Ebid (Ebay alternative) SELLER+ upgrade currently £49.99
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Ebid (Ebay alternative) SELLER+ upgrade currently £49.99

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Found 3rd Feb 2014
If like me you are completely fed up with Ebay's fees and customer service, then this seems to be a great deal.

For a one-off payment of £49.99 (instead of the usual £99.99) you get zero listing fees and zero final value fees for life. According to the website you need to upgrade within 24 hours of signup - so I guess you can't get the deal if you are already a signed up member, but £99.99 still doesn't seem a bad deal assuming you intend to sell enough to warrant it.

By signing up to SELLER+ you also get a free T-Shirt, 5 Free Photo's on your listings, 5 Free Ebid Stores, Uploads to Google Shopping, and the ability to import from Ebay.

Ebid is also a lot cheaper than Ebay even if you decide not to sign-up to SELLER+. For example, Ebid does not charge listing fees and only charges a 3.00% final value fee (I think it is about 10% on Ebay, but please correct me if I am wrong)

Ebid also offers alternative payment methods to Paypal, such as Google Checkout, PPPay and Skrill. I don't know how good these services are as I have never used them, but hopefully they are cheaper than Paypal (who Ebay also own).

330 Comments

This seems a great deal, it may force EBay to cut their fees. Will have to study the site more but heat from me.

Would love some good competition to eBay but they just don't have the volume of buyers so the sale price you get will probably be lower and negate the saving in fees.

Since ebay starting taking 10 percent of postage fee's ive done with it.

good deal Ebay have just gone too far and just got too greedy if everyone stopped using them they would have to drop their fees shame ebid does not have enough users to take on ebay

Had a wee look in some of the categories I would like to list in...lots of items but absolutely no bidding going on. Had anyone had any success on this website before?

eBay needs more competition, since they started charging a percentage for postage which seems unfair, as it costs sellers to take the time and packaging costs to send their items. Especially for the individual private sellers. Sadly eBid do not have the mass traffic like eBay to help sellers sell their goods.

It'll never compete with EBay whatever the fees, EBay is still the best way to maximise sales reach

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this site (ebid) has been around for years, it will never get the customer base ebay does, nor do the few other handfuls of other biding sites

the only way anything would change with ebay is if your could get every seller globally to pull all they listing for a few months, witch wont happen
Edited by: "chrisking66" 3rd Feb 2014

Ebay needs competition, I urge people to hold on selling until they re-think fess.

Banned

We were once a member of this, it was a total waste of time and money for my product catergory, we did sell a single thing in over a year!! It may work with other sellers but for me its a no go, put more money and time in to ebay, become a top rated seller and your fees will dramatically reduce.

I can't live without ebay as a seller, and there's currently no viable alternative and the ebay/paypal cartel barstewards know this and continue to turn the screw BUT I'll heat this in the hope this cranks up the volume and pressure and support an alternative - who knows in time - and I'll be the first to jump ship

Wouldn't put £50 into a dead end auction site personally

Use Gumtree.. It's free

This offers smacks of desperation.

eBay isn't about selling off your old stuff you no longer want.
It's about big business and if eBay could, they wouldn't even bother having private sellers at all.

It's all about risk management, and mass appeal, something they can only get by getting rid of risk (by ripping you off for 10% to cover the risk) so that they can offer the money back rubbish.

eBay are **** disgusting and if you ever have a problem, like a mistaken linked account and marked for not paying fees etc...good luck you'll need it...along with about £50 in calls to their local call number...

...We've all been there

I bought 30 items from one seller on ebid the other day, was well chuffed as I got a great deal. Very much recommend this site!

Ebay suck

Started from near its launch

They treat sellers like s.. m

I came close to suing ebay for being a second party to a theft of a 1200 computer

I had a 2000 100% account and a buyer with 50 rating bought my computer. They said it hadnt arrived but despite me having evidence to prove it had been delivered they refunded the crook. They closed my account. Despite this the crook got 5 negs from 5 sales in under a week. They still wouldnt refund me. What a joke.

Lucky for ebay royal mail refunded me after i went their chairwoman. Ebay s.. m kept the fees too. After over 10 years usuing ebay i boycotted then fir 2 years till thdy apologised and begged me to come back

Still hate them

Yeah I think this site has been posted before, I sell a lot on eBay, and they are totally useless and charge exorbitant fees, after PayPal they take 14% of what the seller makes and probably more if you include the postage commission. I still don't know why anyone else has entered this market?

If Ebid had more sellers then maybe...

What gets me also is that eBay can cross reference things with paypal for "fraud investigation purposes". They can hold your money as long as they basically like if a fraud trigger occurs (a trigger that they define - not a recognized one) I had an old unused ebay account username set in my PayPal account, when I went to change it - then triggered some nonsense back on my ebay account - which then triggered something back on the PayPal account...had to send scans of bank card, passport and proof of address just so I could even use my PayPal account which had MY MONEY in it...
Ahhh...I'll be quiet....going over old things like this is never a good idea!!!
effing **** bags! Would like to castrate the CEO of eBay/PayPal...
You know what's worse is that PayPal is a registered banking institution in the EU so it allegedly has to atone to certain standards, the crap I've just described isn't something even the lowest of the low banks does.

