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Half price listing day at Ebay - Thursday 29th May

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8y, 7m agoFound 8 years, 7 months ago
Half Price Insertion Fees* for one day only.

Thursday May 29th 2008.

That's when Insertion Fees are half price for Auction-style, Auction-with-Buy It Now or Buy It Now Only (Fixed Price) listings in eligible categories. The more you list the more you save!
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#1
Bummer just listed over the weekend!! have to find some more now!
#2
This always happens to me, put all my things for sale on last week. Voted hot
#3
Read the terms carefully, I Turbolisted what I thought was £30.00 of listings turned out to be £100 worth dang!
[mod]#4
Thanks for posting [B]hannah19790:) [/B]I'm sure i've a few things i need to list ...
#5
if you are planning to buy from ebay look at quidco.

40% for winning a eBay auction. This amount is based on eBay revenue - not on the price you pay.
#6
jaidenslot
Bummer just listed over the weekend!! have to find some more now!


This is usually the same as me but this time I've just got nothing to sell - I'll have to go hunting! My husband has to tie stuff down so I can't get my mits on em!:-D
#8
i haven't used fleabay for ages - turned out they (paypal) sent me a £15 voucher, which i've promptly used to get £19 of gear for £4 - great!

now all i have to do is not use fleabay for ages again..............
#9
I assume that the free gallery picture applies as well?
Bargain.
7 Likes #10
thanks for posting this deal.

if you had posted this same deal 5 years ago it would have been really hot.

back then ebay was a place where buyers and sellers turned to to beat high street prices.

now people are going back to the high street stores instead of ebay

ebays high high high high fees, appualing and poor customer service and a feedback system which is worthless has made people hate ebay and seek new places to buy and sell.
ebay will never be the same company agian

on first may 2008 their price shares fell nearly 4%

4% is a huge amount for a company like ebay, but they deserve it

maybe if they stopped paying sky news, bbc news and some newspaper for publicity headlines then thier share prices would be even lower

classic example for a news story i read on ebay went along the lines of:
grandma for sale on ebay

im sure PR bosses at ebay have something to do with this.

but basically ebay is run by people with bananas in the wrong places

and i sure hope another auction site takes over soon
#11
monkeybrains
thanks for posting this deal.

if you had posted this same deal 5 years ago it would have been really hot.

back then ebay was a place where buyers and sellers turned to to beat high street prices.

now people are going back to the high street stores instead of ebay

ebays high high high high fees, appualing and poor customer service and a feedback system which is worthless has made people hate ebay and seek new places to buy and sell.
ebay will never be the same company agian

on first may 2008 their price shares fell nearly 4%

4% is a huge amount for a company like ebay, but they deserve it

maybe if they stopped paying sky news, bbc news and some newspaper for publicity headlines then thier share prices would be even lower

classic example for a news story i read on ebay went along the lines of:
grandma for sale on ebay

im sure PR bosses at ebay have something to do with this.

but basically ebay is run by people with bananas in the wrong places

and i sure hope another auction site takes over soon


Blimey, U have been burned! I must admit I feel this way too x
#12
Just saw this thread
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/190257/closing-down-sale/
above this & read "closing down sale" and then "ebay 5p listing day" - talk about putting 2 and 2 together!
#13
Bargain.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #14
monkeybrains
thanks for posting this deal.

if you had posted this same deal 5 years ago it would have been really hot.

back then ebay was a place where buyers and sellers turned to to beat high street prices.

now people are going back to the high street stores instead of ebay

ebays high high high high fees, appualing and poor customer service and a feedback system which is worthless has made people hate ebay and seek new places to buy and sell.
ebay will never be the same company agian

on first may 2008 their price shares fell nearly 4%

4% is a huge amount for a company like ebay, but they deserve it

maybe if they stopped paying sky news, bbc news and some newspaper for publicity headlines then thier share prices would be even lower

classic example for a news story i read on ebay went along the lines of:
grandma for sale on ebay

im sure PR bosses at ebay have something to do with this.

but basically ebay is run by people with bananas in the wrong places

and i sure hope another auction site takes over soon


Well said, rep added.
#15
Not a fan of Ebay to be honest.
Fees are ridiculously high, and so are paypals.
banned#16
mitchwales
Not a fan of Ebay to be honest.
Fees are ridiculously high, and so are paypals.


