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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 30th Apr 19, 4:50 PM
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    MSE 'We test eBay vs Facebook' blog discussion
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    • 30th Apr 19, 4:50 PM
    MSE 'We test eBay vs Facebook' blog discussion 30th Apr 19 at 4:50 PM
    We test eBay vs Facebook selling prices - which wins?
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    • Puffalump_13
    • By Puffalump_13 30th Apr 19, 10:46 PM
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    • 30th Apr 19, 10:46 PM
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    • 30th Apr 19, 10:46 PM
    Facebook wins every time buyer collect, most things sell within 24 hours no packaging, no running down the post office and expensive fees Bye Bye EBay 😂👍
    • move2leeds
    • By move2leeds 30th Apr 19, 11:03 PM
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    • 30th Apr 19, 11:03 PM
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    • 30th Apr 19, 11:03 PM
    the pound listings are great as Ebay don't make more money than you ! Becareful when listing on the 1 promotions as you cannot set the time of the listing it automatically sets for a 30 DAY listing period and you cannot alter, for some products and if your item doesn't sell within this time it automatically relists and you are 1 charged a listing fee and 2 then when your item sells it reverts to the 10% charge final fee.

    They are also limiting you to a certain number of promotional items per year.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 1st May 19, 8:16 AM
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    • 1st May 19, 8:16 AM
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    • 1st May 19, 8:16 AM
    the pound listings are great as Ebay don't make more money than you ! Becareful when listing on the 1 promotions as you cannot set the time of the listing it automatically sets for a 30 DAY listing period and you cannot alter, for some products and if your item doesn't sell within this time it automatically relists and you are 1 charged a listing fee and 2 then when your item sells it reverts to the 10% charge final fee.

    They are also limiting you to a certain number of promotional items per year.
    Originally posted by move2leeds
    As you say the BIN listings can now only be GTC, I put a sticky announcement up as there was a lot of talk about it on various forums:
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5984456

    Ebay have confirmed that as long as you have available listings when it renews then you will not be charged a listing fee on the relist. Also the business news released yesterday has made some additional changes to the way the billing period on GTC listings work:

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5996323

    Virtually all of the private seller offfers include auction, so you don't have to use a BIN if you don't want.

    As for limiting the promo offers, I'm not entirely sure what you mean. There is no cap on the amount of offers that sellers receive, although not all sellers get the same offers at the same time. There is also the big difference between private and business sellers. There is a long running thread that you can subscribe to that notifies when people see offers so that you can check your own account, the thread is here:
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3824175
    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 volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. 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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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 1st May 19, 9:46 AM
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    • 1st May 19, 9:46 AM
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    Facebook for me

    I sell a lot of stuff via FB, often large items we no longer want - Id hate the think what the postage would be for a table tennis table for example

    Also because its a local group I sell on, I quite often buy from people I actually know and I know Im getting good quality - esp when it comes to children clothes and toys

    Because theres no fees, no postage etc, prices can be a lot lower than eBay . And posts stay on the page until they sell. Ive listed things, had no interest, forgot all about them, then 3 or 4 months later, someone messages and voila - sold
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • fallen121
    • By fallen121 1st May 19, 2:08 PM
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    • 1st May 19, 2:08 PM
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    I run a Facebook Buy & Sell page for books - the people who join read and collect a particular niche genre of of book, particularly classic boys and girl's adventure and school stories from the 1940s and 1950s. We generally already know each other from membership of clubs and associations connected to our collecting hobby, although the nationwide and international nature of the group means that postage IS involved.

    The problem we've been having is that sales posts frequently fall foul of the Facebook "prohibited items" filter because the books are "young adult" and involve terms which Facebook's automated systems frequently misinterpret. So for example, books called "A Walk in Wolf Wood" and "They Both Liked Dogs" were removed because you are not allowed to sell live animals. And books involving cowboys have been taken down because the cover illustrations sometimes show young men in ten gallon hats riding horses with guns strapped to their saddles and this violates the firearms policy! So although we enjoy buying and selling with others who share our collecting interests, it is not without problems.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 1st May 19, 2:43 PM
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    I run a Facebook Buy & Sell page for books - the people who join read and collect a particular niche genre of of book, particularly classic boys and girl's adventure and school stories from the 1940s and 1950s. We generally already know each other from membership of clubs and associations connected to our collecting hobby, although the nationwide and international nature of the group means that postage IS involved.

