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LOW FEES FOR LISTING DVDS ON EBAY: EVEN MULTIPLE AUCTIONS!! SAVE ££££
LOW FEES FOR LISTING DVDS ON EBAY: EVEN MULTIPLE AUCTIONS!! SAVE ££££

LOW FEES FOR LISTING DVDS ON EBAY: EVEN MULTIPLE AUCTIONS!! SAVE ££££

NOT SURE WHY THIS IS BUT I HAVE HEARD IN ANOTHER FORUM - NO NAMES MENTIONED!! - THAT YOU CAN LIST IN THE DVD SECTION ON EBAY FOR LESS THAN HALF THE STATED FEES AT THE MOMENT. I THINK THIS MAY BE AN ERROR ON THEIR PART...BUT IT IS A GENUINE STATE OF THINGS!!! THIS WORKS FOR MULTIPLE AUCTION LISTINGS TO!!! CAN SOMEONE TRY THIS OUT AND LET US KNOW FOR SURE AS I DONT TRADE ON EBAY. THANK YOU!! I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH A POST AS I KNOW LOTS OF USERS TRADE ON EBAY AND MAYBE COULD SAVE A FEW QUID!

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Original Poster

Sorry If I Have Got This Wrong And I Dont Know How Long This Is On For, Maybe Until Ebay Twig?

Just had my listing for Manchester Passion removed from ebay. Was going to relist but can't find out what EXACTLY they removed it for.

This would have been a nice little saving as well... Damn that ebay!!!

not sure what the price should be but ive just listed a dvd for £1.99 and it cost 10 listing fee

seems to be working for cd's too. listed a 99p cd for 5p listing fee

try ]here to check regular ebay fees

Looks like it, normally a dvd for sale at 9.99 would cost 35p it's only costing 10p at the moment

I think it's the 'New' fee structure for DVD's, Books, Videos etc. I'm sure it started today.
I'll find a link.

Found it:-

]http//pa…fo/


We review our fees on an annual basis, to ensure we maintain a healthy … We review our fees on an annual basis, to ensure we maintain a healthy and balanced marketplace. The changes we are making this year are designed to promote a greater volume of trade.Please find below full details of the fee changes, all of which will come into effect on eBay.co.uk on March 1st, 2007.If you still have questions regarding these changes once you have read the information below, visit our ][COLOR=#0000ff]Frequently Asked Questions[/COLOR] page for additional detail.[LIST=1][*]Category-specific selling fees for Technology productsWe are excited to announce a reduction in Final Value Fees for items with a final selling price of £30 or higher. This Final Value Fee reduction will apply to the following categories: Mobile and Home Phones (excluding the Mobile Phones with Contracts sub-category), Computing, Consumer Electronics and Photography. The change applies to listings in the Buy It Now and Auction-style formats and does not apply to listings in the Shop Inventory Format.We are making these changes to promote a wider availability of technology products on the site, many of which sell for more than £30.Please see the table below for the old and new Final Value Fee tiers and amounts:[/LIST] Category-specific selling fees for Books, Music, DVDs, Film & TV, Video Games ("Media") productsWe are excited to announce a reduction in the financial risk sellers take in listing Media items on the site - i.e., Insertion Fees. We are also simplifying the Final Value Fees charged on such items. We hope that this change will make it more attractive for sellers to list a wider range of Media items.We are lowering Insertion Fees (see table below for details) and simplifying Final Value Fees in the following categories: [LIST][*]Books, Comics & Magazines (excluding the Accessories sub-category),[*]DVDs, Film and TV (excluding the Accessories/Storage, Film Memorabilia and TV Memorabilia sub-categories)[*]The Games sub-category of Video Games (change does not apply to the other sub-categories of Video Games)[*]Music (excluding the Music Memorabilia and Accessories/ Storage sub-categories)[/LIST]Please see this table for details of old and new Insertion and Final Value Fees for these categories:

These are the new ebay fees for "Media" products and are cheaper than for normal items.

]http//pa…tml

As its Ebay, there has to be a scam. A few pence taken off the insertion fee, but the final price fee has risen to a stonking 9% on the whole closing price, whatever the amount !!:oops:

BUT remember in these sections listing fee is cheaper BUT Final Closing fees are 9% instead of the normal 5.25 and 3.00 % - so most prices will be more expensive on fees.