I'm doing a car boot sale a.s.a.p.
#17
monkeybrains;2180734
thanks for posting this deal.

if you had posted this same deal 5 years ago it would have been really hot.

back then ebay was a place where buyers and sellers turned to to beat high street prices.

now people are going back to the high street stores instead of ebay

ebays high high high high fees, appualing and poor customer service and a feedback system which is worthless has made people hate ebay and seek new places to buy and sell.
ebay will never be the same company agian

on first may 2008 their price shares fell nearly 4%

4% is a huge amount for a company like ebay, but they deserve it

maybe if they stopped paying sky news, bbc news and some newspaper for publicity headlines then thier share prices would be even lower

classic example for a news story i read on ebay went along the lines of:
grandma for sale on ebay

im sure PR bosses at ebay have something to do with this.

but basically ebay is run by people with bananas in the wrong places

and i sure hope another auction site takes over soon
eBays new CEO doesn't want an auction site - he wants a "marketplace". He plans to remove sellers full stop in 2009 (!). Unfortunately everyone but him can see eBay is big because big works well for auction sites (lots of potential bidders), and has no competition for this reason - in proper retail it will be slaughtered.
#18
Good post i can always find something to sell so that i can buy something bigger from E-Bay. :whistling:The sooner someone starts a serious competitor to Praypal and Fleabay the better.:viking:Heat to the poster and rep to Monkeybrains, say it how it is! :thumbsup:
#19
Thanks for posting the heads up.

Voted Hot
#20
I'm going to vote any eBay deal cold from now....they are becoming so gay.
#21
Ebay has a monoply and milks its market position. It then virtually compels you to use paypal getting a further 3% + from you.

Its only the insertion fee that is reduced - which is generally the smallest of the final value and paypal fees.

See it as it is - its throwing a fish to catch a whale.

COLD COLD COLD COLD COLD COLD COLD.

Lastly - all of us here are the proud owners of part of a bank. Why can't Northern Rock offer a paypal clone - so that in most of UK auction transactions a further 3% is not leaving the UK to the US via Luxembourg?
#22
I used to really enjoy selling on Ebay, then the company decided to kill my sales by reducing worldwide item visibility excluding the important US market, my sale prices plummeted and I had no idea why, I later found out that they had done this to stop UK sellers flooding US listings, and in the same move US sellers items were being shown in UK ebay listings!.
Apparently it was UK sellers listings such as DVD's, CD's etc causing the problems in the US, I was selling antiques and old collectable items, the US market was very important to sellers of such stuff.
The upshot was that Ebay took a sledgehammer to a walnut in order to try and rectify a problem, they never informed sellers or listened to sellers, hiked up fees, kept changing stuff that was working fine etc etc, they did eventually back track a bit and allowed antiques etc visibility in the US, and I now hear they charge for this priveledge. By this time I was bored of Ebay and only sell the odd item now and again, but the fun has gone from it., it seems to have lost what made it a great site a few years ago and looks like it's being run by chimps.
Poor Ebay RIP
banned#23
Has anyone tried one of the other auction sites?

"While eBay is massively dominant, cqout*, eBid* and qxl* are sizeable auctions. Their advantage is they charge sellers less than eBay, which means some prefer it. On the downside, your auctions are likely to get less exposure than they would on eBay, so could get fewer bids." http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/protect/selling-on-ebay
#24
Evening all.
For those of you looking for a competitor to ebay, there is one that, to my knowledge was around well before ebay - or at least before ebay was popular. I indeed used to be a member many years ago, must be 9 years. The site is qxl.co.uk.
Problem is, if you were selling, which would you use? An auction with a cult following, or one with millions of active members? That said, if something you want is on qxl, youre one of few watching it!
#25
who cares about listing fees when there fvf is so high. they need someone to give them a legal kick up the ar*e dont know how they can justify the fees especially with paypal fees combined, they are the scammers best friend.

there time will come to an end.........company that incompetent will run outta luck sooner or later
#26
czechoslovakia
Evening all.
For those of you looking for a competitor to ebay, there is one that, to my knowledge was around well before ebay - or at least before ebay was popular. I indeed used to be a member many years ago, must be 9 years. The site is qxl.co.uk.
Problem is, if you were selling, which would you use? An auction with a cult following, or one with millions of active members? That said, if something you want is on qxl, youre one of few watching it!


The QXL UK auction site is closing on 30 May, 2008.

We would like to inform you that we have decided to withdraw from the UK market and close the QXL.co.uk site.

