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Fri Oct 13 2006 16:59:23

Classified Ads on eBay

By: Ina Steiner

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As reported in today's AuctionBytes Newsflash (LINK), many people don't realize that eBay had rolled out a classified ad format ("Ad Format") on eBay.com in February in certain categories. Listings appear on eBay alongside regular Auction-style and Buy it Now listings and are non-binding transactions.

For certain types of items, the Ad Format is beneficial to sellers, since they can make contact with many interested buyers, not just the highest bidder, and there are no commission fees. Sellers post an ad for $9.95 for a 30-day listing.

There's a grid of listing formats eBay offers here (LINK), and it's a good reminder of how many options sellers have, including "best offer." This chart doesn't mention eBay Express, but of course, qualified fixed-price listings would appear on eBay Express in addition to eBay.com or eBay Stores.

Alex Kazim, formerly senior vice president of new ventures at eBay, was responsible for launching eBay's international classifieds sites, Kijiji, and went to Skype "to take charge of several new business areas." (He now heads Skype.) Skype is much better suited to classifieds/local search than to eBay auctions, and it will be interesting to see if Kazim can figure out the Skype-eBay synergies.




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by: beyondthetreeline

Fri Oct 13 22:57:50 2006

Alex Kazim's first order of business at Skype should be to look at the calendar. eBay's acquisition of Skype closed successfully over one year ago. To date, with the exception of some randomly-assigned, and non-publically documented selling categories, Skype's influence on eBay.com is nowhere to be found. eBay has not disclosed any information on the future implementations of integrating Skype into all categories ubiquitously.

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by: beyondthetreeline

Sun Oct 15 02:55:05 2006

Musings on the eBay/Skype integration (or lack thereof) ...

http://blogs.ebay.com/beyondthetreeline/entry/Musings-on-the-eBay-Skyp
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by: tom

Sat Mar 10 06:54:49 2007

I would like to post to ebays classifieds and become an affiliate. What is there web address?

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by: Stephen

Thu Sep 13 23:33:32 2007

I have been looking for an hour at this and have yet to find out exactly where I can place my classified ad.  I read the info in the help section and expected to see a link to place an ad but no.

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by: Nikolai

Tue Nov 27 19:23:06 2007

I am with Stephen. Where can we place the ebay classified ads? A link to a page would be nice to have :) Thanks.

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by: Amazing Mobiles plc

Sat Dec 1 11:13:10 2007

If you would like to list in classified format. Just find an item like the one you wish sell (thats listed as classified ad) and then click ''sell similar'' on the item. This should take you to the listing page for the classified ad.

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http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Amazing-Mobiles-Pvt-Ltd

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This user has validated their user name. by: Bob

Sun Feb 10 22:31:53 2008

That doesn't work. Why is it such a mystery as to where the ebay classified link is located

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by: SilentJimdotcom

Mon Mar 10 15:26:04 2008

I've got a video on youtube about eBay classified ads that I think everyone will enjoy:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq7qcFdbQG0

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Thu Mar 20 14:05:39 2008

Gezz, and I thought this was a Britney, Nicole, and Brangelina-free zone.

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by: Tom

Mon May 19 11:46:32 2008

I posted a want add for a 1974 chrysler t&c wagoni have yet to find where my add can be seen by millions of people and hey i would like to see it myself where do i look? thanks Tom

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by: Jill Chang

Fri Sep 26 20:55:50 2008

AdsGlobe.com is a web 2.0 featured website and allows to post classified ads around the globe in most of the world cities and towns. Adsglobe.com offers advertising services to individuals and businesses in Jobs, Real Estate, Autos, Merchandise, Yellow Pages, Local Events, Personals, Services, Pets, Travel. http://www.adsglobe.com/

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by: phil

Thu Oct 2 00:35:47 2008

i cant find it either i think its an ''urban myth''. What do you guys think?

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by: steve

Sun Oct 5 09:54:12 2008

i must be stupide like the others. where is the link to place the ad ????

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by: roger403

Tue Oct 7 01:00:39 2008

Sounds familiar. I sent a support request email. They responded 2 days later explaining about the fee structure for classified ads. They totally ignored my question about how and were to place an ad. Something a bit sneaky going on here

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by: Dan

Sat Nov 1 01:58:39 2008

To list a classified ad--
First read the list of allowed categories and find the one you want. Then click on the 'sell' tab in 'my ebay'.  Then click on 'choose category', choose your category, and continue on to create your listing.

On the page 'create your listing' first scroll down to the choose how you'd like to sell your item area, and you should see a tab ' Classified Ad ' select it and you will see the page format change.

My question is.....does anyone know if I can link directly to my website?  It's not allowed in an auction or fixed price listing......the documentation for the classified ad format is completely lacking.

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by: roger

Thu Nov 27 12:09:03 2008

SCROLL DOWN TO CATEGORY EVERYTHING ELSE>INFORMATION PRODUCT>OTHER scroll down until you see
Choose how you like to sell your item
You see;online auction-fixed price-classified ad click on classified ad and from there you type your item info
fee 9.95 for 30days
good luck
Roger from Belgium

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by: Paden Barber

Thu Mar 12 16:55:55 2009

KIJIJI IS EBAY CLASSIFIEDS - ENJOY

http://www.kijiji.com

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by: Tawny

Sun Apr 12 22:11:32 2009

I followed the directions, I read the help sections and all that, I went here...when you scroll down to where it says how would you like to place your ad there is no other tabs. It only gives me the option for live auction and nothing else....I haven't yelled at my computer yet and I did today.

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by: vuego100

Tue May 12 05:11:18 2009

The classified ad tab will only show if you have picked a category that allows it. If you can't see it you need to choose a different category. They tend to be service categories.

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by: Don Driscoll

Mon Jun 22 11:46:39 2009

How do you place an ad on ebay? Why so much mystery? No-one has answered the question yet. Someone talks about choosing a classified ad category, but how do you find the categories?  Has anyone any idea why eBay hides information on classified ads?

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