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Free Listing Weekend for Private Sellers on eBay

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6y, 8m agoFound 6 years, 8 months ago
free listings all weekend, still have to pay final value fees though!


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banned#1
i knew businesses were excluded but i didnt know powersellers were excluded from these to. no wonder ebay dropping the requirements to become powerseller
#2
Does free listing mean that i can put something on for a reserve price of say no less than £30 and it wont cost me anything?
1 Like #3
No, it means you won't pay 15p to list in basic format with no additions.
BIG saving?
#4
Good timing, I have various things to sell :)

I only have a 2 star buyer rating at the moment, would it be better to allow my colleague to list my items?
A scandalous individual managed to hack my respectable account and it has never been resolved :-(
1 Like #5
Kevo2k7
Does free listing mean that i can put something on for a reserve price of say no less than £30 and it wont cost me anything?


why dont you just put the starting price at £30 should have the same effect and it should be free not 100% sure but it should be free
#6
:thumbsup:
#7
mummytomeadow
i knew businesses were excluded but i didnt know powersellers were excluded from these to. no wonder ebay dropping the requirements to become powerseller


To become a powerseller / top rated seller you have to convert your account to a business account
#8
ttsese
why dont you just put the starting price at £30 should have the same effect and it should be free not 100% sure but it should be free


Usually there is an additional charge for putting the starting price fairly high or over a certain threshold - so the free listing may not cover that aspect of the costing.

Also for the member who asked about reserve price - from what i last checked it was £50 minimum reserve.
#9
13%+ is ridiculous for final value.

This deal is better than nothing though I suppose.
#10
My listing fees never cost anything anyway. A final value reduced fee would have been more beneficial.
#11
Istanbul_Kop
13%+ is ridiculous for final value.

This deal is better than nothing though I suppose.


Plus fee for Paypal payments - 10% is it?
#12
Istanbul_Kop
13%+ is ridiculous for final value.

This deal is better than nothing though I suppose.


has it gone up again? thought 10% was steep
#13
Bummer I just put a load of stuff on there 2 days ago.

Yeah eBays fees have gone through the roof lately. It's almost enough to put me off using the site completely.
Shame there is no competition as i'd switch straight to that instead.
#14
cheers for the info :thumbsup:
#15
MBeeching
Good timing, I have various things to sell :)

I only have a 2 star buyer rating at the moment, would it be better to allow my colleague to list my items?
A scandalous individual managed to hack my respectable account and it has never been resolved :-(


Naa, you need to get it up somehow, might as well do it yourself..
#16
dodgymix
has it gone up again? thought 10% was steep


Sorry, I'm including the Paypal fee in that too since they force you to use it.

10% Final Value + Paypal Fees I should have said.
#17
and that's £15 for every £100 .. not to mention the stupid delivery option where you can't go beyond recommended price
#18
Final value fee for private sellers for auctions:

10.0% of the amount of the winning bid, up to a maximum Final Value Fee of £40.00

It can be cheaper to pay 40p to list with a fixed price and allow offers - for technology items you will pay a much lower fee:

5.25% of the initial £29.99 (£1.57) + 3% of the initial £30.00 - £99.99 (£2.10) + 2.5% of the initial £100.00 - £199.99 (£2.50) + 2% of the initial £200.00 - £299.99 (£2.00) + 1.5% of the initial £300.00 - £599.99 (£4.50) + 1% of the remaining balance of the final selling price
#19
A paltry saving compared to the final value fees.

All sellers should also be aware of the dangers of accepting PAYPAL.

Unless you use recorded or "signed for" delivery, a buyer can simply claim they didn't receive the goods and Paypal WILL refund them and take the money from your account. This is their policy and no amount of reasoning, even if you have emails from the buyer confirming they received the goods, will alter the outcome.

A buyer can also ( maybe accidentally ) damage the goods after receiving them and then claim to Paypal that they were not as described. Paypal will insist that the seller accepts return of the goods and again refunds the buyer and takes the money from the seller's account.

Paypal do this to ward off the risk of credit card chargebacks as these adversely affect their rating as a financial company. Too many chargebacks flag warning signals with the agency that monitors these companies.

And, yes, I have first hand experience of this and will no longer sell anything on Ebay unless it's cash on collection. We had nearly 1000 transactions with 100% rating but neither Ebay nor Paypal were prepared to take into account the clear evidence we had that the guy was scamming us.

A quick search on the web revealed that there are masses of people in similar situations, who have lost money due to Paypal's ridiculous policies, so be warned.
#20
I have moved over to Playtrade. It seems alot less hassle listing items on there.
#21
Kevo2k7
Does free listing mean that i can put something on for a reserve price of say no less than £30 and it wont cost me anything?



Free listing means just that, the actual listing fee is not charged. Final valuation fees, paypal fees and any extras you add like additional pictures are still payable. (Additional photos are free in certain categories like clothing and wall tiles).

You can't put on a reserve for less than £50 as someone said but just start it at £30 and you will save £1 (50p if you put it at £29.99) but don't forget you can list it in two catagories giving you more options to attract different buyers and you will be saving £2. (although if you have extra photos etc. you will be charged for those twice)

No, its not brilliant, but its better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick! ;-)
#22
Us businesses miss out yet again.
#23
Arghh I just literally listed some items, wish I had seen this. Ebay and Paypal fees are getting ridiculous though.
#24
parpster
A paltry saving compared to the final value fees.

