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Just a heads up.

Not sure if this should be in deals or freebies as you still have to pay final value fees.

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£0.00 insertion fee on Auction format listings

All Final Value Fees and optional listing upgrade
fees still apply

Open to all users (except business sellers)
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banned#1
What's Included?

Only items listed on eBay.co.uk using the Auction-style or Auction with Buy It Now option formats are included.
Any item previously scheduled to go live during the promotional period will qualify for the promotion.
If sellers re-list an item during the promotional period that had previously closed without a successful sale, the re-listed item will qualify for the promotion.
If the re-listed item sells and is eligible under the eBay re-list policy, eBay will not refund the Insertion Fee, as the seller would have paid no insertion (the promotional Insertion Fee price of 0 pence) for re-listing the item.
Items listed in the”Vehicle Parts & Accessories” Category are included.

What's Excluded?

Business Sellers are not eligible to participate in this promotion.
PowerSellers are not eligible to participate in this promotion.
All items listed in the "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles" category are excluded from the promotion.
Items listed in the "Residential Property" category.
Items listed in the "Mobile Phones with Contract" sub-category of the "Mobile & Home Phones" category.
Identical listings that do not comply with our Duplicate Listings policy. See the full details about our Duplicate Listings policy.
Buy It Now (Fixed Price) format listings.
Any item listed during the promotional period but scheduled to start after the promotional period will NOT qualify for the promotion.
Any items listed which do not comply with eBay’s Listing Policies or Prohibited and Restricted Items Policies.
Items which are listed using the Auction-style format with a Reserve Price will be excluded from this promotion.
Only the basic eBay Insertion Fee will be reduced to 0 pence (£0.00). All other eBay selling fees will still apply, including but not limited to Final Value Fees, optional Reserve Price Fees and all Listing Upgrade Fees such as "Gallery Plus", "Subtitle", "Bold" or "Highlight". See the full details about eBay fees.
All items listed with professional tools, such as "Turbo Lister", “Bulk relisting tool” and "Sales Manager Pro" are excluded from this promotion.
#2
Bargain if you are planning on listing anyway, but beware of the 9-10% eBay fees and 4-5% paypal fees if you sell the item/s you list.
suspended#3
This is incredibly cold.
#4
Been a member of eBay since 2002 but the site has gone to s#it in recent years IMO. Fees are now outrageous and as a seller you have zero protection against scammers/time wasters. Even free listing promos don't make it worth returning for me (not that saving a few pennies is much of an incentive anyway).
banned#5
DarkKnight
This is incredibly cold.


I don't agree with eBay/Paypals pricing either (and won't be listing) but there is obviously thousands of people who use eBay every day and i'm sure there are people on HotUKDeals that use eBay. They people could save some £ here - not you and me that dislike eBays pricing.
suspended#6
Tony Harrison
Been a member of eBay since 2002 but the site has gone to s#it in recent years IMO. Fees are now outrageous and as a seller you have zero protection against scammers/time wasters. Even free listing promos don't make it worth returning for me (not that saving a few pennies is much of an incentive anyway).


100% agree.
I got scammed about 3 times in December, No way will i sell there again.
The money you save through free listing (not very much) will disappear after 1 or 2 scams or 10% FVF's.
#7
Tony Harrison
Been a member of eBay since 2002 but the site has gone to s#it in recent years IMO. Fees are now outrageous and as a seller you have zero protection against scammers/time wasters. Even free listing promos don't make it worth returning for me (not that saving a few pennies is much of an incentive anyway).


+1 :thumbsup:
I`ve sold several items on ebay to buyers who have absolutely no intention of paying for the item, So I complain to ebay which is absolutely pointless as I have still been charged to list the item which of course is non refundable, according to ebay. I also once sold a car on ebay which was sold to 2 complete timewasters before I sold it to a genuine ebayer on the 3rd attempt, I was charged at £8 a time for these listings and after several weeks of complaining I was still forced to pay the £24 owed for the 3 listings.
Ebay is a haven for free for all scammers, with absolutely no protection offered for the sellers which in my experience the sellers have most of the time been genuine. :x
Rant over now... Sorry :oops:
I will not be voting either way on this deal...
suspended#8
mamboboy
I've been reading lately that scammers are buying things and then claiming they never received it...which means they instantly get their funds back. Shocking...


That's right, as Paypal sides with the buyer almost all the time, so the buyer can just buy something, claim it never arrived (When it did) and then get the money back plus the item

I don't understand why Ebay and Paypal treats sellers so bad, when it's the sellers that provide them with money from the fees.
#9
DarkKnight
That's right, as Paypal sides with the buyer almost all the time, so the buyer can just buy something, claim it never arrived (When it did) and then get the money back plus the item

I don't understand why Ebay and Paypal treats sellers so bad, when it's the sellers that provide them with money from the fees.


