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For the entire day of Thursday 3rd of April 2008 (local UK time), sellers who list an item in an eligible category using the Auction-style, Auction-with-Buy It Now or Buy It Now Only (Fixed Price) formats will pay a 5 pence Insertion Fee per item they list. Please see link for more details.
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#1
thanks for the heads up :thumbsup: have some heat & rep :)
#2
Shame the final selling fee is so high.
#3
deathtrap3000;1807050
Shame the final selling fee is so high.


Agreed, but you have a choice whether to use it or not. Besides, where else can you reach out to potentially millions of people?
3 Likes #4
Just a reminder for anyone thinking of holding out for this cheaper listing day that the FREE Gallery feature promo ends today (saving of 15p over the normal price) & this MAY offer a better reduction than the 5p day.
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CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
Just a reminder for anyone thinking of holding out for this cheaper listing day that the FREE Gallery feature promo ends today (saving of 15p over the normal price) & this MAY offer a better reduction than the 5p day.


Good advice :) have some rep even though i find your avatar really creepy :lol:
#6
cheerleader
Good advice :) have some rep even though i find your avatar really creepy :lol:


I find your's equally unsettling...I fear you may be holding a can of pepper spray just out of shot, but that could just be my suspicious mind??!?!
#7
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
Just a reminder for anyone thinking of holding out for this cheaper listing day that the FREE Gallery feature promo ends today (saving of 15p over the normal price) & this MAY offer a better reduction than the 5p day.


Argh, didn't know this - I just sorted out a pile of stuff over the weekend, won't be able to get them on today though
1 Like #8
mrszerrouk
Argh, didn't know this - I just sorted out a pile of stuff over the weekend, won't be able to get them on today though


My OH is the ebayer & she tends to only use gallery on higher priced listings were it may be more worthwhile. She's used the FREE gallery on cheaper items that she wouldn't have normally bothered with (obviously as well as the dearer listings) so that may be the best option....list the cheap stuff first with free gallery & then pay for the gallery as you might have done anyway on the dearer stuff....or if you don't normally use gallery then just get the dearer stuff on sharpish with the free additional feature?!?!
banned 2 Likes #9
Sorry, had to hit cold due to Ebay being a big bunch of b******s.

Check out the new announcements requiring all sellers to accept Paypal (so if someone pays via Paypal but then collects the item, they can happily claim item not received and automatically get their money back as no proof of postage which is a requirement for accepting a Paypal payment (this has happened to me leaving me £120 out of pocket). This is just an attempt to make them even more money through Paypal fees.

And also the new feedback changes where sellers aren't allowed to leave buyers negative or neutral feedback. Thats right, even non paying bidders can leave us negative feedback (as long as they respond the the NPB report) and we cant do a thing about it.

Oh, and also the proposed changes for buyers to be able to 'back out' of buying something within 7 days of the auction ending. Cue lots of buyers bidding on several items then backing out of the ones that went for the most - can see this happening from a mile off, no doubt leaving the sellers locked into relisting the items to get their listing fees back.

Its a joke, Ebay is shafting sellers big time. Ebay continue to make absolutely sickening profits (estimated 7.45 billion in financial year 2007) yet refuse to actually put any money into the service.

I'm now using amazon marketplace.
#10
thanks for this, been waiting for cheap listing - got loads to put up
1 Like #11
Good point charlie. Cheers for the advice. Repped you
#12
agree with charlie32 - free gallery

5p listing isnt up on ebay notices yet

i have a query - if you do a scheduled listing for 3rd april (5p listing) today- being the last day for free gallery - would we get both discounts?
#13
Cheers, going to sell my signed Man u boot soon - keep your eyes on it
#14
Thanks Rep Added

Thought this might be of some interest to those who hope to sell to a wider population ;
Please be aware that items listed on the 3rd of April 2008 will not be shown by default on the eBay.com site. For information on this please refer to the announcement board post.
#15
Anarchist
Sorry, had to hit cold due to Ebay being a big bunch of b******s.

Check out the new announcements requiring all sellers to accept Paypal (so if someone pays via Paypal but then collects the item, they can happily claim item not received and automatically get their money back as no proof of postage which is a requirement for accepting a Paypal payment (this has happened to me leaving me £120 out of pocket). This is just an attempt to make them even more money through Paypal fees.

And also the new feedback changes where sellers aren't allowed to leave buyers negative or neutral feedback. Thats right, even non paying bidders can leave us negative feedback (as long as they respond the the NPB report) and we cant do a thing about it.

Oh, and also the proposed changes for buyers to be able to 'back out' of buying something within 7 days of the auction ending. Cue lots of buyers bidding on several items then backing out of the ones that went for the most - can see this happening from a mile off, no doubt leaving the sellers locked into relisting the items to get their listing fees back.

Its a joke, Ebay is shafting sellers big time. Ebay continue to make absolutely sickening profits (estimated 7.45 billion in financial year 2007) yet refuse to actually put any money into the service.

I'm now using amazon marketplace.


Totally Agree.

I've been defrauded on ebay (using Paypal) by Buyers, it's a sham and a joke.

