflect their market position, if you don't want to use them then go elsewhere....

A higher starting price means everyone bids for the countless other ones starting at 99p with no reserve
yours ends up with either no interest(as proven by the need to relist) or a lower final price because fewer people are watching it
And if your selling items at £1.99 why bother, do a car boot

Most of the items I'll be selling will be unique to ebay or with a starting price well above 99p.

Love them or hate them but for certain things they're still the best option for selling and if you're lucky and get a bidding war you can be quids in. As for car boot sales after someone tried to knock me down on a book I was selling for 20p I thought screw this I don't want to deal with these w@@@ers anymore.

See post #1 about rare items

Only people saying Ebay is your best option are Ebay and people who foolishly believe the hype
For common items you'll get just as much selling locally with no fee's or chance of being ripped off
#32
Sod it. Was planning on listing some stuff this weekend. What people dont seem to realise is that when we get a free listing day it gets flooded with items. More items usualy means it goes for less as there is more competition. Great for buyers, great for Ebay. Crap for sellers who are already getting creamed. COLD COLD COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#33
whatsThePoint
unterwasser
whatsThePoint
aeonf242
whatsThePoint
Why do people get excited about selling an item for less because buyers have more choice when this constant promotion is offered
The only winners are ebay and the few people who have something rare to sell if they are lucky enough to find a buyer

Free listing days are really valuable when you want to sell stuff that you'd otherwise have put a reserve on.
A higher starting price means saving a few ££££'s on absurd reserve fee charges.
It's also handy if you relisting stuff.
And of course if you've got a bulk load then you can list them free starting at £1.99 then relist them free next week if they don't sell @ 99p for free....
This promotion has it's value but limited.
And eBay fees reflect their market position, if you don't want to use them then go elsewhere....


A higher starting price means everyone bids for the countless other ones starting at 99p with no reserve
yours ends up with either no interest(as proven by the need to relist) or a lower final price because fewer people are watching it
And if your selling items at £1.99 why bother, do a car boot


Most of the items I'll be selling will be unique to ebay or with a starting price well above 99p.

Love them or hate them but for certain things they're still the best option for selling and if you're lucky and get a bidding war you can be quids in. As for car boot sales after someone tried to knock me down on a book I was selling for 20p I thought screw this I don't want to deal with these w@@@ers anymore.


See post #1 about rare items

Only people saying Ebay is your best option are Ebay and people who foolishly believe the hype
For common items you'll get just as much selling locally with no fee's or chance of being ripped off


Well I'm not selling common items on ebay, for those I'll stick on amazon marketplace or play, thanks for your advice but I'll stick to foolishly believing the hype. Touch wood been selling on ebay for nearly 10 years and have never been ripped off. Though it will probably happen this weekend.
#34
whatsThePoint
A higher starting price means everyone bids for the countless other ones starting at 99p with no reserve...


As we're trying to point out, if you have the right item, or one that is most definitely worth more than 99p, then free list days are excellent, because otherwise you risk selling your item for far less than what you should really get for it.

For example, if you owned a rare Beatles LP, you wouldn't want to list it for 99p & hope you sell it for anything close to what it is worth. You will list it at a higher price, perhaps even exactly what you want for it & hope that it sells - it only takes 1 bidder. If it does not sell you have not lost any money listing it. Those sort of this will not turn-up in any great number because they are rare.

I regularly list vinyl at £4.99, £14.99 & £29.99 depending on the title & what I think I might get for it due to it's rarity. I always sell at least half of what I list & save myself a good couple of quid in the process - better in my pocket than eBay's.
banned#35
gregmac666
whatsThePoint
A higher starting price means everyone bids for the countless other ones starting at 99p with no reserve...

As we're trying to point out, if you have the right item, or one that is most definitely worth more than 99p, then free list days are excellent, because otherwise you risk selling your item for far less than what you should really get for it.

For example, if you owned a rare Beatles LP, you wouldn't want to list it for 99p & hope you sell it for anything close to what it is worth. You will list it at a higher price, perhaps even exactly what you want for it & hope that it sells - it only takes 1 bidder. If it does not sell you have not lost any money listing it. Those sort of this will not turn-up in any great number because they are rare.

I regularly list vinyl at £4.99, £14.99 & £29.99 depending on the title & what I think I might get for it due to it's rarity. I always sell at least half of what I list & save myself a good couple of quid in the process - better in my pocket than eBay's.

As i pointed out in post #1 this will only benefit people with rare items
So your trying to teach me something i told everyone else ages ago X)
And then you wonder why i mock people who use Ebay :D
#36
I sold a phone on eBay earlier in the week, it went for £123 inc delivery. By the time it was in my Paypal I'd had £5 paypal fee's removed. It cost me £11 to post it. And then yesterday I had my invoice for £12... so £17 in total goes to eBay inc. Scandelous IMO.

I've learnt my lesson now and won't sell anything there in the traditional auction style again. Only recently I realised that Buy It Now has a smaller Final Value fee. Worked out I would have only paid £6.49 as opposed to £12 if I'd listed at at the price it sold at :(

I'd love to sell things here, but I find people jump in with ridiculous offers, which then automatically lowers everyone elses price. For example, what I sold was a new Orange San Francisco phone, £95 with the fee's deducted is more than it costs to buy in the shops. Here I'd probably have been offered £60 delivered at the most

Edited By: mamboboy on May 06, 2011 18:14
#37
thanks for the update
banned#38
mamboboy
I sold a phone on eBay earlier in the week, it went for £123 inc delivery. By the time it was in my Paypal I'd had £5 paypal fee's removed. It cost me £11 to post it. And then yesterday I had my invoice for £12... so £17 in total goes to eBay inc. Scandalous IMO.

I've learnt my lesson now and won't sell anything there in the traditional auction style again. Only recently I realised that Buy It Now has a smaller Final Value fee. Worked out I would have only paid £6.49 as opposed to £12 if I'd listed at at the price it sold at :(

I'd love to sell things here, but I find people jump in with ridiculous offers, which then automatically lowers everyone elses price. For example, what I sold was a new Orange San Francisco phone, £95 with the fee's deducted is more than it costs to buy in the shops. Here I'd probably have been offered £60 delivered at the most


£11.00 to send a phone. What was it one of the old BT ones with a red box included.

To be fair to ebay, if you're stupid enough to list something without checking on the fees beforehand you can hardly call it scandalous. Thee fees are there for all to see.

Do you have a link to the page where it says BIN final valuation fees are less than auction fees? I think we'd all be interested in that.
#39
Shipping was £11 because it went to mainland Europe. San Frans go for a lot in some European countries for some reason.

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/fees.html

Auction-style final value fees
10% of the final selling price (up to a maximum of £40)

Buy it now final value fees
£30 - £99.99
£1.57 + 3% of the final selling price of £30 or more

£100 - £199.99
£3.67 + 2.5% of the final selling price of £100 or more


Edited By: mamboboy on May 06, 2011 20:36
#40
how does this get hot? yes it is good, but its so frequent.

seems like every other weekend now its free listings

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