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No 70%/80% eBay Fees Discount in a while...

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Been waiting for a new discount, but nothing. 🙁 Hopefully they'll post a new one in the near future as they're a great incentive to add new listings.

Paying the full eBay fee sort of feels like a punch sometimes.

PhilipMarc
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
bazzab10
bazzab102 weeks ago

Especially when they add the fees to postal costs

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 weeks ago

bazzab10 didn't know they added fees on to postage costs. I haven't listed on Ebay for a while

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bazzab10
bazzab102 weeks ago

Imnotcheap yes unfortunately they add whatever you are charging for postage to the final price of the item you sell then charge the current fees. ☹️

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 weeks ago

bazzab10 doubt I will list anything then

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bazzab10
bazzab102 weeks ago

Imnotcheap don't blame you I just use eBay for buying hard to find bits and pieces.

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pato
pato2 weeks ago

80% or £1 final listings was always a good incentive to post higher priced items, but e-bay has become a farce these days with too many people trying to scam you, as the buyer seems to hold all the cards when it comes to returns.

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 weeks ago

Ebay is a marketplace /auction site - as I'm sure we all know ? It is not ,sadly a charity ! I did use it 20 years ago as a seller , thank you Ebay - I made loads of dosh 😀. I accept it is more difficult as a seller these days and you have to look out for the offers (I presume ? ).

As a buyer I will "buy it now" if it is a good price - I will make an offer perhaps . After all if the offer is accepted the money is there , and I probably won't make another offer .

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa week ago

Maybe they think people will have a New Years clearout so don't need to offer any promotions and over Christmas they are probably very busy anyway. I guess its like Amazon where they try to manage staff time. No point offering discount listings at very busy times I guess.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc
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a week ago

The last one was around December 5th, 2021, so maybe we'll see a new one in a few days.

I got 7 items to list, but don't want to sell paying full fees.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc
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5 days ago

According to an eBay rep it's coming.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc
Original Poster
3 days ago

It's now up.

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Just unfortunate it's 70% as it used to be 80%. Still way bettee than paying the fees entirely.

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wonderingsoul
wonderingsoul3 days ago

is ebay any good these days, i shut my account a few years ago when someone hacked me and started selling a hot tub on my account, weird but put me off it.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc
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3 days ago

I had a small issue with a buyer who somehow didn't notice he bought an American DVD (despite I stated on the title and description), but he agreed to keep it and sell it himself instead.

I read about eBay scams though I always provide accurate photos and tracking ID if anything ever goes wrong.

My nitpick with eBay these days are that their fees are a bit too much.

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pato
pato3 days ago

PhilipMarc There's too many scammers and chancers on e-bay these days, I noticed that you mention sending tracking numbers, I always say in my sales that I post Free 2nd class but discovered that 2nd class has no tracking available, I'm pretty sure the chancers know that and some will say it was received and e-bay will take their word for it and you need to pay them back, so I now post 1st class as with the tracking service I can check to see if it's been delivered.

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Midnightflower
Midnightflower3 days ago

I've just had an email today for 70% off, so might be worth checking yours.

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pato
pato3 days ago

Anyone who is actually selling on ebay and waiting for this promotion, it might be a good idea, if you have any existing items on sale, to end listing and then put it back up for sale, but Do Not click on relist item, repost it using the sell similar option and all of your sales within the 30 days will come under 70% promotion.

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joanne5
joanne53 days ago

I’m finding it a lot more difficult to make a profit selling on eBay these days. There seems to be less buyer interest in general often a single bid wins items even on items where 2/3 years ago there would be a few bids. The charges have increased making lower value items unviable. Like some of you, I’ve experienced an increase in buyers complaining about delayed delivery of just one day even during the recent severe storm, I think I’ve had a scammer too, item delivery tracked and buyer still claiming they haven’t received it. I’m making less than £3 for the listing, packing, posting and then going back and forth with the buyer and the courier. It’s so frustrating.

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