100 Free Listings on eBay - Starting Today (Christmas Day) Until 6th January
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100 Free Listings on eBay - Starting Today (Christmas Day) Until 6th January

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Found 25th Dec 2014Made hot 30th Dec 2015
I've just logged into my eBay account and looking at my selling page it is showing the following offer:

100 Free insertion and Free selective optional upgrades Fees

For private sellers, up to 100 eligible listings Learn More

Available at ebay.co.uk

From 25/12/14 00:00:00 GMT
To 06/01/15 23:59:59 GMT

I've told friends and family and they are seeing it too in their accounts.

Looks like a great deal for those who use eBay anyway, to at least save on the listing fees.

Check your account(s) to see if this applies to you also, as it may be available to everyone.

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thanks for sharing!

Original Poster

You can check this via - My eBay > Selling

The scroll down to the bottom of the page. Hopefully you should see something like this:

http://oi61.tinypic.com/52e5jl.jpg
Edited by: "happymanuk" 25th Dec 2014

I think it is for everyone. There was a TV advert earlier that mentioned it

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paramoreRyan

I think it is for everyone. There was a TV advert earlier that mentioned … I think it is for everyone. There was a TV advert earlier that mentioned it



Thanks for the confirmation - that is great news.

lovely. sell all your unwanted Xmas presents for free. lol

adamsa29

lovely. sell all your unwanted Xmas presents for free. lol



That is pretty much exactly what the advert says - it's something along those lines anyway

thanks for sharing

Garbage offer considering you can't guarantee your stuff gets seen - check out ebay discussion boards where there's all sorts of problems mentioned.....take care.
ebay.com in the states usually give out 1,000's of free listings yet we only get 100 - better than nothing, but could be more..... after all, the more you list, the more you sell, and so the more money ebay makes.

Hi is it for everyone

Thanks for this... In with the new and out with the old.... Need to free some wardrobe space(or a new wardrobe lol

billyzain123

Hi is it for everyone



Who is eligible?

eBay.co.uk registered private sellers who are not otherwise restricted from selling or below-standard sellers. Participation is linked to the seller’s account and is not transferable. To take part in this promotion, sellers must be registered as a resident in the UK.

adamsa29

lovely. sell all your unwanted Xmas presents for free. lol



That's the actual point of this, they make it free to sell at Christmas every year.

http://i.imgur.com/BR8kMf8.jpg
Edited by: "Dryosh" 26th Dec 2014

asma44

Thanks for this... In with the new and out with the old.... Need to free … Thanks for this... In with the new and out with the old.... Need to free some wardrobe space(or a new wardrobe lol


Just be careful if you don't sell clothes on ebay usually - like I said in an earlier comment, there are many horror stories on ebay discussion boards (Look in the drop down 'community' section) of buyers now scamming sellers, even private ones !
If there is a dispute, ebay side with the buyer 99.9% of the time and the seller can lose their item and the money.
With nice quality clothing for example, someone will buy it and then perhaps wear it to a party and say afterwards it didn't fit and return it because 'the item was not as described' i.e. accuse the seller of stating the wrong size or colour or whatever. The seller will have to refund the money (or ebay/paypal will take it from your account) and if they are lucky their item will be returned...... sadly in many cases clothing is returned dirty, stinking of alcohol, cigarettes etc because it was actually worn by the buyer.
Some buyers even return an empty box and because you have received something, the buyer is refunded, keeps/steals your item, and you the seller lose - doesn't happen every time, but getting more frequent.
Good luck, and enjoy your ebay selling everyone ! (_;)

kamenitzabrit

Just be careful if you don't sell clothes on ebay usually - like I said … Just be careful if you don't sell clothes on ebay usually - like I said in an earlier comment, there are many horror stories on ebay discussion boards (Look in the drop down 'community' section) of buyers now scamming sellers, even private ones !If there is a dispute, ebay side with the buyer 99.9% of the time and the seller can lose their item and the money.With nice quality clothing for example, someone will buy it and then perhaps wear it to a party and say afterwards it didn't fit and return it because 'the item was not as described' i.e. accuse the seller of stating the wrong size or colour or whatever. The seller will have to refund the money (or ebay/paypal will take it from your account) and if they are lucky their item will be returned...... sadly in many cases clothing is returned dirty, stinking of alcohol, cigarettes etc because it was actually worn by the buyer. Some buyers even return an empty box and because you have received something, the buyer is refunded, keeps/steals your item, and you the seller lose - doesn't happen every time, but getting more frequent.Good luck, and enjoy your ebay selling everyone ! (_;)



That's what the police are for, its called theft.

