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Last Edited by widgit February 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Check your eBay message folder. Invitation only.

Two of my accounts both got the invite so it must be pretty common.Big Grin

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http://pages.ebay.com/mobileselli...html#terms

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What is the promotion?
Invited sellers (“sellers”) who list in the Auction-style, Auction-style with the Buy It Now feature added, or Fixed Price formats via an approved eBay mobile application pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein will pay no Insertion Fee, and no Final Value Fee (collectively referred to as "Promotion") for one listing during the Promotion period as defined below. Please note: free Insertion Fee and free Final Value Fee will be applied to seller’s first listing only during the Promotion.

1, 3, 5, and 7-day listing durations are included as part of this Promotion. 10-day listings in the Fixed Price format are also included. 10-day Auction-style listings will not be charged an Insertion Fee, but will continue to be subject to the listing upgrade fee.

Who’s eligible?
The Promotion is available by invitation only. Sellers that qualify for participation will have received an email, and/or a message in My eBay. The Promotion is then activated with the seller’s qualifying eBay User ID. The Promotion is for invited sellers only and is not transferrable.
When is it?
For listings in the U.S., this Promotion starts on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 00:00:01 PT (12:00 AM plus one second), and will end on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 23:59:59 PT (11:59 PM plus 59 seconds) (the “Promotion Period”). For listings in Canada, this Promotion will begin at 00:00:01 ET (12:00 AM plus one second) on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 and will end on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 23:59:59 ET (11:59 PM plus 59 seconds), (the “Promotion Period”).
How do I get the Promotional Rate?
Sellers that have been invited to participate in the Promotion will automatically receive the Promotional rate when they create one listing during the Promotion Period in Auction-style, Auction-style with the Buy It Now feature added, or Fixed Price formats by using an eBay mobile application and the sellers’ qualifying eBay User ID.

Qualifying items must be listed with an eBay mobile application for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry. Items listed on eBay.com from the browser of a mobile device do not qualify. Similarly, items listed by visiting eBay.com on a desktop computer browser do not qualify. Items must be listed with a native mobile application downloaded from the Apple, Android, Windows, or BlackBerry app stores to qualify. Click here to download the mobile application.

An important note about how Final Value Fees will be displayed: For sellers listing with an eBay mobile application, the zero Final Value Fee Promotional Rate will not be shown during the listing process. Instead, the discount will be reflected in the “View Account Status” section in My eBay, as well as in the seller’s next invoice.

Summary of Restrictions & Exclusions. Please take time to read the full terms for all the details.

Sellers can list one item as part of this Promotion with an eBay mobile application for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry. Only single quantity listings are eligible for this Promotion. Listings in which the seller is selling a single quantity of an item are eligible, but listings in which multiple items are being sold through the same listing are not eligible.
This Promotion does not apply to the following: 30-day and Good ‘Til Cancelled listing durations, items listed in eBay Motors Passenger Vehicles, Motorcycles, Boats, Power Sports, Other Vehicles, Motors Local Market, Professional Services, Real Estate, Classified Ad listings. The following business and industrial categories are excluded from the Promotion: Tractors & Farm Machinery (91952), Antique Tractors & Equipment (45009), Heavy Equipment (25249), Concession Trailers & Carts (67145), Imaging & Aesthetics Equipment (92036), Forklifts & Other Lifts (97185), Tractors (160935), Manufacturing Equipment (92080), Metalworking Equipment (92082), and Commercial Printing Presses (26247).
Fees for optional features (such as Reserve Price, Subtitle, Gallery Plus, 10-day Auction-style listings upgrade fee, listing in 2 categories, etc.) will still apply. 10-day Auction-style listings will not be charged an Insertion Fee, but will continue to be subject to the listing upgrade fee. Any applicable PayPal fees will still apply.
When listing an item in multiple categories, sellers will not pay the Insertion Fee for the first category but will be charged an Insertion Fee for each additional category selected. For example, if a seller lists one item in two (2) different categories, the seller will not incur an Insertion Fee for the first category, but will be charged for the second category.
Only sellers whose accounts meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards are eligible. If you are invited to participate in the Promotion, please sign in to My eBay and view your Seller Dashboard to verify whether your account is currently meeting the standards. If you have received fewer than 10 detailed seller ratings from buyers, this information will not appear in My eBay; however, you will receive email notification if your account falls below the minimum performance standards. Find out more about seller performance standards.
All existing selling limits on sellers’ account (as well as category and item limits) still apply, and may exclude and prevent seller from creating the maximum number of listings in this Promotion.
The Promotional Rate does not apply to listings with a start date prior to Tuesday, February 12, 2013, including those listings revised during the Promotion Period. Additionally, the Promotional Rate will not apply to listings scheduled to start after the Promotion Period. Listings created prior to Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and scheduled to start during the Promotion Period, will be eligible to receive the Promotional Rate.
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Last Edited by mirai February 14, 2013 at 07:49 PM
2/14 Update: Appears to be a bait and switch trick by eBay. eBay made the message containing the offer "disappear" from our inboxes. Listings on Mobile now say there will be a final value fee if your item sells.
Above is incorrect. eBay promotional messages like this tend to always self-destruct after expiring. Listing on mobile always says there will be a Final Value Fee, as covered by T&C:
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An important note about how Final Value Fees will be displayed: For sellers listing with an eBay mobile application, the zero Final Value Fee Promotional Rate will not be shown during the listing process. Instead, the discount will be reflected in the "View Account Status" section in My eBay, as well as in the seller's next invoice.

