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Just received an email from ebay confirming free listing this weekend .

I was not sure whether to post this in deals or freebies, so posted here.


On 4 & 5 December 2010

£0.00 insertion fee on Auction format listings with any starting price

All Final Value Fees and optional listing upgrade fees still apply

Items listed using professional tools are excluded from this promotion

Open to all users (except business sellers)

Only items listed with the Quick Sell or Advanced Sell forms
(Sell Your Item forms) are included
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#1
I have no idea what I have done wrong, but the direct link is not working.

Can someone sort it out for me please?
suspended#2
5rannoch
I have no idea what I have done wrong, but the direct link is not working.

Can someone sort it out for me please?


I didnt get the email and I cannot where it says it is free listing this weekend
suspended#3
Just copy and paste the link into the description or as a clickable link in the thread :)
3 Likes #4
Once again this near pointless offer pops up. Will they ever waive final value fees, or at least cut them for a short time. That is the killer, not the usually miniscule listing fees.
suspended#5
Weenie Beenie
Once again this near pointless offer pops up. Will they ever waive final value fees, or at least cut them for a short time. That is the killer, not the usually miniscule listing fees.


No chance, that turns them over billions a year!
#6
I didn't mean forever, of course they couldn't afford that, I meant as an offer like this. They do free insertion fees offers all the times and as I already said, they're pointless and save you very little.

Even just no fees on one item every 6 months or something would be decent.
#7
anyone can sell 100 items for free per month. After that the insertion fee is 9p per item.
so isn't such a generosity from ebay
suspended#8
Weenie Beenie
I didn't mean forever, of course they couldn't afford that, I meant as an offer like this. They do free insertion fees offers all the times and as I already said, they're pointless and save you very little.

Even just no fees on one item every 6 months or something would be decent.


I know what ya mean mate, just to give something back to their customers. I recon everyone should boycott Ebay for a weekend every so often, might make them think twice about their crap offers! :)
#9
Woop can sell those Poppies I bought now cheers HOT HOT from ME!!!!
#10
In b4 moaning,oh wait..........
#11
just put a whole lot of items last night, should have waited, thanks anyway
#12
These threads are like Déjà vu. Just waiting for someone to mention that selling on Amazon is better, etc.
#13
jonny619447
Weenie Beenie
I didn't mean forever, of course they couldn't afford that, I meant as an offer like this. They do free insertion fees offers all the times and as I already said, they're pointless and save you very little.

Even just no fees on one item every 6 months or something would be decent.




I know what ya mean mate, just to give something back to their customers. I recon everyone should boycott Ebay for a weekend every so often, might make them think twice about their crap offers! :)


They don't need to give something back. People keep using them, so they do not need to give loyalty bonuses. Too many people rely on ebay for an income or to buy their stuff to boycott it. For any boycott to work it would need to be international, and both sellers and buyers would need to boycott. People have tried many times in the past, over feedback changes, over the minimum £50 reserve, over increased listing fees. It's never worked, since someone will always sell and someone will always buy. Less sellers mean better prices, so someone would always take advantage of any large boycott.
#14
I don't know if selling on Amazon or anywhere else is better than Ebay as I haven't tried. However, as people rightly say, free insertion fees are no big deal. The vast majority of items for auction should be started at 99p anyway as I have always find that you get a better price in the end, and there is no insertion fee for 99p. The other problem is that when there is a free listing day, thousands of extra people who believe it is a good deal will try to sell, thus flooding Ebay with all sorts of stuff.

My main objection to Ebay however is that the final value fee has slowly increased % wise over the years, when in reality, with so many more sales, the fee ought to have reduced. You can't beat greed.

Edited By: spock1958 on Dec 03, 2010 09:42
#15
Unfortunately Ebay are like any other mid life corporate entity where they will look to squeeze margins upwards whilst service drifts slowly downwards. Sooner or later a new auction site will launch that will offer a real alternative and proper competition - fees will then be realistic and service will improve ( a bit!). The problem is that such a venture will only be possible if launched by a massive organisation with the reserves necessary to carpet bomb the media with the marketing that such a start up would need to have a realistic chance of getting the critical mass of sellers and buyers for success.
#16
You pay to list your item.
You pay when the item is sold.
You pay when you receive the money from the buyer (through PayPal).
...
I think eBay have pretty much got it sewn up!

Also, these "free listings days" are only ever available on auction items, not buy-it-now/fixed-price items (which is how I prefer to sell).
#17
Using an auction style listing, for most categories if not all, means your final value fee is higher, around 10% of the sale price; if its a fixed price listing then the final value is MUCH lower.
#18
You would think that Google would have set up something similar to ebay. I did use ebid recently but quite honestly not enough people use the site so as said previously EBay have got a captive audience..... More's the pity
#19
i just been focred to upgrade to business account so no free insertion fees

even though i am not a business seller

:(
#20
mmmkbb
i just been focred to upgrade to business account so no free insertion fees

even though i am not a business seller

:(


how come??
#21
listing is usually free mate.. the biggest charge is the whooping 10% final fee and the paypal fee.
#22
i dun know?

when i phone they told me i have to upgrade because i sell more than 100 items even though most of them are used/ unwanted goods

my final sale was just a pity 25 items with 2 still waiting for buyer to respond :(
#23
Thanks OP :)
#24
wearewolves
Unfortunately Ebay are like any other mid life corporate entity where they will look to squeeze margins upwards whilst service drifts slowly downwards. Sooner or later a new auction site will launch that will offer a real alternative and proper competition - fees will then be realistic and service will improve ( a bit!). The problem is that such a venture will only be possible if launched by a massive organisation with the reserves necessary to carpet bomb the media with the marketing that such a start up would need to have a realistic chance of getting the critical mass of sellers and buyers for success.


