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eBay Lowers Fees – But Only in One Music Subcategory

eBay is making it free to list guitars for sales on its marketplace and is lowering the commission fees to 3.5 percent. This is not a promo, it’s a permanent category pricing change in what it calls a competitive category. eBay published the following post on the Seller News announcement board:

Sellers, have you heard? eBay is lowering Final Value Fees, offering zero insertion fees and guaranteeing you’ll get a trending price* on all guitars and related accessories.

We’re serious about making eBay THE place to buy and sell guitars. This is not a promotional offer; this a category pricing change designed to help you sell more in the competitive guitar category.

Here’s why you should sell your guitars, basses, effects pedals, amps and other guitar gear on eBay:

  • eBay is known as a market leader in new and used musical equipment
  • 169 million buyers are searching eBay for items like yours
  • 259,000 searches for guitars on eBay every day
  • 5 guitars or guitar accessories sell every minute on eBay

To get all the details, read more here.

*Get the trending price for you qualifying guitar, or get the difference in a coupon. $350 max fee.

Source: eBay Announcement Board Post

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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). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.