In case you didn't get this email just login to your account in the ebay app on smartphone and you'll see this offer there

Single item listing using auction-style, auction-style w/ buy it now, fixed price listing only.

Fixed price listings with 30-day duration or good til canceled are NOT ELIGIBLE

Remember, item must be listed using the ebay app for ios or android or Windows Phone

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#76
I got this promo. last month, so maybe they roll it out to some ppl at different times...

I can't wait until the government finally decides Ebay is a monopoly and regulates them accordingly though... Oh, and BTW.. it's funny that everyone says Craigslist ROCKS, and Ebay is EVIL when Ebay owns a large portion of Craigslist...
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#77
I remember when people loved eBay, now everywhere you go all you here is dissatisfaction and derogatory nicknames for the site.
They still have some good deals here and there, the fees are getting ridiculous though not sure how sellers even survive there.
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I got this promo. last month, so maybe they roll it out to some ppl at different times...

I can't wait until the government finally decides Ebay is a monopoly and regulates them accordingly though... Oh, and BTW.. it's funny that everyone says Craigslist ROCKS, and Ebay is EVIL when Ebay owns a large portion of Craigslist...
personally I think they compete pretty well against amazon on the buy it now side. (for higher priced items)
auction is little high, but there is no comparable ways to get rid of salvaged items, rare collectibles, unique items etc.
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I sold a Microsoft points card a couple of weeks ago and the guy is now saying the code did not work, after he asked to have it emailed to him. After he filed an item not received case, I bought a shipping label and will have the card sent to him within the next few days.

Am I in the clear or will eBay side with him after the inevitable item not as described case.
Note: I have sold several other cards within the same time period without any problems. But this buyer does have decent (100+) feedback.
My gut feeling tells me he is lying. Why would it take him 2 weeks for him to notify you that the code doesn't work, after you emailed it to him?

Anyways... in the listing, did you clearly state that the code will be emailed only or did it have any shipping options? Paypal typically sides with the buyer.
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My gut feeling tells me he is lying. Why would it take him 2 weeks for him to notify you that the code doesn't work, after you emailed it to him?

Anyways... in the listing, did you clearly state that the code will be emailed only or did it have any shipping options? Paypal typically sides with the buyer.
It was not explicitly stated that the code would be emailed, however the shipping option was free. Buyer uses poor grammar/spelling, but eBay will obviously not take this, or my current trend of satisfied customers of the same item into account when ruling.
Funny thing is I called out the buyer on the time delay in between asking the code to be emailed, finding out the code did not work, and then emailing me about it. Had no response, took it straight to customer support.
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#81
If I list an item using the iPhone app, then go make revisions to the listing on my desktop PC, or if I create a listing on my desktop and then save it for later and then list it in the iPhone app, will that affect the promo at all?
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Quote from s1nad0w View Post :
I sold a Microsoft points card a couple of weeks ago and the guy is now saying the code did not work, after he asked to have it emailed to him. After he filed an item not received case, I bought a shipping label and will have the card sent to him within the next few days.

