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eBay: NO Insertion Fee and NO Final Value Fee on ONE item listed through mobile app Feb 12-14 YMMV

mirai 1,690 February 11, 2013 at 08:36 PM in Other (3) More eBay Deals
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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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#451
Quote from joevanni View Post :
I do pretty well on Craigslist with some items and sell on other small trade boards. . .

Ebay is a straight up monopoly.
Really? What definition do you use for "monopoly"?
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#452
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
the commission sucks, but what gets me more are the policies they've enacted over time.
the inability to give buyers negative feedback, always siding with the buyers, etc.

and being the only game in town will always put you in the hated column.
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#453
Quote from Bagira View Post :
I tend to agree. EBay charges 10%, PayPal 8%.you offer free shipping, you are screwed completely.
did you pull 8% out of your a$$? try 3%
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Quote from joevanni View Post :
Tell that to the thousands of ebay powersellers/sellers who have vented on ebay forums about fraudulent buyers taking full advantage of Ebay's new 100% buyer protection system. They've lost thousands of dollars on transactions where they followed everything by the book(taken pictures, videos of shipments, purchased signature confirmation, etc.) to have ebay side with the lying buyer each time. The seller doesn't even have recourse to post negative feedback because Ebay's new system won't allow it.

Until you have the experience of being scammed on ebay (which you said you haven't) then I don't think it's wise to defend Ebay as if your life depends on it. The new CEO already stated they wanted to drive out casual sellers and flea marketers because they aren't profitable enough. Yes, the very exact consumers who built Ebay were told by the CEO they are useless.

So if you think Ebay cares anything about you(even if you're a powerseller) you have another thing coming. I hope you don't experience dealing with a scammer because you'll lose your money. It happened to me once and I truly understand how sellers who have been cheated feel. It's not a good feeling but you learn to get over it.

I rarely sell on Ebay these days(instead I mainly buy things there). I do pretty well on Craigslist with some items and sell on other small trade boards. I find it's much easier to sell to people you know and trust. However, their is the occasional time I list something on ebay when they have these type of promotions. I was lucky the past two times this promotion ran. My buyers turned out to be great (thank God) but I'm not naive about what's going on with the buyer fraud these days. It's ridiculous and their is basically nothing you can do about because Ebay is a straight up monopoly.
I agree 100%. I used to be a power seller. After the new buyer protection program went in effect along with sellers not being able to leave negative feedback anymore, I started selling stuff on CL. Here is an example, sold an item on ebay, with 20+ pictures, covered every single spot, along with detailed description of minor flaws. Buyer received, complained through ebay that item had flaws, ebay/paypal put a lock on my bank account for the amount buyer paid, buyer sent it back to me, ebay/paypal refunded buyer straight from my bank account without my approval, ebay kept final value fee. Good thing I had money on my bank account, otherwise it would have caused an overdraft resulting in more fees. Oh yea, did I mention that I set the return policy to "no return accepted"? Bending over for all dishonest buyers while not giving rats a$$ about sellers
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#455
can you edit your listing on the computer once you post from the mobile app?
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#456
Quote from CheapOismynameO View Post :
can you edit your listing on the computer once you post from the mobile app?
As long as there are no bids. Otherwise you can't edit your description, you can only add additional description. Funny thing is, I always list it using my PC but auction will state that I posted it using mobile app
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#457
The no final value fee is the real deal here!
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#458
Got a question

What if someone wins the auction but does not pay for it, but I send a second chance offer to the previous bidder

Will ebay charge me a final value fee for that?
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Quote from alochet View Post :
Got a question

What if someone wins the auction but does not pay for it, but I send a second chance offer to the previous bidder

Will ebay charge me a final value fee for that?
I don't think so since it's still considered the same auction. But I have no proof.
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Quote from alochet View Post :
Got a question

What if someone wins the auction but does not pay for it, but I send a second chance offer to the previous bidder

Will ebay charge me a final value fee for that?
you will get charged final value fee for both, but you can get a credit for the first final value fee by opening an unpaid item case
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Quote from fyu View Post :
I don't think so since it's still considered the same auction. But I have no proof.
A Second Chance Offer is presented as a completely separate listing, with its own item #, to the person who gets the offer. I wouldn't expect the SCO to be a freebie.

BTW, don't do the SCO until AFTER you complete the Unpaid Item process.
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#462
Just got my invoice. Not only did they charge me the final fee they also charged me the insertion fee! This was a scam. They deleted our emails so now I have no evidence to back up the fact that I actually received it. I can't believe it
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#463
Lesson one from doing these for the past few months is to ALWAYS forward the email to your regular email address. Ebay "mysteriously" always deletes it from your inbox after like 4 days.
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Quote from kdiggz View Post :
Just got my invoice. Not only did they charge me the final fee they also charged me the insertion fee! This was a scam. They deleted our emails so now I have no evidence to back up the fact that I actually received it. I can't believe it
Are you sure you met all of the criteria?
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Quote from moose1010 View Post :
Are you sure you met all of the criteria?
I just called them and it listed my item as 30 day fixed price auction instead of the 7 that I wanted so this was the reason for the issue. I did not even see the option in the mobile site to change how many days it is listed for. The default is 30 and then you would have to hit a down arrow to see the hidden menu to change the number of days. Very deceitful. They would not credit me and I will be contacting the BBB about this
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