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Just read an announcement on eBay website, which said there will not be insertion fee under certain circumstances. Please read below: http://www2.ebay.com/aw/uk/200902.shtml#2009-02-26085408 26… Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Just read an announcement on eBay website, which said there will not be insertion fee under certain circumstances. Please read below:

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/uk/200902.shtml#2009-02-26085408

26 February, 2009 | 09:00AM GMT

From 12th March 2009, there's no Insertion Fee if youre a private seller and you list your item in the auction-style format with a starting price of up to 99p (eBay.co.uk) or 1.49 (eBay.ie). Final Value Fee rates are also changing.

Fees for business-registered sellers using the auction-style format will be unchanged.

Pay only when you sell

In 2008 we made it free to include a picture for your listing. Were continuing our commitment to moving the cost of selling on eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie away from front end fees so that the majority of fees are paid only when you successfully sell an item.

Learn more about the new zero Insertion Fee on eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie.

Regards,

The eBay Team
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Its a con you only get it free if you start at 99p or under and its only private sellers and auction listings but the good bit is final value fees go up to 10% meaning you pay more

final Value Fees on a £10 item were before 8.75% plus 10p to list, so that was 97.5p, now it is going to cost the seller £1.00, so it cost 2.5p more to sell than before.

If you sell lots of 99p items and a lot dont sell then you might be ok as it will be free to relist but i can see the site filling up with thousands of cheap tat
#2
10%?

Whats it at currently?
#3
Yes thats great, free listing, but how about highlighting that they have jacked up the final valuation fees to 10%...

So yes list for free and save 10p, but pay thru the nose at the other end...:roll:
banned#4
always a catch with ebay
they get your money either way
#5
madmax666
Its a con you only get it free if you start at 99p or under and its only private sellers but the good bit is final value fees go up to 10% meaning you pay more


I don't think this is a con. I'd rather say it's a promotion. Anyway, you'll only need to pay after your items are sold. This is significantly useful to some sellers and for some items.

So, why vote cold?

If I am a seller who sells low value items, I'll be very pleased.
banned#6
free listing but final value fees going up from 5.75 to 10% in some categories

I gave ebay 4 grand last month in fees, now going to be about 7 grand

Always a catch with ebay

Also restricted postage so they get more fees

And free p&p on dvds made compulsory so they get even more fees

Hate them
#7
This is fine by me

I'm going to list thousands and thousands of things for 99p with free postage, deliverable via email, stuff like links to websites, game cheats or horoscope readings or whatever, dirty pics of the missus. haha.

Then they can happily have their 10p for each that sell, as it costs me nothing. and leaves them with hundreds of unsold tat clogging up their servers =D

I'd highly reccomend you do the same
#8
i now stay clear from ebay when possible, the final value fee's are obscene and then you have the paypal fee's on top as well.

Just doesn't make it worthwhile selling on there anymore, even as private seller.
banned#9
It is great for people that regularly list items that cost them a couple of pence wholesale, but sell for a quid. They can flood the site with them now at no cost.
#10
eca07mc
This is fine by me

I'm going to list thousands and thousands of things for 99p with free postage, deliverable via email, stuff like links to websites, game cheats or horoscope readings or whatever, dirty pics of the missus. haha.

Then they can happily have their 10p for each that sell, as it costs me nothing. and leaves them with hundreds of unsold tat clogging up their servers =D

I'd highly reccomend you do the same


They banned things deliverable via email a while back ebooks must now be on cd
Go to EBID its free to list and sell no matter how much after you pay the joining fee
#11
eca07mc
10%?

Whats it at currently?


8.75% but in some cats its 5.75%

final Value Fees on a £10 item were before 8.75% plus 10p to list, so that was 97.5p, now it is going to cost the seller £1.00, so it cost 2.5p more to sell than before.
#12
Great for me, I sell Corinthian figures, which sell for around 99p and was getting bumped for 10p a figure, 20p in the shop, I do see the injuctice here though, they did it to business sellers with the shop fees which are pathetic, leading to me having to close the shop. I put HOT purely for personal reasons but can see this turning ICE COLD!!!
#13
Basically this means that fro most auctions where you sell something successfully for more than £10 you will end up paying bay more.

If it's a technology item you will end up paying more if it sell s for more than £5.

However, if you sell lot's of widgets, bobins and bits and bobs sucessfully for under £ 10 / £ 5 it works out the same or better.

Roughly this would work out in a lot more nick nacks and the like on ebay and a lot less high value products. However, new sellers on ebay won't know any better. So to make your items stand out from the rubbish you will also have to pay for listing enhancements like bold etc.

Voted cold.

Be prepared to see a chaneg in pay pal's fee structure any day now.
#14
Surely now the time is right for a big player like microsoft or google or even yahoo to come along with a strong rival, big advertising campaign, lower fees, Ebays bubble could pop, or at least be kicked into touch with how **** they're running things.
#15
Well with paypal being an ebay company it is highly likely that they will up their fees. Just wondered if anyone noticed that for some categories you have to offer paypal as an option for payment and in others you have to have paypal as the ONLY option! Another way of the internets version of Dick Turpin to do his worst...
#16
Typical eBay - boast about the dropping of a listing fee in certain limited circumstances and give no details of the final value fee increase.