9% is a total pi$$take, not even in line with inflation.

And they wonder why people are listing less items.

Banned

CrackerJack

9% is a total pi$$take, not even in line with inflation.



Plus the 3% PayPal fee:x

compelte joke as the most pop listings are technology / cds dvds etc

Paypal fees at 3.4% + 20p. The interest on our money is clearly not enough for those greedy b@[email protected][)$. Wish Branson and Murdock would stopping mucking about over their tv channels and enter the lucrative online auction market.

I wonder what others think. Whenever I buy, I do a word search rather than going into a category and seeing what's there. Do others do the same ???

If so, why not list in some general category and go back to the old fee structure ?

9%???

So if i sell my Wii for say £260, they will want £24 #ish for it?

they can screw that!

Surely someone else can come up with a new Auction site with lower fees, that's why fees are so high....there's NO competition out there at all. Surely one day we'll see another great auction site set up with less fees to pay.

Hope so anyhows....

Leona

I've never seen such a load of whiny , whingy, utter claptrap than has been written above. :x

Someone show me please where else you can sell your stuff to a potential customer base of millions, no wait 100's of millions if you sell worldwide, and all for approximately 10% to 12% of the final price. And all from the comfort of your own home and in your own time.

Some of you really do need to learn the financial basics of selling if you really believe ebay prices to be a rip off.

Ebay certainly has it's problems and I for one would be the first to criticise them for not policing their site correctly and for various other (serious) issues but to even suggest that their fees are a rip off shows unbelievable ignorance of the financial side of selling.

I shall wait patiently for someone to provide me with a viable alternative but one thing I won't be doing is holding my breath. :w00t:

Rant over, loves you all and have a nice day

hottoshop

I've never seen such a load of whiny , whingy, utter claptrap than has … I've never seen such a load of whiny , whingy, utter claptrap than has been written above. :x Someone show me please where else you can sell your stuff to a potential customer base of millions, no wait 100's of millions if you sell worldwide, and all for approximately 10% to 12% of the final price. And all from the comfort of your own home and in your own time.Some of you really do need to learn the financial basics of selling if you really believe ebay prices to be a rip off. Ebay certainly has it's problems and I for one would be the first to criticise them for not policing their site correctly and for various other (serious) issues but to even suggest that their fees are a rip off shows unbelievable ignorance of the financial side of selling.I shall wait patiently for someone to provide me with a viable alternative but one thing I won't be doing is holding my breath. :w00t:Rant over, loves you all and have a nice day



Agreed :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

ebid and qxl never really took off.. you need the volume and members to be successful, but they do abuse their position.

They really do need to change the policy of auction ends, to have 15 min extension from last bid etc. Might cost some more in terms of hardware to support, but it would stop all the auto-snippers, and they'd earn more fees as the final value should be more.

Ebay is just about the final 60 seconds these days.

datamile

ebid and qxl never really took off.. you need the volume and members to … ebid and qxl never really took off.. you need the volume and members to be successful, but they do abuse their position.They really do need to change the policy of auction ends, to have 15 min extension from last bid etc. Might cost some more in terms of hardware to support, but it would stop all the auto-snippers, and they'd earn more fees as the final value should be more.Ebay is just about the final 60 seconds these days.


I don't have or see any major problems with snipers, what's your problem with them?

datamile

They really do need to change the policy of auction ends, to have 15 min … They really do need to change the policy of auction ends, to have 15 min extension from last bid etc. Might cost some more in terms of hardware to support, but it would stop all the auto-snippers, and they'd earn more fees as the final value should be more.Ebay is just about the final 60 seconds these days.



I'm not sure I understand this argument. :thinking:
Just bid to the maximum you are prepared to pay for the item. Why would you want to do anything other ??
Using your logic you would just encourage more "shilling". Not a wise move really.

More shilling for ebay and the seller.. so why don't they go for it. Not so good for the bidder, but make its better for the non-snippers

hottoshop

I shall wait patiently for someone to provide me with a viable … I shall wait patiently for someone to provide me with a viable alternative but one thing I won't be doing is holding my breath.



