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Free Listing Weekend on eBay! 5th & 6th December
Free Listing Weekend on eBay! 5th & 6th December

Free Listing Weekend on eBay! 5th & 6th December

Get rid of all your stuff and make room for new toys and gadgets this christmas by selling your old junk on eBay!

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Original Poster

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free to list 0-99p anyway. they then proceed to sting you with 10% final value fees then when you get paid paypal take further money off you! If you list cds or dvds you have to pay postage! not the buyer!
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Yeah, I've got to say, it's very difficult for sellers on ebay now.

Postage prices go up and they expect you to offer free postage on items where there are many for sale, diluting the final price - Dvds for example.

They could have removed the final value fee for listings made this weekend instead.

pidgeofcdf;7090589

free to list 0-99p anyway. they then proceed to sting you with 10% final … free to list 0-99p anyway. they then proceed to sting you with 10% final value fees then when you get paid paypal take further money off you! If you list cds or dvds you have to pay postage! not the buyer! cold



Each to their own but i couldn't sell stuff anywhere else than Ebay,even after fees one can still make a profit:thumbsup:

Thanks for this OP:)

where does it say this kiwi - cant find anything on the site

great for us if it is - not meaning 99p stuff

why list something thats worth £10 for example for .99p just to save 25p? cant see the point myself

always list items wit lowest price that i want - anything else is a bonus

deb8z;7090665

Each to their own but i couldn't sell stuff anywhere else than Ebay,even … Each to their own but i couldn't sell stuff anywhere else than Ebay,even after fees one can still make a profit:thumbsup:Thanks for this OP:)



totally agree with you debz:thumbsup: dont know why sellers knock ebay :oops:

holly100;7090677

where does it say this kiwi - cant find anything on the sitegreat for us … where does it say this kiwi - cant find anything on the sitegreat for us if it is - not meaning 99p stuffwhy list something thats worth £10 for example for .99p just to save 25p? cant see the point myselfalways list items wit lowest price that i want - anything else is a bonus



I can't find any info either,what are the terms ?

Original Poster

got an email from eBay

kiwinator;7090706

got an email from eBay



Could you copy and paste the terms please:thumbsup:

deb8z;7090718

Could you copy and paste the terms please:thumbsup:



ohh yes

any chance of you taking my parcels down to post office - its raining and i dont want to get wet:-D

holly100;7090767

ohh yes any chance of you taking my parcels down to post office - its … ohh yes any chance of you taking my parcels down to post office - its raining and i dont want to get wet:-D



lol !!!!!!!!

I wanna see if it applies to anything other than a 99p listing otherwise it isn't worth it:-D

pidgeofcdf;7090589

free to list 0-99p anyway. they then proceed to sting you with 10% final … free to list 0-99p anyway. they then proceed to sting you with 10% final value fees then when you get paid paypal take further money off you! If you list cds or dvds you have to pay postage! not the buyer! cold

Here we go again Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

deb8z;7090665

Each to their own but i couldn't sell stuff anywhere else than Ebay,even … Each to their own but i couldn't sell stuff anywhere else than Ebay,even after fees one can still make a profit:thumbsup:Thanks for this OP:)


Correct :thumbsup: where else would we sell our stuff if it wasn't for ebay some people just love to hate ebay just like ryanair.

deb8z;7090783

lol !!!!!!!!I wanna see if it applies to anything other than a 99p … lol !!!!!!!!I wanna see if it applies to anything other than a 99p listing otherwise it isn't worth it:-D



yes - same here - hope it is

i'll hang on to list - saves a few bob :thumbsup:

repped ya kiwi - still up for going post office for us:-D

Terms and Conditions
What is it?
From Saturday the 5th December to Sunday the 6th December 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.

Please refer to "What's Excluded?" for more details.

When is it?
Saturday 5th December 2009 from 00:00:01 until Sunday the 6th December 2009 23:59:59 local UK time (promotional period).

What's included?

Only items listed on eBay.co.uk using the Auction-style or Auction with Buy It Now option formats are included.
Any item previously scheduled to go live during the promotional period will qualify for the promotion.
If sellers re-list an item during the promotional period that had previously closed without a successful sale, the re-listed item will qualify for the promotion.
If the re-listed item sells and is eligible under the eBay re-list policy, eBay will not refund the Insertion Fee, as the seller would have paid no insertion (the promotional Insertion Fee price of 0 pence) for re-listing the item.
Items listed in the ”Parts & Accessories” sub-category of the Cars, Parts & Vehicles Category are included.

What's Excluded?

