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I might give ebay a go, any idea when the next free listing day is? Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
I might give ebay a go, any idea when the next free listing day is?
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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i think they usually do one just into the new year to take advantage of everyone wanting to get rid of un-needed pressies etc but to be honest you only save a few pence as it doesnt cost much to list anyway and if you do auctions starting at 99p it is always free.
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Jimston
i think they usually do one just into the new year to take advantage of everyone wanting to get rid of un-needed pressies etc but to be honest you only save a few pence as it doesnt cost much to list anyway and if you do auctions starting at 99p it is always free.


you are a helpful fellow today! thanks very much!
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Jimston
i think they usually do one just into the new year to take advantage of everyone wanting to get rid of un-needed pressies etc but to be honest you only save a few pence as it doesnt cost much to list anyway and if you do auctions starting at 99p it is always free.


Except if you want to sell your item for a minimum of 99p and make the postage very expensive, then buyers may score you low on postage costs and you could be reported for overpriced P&P.

I've had someone not realise that something with 0.99p & £6.00 P&P is the same as £6.99 with free postage (only the second incurs a listing fee)

If you list your item on the .com and .ca sites, you get 5 free listings a month on each site and since anyone can list on any site despite their location, you can take advantage of these.

I'm guessing there will be plenty of free listing days in the new year. Check your eBay login email inbox and this site.
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ah the messy bedroom poster, didnt realise both posts were yours til just then. have just been having a general browse on the misc board today and like to help when i can.

ebay is a great way to clear clutter, and you should have loads of empty boxes from new stuff you got at xmas to pack up the older stuff you want to sell & post. I will be doing the same thing but not til about nid jan as ebay is very quiet between new year til about a week after the kids go back to school.
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cswhiz
Except if you want to sell your item for a minimum of 99p and make the postage very expensive, then buyers may score you low on postage costs and you could be reported for overpriced P&P.

I've had someone not realise that something with 0.99p & £6.00 P&P is the same as £6.99 with free postage (only the second incurs a listing fee)

If you list your item on the .com and .ca sites, you get 5 free listings a month on each site and since anyone can list on any site despite their location, you can take advantage of these.

I'm guessing there will be plenty of free listing days in the new year. Check your eBay login email inbox and this site.


sorry if my post wasnt clear i didnt mean to buy it at 99p with high p&p. i never do that (and love reporting people who do the old £20 postage for a game etc). what i meant was if it stuff you just want to get rid of & dont care what you get start the auction at 99p and take what ever you get, then it doesnt cost any insertion fee. quite often the items that start at 99p go for more than those that start at a higher price because more people are interested & watching it
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Jimston
sorry if my post wasnt clear i didnt mean to buy it at 99p with high p&p. i never do that (and love reporting people who do the old £20 postage for a game etc). what i meant was if it stuff you just want to get rid of & dont care what you get start the auction at 99p and take what ever you get, then it doesnt cost any insertion fee. quite often the items that start at 99p go for more than those that start at a higher price because more people are interested & watching it


I suppose its a trade off and if it's something you're happy to sell for 99p, it's ok, but if it's something you paid a lot for or you know is expensive and you don't want to sell it cheap then 99p listings aren't for you.
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Jimston
ah the messy bedroom poster, didnt realise both posts were yours til just then. have just been having a general browse on the misc board today and like to help when i can.

ebay is a great way to clear clutter, and you should have loads of empty boxes from new stuff you got at xmas to pack up the older stuff you want to sell & post. I will be doing the same thing but not til about nid jan as ebay is very quiet between new year til about a week after the kids go back to school.


that's what I'm doing (have loads to clear)..I don't mind selling the odd thing at 99p, least it gets rid..

But if your lucky OP the 99p things can go for a lot more, depending how popular obviously.
#8
So do you reckon it's best to go in cheap and hope you get a good price for it?

I have a new DVD I'm thinking of selling but so far the only listings start from £7.53 with free P&P and are buy it now ones. If I remember correctly eBay imposes free P&P so should I start at £6.99 with free P&P or would you start lower?
#9
..talking to me?

I think it depends what it is... if its a toy, the latest craze... or if its clothes then things like topshop do well, as they are pricey to buy at retail... (if that makes sense)

I have sold new make up and perfumes starting low, because I really just want rid..however they shoot up..so sometimes you get lucky.

When I want to get a decent amount for something I am selling straight away, I do wait for the free listing days.

I think, dvd's have to have free post? or was that somewhere else. its up to you cswhiz, usually lower attracts more interest... but on ebay, you never know!! (I have relisted certain items countless times...to then go on to sell)
#10
Thanks for the advice MissRoo. I'll wait and see. Problem is I have two DVDs both have fallen in value as one was shown at Christmas time (selling as I brought as a present but didn't realise she already had it) and the other I got the box set for Christmas so am selling off one of the single movies.

I wish eBay would let you set a reserve for items less than £50 as I'd like the DVDs to go for at least £5 but that price may put off some bidders.
#11
well if that's the amount you would be happy them going for then I would wait for a free listing day and put them on at £5.. you should def get that as they are new.

Like I said, you never know with ebay..its hit and miss! but still helps me get rid of stuff
#12
I agree with the gist of what some of you have said though, I think it's better to start low, like 99p and build up the bids so your item looks really popular, it can soar in price this way.

But, as has been said already, this could backfire if the item sells at 99p and you've lost out.


I've gone for selling everything at 99p, it'll sell or it won't I will have to deal with it!
#13
MissRoo
well if that's the amount you would be happy them going for then I would wait for a free listing day and put them on at £5.. you should def get that as they are new.

Like I said, you never know with ebay..its hit and miss! but still helps me get rid of stuff


actually from beginning of december til 24th jan you can list in the media category (ie dvds games music books etc) with starting auction price of up to £4.99 and still pay no insertion fee.

so you could list your dvd starting price £4.99 and it wont cost you anything at the mo.

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