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Ebay £0.00 insertion fee 8th & 9th January
Ebay £0.00 insertion fee 8th & 9th January

Ebay £0.00 insertion fee 8th & 9th January

... on Auction format listings with any starting price

On 8 and 9 January 2011

103 Comments

cheers been waiting on them doing this get rid of all the unwanted things around the house.

heat added

Original Poster

never sold anything on ebay, how to you set up the delivery charge?!

Thank you for the head start. As son got a wii for christmas & ds xl console now, hardly played on the playstation 2 anymore so this is the chance to get rid of all the games. Heat addedX)

MmMd

never sold anything on ebay, how to you set up the delivery charge?!



Depending on what you selling, i would look up other sellers on there that sell similar items to you and see how much they charge. Dont forget P & P charge not just for the postage on the item but cover the packing cost, ebay fee, listing fee etc... I would advice you to work out the cost to you before listing the delivery cost..

its getting more and more expensive to sell things on ebay these days, FVF/Paypal fees are a joke

unknown-singh

its getting more and more expensive to sell things on ebay these days, … its getting more and more expensive to sell things on ebay these days, FVF/Paypal fees are a joke



They sure are, your best bet is to do cash on collection. At least you can get away from the paypal charge and potential to be ripped off.

Just to make it clear, you are saving about 10p per listing doing this. All you are getting 'free' is the basic insertion fee, and eBay have limits on what exactly you can list with this 'offer'. Basically this is an eBay marketing scheme to get people to list stuff (mainly unwanted christmas items). Also Sat and Sun are bad days to list unless you are doing a 7 day auction.

Good that insertion will be free, but they rip the ass off the final end fees which are about 10% and then paypal fees which are about 5%.

Original Poster

if you find an easy way of making a big profit please let me know

at least no insertion fee menas that if you do not sell the item you don't have to pay anything!

got charged £30 in fees for selling a mobile, ridiculous, 13.4% combined fees from ebay an paypal.

Faxy Fowler

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Damn i really didnt mean to click like on that muppets comment!! This is why we need an unlike button!

Banned

whatsThePoint

How could anyone press the wrong button by mistake oOumm just don't look … How could anyone press the wrong button by mistake oOumm just don't look who left the like on DEBENHAMS 70% BLUECROSS SALE



I've clicked the Like button on several occasions by accident, usually those posts that need to be removed, sending out the completely wrong signal

For the time being I've left this in Deals as there's a cost involved should any listing turn into a sale, for which there will be an associated cost.

Freebies by definition shouldn't cost anything, however I'll make another call on this shortly.

Banned

What's going to change scottish? Surely a decision on whether it's a freebie would be more appropriate now?

How much would one save by not taking up this deal and.. heavan forbin 'paying' for an ..insertion.. charge, having not 'used' ebay previously, (or at least to insert stuff). . oO

mamboboy

I never need to pay an insertion fee any ways.You upload one image, then … I never need to pay an insertion fee any ways.You upload one image, then if you have any more, just upload them to imageshack and embed them into the description. Having a second title line is a waste of money, unless you're selling a PC so you can list it's specs or something. The themes are pointless. Getting a spot up top is pointless unless you're a powerseller selling things by the bucketload...



agreed, insertion fees are silly

Banned

si_dawg

What's going to change scottish? Surely a decision on whether it's a … What's going to change scottish? Surely a decision on whether it's a freebie would be more appropriate now?



The decision by me its to leave it, however I'll be seeking comments from admin(s) which may result in a change.

Edited by: "aScottishBloke" 6th Jan 2011

free insertion fee lol, u still get ripped by with the final valuation fee then paypal at the back of it, there robbin b******s ebay better off using gumtree or ure local paper etc

smiffy1888

free insertion fee lol, u still get ripped by with the final valuation … free insertion fee lol, u still get ripped by with the final valuation fee then paypal at the back of it, there robbin b******s ebay better off using gumtree or ure local paper etc



Totally agree with this and other comments of the like.Its a very silly small token gesture which they dont really miss,its at the end with the final fee's that hit hard and then the double whammy of paypal then screwing you out of even more even though its part of ebay (Still cant work out how thats actually legal).Its robbery,mind you could be worse and end up using that other auction site that actually charges for each of your bids!Does anyone actually believe the people on those adverts on tv are real?I mean a guy winning a brand new Ford Focus for £800?yeah right.

Always better to list as "Buy It Now" with the "Best Offer" option - fees works out way cheaper if it is done that way ... mind you I haven't had the latest bill since I switched to that means so I may change my mind.X)

I used to sell no end on Feebay, I was also a Power Seller with 100% feedback but it just got too expensive in the end so I gave up with it. It can be great for buying and can be great for selling the odd thing here and there if you need a quick sale. Feebay is daylight robbery nowadays for sellers though.

Agree the final value fee and paypal fees take a big chunk now, but at least with these free-listing days you can start the item at whatever price you want - so you start fairly high at a price that it's worthwhile selling at, and if it sells great, if it doesn't you've not lost out.

cheers for the heads up

Try selling your stuff in your local papers first or an ad in your supermarket, its free generally, ebay and paypal screw you to the floor in fees.
I used to sell all the time and no longer bother due to the ridiculous charges.

