EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1853 - August 14, 2008     2 of 3

Fee Changes Coming to eBay Motors

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eBay Motors is lowering insertion fees for all vehicle listings and is raising the "Successful Listing" fee next month. Beginning September 2, 2008, all members will qualify for free insertion fees on their first four vehicle listings with a Successful Listing fee of $125. Sellers who list more than four vehicles in a 12-month period will be charged a $20 insertion fee and a $100 Successful Listing Fee. Currently eBay charges sellers a $40 insertion fee and a $50 Successful Listing fee.

eBay said the fee changes will apply to listings in the Cars & Trucks, Boats, and all Other Vehicles categories. Vehicles listed in the Motorcycles and Powersports categories will follow the same structure, "but with slightly lower fees."

The effect of fee change is more dramatic in Canada, where eBay is also moving to the same new fee structure. Previously on eBay Motors Canada, there was a $4.25 listing fee and a $50 Successful Listing fee (Transaction Services Fee).

In February, eBay inked a deal with GM to allow its 3,900 certified used U.S. dealers to list on eBay Motors with no insertion fees. And in June, eBay launched the Certified Pre-Owned Showroom where shoppers could view pre-owned vehicle from Lexus, General Motors and Chrysler from dealers within their local area in a classified-ad format.

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