Trading will cease on QXL.co.uk from 12 noon on Friday, 30 May 2008 and all accounts will be closed.
Looks like the ebay monopoly is now complete.
#27
millarcat
Thanks for posting [B]hannah19790:) [/B]I'm sure i've a few things i need to list ...


Are there any you can put on Adtrader - which is free?

http://www.adtrader.co.uk
#28
I had an awful experience with ebay when I was selling an item a couple of years ago. They treated me like a criminal and sent debt collectors after me when someone in Lithuania purchased the phone from me! I wasn't to know that this person had hacked someone's paypal account. I provided ebay with proof of postage and all communications with the buyer and they claimed I never provided any of this. After my experience a quick google and I soon found thousands of others had a similar experience. If anyone is selling on Fleabay go ahead but be EXTREMELY careful as ebay / paypal are likely to dog you over if things go wrong. And to quote another sites take on ebay fee's...

Ebay are also screwing the sellers and thus - the buyers with their exhorbatent costs, for an essentially worthless service.

The true cost of provision, vs. what they charge (price gouging) - adding on their habit of skimming the cream at every stage of the transactions.....

$$$$ to post the adds (=price gouging),

$$$$ final sale fee (=price gouging),

$$$$ skimmed from paypal (=price gouging),

$$$$ earned from interest earned on holding that money (=price gouging),

$$$$ saved on NOT providing any customer service or accountability - and shifting THIER COSTS into your pocket - by taking your time and effort - for no renumeration (=price gouging).

As you can see I'm not a fan and like someone has already said in this post I hope another site with a bit more morals takes the market lead. I've got a few items I'd like to sell and im going to try out some of these sites mentioned in this article...

http://www.fool.co.uk/news/money-saving-tips/2008/02/18/sell-for-less-the-alternatives-to-ebay.aspx
#29
monkeybrains
thanks for posting this deal.

if you had posted this same deal 5 years ago it would have been really hot.

back then ebay was a place where buyers and sellers turned to to beat high street prices.

now people are going back to the high street stores instead of ebay

ebays high high high high fees, appualing and poor customer service and a feedback system which is worthless has made people hate ebay and seek new places to buy and sell.
ebay will never be the same company agian

on first may 2008 their price shares fell nearly 4%

4% is a huge amount for a company like ebay, but they deserve it

maybe if they stopped paying sky news, bbc news and some newspaper for publicity headlines then thier share prices would be even lower

classic example for a news story i read on ebay went along the lines of:
grandma for sale on ebay

im sure PR bosses at ebay have something to do with this.

but basically ebay is run by people with bananas in the wrong places

and i sure hope another auction site takes over soon


Totally concur. :)
#30
monkeybrains
thanks for posting this deal.

if you had posted this same deal 5 years ago it would have been really hot.

back then ebay was a place where buyers and sellers turned to to beat high street prices.

now people are going back to the high street stores instead of ebay

ebays high high high high fees, appualing and poor customer service and a feedback system which is worthless has made people hate ebay and seek new places to buy and sell.
ebay will never be the same company agian

on first may 2008 their price shares fell nearly 4%

4% is a huge amount for a company like ebay, but they deserve it

maybe if they stopped paying sky news, bbc news and some newspaper for publicity headlines then thier share prices would be even lower

classic example for a news story i read on ebay went along the lines of:
grandma for sale on ebay

im sure PR bosses at ebay have something to do with this.

but basically ebay is run by people with bananas in the wrong places

and i sure hope another auction site takes over soon



HERE HERE - well said

Ebay and Paypal one of the same :friends: - getting far to big for there own boots - the bigger they are the harder they fall!

HEAT - removed!!
#31
ScrewBay and PayEnema ought to be illegal as they have a virtual monopoly. They are now screwing everyone with their latest set of "improvements".:x

1) Sellers CANNOT leave negative feedback for Buyers.:w00t:

2) All Private Sellers who just have the odd bit and piece to sell, which they want a fixed price for, can no longer avoid paying PayEnemas fees by only taking cheques or cash as they MUST offer PayEnema as an option and are therefore obliged to have a Business Account with PayEnema.:x

Oh the bad news just goes on and on. I am avoiding them completely as the situation can only get worse. I shall be using http://uk.ebid.net/:thumbsup:

If anyone needs a better idea of how the various selling sites are faring, you may like to check out http://www.powersellersunite.com/auctionsitewatch.php:thumbsup:

Sorry but voted cold.
#32
nice find. heat added.
#33
WOW! :)

I'm really happy to be reading posts like these :)

