£1 eBay Final Value Fees (FVF) on up to 100 items. 25-26 March. Selected Accounts.
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£1 eBay Final Value Fees (FVF) on up to 100 items. 25-26 March. Selected Accounts.

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Found 22nd MarEdited by:"RedTurkey"
eBay seem to be doing these very regularly right now!!!

£1 maximum 'Final Value Fee' for items listed from Sunday until midnight on Monday.

Once you've accepted the deal, remember to check 'Promotional Offers' under 'All Selling' on Sunday to verify that this is active before you start listing. Note that the offer will not appear in your Promotional Offers until it's active, which is on Sunday.


Many of you will get the Expired message.
This doesn't mean that the deal has expired, this just means the offer is either
(a) not active on your account yet, or
(b) you're not eligible for this offer.
I recommend that you keep trying between now and Sunday. This offer seems to become active for different accounts at different times.
Community Updates
Restrictions & exclusions:
  • Business sellers and/or PowerSellers.
  • Sellers who have been invited to participate, but have not actively opted in to the promotion via the RSVP link shown in the marketing communication.
  • All items listed in the Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles and Property categories. However, items listed in the Vehicle Parts & Accessories category are included.
  • Item listed in the Classified format.
  • Auction-style listings ended early.
  • Identical listings that don’t comply with our duplicate listings policy.
  • Any item listed that doesn’t comply with eBay’s listing policies or prohibited and restricted items policies
  • Any item listed during the promotional period but scheduled to start after the promotional period.
  • Listings that are automatically relisted during the promotional period.
  • Listings that are listed during the promotional period but do not sell and are relisted outside of the promotional period.
  • Multi-quantity listings
  • Listing upgrade fees apply and will be charged according to the eBay fees policy.
  • PayPal and any other third-party fees still apply.
  • Final value fees apply for second chance offers.
  • Item must sell within 30 days of listing.

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Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.
On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.
Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!
japes4 m ago

Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these …Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!


You're just unlucky and sceptical. I've sold dozens of items on these recent promotions.
japes51 m ago

Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these …Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!



I totally concur. I use these offers all the time and I've come to the same conclusion as you i.e., my £1 fee items get very few views, but normal fee listings get many more. I originally suggested this a year or so ago on here and some people suspected the same thing then.

It is not unusual for most of my items to only have 10 or 15 views over an entire month, sometimes even less like 3, 4 or 5 views. I always list 100 items and I would guess that 75% have less than about 10-15 views - some even have ZERO views over a month! And these are mainly for items that are reasonably popular and/or unusual. I know in comparison items listed under the regular fees get MUCH MORE views - I have been monitoring this now for over a year and there is without doubt a big difference in views for special £1 offer and standard non-offer fee listings. Out of my 100 items, I will get say 50% of items with less than 5 views, 25% with less than 10 views, 15% with less than 15 views and the remaining 10% of items will get views ranging from 25-100+! It's bizarre - and note that, by and large, they are the same type of items.

Yes I do sell the odd item e.g. from the last three £1 offers (one has expired now and the other two are still running) where I listed 100 items each time, I have sold only 8 things. But I end up relisting 90+ of my items once a new £1 offer comes along, even though I now realise that it is somewhat of a con. The items I do sell are almost always the few that have had a much larger number of views.

As far as I'm concerned, this is designed to get people to list items (often expensive ones at that) in the hope/expectation that after the listing ends (having been unsold due to few views), people will relist them at normal fee levels (10%). From my research there is absolutely no doubt about this. They allow you to sell a few items to keep you interested.

I can only guess that the vast majority of listings are simply hidden from search results and the items which get minimal views are either fake views or have only been viewed when somebody has clicked on the "See other items" link in one of your listings that has NOT been hidden. And for those that say "Ah, but when I search for my items they appear at the top of the search results" - well I'd say that is probably because ebay ensure that they APPEAR to be found in search results - they KNOW it's YOU conducting the search so it's very simple to ensure YOU see your items in YOUR search, but anybody else conducting the same search will NOT see your items.

