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Free Listing Weekend on eBay (12th and 13th February 2011)
Free Listing Weekend on eBay (12th and 13th February 2011)

Free Listing Weekend on eBay (12th and 13th February 2011)

On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 February 2011 (local UK time), eBay.co.uk 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.

Full details here: pages.ebay.co.uk/pro…tml

63 Comments

Wait for the big chill in here!
It's a good deal for people wanting to list a whole load of things and ones on BIN but you'll get the cold brigade coming out to moan at the final end fees being sooo high.

Perfect timing for my br0-in-law who wants to sell his mountain bike!

whatsThePoint

I can't think of a worst timing, ebay will have a bigger amount of people … I can't think of a worst timing, ebay will have a bigger amount of people selling things so bidders will have more choice and prices will be lowerSave a penny on starting an auction lose a pound on the selling price



No buy it now option? Need to sell an Official Sony PS3 Remote, but won't dare auction it, as I know it can sell for a decent price.

Just what I needed, thanks

Up the anti with postage is what a lot of people do now to cover fees on ebay

I am not too sure how ebay selling works but people get so excited about saving 10p per listed item? Amazing.
I have a friend who gets quite wet when she saves 5p a litre on petrol but then goes and wastes plenty of money in a casino. Go figure!

Thanks for this!! voted hot!!

Just use this community to sell, No fee's.

How about FREE FINAL VALUE FEE?

not completely free (still final value fee)

Woop! A free 10p!

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Hot from me - I was hoping this would come up so I can try to shift a few things before moving house within 2 weeks. End fees are too high but it's still the most popular site to list on so you have a better chance of selling & getting the most for your items. Thanks OP - Ebay don't seem to want to let me know about these days anymore!

Why do these ever get hot?
Each seller gets 100 free listings every month anyways. Plus, even if is not free you have to pay 9p for each listing only.

sorry to sound like a broken record, but listing fees are irrelevant compared to final value fees plus paypal charges, these combined can be as much as 10% - YES ONE TENTH - of the sale!!

fotocopy

Why do these ever get hot?Each seller gets 100 free listings every month … Why do these ever get hot?Each seller gets 100 free listings every month anyways. Plus, even if is not free you have to pay 9p for each listing only.



Only for listings of 99p or less, and that's fine if it's an item which you know will attract several bidders, but if it is a less popular item you could easily end up selling something for 99p which the seller would have been prepared to pay £10 for.

time to sell the 3d player

Darroch

Up the anti with postage is what a lot of people do now to cover fees on … Up the anti with postage is what a lot of people do now to cover fees on ebay



yep, and then get neutral/negative feedback for excessive postage and marked down on your DSR's...

Ebay is a waste of time for the small volume casual seller these days, fees are too high, they expect you to comply with ridiculous rules and you are virtually tied to using expensive paypal too. It's just an on-line sunday market now full of bulk sellers of cheap imported tat.

Edited by: "retrogeezer" 11th Feb 2011

hot. JIT. +1

Retrogeezer - well said. applaud.

Cant see this on the announcements page??....and I didn't get any emails, might not be for all sellers, has anyone had an email notification about this?

Mohd

I am not too sure how ebay selling works but people get so excited about … I am not too sure how ebay selling works but people get so excited about saving 10p per listed item? Amazing.I have a friend who gets quite wet when she saves 5p a litre on petrol but then goes and wastes plenty of money in a casino. Go figure!



"Go figure"?!

Who let in the Americans?

Betty23

Cant see this on the announcements page??....and I didn't get any emails, … Cant see this on the announcements page??....and I didn't get any emails, might not be for all sellers, has anyone had an email notification about this?



Yes i have an email,it syas the usual NO BIN's it isn't free for business or Powersellers and you can't use any auction tools such as Turbolister and you can't list more than a 100 items,well you can but you will charged for them at a later date.

I don't know why people always complain on these threads,if you have high priced items to sell,you can start them at the price you want for them without losing out on listing fees,so in my book it's win win.

Gumtree, nuff said.

Shouldn't be a deal, it's a freebie!