That's the problem, a monopoly is a bad thing for consumers and Ebid and QXL are crap and have no finanicial clout.

We need a realistic competitor to create competition.

FF99

I wonder what others think. Whenever I buy, I do a word search rather … I wonder what others think. Whenever I buy, I do a word search rather than going into a category and seeing what's there. Do others do the same ???If so, why not list in some general category and go back to the old fee structure ?



I would expect most sellers to stick everything in general category with the 5.25% FVF. I certainly have no intention of selling any of my old video games on ebay at 9%! That along with the paypal fee is a bloody joke.

CrackerJack

That's the problem, a monopoly is a bad thing for consumers and Ebid and … That's the problem, a monopoly is a bad thing for consumers and Ebid and QXL are crap and have no finanicial clout.We need a realistic competitor to create competition.



Totally agree there is a desperate need..................:thumbsup:

Trouble is there isn't, and until there is ebay provides the venue. It isn't expensive, which is why I originally responded on the thread.

ive taken my wii off ebay - if they are going to take 9% of the sale, thats a huge chunk - id be better off selling it on forum for slightly less and still make more.

The problem I have with eBay fees is that you are basically charged 3 times for the same thing, I'd rather they just charge you once and be done with it!

1. Charged for using eBay to sell your item (listing fee)
2. Charged for using eBay to sell your item (final value fee)
3. Charged for using Paypal (owned by eBay) to sell your item (paypal fee).

datamile

More shilling for ebay and the seller.. so why don't they go for it. Not … More shilling for ebay and the seller.. so why don't they go for it. Not so good for the bidder, but make its better for the non-snippers



I still don't understand your argument, sorry.

Why is sniping a problem for bidders ? Why would you want to bid more than the maximum you are prepared to pay in the first place for the item ?

Not being funny or sarcastic here but do you know how bidding works on ebay ?

I'm off out for a while so won't be able to respond until later

yeah i have no problems with snipers either - its a bit annoying if you lose out by 50p on an item - but if its 50p more than your max, then why whinge?

i never bother sniping myself - when items im bidding on go off i usually find out hours later if i wont them or not.

You don't have to accept Paypal.
What's up with BACS, Cheques or Postal Orders?

You could sell on Amazon or even Froogle if you're not happy with ebay.

datamile

ebid and qxl never really took off.. you need the volume and members to … ebid and qxl never really took off.. you need the volume and members to be successful, but they do abuse their position.They really do need to change the policy of auction ends, to have 15 min extension from last bid etc. Might cost some more in terms of hardware to support, but it would stop all the auto-snippers, and they'd earn more fees as the final value should be more.Ebay is just about the final 60 seconds these days.



QXL was actually bigger than ebay for a time, QXL has a far larger following, then ebay has bad press, and suddenly ebay seemed to take over and QXl are a mere website now adays

Hi Stinger,

I think you've got it wrong. the 9% on video games is MEDIA - so this doesnt cover hardware. I think if you sold you'r wii for £250 in the "consoles" section, you would pay a final fee of £7.17.

The 9% only effects "The Games sub-category of Video Games (change does not apply to the other sub-categories of Video Games)"

Cheers, Shane

Whats the problem with snipers? I think they IMPROVE ebay. It stops bidding wars and keeps prices low.

If you bid £10 for something and then a sniper outbid you to £10.50...what would you do then? Outbid them to £11? for them then to outbid you to £11.50 - where do you stop? Thats why when you bid it says to enter your MAXIMUM bid. If you where willing to pay £15 for this item and the sniper put a last minute bid in of £10.50 - you would still win it as you are willing to pay more.

Banned

dinosteveus

You don't have to accept Paypal.What's up with BACS, Cheques or Postal … You don't have to accept Paypal.What's up with BACS, Cheques or Postal Orders?You could sell on Amazon or even Froogle if you're not happy with ebay.



Accepting only BACS, Cheques or Postal Orders can affect the price of your item. I once stopped listing under paypal and my items were selling for very low prices.

I even offer nochex which has lower fees but people hardly use it to buy.

