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Ebay's new P&P requirements from January 27th 2009 (Especially for DVD's)

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"New P&P requirements in place from 27th January 2009 Dear ......., We'd like to advise you of changes to our Postage & Packaging Policy that will come into effect on 27th January 2009. The n… Read More
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
"New P&P requirements in place from 27th January 2009

Dear .......,

We'd like to advise you of changes to our Postage & Packaging Policy that will come into effect on 27th January 2009.

The new policy requirements for listing on eBay.co.uk include:

1. The need for sellers to specify a domestic P&P cost on all their listings.

2. The introduction of maximum costs for domestic P&P in the following categories:

Video Games

Books / Comics / Magazines

Music

DVD, Film and TV

Mobile and Home Phones

3. All DVD listings to offer free P&P for domestic deliveries.

Excessive P&P costs are cited as a major reason for buyers spending less online. Offering a competitive P&P cost can drive higher sales conversions on eBay.

We believe these changes will enable sellers to continue offering the best value on eBay, and allow us to continue serving you with the largest volume of buyers on the web.

To help sellers add this information to multiple listings at once, we've added new functionality which will be available in Selling Manager and Turbo Lister.

To find out more information about these changes, please visit the eBay General Announcement Board.

Regards

The eBay Team "

When it says "All DVD listings to offer free P&P for domestic deliveries." what's that mean, all DVD's must have free UK postage or free for local collection/ hand delivery.

So what happens if you sell a DVD for under a £1 (quite often with older releases) and you have to post it for free, after the ebay, paypal fees the envelope and postage. It will be costing the sellers money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I understand it's great for buyers & seller's shouldn't rip people off with postage costs. But people will stop selling older DVD's on ebay if postage has to be free.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Try telling this to this seller then (Item number: 110299272444) :w00t: and its not just the one he has lots for sale :thumbsup:
#2
bod emrys
It's just to stop sellers selling them for a matter of pence and charging a couple of quid postage - thereby avoiding ebay's final value fees.

Another change that's just there to line fleabay's pockets IMHO.


But I don't understand when it says "All DVD listings to offer free P&P for domestic deliveries." what's that mean, all DVD's must have free UK postage or free for local collection/ hand delivery.

So what happens if you sell a DVD for under a £1 (quite often with older releases) and you have to post it for free, after the ebay, paypal fees the envelope and postage. It will be costing the sellers money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I understand it's great for buyers & seller's shouldn't rip people off with postage costs. But people will stop selling older DVD's on ebay if postage has to be free.
#3
This is so ridiculous, what are ebay trying to do?
So if your selling a big dvd boxset you have to offer free p&p, which could be upto £7+:x
But not only do you have to offer free p&p, that means the actual p&p costs included in the price will now incur ebay final value fees!

So annoyed with ebays lack of customer care/ ridiculous fee hikes/ low seller protection/ and now the countless conditions you have to abide by. Did they never hear the phrase "if it aint broke dont fix it"? Sure back in the day there were lots of scams by buyers and sellers, but all they needed to do was make it more secure.
#4
bod emrys
Just start the auction at £2 (or whatever you consider to be the minimum that you'll sell for inc postage).


But that makes ebay richer, as don't you have to pay higher listing fees over 99p (or doesn't that apply to DVD's) and BIN's are 20p now for DVD's
#5
Ebay are simply trying to align themselves with the numerous shops out there that offer free p&p on cds, dvds & games etcetera. In addition to the points made above of course.

"What you see is what you pay"
#6
waterloo
Try telling this to this seller then (Item number: 110299272444) :w00t: and its not just the one he has lots for sale :thumbsup:


I've bought from them before, Diamond encrusted mailer and genuine Jewel case :w00t::p
#7
What they don't seem to understand is that free postage is all very well for big online retailers who can negotiate deals because of the bulk business they offer to the Royal Mail. That's not going to be the case for the majority of individual ebay sellers. The fees charged by ebay for DVDs are already excessive in my opinion and now they want to generate extra revenue by forcing sellers to incorporate postage costs into the selling price. Once you factor in paypal fees, it's probably not going to be worthwhile selling DVDs on ebay from 2009 onwards.

There are also quite a few online retailers who don't offer free postage for DVDs etc or only do so once the purchase reaches a certain threshold. It's not quite the standard market price ebay claims it is.
#8
abomination
Ebay are simply trying to align themselves with the numerous shops out there that offer free p&p on cds, dvds & games etcetera. In addition to the points made above of course.

"What you see is what you pay"



I understand that but shop's can afford to do that, they get items at wholesale price, they get cheaper envelopes as they buy in bulk & slightly cheaper postage (and most of them are based in the Channel Islands)

But if you are selling you used DVD's - that you paid full retail value for and they sell really really cheap on ebay (say £1) & you have to pay all the p&p costs & ebay/paypal fees yourself (you might aswell give it to charity, it would be cheaper).
I understand, that people will say if P&P if free, people will bid more. But that isn' t always the case. I listed an item the other week for £2.99 including free p&P and it didn't sell, so I started the auction at 99p with £1.25 postage and it sold for £3.16 (plus postage obviously). So I won in that case!!!!
#9
I doubt eBay care to be honest.

I'm sure in their funny little world they'd like everyone to be PowerSellers :). In the meantime they'll continue to squeeze sellers to suit themselves.
#10
Average P&P charged is around £2.00 so if you have to include that into the main price then Ebay will make an additional 18p PER SALE....list 10 dvd's per month = £1.80 a month & £21.60 per seller, per year & that's only based on 10 per month....

...but hey, they're only doing it for OUR benefit!
#11
Just woke up, read the email and came straight here to watch the fur flying. Not a lot of action on that front so BUMP for those just getting in from work :lol: :giggle:

My opinion, glad they're going to set limits BUT not happy about forcing people to do free delivery. That's just wrong, end of. It's not about the customer it's all about the fact they don't charge FVF on p&p :x
#12
Fascists.

A practical example of why companies should not be allowed to operate in a monopoly scenario. If there was any competition, customers could go elsewhere, but we all know there is no serious competition.
#13
No point moaning, ebay users only have themselves to blame imho. If they won't support 'la resistance' then ebay win.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -
because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out -
because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -
because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.


Pretty much the history of ebay, but with different social groups obviously;-)
#14
Cue the listings for envelopes possibly containing.... ;-)
banned#15
abomination
I doubt eBay care to be honest.



Sums in up in nice short sentence.

I've reciprocated though. Its extremely rare I use ebay now - and haven't bothered to sell on there for yonks.

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