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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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Quote from eXiON View Post :
Oh great, this is f'ing great. I hope I don't get screwed. I just checked the "All Selling" -> Listing Offers section and noticed I do not have that "Free Mobile Listing" offer showing up there at ALL.

I hope I didn't mess up for using the iOS iPad Version to do this. I still have the original message, even forwarded it to my email account.

Guess I'll post in an hour+ once my listing ends to see what happens..
I just checked my two account, neither showed promo offer there, I did receive the offer email. I was not charged the listing fee ($0.50), when listing the item, so I believe the offer works, otherwise They should have charged me that fee. Let see what happened next.
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Quote from Akarin View Post :
not too sure why people is bashing amazon/ebay/paypal.
roughly 10% commission is not that bad for access to buyers across the US (or globe)
commission rate is not random.

For popular electronics (ipods, cameras, gaming consoles, earphones etc.) generally best to go with amazon 8% fee

for unique/rare items, laptops/desktops, broken electronics, collectibles, etc. generally best to go with ebay 12.9% fee for auction, less for buy it now.

ebay and amazon amazon combined, I have sold maybe 1700 items over the past 27 months?
few bumps on the road, but never once was it not solved to both the buyer and seller's satisfaction.

hint: don't give in to obvious scammer, but when buyers is genuinely concerned, have a problem, want to return or what not, you want to work with them until they are also satisfied even if you are 100% right in the first place.
if customer wants a $15 refund because of whatever, you negotiate with them, don't right out tell them NO. poor feedback is not worth few dollars saved.
Not everything. I am listing a kitchenaid mixer on Amazon. They charge $65 more out of my $360 listing price. The shipping refund is only half what it costs me to ship. What a ripoff !
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Quote from kumastha View Post :
i got a buyer with 14 positive fb but he wont pay for the item. I am losing 30$ if I relist. Why does not ebay provide me this promo again for relisting!

Why don't you give a second chance offer to the second highest bidder. Your account would still show final value fee for the second chance offer but you can get that rectified via ebay customer care. I did this as my buyer didn't pay either.
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Quote from ginsoakedboy81 View Post :
Why don't you give a second chance offer to the second highest bidder. Your account would still show final value fee for the second chance offer but you can get that rectified via ebay customer care. I did this as my buyer didn't pay either.
Thats a gud idea. But unfortunately there was only one bid. Frown
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Quote from veryseablue View Post :
Not everything. I am listing a kitchenaid mixer on Amazon. They charge $65 more out of my $360 listing price. The shipping refund is only half what it costs me to ship. What a ripoff !
shipping credit is standardized, you should consider the total amount you receive rather than just what think shipping should be

example, their shipping credit for psp vita is only $3.99 and there is no way to ship it for that amount, but you figure it in your price, differences is a few cent.

$350 + $17.99
vs
$332.01+$35.98

and you are listing in a high fee categories.
that is one of those time where you should use ebay
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Quote from proghouse View Post :
Ditto, mine not there anymore either. Think as long as we save our initial email we'll be okay. Ebay did screw me over on something like this once before, and I had to call.
I don't even see that email anymore.
but i have older ones in my message box.
some shady ish going on here.
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Quote from blahblahyoutoo View Post :
just checked mine and it isn't there anymore either.
I say anymore because I'm absolutely positive it was there 3 days ago when I first checked.
Quote from eXiON View Post :
Well auction ended, still no FvF being shown. Lol I've sold for about 5 years now on eBay and I still can't remember.. does eBay charge you the FvF immediately after auction ends or after buyer pays?

It's been 10 minutes since my auction ended and still no new/pending charges.
Quote from veryseablue View Post :
I just checked my two account, neither showed promo offer there, I did receive the offer email. I was not charged the listing fee ($0.50), when listing the item, so I believe the offer works, otherwise They should have charged me that fee. Let see what happened next.
Quote from proghouse View Post :
Ditto, mine not there anymore either. Think as long as we save our initial email we'll be okay. Ebay did screw me over on something like this once before, and I had to call.
The listing promotion isn't going to show up in the "listing offers" section anymore because the promotion is over.. It was only good for 2 days. You aren't able to view expired promotions in that section. After the promotion is over it disappears. It works the same way with all other promotions such as the one where you get 50 free listings per month. It will disappear once a new month starts..