Sadly ebay make sure paypal is the preferred choice by hevily promoting it throughout their site, even though the protection on paypal is wholly exagerated.

Froogle is a search engine for existing sites and Amazon is even more of a rip off than Ebay. I would be happy if there was just one other decent auction site. Ebay make hundreds of million a year, there must be some rich companies out there who fancy a bit of that action.

I agree that amazon is more expensive to list but;

1.They have the hastle of the payment, you have to pay to complete the sale. They are also properly regulated unlike paypal who do whatever the hell they like and somehow get away with it.

2. You can be chargedback so easily if there is a problem with your item

3. they are upfront with the cost of listing you know exactly what you will get for the item before you list (unlike ebay where you have to pay paypal fees)

4. All of the fees you pay are taken off before you recieve the money for the items you sell.

5.No listing fees

6.Amazon has a better reputation than ebay

7.its much easier to list on amazon all you have to do realy is just add a price and add it into the right product and your done.

mshtel

I agree that amazon is more expensive to list but;1.They have the hastle … I agree that amazon is more expensive to list but;1.They have the hastle of the payment, you have to pay to complete the sale. They are also properly regulated unlike paypal who do whatever the hell they like and somehow get away with it.True, this is one thing I would like to see introduced into ebay, if an Item has a payment method of paypal and the user has a paypal account, if they win it should automatically take the money from their account, and not let them bid if they dont have paypal.2. You can be chargedback so easily if there is a problem with your itemDont really understand this - but it still has to go through a dispute with amazon, I recently sold some books and the user was a total con artist, in the end amazon agrees with me and he got no refund.3. they are upfront with the cost of listing you know exactly what you will get for the item before you list (unlike ebay where you have to pay paypal fees)Might be blind but when I sold on there I saw no mention of their fees - but was shocked when I eventually saw them![B]4. All of the fees you pay are taken off before you recieve the money for the items you sell.[B]I dont see where your going with this one? I use ebay alot and would rather pay all my fees at the end of each month etc, and paypal fees are taken off you before you receive the money5.No listing feesNo but there final sale fees are ALOT higher. Swings and roundabouts.6.Amazon has a better reputation than ebayDoes it? Personally I try and avoid amazon market place. Bought 5 or 6 things from there, 1 didnt turn up (no refund either), 1 was a copied CD, 2 fake memory cards and the rest have been ok.7.its much easier to list on amazon all you have to do realy is just add a price and add it into the right product and your done.WHAT! This is the worst thing about amazon, no custimisation, you cant list say a bundle of games, or a tv and dvd player together, you cant set your own shipping costs, cant select payment methods



See comments in quote ^^^

Overall I think amazon is aimed more towards business's - however even if I was running a business I would not list with them. I cant see everyones problem with ebay...sure paypal aint the best in the world but it must be doing something right to be as commonly used as it is.

I've bought from eBay and from Amazon marketplace sellers for years now. I was with eBay in the US back in '98. It has really changed - and not for the better for the most part, while I feel Amazon keeps improving. The marketplace sellers I've dealt with have mostly been very satisfactory - and in one case when I wasn't happy was made happy by foll-up service and a replacement. I got a dodgy game once - but I did only pay £2 for a current release and pretty much expected it to be either trash or a pirate copy. It was a pirate copy and said as much in the feedback - and while that wasn't responded to it does warn others. I would have taken it further but I didn't feel the £2.00 warranted the chasing (OK £2.90 with the shipping charge).

As for BACS, I will never pay for anything that way as there is literally no protection whatsoever paying that way. I might pay by cheque if I'm willing to wait for the cheque to clear and I think the seller is worth the risk. My preferred payment method is Pay Pal - because it offers some protection. I've had one dispute, which ended in me getting my goods (seller hadn't shipped after 28 days with NO communication, opening a dispute interestingly got my my goods 4 days later). I pay PayPal with my credit card because I don't sell and should I fall into a dispute with PayPal I can get the credit card company on them (which will result in PayPal closing my account - it has happened to other people) but it's a final defense. PayPal is supposed to operate diffferently in the UK than it does in the US because of the way it is legally treated (as a bank) here. PayPal doesn't like to act like the rules apply, but you can chargeback them.
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