Thank you for the advance notice. (The fees issue to one side, since ebay has become a friend to the buyer/scammer, the number of non-paying 'winners' I've had, has gone up 6 fold in the last year, plus the seller is unable to leave -ve feedback). Rant over.

And dont forget the ones where you send the goods off, the buyer claims not to have received them and paypal take the money back out of your account without so much as asking, leaving you out of pocket.

apduk

They sure are, your best bet is to do cash on collection. At least you … They sure are, your best bet is to do cash on collection. At least you can get away from the paypal charge and potential to be ripped off.




The pay pal fees are a joke!

Agree paypal fees are excessive.....

Keith26

And dont forget the ones where you send the goods off, the buyer claims … And dont forget the ones where you send the goods off, the buyer claims not to have received them and paypal take the money back out of your account without so much as asking, leaving you out of pocket.



true, but easily accounted for just by sending signed for. or keep a proof of posting and claim back from the RM for cheaper items

If you list on ebay with a starting price of 99p (or less) then you get 100 free listings per month anyway, the upcoming free listings weekend will just use up any free allocation you may still have if you start your item at 99p or below. When ebay do this promo near the end of a month then its good for relisting anything that you have previously unsold if you have already used up your free allocation.

Sweeeet.

Nice reminder - thanks

As much as I don't like ebay or their rip off collective fees, what really is the alternative? wish there was one

korndevil666

true, but easily accounted for just by sending signed for. or keep a … true, but easily accounted for just by sending signed for. or keep a proof of posting and claim back from the RM for cheaper items



RM have their own unpublished rules for eBay claims. They will refund the actual cost of postage and not the listing value. So keep postage low or free.
If you don't use sign for, the eBay process automatically refunds the buyer. In my case the buyer thretened neg feedback if I did't refund, after 3 days. When I filed "feedback extortion", eBay responded with
"In your case, the other member hasn't requested anything you couldn't reasonably be expected to do in order to complete the transaction. ".
Negative feedback was left and a dispute raised with paypal within 5 days of item being paid for.
At this stage the buyer had been registered for 2 weeks and had already left several negs and started disputes, at this stage I had a 150+ 100% feedback rating. Paypal simply refunded the money, even before the 15 day RM "deemed lost" period.
Two weeks later the buyer is no longer a registered user, and neg feedback is removed, I'm still left with nothing but a bad taste.

Edit: and to make matters worse eBay still charged the fees!! When I queried this, they said I needed to cancel the transaction!!
Edited by: "jsoap" 6th Jan 2011

Can someone give me a rough idea of what ebay and paypal fees would be if I sell 3 Nintendo DS?? Hoping to get around £50 each for them and charge £4 postage ..... Thanks.
Have sold bits before but smaller prices items - and remember getting invoices after for ebay fees but always spent what was in paypal - didnt actually withdraw...

robs

Can someone give me a rough idea of what ebay and paypal fees would be if … Can someone give me a rough idea of what ebay and paypal fees would be if I sell 3 Nintendo DS?? Hoping to get around £50 each for them and charge £4 postage ..... Thanks.Have sold bits before but smaller prices items - and remember getting invoices after for ebay fees but always spent what was in paypal - didnt actually withdraw...


I got this useful link which i use on how ebay fee charge me. ecal.altervista.org/en/…uk/

yeni1210

Depending on what you selling, i would look up other sellers on there … Depending on what you selling, i would look up other sellers on there that sell similar items to you and see how much they charge. Dont forget P & P charge not just for the postage on the item but cover the packing cost, ebay fee, listing fee etc... I would advice you to work out the cost to you before listing the delivery cost..

you are not alowed to charge for ebay and paypal fees. to set up the delivery charge simply weigh your item, go online the get a price from royal mail then charge enough to cover the price. then expect ebay to charge you 10% of the sale price and if you use paypal they will charge another couple of percent for their service. this is not a deal just feebay making you think your getting a good deal while they rip you off.

collectorcol

[quote=yeni1210]you are not alowed to charge for ebay and paypal fees.



I'm not sure this is correct - I think P&P charges cover Postage, Package and Handling (correct me if I'm wrong - maybe this is an Americanism which doesn't apply in the UK). E-Bay and PayPal fees could be considered handling. Don't expect a 5* rating for P&P charges if you do this though.

When E-Bay limited the amount of P&P you could charge that suggested you include those fees in the goods starting price (which is of course they can charge you on). They then encrouaged everyone to start listings at less than £1, completely going against what they said...

To those asking how much does it cost, I normally go for 15% as a rough figure. Of course, if you're offering free P&P or selling a DVD Boxset with £1 postage you also have to add in the postage at a cost.

Edited by: "eayragt" 6th Jan 2011

Alot of negative gripe going on here!..Ebay is generally a very good selling agent, yeah sure they charge about 10 percent fvf..Err I think Its called capitalism...Tho I agree paypals fees are a little excessive, try to avoid them if you can by offering cash on collection or a bank transfer...

I really want to make an Insertion fee joke about my wife and a couple of bottles of wine >_>
Edited by: "Mathrin" 6th Jan 2011

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I signed up with them years ago when they started, paid £1 for gold membership which gave you free something or other for life. I have never bought or sold via it though.
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