Always use Recorded Delivery then you have a signature.
#10
got semi scammed twice as well in Dec, well Paypal temporarily held the money due to buyers funding problems, ended up taking 3 weeks & numerous phone calls by me to resolve, one of the 2 payments was held straight away so didn't send the goods, but the other 1 was held 3 days after I sent the item, luckily finally managed to persude/beg them to release my money.

also been ebay member since 01, I remember back then the FVF were only 3-4%? and Paypal was not so dominant & there were various ways of paying & less fees, now eBay & Paypal together takes 13%-15% everything time for most auctions, ridiculous, understandable if they were physical auction house having to pay rent etc to house the goods, but theyr're just a big internet hosting site, nowhere near costing so much to run, can't justify charging so much fees, making a killing everytime.

and I now just sell BuyItNow style, so these free listing days don't even benefit sellers like me, eBay really has gone to the dogs.
suspended#11
sao
Always use Recorded Delivery then you have a signature.


If you sell a low value item, then sending via Recorded just eats up any profits, so it would be pointless.
If it's a high value item then yes. Although i'm sure the buyer can still get their money back even if it's recorded by saying something like the item was broken right?
#12
sao
Always use Recorded Delivery then you have a signature.
There's a very simple way for scammers to get around this (I won't go into detail here). So posting your items recorded won't help if the scammer knows the system (which they all do).
#13
I agree. The things they use to get around the system!! To be fair, PayPal/eBay seem to make it so easy for scammers! Again...I wont post how either.

Funny thing is, Gumtree is owned by eBay...and thats FREE! Although Gumtree just isnt as convenient sometimes because it remains local.

I really think all eBay sellers should just boyctott eBay for one day. Don't list anything, Don't sell anything, Don't Dispatch anything. Although this will have a negative impact individually, it works like strike action. You lose 1 days pay for a better pay for the rest of the year....(unless you're Royal Mail...then you just lose pay...haha)

Anyways...its 05:25am...I should have been asleep 05 hours 25 minutes ago!!
#14
Listings should be free anyways. Ebay, greedy ba5tard5!
#15
Tony Harrison
Been a member of eBay since 2002 but the site has gone to s#it in recent years IMO. Fees are now outrageous and as a seller you have zero protection against scammers/time wasters. Even free listing promos don't make it worth returning for me (not that saving a few pennies is much of an incentive anyway).


I agree!
#16
I bought an ipod on Ebay, which turned out to be a cheap knock of. Paypal made me jump hrough hoops before they would refund me. I really had to fight my case. It's not that easy tbf
#17
dont really use ebay no more due to certain items that you cannot charge postage on!!
east into more of my profit :(


only use it as a buyer now
#18
zincy
dont really use ebay no more due to certain items that you cannot charge postage on!!
east into more of my profit :(


only use it as a buyer now


DTR
I bought an ipod on Ebay, which turned out to be a cheap knock of. Paypal made me jump hrough hoops before they would refund me. I really had to fight my case. It's not that easy tbf


hakkerz
I agree. The things they use to get around the system!! To be fair, PayPal/eBay seem to make it so easy for scammers! Again...I wont post how either.

Funny thing is, Gumtree is owned by eBay...and thats FREE! Although Gumtree just isnt as convenient sometimes because it remains local.

I really think all eBay sellers should just boyctott eBay for one day. Don't list anything, Don't sell anything, Don't Dispatch anything. Although this will have a negative impact individually, it works like strike action. You lose 1 days pay for a better pay for the rest of the year....(unless you're Royal Mail...then you just lose pay...haha)

Anyways...its 05:25am...I should have been asleep 05 hours 25 minutes ago!!


yamarac
+1 :thumbsup:
I`ve sold several items on ebay to buyers who have absolutely no intention of paying for the item, So I complain to ebay which is absolutely pointless as I have still been charged to list the item which of course is non refundable, according to ebay. I also once sold a car on ebay which was sold to 2 complete timewasters before I sold it to a genuine ebayer on the 3rd attempt, I was charged at £8 a time for these listings and after several weeks of complaining I was still forced to pay the £24 owed for the 3 listings.
Ebay is a haven for free for all scammers, with absolutely no protection offered for the sellers which in my experience the sellers have most of the time been genuine. :x
Rant over now... Sorry :oops:
I will not be voting either way on this deal...


These ^^^^^ and all of the above reasons. Anything about eBay should never be considered a "deal".

:)
#19
Why do people seem to think eBay is some public sector organisation?

They are a private company, and can charge what they want for their service.

If you dont like it, dont use it.

But dont use it then complain about it!

