Half Price Listing Thursday 7th Aug @ ebay
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Half Price Listing Thursday 7th Aug @ ebay

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Found 4th Aug 2008Made hot 4th Aug 2008
All listing fees half price

33 Comments

Always on a Thursday!

Got one item to get rid of, I'll list it on Thursday

Thanks.

mrtea;2668407

Ebay seems to have far too many pirates on it nowadays.Take this navigo … Ebay seems to have far too many pirates on it nowadays.Take this navigo with tomtom for example, it is being sold by a powerseller. He is buying a navigo for £55 and copying tomtom onto them and reselling them for £90. I have reported the seller twice and ebay have failed to do anything about it.http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/navco786



how do people like that have the postive feedback?

That's my Thursday night taken care of!
SMT

Good news!! I might sell my BN shoes there

Might aswell chuck a few things on there to sell

Nice will help me out got a few items to list

Can't click through in work - is it just the initial listing fee? I.e. Final Value fees and "features" (like bold, highlight, images etc.) are still the usual price?

Unfortunately only the insetion fees...

Only the basic eBay Insertion Fee will be half price. All other eBay selling fees will still apply at standard rates, including but not limited to Final Value Fees, optional Reserve Price Fees and all Listing Upgrade Fees such as "Item Subtitle", "Bold" or "Highlight".

Terms and Conditions
When is it?
Thursday 7th of August 2008 from 00:00:01 BST until 23:59:59 BST (promotional period).

What is it?
For the entire day of Thursday 7th August 2008 (local UK time), sellers who list one or more items in an eligible category using the Auction-style, Auction-with-Buy It Now or Buy It Now Only (Fixed Price) formats will pay a reduced half price (rounding down) Insertion Fee per item listed (if the item is listed in 2 eligible categories, the Insertion Fee will be the applicable promotional Insertion Fee times two).

Please refer to the table below for the basic Insertion Fees for listing an item on eBay.co.uk including details of both the regular and promotional Insertion Fees by starting price (for the category-specific selling fees for "Media" products see the "Media" category specific pricing section below):

Basic Insertion Fees
Starting or Reserve Price Regular Insertion Fee Promotional Insertion Fee
£0.01 - £0.99 £0.10 £0.05
£1.00 - £4.99 £0.15 £0.07
£5.00 - £14.99 £0.25 £0.12
£15.00 - £29.99 £0.50 £0.25
£30.00 - £99.99 £1.00 £0.50
£100.00 or more £1.30 £0.65


For a full list of “Media” product categories and to find out more about Insertion Fees for "Media" product categories click here.

Please see below for more details.

"Media" category specific pricing
- Items listed in the "Media" categories (see below for a full list) using the Auction-style, Auction-with-Buy It Now or Buy It Now Only (Fixed Price) formats are included in this promotion. Please see the table below for the Category-specific selling fees for “Media” products.

Category-specific selling fees for "Media" products: Insertion Fees for single-item listings
Starting price
(Auction-style) Regular Insertion Fee Promotional Insertion Fee
£0.01 - £0.99 £0.05 £0.02
£1.00 or more £0.10 £0.05


Category-specific selling fees for "Media" products: Insertion Fees for single-item listings
Starting price
(Buy It Now-style) Regular Insertion Fee Promotional Insertion Fee
£0.01 - £0.99 £0.10 £0.05
£1.00 or more £0.10 £0.05


The Media categories are:

the "Books, Comics & Magazines" category (excluding the "Accessories" sub category)
the "DVD, Film and TV" category (excluding the "Accessories/Storage", "Film Memorabilia" and "TV Memorabilia" sub categories)
the "Games" sub category of the "Video Games" category
the "Music" category (excluding the "Music Memorabilia" and "Accessories/Storage" sub categories

Throwing a kipper to catch a whale!

You still have the ending and paypal fee.

Why not sell something here...

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...no fees and no paypal that can stitch you up afterwards.

For the sake of avoiding Ebay - does anyone know any other viable alternatives?

Great ! I'll be able to save 5p on a 99p start price.

Instead of costing me £1.20 in total fees, I'll only have to pay £1.15.

Sadly there are no other viable altenatives to ebay.
There is Ebid in which you can post your item for free, only paying selling fees.
Unfortunately, there's not much chance of anyone actually buying the goods.
Same goes for Tazbar.

