** Live Now ** eBay Max £3 Final Value Fees offer valid from Friday 20 July 2018 until Monday 23 July 2018 upto 100 listings
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** Live Now ** eBay Max £3 Final Value Fees offer valid from Friday 20 July 2018 until Monday 23 July 2018 upto 100 listings

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Refreshed 20th Jul (Posted 18th Jul)
Valid from Friday 20th July 2018 00:00:01 until Monday 23rd July 2018 23:59:59. Maximum fee per sold listing. Applies to final value fees on up to 100 listings. No insertion fees apply. Private sellers only. T&Cs apply.

Terms and conditions

Specific information about this promotion

What’s it all about?

Create up to 100 listings on eBay.co.uk in an eligible category

Listings must start during the promotional period

Listings can be auction-style or fixed price format

Pay a maximum of £3 per listing in final value fees if the item sells.

The promotion start and end dates are included in the email we send to invited sellers.

The item must sell within 30 days of the listing going live.


Sounds good, where do I find the promotion and how do I sign up?
You can take part in the promotion on eBay.co.uk. In the first instance, we’ll send you an email with an RSVP link to the offer. You must opt in to the promotion by clicking on this link before any of your 100 listings start.

Anything else I need to know?
You won’t pay an insertion fee for each of the 100 listings. Listing upgrade fees will still apply and will be charged according to the eBay fees policy.
The number of listings eligible under this promotion may be less where seller restrictions apply. Click here to learn more about selling allowances.

Who can take part?

This promotion is open to all registered private sellers who have been invited to take part and have actively opted in. Participation is linked to the seller’s account and is not transferable. Sellers must be registered as a resident in the UK.

Only sellers whose accounts meet eBay minimum seller performance standards are eligible. Please sign in to My eBay and view your seller standards dashboard to verify whether your account is currently meeting the standards. The seller standards dashboard is available to all sellers here.

If you registered after 15 March 2011 or haven’t listed any items for a while, you may have a listing allowance of 10 items per month or of £650 per month, whichever is reached first. You may be able to increase this allowance by providing additional verification.

An eligible item previously scheduled to go live during the promotional period will qualify for the promotion only if you have opted in to the promotion before the listing starts.

If an item that is eligible for the promotion had previously closed without a successful sale and is re-listed during the promotion period, it will form a part of the 100 listings limit of the promotion. You will not receive a refund of your original insertion fee if the item sells.

Listings do not have to successfully sell during the promotional period to be eligible.

If an item qualifies for the promotion and when the item sells, the invoice will indicate the fee including the discount. Please note: if the item does not sell the first time and if you relist it after the promotional period or if it is automatically relisted during the promotional period, standard final value fees will be charged according to the eBay fees policy when the relisted item sells.

Items that are automatically relisted through the Automatic relist function or the Good ‘Till Cancelled function will be charged.

Only single quantity listings are eligible.

For items listed in 2 or more categories, only the insertion fee for the first category is included. Standard insertion fees will be charged for listing the same item for each additional category, according to the eBay fees policy.

Free listings in this promotion do not count towards your monthly 20 free listings.


Restrictions & exclusions
The following are excluded from the promotion:

Business sellers

Sellers who have been invited to participate, but have not actively opted in to the promotion via the RSVP link shown in the marketing communication.

All items listed in the Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles and Property categories. However items listed in the Vehicle Parts & Accessories category are included.

Items listed in the Classified Ad format.

Auction-style listings ended early.

Identical listings that don’t comply with our duplicate listings policy.

Any item listed that doesn’t comply with eBay listing policies or prohibited and restricted items policies.

Any item listed during the promotional period but scheduled to start after the promotional period.

Listings that are automatically relisted through the Automatic relist function or the Good ‘Till Cancelled function during the promotional period.

Listings that are listed during the promotional period but do not sell and are relisted outside of the promotional period.

Multi-quantity listings.

Listing upgrade fees apply and will be charged according to the eBay fees policy.

PayPal and any other third-party fees still apply.

Final value fees apply for Second Chance Offers.
Community Updates
This is a key term:

'Listings that are automatically relisted through the Automatic relist function or the Good ‘Till Cancelled function during the promotional period'

As this is often the default listing type and caught me out before!

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Top comments
dodgymix16 m ago

Waste of time the £3 ones as you have to sell an item (including) postage …Waste of time the £3 ones as you have to sell an item (including) postage for £30.10 just to save a penny.. £1 ones generally every month bar the blip 2 months ago..


