free listing on ebay this weekend (only on < 99p listings)
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free listing on ebay this weekend (only on < 99p listings)

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Found 14th Oct 2008
When is it?
Saturday 18th October 2008 00:00:01 BST until Sunday 19th October 2008 23:59:59 BST (promotional period).

What is it?
From Saturday the 18th to Sunday the 19th of October 2008 (local UK time), Private Sellers who list Auction item(s) with a starting price of between £0.01 and £0.99 (inclusive) in an eligible category on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an Insertion Fee per listing.

58 Comments

nice n Hot

I'm getting fed up with Ebay/Paypal and their fees, can't deny it's a hot deal though . . .

I can't list or bid as my account has been suspended for selling Pandora's batteries. The "customer service" team are woeful.

I'm voting cold because:
[LIST=1]
they [*]it is only for items between 1p and 99p - not good if you are nervous about how much your item is worth
[*]you will still be hit by after-sales fees
[*]ebay are a monopoly
[/LIST]
I know the last one isn't really related to the deal as such, but :oops:

only saving 10p as you have to start auction below 99p. yes a saving but not as good deal as they have done before.

seymorebargains;3191785

only saving 10p as you have to start auction below 99p. yes a saving but … only saving 10p as you have to start auction below 99p. yes a saving but not as good deal as they have done before.



God that is rubbish then! Maybe eBay are feeling the credit crunch ... NOT!

What a load of **** listings under £1 only cost 10p should change the title to save 10p on ebay cold sorry.

waterloo;3191853

What a load of **** listings under £1 only cost 10p should change the … What a load of **** listings under £1 only cost 10p should change the title to save 10p on ebay cold sorry.



lol i agree-i wont be waiting til saturday for a bargain:roll:

mminghella;3191763

I can't list or bid as my account has been suspended for selling … I can't list or bid as my account has been suspended for selling Pandora's batteries. The "customer service" team are woeful.I'm voting cold because:[LIST=1]they [*]it is only for items between 1p and 99p - not good if you are nervous about how much your item is worth[*]you will still be hit by after-sales fees[*]ebay are a monopoly[/LIST]I know the last one isn't really related to the deal as such, but :oops:



what are pandoras batteries?

thanks, better overcharge for p&p!!

voted hot

Well I've got all this David Beckham stuff to sell..... ;-)

louloo;3191874

what are pandoras batteries?



Ladies toys..... ;-)



No, really, they are batteries for a PSP that let you backup your games to the memory card. You can use them to run copies of games too!

I agree not much of a saving.... I have been selling on Tazbar as it is FREE to list and they only take 3% once sold....... Any other sites would be great if anyone knows any?

nothing special by ebays standards, they have done free listing for all in the past, its not as if they cant afford to do that again with all the money they make off final value fees.

Original Poster

its free

What sticks in my gullet is since they bought up PayPal, Ebay's insistance that to sell anything you have to have a PP account. That is a nonsense. They will miss out on fees from me selling in future as I refuse to reactivate my old PP account eversince PP allowed my high street bank account to be debited by 363quid because someone hacked into my account! That is unacceptable. They suspended my account for 6 months while they investigated and eventually I got the money back. U have a PP account at great risk while PP can suck up funds from your high street bank account and VISA overdraft facility right up to the MAX. No thanks

EBAY SUCKS! Anyone know of a good alterative to ebay?

Cheers

Original Poster

the alternatives suck for different reasons

COLD. Saving a whole 10p!

Original Poster

10p per listing

Original Poster

and a saving is a saving

Thank you - I was going to list today - now I will wait!

gunit;3192258

10p per listing



gunit;3192267

and a saving is a saving



Not when they have just put their prices up it's not, and on top of paypal fees.

I have to sell a computer, that i build at £118, for £130, to even break even on ebay!

What difference is 10p going to make!

t4v;3191917

Well I've got all this David Beckham stuff to sell..... ;-)


lol...

jezjones;3192303

Thank you - I was going to list today - now I will wait!


just keep in mind that there will be more listings on the free listing day thus diluting any gains that you might get by saving 10p

Thanks for the heads up. I need to get rid of some games so I'll be doing that this weekend.

alchemistkevin;3192383

just keep in mind that there will be more listings on the free listing … just keep in mind that there will be more listings on the free listing day thus diluting any gains that you might get by saving 10p



yeah and with the new lame search it'll be even harder to find amongst a sea of ****!

I've said this before but it's worth repeating...
Lots of people list items on free listing days, so if you're selling something that is widely available you may get a lower price for it following a free listing day because of the additional competition, it's worth weighing this up against the saving you make on the listing fee.

forevermum;3191953

I agree not much of a saving.... I have been selling on Tazbar as it is … I agree not much of a saving.... I have been selling on Tazbar as it is FREE to list and they only take 3% once sold....... Any other sites would be great if anyone knows any?




Ebid is by far the biggest alternative

forevermum;3191953

I agree not much of a saving.... I have been selling on Tazbar as it is … I agree not much of a saving.... I have been selling on Tazbar as it is FREE to list and they only take 3% once sold....... Any other sites would be great if anyone knows any?


The best was Yahoo! Auctions, but somone bought & closed it...

Try ebid.co.uk - not brilliant, but free (not certain it still is).

aliaspeter;3192131

EBAY SUCKS! Anyone know of a good alterative to ebay?Cheers



HOTUKDEALS

Its free !!! :prop:

t4v;3191917

Well I've got all this David Beckham stuff to sell..... ;-)



eBay take this very seriously ... apparently. lol

thanks for the info, hot!

t4v;3191917

Well I've got all this David Beckham stuff to sell..... ;-)



:giggle::giggle:

Voted hot, any opportunity to offload some of my quality tat a little bit cheaper is a plus for me :thumbsup:

mminghella;3191763

I can't list or bid as my account has been suspended for selling … I can't list or bid as my account has been suspended for selling Pandora's batteries. The "customer service" team are woeful.I'm voting cold because:[LIST=1]they [*]it is only for items between 1p and 99p - not good if you are nervous about how much your item is worth[*]you will still be hit by after-sales fees[*]ebay are a monopoly[/LIST]I know the last one isn't really related to the deal as such, but :oops:



WHS

Cold for me, ebay is still very expensive to use compared to other auction sites (although ebay has the monopoly of auction sites :/)

ebaY make most of there monies on final value fee and paypal fees, they seem to make money on everything, might aswell give them a licence to print the stuff..

edi;3192692

HOTUKDEALSIts free !!! :prop:



Yes but is it as safe as ebaY?

ukmonkey;3193332

ebaY make most of there monies on final value fee and paypal fees, they … ebaY make most of there monies on final value fee and paypal fees, they seem to make money on everything, might aswell give them a licence to print the stuff..



...and then keep your money on HOLD for 3 weeks!:x

Ebay are a rip off!

Plus..........

***Trust & Safety at eBay: Changes to Postage & Packaging policies***


From 27th January 2009, we’ll be making changes to our Postage and Packaging (P&P) policies on eBay.co.uk. The new requirements include:


The introduction of maximum costs for domestic P&P in the following categories:
Books, Comics and Magazines
DVD, TV and Film
Music
Videogames
Mobile and Home Phones
[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="2"][SIZE="1"]All DVD listings are to offer Free P&P for domestic deliveries[/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE]

How the hell can they make you offer free postage!!! If you sold a dvd for 99p you would end up losing money :x
Ebay are becoming a disgrace!! :x

Original Poster

ebay has no viable competition so there is no point complaining
the alternatives will either make you less money for your items or involve more time and/or effort
if you feel they charge excessive amounts
dont use them
they are a business so the bottom line for them is profit
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