Sellers need to stand up and be counted these days as everything is geared towards the buyer - which is shocking as it is the sellers that get charged these ridiculous prices.

No matter what I do in a Paypal case with a buyer, I cannot win. Crooks the lot of them...
#16
Yeah. Ebay seem intent on screwing themselves.

Everybody I know who runs their business via ebay are increasingly getting to the point of saying it's just not worth their while trying to operate via ebay anymore. Not quite there yet, but close.
#17
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
I find your's equally unsettling...I fear you may be holding a can of pepper spray just out of shot, but that could just be my suspicious mind??!?!


:lol: you'll never know.....
#18
Anarchist
Sorry, had to hit cold due to Ebay being a big bunch of b******s.

Check out the new announcements requiring all sellers to accept Paypal (so if someone pays via Paypal but then collects the item, they can happily claim item not received and automatically get their money back as no proof of postage which is a requirement for accepting a Paypal payment (this has happened to me leaving me £120 out of pocket). This is just an attempt to make them even more money through Paypal fees..


I always get proof of postage for anything i sell on ebay & make sure that it covers the value. So that way at least you can claim the money back from the Post Office, which i have never had to do yet (touch wood!)
#19
Surely the easiest thing to do when selling by Paypal is :

1.

Once the money is received transfer it out straight away before sending items , NEVER leave funds in your account .

2.

ALWAYS send your goods with full tracking capability , NEVER send items out Royal Mail 1st class , it isn't a trackeable service . If you get into a dispute all you need to do is prove that the goods were sent & signed for , trackeable delivery is all that Paypal requires you to do .
#20
i only use recorded if the item is worth 10 pounds or more - it costs 80pence now on top of postage - and with dsr affecting visibility now i am trying to keep my postage costs competitve - stil make above actual postage you have to - to cover packaging etc
#21
cheerleader
I always get proof of postage for anything i sell on ebay & make sure that it covers the value. So that way at least you can claim the money back from the Post Office, which i have never had to do yet (touch wood!)


I have, not fun. Especially when only SpiderMan 3 out of a boxset goes missing, and they refund you 1/3rd of the cost and don't refund any postage cost. Tossers.
#22
walter smith

recorded delivery only protects for up to £34.00

if you sold for less than that and they didnt refund 100% - argue for it - i know on claims form now they ask whether it is ebay item - i wonder if thats why they only gave u a third?
#23
PJR
Surely the easiest thing to do when selling by Paypal is :

1.

Once the money is received transfer it out straight away before sending items , NEVER leave funds in your account .

2.

ALWAYS send your goods with full tracking capability , NEVER send items out Royal Mail 1st class , it isn't a trackeable service . If you get into a dispute all you need to do is prove that the goods were sent & signed for , trackeable delivery is all that Paypal requires you to do .


Good advice. It's what I do - however:

I've had it where the buyer has started an 'item not as described claim' and sent me back a totally different item, an item with parts missing (stolen) or even an empty box.

I always take the money out of Paypal, but then you account goes into a minus number. You are locked out (if you use if for your business you are then screwed) and I fight and fight, and finally I get Paypal saying they'll 'get' the money via collectors.

The Post Office is a life save when it comes to recoving 'some' funds on more expensive items.

The whole Paypal system is a joke.
banned#24
To all those that have mentioned that you always send your items recorded delivery etc:

Well done, you're wasting your time and money.

Firstly, I said that if a buyer COLLECTS. I often sell spare car parts too big/heavy to post. I only take cash for these however if Ebay FORCE me to accept paypal for these then I can no longer do this. If I accept Paypal, and they have to collect it because its too big/heavy to post, what can I do when they then say they never received the goods, no tracking information available, and Paypal automatically refund them the money? Nothing. I lose.

Even if you have a signature, they can still as mentioned above, swap it for the same item thats damaged/doesnt work etc (I even had one guy claim the dvd i sent him was a copy!!!). Result? Paypal give them their money back. I lose.

Also, even with posting things, even if you did send it recorded Paypal will only not take the money off you if you have a signature and proof that it has actually been delivered to the recipient, IE it has been delivered sucessfully. If there is no signature, then they still take the money off you, give it back to them and make you claim via royal mail - minus postage and often at 1/3 the item cost. Exact same outcome to as if you sent it unrecorded. Same thing happens if they report it as a fraudulant transaction after you've sent the item, Paypal will just put the money back leaving you out of pocket again.

EVERYTHING that happens, the seller ends up out of pocket.

I recently had my account on Ebay frozen because some guy decided to buy several things off me, completely refuse to pay for anything (claiming he'd bid on the wrong items), then retaliated when I left him negative feedback with his own negative feedback. Result? My Ebay account frozen for 'seller underperformance'

Its a complete farce.
#25
Anarchist
Sorry, had to hit cold due to Ebay being a big bunch of b******s.

Check out the new announcements requiring all sellers to accept Paypal (so if someone pays via Paypal but then collects the item, they can happily claim item not received and automatically get their money back as no proof of postage which is a requirement for accepting a Paypal payment (this has happened to me leaving me £120 out of pocket). This is just an attempt to make them even more money through Paypal fees.