Hardly a waste of time when some people sell items worth over £1000, saving £97 !!!
Just to remind any of you who do not read ebay seller forums, that the long standing promo of 100 per day in some categories has had the terms tweaked.
It appears that it's only free if you select good till cancelled for buy it now, whilst auctions have to be for a minimum of 5 days and have auto relist selected.
This would mean that if ebay alter or withdraw that promo in future, many sellers will be hit with fees when the listings renew - probably the intention behind it.
There's a thread on ebay seller central about it, for more information.
The comments about this being a waste of time are because many of us don't have items worth hundreds of pounds to sell - ebay used to be a glorified car boot sale where anything and everything was available, and people looked for bargains, as there were lots out there - smaller sellers have stuff selling under £20, so promos like this don't help, I think that was the thinking behind the negative comments.
I posted this deal yesterday night and it went to moderation. Then when I woke up it said it was already posted but this was only posted 5 hours ago? Pretty sure the admins saw mine then just posted it as their own.
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£3 seems to be new £1 guys before you want to wait for next £1 which seems to be now for selected few.

If it doesn't work for you now wait for deal to become active on Friday and try again.

Get all your item titles, descriptions and photos all ready for this offer, by listing your items as scheduled to start on Friday or list them now and end and list similar on Friday.
Perfect timing for the £1 refreshes ending 23rd/24th if you left/missed he last £3 fvf

Heat
Thanks OP!

Works a treat on both accounts. Not as good as the £1 FVF but still loads better than paying £20 FVF.
itsgun4u46 m ago

£3 seems to be new £1 guys before you want to wait for next £1 which seems …£3 seems to be new £1 guys before you want to wait for next £1 which seems to be now for selected few.If it doesn't work for you now wait for deal to become active on Friday and try again.Get all your item titles, descriptions and photos all ready for this offer, by listing your items as scheduled to start on Friday or list them now and end and list similar on Friday.


Ignore the £3 ones and you might be luckier with the quid offers. Seems to work for me!
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antispam2462 h, 52 m ago

Perfect timing for the £1 refreshes ending 23rd/24th if you left/missed he …Perfect timing for the £1 refreshes ending 23rd/24th if you left/missed he last £3 fvfHeat


Last £1 listing was 8th/9th july.
Seems now every weekend is either a £1 FVF or £3 FVF..
Waste of time the £3 ones as you have to sell an item (including) postage for £30.10 just to save a penny..

£1 ones generally every month bar the blip 2 months ago..
Heat, eligible again!
dodgymix16 m ago

Waste of time the £3 ones as you have to sell an item (including) postage …Waste of time the £3 ones as you have to sell an item (including) postage for £30.10 just to save a penny.. £1 ones generally every month bar the blip 2 months ago..


Hardly a waste of time when some people sell items worth over £1000, saving £97 !!!
dodgymix26 m ago

Waste of time the £3 ones as you have to sell an item (including) postage …Waste of time the £3 ones as you have to sell an item (including) postage for £30.10 just to save a penny.. £1 ones generally every month bar the blip 2 months ago..


Why is it not good. You pay only £3 and save the 10%of the selling price of item.
Am I missing something.
Just to remind any of you who do not read ebay seller forums, that the long standing promo of 100 per day in some categories has had the terms tweaked.
It appears that it's only free if you select good till cancelled for buy it now, whilst auctions have to be for a minimum of 5 days and have auto relist selected.
This would mean that if ebay alter or withdraw that promo in future, many sellers will be hit with fees when the listings renew - probably the intention behind it.
There's a thread on ebay seller central about it, for more information.
Thanks, OP. Heat for the post. Just in time for the folks that overdid it on Prime day!
I'll be waiting for the £1 deal again. Otherwise, I don't sell regularly on eBay any more, as all my profits are plundered by eBay and Paypal, which have crept up and up!
Perhaps if they reduced their normal fee, and stop their never ending promotions, and they would get a lot of their regulars back!
Edited by: "Bestbitter" 18th Jul
The comments about this being a waste of time are because many of us don't have items worth hundreds of pounds to sell - ebay used to be a glorified car boot sale where anything and everything was available, and people looked for bargains, as there were lots out there - smaller sellers have stuff selling under £20, so promos like this don't help, I think that was the thinking behind the negative comments.
Wait for the £1. If we want them to get the message we can't take both.
I’ve got several high value items to sell, and never seem to be invited to the £1 deals, so this is great. Thanks OP
TTSS36 m ago

Why is it not good. You pay only £3 and save the 10%of the selling price …Why is it not good. You pay only £3 and save the 10%of the selling price of item.Am I missing something.