I've been waiting for an eBay alternative for years. I don't think it'll happen for a long time unless Facebook get on the bandwagon and build an auction module.
3 Likes #25
mmmkbb


when i phone they told me i have to upgrade because i sell more than 100 items even though most of them are used/ unwanted goods
:(


Was this 100 items in a month or in a longer period? I am curious.

I do not sell that much - by the time I have photographed something, listed it, dealting with queries from possible buyers, got stressed over whether or not it will sell, wrapped it up, driven to the post office, queued up because I need proof of posting, dealt with problems once the item has arrived or other problems when it does not arrive, given feedback, got stressed over receiving feedback and star ratings, paid ebay fees and paypal fees - I wonder if the whole process is worth it.

I certainly do not think that the time involved and the return is worth it for smaller value items.
#26
had a feeling this would happen, had a massive clearout last weekend and listed around 40 items >.<
#27
Thakns for this
#28
Tesco are setting up their own alternative to Ebay next summer if they tie it in with clubcard points it could be the first genuine alternative to Ebay and I will definitely be using them
#29
Weenie Beenie
Once again this near pointless offer pops up. Will they ever waive final value fees, or at least cut them for a short time. That is the killer, not the usually miniscule listing fees.


Roughly you lose around 14% of the item value after ebay fees and paypal, hardly a "killer", given the market exposoure.
#30
Free listing days have been every fortnight at the weekend for the last few months (Apart from Childen in Need week when you had to donate some money!).
#31
kid992
Tesco are setting up their own alternative to Ebay next summer if they tie it in with clubcard points it could be the first genuine alternative to Ebay and I will definitely be using them


Now that is very interesting! Clearly would be just a UK alternative but it will take someone with the corporate and financial muscle of a Tesco to make this work.
#32
Every time this comes up people just **** off eBay about how theyre ripping folks off with overpriced FVF fees and Paypal charges ... and how what they are 'offering' by allowing free listings pales into insignificance with the fifteen percent charges they knock off the price of your goods .....

... and every time I fully agree .. theyre allegedly - possibly .. a massive corporation that has lost sight of its main users and only pander to business which kind of kills the original concept of being the people's electronic car boot sale equivalent ....

There .. I've agreed again!!!
#33
Not sold on Ebay for a while, and was waiting for a free listing day to sell an item, but a previous poster reminded me about selling on Amazon, I have done that once in the past and it was so easy I have just listed my current item on there. It took about 1 minute to list it, there are no listing fees, and they say ther are charging me about £6 on a £35 item, not sure how that compares with Ebay charges? There were quite a few of my item on Ebay, none currently on Amazon, so I will wait and see!

Edited By: TCLeics on Dec 03, 2010 20:15
#34
since when do they let ebay adverts on here???????????

last time I bought some gloves for 11 pounds, they where to big so I sold them for 16 pounds! All good I thought but............. ebay charged me 70p to put the advert on(ok this weekend thats free) then ebay charged me 10 percent for the sale (1.60) then paypal charged me about a pound then the postage was £2.50 all this adds up to 5.80......... I lost out on 80p!!!!!!!!!!!! ok with this weekends deal I would of only lost out on 10p. I know that all this is not alot of money but at the end its a bad deal!!!!!!!!!!!

ebay voted cold.
#35
TCLeics
but a previous poster reminded me about selling on Amazon, I have done that once in the past and it was so easy I have just listed my current item on there. It took about 1 minute to list it, there are no listing fees, and they say ther are charging me about £6 on a £35 item, not sure how that compares with Ebay charges?

The only good thing about selling on Amazon is it's hassle free and they take care of the payment. But for that convenience you pay a hefty premium. My experience is Amazon take about a 30% fee and because they fix the postage that's charged you might end up with only 50% of the price you listed.

I would avoid selling on Amazon in most cases.
#36
With people saying about there being no alternatives to eBay, I was just wondering if anyone has tried eBid? This has a max Final Valuation Fee of 3% and no listing fees. And you can pay £49.49 for lifetime Seller+ membership, which means that you never pay any fees to them. I am a business seller on eBay and am getting sick of my monthly invoices from them of around £100 but I have not tried eBid - simply because it seems to have much less customers - but maybe I should take the plunge and try selling items on there too?
#37
ebay final value fees are horrendous. I sold an E71 on there for 76 pounds and ebay took 7.60!!

I'm boycotting them from now on. Would rather sell my stuff here on hotukdeals
#38
Ebid is a waste of time they have no buyers. You will be lucky to get the £49.49 back they tout that deal around a lot but do not spend any money on attracting buyers they are just getting rich selling lifetime memberships to disatisfied ebayers myself included

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