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    • sparky23
    • By sparky23 10th Mar 17, 11:09 PM
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    Ebay-good till cancelled
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    • 10th Mar 17, 11:09 PM
    Ebay-good till cancelled 10th Mar 17 at 11:09 PM
    Hi can anyone offer advice on this good till cancelled?
    I'm a private seller and I've used my x20 free listing.
    Was trying to see if I had any left and got this option and it listed it free.

    So I've read up on it on Google searches and it's only available apparently to eBay shop owners? Which I'm not. Can eBay change me yo a shop without me knowing? Can anyone tell me where I'd find this info out?

    Many thanks x
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    • Nesty
    • By Nesty 11th Mar 17, 12:26 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 12:26 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 12:26 AM
    No, google is incorrect. I have a couple of listings on good till cancelled and I don't own a ebay shop.

    When you list the item as buy it now. In the duration listing box it's right at the bottom. However it doesn't always display if you are using the Ebay app!

    Good to cancelled is good if you have multiple items the same. The more you sell the more your item makes it's way up the best match chart search.
    The down side is you need sales in order to do that. If you make no sales it remains at the bottom. It's a chicken and egg situation!
    Though, what I do if on best offer (I accept a lower price for the first few items) to get the listing going and up there! After that I only accept a higher price.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 11th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
    Remember as well that GTC is till counted as a listing and will be chargeable every 30 days, it isn't a free option.

    However, if your GTC item was your 21st item this month and still listed for free it means there was or is another offer on your account over and above the free 20 listings. Have a check on your offers as most regular private sellers also have 100 a day free.

    Lastly, also check whether GTC on renewal each 30 days is counted as part of your free listings as it used to be that they were charged regardless of how many free listings you had left, and I'm not up to date at the moment with various 'free' schemes on private accounts.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move posts there. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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