Once your item sells you won't find it listed in the "fees" section because there is no fee. You will be able to find it in a section under the "promotion savings" tab. This is a relatively new tab. Here is how to get there:

1) Click on My Ebay
2) Click on "Account" tab
3) Under your account balance you should find 4 tabs "All Account Activity", "Fees", "Credits", and "Payments and Refunds".
Click on one of those tabs (doesn't matter which one)
4) Click on "Promotional Savings" tab (wasn't there in the screen prior).

That is where you will find your final value fee waived..


HTH
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Quote from byrne3 View Post :
The listing promotion isn't going to show up in the "listing offers" section anymore because the promotion is over.. It was only good for 2 days. You aren't able to view expired promotions in that section. After the promotion is over it disappears. It works the same way with all other promotions such as the one where you get 50 free listings per month. It will disappear once a new month starts..

Once your item sells you won't find it listed in the "fees" section because there is no fee. You will be able to find it in a section under the "promotion savings" tab. This is a relatively new tab. Here is how to get there:

1) Click on My Ebay
2) Click on "Account" tab
3) Under your account balance you should find 4 tabs "All Account Activity", "Fees", "Credits", and "Payments and Refunds".
Click on one of those tabs (doesn't matter which one)
4) Click on "Promotional Savings" tab (wasn't there in the screen prior).

That is where you will find your final value fee waived..


HTH
Thanks and repped
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Quote from Akarin View Post :
if its just buyer's remorse and return condition difers then sent, then you should only charge restocking fee equal to the differences between market value and paid value.
Pretty sure ebay capped restocking fees at 15% or 20% (otherwise you could just charge a 100% restocking fee).

Problem is, difference between New and Used items on ebay is more than 20%, more like 50%.

If you try to resell a NIB returned item as New Other (where the difference is more like 20%) you just open yourself to more problems.

If I'm a buyer and a previous buyers has taken a NIB item out of the box and handled it than I consider that item Used (albeit lighty, but still used), not New Other.

Quote from Akarin View Post :
if customer wants a $15 refund because of whatever, you negotiate with them, don't right out tell them NO. poor feedback is not worth few dollars saved.
But buyers have figured this out and instead of $15 refunds they are asking it for $400 items. Makes sense, to the buyer what's the difference? I mean if you're gonna scam someone and ebay/paypal is gonna side with you, why do it only on small dollar items, why not do it on any item?

Buyers know sellers don't want to risk a neg, even for a high ticket item because feedback rep is everything on ebay.
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Quote from ZdenoChara View Post :
Does anyone even make money on Ebay anymore? Their fees are outrageous for small time sellers.
Yes, if you're not you're doing it wrong.

If you have an alternative suggestion for 10% overhead I'm all ears.

You do realize a small business Brick and Mortar overhead is like 50% don't you?

10% is cheap as hell, comparatively.
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Quote from shadowshopper View Post :
Pretty sure ebay capped restocking fees at 15% or 20% (otherwise you could just charge a 100% restocking fee).

Problem is, difference between New and Used items on ebay is more than 20%, more like 50%.

If you try to resell a NIB returned item as New Other (where the difference is more like 20%) you just open yourself to more problems.

If I'm a buyer and a previous buyers has taken a NIB item out of the box and handled it than I consider that item Used (albeit lighty, but still used), not New Other.



But buyers have figured this out and instead of $15 refunds they are asking it for $400 items. Makes sense, to the buyer what's the difference? I mean if you're gonna scam someone and ebay/paypal is gonna side with you, why do it only on small dollar items, why not do it on any item?

