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Creating 'Placeholder' listings?

Came across this on eBay - never seen people do this before:

So in essence they create a placeholder on a discount FVF day, and then later in the month they can edit to include all the relevant information for an actual listing - thus getting the discounted FVF on it's sale......


  • the_lunatic_is_in_my_head
    the_lunatic_is_in_my_head Forumite Posts: 6,516
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    edited 11 July at 11:15AM
    I'm sure the terms of the offers say you can't do this but should you wish :) you can report under "No item listings" and either test listings or other. Whether eBay bother to enforce or not I don't know.

  • soolin
    soolin Forumite, Ambassador Posts: 71,257
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    Major changes to an auction or BIN always used to remove the FVf offer, although things change so often on ebay it is difficult to know if that still applies.

    However, I assume they would still fall foul of this restriction

    There is of course this statement in the offers
    • Any attempt to manipulate this promotion, or past promotions will lead to automatic exclusion from participation.
    Plus the obvious elephant in the room that this seller doesn't exactly seem to be a private seller anyway. (although ebay seem to have stopped caring about that) 
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