Ebid has become a bigger auction site but its still nowhere near ebay,whenever i look theres ahrdly anything listed that i'm searching for compared to ebay,ebid defo has more sellers but i'm not sure about buyers!

Its free to list though so worth a try.

DavidEmm;2668433

how do people like that have the postive feedback?



Person X wants tomtom

Person X gets tomtom

Person X leaves positive feedback

Pretty simple really, I get the system...

ibiza;2669117

Throwing a kipper to catch a whale!You still have the ending and paypal … Throwing a kipper to catch a whale!You still have the ending and paypal fee.Why not sell something here...]http://www.adtrader.co.uk...no fees and no paypal that can stitch you up afterwards.For the sake of avoiding Ebay - does anyone know any other viable alternatives?



If you actually want custom you have to use Ebay - but hopefully if you market it correctly you can compensate for the fees.

...hopefully...

Ebay/paypal are so rubbish I never use them. Customer service is non existant!

It is a pain that ebay basically has the monopoly of online auctioning. I think the only way they can be taken down/competed with is if one of the big players like google sets up their own auction site. Then at least there would be some real compteition to stop ebay putting the fees up all the time

Ebay/paypal are so rubbish I never use them. Customer service is non … Ebay/paypal are so rubbish I never use them. Customer service is non existant!



I love ebay and i wouldn't use anything else but paypal:)

cRuNcHiE;2671093

if one of the big players like google sets up their own auction site.



*wishes*

If you sell on Ebay/Paypal you`d better read their Terms `n` Conditions first! Here were they start.


This is an important document which you must consider carefully when choosing whether to use the Services at any time. This Agreement also highlights certain risks on using the Services together with guidance on how to safely carry out online payments via PayPal.

Please note the following risks of using the PayPal service:

Payments received in your PayPal account may be reversed at a later time (in some instances up to 180 Days following the time of receiving the payment) if such a payment is subject to a chargeback, reversal, claim or otherwise invalidated. This means that for some of our sellers, payments received into their account may be reversed after they have been paid and after the seller has delivered any goods sold.

You can protect yourself from the risks of your payment being reversed by following the criteria set out in the PayPal Seller Protection Programme and by following the other guidance provided to sellers as set out in the "Security Centre" accessible via every page of the PayPal website.


We may close, suspend, or limit your access to your Account or our Services for up to 180 Days if you carry out any Restricted Activities (as further set out in clause 9).
You must consider such risks and guidance when using PayPal.

Seller protection on "Charge-Backs" is non-existant when "Not as described" is claimed by the buyer.

I think for the sheer amount of cretins eBay and Paypal have to look after, their support is spot on. You have to systemise these things or they'd never get out of wiping arses.

I think for the sheer amount of cretins eBay and Paypal have to look after

ebay` n`paypal employ the cretins

I hate ebay with a vengeance, nothing they cut will ever make up for the ludicrous final value fees they charge.

I wish there was another realistic option to selling on Ebay

Joker100;2671477

I hate ebay with a vengeance, nothing they cut will ever make up for the … I hate ebay with a vengeance, nothing they cut will ever make up for the ludicrous final value fees they charge.I wish there was another realistic option to selling on Ebay



there are joker, but the sheer customer base ebay currently have makes selling elsewhere a bit of a dead end.

IMO the deal is terrible, i voted cold due to the fact that most of the time you start at 0.99, saving yourself like 15p

if you have a high value item at say £300 then youll obviously save a bit more but final value fees and paypal fees take a considerable big chunk of your money and on top of that this sort of deal saturates eba ywith multiple items at the same time making your item sell for less.

maxi_mus;2671374

If you sell on Ebay/Paypal you`d better read their Terms `n` Conditions … If you sell on Ebay/Paypal you`d better read their Terms `n` Conditions first! Here were they start.This is an important document which you must consider carefully when choosing whether to use the Services at any time. This Agreement also highlights certain risks on using the Services together with guidance on how to safely carry out online payments via PayPal. Please note the following risks of using the PayPal service:Payments received in your PayPal account may be reversed at a later time (in some instances up to 180 Days following the time of receiving the payment) if such a payment is subject to a chargeback, reversal, claim or otherwise invalidated. This means that for some of our sellers, payments received into their account may be reversed after they have been paid and after the seller has delivered any goods sold. You can protect yourself from the risks of your payment being reversed by following the criteria set out in the PayPal Seller Protection Programme and by following the other guidance provided to sellers as set out in the "Security Centre" accessible via every page of the PayPal website.We may close, suspend, or limit your access to your Account or our Services for up to 180 Days if you carry out any Restricted Activities (as further set out in clause 9). You must consider such risks and guidance when using PayPal.Seller protection on "Charge-Backs" is non-existant when "Not as described" is claimed by the buyer.



