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Thu Dec 8 2016 13:01:00

Use Care when Listing from Saved eBay Templates

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I have saved templates on eBay. All are set to 30 day listings.

I am listing today for the first time in months. And it's a good thing that I pay attention to detail, because eBay is inserting "Good Til Cancelled" into my 30-day duration slot.

I've double checked my templates, they all have 30-days as the saved duration.

Please notify your members or else they may get caught in the fee-stacking by our money-grubbing overlord.
D.




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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Thu Dec 8 16:20:33 2016

This has been going on for a long time on Ebay.  It isn't always an extended period of time past what was saved in the original listing.  For me, I see it the most when I want to take a closed auction that didn't sell and turn it into a GTC listing.  I change it on the setup to GTC and as soon as I leave that field, it reverts back to 7 days.  Even when I've changed the type of listing from Auction to BIN.

Sometimes I have to change it 3 or 4 times to get it to stick.  For me, this has been happening for well over a year.

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by: eclectic trrader This user has validated their user name.

Fri Dec 9 14:12:56 2016

ditto on that observation. But it probably isn't inimical but incompetence, poor and sloppy coding is very evident in the quirky and sloppy way ebay listings can run. More like penny wise and pound foolish. Coding cost money, so patch and go forward.
That was the practice in my home state when it came to roads. You could ride down a checker board of patches, as long as you clenched your teeth to avoid dental damage.

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This user has validated their user name. by: bitbybit

Fri Dec 9 20:29:34 2016

@eclectic
you must be in Pennsylvania

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by: pittsburghpamom This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 12 08:51:13 2016

Undoubtedly in Pennsylvania.

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by: GotToGetOut This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 12 09:01:22 2016

Marie, same for me. It is very frustrating to revert a listing from auction of 7 days to BIN and have them not change the listing time to at least 30 days (why pay for a BIN for 7 days??) especially if I have used all of my included listings and I am paying for additional listings. Like you, I often can't just change it to 30 days or GTC -- I have to do it 2 or 3 times! I assume Ebay is trying to pump up their sales because no matter how many times you tell them of these "glitches" they don't get fixed if it doesn't affect their bottom line.

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by: comet This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 12 13:18:25 2016

This has  happened  to me  too--I  don't  generally  even USE  GTC  but I have found a few  things  I  tried Promo's  for  30 Days  that have  flipped----and  I  have a  terrible  time  with changing  things  like WEIGHTS  when  using a template---I  will have say  a heavy  weight  item  that I  use  the template  to  sell a lighter   item and the weight will keep flipping BACK  to  the heavy  weight--so  if  I  fail  to CATCH  this  I  can have an item  that SITS  because  potential  buyers  see  this  as a far  out of line  shipping--and  some  will contact  you  about  this but---some  will not.  And of course  the absurd  FeeBay  system  REFUSES  to let YOU see the shipping cost to a potential customer!  I  finally switched  the one  item I sell  all  the  time  to a FIXED SHIPPING  cost  that  covers  all areas  of  the country  and  Europe  via  their insane  Tracking  and other requirements--which  of  course do NOT track  past  Idlewild.   Sigh.  

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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 12 14:40:04 2016

Same here... GTC added in... Free Shipping Checked when  it was calculated to pay shipping from NY for large/heavy... took a bath as the bottom  feeders jump on stuff that costs MORE to SHIP than they pay.



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