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eBay - No Insertion Fee for Auction Format items on June 25th
eBay - No Insertion Fee for Auction Format items on June 25th

eBay - No Insertion Fee for Auction Format items on June 25th

On Thursday 25th of June 2009 (local UK time), Private Sellers who list item(s) with any starting price in an eligible category using the Auction-style format on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an Insertion Fee per listing.

Visit pages.ebay.co.uk/pro…tml for more details.

23 Comments

:thumbsup:thanks

Yay, now you get to compete with even more similar items as everyone will post their auction on that day to save on the fee.

Babbabooey;5565483

Yay, now you get to compete with even more similar items as everyone will … Yay, now you get to compete with even more similar items as everyone will post their auction on that day to save on the fee.




worth free listing for more expensive items - if it sells whoopee - if not - it hasnt cost anything:thumbsup:

good day to list on as well as you get 2 weekend coverages:thumbsup:

why people voting this cold? seems like a good deal compared to normal price!!!!

Thanks for the heads up. Looks like this will give me another reason to actually bother to list some of my stuff.

Thanks. Why cold?

I always start my auctions at 99p so don't pay an insertion fee anyway.

A "no Ebay selling fees" day would be welcome, but it's never going to happen!

how much percentage of the final selling price do ebay take as a cut?

Not a deal. Should be in Misc. Just got the email myself.

zurich;5565772

how much percentage of the final selling price do ebay take as a cut?



Reckon on 10% and you wont be far off. Then there's another 4% or so Paypal fees on the total, including p+p charges.

parpster;5565802

Reckon on 10% and you wont be far off. Then there's another 4% or so … Reckon on 10% and you wont be far off. Then there's another 4% or so Paypal fees on the total, including p+p charges.



Ker-ching :w00t:

ibashir786;5565569

why people voting this cold? seems like a good deal compared to normal … why people voting this cold? seems like a good deal compared to normal price!!!!



Insertion fees are tiny compared to the 10% final selling fee so it's not a great saving. This is a regular occurence anyway, hence the cold.

Not voted either way

tallpete33;5565879

Insertion fees are tiny compared to the 10% final selling fee so it's not … Insertion fees are tiny compared to the 10% final selling fee so it's not a great saving. This is a regular occurence anyway, hence the cold. Not voted either way



fees maybe small in comparison to fvf so we are saving something - 20 listed items @50p - thats a tenner i will save

how else would we get rid of items which are worth something -

gone are the days when i gave to charity shops -

probably cold due to ebay ripping people off on high final fees and insisting on free postage and insisting on paypal where you get charged more fees...... sorry cold for me

Insertion fee always costs me under 10p anyway, it's the selling fee and paypal fees which bite.

This is a good way for Ebay to make it appear like they are doing a good thing, when really they will be making bucket loads more due to the extra selling fees they will be taking in.

Kerching.

i wish there was an alternative to ebay. it costs me almost 10% commission to sell an item.

Banned

parpster;5565802

Reckon on 10% and you wont be far off. Then there's another 4% or so … Reckon on 10% and you wont be far off. Then there's another 4% or so Paypal fees on the total, including p+p charges.



i thought paypal was 9% and they take their % before ebay takes theres because they make more money

i hate them ebay insists on free delivery on some catagories and then insist that you have to accept paypal which is same company, you'd think that would be wrong

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anh_duong;5566003

i wish there was an alternative to ebay. it costs me almost 10% … i wish there was an alternative to ebay. it costs me almost 10% commission to sell an item.



me to i pay around £200 - £250 fees a month and then there is paypal fees but if went somewhere else i wouldnt get the traffic :-(

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parpster;5565802

Reckon on 10% and you wont be far off. Then there's another 4% or so … Reckon on 10% and you wont be far off. Then there's another 4% or so Paypal fees on the total, including p+p charges.



I used to use ebay loads and they took around 5.5%, didnt use it for a couple of years, then started to again back in March - couldnt believe it had doubled to 10%ish!!!! Makes paypal actually seem rather reasonable....

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churchill;5566909

i thought paypal was 9% and they take their % before ebay takes theres … i thought paypal was 9% and they take their % before ebay takes theres because they make more money i hate them ebay insists on free delivery on some catagories and then insist that you have to accept paypal which is same company, you'd think that would be wrong



nah paypal is 3.4% + 20p but they take it off the total the buyer pays (inc postage) as its seperate to the final value fees and stuff so yeah they do make more that way.

Also it should be wrong that they insist on the use of paypal, and this has been the case in some countries (I think Australia was one), but apparently in the UK its ok....

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JustifiedAncient;5567044

nah paypal is 3.4% + 20p but they take it off the total the buyer pays … nah paypal is 3.4% + 20p but they take it off the total the buyer pays (inc postage) as its seperate to the final value fees and stuff so yeah they do make more that way. Also it should be wrong that they insist on the use of paypal, and this has been the case in some countries (I think Australia was one), but apparently in the UK its ok....



arrrr i think paypal works out about 9% for me as i only sell things for a quid

and autiva brought out the e commerce store which is $9.95 a month which aint bad as know insertion fees but it will never get you the traffic that goes through ebay, and now auctiva charging for their listing tools to so for the people that use them thats more profit down the toilet

i know a few people that had business on ebay and have pulled out because of the fees

ebay fees are about the same, if not less, than amazon marketplace and playtrade and yet seems to get all the bad rep. Playtrade take 10% + 50p for all sales and then wants 5% to withdraw your loot

Sell at a boot sale you get stung for a tenner and no sleep and a lost day, sell at an old fashioned auction house and they take a 10% cut. Unfortunately there aint no such thing as a commission less sale, you have to pay someone.

pinkleponkle;5576984

ebay fees are about the same, if not less, than amazon marketplace and … ebay fees are about the same, if not less, than amazon marketplace and playtrade and yet seems to get all the bad rep. Playtrade take 10% + 50p for all sales and then wants 5% to withdraw your lootSell at a boot sale you get stung for a tenner and no sleep and a lost day, sell at an old fashioned auction house and they take a 10% cut. Unfortunately there aint no such thing as a commission less sale, you have to pay someone.



Ever heard of online classifieds or private selling (ahhem Ad Trader) :thumbsup:
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