Oh that's so nice of them. Hopefully they take loads of money off me after the sale, otherwise I'd feel bad for accepting their incredible generosity.

(1 You get free listings anyway at a starting price of 0.99p except for vehicles.

(2 It's not 'free to sell your xmas stuff' You get charged by paypal for receiving payment, and postage payment, and also ebay fees which adds up to just under 20% last time I checked.

(3 It's the worst time to sell, because everyone else is, it becomes a buyers market.

kamenitzabrit

Just be careful if you don't sell clothes on ebay usually - like I said … Just be careful if you don't sell clothes on ebay usually - like I said in an earlier comment, there are many horror stories on ebay discussion boards (Look in the drop down 'community' section) of buyers now scamming sellers, even private ones !If there is a dispute, ebay side with the buyer 99.9% of the time and the seller can lose their item and the money.With nice quality clothing for example, someone will buy it and then perhaps wear it to a party and say afterwards it didn't fit and return it because 'the item was not as described' i.e. accuse the seller of stating the wrong size or colour or whatever. The seller will have to refund the money (or ebay/paypal will take it from your account) and if they are lucky their item will be returned...... sadly in many cases clothing is returned dirty, stinking of alcohol, cigarettes etc because it was actually worn by the buyer. Some buyers even return an empty box and because you have received something, the buyer is refunded, keeps/steals your item, and you the seller lose - doesn't happen every time, but getting more frequent.Good luck, and enjoy your ebay selling everyone ! (_;)



That's a load of rubbish.

You can't return an item because it doesn't fit when it's sold as used with no returns.

dankuvermach

(1 You get free listings anyway at a starting price of 0.99p except for … (1 You get free listings anyway at a starting price of 0.99p except for vehicles.(2 It's not 'free to sell your xmas stuff' You get charged by paypal for receiving payment, and postage payment, and also ebay fees which adds up to just under 20% last time I checked.(3 It's the worst time to sell, because everyone else is, it becomes a buyers market.



Where have you been hiding???
99p listings for free were replaced with 20 free listings per month ages ago!

Original Poster

Seems to be a good time for listing things too - managing to get quite a lot of bids on our items

i sold a hoody on ebay. The buyer received it. I left feedback for the transaction. Three days after i left feedback, he claimed the hoody was torn and worn out (it certainly wasnt). Anyway i asked him to send it back for a full refund. He sent back a different hoody which was worn out and torn - just the same style as the one i sold! Very unscrupulous people on the site.

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rhythmandsoul

i sold a hoody on ebay. The buyer received it. I left feedback for the … i sold a hoody on ebay. The buyer received it. I left feedback for the transaction. Three days after i left feedback, he claimed the hoody was torn and worn out (it certainly wasnt). Anyway i asked him to send it back for a full refund. He sent back a different hoody which was worn out and torn - just the same style as the one i sold! Very unscrupulous people on the site.



I hope you reported them to eBay ?

eBay are scoundrels. They try to make out it's all free, but it isn't. They charge you like a rhinos on the sale; first on the eBay selling fee (note - not listing fee, which are free) and then again on PayPal fees.

Good lord, ebay is begging for a competitive site because they have had the monopoly for so, so long now, they can get away charging what they do. Consider Gumtree if you can sell it locally and avoid eBay's daylight robbery.

MadeInBeats

Good lord, ebay is begging for a competitive site because they have had … Good lord, ebay is begging for a competitive site because they have had the monopoly for so, so long now, they can get away charging what they do. Consider Gumtree if you can sell it locally and avoid eBay's daylight robbery.



I totally agree, free listings doesn't make selling on eBay much cheaper because final value fees and PayPal fees are huge.

gumtree have been owned by eBay since 2005.
theguardian.com/med…dia

Some years ago Yahoo operated auction sites. Ebay probably paid them to shut down.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

You could try eBid instead?
uk.ebid.net

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speculatrix

Some years ago Yahoo operated auction sites.



I remember Yahoo - That used to be a really good one and it was 100% free. I always think Google should bring one along - they seem to do everything else, and they would be big enough to compete with eBay unlike many of the small free auction sites like ebid.

I think Google are the obvious choice. I don't care who it is though as long as there is at least one other major contender to slap away eBay's grasping hand from cupping our wattsits.

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MadeInBeats

I think Google are the obvious choice. I don't care who it is though as … I think Google are the obvious choice. I don't care who it is though as long as there is at least one other major contender to slap away eBay's grasping hand from cupping our wattsits.