All sellers should also be aware of the dangers of accepting PAYPAL.

Unless you use recorded or "signed for" delivery, a buyer can simply claim they didn't receive the goods and Paypal WILL refund them and take the money from your account. This is their policy and no amount of reasoning, even if you have emails from the buyer confirming they received the goods, will alter the outcome.

A buyer can also ( maybe accidentally ) damage the goods after receiving them and then claim to Paypal that they were not as described. Paypal will insist that the seller accepts return of the goods and again refunds the buyer and takes the money from the seller's account.

Paypal do this to ward off the risk of credit card chargebacks as these adversely affect their rating as a financial company. Too many chargebacks flag warning signals with the agency that monitors these companies.

And, yes, I have first hand experience of this and will no longer sell anything on Ebay unless it's cash on collection. We had nearly 1000 transactions with 100% rating but neither Ebay nor Paypal were prepared to take into account the clear evidence we had that the guy was scamming us.

A quick search on the web revealed that there are masses of people in similar situations, who have lost money due to Paypal's ridiculous policies, so be warned.


I second that - my sister sold a drill set for £100. Buyer was making excuses about poor condition etc and basically just wanted his money back after changing his mind.

My sister had proof he had received it as they sent a message saying they wanted to return it for a refund. Buyer put in a claim with Paypal claiming not to have received goods.

My sister explained what I've just said and they refunded the buyer and debited my sisters paypal account. The drill was never returned = £100 out of pocket.

Protested continuously for 2 months and got no where. Shortly after she had a message stating that a member she had recently traded with had been suspended for breaking rules and it was the same guy!!

Ebay is bull and they make it too easy for rip off merchants.
#25
Bum i put 30 items on for sale last Sunday. Never mind. Listing fees are cheaper if you donate a percentage to charity
#26
Has noone heard of Ebid?

Very cheap to sell on there.

http://uk.ebid.net/help_money.php
#27
simate
Has noone heard of Ebid?

Very cheap to sell on there.

http://uk.ebid.net/help_money.php



Miles cheaper, are there plenty of people registered to make bidding competitive?
#28
Great thanks for the heads up - haven't had an email yet so cheers! I agree with the other posts as well - fees have gone through the roof and its not even fun to sell anything anymore. It's ridiculous what they charge - I have loads of stuff to sell and can't be a***d listing these days because its such a rip off. Probably end up just handing most of it into charity shops.
1 Like #29
I only use Ebay for buying stuff. Selling is too much of a hassle and the commission fee is extortionate, bit like going to a real auction to be honest. I've sold one item an LCD laptop screen for £50 and after ebay fees and paypal had about £35 left. You can't leave negative feedback about a buyer and if a buyer wants to screw you over then can. So I'm voting this cold as it's not much of a deal considering how shoddy Ebay is and their paypal and commission fees. Sorry if that upsets anyone I just don't consider this to be a great deal.
#30
I Have put my Spainish townhouse on to rent as a holiday and have said I will accept paypal but don't know if they can then claim money back, I thought ebay would be good as I am trying to get it out to as many people as possible
#31
Used to sell alot on Ebay as a private seller ( all my own kit ) when fees started going up stopped altogether I just buy from there now and again, I've won auctions for 99p with free postage and Ive paid with paypal them sellers must be pounds out of pocket on sales like than.
#32
Well i'm in the market for a new Schlong so hopefully there will be an abundence of them come the weekend. Hot from me.
#33
Wow I did not think buyers could do this.

Sorry in bad cond not buying or returning, and we cant do anything about it?

I have a Monitor Aduio R370HD on there right now, might think about taking it off.

We must have some sort of right against this, as I can order an item for 1000.00 and then sorry damaged, then return it and say it got lost in the post.

Thats just dumb
#34
Totally agree its turned into a joke the charges make it no fun ... Gonna look at ebid cheers dude ..
#35
be warned when you put an item on auction the final fee is double the amount it would be if you sold you item on a buy it now price.
I sold a phone (£120) on auction the fee was £11! The person didn't pay, relisted it on a buy it now price (£115) and the fee was only £4.67..
#36
dsenart;8138713
Naa, you need to get it up somehow, might as well do it yourself..


The above comments have already made me reconsider selling on ebay ever again :lol:
Might list them on HUKD instead (brand new Logitech G500, rare Gamecube game etc).
#37
Hmm, the ts & cs claims that the free listing applies to scheduled auctions and those in vehicle parts & accessories.

I've just scheduled a listing to start on Saturday evening in the vehicle parts & accessories category and I'm getting a listing fee of £1.

Am I doing something wrong, or will it get refunded later, or is there a glitch?
#38
So whats ebid like?
#39
Onerous
So whats ebid like?


ITs ok,its free to list and sell,i been using them off and on.your items do sell but slowly and you can ask what price you want without worrying about listing fees.:thumbsup:
#40
Theo Cupier
Hmm, the ts & cs claims that the free listing applies to scheduled auctions and those in vehicle parts & accessories.

I've just scheduled a listing to start on Saturday evening in the vehicle parts & accessories category and I'm getting a listing fee of £1.

Am I doing something wrong, or will it get refunded later, or is there a glitch?




Scheduled start dates are elligble for free listing I bet


I use proof of postage so any issues and I claim of Royal Mail for lost item. I sometimes dont believe its gone missing but I have proof of postage so pass the bill on to Royal Mail.
If everybody did this Royal Mail would most likely investigate high volume claimants
If Royal Mail duiscovers

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