£15 off £75+ spend on eBay with PayPal (after letting counter-offer to best offer expire)
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£15 off £75+ spend on eBay with PayPal (after letting counter-offer to best offer expire)

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Found 21st Aug 2017Edited by:"anewman"
I've not received an email about it, but just noticed while browsing ebay a £15 off when spending £75 or more voucher has appeared. Presume it's selected accounts only as these type of offers usually are.

You might get a voucher if you make an offer on an item and receive a counter-offer, then let the counter-offer expire. If you make a lowish offer on items sold in China quite often they make a counter offer for a couple of quid off their listed price.

If you have a voucher it will appear in "my ebay".
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Robbing fleabay of a few bob of their excess charges gets my vote, just a shame you have to give them any money at all.
Where do u find voucher please
Mummytotwo8 h, 48 m ago

Where do u find voucher please

If you get one it appears in "my eBay". I think letting a counter-offer expire (after making a best offer) triggered the voucher.
Yeah I've done that but don't seem to have one oh well
Brownbloke1112 h, 15 m ago

Robbing fleabay of a few bob of their excess charges gets my vote, just a …Robbing fleabay of a few bob of their excess charges gets my vote, just a shame you have to give them any money at all.

I'm no fan of flebay charges. But it's no different to the old days when you sold goods in pubs and gave the landlord a little cut.
Those who didn't got "a little cut" from the landlord.

Currents fees are high, but you gotta pay something.
prash_2k2 h, 49 m ago

I'm no fan of flebay charges. But it's no different to the old days when …I'm no fan of flebay charges. But it's no different to the old days when you sold goods in pubs and gave the landlord a little cut. Those who didn't got "a little cut" from the landlord.Currents fees are high, but you gotta pay something.


Sometimes the insane prices people bid on certain items makes it worth it as a seller, as you wouldn't sell for the same price elsewhere. It's always a surprise to see how much the fees are though, and I think they should be more transparent about how much they are/provide estimates when listing. Not like they can't on a buy it now item, or list in £10 increments above opening bid.
I stopped using ebay to sell things years ago. I use gumtree now. Yes it's slower, but I can get more for the items than through ebay (and that's before you consider their fees), I have complete control, there are no fees and no one can try and scam me as I insist on cash on collection only.

I know ebay is more convenient for the majority of people but for that convenience you certainly pay a premium.

I just wish I had one of these vouchers!
Has anyone else actually received one of these vouchers?
Just this second received an email from eBay with my voucher code. Now to find things to buy.
ReviewChimp1 h, 28 m ago

Just this second received an email from eBay with my voucher code. Now to …Just this second received an email from eBay with my voucher code. Now to find things to buy.


How much was the item you put the offer on?
No love from eBay for me.
The one time I could actually use it they don’t send it. In revenge I won’t buy anything on EBay for 12 months.
woldranger22nd Aug

I stopped using ebay to sell things years ago. I use gumtree now. Yes it's …I stopped using ebay to sell things years ago. I use gumtree now. Yes it's slower, but I can get more for the items than through ebay (and that's before you consider their fees), I have complete control, there are no fees and no one can try and scam me as I insist on cash on collection only. I know ebay is more convenient for the majority of people but for that convenience you certainly pay a premium.I just wish I had one of these vouchers!


Definitely better profit but you could still be given duff notes. You might have thought of that and have a check in place but something to be aware of.

Also usual disclaimer of meet somewhere public and tell a friend where you are going as robberies do happen.
bob_hoskins1 h, 20 m ago

Definitely better profit but you could still be given duff notes. You …Definitely better profit but you could still be given duff notes. You might have thought of that and have a check in place but something to be aware of. Also usual disclaimer of meet somewhere public and tell a friend where you are going as robberies do happen.