Business Sellers are not eligible to participate in this promotion.
PowerSellers are not eligible to participate in this promotion.
Apart from the "Parts & Accessories" sub category as detailed in the "What's Included?" section above, all other items listed in any "Motors" categories are excluded from the promotion.
Items listed in the "Residential Property" sub-category of the "Home & Garden" category.
Items listed in the "Mobile Phones with Contract" sub-category of the "Mobile & Home Phones" category.
Identical listings that do not comply with our Duplicate Listings policy. See the full details about our Duplicate Listings policy.
Buy It Now (Fixed Price) format listings.
Any item listed during the promotional period but scheduled to start after the promotional period will NOT qualify for the promotion.
Any items listed which do not comply with eBay’s Listing Policies or Prohibited and Restricted Items Policies.
Items which are listed using the Auction-style format with a Reserve Price will be excluded from this promotion.
Only the basic eBay Insertion Fee will be reduced to 0 pence (£0.00). All other eBay selling fees will still apply, including but not limited to Final Value Fees and all Listing Upgrade Fees such as "Gallery Plus", "Subtitle", "Bold" or "Highlight". See the full details about eBay fees.
Members listing using the Auction-with-Buy It Now format will still be charged the Listing Upgrade Fee for Buy It Now.

Further information

If the item is listed in 2 categories, the Insertion Fee will be 0 pence (£0.00) times 2 i.e. 0 pence (£0.00).
If the item qualifies for the promotion, the "Sell Your Item" form will indicate to the seller that they have been charged the Insertion Fee of 0 pence (£0.00).

General terms

eBay reserves the right to suspend, change or cancel the promotion at any time, in the event of circumstances arising which, in eBay's opinion, make it necessary for it to do so. eBay reserves the right to add additional terms and conditions for certain parts of this promotion.
The decision of eBay regarding any aspect of this promotion is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

i cant see anywhere where it says 0-99p in my email or terms, so guess its everything!

it will be everything i was just sayin its free to list 0-99p in most categories 24/7 neway

holly100;7090694

totally agree with you debz:thumbsup: dont know why sellers knock ebay … totally agree with you debz:thumbsup: dont know why sellers knock ebay :oops:



Could it be that we get shafted by nearly 10% and thats before taking in to account Paypal fees?

Or maybe its that sellers dont have a lot of protection aginst buyers who make false calims about not recieving goods?

Or is it that sellers arnt allowed to leave negative/nuetral feedback for obnoxious unreasonable idiots who mess them about/dont pay for transactions etc.

Could it be sellers still get shafted for thir listing fees when buyers mess them about and dont complete a transaction?

Ok there is no where else to sell stuff so we are stuck with it so have to use them. Ebay use to be a far more 'Fair' place to use but not so much now.

If i see any Ebay deal that's NOT a free FVF day then it's an auto-cold from me

too much protection for scammers buying/selling to sell/buy anything worth a lot/while now

It makes me wonder where all the ebay haters used to sell all there stuff ? One guess nowhere so why knock it when its going to get you some cash for your old stuff that would otherwise sit in a cupboard or be binned so we have to pay fees sorry thats life !!!

I use it but still knock because it just feels like they KNOW that we have no proper alternative, and they're taking advantage by taking ridiculous cuts out of the final price, forcing you to pay for postage in some categories and having to use Paypal has become an unwritten law of eBay too (for anyone that wants a decent chance of getting a fair amount for their item).
Also too much buyer protection leaves sellers pretty vulnerable to being scammed out of their items.

I use eBay, but I don't like it. If there was a "real" alternative I would much rather use that.

armoured-smiler;7090980

too much protection for scammers buying/selling to sell/buy anything … too much protection for scammers buying/selling to sell/buy anything worth a lot/while now



What/are/you/talking/about? :?

midiman;7090916

Could it be that we get shafted by nearly 10% and thats before taking in … Could it be that we get shafted by nearly 10% and thats before taking in to account Paypal fees?Or maybe its that sellers dont have a lot of protection aginst buyers who make false calims about not recieving goods?Or is it that sellers arnt allowed to leave negative/nuetral feedback for obnoxious unreasonable idiots who mess them about/dont pay for transactions etc.Could it be sellers still get shafted for thir listing fees when buyers mess them about and dont complete a transaction?Ok there is no where else to sell stuff so we are stuck with it so have to use them. Ebay use to be a far more 'Fair' place to use but not so much now.



Well said! I use to sell on ebay when there was still a "community spirit". Today it's hard business only.