I've felt the same way about these guys, they're milking their monopolistic position way too much and are certainly feeling the heat from people like us who seem to have moved out... I think what they're failing to recognize is if they had continued even with their rip-off charges (compared to immoral theft now) most of us would still be using them day in and day out... They would earn so much more money from me and everyone else... They could've kept on growing phenomenally on their existing seller base (we pay the fees!), they could've been much much more stronger with their brand and taking home much more fatter pay packets today and for the next xxx years, however, what they foolishly seem to be doing is: keep increasing the listing fees, fvf (which I hear start at 7.5% now), add compulsory paypal acceptance thus alienating most of the sellers, people like me and most of the other people who've posted here seem to have an option have chosen to vote with their feet (and wallet) and those who still rely selling on eBay are trying to find out ways to start their own web-stores with whatever customer base they've built. I personally know a few people who've moved out of selling on eBay or are listing partial stock on eBay - while in the past they were doing 100's of sales on eBay daily, they're now only doing 10's and trying to get more users on to their websites.


Sad for eBay really, coz it used to be a company that I used to admire, not so anymore!
#34
Voted cold due to the miniscule amount of difference it would actually make to Ebay/Paypal fees - given that if I sold some DVDs off it would be something like a 5p saving out of a £1.59 selling fee (for a £10 item with 1.50 postage).

This compares to the £1.04 a Titanium powerseller would be charged for the same sale (along with the associated lower paypal fees).
#35
Ok this is a good deal for those people who still like it, but haveing to pay fees twice just doesnt cut it with me anymore. I have taken to carboots now :D.

You know the money that is handed over is yours and dont have to worry about fees ect.

Oh and the people watching, is just priceless :p
#36
[SIZE="3"]Anyone who wants to find out what a real fiasco screwBay and PayEnema are need to have a scan through this thread on ScrewBay's latest promotion that was called eBay Extra, it was started in January and ended 2 months ago and they have still not sorted it out. Here is a link to the latest page http://forums.ebay.co.uk/thread.jspa?threadID=1200184601&start=1280[/SIZE]
#37
cibarious
[SIZE="3"]Anyone who wants to find out what a real fiasco screwBay and PayEnema are need to have a scan through this thread on ScrewBay's latest promotion that was called eBay Extra, it was started in January and ended 2 months ago and they have still not sorted it out. Here is a link to the latest page http://forums.ebay.co.uk/thread.jspa?threadID=1200184601&start=1280[/SIZE]


Cheers for that link - were beginning to think that i'd missed the handing out of the rewards and that eBaY had just been taking the **** all along.. seems i'm not the only one by far!

As for the majority of the posts on here, yeah it's true that they take the **** with the fees, ever-increasing charges and erm.. 'improvements' that they implement (including the no negative feedback ALLOWED from sellers to buyers.. WTF?!), but due to the said monopoly, it has also given them the exposure they need to be able to do this.. for the time being. It also thus serves as a matter of convenience that allows for even the most worthless of items to find some possible exposure and thus resulting sale; even if you do end up with peanuts out of it (and a face like a slapped monkeys **** as a result, too!)

Must admit, once i'm through with this last lot of 'bedroom clutter' i'm trying to raise small peanuts for, i'll probably make the move across to eBid.net, as they seem to be steadily growing, both in terms of audience and general overall satisfaction, it seems :)
#38
Ebid seems to be the way forward. I'll certainly give them a go next time I need to buy or sell anything. Anything to avoid Fleabay.
#39
I have used Ebay since 97 and in the last few years it's been getting worse and worse. What they need is a competitor. And the only one that has a bigger name and most important the money behind it is Google. They have already set up google checkout so hopefully its only a matter of time.

Ebay and Paypal are too big for their own boots.
#40
Another seller really peeed off with how ebay has gone. Been using it myself since March 2000 and it used to be a fantastic place to sell unwanted stuff and buy stuff you couldn't find elsewhere.

For me, the rot set in when they started advertising on TV which must be 4 or so years ago, now, it's gone so far downhill Gary Glitter has a better reputation.

The sellers being unable to leave feedback defies belief and I didn't think it was possible for a company to dictate how you want to be paid.....surely the monopolies commission should be stopping this kind of thing?

And all this cobblers about paypal being a safe & secure payment scheme is totally untrue, some people here will remember the musthave100 fraud from last year where paypal were informed this company had scammed about £250,000 from people but just let them go ahead and withdraw the funds......unbelievable.

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