Am I in the clear or will eBay side with him after the inevitable item not as described case.
Note: I have sold several other cards within the same time period without any problems. But this buyer does have decent (100+) feedback.
Your money is as good as gone. As soon as the buyer files a not as described case, ebay/paypal will take the money from your account and return it to the buyer. Sellers always lose resolution cases, buyers always win. Always. The whole resolution process is a scam - seller always loses.

Forget the appeal, ebay won't even consider a seller's side of the story. That's why people in this thread are mentioning bricks. Once a not as described case is filed, the buyer only has to send a shipment back to the seller with a tracking number. It doesn't matter what's returned. As long as a tracking number shows something was sent back to the seller, ebay returns the money. Seller always loses.

I always read the "most hated companies" magazine articles thinking ebay / paypal will make the list, but they haven't yet. I know they're #1 and #2 on my list of most hated.
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#83
Cool. I ended a previously for-sale item then relisted it with the app. One minute, saved me $10 in fees Smilie
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It was not explicitly stated that the code would be emailed, however the shipping option was free. Buyer uses poor grammar/spelling, but eBay will obviously not take this, or my current trend of satisfied customers of the same item into account when ruling.
Funny thing is I called out the buyer on the time delay in between asking the code to be emailed, finding out the code did not work, and then emailing me about it. Had no response, took it straight to customer support.
If shipping was free, then always ship something. A tracking number is your only protection from buyers you have, so make sure you have one... Also, why does everyone rely on Ebay to solver their fraud problems. Simply tell the buyer that you will press criminal charges and also take them to small claims court... If you still have the code, you can look up who used it and how. Kind of a slam dunk in court...
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#85
ooo crap, i wish i got this deal myself. i have a ip 4s listed just today. should i try to get them to wave it for me?
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#86
Would this work on a iPod touch?
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#87
holy crap, i just checked my ebay message and there it was! no insertion free and no final value fee. thanks dude you saved me alot of money on this Big Grin repped!
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If shipping was free, then always ship something. A tracking number is your only protection from buyers you have, so make sure you have one... Also, why does everyone rely on Ebay to solver their fraud problems. Simply tell the buyer that you will press criminal charges and also take them to small claims court... If you still have the code, you can look up who used it and how. Kind of a slam dunk in court...
After a few short hours of deliberation, eBay has gone in favor of the buyer, but has stated that I was found to be not at fault (then who is at fault)....Even after I purchased a shipping label, they did not recognize it.

How would one pursue the scammer and look up who used a code?
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After a few short hours of deliberation, eBay has gone in favor of the buyer, but has stated that I was found to be not at fault (then who is at fault)....Even after I purchased a shipping label, they did not recognize it.

How would one pursue the scammer and look up who used a code?
I've emailed about a dozen codes (mostly game redemption/steam valued around $20 or so) and never had any issues

But to always be on the safe side, state in your listing that you will physically mail the code, whenever people ask me if I can email the code I check their feedback, if they do not have 200+ and 0 neutral/negative I will not do it

Since I do not know how microsoft codes work, or whatever it was you sold, it might be hard/impossible to track, depending on the value it might not be worth your time as well

other than that, I'm sorry to say but ebay is filled to the rim with scammers, I have people bothering me with odd requests on a weekly basis, just know you rights/ebay rules and stick with them and you'll be fine

codes/GC's/intangible objects are always a higher risk than physical items
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Quote from s1nad0w View Post :
After a few short hours of deliberation, eBay has gone in favor of the buyer, but has stated that I was found to be not at fault (then who is at fault)....Even after I purchased a shipping label, they did not recognize it.

How would one pursue the scammer and look up who used a code?
Did you keep the code? You should be able to check if it's been used or not... And hopefully who's account it was used on. Then you have his address, and name from shipping... Try to get his local police to give him a call and tell him he is committing fraud and theft. How would he like to proceed? Hopefully he will re-Paypal you... or you have to start filing charges.
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