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Pandoraskids
1st June 2011, 07:36
Received in an email overnight :)


On 4 and 5 June 2011

Open to all users (except business sellers and below standards sellers)

Valid for auction-style listings with any starting price

Items listed using professional tools are excluded

Items will only be eligible for this promotion if they are listed with the Quick Sell or Advanced Sell (Sell Your Item) forms or the eBay iPhone application


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The eBay Team




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mhoc
1st June 2011, 11:25
I've written myself a timetable :D

Wednesday 1st June
- finish packing and taking last weekends and Tuesday parcels to the PO.
- tidy the photo collection, delete things sold and posted off. Make sure photos are in the correct folders.
Thursday 2nd June
Relist or list things with a 99p starting price for 10 days so everything finishes on June 12th. Or for 3 days so if they don’t sell you can relist on free listing Sunday with a better start price, quicker than starting a listing from scratch.
Friday 3rd June
Post office for the 3rd time this week to post out the stragglers.
Friday 3rd and/or 4th June – take some new photos and load them on the computer
Saturday 4th and 5th – free listing weekend. Relist larger value starting priced things that did not sell last weekend for 7 days plus anything else you have managed to photograph.
Finally finish ebaying and treat yourself to a large glass of Turners Road while watching Countryfile :clap2:

Pandoraskids
1st June 2011, 12:13
Sounds like a plan, Mhoc :D

Mosaic
1st June 2011, 14:38
These free listing weekends seem to be coming more often - do you think ebay are having problems? Lol

Pandoraskids
1st June 2011, 20:01
Just checking Mhoc - I can have a large glass of Turner's EVERY day, can't I? If not, I've cheated already :rofl:

mhoc
2nd June 2011, 09:02
Just checking Mhoc - I can have a large glass of Turner's EVERY day, can't I? If not, I've cheated already :rofl:

No def not, no drinking now until Sunday evening :D

If you are trying to take photos they come out at strange angles and trying to list something its impossible even after one glass. So you have to stay clear headed and focused now until you have got everything listed :clap2:

dtm15
4th June 2011, 00:15
Its a pity that business sellers can't take advantage of these free listing weekends, they used to save me a fair bit in listing fees!

mhoc
12th June 2011, 18:27
Is everybody else looking like having a damp sqid for sales finishing on ebay this evening?

I've got 2 just finished and then there are just 3 with bids on finishing later on, total so far about £30 :mad: I had one item sell in Amazon on Friday so might be just the 6 sales over the weekend :(

dtm15
12th June 2011, 22:28
Is everybody else looking like having a damp sqid for sales finishing on ebay this evening?

I've got 2 just finished and then there are just 3 with bids on finishing later on, total so far about £30 :mad: I had one item sell in Amazon on Friday so might be just the 6 sales over the weekend :(


No sales have been very good for me. It was quiet in April but since May 1st it has been excellent for this time of year :)

Ladyshopper
12th June 2011, 23:14
I only had clothing on, put 23 items on there and only sold 5. I think possibly my p&p was a little high, but as first time selling in at least 2 years, possibly 3 (and not really selling clothing before) it was a bit of a guess what to put.

Also, as I have had a few items not arrive for me recently I decided to do all but the very cheapest items as recorded delivery. However, I did put 2nd class recorded, so if I over-estimated postage too much will upgrade to 1st class recorded.

Annoyed with myself as totally forgot I had an energy monitor to sell. Never mind, can do that next time, and do a bit of research into what to put in advert, postage cost etc.

Spottiswoode
13th June 2011, 10:04
I only had clothing on, put 23 items on there and only sold 5. I think possibly my p&p was a little high, but as first time selling in at least 2 years, possibly 3 (and not really selling clothing before) it was a bit of a guess what to put.

Also, as I have had a few items not arrive for me recently I decided to do all but the very cheapest items as recorded delivery. However, I did put 2nd class recorded, so if I over-estimated postage too much will upgrade to 1st class recorded.

Annoyed with myself as totally forgot I had an energy monitor to sell. Never mind, can do that next time, and do a bit of research into what to put in advert, postage cost etc.

I sold one last week for £26 :D

mhoc
13th June 2011, 10:09
For clothing I think you can put up to £4 postage and some people put the maximum which I think is too much unless the item is brand new or very heavy or needs specialist wrapping.

I tend to just do first class postage as people love to get their packages as early as possible. I charge £3 for postage - most of my parcels are between 250g and 500g so 1st class is £1.96. The extra covers the cost of wrapping materials etc. I also offer 1st calls recorded signed for which is an additional 77p and 2nd class postage for £2.80

Ladyshopper
13th June 2011, 18:06
My postage wasn't far off actually, in fact was probably a bit cheap on 1 item in particular, but never mind!

One person managed to pay twice this morning, so refunded one of her payments, assume that was the correct thing to do? She has left me feedback this afternoon saying honest ebayer, so I guess it was!!

Spottiswode do you have the link to your finished energy monitor to give me an idea of what to put in advert?

Have also had to open a dispute, had an item not arrive that I bought on 24th May, so have given it plenty of time. Sent messages and agreed to wait whilst it was "chased up with post office", sent message on Saturday saying it still hasn't arrived, and she hasn't responded. I can't see the problem with her refunding, it was only a 99p item, and surely she'll get her money back from Post Office?

mhoc
13th June 2011, 20:33
Have also had to open a dispute, had an item not arrive that I bought on 24th May, so have given it plenty of time. Sent messages and agreed to wait whilst it was "chased up with post office", sent message on Saturday saying it still hasn't arrived, and she hasn't responded. I can't see the problem with her refunding, it was only a 99p item, and surely she'll get her money back from Post Office?

The seller will need to complete a lost UK parcel form which she can get from the PO but she can also download it from the Royal mail website. She can complete this 15 working days after the parcel is posted and she needs the receipt and as many details as possible.

She can then refund you your money.

Sadly though when the seller sends off the lost parcel form and then waits about a month for a reply all the PO will do is send her a photcopied letter and a book of stamps

Spottiswoode
13th June 2011, 23:48
Link removed :)
I will remove link in morning as it takes you to my ebay account and not sure that is allowed on here.

Ladyshopper
13th June 2011, 23:58
Thanks Spotti. Mine is an npower one, no idea if they are as popular?

Makes me laugh that they're trying to monitor your usage to save you money, yet they also use mains power. Perhaps its just me having an odd sense of humour in finding that funny!

dtm15
14th June 2011, 01:19
Thanks Spotti. Mine is an npower one, no idea if they are as popular?

Makes me laugh that they're trying to monitor your usage to save you money, yet they also use mains power. Perhaps its just me having an odd sense of humour in finding that funny!


No your not alone, I find it amusing as well and also the fact that its a company that makes money by selling you electricity and gas that has sent you a product to try and help you reduce your use of the product they make money selling to you. Can you imagine Tesco sending free products to customers to help them reduce the amount they spend on groceries. :o