Darroch

Up the anti with postage is what a lot of people do now to cover fees on … Up the anti with postage is what a lot of people do now to cover fees on ebay



Not really.. I sent a DVD box set that cost about £5 to send recorded, Ebay set the P&P on DVD's at a maximum of £1. I sent a pair of Timberland boots, those cost me almost £9 by special delivery (shouldve used another courier perhaps), Ebay sets the fees on shoes at £6. Sent a coat, that cost well over the £4 maximum p&p on clothes too.. Now theres no choice but to add it in the start price, which is when these free listing weekends come in handy (I refuse to start listings at 99p now, Id rather send it to the charity shop than mess about for 99p!).
But basically the people who well overcharged in the beginning have now ruined it for everyone else.

Thanks OP, Ive been on the lookout for a free listing weekend, Ive got a few bits to sell that probably wouldn't sell here. I hate Ebay (with a passion), but desperate times and all that!

Unbelieveable some people complain about fees why dont they just get a business loan from bank and
open up a store and hire employees to sell items on ebay rather than pay a £5 or £10 in fees I think its unacceptable to pay that amount to ebay/paypal.

retrogeezer

yep, and then get neutral/negative feedback for excessive postage and … yep, and then get neutral/negative feedback for excessive postage and marked down on your DSR's...Ebay is a waste of time for the small volume casual seller these days, fees are too high, they expect you to comply with ridiculous rules and you are virtually tied to using expensive paypal too. It's just an on-line sunday market now full bulk sellers of cheap imported tat.



Plus the "eBay Outlets" that have appeared, so that the casual seller now has to compete with the likes of Zavvi and Argos for bids.

Naruto

Thanks for this!! voted hot!!



how did you get that name when you only joined 6 months ago?!!? im suprised its not been taken yet!

also, ive never sold anything obnebay before, does anyone know in total what i would get charged if i sold something for £20?

Adnan786




I can think of putting something else in between rather then an advert

Laubi02

how did you get that name when you only joined 6 months ago?!!? im … how did you get that name when you only joined 6 months ago?!!? im suprised its not been taken yet!also, ive never sold anything obnebay before, does anyone know in total what i would get charged if i sold something for £20?



about £2-£4 depending on the item and paypal costs plus a buyer who will probably screw you and then leave negative just for the hell of it and you will not be able to reply.

Can I suggest that you actually go onto the site and find out - it will answer all your questions - then come back here and we will provide all the cynical answers you want

Laubi02

how did you get that name when you only joined 6 months ago?!!? im … how did you get that name when you only joined 6 months ago?!!? im suprised its not been taken yet!also, ive never sold anything obnebay before, does anyone know in total what i would get charged if i sold something for £20?




With no listing fees:
£ 2.88 for auction starting at 99p and ending at £20.
£3.26 buy it now.
ebay fee clac ecal.altervista.org/en/…uk/

voted cold, its just not worth selling certain things on ebay (clothes for example) and this 'deal' doesnt apply to turbo lister.
Edited by: "spaceinvader" 11th Feb 2011

The free listing isnt a lot of money tbh...they sting you with the final value fees (as others have pointed out)....but then again, it does attract higher selling prices in the end....I sold a very old mp3 player for £100 recently, theres no way in hell I would have got that thru this or gumtree etc. So, even with the fees, its worth it a lot of the time.

COLD, not bothering to read other comments BUT it is the FVF fee's and Paypal fee's that screw you. Before voting understand the eBay system. Would you all go voting a TV, bike hot if 10p reduction?

Cheers for the heads up. Not much saved, but still something, and thats what this site is all about. Cheers OP.

should be a freebie

Cheers op, got tonnes of stuff to get rid of this weekend :P

spaceinvader

With no listing fees:£ 2.88 for auction starting at 99p and ending at … With no listing fees:£ 2.88 for auction starting at 99p and ending at £20.£3.26 buy it now.ebay fee clac http://ecal.altervista.org/en/fee_calculator/ebay.co.uk/voted cold, its just not worth selling certain things on ebay (clothes for example) and this 'deal' doesnt apply to turbo lister.



oh my god!!!! whats the point in selling!?!?!?! hahaha

jesus, i just thought it'll be like £2/£3 or like 2% of your sale price. dont think i'll be selling on there then

bargainhunter666

COLD, not bothering to read other comments BUT it is the FVF fee's and … COLD, not bothering to read other comments BUT it is the FVF fee's and Paypal fee's that screw you. Before voting understand the eBay system. Would you all go voting a TV, bike hot if 10p reduction?



You're saving a pound a time for higher value items,i only sell them on free listing days,so it all adds up if you're gonna list a few items like i am.

Banned

Hot!

yeah , cold. ebay are the devil and paypal is saddam. they can rot in hell.
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