There are two very important things you need to do:

a) Always send valuable items by special delivery with a tracking number. Paypal will ask for this if a buyer attempts to falsely claim item was not recrived.

b) Make sure you get a feedback on record from each buyer. If buyer has left 'great item, blah blah' they won't have any grounds for lodging a SNAD (Significantly Not As Described).

The above two steps will dramatically reduce any risk on your part.

And as for this deal, I have an item to sell but I am listing it tomorrow. The reason is that the best day to end an auction is Sunday evening and I can get 5 days listing instead of 3 by listing tomorrow. The potential for 2 days more exposure easily makes up for the 50p I will save on the listing fees

mrtea;2668435

Ebay seems to have far too many pirates on it nowadays.Take this navigo … Ebay seems to have far too many pirates on it nowadays.Take this navigo with tomtom for example, it is being sold by a powerseller. He is buying a navigo for £55 and copying tomtom onto them and reselling them for £90. I have reported the seller twice and ebay have failed to do anything about it.http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/navco786



So he pays £55 then puts all the tomtom stuff on it (in his own time ) then includes a 1gb sd card and free postage ,then his seller fees and paypal fees and because he charges £90 for all that he needs to be reported what for ??? :roll:

UEF;2671384

I think for the sheer amount of cretins eBay and Paypal have to look … I think for the sheer amount of cretins eBay and Paypal have to look after, their support is spot on. You have to systemise these things or they'd never get out of wiping arses.





So you have used their CS often?

Do they wipe backwards or forwards? :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

Further to my previous post, and quite uncanny timing I must say, but I've just this moment experienced one of paypals new 'buyer safety' measures. The funds I just received for a laptop I am selling are marked 'On Hold - Post now'. Essentially this means that I need to delivery the item and only after 21 days or until I receive positive feedback for the item, PayPal will freeze the funds and only pass them to me pending the 21 day delay/positive feedback, but only if the buyer doesn't lodge a dispute. OH JUST BEAUTIFUL. There's almost nothing to stop the buyer disputing my item, and getting his money back. And since sellers can't leave anything but positive feedback (no negative feedback allowed from sellers) against a buyer I would have no way of warning future sellers against this particular buyer if he does know how to play things and rip me off (which is extremely easy to do now because of this!). Like the person specified above, it's probably best to steer clear of ebay/paypal now, it's just getting stupid.

Paypal is fine, but the handling fees is a disaster... Sold an item for 320, and they charged me 25 quid... Wow... lol

kang.shen;2674903

Paypal is fine, but the handling fees is a disaster... Sold an item for … Paypal is fine, but the handling fees is a disaster... Sold an item for 320, and they charged me 25 quid... Wow... lol



Moreover, ebay wanted final value fees as well :thinking:

I only use ebay now for small stuff like vouchers tesco points coupons, DVDs etc.

You pay to list, pay when the auction ends and when your punter pays by paypal they take a cut again!!!!!!

It's like being mugged 3 times before you get home

Yes eBay & Paypal are among the biggest, and thus most horrible, monopolies in the world, just like Micro$oft. Really wish there would be an alternative soon.

zetsurin;2673247

Further to my previous post, and quite uncanny timing I must say, but … Further to my previous post, and quite uncanny timing I must say, but I've just this moment experienced one of paypals new 'buyer safety' measures. The funds I just received for a laptop I am selling are marked 'On Hold - Post now'. Essentially this means that I need to delivery the item and only after 21 days or until I receive positive feedback for the item, PayPal will freeze the funds and only pass them to me pending the 21 day delay/positive feedback, but only if the buyer doesn't lodge a dispute. OH JUST BEAUTIFUL. There's almost nothing to stop the buyer disputing my item, and getting his money back. And since sellers can't leave anything but positive feedback (no negative feedback allowed from sellers) against a buyer I would have no way of warning future sellers against this particular buyer if he does know how to play things and rip me off (which is extremely easy to do now because of this!). Like the person specified above, it's probably best to steer clear of ebay/paypal now, it's just getting stupid.



that is ridiculous!
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