Buyers know sellers don't want to risk a neg, even for a high ticket item because feedback rep is everything on ebay.
dosen't happen very often. for me, its less than half a % of my sales that buyer wants partial refund for whatever reason, and items I sell averages $250 each~

restocking fee is not capped, but if ridiculous amount (like 50% or 100%) the buyer will just escalate the case to ebay.

New and like-new items are similiarly priced 15-20% in difference maybe.
unless its a rare collectible that loses value once opened in which you state it in your description.
in which case you list it as used- like new for amazon, or on ebay used but in description, clearly describe that it has only very slight usage.
unless the buyer abused the item, which also dosen't happen very often within the few weeks return window.
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Quote from Akarin View Post :
not too sure why people is bashing amazon/ebay/paypal.
roughly 10% commission is not that bad for access to buyers across the US (or globe)
commission rate is not random, they figure this stuff out. if commission is lower, then neither buyer nor seller would be protected from potential fraud.
I know people will say "They only protect the buyer and screw the seller". But if you read their seller protection terms, its clear if you don't follow their rules then you only leave yourself vulnerable even if you "think" you did everything right.

For popular electronics (ipods, cameras, gaming consoles, earphones etc.) generally best to go with amazon 8% fee

for unique/rare items, laptops/desktops, broken electronics, collectibles, etc. generally best to go with ebay 12.9% fee for auction, less for buy it now.

ebay and amazon amazon combined, I have sold maybe 1700 items over the past 27 months?
few bumps on the road, but never once was it not solved to both the buyer and seller's satisfaction.

hint: don't give in to obvious scammer, but when buyers is genuinely concerned, have a problem, want to return or what not, you want to work with them until they are also satisfied even if you are 100% right in the first place.
if customer wants a $15 refund because of whatever, you negotiate with them, don't right out tell them NO. poor feedback is not worth few dollars saved.

always accept returns within reasonable time frame. If buyer's fault, they pay for shipping both ways. if seller's fault, you pay for shipping both ways. if you can sell it in the same condition, do not charge restocking fee or that ticks off the buyer.
if its just buyer's remorse and return condition difers then sent, then you should only charge restocking fee equal to the differences between market value and paid value.

also protect yourself against potential losses
for buyers less then 30 feedbacks on ebay, I add signature confirmation to purchases over $100
everyone else I add signature confirmation to purchases over $200 (ebay rules)

for amazon.
I add signature confirmation to people living in apt, sending to business address, or purchases over $250

I agree that a company should be able to charge whatever they want to. I'm not saying anything against that; however, I think the whole commission thing is Bufu Bull Shit.

It takes eBay the same effort, bandwidth, etc... if I am selling a $3.00 matchbox car or a $100 matchbox car.
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Quote from Akarin View Post :

restocking fee is not capped, but if ridiculous amount (like 50% or 100%) the buyer will just escalate the case to ebay..

It's capped at 20%. I found the stupid page once, can't find it now but it exists.
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Quote from GuySakar View Post :
I agree that a company should be able to charge whatever they want to. I'm not saying anything against that; however, I think the whole commission thing is Bufu Bull Shit.

It takes eBay the same effort, bandwidth, etc... if I am selling a $3.00 matchbox car or a $100 matchbox car.
higher priced item means higher risk of losses due to.

1. fraudulent payment.
2. fraudulent seller.
3. fraudulent buyer.

Quote from shadowshopper View Post :
It's capped at 20%. I found the stupid page once, can't find it now but it exists.
it isn't capped at anything, its a suggestion only, same with amazon.
if buyer agrees to a 25% restocking fee, then 25% it is.
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New and like-new items are similiarly priced 15-20% in difference maybe.
unless its a rare collectible that loses value once opened in which you state it in your description.
in which case you list it as used- like new for amazon, or on ebay used but in description, clearly describe that it has only very slight usage.
unless the buyer abused the item, which also dosen't happen very often within the few weeks return window.
No, difference between New and New Other is 20%

Difference between New and Used is ~50%
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