eBay experienced another listing promotion snafu. eBay sent some users a promotion encouraging them to sell, but when recipients clicked on the link, they were confronted with a red warning messages telling them the promotion was by invitation only – even though they were clicking the link included in their invitation (“Unfortunately, this promotional offer is by invitation only.”)
The original invitation stated: “Your Ebay Bucks are just a click away. Sell and earn $20 Ebay Bucks. List by 4/15. Activate now.”
The invitation explained that sellers had to activate the promotion, which applies to items listed by the 15th and sell between 4/15 and 4/25.
An eBay moderator responded to users who were discussing the failed promotion on the discussion boards. “A second email was sent with a working link. Did you receive a second email on this topic in the last hour,” the moderator asked.
Happily, sellers responded stating the link in the second email eBay sent them worked. eBay has experienced a number of snafus with promotions of late.