confued by ebay.com fees.

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales
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After a break of some time I decided to list a few things on ebay.com.

All went well, I am using my business account and the start prices are between $3.99- $5. However when I checked fees they are coming up as free , there is a clicky to explain but that takes me to a page that says sellers are allowed 100 free listings a month for items priced between 01 cent and 99 cent. My items are definitely more than that, I haven't made a mistake with the opening price and i am definitely registered as a business.

Have I missed something obvious here or should I be running about panicking that I've done something horribly wrong?
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  • cyberbobcyberbob Forumite
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    That should in theory as far as I can work out cost 25 cents per listing. I haven't listed directly on .com for a long while can't see any obvious announcements or anything.
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    cyberbob wrote: »
    That should in theory as far as I can work out cost 25 cents per listing. I haven't listed directly on .com for a long while can't see any obvious announcements or anything.

    Oh dear, then I think I had better start panicking.

    The link they gave by the question mark where the fees were shown as free led to a page about free listings, but I didn't fit the eiligibility. Maybe it is a glitch?

    Don't panic Mr Mainwaring.
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  • CrowqueenCrowqueen Forumite
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    Ouch. Could it be something to do with the fact that you are registered in an overseas territory - to them, anyway - and their software can distinguish between US territorial and overseas business registration?

    Live Help is based in the US, apparently, so maybe contacting them would be a good idea.
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    Crowqueen wrote: »
    Ouch. Could it be something to do with the fact that you are registered in an overseas territory - to them, anyway - and their software can distinguish between US territorial and overseas business registration?

    Live Help is based in the US, apparently, so maybe contacting them would be a good idea.

    This account is my oldest so was registered on .com as ebay.uk didn't exist. However I changed my currency and registration about 3 years ago,.

    I've definitely not been charged so I think i'll leave it and should a retrospective charge be applied I'll phone and have a moan then and ask what is happening. I think while i've not been charged I'll keep myself below the radar.

    Out of interest I may try some more listings and see what happens.
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  • CrowqueenCrowqueen Forumite
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    soolin wrote: »
    This account is my oldest so was registered on .com as ebay.uk didn't exist. However I changed my currency and registration about 3 years ago,.

    I've definitely not been charged so I think i'll leave it and should a retrospective charge be applied I'll phone and have a moan then and ask what is happening. I think while i've not been charged I'll keep myself below the radar.

    Out of interest I may try some more listings and see what happens.
    Good luck, we'll keep our fingers crossed for you.
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    Thank you Crowqueen, I'll report back later.
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  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    I've listed more and the fees are still showing as Zero:



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    • Listing Currency: U.S. dollar
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  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    Goodness, I really must stop responding to my own posts!

    However, I've had bids already on two of my listed items so for anyone who has been tempted to list on ebay.com it might be worth a go as the buyers are there. here is even the chance you can list for free.

    I only listed on .com as I sold a similair line of items and one of my buyers was from the US and he mentioned that he had only found my listing accidentally as he noticed 'international sellers' at the foot of a search page. He said it had not occured to him that there were sellers in the UK who were prepared to post to the US, and seemed to think I was unique. I thought that if he hadn't realised he could easily buy from the UK then maybe others hadn't either. Having two items bid on within a couple of hours of listing suggests he was not alone and there is an untapped market there in the US.
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  • Similar to this, I've paid my eBay fees but haven't paid my eBay fees! I don't know where they've taken them from, but it's certainly not my PayPal account nor is it my bank account on file. I don't have a credit card. It's very odd.
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    Similar to this, I've paid my eBay fees but haven't paid my eBay fees! I don't know where they've taken them from, but it's certainly not my PayPal account nor is it my bank account on file. I don't have a credit card. It's very odd.

    If you've only just had a notification of fees from Ebay I think you'll find that the email says it's advanced notice of fees so you will get the cash taken from your PP account in a few days time.
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