Did you notice that item often sell for more on ebay than on other online discount shops? That's because ppl think ebay is cheap, but it's not most of the time.

Example: RAC 200 Satnav refurb from amazon for £29.99 (was on HotUK) is now selling on ebay for £40+ plus postage. I could give you plenty more examples.

The real bargains are here on HotUK not on ebay

pet2000;7091453

Well said! I use to sell on ebay when there was still a "community … Well said! I use to sell on ebay when there was still a "community spirit". Today it's hard business only.Did you notice that item often sell for more on ebay than on other online discount shops? That's because ppl think ebay is cheap, but it's not most of the time.Example: RAC 200 Satnav refurb from amazon for £29.99 (was on HotUK) is now selling on ebay for £40+ plus postage. I could give you plenty more examples.The real bargains are here on HotUK not on ebay

So it makes sense to sell on ebay as we get more than its worth and can pay for the fees out of it :?

waterloo;7091619

So it makes sense to sell on ebay as we get more than its worth and can … So it makes sense to sell on ebay as we get more than its worth and can pay for the fees out of it :?



LOL !!!!!!

lprangle21;7090810

Terms and ConditionsWhat is it?From Saturday the 5th December to Sunday … Terms and ConditionsWhat is it?From Saturday the 5th December to Sunday the 6th December 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. Please refer to "What's Excluded?" for more details.When is it?Saturday 5th December 2009 from 00:00:01 until Sunday the 6th December 2009 23:59:59 local UK time (promotional period).What's included?Only items listed on eBay.co.uk using the Auction-style or Auction with Buy It Now option formats are included. Any item previously scheduled to go live during the promotional period will qualify for the promotion. If sellers re-list an item during the promotional period that had previously closed without a successful sale, the re-listed item will qualify for the promotion. If the re-listed item sells and is eligible under the eBay re-list policy, eBay will not refund the Insertion Fee, as the seller would have paid no insertion (the promotional Insertion Fee price of 0 pence) for re-listing the item. Items listed in the ”Parts & Accessories” sub-category of the Cars, Parts & Vehicles Category are included. What's Excluded?Business Sellers are not eligible to participate in this promotion. PowerSellers are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Apart from the "Parts & Accessories" sub category as detailed in the "What's Included?" section above, all other items listed in any "Motors" categories are excluded from the promotion. Items listed in the "Residential Property" sub-category of the "Home & Garden" category. Items listed in the "Mobile Phones with Contract" sub-category of the "Mobile & Home Phones" category. Identical listings that do not comply with our Duplicate Listings policy. See the full details about our Duplicate Listings policy. Buy It Now (Fixed Price) format listings. Any item listed during the promotional period but scheduled to start after the promotional period will NOT qualify for the promotion. Any items listed which do not comply with eBay’s Listing Policies or Prohibited and Restricted Items Policies. Items which are listed using the Auction-style format with a Reserve Price will be excluded from this promotion. Only the basic eBay Insertion Fee will be reduced to 0 pence (£0.00). All other eBay selling fees will still apply, including but not limited to Final Value Fees and all Listing Upgrade Fees such as "Gallery Plus", "Subtitle", "Bold" or "Highlight". See the full details about eBay fees. Members listing using the Auction-with-Buy It Now format will still be charged the Listing Upgrade Fee for Buy It Now. Further informationIf the item is listed in 2 categories, the Insertion Fee will be 0 pence (£0.00) times 2 i.e. 0 pence (£0.00). If the item qualifies for the promotion, the "Sell Your Item" form will indicate to the seller that they have been charged the Insertion Fee of 0 pence (£0.00). General termseBay reserves the right to suspend, change or cancel the promotion at any time, in the event of circumstances arising which, in eBay's opinion, make it necessary for it to do so. eBay reserves the right to add additional terms and conditions for certain parts of this promotion. The decision of eBay regarding any aspect of this promotion is final and no correspondence will be entered into.



Thanks very much i haven't had an email from Ebay yet:thumbsup:

midiman;7090916

...Could it be sellers still get shafted for thir listing fees when … ...Could it be sellers still get shafted for thir listing fees when buyers mess them about and dont complete a transaction?...



You only get the final valuation fee back then I take it?

I think ebay is great for some bargains, but when selling i think the fees are frightening, example: Just sold 7 items all for under £35 and then recieved fees for £39.00?? thats excluding paypal... But what can we do.... like a previous member has just stated we can still make profit with the right stuff.....

DubDriver;7097470

You only get the final valuation fee back then I take it?



Yes you only get the FVF back, the Listing fee goes in Ebay's pockets
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