95%+ of stuff that sells on eBay sells for less than £30 so no savings for those sellers or pointless to the vast majority of people who sell stuff
heeljames2 m ago

I’ve got several high value items to sell, and never seem to be invited to …I’ve got several high value items to sell, and never seem to be invited to the £1 deals, so this is great. Thanks OP


You could be lowering your chances by accepting the £3. Wait. list your items, leave them in drafts and see what happens on the next £1 deal. worst comes to worst, they'll be another £3 a week later.
Thanks, I think I'll wait til the £1 FVF.
This is a marketing tactic from Ebay to push up the price of the items people sell on Ebay which will eventually increase their total basket value. This is a common KPI used by eCommerce sites to improve as that means more business for them and also to take more market share from Amazon, Shpock, Gumtree etc.

As for £1FVF, it will probably come now and then but as long as you are selling items over £31, you will have some saving. You can increase the price of the item by £2 to make-up for this loss
I tried and tried for the £1 deals, never accepted. I was eventually accepted for a £3 offer. The next £1 deal that came along I was accepted so I don't agree by accepting the £3 offer it lowers your chances of the £1 deal.
Wanting to sell a phone and a GPS unit so this will save me a few £..
I posted this deal yesterday night and it went to moderation. Then when I woke up it said it was already posted but this was only posted 5 hours ago? Pretty sure the admins saw mine then just posted it as their own.
Not only are you lowering your chances of getting the £1 deals by accepting this you’re lowering it for everyone else when eBay decides just as many fools will give them £3 instead of £1
dodgymix1 h, 24 m ago

95%+ of stuff that sells on eBay sells for less than £30 so no savings for …95%+ of stuff that sells on eBay sells for less than £30 so no savings for those sellers or pointless to the vast majority of people who sell stuff



Have you got a link to that report as I'm sure more than 5% of ebay sales are for more than £30
£1 only for me am afraid.

Ebay traffic is tobslow now days... i sell more on Spock and gumtree
Edited by: "Georgeharris1982" 18th Jul
Thank you, have some more things to sell!
Would you guys ever sell a mobile phone on eBay? Is it safe to do so? My phone is pristine condition so I’m worried I sell it and the buyer tries to scam me in anyway and doesn’t return it in the same condition if things go sour !
People here are funny.....

I've sold over £7k of stuff I had sitting around since the start of the year using the £1 and £3 offers. Total fees were about £60.

The offers prompted me to look at a lot of the 'really need that, it's important' stuff I'd bought over the years and I decided if I hadn't used something for over a year I really didn't need it, so did a listing and sold it.

Still working through more stuff and as a mechanism to declutter it's been fantastic as well as paying for my next holiday.

If you're successful selling on Gumtree (which is owned by E-Bay by the way) or Sphock or Facebook or Twitter that's great as well, having more ways to reach people is great if you've already done the work to take some decent photos and prep a bit of copy for your listing.

If you're a 'semi professional' seller who's complaining because you mostly sell small value items then be creative and sell them in threes or something to benefit from the opportunity.

While we all know that E-Bay is a massive, monolithic, rip off machine I'll exploit it's reach every chance I get.

YMMV.
Huge thanks for this, checked my account this morning as I have something to sell but this previous offer had expired, but here it is again.

Heat added
Bargeinion7 m ago

Would you guys ever sell a mobile phone on eBay? Is it safe to do so? My …Would you guys ever sell a mobile phone on eBay? Is it safe to do so? My phone is pristine condition so I’m worried I sell it and the buyer tries to scam me in anyway and doesn’t return it in the same condition if things go sour !


Make it collection only and cash on collection (DO NOT TAKE PAYPAL FOR COLLECTION EVER - google 'ebay paypal collection scam').

If you're not in an urban area so that's not practical then in your listing make it VERY CLEAR that you'll only sell to buyers who have over 20 decent feedback and been on EBay for say at least 5 years and UK based. Make it a buy it now only (auctions for phones are invariably a joke as you get too many numpties bidding) and ensure that the buyer MUST pay immediately. If you're then uncomfortable about who actually bought it refund the money before shipping, no harm no foul.

Like everything there is some risk, but you can minimise it with some common sense self imposed rules.
Edited by: "pinnocchio" 18th Jul
pinnocchio3 m ago

Make it collection only and cash on collection (DO NOT TAKE PAYPAL FOR …Make it collection only and cash on collection (DO NOT TAKE PAYPAL FOR COLLECTION EVER - google 'ebay paypal collection scam').If you're not in an urban area so that's not practical then in your listing make it VERY CLEAR that you'll only sell to buyers who have over 20 decent feedback and been on EBay for say at least 5 years and UK based. Make it a buy it now only (auctions for phones are invariably a joke as you get too many numpties bidding) and ensure that the buyer MUST pay immediately. If you're then uncomfortable about who actually bought it refund the money before shipping, no harm no foul.Like everything there is some risk, but you can minimise it with some common sense self imposed rules.


