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eBay exclusive invitation – £0 insertion fees – 5-6 October

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Email exclusive invitation.

Create up to 200 listing(s) (with a starting price of £1 or more) in an eligible category using the auction-style format and you won’t pay an insertion fee for each listing during the promotion period when you actively opt in to the promotion via the RSVP link shown in the marketing communication.

Feature fees and final value fees will still apply. The number of listings eligible under this promotion is limited to a maximum of 200 listings for sellers without listing restrictions or less where seller restrictions apply.

Who is eligible?

eBay.co.uk registered private sellers who have been invited to participate by email and actively opt in to the promotion via the RSVP link shown in the marketing communication. Participation is linked to the invited seller’s account and is not transferable. To take part in this promotion, sellers must be registered as resident in the UK

When is it?

Saturday 5 October from 00:00:01 until Sunday 6 October 2013 23:59:59 local UK time.

Full Terms and Conditions

Time to check yours emails 🙂

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De-cluttering the house – eBay, car boot sale, charity shop

A few months back we found ourselves facing a huge challenge – we had to make our 4th bedroom usable. You may think “ok, so what’s a big deal?” The big deal was that we bought the house over 5 years ago and never used it, which means this bedroom became a dumping ground for all the stuff which we were not sure what to do with, spare items, seasonal items etc etc

This is just one corner of the room

This is just one corner of the room

The job was huge; huge to the point that I had to request help from my cousin Kate. She come for a week and yes, we did some “cleaning” and sorting but it wasn’t even close enough to what we should have done. We still were not able to enter the room freely, not to mention that there was still nowhere near enough free space to put a bed in. So Kate came and left and we were still left with a room, now half full of clutter.

Next help came in a  form of my sisters partner… he is much more strict with getting rid of stuff so we sorted out some more of our beloved belongs… but he left and we still had room full of stuff and the impending deadline for our bedroom to be usable and finished. It seemed as if the more we tidied the more stuff appeared, and everything we wanted to keep and thus found a new home for merely displaced some other stuff, that ended up in the fourth bedroom, it was a catch 22 in the making.

Then good fortune smiled on us and Roman (my sister boyfriend) returned to us a few weeks later. This time we had a plan to sort out everything. The plan was to make the room totally empty ready for painting and decorating. This plan was good and our execution was going rather well. So what was the plan? Basically we decided to split all “magic” items in this room into a select few groups:

  • eBay – things which we didn’t want but had some high value and were saleable
  • Car boot sale – all items which could bring us some small money and we thought may sell
  • Charity – all items which were in good condition but unsuitable for eBay or car boot due to size for example
  • Keep – this group had some restriction, we only kept things which had some personal value for us or could be classified as sentimental value items… everything else had to go into one of the other groups, simply put as we needed the space
  • Loft – we kept seasonal or same spare items which we would most likely need in the future, like few new kettles, which aren’t needed at this moment but one day they will
  • The tip – everything else which didn’t quite make any of other 5 categories, due to missing parts or bits broken.
Our Car Boot Sale Store

Our Car Boot Sale Store

So one Saturday we packed the car and off we went to sell our treasures at the car boot sale. The day was rather nice so sales were going pretty well. We made almost £100 and got rid of half of our load. On the way home we left all that didn’t sell at the car boot at the charity shop (we specially picked a Saturday car boot sale so we could do that). We returned home and packed the car with charity shop items and tip stuff. A mere 1 hour later we return home with an empty car.

Our room was finally clean and ready for its make-over. I feel so happy that this monstrous task is finally behind us. I am sad that I had to say good bye to so many things, but it had to be done!

Are you a collector or you are keeping a rather minimalistic approach to stuff?

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eBay.co.uk – Zero insertion fees – 7-8 September

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Between 7-8 September 2013, private sellers who list up to 100 auction-style listing(s) at a starting price of £1.00 or more in an eligible category on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an insertion fee*. Additional listing fees still apply e.g. for adding subtitles.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

For inspiration on what to sell, check out our eBay House.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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eBay.co.uk – Zero insertion fees – 24-25-26 August

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On Saturday 24 August 2013 until Monday 26 August 2013 (local UK time), eBay.co.uk registered Private Sellers (subject to the below mentioned seller restrictions) who list up to 100 listing(s) (with a starting price of £1 or more) in an eligible category using the Auction-style format on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an Insertion Fee per listing.

Feature fees will still apply. The number of listings eligible under this promotion is limited to a maximum of 100 listings for sellers without listing restrictions or less where seller restrictions apply.

Items listed using professional tools, such as (but not limited to), Turbo Lister and Selling Manager Pro, are excluded. Items will only be eligible for this promotion if they are listed with the Quick Sell or Advanced Sell (Sell Your Item) forms, the new Quick Listing Tool or the eBay iPhone, eBay iPad, eBay Android, eBay Blackberry and eBay Windows Phone applications.

To take part in this promotion, sellers must be registered as resident in the UK.

Source eBay.co.uk

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eBay.co.uk – Zero insertion fees TODAY ONLY 15 August

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On Thursday 15 August 2013 (local UK time), eBay.co.uk registered Private Sellers (subject to the below mentioned seller restrictions) who list up to 100 listing(s) (with a starting price of £1 or more) in an eligible category using the 10-day auction-style listing format, starting on Thursday 15 August 2013 and ending on Sunday 25 August 2013 on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an Insertion Fee per listing.