As far as I am aware the new rule says you have to offer Paypal but the buyer doesn't have to pay that way.
#26
- These special listing days are surely the worst time to put things on Ebay as the chances of many similar items appearing at once are greater and therefore with many items this results in a lower selling price - I think ten days after is potentially a very good buying time :)
1 Like #27
holly100
agree with charlie32 - free gallery

5p listing isnt up on ebay notices yet

i have a query - if you do a scheduled listing for 3rd april (5p listing) today- being the last day for free gallery - would we get both discounts?


Hi. Now you wouldnt get both as the 5p listing day will only actually apply on 3rd April, you will not be able to set a listing time as this will charge you extra also. Sorry, its a bit poo i know!!
banned#28
ollyk
As far as I am aware the new rule says you have to offer Paypal but the buyer doesn't have to pay that way.


Thats exactly what I said? Not that sellers MUST use only Paypal, but that it requires Sellers to accept Paypal...? Sigh.

Wheras before I could just say 'cash on collection only', I can't say that now. I have to accept Paypal if the seller wants to use Paypal and I have no choice. I as a seller have no protection at all against the buyer if they want to defraud me by saying they never received the item.

Where is our protection as sellers? Who is looking after us?

Nobody. Ebay are quite clear about this - they think that their buyers are far more important as there are allegedly ten times more people buying than selling. You don't have to look far to find them actually admitting this themselves - they are completely transparent about this.

Yet the sellers are the ones that are paying Ebays wages with our fees. Plain stupidity to be honest.
#29
yeah - but i have also sent items via recorded signed for yet no signiture is collected!!! in my opinion RM PP and EBAY are all scams.... yet i am addicted ;-)
#30
Check out the new announcements requiring all sellers to accept Paypal (so if someone pays via Paypal but then collects the item, they can happily claim item not received and automatically get their money back as no proof of postage which is a requirement for accepting a Paypal payment (this has happened to me leaving me £120 out of pocket). This is just an attempt to make them even more money through Paypal fees..

I've just purchased an item and was asked to pay via bank transfer or postal order. I paid by bank transfer and received an email from ebay saying that the seller has been removed. I have not yet received the item (is bank transfer immediate?) and cannot contact him through ebay - any advice???
#31
dramaqueen
I've just purchased an item and was asked to pay via bank transfer or postal order. I paid by bank transfer and received an email from ebay saying that the seller has been removed. I have not yet received the item (is bank transfer immediate?) and cannot contact him through ebay - any advice???


Bank transfer usually takes between 2-5 days , if it is the same bank to bank then it is immediate or within a few hours .

Phone your bank first thing tomorrow & cancel the payment !
#32
holly100
walter smith

recorded delivery only protects for up to £34.00

if you sold for less than that and they didnt refund 100% - argue for it - i know on claims form now they ask whether it is ebay item - i wonder if thats why they only gave u a third?


Sold Blue Ray boxset for 19.99.

Receiver says he only got 1 & 2, no 3 and no box.

Log a claim and they sent me a CHQ for 6.67!!??

I am going all the way, have complained in writing (still awaiting a reply) and will contact PostWatch is they screw me around any more.

Posted 1st class : Insured for £34. Expect £19.99 + postage back.
#33
Sick of people complaining its the old chicken and egg syndrome there is healthy competition out there that protect sellers and bidders, have brilliant customer support, but people say i wont list there as theres no buyers buyers say i wont go there as there is no sellers.

EBID is the only real alternative that can compete on layout options, fees and support but needs people to stand up to the feebay and move there buyers will move when sellers are there
banned#34
On a more positive note, if anyone's annoyed by the new eBay search you can opt out through this very secretive link: http://shop.ebay.com/.
#35
DAM! After I sold my jacket. I'll have to find some other things to sell... :) Thanks heat added!
#36
ebay fees are close to 8%.
the new search is so damn confusing. hate ebay now
#37
samy26
On a more positive note, if anyone's annoyed by the new eBay search you can opt out through this very secretive link: http://shop.ebay.com/.


thanks, but isnt that for ebay.com and not ebay.co.uk
#38
Well i hope all these people what are getting conned report it to the police ( e.g pay with paypal then collect the item and then put in a claim )

But im aware the police probably will do nothing first time , its only if numerous reports for the same person are reported , so dont let them get away with it.

I agree about Paypal when i got conned with Musthave100 , paypal was so unhelpful it was beyond a joke , saying they couldnt disclose any information about seller or get my money back , in the end i had to get my bank to sort the mess out.

Paypal and Ebay are just greedy , do they really care about customers , of course not , they have an easy ride and people of course are all but willing to be good loyal customers and pay these stupid high charges .
#39
PayPal fee's will still ****** you though
#40
What makes me laugh is when people think a 5 p listing day etc is really great , they still take the percentage from the end of the auction right?
They do this only to attract more people to join and sellers that are inactive to come and sell again , wow great free 15p photo wow i should be so grateful quick lets get listing before its to late lol :w00t:

If i was to get conned via paypal and paypal told me they would send collectors for the money i would in reply take Paypal to court....in fact i would love to.
I would challenge it guns blazing i would also make sure i reported it to the Police with all my evidence.

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