Thanks for all these pointers! I think I already have it set up for selling to only buyers with positive feedback but I don’t think it’s that high so I could change this as you suggested. Very valuable pointers so thank you
Bargeinion5 m ago

Thanks for all these pointers! I think I already have it set up for …Thanks for all these pointers! I think I already have it set up for selling to only buyers with positive feedback but I don’t think it’s that high so I could change this as you suggested. Very valuable pointers so thank you


You can't change it in the selling rules that EBay hard code.

So what you do is put it in your description.....for example

Right at the top of your listing:-

READ THIS FULLY BEFORE BIDDING.

This listing is for yada yada yada.....it's in yada yada condition.

PLEASE NOTE, ONLY BIDDERS WITH 20 POSITIVE DECENT FEEDBACK who have been on EBay for 3/5 years and UK based will be accepted as legitimate bidders, all other bidders will just be refunded unless you contact me first and we agree to waive this requirement.
pinnocchio17 m ago

You can't change it in the selling rules that EBay hard code.So what you …You can't change it in the selling rules that EBay hard code.So what you do is put it in your description.....for exampleRight at the top of your listing:-READ THIS FULLY BEFORE BIDDING.This listing is for yada yada yada.....it's in yada yada condition.PLEASE NOTE, ONLY BIDDERS WITH 20 POSITIVE DECENT FEEDBACK who have been on EBay for 3/5 years and UK based will be accepted as legitimate bidders, all other bidders will just be refunded unless you contact me first and we agree to waive this requirement.


Ahh I get you!

Excellent, thanks so much for your help on this!
TTSS4 h, 0 m ago

Why is it not good. You pay only £3 and save the 10%of the selling price …Why is it not good. You pay only £3 and save the 10%of the selling price of item.Am I missing something.


You have to basically sell something for £30.10 in order to benefit from this offer just to make a saving of 1 pence
pinnocchio55 m ago

make it VERY CLEAR that you'll only sell to buyers who have over 20 decent …make it VERY CLEAR that you'll only sell to buyers who have over 20 decent feedback and been on EBay for say at least 5 years and UK based.


You're not actually allowed to do this, I've had auctions shut down for it.

Makr the item with a UV security pen, State this in the auction, it'll scare the chancers away.
Bargeinion1 h, 18 m ago

Would you guys ever sell a mobile phone on eBay? Is it safe to do so? My …Would you guys ever sell a mobile phone on eBay? Is it safe to do so? My phone is pristine condition so I’m worried I sell it and the buyer tries to scam me in anyway and doesn’t return it in the same condition if things go sour !


I sell all my old phones on eBay and had no problems.
There is a slight risk of course but it tends to get overplayed by those that have problems.
Even then no doubt some of those problems are caused by poor sellers as they exist as well as poor buyers.
Take lots of photos of the phone and put them in the listing so you have some proof of the condition.
Another key point is this

"Auction-style listings ended early"

So don't try ending the listing and relist thinking your gonna get a discount
Edited by: "Neostar" 18th Jul
Wonderful, plan to put my minitor, 2 older graphics cards, old keyboard and potentially CPU too.

Whats the ebay backout clause, if I no longer want to sell it? (dont shoot)
Bargeinion1 h, 33 m ago

Would you guys ever sell a mobile phone on eBay? Is it safe to do so? My …Would you guys ever sell a mobile phone on eBay? Is it safe to do so? My phone is pristine condition so I’m worried I sell it and the buyer tries to scam me in anyway and doesn’t return it in the same condition if things go sour !


I have 400 positive feedback on eBay. None negative. And this feedback is mostly on high value items. By high value I am talking about £200-£700. Only once I have had a non delivery of a £20 item which I had a refund and it was paid by royal mail. Make sure you add clear pictures of the item, accurate description and use no deception. As buyer is the ultimate king here. If they feel they have been cheated they can always return your item for refund. Never had scammer but even if someone have intentions to scam if you do everything right you are protected.
1) Clear pictures and accurate description of item.
2) Take pictures of serial/IMEI etc before despatch.
3) Send high value items by recorded/insured delivery. Keep proof of posting and post promptly.
4) Communicate using eBay messaging and be polite.
5) Collections are cash only.
qal1h18th Jul

Wonderful, plan to put my minitor, 2 older graphics cards, old keyboard …Wonderful, plan to put my minitor, 2 older graphics cards, old keyboard and potentially CPU too. Whats the ebay backout clause, if I no longer want to sell it? (dont shoot)


if you change your mind then just end the listing, no issues unless someone bought it before ending
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