The saving in the listing fee is 10p. Big deal! Increased final value fees are going to bring them in a huge amount more than they're losing on this. I've more or less given up selling on eBay altogether now, like a lot of other people - too much hassle now and eBay/PayPal take too big a chunk. The only thing that will change it is effective competition and there's no sign of that yet.
#17
Before people had to consider whether their junkk was worth putting on eBay because they had to pay to list an item, now they will just go for it - cue millions of listings for absolute rubbish.

A rubbish idea for eBays, but guaranteed to make them more money - they must be running low :roll:
#18
JIM1973ANDREWS
Basically this means that fro most auctions where you sell something successfully for more than £10 you will end up paying bay more.

If it's a technology item you will end up paying more if it sell s for more than £5.

However, if you sell lot's of widgets, bobins and bits and bobs sucessfully for under £ 10 / £ 5 it works out the same or better.

Roughly this would work out in a lot more nick nacks and the like on ebay and a lot less high value products. However, new sellers on ebay won't know any better. So to make your items stand out from the rubbish you will also have to pay for listing enhancements like bold etc.

Voted cold.

Be prepared to see a chaneg in pay pal's fee structure any day now.

they're awful

people should start using [COLOR="Red"]Ebid[/COLOR]
#19
rjballard
Great for me, I sell Corinthian figures, which sell for around 99p and was getting bumped for 10p a figure, 20p in the shop, I do see the injuctice here though, they did it to business sellers with the shop fees which are pathetic, leading to me having to close the shop. I put HOT purely for personal reasons but can see this turning ICE COLD!!!


i used to sell corinthians but when they were worth alot more i made a bomb when they put the chasers in the secret sachets about £2000 profit in 2 weeks back in 200-2001 i think i remember going ca boots and picking vialli wh smith figure in his yellow chelsea kit for 50p then selling it for £80 that night
#20
I've been waiting for Google to do this for ages, ever since they launched Google Checkout.
Everyone knows that sellers are being conned at the commissions paid out but that's the quickest way to sell anything since creating your own site and advertising would cost a lot more, so we all have to weigh out the pros and cons.

If google released something now, it would be huge and Ebay would be full of people listing 99p tat and it expect it to be full of tat more than ever before.
#21
So all the fees have gone up to 10%, weren't they much cheaper on electricals? Maybe 5%? Gonna be alot of people annoyed at this. Does this only affect private sellers or does it affect business sellers too?

Thanks!
#23


I heard about this about a week ago and you're right, if you're registered as a business, you'll avoid these additional increase in fees BUT...you'll then be required to report all your profit and losses to the inland revenue, meaning you'll have to pay VAT and a percentage of your profits.

mrtea
I was going to sell some of my old dvds only to realise that I would have to offer free postage.

So if I list a dvd for 99p and that's what it finishes on I'll end up making a loss.

Ebay and paypal will get around 33p profit and I'll be out of pocket after delivery.


Exactly, Ebay are trying to market that they'll be able to offer cheaper products with many dvds that will then start selling at 99p including postage but they're insisting it's nothing to do with that, it's actually to encourage people to start listing on ebay. :?

I guarantee we'll start seeing more and more fake bids now with these new rules.
#24
realfriendlyman
I heard about this about a week ago and you're right, if you're registered as a business, you'll avoid these additional increase in fees BUT...you'll then be required to report all your profit and losses to the inland revenue, meaning you'll have to pay VAT and a percentage of your profits.



Yeah, only do it if you're a business or self employed I guess.

You'd need to pay tax on profits but you wouldn't need to charge and pay VAT unless you were VAT registered which you have to do once you reach £60K a year turnover roughly?
#25
Johnrulez
free listing but final value fees going up from 5.75 to 10% in some categories

I gave ebay 4 grand last month in fees, now going to be about 7 grand

Always a catch with ebay

Also restricted postage so they get more fees

And free p&p on dvds made compulsory so they get even more fees

Hate them



what is restricted about postage now? Please explain
#26
Google seriously need to start an auction site
#27
fairy
what is restricted about postage now? Please explain


If you list say a graphics card they'll tell you that the max you can charge for postage is £5 (for example). I've sold stuff where the postage has been nearly twice the max they would allow.
#28
Benjimoron
If you list say a graphics card they'll tell you that the max you can charge for postage is £5 (for example). I've sold stuff where the postage has been nearly twice the max they would allow.


oh I see - thanks
banned#29
eca07mc
Surely now the time is right for a big player like microsoft or google or even yahoo to come along with a strong rival, big advertising campaign, lower fees, Ebays bubble could pop, or at least be kicked into touch with how **** they're running things.


People have been saying that since about 2001!
#30
Does the Chancellor Mr Darling know of your bountiful profits? ;-)
banned#31
And even if google or a similar business do run a similar website they will soon go to a high fee structure once it is up and running.

Eg, take a look at what google are doing with their google payments.

https://checkout.google.com/seller/fees.html?hl=en&gl=GB

Existing fees 1.5% + £0.15 per transaction
New fees (sales less than £1500 per month) 3.4% + £0.20

An additional 1% fee will be assessed on transactions where the merchant's country is different from the buyer's billing country.


Sell to the US, and you are charged 4.4% plus 20p. Makes PayPal look cheap.

So once google payments is up and running, and being used, they whack up prices ... more than double for a typical £10-50 online transaction.
#32
Isn't it amazing how Ebay try and misled everyone by making it look like the fees are making it cheaper for users to sell on Ebay.
#33
Greedy idiots.
#34
Just realised it's awful for sellers but good for buyers, as they will be receiving higher cashback from Quidco due to the higher FVF's.

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