Hot from me, its clearly a deal.
#20
To avoid being scammed, up your postage charge by about £0.65 and send every item recorded delivery. There is no way possible that can be declared as missing, when you have a signature proving otherwise. I do agree though about the fees being ridiculous, I won't be selling on Ebay again because of these fees! I nearly fainted when I got my last monthly bill from Ebay, couldn't believe how much they were charging me for selling a few piddly little items with very low value!!!
#21
MrShed;7537488
Why do people seem to think eBay is some public sector organisation?

They are a private company, and can charge what they want for their service.

If you dont like it, dont use it.

But dont use it then complain about it!

Hot from me, its clearly a deal.

Lol!!! ...Ebay employee by any chance?
I bet they pay well? Gotta love them yearly bonuses? ;-)
I still use Ebay too for any necessary selling but as has been said they are a rip-off and a good alternative to this service popping up about now would do itself big favours!
A recent Ebay selling example I'd like to share was with listing a brand new Xbox 360 Arcade console. To list this within the correct console category would have meant paying ebay £10.25 in total and Paypal likely in the region of £6 making a totally unpleasant £16 odd off a potential console sale of around £120-125.
I was set to abandon listing it until I found that choosing "other home electrical" or some such category brought ebay's fees down to a better £5 in total. Obviously if people search by category i'm stuffed!.
Ebay now makes you offer free carriage to buyers for a lot of their categories and again the only way around is to list in another currently "carriage-chargeable" category. Otherwise ebay make additional money off your carriage costs just like Paypal.
Ebay + PayPal = Licence to print money!
...where's Robin Hood when you need him? :roll:
#22
hakkerz
I agree. The things they use to get around the system!! To be fair, PayPal/eBay seem to make it so easy for scammers! Again...I wont post how either.

Funny thing is, Gumtree is owned by eBay...and thats FREE! Although Gumtree just isnt as convenient sometimes because it remains local.

I really think all eBay sellers should just boyctott eBay for one day. Don't list anything, Don't sell anything, Don't Dispatch anything. Although this will have a negative impact individually, it works like strike action. You lose 1 days pay for a better pay for the rest of the year....(unless you're Royal Mail...then you just lose pay...haha)

Anyways...its 05:25am...I should have been asleep 05 hours 25 minutes ago!!



I have thought about boycotting ebay many a time. There must be a way to do this ie facebook.
#23
rename it Escam.com. Best invention ever for getting rid of knocked of gear either shoplifted or bought with phished credit card details.
#24
HOT from me thanks as I will get rid of loads of stuff and clear space again.
#25
Thanks for the heads up, just because you dont like ebay and paypals takings doesnt mean this is cold. If you use ebay its a good heads up

Hot from me
#26
Thanks voted hot.
This is good if you use Ebay, don't vote it cold just because you don't like them.
#27
Ok - can anyone enlighten me sold some stuff on ebay I posted a parcel via recorded delivey new years eve - still no sign of it through royal mail will paypal still refund the buyer?
#28
DAZZ2000
Lol!!! ...Ebay employee by any chance?
I bet they pay well? Gotta love them yearly bonuses? ;-)
I still use Ebay too for any necessary selling but as has been said they are a rip-off and a good alternative to this service popping up about now would do itself big favours!
A recent Ebay selling example I'd like to share was with listing a brand new Xbox 360 Arcade console. To list this within the correct console category would have meant paying ebay £10.25 in total and Paypal likely in the region of £6 making a totally unpleasant £16 odd off a potential console sale of around £120-125.
I was set to abandon listing it until I found that choosing "other home electrical" or some such category brought ebay's fees down to a better £5 in total. Obviously if people search by category i'm stuffed!.
Ebay now makes you offer free carriage to buyers for a lot of their categories and again the only way around is to list in another currently "carriage-chargeable" category. Otherwise ebay make additional money off your carriage costs just like Paypal.
Ebay + PayPal = Licence to print money!
...where's Robin Hood when you need him? :roll:


No, absolutely not an ebay employee.

I hate them.

But the difference is, I dont use them because I hate them.

I fail to see how people can use them then whinge - KNOWING how bad they are, and what the fees are.