I'd rather risk a couple of dodgy notes than someone fleecing me completely on ebay - I've sold a load of phones on gumtree for more than they go for on ebay with no issues (touch wood) and I've heard stories of buyers returning phones saying there was an issue, and stripping parts out of it leaving the seller up sh*t creek!
woldranger7 h, 32 m ago

I'd rather risk a couple of dodgy notes than someone fleecing me …I'd rather risk a couple of dodgy notes than someone fleecing me completely on ebay - I've sold a load of phones on gumtree for more than they go for on ebay with no issues (touch wood) and I've heard stories of buyers returning phones saying there was an issue, and stripping parts out of it leaving the seller up sh*t creek!


True. I've tended to go for the middle ground and sell my old phones to GAME who, not any more though, pricematched plus with CEX. Not quite as much money but a bit less hassle.

Regrettably, the buyer is definitely given Saintlike status on ebay. Selling digital codes is a total crap shoot as it's your word against theirs as to whether it was still a valid code - nothing to stop them from redeeming it on their account and then saying it didn't work

Gumtree is really good for stuff that is too bulky to post too as you eliminate the shipping hassle and tbh I haven't had any issues with duff notes but I do worry.
woldranger20 h, 0 m ago

How much was the item you put the offer on?


If it's the last offer I made that triggered the voucher then I placed an offer of £7 for a book, "The Earth: An Intimate History". Didn't receive a counter offer though, the seller accepted, and I paid like £9 with shipping.
ebay is full of scams -

I ordered a wifi dongle and was sent the wrong item.
The seller didn't reply and paypal would only refund on signed proof return - which I had to pay for.
the seller had the cheek to ask if i wanted another of the wrong item!

A family member decided to de-clutter and sold a second hand (designer) swimsuit, with very detailed pictures.
I helped take detailed pictures/description pointing out every minor flaw to avoid problems.
Scammer wanted to return it 6 weeks later (after she had been to Cyprus with it) with it.
wildecat19 m ago

ebay is full of scams - I ordered a wifi dongle and was sent the wrong …ebay is full of scams - I ordered a wifi dongle and was sent the wrong item. The seller didn't reply and paypal would only refund on signed proof return - which I had to pay for.the seller had the cheek to ask if i wanted another of the wrong item!A family member decided to de-clutter and sold a second hand (designer) swimsuit, with very detailed pictures.I helped take detailed pictures/description pointing out every minor flaw to avoid problems.Scammer wanted to return it 6 weeks later (after she had been to Cyprus with it) with it.


Not sure why you were chasing it up through paypal, didn't you use ebays resolution centre?

I was sent a faulty camera lens recently. I told the seller, tried to find an amicable solution and we settled on returning it for a refund and then, at the last minute when I'd initiated a return through ebay, he said he wasn't going to accept the return! I got in touch with ebay over the phone, waited their allotted time for him to not offer me a return, then got back in touch. They sent me a return postage label (according to the person I spoke to, they're responsible for the item once it's posted) and as soon as he'd sign for it I was eligible for my FULL refund. Job done.
what pees me off about fleece you bay, is they now add a final value fee on your postage costs too, and this is hidden. look at your sales, then look at the charges page and see it. THEY DONT ADVERTISE THAT DO THEY. I always charge less than actual postage for my items but that's now gonna change.
gazza12345678927th Aug

what pees me off about fleece you bay, is they now add a final value fee …what pees me off about fleece you bay, is they now add a final value fee on your postage costs too, and this is hidden. look at your sales, then look at the charges page and see it. THEY DONT ADVERTISE THAT DO THEY. I always charge less than actual postage for my items but that's now gonna change.


They made clear that fvf would be on item plus post years ago. Its to stop people putting a ps4 pro on for 99p and £330 postage, to circumvent fees.

All my items include free postage, it makes items more appealing and i know im getting charged 10%. I make sure to include postage into my price
Anyone know if this is still active now? And for those who got it to work, did it only work when the counter-offer had actually expired, or as soon as it was made? Thanks!
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