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eBay UK Runs Sale on Final Value Fees

eBay is running a promotion in the UK in which sellers can list up to 40 listings and pay no insertion fees – and if any of the items sell, pay 50% of the regular final value fee. Sellers must opt in in order to take advantage of the promotion.

The promo applies to both auction and fixed-price listings, but only Private (casual) sellers can participate. While eBay frequently runs promotions for private sellers, it’s usually for free listings only, making this promotion more attractive thanks to the savings in commission fees.

The email invitation has a Halloween theme with the subject line, “Happy Halloween! It’s a great time to sell on eBay.” It contains suggestions of things to list including scary movies, house decorations, outdoor decorations, and kids costumes. It then states, “Nothing spooky to sell? No problem – the average home has 4,000 pounds in unwanted items.”

Among some of the key points, eBay explains:

“The promotion is valid for the first 40 listings only which go live during the promotion period (or were previously scheduled to go live during the promotion period) on eBay.co.uk using the auction-style, auction-style with Buy it now option, or fixed price formats, in an eligible category.

“An eligible item previously scheduled to go live during the promotional period will qualify for the promotion only if you have opted in to the promotion before the listing starts.

“Free listings in this promotion do not count towards your monthly 20 free listings.”

The eBay UK promotion kicked off on October 10th and runs through Thursday, October 15th. All other fees apply, see eBay UK website for details and restrictions.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.