Its like if you saw a TV for double the RRP in a shop. You wouldnt buy it, but you wouldnt go whinge about them constantly. You simply dont use what you feel to be an overpriced service.
#29
Out of interest, are people here sometimes really so insecure that they have to assume anyone with a differing opinion must have a vested interest?
#30
I would check anyone I am buying frm, feedback is usally good, I have bought and sold over 200 itms and amittedly been stung only twice, one where the amount I had spent was deemed to smal for paypal to investigate and one where the buyer had said he had not received the item, I have no way of knowing if he did or not but kept a receipt of postage which the post office kidly refuded the sale amount when I provided the evidence the asked for
IMO I will continue to use ebay but agree that if you keep your listing simple then it costs nothing to insert.
Final selling fees are a kick in the teeth though bu I have made money on wha I consider to be jun anyway and this is the whole ethos of Ebay :thumbsup:

Cold from me:whistling:
#31
Ebay dont charge you any insertion fees on auctions any way, cant see the point of this 'promotion'.
However the final fees plus paypal fees are truly outrageous.
I have had few auction won by scamers wanting the goods before paying for them (can post names if any ones interested), never send anything, but I have seen that others did. Think people, if someone is asking you for a favour for his sons bday or any other occasion, he will not pay you. And other thing, still cant understand why sellers cant leave negative/neutral feedback any more, there are always scams and time wasters on that kind of websites, and there always will be. As sellers we should be protected against it.
Anyway, if someone wont pay you, open the unpaid item case, and ebay will refund you the final fees - You dont pay any insertion fees on auctions formats.
#32
Gball
To avoid being scammed, up your postage charge by about £0.65 and send every item recorded delivery. There is no way possible that can be declared as missing, when you have a signature proving otherwise.
I wish it was as simple as that but sadly it's not. Like I said before, if the scammer knows the Paypal dispute and refund process then you're screwed either way. I'm speaking from experience.
#33
Shaken
Ebay dont charge you any insertion fees on auctions any way, cant see the point of this 'promotion'.
However the final fees plus paypal fees are truly outrageous.
I have had few auction won by scamers wanting the goods before paying for them (can post names if any ones interested), never send anything, but I have seen that others did. Think people, if someone is asking you for a favour for his sons bday or any other occasion, he will not pay you. And other thing, still cant understand why sellers cant leave negative/neutral feedback any more, there are always scams and time wasters on that kind of websites, and there always will be. As sellers we should be protected against it.
Anyway, if someone wont pay you, open the unpaid item case, and ebay will refund you the final fees - You dont pay any insertion fees on auctions formats.


ebay do normally charge on insertion fees where have you been? each item listed anything from 15p upwards
#34
Paypal treat me like dirt, freezing funds etc. My funds were frozen because some guy complianed he hadn't got his tickets, even though I hadn't even recieved them to send them to him. It was 4 months before the concert as well!

Then there is the Ebay final value fee!
#35
crum666
Paypal treat me like dirt, freezing funds etc. My funds were frozen because some guy complianed he hadn't got his tickets, even though I hadn't even recieved them to send them to him. It was 4 months before the concert as well!

Then there is the Ebay final value fee!


Er...to be honest, I think I probably would complain too!!

Did you specify in the auction taht you hadnt yet received them??
suspended#36
Not many people can sell elsewhere, as Ebay has a major monopoly in the online auction business.
If we go elsewhere then we won't make any money too.
What we need is for a big company such as Google to make their own auction site and charge 5% or less fees, and be able to charge P+P.
#37
DarkKnight
Not many people can sell elsewhere, as Ebay has a major


People mustnt have bought things second hand prior to ebay then I guess.
suspended#38
MrShed
People mustnt have bought things second hand prior to ebay then I guess.


Yeah like car boot sales. But Ebay has a monopoly in the online auction business like i just mentioned.

Ebay = Massive range of people able to view or buy your item
Car boot sale = About 100 people if you are lucky
#39
wiz
ebay do normally charge on insertion fees where have you been? each item listed anything from 15p upwards


As I remember starting on ebay few years back, there was an insertion fee, usually 10p, I havent been active in 2007 and 2008, but I've started selling different stuff last year, still continue, and I have never been charged insertion fee on any item, from games, small electricals, so on so on, to baby clothes .... If you dont believe me, I can screen print one of my latest invoices to prove you.
Only thing is, when you get the invoice, you want to bang your head on the wall, because the 10-15% final value fee....
Then again, I have not gone through all the categories, so there might be fees on few of them.
But like someone said, ebay has the monopoly, and even though there are couple of other auction sites, they are not even half as popular as ebay ...
banned#40
Shaken
As I remember starting on ebay few years back, there was an insertion fee, usually 10p, I havent been active in 2007 and 2008, but I've started selling different stuff last year, still continue, and I have never been charged insertion fee on any item, from games, small electricals, so on so on, to baby clothes .... If you dont believe me, I can screen print one of my latest invoices to prove you.
Only thing is, when you get the invoice, you want to bang your head on the wall, because the 10-15% final value fee....
Then again, I have not gone through all the categories, so there might be fees on few of them.
But like someone said, ebay has the monopoly, and even though there are couple of other auction sites, they are not even half as popular as ebay ...


Everyone should be paying fees. Ebay fees page here

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