Why oh why doesn't Amazon or some other big corporation launch a rival auction site with SET fees of say 3% like Ebay was in the early days, fees that will NEVER change? They could maybe import your ebay record/feedback so you'd essentially be carrying on as normal. They could wipe ebay out, or at least (and this would be the better option) introduce competition between them. Or maybe if Ebay reduced their fees to a flat 3% AND KEPT THEM THERE - they would instantly get people selling constantly with realistic fees!
anlygi9 m ago

Mmm. I've a random number username with only 7 feedback as the high bidder …Mmm. I've a random number username with only 7 feedback as the high bidder on a PS4 I listed in the £3 promotion. Their current bid is higher than I think it's worth with 2 days left to run. I'm expecting not to be paid! By the time I can relist this will be over ffs. I hate selling on ebay. Saying that, I sold a load of my coin collection in the £1 fvf deal 2 weeks ago and was paid for them all but they ranged from £10 - £30, not a launch day modified PS4 with a broken eject button that's up to £135, including postage, with 2 days to run!



anlygi9 m ago

Mmm. I've a random number username with only 7 feedback as the high bidder …Mmm. I've a random number username with only 7 feedback as the high bidder on a PS4 I listed in the £3 promotion. Their current bid is higher than I think it's worth with 2 days left to run. I'm expecting not to be paid! By the time I can relist this will be over ffs. I hate selling on ebay. Saying that, I sold a load of my coin collection in the £1 fvf deal 2 weeks ago and was paid for them all but they ranged from £10 - £30, not a launch day modified PS4 with a broken eject button that's up to £135, including postage, with 2 days to run!



List a ps4 listing with a ridiculous price for the £1 FVF so no one buys it, wait and if that buyer doesnt pay for the original listing just revise the £1 FVF listing with the original listing price and description.
Edited by: "daniel_AgraTrillo" 22nd Mar
237 Comments
Nice
Thanks op...
Scorching heat added spiderman
yay... works on both of mine
Been waiting for another - thanks OP!!
wow got this one too! Within the space of a month I have qualified for two £1 and one £3 max fvf promos. Either I'm extremely lucky or eBay are losing a tonne of business to Amazon's Easter promos and want to claw some attention back to their site...
Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.
On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.
Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!
This is the only way for ebay to get money now. They are desperate!!!

I don’t think it’s for selected accounts. They opening for all accounts .
Edited by: "tapash" 22nd Mar
Superb! Cheers @RedTurkey
japes4 m ago

Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these …Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!


You're just unlucky and sceptical. I've sold dozens of items on these recent promotions.
japes6 m ago

Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these …Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!


What I'm noticing is fake buyers buying out the fvf items and then not paying so then you have to relist again, eBay dont give u the promo even tho it's not your fault and a dodgy thief messed up your listing.
japes7 m ago

Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these …Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!


You're just unlucky. I've had my items on the front page of search results many time and they sell within a few hours.
japes7 m ago

Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these …Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!


I haven't had much luck selling on these promos either, that said I can't say my normal listings do markedly better either! eBay is a very difficult market IME as they seem to have acquired the reputation of being the cheap or bargain shop, which isn't such a bad thing as a buyer but can make it difficult to get what you think your stuff is worth as a seller!

Also I find business on eBay always seems to come and go, typically there are little surges of sales on holiday periods and bank holidays and the like, but can be very quiet in between...
Wow, that's a hat-trick (this is a great eBay run we're on).
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 22nd Mar
TellyLover2 m ago

What I'm noticing is fake buyers buying out the fvf items and then not …What I'm noticing is fake buyers buying out the fvf items and then not paying so then you have to relist again, eBay dont give u the promo even tho it's not your fault and a dodgy thief messed up your listing.


That's why you make 100 fake listings like me and throughout the month, each time you have something to sell, you change the name of the listing to suit your actual item
TellyLover3 m ago

What I'm noticing is fake buyers buying out the fvf items and then not …What I'm noticing is fake buyers buying out the fvf items and then not paying so then you have to relist again, eBay dont give u the promo even tho it's not your fault and a dodgy thief messed up your listing.


Agree.To many fake buyers who know you can't leave negative feedback so don't give a dam.
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You've accepted the offer "Sell for £1 max!"


cheers OP got it again
Again? Damn you eBay! I was hoping for a relaxed weekend... Looks like I'm listing again.
Cheers OP! Accepted!

Lots of stuff to list!
Thank you RedTurkey. Heat added.
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Can't get this on either of my accounts.
Says it's expired
sAmeri18 m ago

That's why you make 100 fake listings like me and throughout the month, …That's why you make 100 fake listings like me and throughout the month, each time you have something to sell, you change the name of the listing to suit your actual item


How does this even work then? You can't change price or description as it will relist it at the current fee level if you revise it later?
Message I get when clicking the link>

Unfortunately, you can no longer sign up for this promotional offer because it has expired.
TellyLover5 m ago

How does this even work then? You can't change price or description as it …How does this even work then? You can't change price or description as it will relist it at the current fee level if you revise it later?


