Free listing on Ebay this weekend
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Free listing on Ebay this weekend

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Found 19th Aug 2010Made hot 20th Aug 2010
I dunno if this is a deal or should be in misc. Free listing on Ebay this weekend.


Only sellers who receive an email from eBay inviting them to participate in this promotion (21-22 August 2010) are eligible. The email invite is non-transferable.
- aztech

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i dunno either but i'll give it some heat

Original Poster

On 21 and 22 August 2010!*

£0.00 insertion fee on Auction format listings with any starting price.

Open to all users (except business sellers).

All Final Value Fees and optional listing upgrade fees still apply.

great I have about 4 things to sell this might save me a fair few quid

Make sure that you have an email from ebay before listing as it is by invite only!!

Anything to stop so many peeps taking advantage.

mamboboy

You can list things for free anyways-



Only if it starts at 99p or less

Original Poster

Just checked T &C; a slight damper, the offer may be invite only!

Terms and Conditions

What is it?

On Sunday 21th and Sunday 22nd August 2010 (local UK time), registered 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.

To take part in this promotion, sellers must be registered as resident in the UK.

Only sellers who receive an email from eBay inviting them to participate in this promotion (21-22 August 2010) are eligible. The email invite is non-transferable.

thegroutch

unless it gets one single bid, and then you have to sell it for 99p

but as the poster said, if its not going anyway just remove the listing

10% FVF + PayPal charges... hardly free listing..
eBay sucks. Shame its the only option...

A13

10% FVF + PayPal charges... hardly free listing..eBay sucks. Shame its … 10% FVF + PayPal charges... hardly free listing..eBay sucks. Shame its the only option...



This issue always raises it's head whenever an eBay free listing post is made.

It would seem that the only way a small business can make any money on eBay is through pure quantity of sales, given the approximate fee of 15% (listing fee, FVF, PayPal fee), eating into profit margins!

As for private sellers it may be convenient, but not as lucrative as it once was.
That's progress for you, or greed!

Yeah as usual this 'free listing' or 'no insertion fee' offers are pretty rubbish, only save you about 30p per listing at the most, as others have mentioned you can usually do it free anyway or most of mine end up at 15p, that isn't the killer, it's the huge 10% cut ebay take + paypal fees that hit you.

they still take over 10% of your selling price

I have just got this email also. I have some stuff to sell.

cold, fees are a rip off

goodfella_87

they still take over 10% of your selling price



The exposure you get for your item though is unsurpassed

Thanks

Added invite only to description. Don't know how to change title. Will be keeping an eye on my inbox.

Another 'non' deal from Ebay....the kings of spin !!!

August is for buyers, not sellers. Just purchased a product for 99p that should have sold for around £15. I've got a few items to sell, but I'll wait until September. Then the suntanned buyers will be back from the beach.

very nice

Thankyou

There is usually an awful lot of c***p listed on free listing weeks. Not a good time for occasional sellers to list if you want to get a decent price for your items.
Edited by: "pet2000" 20th Aug 2010

Banned

Only insertion fee, makes no odds to me, eaqch of my listings only costs me 1p each to list....

BlackAle

cold, fees are a rip off



I think the fees need dropping, as does everyone, but it ain't happening. I sell blu-rays and DVDs on Play.com, but sale levels are never as high as when I sell on ebay.

You basically hand over 15% of your profit to ebay, compared to a real auction house, this is on the high end of the scale, but the exposure of ebay is far far higher. So before you post a negative comment, please enlighten us with an equal alternative to eBay??

fees are high but you can still be better off on there than selling with out fees but with less exposure

eBid

spenspuma

eBid



If me and you logged into eBid, it would double the amount of people using the site.

Drat! I have just listed my sofas on Ebay. I knew I should have waited!!! Thanks for posting OP.

beware there will be approx 14% seller fees to pay at end if you include paypal payment, 10% seller fees without paypal
Edited by: "jamiesmith85" 20th Aug 2010

Grantos1

You basically hand over 15% of your profit to ebay, compared to a real … You basically hand over 15% of your profit to ebay, compared to a real auction house, this is on the high end of the scale, but the exposure of ebay is far far higher. So before you post a negative comment, please enlighten us with an equal alternative to eBay??



15% is very low compared to many auction houses. They typically charge 15%-20% sellers premium, but also a similar buyers premium. So, of the price paid by a buyer, you typically lose 30% or so.

mamboboy

The final value fee is the sting anyways. I sold a monitor there tonight … The final value fee is the sting anyways. I sold a monitor there tonight for £97... In a month they'l take £9.70 of that back from me...disgusting. But unfortunately it's my only real choice really. I tried selling the same monitor here a few weeks back and got offers of £50 delivered lol



So it clearly is a good place to sell. Yes you might pay a larger fee, but you get a much better price. That's like complaining that someone that charges a lot for a job but does a really good job is a rip off, compared to someone that charges less but does a poor quality job.

don't know why this is hot, final fees are a rip off and ebay is a rubbish company to deal with. Very cold from me!

winstonmanc

15% is very low compared to many auction houses. They typically charge … 15% is very low compared to many auction houses. They typically charge 15%-20% sellers premium, but also a similar buyers premium. So, of the price paid by a buyer, you typically lose 30% or so.



But when you go to a proper auction house you get a personal service, you get advice, you store your items in their premises for people to view them, you get a lot more service for your money than you do with eBay - no advice, you have to do your own listing, no storage of the item, no mass viewings of the item in person, no valuation all you really get is exposure on a website which is not worth the charges the impose in my opinion.
However, without a suitable alternative I still use eBay, but first chance to jump ship and use another auction site which has the same number of buyers viewing items then I will.

OMG! oO i just listed a load of things arghhhhhhh!:(

sameena1

OMG! oOi just listed a load of things arghhhhhhh!:(


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i was gonna post on thursday.. being lazy paid off for once

Grantos1

I think the fees need dropping, as does everyone, but it ain't happening. … I think the fees need dropping, as does everyone, but it ain't happening. I sell blu-rays and DVDs on Play.com, but sale levels are never as high as when I sell on ebay.You basically hand over 15% of your profit to ebay, compared to a real auction house, this is on the high end of the scale, but the exposure of ebay is far far higher. So before you post a negative comment, please enlighten us with an equal alternative to eBay??



That's the main issue, there is no equal alternative (Not eBay's problem)! A monopoly is not good for any customer.

I've complained earlier in the thread about charges, but there's no doubt that in terms of convenience, exposure and consumer knowledge, eBay is King, for good or bad!
Edited by: "Rawtec" 20th Aug 2010

That's the main issue, there is no equal alternative (Not eBay's … That's the main issue, there is no equal alternative (Not eBay's problem)! A monopoly is not good for any customer.I've complained earlier in the thread about charges, but there's no doubt that in terms of convenience, exposure and consumer knowledge, eBay is King, for good or bad!



I agree, back in the day I sold on ebay, QXL and Yahoo Auctions, each had their advantages, but as you say, ebay is the only game in town and they make most of their money from business sellers, so does suck at times to be Joe public trying to sell or buy something

is it 22nd and 23rd? just got the email stating those 2 dates.
Edited by: "Slash" 21st Aug 2010

I got an email saying it was 22nd and 23rd ?

is this open to everyone or only ppl who got the e-mail

Been selling on ebay for years, and I've seen prices rise, the place get flooded with tat and the whole community seem to go cold.

Unfortunately, as others have said, where else can I sell stuff and get so much exposure?
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