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eBay Promotion: List 5 items a month free

submitted on July 20, 2009 by YanBz in "Sales / Promotions"


Only listing fee is "forgiven", the closing fee still applies but is capped at $20 total per month for the first 5 auctions

http://pages.ebay.com/sell/June2009/List5Free/
     

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  • 32508
    Leighbra
    learner
    Posted by Leighbra on July 21, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I listed some items recently, then tried to list a 6th, and got really hit with the fees.

    Is this "free listing" really a new thing, or a way for them to actually increase their fees over all? It felt like they were trying to push more people into having stores. The fees came to $6 just to list the item, you don't have to list many items before you've paid for your store fee.

    We don't sell on ebay often enough to really keep track of the fees.
  • 32550
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on July 21, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I listed some items recently, then tried to list a 6th, and got really hit with the fees.


    Wait and list it later after 30 days are over. Smile

    Is this "free listing" really a new thing, or a way for them to actually increase their fees over all


    I think it is a bit of both. There sure don't do it out of altruism. Many small sellers flee eBay recently for Amazon and other auction sites so I see this as an effort to slow down the outflow. Here is a good read on the topic: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/.....ty-crisis/
  • 32572
    emma123
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    Posted by emma123 on July 21, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I just listed two item this month and that was free. Big Grin
  • 32588
    tvmitch
    learner
    Posted by tvmitch on July 21, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Yeah, this is a good deal...but watch it, because your 5 free listings carry higher final value fees than your regular listings. This is important if your item falls in the range before the $20 cap occurs; your "free" listing could end up costing $5 in extra final value fees.

    The free listings are great if you have an item you don't think will sell or an auction item you'd like to start at a high price ($25+).
  • 32601
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on July 21, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I don't think you can lose. It says:

    The $0.00 Insertion Fee listings will have a Final Value Fee per listing of 8.75% or $20, whichever is lower


    which means if you are under $20 then they normal 8.75% will kick in, if you are above then your final value fee is capped at $20

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