In the meantime, for those of us who use eBay we might as well make use of the free listing deals and save as much as we can

rhythmandsoul

i sold a hoody on ebay. The buyer received it. I left feedback for the … i sold a hoody on ebay. The buyer received it. I left feedback for the transaction. Three days after i left feedback, he claimed the hoody was torn and worn out (it certainly wasnt). Anyway i asked him to send it back for a full refund. He sent back a different hoody which was worn out and torn - just the same style as the one i sold! Very unscrupulous people on the site.



I never leave feedback first when I sell something.

I hope you didn't pay the return postage as well

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deb8z

I never leave feedback first when I sell something.



Same here, I always thought feedback should be left once the transaction is completed, and until the buyer has left feedback to confirm they are happy with the purchase I wouldn't until that point leave feedback.

happymanuk

Same here, I always thought feedback should be left once the transaction … Same here, I always thought feedback should be left once the transaction is completed, and until the buyer has left feedback to confirm they are happy with the purchase I wouldn't until that point leave feedback.



You cant leave the buyer negative feedback anymore anyway - so why does it matter?

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rhythmandsoul

You cant leave the buyer negative feedback anymore anyway - so why does … You cant leave the buyer negative feedback anymore anyway - so why does it matter?


No, but how can you leave positive feedback on a buyer until you know the transaction is fully complete and they are happy. I always feel it is best to wait until you are sure, otherwise you will end up in the situation as the person who commented on this thread.

happymanuk

[quote=rhythmandsoul] You cant leave the buyer negative feedback anymore … [quote=rhythmandsoul] You cant leave the buyer negative feedback anymore anyway - so why does it matter?


No, but how can you leave positive feedback on a buyer until you know the transaction is fully complete and they are happy. I always feel it is best to wait until you are sure, otherwise you will end up in the situation as the person who commented on this thread.[/]

If you sell a stock standard item which is described quite clearly and the buyer has paid promptly i dont see why you wouldnt leave positive feedback for them. Different points of view. I highly doubt regardless of me leaving positive feedback or not - the unscrupulous buyer would have acted in this way - it appears as if this was his plan all along.

Original Poster

rhythmandsoul

If you sell a stock standard item which is described quite clearly and … If you sell a stock standard item which is described quite clearly and the buyer has paid promptly i dont see why you wouldnt leave positive feedback for them. Different points of view.



I can understand what you mean. Although I suppose it all depends on when you class a transaction as completed.

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happymanuk

I hope you reported them to eBay ?



They don't listen, report them to action fraud then contact ebay with the reference number. Failing that you have all his personal details, why not set up a few accounts on 'personal services' websites!

rhythmandsoul

You cant leave the buyer negative feedback anymore anyway - so why does … You cant leave the buyer negative feedback anymore anyway - so why does it matter?



Because you have left them a positive feedback when the transaction was far from positive,no you can't leave negative feedback but no point in giving dodgy buyers glowing feedback as well oO

deb8z

Because you have left them a positive feedback when the transaction was … Because you have left them a positive feedback when the transaction was far from positive,no you can't leave negative feedback but no point in giving dodgy buyers glowing feedback as well oO



Again - different points of view. I could ask ebay to remove my positive feedback and even amend it. I believe me leaving him positive feedback has nothing to do with anything. Anyway as I said everyone is entitled to their opinion.

rhythmandsoul

Again - different points of view. I could ask ebay to remove my positive … Again - different points of view. I could ask ebay to remove my positive feedback and even amend it. I believe me leaving him positive feedback has nothing to do with anything. Anyway as I said everyone is entitled to their opinion.


I don't think you can amend or change positive feedback - an unscrupulous seller asked me to; I'm sorry but if you send the wrong item and it's different from the photo and don't reply to emails expect bad feedback. If I'd reported him to ebay his account would've been deactivated - that's how much of a buyers market it is.
Top tips for sellers: ALWAYS take as many pics as possible IN FOCUS, try not to use your phone AT ALL and for god's sake don't use the app. ALWAYS put as much detail as possible into the actual listing, size colour etc and highlight any issues e.g. small repair on inside, and even if you get a pants (edited because HUKD doesn't like even non-swears) buyer you can often get your money/fees back. If you don't bother to do a proper listing and just put "skirt worn once" and don't fill in any details, expect to get scammed by buyers. It's a crappy service for sellers now, but if you can do as much as possible to avoid being stitched up you should be ok. Good luck everyone!

Edited by: "otherside27" 31st Dec 2015

make sure to keep 'auto relist' unticked if you added their 'free' upgrades. you'll get caught out in the end!

Great thanks for posting

Original Poster

Chloeka

Great thanks for posting



No problem - Glad it has been useful for you

Hi, some interesting comments on this post. I'm thinking of selling a Roland FP7 digital piano on eBay which should make at least £600. Anyone know how to work out what the eBay final fee and paypal charge would be? Thanks.
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