Feature fees will still apply. The number of listings eligible under this promotion is limited to a maximum of 100 listings for sellers without listing restrictions or less where seller restrictions apply.

Items listed using professional tools, such as (but not limited to), Turbo Lister and Selling Manager Pro, are excluded. Items will only be eligible for this promotion if they are listed with the Quick Sell or Advanced Sell (Sell Your Item) forms, the new Quick Listing Tool or the eBay iPhone, eBay iPad, eBay Android, eBay Blackberry and eBay Windows Phone applications.

To take part in this promotion, sellers must be registered as resident in the UK

Terms and conditions apply

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eBay.co.uk – Zero insertion fees 10-11 August

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On Saturday 10 August 2013 until Sunday 11 August 2013 (local UK time), eBay.co.uk registered Private Sellers (subject to the below mentioned seller restrictions) who list up to 100 listing(s) (with a starting price of £1 or more) in an eligible category using the Auction-style format on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an Insertion Fee per listing.

Feature fees will still apply. The number of listings eligible under this promotion is limited to a maximum of 100 listings for sellers without listing restrictions or less where seller restrictions apply.

Items listed using professional tools, such as (but not limited to), Turbo Lister and Selling Manager Pro, are excluded. Items will only be eligible for this promotion if they are listed with the Quick Sell or Advanced Sell (Sell Your Item) forms, the new Quick Listing Tool or the eBay iPhone, eBay iPad, eBay Android, eBay Blackberry and eBay Windows Phone applications.

To take part in this promotion, sellers must be registered as resident in the UK.*

And don’t forget about free pictures!

*Source Ebay

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eBay.co.uk – Free Photos from 1 August

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From 1 August 2013, you’ll be able to upload up to 12 pictures to each of your listings free of charge on eBay.co.uk.

Picture Pack will also become free from 1 August until 31 August 2013 when it will no longer be available. You’ll still be able to enhance your listings by purchasing Supersize which will remain at the same price as before.

Using more pictures makes your listing more attractive to buyers, so make the most of this opportunity to improve your listings with additional pictures.

Find out how to upload pictures to your listings and comply with eBay’s new picture standards. For more helpful hints, use the top tips for taking great photos guide*

This is great news! I list a lot on eBay and many times, despite using their free insertion offer, I still had to pay for additional pictures. Buyers love looking at pictures of the items they might potentially buy/win and most of the time one picture just isn’t enough. Now, this will no longer be a costly problem.

From today if you use the insertion free offer and don’t go mad for any other upgrades for your listing it should be totally free… all you have to worry about is the final fee bill.

There are a few rules which have to be kept in mind while taking pictures for eBay:**

Size of your picture:

A picture size of 1600 pixels on the longest side. This helps to make sure the zoom and enlarge features can be used to give buyers a good look at the item. 

You don’t compress the picture before uploading it to eBay.

Each picture file size is 7MB or less.

No borders, text or artwork!

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A recent study on eBay.com showed on average that listings with better picture quality are 5% more likely to sell.

Optimise for mobile – Clear images without graffiti and borders make it easier for shoppers to see the item on mobile device screens

No picture, no listing!

For the best possible listing quality, upload detailed, close-up pictures from different angles. A study on eBay.com showed on average, sellers who list with 2 pictures are 7% more likely to sell and are 3% more likely to sell with each additional picture added to a listing.

No stock pictures!

Don’t forget  it’s also important not to use stock pictures for used item listings as this can mislead buyers as to what they’re really getting. By listing pictures of the actual item you’re selling, you can better communicate the item’s condition and manage buyer expectations. However, this doesn’t apply to refurbished items for which you can use stock pictures.

*Source Ebay.co.uk

** Source eBay Picture Standards

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eBay.co.uk – Zero insertion fees 27-28 July

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I am sorry this announcement is so late, but couldn’t get into my dashboard to post it.

On 27-28 July 2013, private sellers who list up to 100 auction-style listing(s) at a starting price of £1.00 or more in an eligible category on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an insertion fee*. Additional listing fees still apply e.g. for adding extra photos.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

For inspiration on what to sell, check out our eBay House.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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eBay.co.uk – Zero insertion fees 13-14 July

And here we go again, yet another special offer …

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On 13-14 July 2013, private sellers who list up to 100 auction-style listing(s) at a starting price of £1.00 or more in an eligible category on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an insertion fee*. Additional listing fees still apply e.g. for adding extra photos.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

For inspiration on what to sell, check out our eBay House.

*Terms and conditions apply.

 

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eBay.co.uk – Zero insertion fees 6-7 July – exclusive invitation

Today at 2am I received an exclusive invitation from eBay.

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YOU’RE SPECIAL
 

We’d like to offer you £0 insertion fees on up to 200 listings or to your selling allowance limit, whichever is less, between 6-7 July using ANY selling tools. It’s our way of saying thanks for being such a valued eBay seller. To take advantage of this offer just click ‘Activate Now’.

How cool is that!

This is an email invitation and it needs to be activated, so check your emails guys 🙂

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