eBay ran a 3-day promotion giving sellers a 25% commission discount from September 1 – 3rd. Now it’s running the same promotion for 6 more days, from September 4 through the 9th. Both promos were by invitation only, and it appears there is some overlap in whom eBay invited to participate.
A reader said facetiously (we think) that there were two schools of thought on why eBay decided to re-run the promo: one was, “WOW! That generated a lot of business,” and the other was, “OMG! Nobody’s paying attention to the promo!”
Here’s an (identical) excerpt from the promotions:
“Invited sellers (“Sellers”) who activate the offer and then create a listing in the fixed price, auction-style, or auction-style with Buy It Now format, will receive a 25% discount on final value fees (collectively referred to as “Promotion”) for up to 100 sold items that are listed during the Promotion Period as defined below.”
Interestingly the promotion does not apply to insertion fees.
If you’re invited to participate, be sure to read the fine print, and note that you must activate the promotion.