Ebay selling gone very quiet in the last 2 weeks?

Found 21st Aug 2008
I sell on ebay usually around 70 items a week for the last few months only noticed that the last 2 weeks i have hardly sold a thing and not even getting many bids,is it because people are on there hols or what.
Anybody else having the same problems
Any ideas of what these could be down to ?

22 Comments

Credit Crunch perhaps :thumbsup:

Original Poster

well i thought that but that has been going on for ages and still been selling alot .

People, like me, aren't listing stuff, because i know a lot of people will be on their holidays, i'm waiting till September

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hannah19790;2791106

Credit Crunch perhaps :thumbsup:



agree :thumbsup:

Original Poster

well i hope thats the main reason

Holidays deffo...

Sloth/Mod

Plus a steep downfall of the number of users that are now using eBay.

Syzable;2791243

Plus a steep downfall of the number of users that are now using eBay.



Is that true?

Sloth/Mod

DarloNige;2791316

Is that true?



Yes, take a look on their community forums. Lots of complaints about the fee hikes, feedback changes and the drop in users. There was some links to some news stories on there showing how their figures were dropping.

they have changed there search displays, maybe people arnt getting the traffic they want to and hence not getting the sales hence less listings..

also august is holiday season

and credit crunch / recession news

all different aspects even many products used to come up on search engine results but we hardly see these days

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Syzable;2791365

Yes, take a look on their community forums. Lots of complaints about the … Yes, take a look on their community forums. Lots of complaints about the fee hikes, feedback changes and the drop in users. There was some links to some news stories on there showing how their figures were dropping.


Yup...I used it regularly...have only used it a couple of times since all the changes, they have put me off using it

Original Poster

agree the new ebay changes are not great ,especially the feedback ,also alot of my profit is going into the ebay fees

Have gone right off feebay..had 100% feedback and 722 positive, not one single negative in 6 years until they changed the feedback for buyers..got 1 negative which wasn't warranted and think the buyer done it just to be smart..plus sick of listing fees when items have never sold time and time again..so have given up on feebay.

Original Poster

i've just opened a ebay shop hoping that will improve sales ?

Two Words, Credit Crunch

evo7;2791493

i've just opened a ebay shop hoping that will improve sales ?



I hope you realise they are now gonna charge £12 for a basic shop considering it was £6 a month, having a store can be good but you have to attract buyers to your store usually by putting items on the main auction listings pages...best wishes with it

GerryG;2791589

I hope you realise they are now gonna charge £12 for a basic shop … I hope you realise they are now gonna charge £12 for a basic shop considering it was £6 a month, having a store can be good but you have to attract buyers to your store usually by putting items on the main auction listings pages...best wishes with it



The changes are

£14.99 per month for basic shop fees up from £6 and listing fees for shops up from 3p to 20p per item from middle of September. Lots of people are talking about closing their ebay shops. I'm certainly going to! The only advantage is that the items will now show in the main auction listings but for most small to medium sellers it won't be worth having a shop any more.

PS Our sales on ebay have really been down over the last 2 weeks but amazon sales are just starting to pick up now.

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Six word's, car boot sale, here i come :thumbsup:

BigBuxton;2791387

they have changed there search displays




You can go back to the old style search by selecting 'Opt out of the new search experience' at the top of the listings once you have searched a item.. If it's not there it will be at the bottom of the page.. :thumbsup:

Ive just listed a phone for £40 BIN or 99p start 15 minutes after listing some joker sent me a message saying will I do it for £25!!!! The average auction end price is around £48 FFS!!!!

harlzter;2796885

Ive just listed a phone for £40 BIN or 99p start 15 minutes after listing … Ive just listed a phone for £40 BIN or 99p start 15 minutes after listing some joker sent me a message saying will I do it for £25!!!! The average auction end price is around £48 FFS!!!!



if you don't ask you don't get i suppose.........

grex9101;2796909

if you don't ask you don't get i suppose.........


He he its just sold for full BIN twas only a N70!:w00t:
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