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Old 03-05-2010, 10:54 AM
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hi, title says it all really, does anyone know when the possibility of the next free listing day on ebay will be?
many thanks
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:57 AM
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They normally only let you know 3 days before. There was one a few weeks back so I wouldn't expect one till the back of June.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:21 AM
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I only list on free listing days now, especially after the fee hikes.
Listing fees haven't increased since 2008. Final value fees you pay if its free listing or not.
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Old 03-05-2010, 4:22 PM
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ohh just got an email about 100 free listings a month from ebay for all sellers ?? did you get it i think it came today i have tryed to copy and paste but i cannot
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In March 2009 we introduced zero insertion fees for private sellers in the UK and Ireland who list items in auction-style format with a starting price of 0.99 / 1.49 EUR or lower. Since this launch there has been a significant increase in both the number and variety of items listed for sale. This has been welcomed by buyers who are finding great deals.

However, a few sellers have been taking advantage of this pricing to list very large volumes of lower quality goods, creating a poor experience for buyers and other sellers. In order to keep the marketplace in balance, we are introducing a new limit on the number of auction-style listings that do not incur an insertion fee.


From 2 June 2010, all private sellers listing directly on eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie will be entitled to 100 free auction-style listings per month. Thereafter the listings will incur an insertion fee.

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this is the start of it
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Old 03-05-2010, 4:38 PM
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In March 2009 we introduced zero insertion fees for private sellers in the UK and Ireland who list items in auction-style format with a starting price of 0.99 / 1.49 EUR or lower. Since this launch there has been a significant increase in both the number and variety of items listed for sale. This has been welcomed by buyers who are finding great deals.

However, a few sellers have been taking advantage of this pricing to list very large volumes of lower quality goods, creating a poor experience for buyers and other sellers. In order to keep the marketplace in balance, we are introducing a new limit on the number of auction-style listings that do not incur an insertion fee.


From 2 June 2010, all private sellers listing directly on eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie will be entitled to 100 free auction-style listings per month. Thereafter the listings will incur an insertion fee.

eBay.co.uk
this is the start of it
That's about the restriction of free 99p listings to 100 per month. The free 99p start auctions have been in for some time now, it started March 2009. At that time and some time before most of the listing fees were reduced and gallery charges were also waived and the final value fees increased.

According to last years listing days the next free one will be at the end of June.

As it looks like some don't know the current listing fees in auction categories for private sellers is as follows
Listings starting at between 0.01 – 0.99 are Free
1.00 - 4.99 is 15p
5.00 - 14.99 - 25p
15.00 - 29.99 - 50p
30.00 - 99.99 - 1.00
100 or more - 1.30

In media it is free up to 99p and 10p for 1 or more.

Final value fees are 10% up to a maximum of 40.

I can understand a problem with final value fees but waiting for free listing days seems rather pointless, given that the savings will generally be minimal.


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Old 04-05-2010, 1:05 PM
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I'm waiting for that too , have 2 boxes full ....
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:34 AM
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Just recieved an email from Ebay 10 MINS ago to say this weekend 8th and 9th May are free listing
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Not pointless for me, I sold 19 items on the last free listing day.

Items were all high value items which would have cost me well over 20 to list.
Which means you sold over 600 of goods, given that there is less competition during periods with no free listing days you may have achieved a higher sale price, just a theory.

Hope all those who see the free listing weekend as worthwhile do well this coming weekend.
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hi, title says it all really, does anyone know when the possibility of the next free listing day on ebay will be?
many thanks
Ive just had a word with Ebay and they are doing a free listing this weekend 8th and 9th of May
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Old 08-05-2010, 9:54 AM
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Are there any conditions to the free listing? Just tried listing some items with a start price varying between 99p and 3.99 and they wanted a listing fee?

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Old 08-05-2010, 10:29 AM
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http://pages.ebay.co.uk/promos/0IF_100508/index.html
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Are there any conditions to the free listing? Just tried listing some items with a start price varying between 99p and 3.99 and they wanted a listing fee?

Jon
How does it say. Normally it will tell you the fee but when you look at the bottom total it will say 0
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Old 29-06-2010, 9:17 AM
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Anyone know if a free listing day is on the cards soon?
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Old 29-06-2010, 10:13 AM
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Anyone know if a free listing day is on the cards soon?
there will prob be one around start of july, seems to be at the start of month, just a thought mind you,

also last free listing day i listed 43 items and sold 1
so i just relisted and paid fees and have a few items with bids on now with a few days to go.
Unless i have a high value item i'm going to avoid the free listing days.
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Old 29-06-2010, 10:59 AM
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Hi, the same happen to me - I listed loads of items and only sold a couple. I think Ebay becomes totally clogged with stuff on the free listing days and there's less chnce of selling/getting a good price for your items (in my experience - depends on what you are listing I suppose.)
I must remember that "Money Saving" is not buying heavily discounted items that I do not need.

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Hopefully it will be this Sunday, as I'm out the one after.

I use the free lisiting days to sell stuff cheap, for prices about 1.20 or 1.30, at least after the ebay and paypal fees you might get a 1.

Ebay isn't much good now for cheap selling, photograph, list, answer question, send invoice, wrap, post all for a 1
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July 24th and 25th are free listing - just had an email from eBay about it.
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Old 23-07-2010, 7:47 AM
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July 24th and 25th are free listing - just had an email from eBay about it.
It's being mentioned on the community boards but there is no announcement to link to yet. As soon as there is I'll start a new thread with the details. Thank you

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Old 06-09-2010, 9:52 AM
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Default eBay free listing

Hello,

Does anyone have any idea if and when eBay will next have a free listing period?

Regards,
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