    The problem we've been having is that sales posts frequently fall foul of the Facebook "prohibited items" filter because the books are "young adult" and involve terms which Facebook's automated systems frequently misinterpret. So for example, books called "A Walk in Wolf Wood" and "They Both Liked Dogs" were removed because you are not allowed to sell live animals. And books involving cowboys have been taken down because the cover illustrations sometimes show young men in ten gallon hats riding horses with guns strapped to their saddles and this violates the firearms policy! So although we enjoy buying and selling with others who share our collecting interests, it is not without problems.
    Originally posted by fallen121
    I am unable to sell a Beswick horse as it violates their live animal policy. This week as well I was warned that my vintage brass vase violated their animal policy as well- although I have absolutely no idea why.
    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 volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. 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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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 1st May 19, 4:37 PM
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    I am unable to sell a Beswick horse as it violates their live animal policy. This week as well I was warned that my vintage brass vase violated their animal policy as well- although I have absolutely no idea why.
    Originally posted by soolin
    The very idea! How dare you! Trying to sell a Beswick, even if it not such a rare horse! Next, you'll be wanting to sell a matching pair of Staffordshire China dogs!!
    • pammyjayne
    • By pammyjayne 3rd May 19, 9:52 AM
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    • 3rd May 19, 9:52 AM
    Facebook problems
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    • 3rd May 19, 9:52 AM
    Hi, I'm new to Facebook - never really wanted to use it but recently been interested in selling via market place etc. Ive tried twice and subsequently had my account disabled, I'm about to try again with a new email address - any tips?
    Im confused regarding why this happened and despite many attempts to make contact via various fb forms, I've had nothing back to help resolve what i may have done wrong.
    I opened a private account and then a business page and next i joined as many local selling groups as i could. Next thing i new, account disabled!????
    • pammyjayne
    • By pammyjayne 3rd May 19, 10:42 AM
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    Hi can i contact you by dm?
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 3rd May 19, 7:10 PM
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    Facebook for me

    I sell a lot of stuff via FB, often large items we no longer want - Id hate the think what the postage would be for a table tennis table for example

    Also because its a local group I sell on, I quite often buy from people I actually know and I know Im getting good quality - esp when it comes to children clothes and toys

    Because theres no fees, no postage etc, prices can be a lot lower than eBay . And posts stay on the page until they sell. Ive listed things, had no interest, forgot all about them, then 3 or 4 months later, someone messages and voila - sold
    Originally posted by suki1964
    ^^ exactly this.

    Frustrating part is when 'buyers' don't bother to come and collect the items they want and don't tell you they've changed their mind but worth the hassle imo for a number of items when you factor in postage, paypal and eBay fees.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 3rd May 19, 8:13 PM
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    Hi, I'm new to Facebook - never really wanted to use it but recently been interested in selling via market place etc. Ive tried twice and subsequently had my account disabled, I'm about to try again with a new email address - any tips?
    Im confused regarding why this happened and despite many attempts to make contact via various fb forms, I've had nothing back to help resolve what i may have done wrong.
    I opened a private account and then a business page and next i joined as many local selling groups as i could. Next thing i new, account disabled!????
    Originally posted by pammyjayne

    Business accounts are not usually accepted on local FB pages.

    My local one allows small local businesses to advertise, but only one post per day - no bumping

    There are also quite a few rules about what you can sell laid down by facebook and then each group has its own rules

    My local one for example insists that each item has a selling price, none of this PM me, best offer scenarios

    Its a good idea to read the rules of the selling pages as well as FBs
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • soolin
    • By soolin 4th May 19, 4:39 PM
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    Business accounts are not usually accepted on local FB pages.

    My local one allows small local businesses to advertise, but only one post per day - no bumping

    There are also quite a few rules about what you can sell laid down by facebook and then each group has its own rules

    My local one for example insists that each item has a selling price, none of this PM me, best offer scenarios

    Its a good idea to read the rules of the selling pages as well as FBs
    Originally posted by suki1964
    As you say each site is different, I belong to many that are happy for business sellers to use the site as much as a private seller.

    However, I find virtually all my sales are currently via marketplace and not the local selling sites, and around a third of my items are paid by PayPal and posted.
    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 volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. 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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    • soolin
    • By soolin 4th May 19, 4:39 PM
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    Although this is the US, this article is very interesting:

    https://realmoney.thestreet.com/investing/technology/facebooks-new-marketplace-services-a-headache-for-ebay-14947465?fbclid=IwAR1rU-mYMuBtrJgZVrrmh9qHbWOYm9tRWbPf9KucSrE_FTQgcY34H7ow pZ0
    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 volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. 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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