It is now free
to list your items in the Guitars and Basses category on eBay, and the Final Value Fee has been reduced to 3.5% with a cap of $350 for non-store sellers and $250 for Store subscribers.
eBay already provides sellers with a certain number of free listings on eBay. It isn't clear why it would pick one sub-category to completely do away with listing fees - thus the speculation on our part. (Is there something we're missing?)
You can read eBay's announcement
and its interview with Michael Mosser, general manager of Musical Instruments & Gear at eBay.
Not everyone believes free listings are a good idea - some sellers believe it makes the site too cluttered and provides sellers with no incentive to delete aging listings.
Let us know what you think of the zero-listing fee model in guitars (and why guitars?), and if you think such a move would play well across all eBay categories.