Sleazy, slimey, filthy scummy money grabbing pigs.
Edited by: "robo989" 3rd Feb 2014

Ebay make the art of sekling online far too complex.

Amazon are simpldr but unfortunately theyve upped their prices too. Eg a 14.99 item with 4.59 postage cost almost 5.00 to sell on amazon

Ebay also arebt cheap as their fees are crazy. One tip though become a business seller and be shocked at the difference in fees which is staggering.

Eg an xbox one day one edition ar launch selling at 600 would cost a personal seller 60.30 and a business seller 10.30

There's a big market gap for a good, honest business to compete with eBay. So far, nobody's had the capital to be able to make a product to realistically compete, but hopefully this will take off.

Do the right thing and boycott eBay, they've gone way too far.

Been a member here for a few years and list around 100 books every month. I have never sold a single one in all that time. Saying that, I only manage around 10 a year with ebay (compared to 60+ a year with Amazon). Great rates but not enough users. I miss the days of free yahoo auctions where I sold around 30 books a month. Now, with ebays commission on the item plus postage and then their sister Company paypal forcing all sellers to accept them it is far more difficult to sell as you have to factor those fees into the starting or fixed price. Amazon though are worse as they take 17% (I think) plus fees on the postage charged and then fees for listing when sold (90p) and then VAT on the top.

I still have listings running on ebid so always worth a try - you may be more lucky with your items.

Brill site ebid is but it reAlly needs more members , i became a full members about 2 years ago but havent really sold anything yet but only tried twice

Have been on eBay for ages and they've been getting worse and worse for sellers. Absolutely sht now with no protection at all.

Anything thats popular and easy to shift, I'll just use Gumtree. You know exactly how much you'll get and don't have to worry about idiot buyers and crappy things like feedback. I only use eBay as a last resort now which is not very often.

Use Gumtree everyone!!!!

EBay's profit is 20%..so their listing fees seem justified

benjai

Have been on eBay for ages and they've been getting worse and worse for … Have been on eBay for ages and they've been getting worse and worse for sellers. Absolutely sht now with no protection at all.Anything thats popular and easy to shift, I'll just use Gumtree. You know exactly how much you'll get and don't have to worry about idiot buyers and crappy things like feedback. I only use eBay as a last resort now which is not very often.Use Gumtree everyone!!!!



If you were not aware - eBay owns Gumtree so there is no getting away from them!!

I run a business on ebay and all honesty hate the place! Rip off merchants that run it more like nazi germany but sadly this "ebid" or any other competition is rubbish and a waste of time. Hopefully one day that will change and I will be the first to join up but until that time....

I joined ebid many years ago and have hoped that it would take off so that there was at least one site to rival ebay. Unfortunately ebid is as dead as a dodo and I don't think it ever will improve.

There was talk some time ago about google starting a site to rival ebay....if only!!!

I don't understand how or why eBay own gumtree. Unless they expect users to trade more there and start charging at some point in future.
Where's Tesco when you need them?

steve123uk

If you were not aware - eBay owns Gumtree so there is no getting away … If you were not aware - eBay owns Gumtree so there is no getting away from them!!



True, but as a seller, they don't make money from you unless you start using all the other seller options.

It's also much easier and quicker to list things on Gumtree.

pluves1

I don't understand how or why eBay own gumtree. Unless they expect users … I don't understand how or why eBay own gumtree. Unless they expect users to trade more there and start charging at some point in future.Where's Tesco when you need them?



Tesco would probably sell your stuff for a penny X)

Tesco, Argos, and the other retailers should join up to do a highstreet bid shop where they can flog their end of season, clearance items and have a bit for customers to list their unwanted gifts etc

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Evil is great if you need to get rid of you old jazz mags and copies of bendover on vhs

freebiehunter

It'll never compete with EBay whatever the fees, EBay is still the best … It'll never compete with EBay whatever the fees, EBay is still the best way to maximise sales reach



Never say never ! Look at United HAHAHAHAHAHA

It needs a big company like Virgin or Google to start a new auction site and advertise it on the TV to get to all the sellers and buyers....

Surely Ebay must be forced to sell Gumtree under competition laws ??

This is the marketplace equivalent of Betfair and Betdaq. eBid just has no traffic...

I would do anything but fleabay....

benjai

Have been on eBay for ages and they've been getting worse and worse for … Have been on eBay for ages and they've been getting worse and worse for sellers. Absolutely sht now with no protection at all.Anything thats popular and easy to shift, I'll just use Gumtree. You know exactly how much you'll get and don't have to worry about idiot buyers and crappy things like feedback. I only use eBay as a last resort now which is not very often.Use Gumtree everyone!!!!



Which is owned by ebay, dont get too comfortable paying nothing to list, its started...slowly, but its started £1.53 to 'bump' your item ( dont get any ideas admin!) If ebay own it, they want money out of it, granted advertising is generating a nice income no doubt but as we all know they're greedy and won't be happy with that.
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