No, you can change the price, description, postage etc as long as it's a buy it now. There are no fee charges if the listing is EDITED.
Expired for me too.
Thanks
craigl7 m ago

Message I get when clicking the link>Unfortunately, you can no longer sign …Message I get when clicking the link>Unfortunately, you can no longer sign up for this promotional offer because it has expired.


According to the terms and conditions you have to have been sent the offer by email for it work, I didn't get the email and I get the same message
I've had a couple of orders cancel when I accepted the best offer now eBay states my account is below the seller standard,you couldn't make it up
Will this work for scheduled listing I’ve accepted the offer but i do the listing today an schedule the start for the 25th will it be accepted?
PSP912 m ago

Will this work for scheduled listing I’ve accepted the offer but i do the l …Will this work for scheduled listing I’ve accepted the offer but i do the listing today an schedule the start for the 25th will it be accepted?


No, but there's nothing stopping you saving the listing as a draft and simply hitting 'list' on Sunday when the offer is on
Says that it's expired for me
japes46 m ago

Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these …Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!


I've noticed it too.

Could it be that there is so much competition?

If you think, a lot of people hold out until the next promo and when it does comes along, flood eBay with their items.
Yeah says its expired for me to. X
canaryruss38 m ago

Again? Damn you eBay! I was hoping for a relaxed weekend... Looks like I'm …Again? Damn you eBay! I was hoping for a relaxed weekend... Looks like I'm listing again.


Create drafts now and quickly list them on Sunday real quick.
If you read up about eBay you'll find they're struggling financially. That's why PayPal bailed.
Yay, I'm in! Thanks for posting!
japes51 m ago

Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these …Anyone find that their items fail to sell when listed using one of these offers? I had the same laptop listed twice on eBay, listed cheaper due to the offer but it had 15 views and no watchers. The more expensive listing had over 300 views and 18 watchers.On a previous offer I had a laptop set to auto-relist if it failed to sell ... Surprise surprise it sold 1 day after the relist and ended up paying eBay £35 for the pleasure.Anyone else noticed this or is it just me being unlucky and sceptical?!



I totally concur. I use these offers all the time and I've come to the same conclusion as you i.e., my £1 fee items get very few views, but normal fee listings get many more. I originally suggested this a year or so ago on here and some people suspected the same thing then.

It is not unusual for most of my items to only have 10 or 15 views over an entire month, sometimes even less like 3, 4 or 5 views. I always list 100 items and I would guess that 75% have less than about 10-15 views - some even have ZERO views over a month! And these are mainly for items that are reasonably popular and/or unusual. I know in comparison items listed under the regular fees get MUCH MORE views - I have been monitoring this now for over a year and there is without doubt a big difference in views for special £1 offer and standard non-offer fee listings. Out of my 100 items, I will get say 50% of items with less than 5 views, 25% with less than 10 views, 15% with less than 15 views and the remaining 10% of items will get views ranging from 25-100+! It's bizarre - and note that, by and large, they are the same type of items.

Yes I do sell the odd item e.g. from the last three £1 offers (one has expired now and the other two are still running) where I listed 100 items each time, I have sold only 8 things. But I end up relisting 90+ of my items once a new £1 offer comes along, even though I now realise that it is somewhat of a con. The items I do sell are almost always the few that have had a much larger number of views.

As far as I'm concerned, this is designed to get people to list items (often expensive ones at that) in the hope/expectation that after the listing ends (having been unsold due to few views), people will relist them at normal fee levels (10%). From my research there is absolutely no doubt about this. They allow you to sell a few items to keep you interested.

I can only guess that the vast majority of listings are simply hidden from search results and the items which get minimal views are either fake views or have only been viewed when somebody has clicked on the "See other items" link in one of your listings that has NOT been hidden. And for those that say "Ah, but when I search for my items they appear at the top of the search results" - well I'd say that is probably because ebay ensure that they APPEAR to be found in search results - they KNOW it's YOU conducting the search so it's very simple to ensure YOU see your items in YOUR search, but anybody else conducting the same search will NOT see your items.

Why oh why doesn't Amazon or some other big corporation launch a rival auction site with SET fees of say 3% like Ebay was in the early days, fees that will NEVER change? They could maybe import your ebay record/feedback so you'd essentially be carrying on as normal. They could wipe ebay out, or at least (and this would be the better option) introduce competition between them. Or maybe if Ebay reduced their fees to a flat 3% AND KEPT THEM THERE - they would instantly get people selling constantly with realistic fees!
My 4th eBay deal in about the last 5 or 6 weeks!
Sold over 20 items for a total value of over £2.4K via these deals so a decent saving.
Only started selling last month but had an account for years with feedback from purchases.
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